Newton Centre Minyan

Who We Are

The Newton Centre Minyan, founded in 1973, is an egalitarian, LGBTQ-inclusive, highly participatory, liturgically traditional, denominationally unaffiliated davening community. As of December 2016, the Minyan has approximately 200 member households. We meet for Shabbat morning and holiday services at Hebrew College in Newton Centre.

Members sign up to lead all services, chant Torah and Haftarah, give divrei Torah, and take on special organizational and administrative assignments. All roles are open to all members. The Minyan has no paid professionals or staff. All routine tasks such as setting up and cleaning up are shared among all members, and responsibilities for children's services and supervision are shared among members with children. The Minyan does not have a Hebrew school.

Visitors are welcome. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 a.m.

Policy for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:  Due to space constraints High Holiday Services are limited to members only.  We do not sell tickets, and it is not appropriate to "check out" the minyan during the Yamim Nora'im.  We thank you for respecting this policy.

Non-members are welcome to attend the minyan on any other Shabbat or holiday.  Please email the membership address if you have any questions.

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Contacting Us

To inquire about membership, contact our membership coordinator at To make a contribution to the Minyan, contact our treasurer at 

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The Minyan meets at Hebrew College in Newton Centre.

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Updated 12/16