The Downtown Minyan is a vibrant, warm, innovative and growing Jewish community dedicated to cultivating purpose-driven Jewish living for millennials in the 21st century. We aspire to bridge the gap between our lives and Jewish values by combining deep rootedness in our tradition with unleashed spiritual imagination.
The Downtown Minyan was born in 2016 when a group of us got together and imagined a Jewish community committed to Jewish tradition as the source of moral wisdom, free of institutional constraints, and able to embrace the vibrancy of our fast-paced urban lives.
Our Minyan empowers and inspires its members to embrace Jewish ideals in a way that is both sophisticated and accessible to all. As a values-centered community, we seek to be spiritually uplifting, intellectually engaging, outward looking and radically welcoming. We follow traditional Halakha (Jewish law), and espouse values of inclusivity, respect, and an egalitarian aesthetic.