Beth Tfiloh, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Breastfeeding in the sanctuary:
Breastfeeding n services seems to be permitted- it has been done where the rabbi could see it, at least in the chapel service. It may or may not feel comfortable to do so- experiences have differed.
There are some choices regarding private nursing locations in this synagogue. One rabbi offers his office as a nursing location for those who ask where to breastfeed (providing a key-code to enter). There is also a bench in the ladies lounge that has been used for breastfeeding. On the Yamim Nora’im (High Holy Days), a conference room s made private and designated as a nursing room for mothers and babies, and off-limits to everyone else.
There is no posted information about breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding was treated matter-of-factly and somewhat well accommodated.
General Child friendliness:
Changing tables are available n both women’s and men’s bathrooms. There is stroller parking in the coatroom, but no place to put children’s needed supplies.
There are several services in this synagogue. In the chapel service, some people are not welcoming of moderate child noise, and make their displeasure clear.
General rating: As a whole, this shul received a rating of: Okay, just workable enough- 4 out of 7 rating (where 1 is the best, 7 the worst)
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg 410 486-1900
Rabbi Chai Posner 410-413-2219
Rabbi Jonathan Gross 410-413-2213
The synagogue website: http://www.bethtfiloh.com/