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FAQs

New to PHS? We've Got You Covered! Have questions about joining services, membership, learning opportunities, or anything else? Our FAQ page is a great place to start! We've compiled answers to some of the most common questions to help you feel welcome and informed. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.


What are the service times for Shabbat and holidays?
On Shabbat and holiday mornings, services begin at 9:30 AM and typically finish around noon. Please note: Friday night service times change seasonally. During winter, services start at 5:30 PM, while in the summer, they begin at 7:00 PM. You can find a full, up to date calendar on our homepage. Click here to subscribe to our weekly emails. 

Is there a dress code for attending services?
PHS welcomes you to wear clothes that work for you – we do not mandate business attire or gender-based dress codes. We simply ask that you dress in a fashion that is respectful. 

Are non-members welcome to attend services and events?
Yes! But if you’re interested in becoming a member, click here

What types of programs and activities are available for children during Shabbat?
We offer Tot-Shabbat for our youngest members, aged 0-5 w/an adult, and separate groups for children aged 5-7 and 7-11.

Are young children welcome in services? 
Yes! We love having kids in services.  However, we request that you be mindful of their noise levels, just as we ask of adults.

What accessibility accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities?
Our facilities are wheelchair accessible, and we also offer large-print prayer books to enhance participation in services. If you have specific accessibility needs or require assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Our family is interfaith, can we attend synagogue?
Yes, anyone is welcome to attend services or shul events.

Does the synagogue welcome LGBTQ individuals and families?
We warmly welcome LGBTQ individuals and families. At PHS, we strive to embrace everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Are there gender-neutral or inclusive facilities available at the synagogue?
Yes, Luria has gender-neutral facilities.

Are there opportunities for women to participate in ritual activities?
Being an Orthodox synagogue, women's participation is limited, but we strive to expand roles and opportunities as much as possible within the boundaries of Jewish law.

Do I need to be orthodox to attend? 
All are welcome, regardless of background or affiliation.

Does the synagogue have a mechitza (partition) separating men and women during prayer services?
Yes, we do. Both the men's and women's have the same number of seats. You’re welcome to sit on the side that most resembles your gender expression.

Can I reserve the synagogue's facilities for private events?
To reserve the synagogue's facilities for private events, please reach out to us. As renters at Luria, we need to coordinate together to ensure availability and make necessary arrangements.

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