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Welcome to Centre Street Minyan

“celebrate the birthday of eternity in the tiny corner of every moment.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel

At Centre Street Minyan we enjoy a warm, thoughtful Jewish community where we celebrate and support each other through life’s events. We gather each Saturday morning for Shabbat and on Jewish holidays.  All are welcome. Members set up and lead our services—it’s easy to contribute as inspired. We’re a place where participants can study, sing, pray, and grow. 

Our egalitarian service is almost entirely in Hebrew; we do the full weekly Torah reading and use Siddur Sim Shalom. We have a rich tradition of drashot in which we reflect on the Torah/Haftarah readings. Attire is relaxed—some like to dress up, others like sandals and shorts. Kiddush can be hard to leave—just too many spirited conversations. Informal Shabbat meals in our homes, another tradition, offer space for our conversations to continue.

Children are very welcome in the service; we currently hold no separate children’s service.

Come visit us

If you would like to experience our community, we’d love to see you at our Shabbat morning or holiday services. We are also happy to answer any questions. Please email Deborah Fogel, Membership Coordinator to learn more.

Shabbat and holiday services begin at 9:30am and are held in the cafeteria at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road in Newton.

As part of current COVID protocols, all participants are asked to wear a mask while in the building and those who are eligible must be vaccinated. If you're unable to participate in person, please join our Zoom service.

Beyond Services….

Learning, celebrating, and caring for one another are more ways we sustain and build our ties. Our well-honed governance structure ensures that we are an inclusive, non-hierarchical, consensus-driven community. Committees include Hesed (support for the ailing and bereaved), Programming, and Tzedakah. For some of these we partner with our sister community, Minyan Ma’or of Temple Emanuel. Centre Street Minyan (CSM) and Minyan Ma’or are both offshoots of the Newton Centre Minyan (Summer 1973-October 2021).

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyyar 5782