Breastfeeding at: Congregation Beth Aaron, Teaneck, NJ

Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It seems that nursing with a cover is likely permitted, but nursing without a cover would probably at least be uncomfortable, and might not be allowed.

Private Nursing Locations:

There is a nursing room, called the Mother-Baby Room, in the basement, near the classrooms and nursery/play area.  The room is labeled.  The room contains 2 glider/rocker chairs.

Other Information:

No information about breastfeeding policy is publicized.

Nursing in the rest of the synagogue is acceptable and even encouraged, as long as a cover is used and there is scrupulous attention to modesty and coverage of the breast.

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables in both the women’s and the men’s  bathrooms.  There is stroller parking outside, with a police officer on duty nearby.   There is storage space in the coat closet to keep children’s supplies.

Children are expected to be quiet and to maintain decorum while in the main service.  Otherwise, they are encouraged to attend the children’s programming.

Wrap-Up:

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

Contact Information:

Rabbi Laurence Rothwachs at lrothwachs@gmail.com

Synagogue website: bethaaron.org

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