Interviewing a Synagogue
A questionnaire to help you decide on a shul to attend
- Is the facility accessible to persons of all physical abilities? Are there ramps in and out of the building, elevators to all floors, and a variety of seating options? Is there reserved seating for care-givers at holidays, too?
- Is the bimah (stage-like area housing the Torah in its ark, from which services are often led) accessible by those using wheelchairs or walkers?
- Is there plenty of handicapped parking set aside?
- Are arrangements available for the education of children and teens with learning and/or developmental disabilities? Are they included within the synagogue's school(s)? How are they trained for bar/bat mitzvah services?
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