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Welcome to the Newton Centre Minyan, now Centre Street Minyan and Minyan Ma’or!


Founded in 1973, the Newton Centre Minyan was a strong, vibrant, and independent lay-led  community of around 200 households dedicated to prayer, learning, love of Judaism and Israel, tzedakah, friendship, and mutual support. We were multi-generational, LGBTQ-inclusive, and highly participatory. We joined together to worship and celebrate Shabbat, holidays, and life-cycle events.

As of October, 2021, we are blessed to have launched two new lay-led minyanim of approximately equal size. One minyan (Minyan Ma’or) joined Temple Emanuel while still independently running its own services and maintaining its distinct identity as a davening community. The other minyan (Centre Street Minyan) is fully independent, currently renting space from Hebrew College  in Newton Centre. The two minyanim, while independent, continue to feel deeply connected and are looking forward to numerous shared activities.  

We presently welcome visitors to both our in-person and our Zoom services. You are welcome to join in person at any Shabbat at Hebrew College or Temple Emanuel. Please come visit us! 


For information about Minyan Ma’or see 

For information about the Centre Street Minyan, see

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyyar 5782