Flatbush Park Jewish Center, in (Mill Basin) Brooklyn, New York, USA
Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:
It may or may not be permitted.
Private Nursing Locations:
There is no designated nursing room/space, but “It is a very large shul with many private areas”. So it is possible to find a private space, but there is no space set up to make breastfeeding easy. Basically, you’re forging your own path, there.
The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.
General Child Friendliness:
There are no changing tables available . People leave strollers in the lobby. There is space for diaper bags and toys, but no set up for pumped breastmilk.
Children are welcome in the main service as long as they are not being disruptive. I don’t know what disruptive means in this community, in terms of how much noise/movement that involves.
This community is “fairly blasé” about bottle feeding.
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.
Rabbi Yisroel Perelson
Synagogue Website: http://www.fpjc.org/