Young Israel in Bayswater, NY, USA
Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:
Breastfeeding is not permitted in the sanctuary. A nursing mother has been told to either nurse in the bathroom or to go home. It is not a welcoming atmosphere for breastfeeding.
Private Nursing Locations:
There is no private location for breastfeeding.
There is no information posted about synagogue policy about breastfeeding, either in the building or on the website or bulletin.
General Child Friendliness:
There is a changing table in the women’s bathroom. Strollers may be parked outside, but are not allowed in the building.
This synagogue received a rating of “Horrid, I’ll never go back with a breastfeeding baby ever- 7” out of 7, where 1 is the best rating, and 7 is the worst.
Rabbi Eliezer Feuer at
Synagogue website: http://www.yiwb.org/