The DC Minyan, in Washington DC, USA
Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:
It is unclear whether it is permitted because “everyone who nurses seems to do so in the lobby”.
Private Nursing Locations:
There is no designated nursing room/space, but private nursing can be done in the preschool classrooms, upstairs.
The lobby seems to be the popular choice though. (Apparently Very popular, as this is a community with a lot of babies and lot of breastfeeding.) The lobby has a number of couches and comfortable chairs. Most people use nursing covers.
The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.
The community is supportive and positive about breastfeeding in general.
General Child Friendliness:
There are changing tables available in the women’s bathroom and the men’s bathrooms. People leave strollers in the lobby, were they take up quite a bit of the space. There is room for kids’ supplies.
People would like children and babies in the main service to be quieter than they are, as there are “many, many, many young children and babies”. There are also several age groupings for children’s services.
Bottlefeeding is also welcomed and comfortable at this minyan.
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.
Synagogue Website: http://www.dcminyan.org