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Breastfeeding at: Young Israel, Oak Park, MI

Young Israel, in Oak Park, Michigan, USA

Breastfeeding in the Sanctuary:

It is probably not permitted.  “I don’t think that would fly”

Private Nursing Locations:

“There is a couch in bathroom and also a private room with a rocking chair in the children’s room.”  There is no name or label given.  There are some accessibility limitations, but no specifics were given.  If you are a parent with a disability looking to attend this shul, I suggest contacting the synagogue in advance to determine how to meet your needs there.

Other Information:

The website offers no policy about breastfeeding.  It does offer the following statement: “We have a private room for mothers to provide for their infants and toddlers. For preschoolers, we have a professionally staffed playroom that is larger than in any other Orthodox shul around.”

General Child Friendliness:

There are changing tables available in the women’s bathroom and the men’s bathrooms.  There is space for strollers, but none for kids’ stuff.

I have no information about attitudes toward children in the main service yet.  

I have no information about bottle-feeding in this community yet.  If yo do, please tell me!


This synagogue received a rating of

  • Okay, it is just workable enough- 4

out of 7, where 1 is the best rating and 7 is the worst.

Contact Information:

Rabbi Michael Cohen at Rabbi@yiop.org

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