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.
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
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.
Rabbi Howard Jaffe at email@example.com
Rabbi Jill Perlman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantor Lisa Doob at email@example.com
Synagogue Website: http://www.templeisaiah.net/