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About us

About us

The Downtown Minyan was born in 2016, when a small group of people got together and imagined a new Jewish community free of institutional constraints, able to embrace the vibrancy of our fast-paced lives, and committed to our Jewish tradition as the source of moral wisdom.


Our Minyan empowers young people to embrace Judaism in a way that is both sophisticated and accessible. We follow traditional halacha (Jewish law) and pray in Orthodox services, espouse values of inclusivity and respect regardless of religious background, and are committed to egalitarian principles. We aspire to live out our Jewish values in the modern world as a spiritually uplifting, intellectually engaging, outward looking, and radically welcoming community.

What we strive to be

Our team

Our leadership is deeply investing in bringing the community's values to life

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Welcome to Lower Manhattan

New York’s downtown Jewish community is vibrant, diverse, and here to welcome you

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