ORTHODOX UNION

Fall 5766/2005 JEWISH ACTION

Directory of Synagogues with Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

Directory of Mikvaot with Wheelchair Accessibility and Lift Mechanism

This list contains information from those synagogues that responded to our questionnaire. The list is available at www.ou.org and will be continually updated. E-mail liebermanj@ou.org to submit new information. It is always worthwhile to call ahead to verify that the information listed here is current.

CALIFORNIA

Berkeley

Congregation Beth Israel
510-843-5246
wheelchair accessible, including bathroom;
large-print siddurim

Calabasas

Calabasas Shul
818-591-SHUL
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

La Jolla

Congregation Adat Yeshurun
858-535-1196
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

Los Angeles

Bnai David-Judea Congregation
310-276-9269
wheelchair accessible; ramp to both front and center bimot; installing Shabbat elevator leading to banquet hall; rabbi’s derashah is signed for the deaf on the second Shabbat of every month

Young Israel of Hancock Park
213-931-4030
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

Northridge

Young Israel of Northridge
818-368-2221
wheelchair accessible, all rooms including bathrooms

Palm Springs

The Desert Synagogue
Kehilat Ha Midbar
760-327-4848
wheelchair accessible

Palo Alto

Congregation Emek Beracha
650-857-1800
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

Sacramento

Kenesset Israel Torah Center
916-481-1159
wheelchair accessible

Valley Village

Shaarey Zedek Congregation
818-763-0560
wheelchair accessible

COLORADO

Denver

East Denver Orthodox Synagogue
303-322-7943
wheelchair accessible

CONNECTICUT

Stamford

Young Israel of Stamford
203-348-3955
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim and machzorim

Westport

Beth Israel of Westport/Norwalk
203-866-0534
wheelchair accessible

FLORIDA

Aventura

Beit David Highland Lakes Shul
305-935-4140
wheelchair accessible; ramp to bimah; Braille siddurim

Boca Raton

Boca Raton Synagogue
561-394-5732
wheelchair accessible; ramp to bimah; largeprint Chumashim and siddurim

Miami

Young Israel of Kendall
305-232-6833
wheelchair accessible; sign language interpreter provided during High Holidays

INDIANA

Indianapolis

Congregation B’nai Torah
317-253-5253
Purim, Pesach and Shavuot programs with sign language interpreter

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Congregation Adas Yeshurun Anshe
Kanesses Israel
773-465-2288
will be wheelchair accessible by the end of 2005

Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation
Phone: 773-248-9200
interior and exterior ramps as well as a handicap accessible bathroom.

West Rogers Park

Congregation KINS
773-761-4000
wheelchair accessible on main level

MARYLAND

Baltimore

Beth Jacob Congregation
410-466-1266
wheelchair accessible

Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation
410-653-SHUL
wheelchair accessible

Washington, DC

Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah, The National Synagogue
202-882-7225
holiday programs for special needs individuals

MASSACHUSETTS

Brighton

Congregation Kadimah Toras Moshe
617-254-1333
wheelchair accessible; working on making
mikvah accessible

Brookline

Young Israel of Brookline
617-734-0276
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

Lynn

Congregation Ahabat Sholom
781-593-9255
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

New Bedford

Ahavath Achim
508-994-1760
wheelchair accessible; large-print machzorim and Haggadot

Newton

Congregation Shaarei Tefillah
617-527-7637
wheelchair accessible; sign language interpreter for public lectures and shiurim; Etgar LeNoar Hebrew School for children with severe developmental disabilities

Springfield

Congregation Kodimoh
413-781-0171
wheelchair accessible; large-print and Braille siddurim

MICHIGAN

Oak Park

Young Israel of Oak Park
248-967-3655
wheelchair accessible

Southfield

Young Israel of Southfield
248-358-0154
wheelchair accessible; ramp to the bimah

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis

Knesseth Israel Congregation
952-920-2183
wheelchair accessible

NEW JERSEY

Fairlawn

Congregation Ahavat Achim
201-797-0502
wheelchair accessible

Congregation Shomrei Torah
201-791-7910
wheelchair accessible, including
bathrooms; ramp to the bimah; elevator

Teaneck

Congregation Bnai Yeshurun
201-836-8916
wheelchair accessible,
including bathrooms; elevator

Congregation Rinat Yisrael
201-837-2795
wheelchair accessible, including bathroom; ramp to the bimah; elevator; shadows facilitate inclusion of children with special needs in mainstreamed youth groups

West Orange

Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David
Congregation

973-736-1407
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

Congregation Ohr Torah
973-669-7320
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

NEW YORK

Albany

Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob
518-489-5819
wheelchair accessible; large-print Chumashim and siddurim; Braille sefarim

Brooklyn

Congregation Beth Tikvah
718-763-5577
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

Ellenville

Congregation Ezrath Israel
845-647-4450
wheelchair accessible; Braille and large-print texts

Flushing

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
718-268-1104
wheelchair accessible

Forest Hills

Congregation Machane Chodosh
718-793-5656
wheelchair accessible; ramp to bimah; elevator

Hillcrest

Young Israel of Hillcrest
718-969-2990
lift from street level to access to all floors in our shul; large print siddurium.

