Partnership Minyanim

A partnership minyan is a prayer group that is both committed to maintaining halakhic standards and practices and also committed to including women in ritual leadership roles to the fullest extent possible within the boundaries of Jewish Law. This means that the minyan must include at least 10 men, men and women are separated by a mechitzah, and the traditional liturgy is used. However, women may participate fully in kriyat ha'Torah, including leyning and receiving aliyot, and may lead parts of the prayer service such as psukei d'zimrah and kabbalat Shabbat.

Each partnership minyan has its own practices. A resource detailing the customs of some existing partnership minyanim and their halakhic sources is available in English or Hebrew. This guide can be used by anyone considering beginning such a minyan in their community.

Below is a list of partnership minyanim organized by country and state. The practices of the minyanim listed vary from one to the next. JOFA does not endorse the practices of any particular minyan.

All minyanim on this list have given permission for their information to appear. Please read the notes associated with that minyan before attending. 

If you know of a minyan that is not on this list, but would like to be included, please have them send their information to jofa@jofa.org. 

If you belong to a partnership minyan, join our Google Group for Partnership Minyanim.


UNITED STATES


CALIFORNIA

Shira Hadasha Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (Pico Robertson)

CONNECTICUT

Minyan Urim
New Haven, CT 
info@minyanurim.org 

Stamford Partnership Minyan
Stamford, CT
pezmom3@aol.com
mgreen418@aol.com

FLORIDA

Ami Miami
Miami, FL
info@amimiami.org

ILLINOIS

The Minyan of Evanston
Evanston, IL (near Chicago) 
jonawolf@aol.com 

West Town Minyan
Chicago, IL
www.westtownminyan.com

Kol Sasson
Skokie, IL
rochelle.katz@yahoo.com
 

MARYLAND

Keva V'Kavana
College Park, MD
debi@goldschlag.com

Maayan Chadash
Silver Spring, MD
shlipsky@hotmail.com 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Minyan Tehillah
Cambridge, MA
minyantehillah@gmail.com

Minyan Kol Rinah
Brookline, MA

Shira Hadasha at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
 
NEW JERSEY

Minyan Tiferet of Englewood and Tenafly
www.minyantiferet.com
minyantiferet@gmail.com 

Namer (נמר): Princeton's Partnership Minyan
Center for Jewish Life/Hillel
Princeton, NJ
NamerMinyan@gmail.com 

NEW YORK

Darkhei Noam
New York, NY (Upper West Side) 
info@dnoam.org

Kol B'Rama
Washington Heights, NY
jinadavidovich@gmail.com

Kol Echad
New Rochelle, NY
trachtma@lij.edu

Lalakhet
Manhattan, NY (at Columbia/Barnard's Hillel)
lalekhet@gmail.com

Yavneh - The Jewish Living Project 
New York, NY (Upper East Side) 
jabel1000@aol.com
917-533-8012

MigdalOr 
New York, NY (Washington Heights) 
MigdalOr.Minyan@gmail.com

Minyan Shachar
Riverdale, NY 
sally46@gmail.com
mirschac@gmail.com

Tehillah Forest Hills
Queens, NY
TehillahFH@gmail.com 

Shira Chadasha
White Plains, NY
shirachadashawp@gmail.com 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Lechu Neranena 
Bala Cynwyd, PA
lnminyan@gmail.com 

Pittsburgh Partnership Minyan
Pittsburgh, PA
mvidmarm@gmail.com

Shira Chadasha 
University of Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON D.C.

Rosh Pina
Washington, DC
info@roshpinadc.org

AUSTRALIA

Shira Hadasha Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia (Caulfield)
song@shira.org.au

CANADA

Toronto Partnership Minyan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
torontopartnershipminyan@gmail.com

ISRAEL

Kehilat Shira Hadasha
Jerusalem, Israel (German Colony)
info@shirahadasha.org.il

Darchei Noam
Modiin, Israel
darchei.noam@gmail.com 

Kehilat Beerot
Beer Sheva, Israel

Hakhel - Minyan Shivyoni Baka
Jerusalem, Israel
minyanshiv@gmail.com