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Learner's Minyan

TBA periodically facilitates a Learners' Minyan  -  a wonderful opportunity to study and practice the elements of the Shabbat morning service in an interactive, engaging way and in a warm and safe environment.  These are led by Rabbi Emeritus Joel Rembaum. Newcomers are always welcome!

For more information about the Learner’s Minyan, please contact Cori Drasin at x210 or


Glossary of the Sections of the Service:

Psukei d’Zimra – songs of praises, excerpts from the Book of Psalms and the Bible, that comprise the opening part of the morning service.

Shachrit – the morning service which includes the Shma and the Amidah prayers.

Hallel – songs of praise that are inserted for specific Jewish holidays

Musaf – additional, refers the final part of the Shabbat/holiday service.


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