Breastfeeding at: Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park, MN

Beth El Synagogue, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is permitted.  People “feel very comfortable nursing anywhere in the synagogue”.

Private Nursing Locations:

There is a Nursing Room next to the main sanctuary.  It is labelled.  It contains “two chairs, a bathroom, and a changing table”, and is accessible on Shabbat and during the week.

Other Information:

The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.

The community is “positive and accommodating” to breastfeeding.

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables available in the women’s bathrooms, the men’s bathrooms, the family/children’s bathroom, and in the nursing room.  There is stroller parking, and space for kids toys and diaper bags (but not a fridge for pumped milk), in the coat closet area.

Children in the main service are “Very welcomed. We have Shabbat friendly toy bags available for young children and a quiet room connected to the sanctuary with viewing access to services”

Bottle feeding is regarded as “just as positive as breast feeding” in this community.

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 Alexander Davis

Rabbi Avi Olitzky at aolitzky@bethelsynagogue.org

Director of Shorashim and Young Families Engagement at aawend@bethelsynagogue.org;

Or via the website:  http://www.bethelsynagogue.org/pages/email.php?to=ad

Synagogue Website: http://www.bethelsynagogue.org/

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2 thoughts on “Breastfeeding at: Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park, MN”

  1. Thank you for the information about our synagogue! Please correct the spelling for Rabbi Olitzky at the bottom of the article. Thank you!

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