FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is this discussion connected with membership numbers and the desire to attract new members?
No. The discussion has nothing to do with membership numbers. Rather, it is centred on what is right for the congregants who are members today.
From the hundreds of synagogues that have changed their policies vis-à-vis Women and Ritual in North America over the last fifty years, there is no reason to believe a change in Adath Israel’s policies will have a net effect on the synagogue’s membership numbers.