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Our Worship Services

The Tremont Street community is as varied as it is welcoming, encompassing a variety of ritual practices among our members. Unlike many other synagogues, we often offer multiple minyanim (prayer groups) with different approaches to our shared tradition.

Egalitarian services encourage the full ritual participation of women and men. A quorum is reached when there are ten adult Jews present, regardless of gender. There is no gender-separated seating. Regular Egalitarian services take place Saturday morning at 9:30am, Monday morning at 7:00am, and Thursday evenings (time varies), as well as on holidays. We hold monthly egalitarian Friday night services, almost always on the First Friday of the month, together with a potluck held jointly with the Partnership Minyan.

Partnership services are a newer style of minyan, and practices vary from minyan to minyan. Partnership services have male and female participation and leadership in a coordinated way at points throughout the service. Some minyanim reach quorum when there are both ten adult Jewish men and ten adult Jewish women, while other partnership minyanim reach quorum with ten men. Men and women sit separately, divided by a mechitza (partition). Partnership services take place weekly on Friday evenings; the service time varies, so please check the calendar or weekly announcements when you are planning to attend! We also have a monthly potluck dinner following services generally on the first Friday of the month, with signup available here. Minyan Tehillah, another local Partnership minyan, holds Saturday morning services at Tremont Street twice a month. Please contact the leaders of those minyanim (information is below; contact Minyan Tehillah about their services) if you have any questions about their specific practices regarding participation and how they count a minyan.

Orthodox services have male leadership, and a quorum is reached when there are ten adult Jewish men present. Men and women sit separately, divided by a mechitza (partition). Regular Orthodox services take place on Saturday mornings at 7:00am (2nd and 4th Saturdays) or 9:30am (other Saturdays), and Sunday morning at 8:30am. There are also Orthodox services for most holidays.
 

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

FRIDAY NIGHT

  • Partnership Shabbat evening service, time varies with the season, check the calendar for more information. The third Friday night of the month is cosponsored with Minyan Tehillah.

  • Egalitarian Shabbat evening service with monthly semi-potluck dinners; usually the first Friday of the month, but check the calendar for more information. 

SATURDAY MORNING

  • Our Egalitarian minyan meets at 9:30 every week.

  • Our Orthodox minyan meets downstairs in the vestry. On the second and fourth Shabbat of the month it meets as a hashkamah ("early morning") minyan at 7am. Otherwise, it meets at 9:30am.

  • Everyone is warmly encouraged to stay for our weekly kiddush luncheon.

  • Upon request or sufficient interest we will hold mincha after kiddush.

WEEKDAYS

  • Sunday 8:30am – Orthodox Service, followed by breakfast
    Monday 7:00am – Egalitarian Service (8:30am on Federal holidays)
    Thursday evenings – Egalitarian Service (see calendar for time, as it changes seasonally)

Planning to attend? Help make the minyan!

MINYAN COORDINATORS

The following members are helping make sure that our weekly services happen. If you can help make a minyan, want to volunteer to help with services, or just want to know a good person to contact, drop them a line.

Sunday Morning Orthodox

Peter Squires

Monday Morning Egalitarian

Paul Weiss & Ed Kahn

Thursday Evening Egalitarian

Eva Glieberman

Friday Evening Egalitarian

Rabbi Emily Mathis

Friday Evening Partnership

Nadav Havivi

Saturday Morning Egalitarian

Egalitarian Minyan Steering Committee

Saturday Morning Orthodox

Orthodox Minyan Steering Committee


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEYNING COORDINATOR

We are always happy to add to our list of leyners (Torah readers) -- if you are interested (even if you're a novice!), email Tamara Friedler or sign up online.

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