Breastfeeding at The Harlem Minyan, Manhattan, NY

The Harlem Minyan in Manhattan, New York, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is permitted and welcome.  “Welcomed and encouraged. This minyan was founded on egalitarian, feminist and family-friendly principles, and nursing is a part of those principles.”

Private Nursing Locations:

This minyan doesn’t have a permanent space, so it depends on where they are each meeting.  Some of the spaces have rooms that can be used, but mostly women nurse in the room where prayer s happening.

Other Information:

No formal policy is found on the minyan’s materials.

Nursing is welcomed by this community, they are very positive about it.   “Most of the members have nursed their kids, and are supportive of whatever works best in each family.”

Genera Child Friendliness:

Changing table access depends on the space being used.   All the spaces have room for strollers and space for children’s needed supplies.

In the main service “Children are encouraged to stay for Kabbalat Shabbat. There is then a children’s group during the speech and Maariv. Often children stay, but we do ask for them to be quiet during the speech.”  This community  is mostly comprised of families with small kids, so there is a lot of understanding about children’s needs.

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:

Leadership at theharlemminyan@gmail.com

There is no synagogue Website, but their facebook is here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Harlem-Minyan/387599511341881

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