The Downtown Minyan was born in 2016, when a 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 its members to embrace Jewish wisdom in a way that is both sophisticated and accessible. As a values-centered community, we seek to be spiritually uplifting, intellectually engaging, outward looking and radically welcoming. We follow traditional Halakha (Jewish law), espouse values of inclusivity and respect, and are committed to an egalitarian aesthetic. We aspire to live out our Jewish values in the modern world as a spiritually uplifting, intellectually engaging, outward looking, and radically welcoming community.