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.
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.
Rabbi Michael Cohen at Rabbi@yiop.org
Synagogue Website: http://www.yiop.org/