Breastfeeding at: Congregation Etz Chaim, Kew Gardens Hills (Queens), NY

Congregation Etz Chaim in Kew Gardens Hills (Queens), New York, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It may or may not be permitted, but it does not feel welcome.

Private Nursing Locations:

There is no nursing room.  However, one may use the rabbi’s study to breastfeed, although you need to get a key from the rabbi in order to do so- the room (located near the upstairs women’s balcony) is kept locked.  Furthermore, “The room is in complete disarray. [The Respondent] needed to move stuff around and bring in a chair. ”

Other Information:

No information about breastfeeding policy is publicized.

 

General Child Friendliness:

There are no changing tables available.  Strollers are generally left in a long corridor next to the entrance of the synagogue.  The is no place to keep a child’s needed supplies.

Wrap-Up:

This synagogue received a rating of “Lousy but tolerable for whatever reasons- 5” out of 7, where 1 is the best rating and 7 is the worst.

Contact Information:

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg  via the website: http://www.etzchaimkgh.org/shul/askrabbi2013.php

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

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