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Minyan Ma’or

Welcome to Minyan Ma'or

Minyan Ma’or meets every Shabbat morning and on Chagim in Reisman Hall. Our services are lay-led and traditional egalitarian. We are a diverse, inclusive, independent, and friendly community. Our founding membership comes from the Newton Centre Minyan.

We are cooperative in nature and members take part in all aspects of the service from reading Torah to greeting guests. The kahal volunteers its talents and skills on a rotating basis.

Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and include a full P’sukei D’Zimrah, Shacharit, full Torah reading and Musaf, all in Hebrew except for an English drash on the weekly parsha. Singing and spirited participation are welcome and encouraged. Children are encouraged to lead closing prayers, including Ein Keloheinu, Aleinu and Adon Olam.

Minyan Ma’or runs two fun and engaging children’s services on Shabbat mornings. Mini Minyan is a tot shabbat program for our youngest children, babies through age 5, run by parents. Junior Minyan is for kids ages 6-12, led by trained teen leaders.

Minyan activities also include learning, social action efforts, social events and offering support for members during both joyous and challenging times.

A hearty and delicious Kiddush follows services. Please drop-in and join us anytime.

Contact

For general questions:

Minyan Ma’or Rosh Stephanie Listokin

For membership questions:

Contact Minyan Ma’or Membership Coordinator Yair Listokin

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Schedule for Minyan Ma’or Children’s Services 

 

Mini Minyan – for babies through age 5. Meets outside under the tent on the Brezniak Patio. The service will be moved inside in bad weather.

Junior Minyan – for children ages 6 – 12. Meets at 10:45 a.m. in double classrooms 24/25 on the main floor behind the Gann Chapel.

  • July 23, 2022
  • August 6, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Minyan Ma’or all about?

We are committed to warm, spirited, participatory prayer services. We are an independent, traditional egalitarian minyan within the community of Temple Emanuel. Please drop-in and join us anytime. Minyan Ma’or warmly welcomes everyone.

How many households belong to Minyan Ma’or?

Minyan Ma’or has a membership of about 100 households including approximately 65 school-aged children.

How can I get involved in Minyan Ma’or?

There are many opportunities to get involved in the Minyan! We welcome everyone’s involvement in all aspects of Shabbat services, including children who can lead Ein Keloheinu and other closing prayers.

If you would like to be hosted for a Shabbat dinner, lunch or holiday meal, please email Minyan Ma’or Rosh.

Who leads Minyan Ma’or?

Minyan Ma’or is run by a five member Leadership Team, including a Rosh or head. There are also coordinators and committees that organize services, children’s programming and social gatherings. Contact Minyan Ma’or Rosh.

How can I learn more and/or become a member?

Contact Membership Coordinator Yair Listokin.

Do I need to join Temple Emanuel to become a member of Minyan Ma’or?

Minyan Ma’or is a part of Temple Emanuel. In order to formally join Minyan Ma’or, you must first join Temple Emanuel.

 

Service Information:

What is the service like?

Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and include a full P’sukei D’Zimrah, Shacharit, full Torah reading and Musaf, all in Hebrew except for an English drash on the weekly parsha. Singing and spirited participation are welcome and encouraged. Children are encouraged to lead closing prayers, including Ein Keloheinu, Aleinu and Adon Olam.

Do you have children’s services?

Minyan Ma’or runs two fun and engaging children’s services on Shabbat mornings. Mini Minyan is a tot shabbat program for our youngest children, babies through age 5, run by parents. Junior Minyan is for kids ages 6-12, led by trained teen leaders.

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