Breastfeeding at: Temple Beth El, Rochester, NY

Temple Beth El in Rochester, New York, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It may or may not be permitted.  It is not done/hasn’t been seen.

Private Nursing Locations:

There is space to nurse more privately in the women’s bathroom lounge.  It is not labeled, but is found in the women’s bathroom near the sanctuary.  It contains 1 wicker sofa and a changing table.

Other Information:

No information about breastfeeding policy is publicized.

The community seems uncomfortable with public breastfeeding in general, with nursing mothers often looking uncomfortable.

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables available in both the women’s and the men’s bathrooms.  The is no set place to keep a stroller or a child’s needed supplies.

Children are tolerated well in the main service.  This piece of guidance about chldren is from the synagogue website: ” We are always happy to welcome children at Temple Beth El.  Please leave “noisy” toys at home.  Additionally, writing and coloring is not permitted on the Sabbath, so please leave coloring books, crayons, markers, etc. at home.  If you child gets restless, feel free to step outside the sanctuary with him/her.  The library is usually open and is a common place where parents bring children who need to stretch their legs.”

Wrap-Up:

This synagogue has not yet received a rating.

Contact Information:

Rabbi Leonardo Bitran at lbitran@tberochester.org

Hazzan Martin Leubitz at mleubitz@tberochester.org

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

This review was submitted by a supporter who lacks personal nursing experience at this synagogue.  Please, if you have breastfed here, help me to fill in the gaps:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1skGeYXiz85Ej5oWCL05uv5Ykf9uNvG08vfrx2–AHLM/viewform

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