Breastfeeding at: BMH-BJ (The Denver Synagogue), Denver, CO

BMH-BJ, in Denver, Colorado, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is uncertain if nursing is permitted in the sanctuary, although it has been done in a baby carrier.

Private Nursing Locations:

The library is offered as a space for breastfeeding, although it is not precisely private.  It is, however, marked as a library, and it is near the entrance of the building, which ought to make it relatively easy to find.  There is also a cry room that has been used for the purpose of nursing.

Other Information:

Breastfeeding information is available in the synagogue bulletin,  (Hurray!  I don’t see this often, so I’m excited to be able to write that sentence.)

Nursing at other synagogue events is comfortable.

General Child Friendliness:

Changing tables are available in the women’s bathrooms and the childcare classrooms.  There is no place to put strollers.  Kids’ supplies can be left in the coat room.

The sanctuary is open to kids, including running around and their presence on the bima, as long as they are relatively quiet.  The clergy are flexible and seem to work with individual families to do what is right for them.

Wrap-Up:

This synagogue received the rating of “Alright, it works pretty well- 3” out of 7, where 1 is the best rating, and 7 the worst.

Contact Information:

Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky at rabbichai@thedenversynagogue.org

Cantor Joel Lichterman at jlichterman@thedenversynagogue.org

Synagogue Website: http://www.thedenversynagogue.org/

(303) 388-4203

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