Kesher Zion Synagogue in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:
It is permitted. While there is no formal policy, the synagogue is very friendly to families and children.
Private Nursing Locations:
There is a dedicated private nursing space next to the sanctuary. There is comfortable seating inside. The synagogue has an elevator, making spaces accessible to parents in wheelchairs and with other mobility aids.
The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.
General Child Friendliness:
There is a changing table available in the family/children’s bathroom. There is enough space for children’s needed supplies.
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The attitude toward children in the main service is very friendly: “KZ loves having children in the main sanctuary! We have toys and books out for them. Children are included in the service and congregants go out of their way to help. The rabbis stroller tire was flat on Rosh Hashanah and a congregant fixed the tire. When her child ran across the bimah on yk everyone smiled and told her it was nice to have more life in the service. No one complained.”
This synagogue received a rating of “Good, could make small improvements- 2” out of 7, where 1 is the best rating and 7 is the worst.
Rabbi Rachel Schwartz
Contact via the website: http://www.kesherzion.org/#!contact/c1swq
Synagogue Website: http://www.kesherzion.org/