Holliswood

Young Israel of Holliswood
718-776-8500
wheelchair accessible

Manhattan

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
212-774-5600
wheelchair accessible; hydraulic lift for wheelchair accessibility to entrance, including bathrooms; pairs walking partners and wheelchair pushers with elderly and/or infirm congregants; large-print siddurim

Congregation Ohab Zedek
212-749-5150
wheelchair accessible on basement level only

Fifth Avenue Synagogue
212-838-2122
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

K’hal Adath Yeshurun
212-923-3582
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

Lincoln Square Synagogue
212-874-6100
wheelchair accessible, ramp to bimah; elevator

Young Israel of the West Side
212-787-7513
wheelchair accessible

Riverdale

Hebrew Institute of Riverdale
718-796-4730
wheelchair accessible, ramp to bimah; largeprint Chumashim and siddurim

Staten Island

Young Israel of Staten Island
718-494-6700
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms;
large-print Chumashim, siddurim and Megillot

White Plains

Young Israel of White Plains
914-683-YIWP
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

Woodmere

Congregation Aish Kodesh
516-374-8596
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

OHIO

Cincinnati

Agudat Achim
513-761-7755
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms;
large-print siddurim

Cleveland

Congregation Kehilat Yaakov
216-382-6566
will be wheelchair accessible summer 2006;
large-print siddurim

Cleveland

Sinai Synagogue
216-932-0206
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown

Congregation Sons of Israel
610-433-6089
wheelchair accessible

Pittsburgh

Congregation Poale Zedeck
412-421-9786
Wheelchair accessible

Shaare Torah Congregation
412-421-8855
wheelchair accessible, including bathroom; ramp to bimah; elevator

Young Israel of Pittsburgh
412-421-7224
wheelchair accessible

CANADA

MANITOBA

Winnipeg

Herzlia–Adas Yeshurun Synagogue
204-489-6262
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms;
Braille siddurim

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

Beth Israel Synagogue
902-422-1301
wheelchair accessible; installing a bimah with ramp, and a Shabbat elevator

ONTARIO

London

Congregation Beth Tefilah
519-433-7081
large-print siddurim

Toronto

Shaarei Tefillah Congregation
416-787-1631
wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms;
Braille and large-print siddurim and Haggadot

QUEBEC

Montreal

Congregation Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem
514-489-3841
wheelchair accessible; ramp to bimah; elevator

Young Israel of Chomedey
450-681-2571
wheelchair accessible; large-print siddurim

Directory of Mikvaot with Wheelchair Accessibility and Lift Mechanism

Some mikvaot require prior notice in order to make special equipment available. In general, it is recommended that you call ahead to verify that the information listed is current and that the equipment is available for use. E-mail liebermanj@ou.org to submit new information.

CALIFORNIA

Long Beach

Mikvah Yisrael
310-427-1360

Tarzana

Abraham Dayan Mikvah (Chabad)
818-758-3836

Valley Village

Shaarey Zedek Congregation
818-763-0560
(prior arrangement necessary)

GEORGIA

Atlanta

Beth Jacob Mikvah
404-728-0441

ILLINOIS

Chicago (West Rogers Park)

Touhy Mikvah
of Chicago Mikvah Association
773-274-7425

Peoria

Chabad of Peoria
309-692-2250

Skokie

Skokie Mikvah
773-465-8542

MARYLAND

Baltimore

Mikvah of Baltimore
410-764-1448

NEW JERSEY

Lakewood

Mikvah Taharah
732-370-1666

Paramus

Claire Katzenstein
Mikvah of Paramus

201-967-9894

Teaneck

Mikvah Association
201-837-8220

NEW YORK

Flatbush, Brooklyn

Mikvah Yisroel of Flatbush
718-258-7704

Monroe

Mikvah Congegation Yetev Lev
845-782-2643

Monsey

Mikvah of Rockland County
845-371-0211

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Mikvah Tahara of Congregation
Yetev Lev Satmar
718-387-9388

MICHIGAN

Oak Park

Mikvah Israel
248-967-5402

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis

Knesseth Israel Congregation
952-926-5408

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown

Congregation Sons of Israel
610-433-6089

Pittsburgh

Jewish Women’s League
412-422-7110

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