Breastfeeding at: Israel Center of Conservative Judaism, Queens, NY

Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in Queens, New York, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is permitted “if necessary”.

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 (or ask someone to get it for you)-the room (located on the main floor near the entrance) is kept locked.  The rabbis is currently a nursing mother herself, and happy to share her space.  There is a pack and play as well as toys in her office. There are also comfortable chairs there, where one can put their feet up there.

Other Information:

No information about breastfeeding policy is publicized.

“We are a very heimish place. If a nursing mother came to shul on Shabbat, someone could literally get the rabbi’s attention, and her office would be opened for the mother to nurse. ”

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables in the women’s bathroom.  Strollers can be left anywhere that is convenient.  There is space to keep a child’s needed supplies.  Children, their toys, books and strollers are always welcome in the main service.


This synagogue received a rating of “Great, could barely be better- 1” out of 7, where 1 is the best rating and 7 is the worst.

Contact Information:

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin at

Synagogue Website:


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