The Little Minyan is a small, dynamic, and evolving kehilla/community of individuals and families seeking spiritually meaningful and interactive approaches to Torah/learning, avodah/prayer, and gimilut chasadim/acts of loving-kindness. Through communal worship, educational programming, social action projects, holiday celebrations, and sharing smichot/joys and struggles, we are strengthened in our individual and collective Jewish journeys.
Our kehilla affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) in 2009, because of our resonance with a Reconstructionist approach to Jewish values and practice and a desire to be a part of the voice of this growing movement. We value the contributions of all Jewish movements to the rich fabric of “all-stream Judaism” and we welcome those voices in our worship, education, and general approach to community building. Our inclusivity makes our kehilla a welcoming environment for people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds. We use gender-neutral prayer language, egalitarian decision-making processes, and recognize and encourage all members’ contributions to the vibrancy of our kehilla.