How many people attend your events?

In the current climate,  we are taking every step possible to make people feel safe and comfortable while attending our events.  Our smaller events including happy hours, dinners, Havdalah and cocktails gathering have between 20-50 people.

What safety measures have you taken due to COVID?

All individuals over the age of 5 are required to show proof of vaccination, including booster if qualify, to attend any programs in our building.  Masks are required at all times except when eating, and attendance numbers have been lowered to allow for safe distancing.

What ages come to your events?

 people in their 20s (over 21) & 30s and people in their late 30s. If you are in another age range, just let us know, and we will be happy to connect you to other programs taking place in the synagogue.

What do I wear?

Something that balances comfort and festivity! You will find people wearing everything from nice jeans and button-down shirts to full suits and dresses. Wear whatever makes you comfortable!

Is this a singles event?

While many people who come to these events are single, and it’s a great place to meet people, we welcome couples — married, dating, and people of all relationship statuses.

Can I bring my boyfriend/girlfriend, partner, spouse if he/she is of another religious background?

Yes! We invite you both to join us for Shabbat and all of our programs!

Do I have to know or be able to read Hebrew to come to services?

Not at all! We welcome you to use our transliterated prayer book, where you can also read everything in English and follow along! We offer them during services and will distribute them in the beginning of the Friday night services. In case you can’t find one, just ask one of the ushers or the rabbi, and we’ll be glad to share one with you!

What if I’m running late?

Come anyway! We welcome you to join us whenever you can, just make sure you introduce yourself to one of the coordinators so we know you made it! Shabbat is a time to relax, not rush!

Can I bring my children?

If you are in your twenties or thirties and want to bring a baby or young child please let us know when RSVP-ing.

Other Questions? Email yoels@riverdalejewish.org