Breastfeeding at: Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA, USA

Temple Isaiah in Lexington, Massachussetts, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is permitted.  “I know it’s permitted because I have nursed my son on numerous occasions, and nobody has ever said I can’t. I nurse without a cover… it seemed like a total non-event.”  

Private Nursing Locations:

There is no designated nursing room/space, but you can use a classroom or office. They are, of course, “not labelled, but you can ask one of the rabbis.  These rooms are on the main floor.

Other Information:

The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.

The community is supportive and positive about breastfeeding- it is basically a non-event, no one even bats an eye.

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables available in the women’s bathroom, the men’s bathrooms, the family/children’s bathroom, and the gender neutral bathroom.   There is space for strollers.

I have no information about space/places for children’s supplies, attitudes toward babies or children in the main service, or attitudes toward bottle-feeding.  If you do, please tell us- either in a comment or (even better), by filling out a questionnaire:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1skGeYXiz85Ej5oWCL05uv5Ykf9uNvG08vfrx2–AHLM/viewform

Wrap-Up:

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 Howard Jaffe at rabbijaffe@templeisaiah.net

Rabbi Jill Perlman at rabbiperlman@templeisaiah.net

Cantor Lisa Doob at cantor@templeisaiah.net

Synagogue Website: http://www.templeisaiah.net/

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