Kehillat Lev Shalem- Woodstock Jewish Congregation, in Woodstock, New York, USA
Nursing in the Sanctuary:
Breastfeeding is permitted in the service. “Members have invited us to come to services with our little kids — they had to know it would happen.”
Private Nursing Locations:
There is no private breastfeeding location.
No information is publicized about the synagogue policy on breastfeeding.
“Most people in the synagogue are fairly progressive. I do notice that because I am still BFing my 2-y-o, some people kind of look surprised when they see us — but also he doesn’t nurse that often any more so it doesn’t happen all that often.”
General Child Friendliness:
There is a changing table in the Women’s bathrooms, and in the Men’s bathrooms. There is no stroller parking or space for kids’ stuff.
“They do a great job of having alternative programming for kids during main services. I’ve always felt that I can bring my kids to services, but if they are unruly people do talk to them about it. (Not in a stern/punishing way, but asking them to behave.)”
I have no information about bottlefeeding at this synagogue. If you do, please do share it!
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 Aura Bartfeld Ahuvia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Synagogue website: http://www.wjcshul.org/