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.
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.
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 Alexander Davis
Rabbi Avi Olitzky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Shorashim and Young Families Engagement at email@example.com;
Or via the website: http://www.bethelsynagogue.org/pages/email.php?to=ad
Synagogue Website: http://www.bethelsynagogue.org/