Minyan Rimonim

Authentic Judaism in an Informal Setting

Members of Minyan Rimonim with out friends from the West Side Minyan

Minyan Rimonim is a friendly, egalitarian Conservative minyan (worship group) that meets on the first and third Shabbat of each month. We pride ourselves on our completely lay-led service and encourage our members to help with every aspect of the minyan, including davening (leading the service), leyning (reading Torah), chanting haftarah, giving divrei Torah (thoughts on the week’s Torah portion), bringing refreshments for kiddush, and organizing social events. (Pictured: Minyan Rimonim members with our friends from the West Side Minyan.)

We are not meeting in person, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of us daven together, online, on Shabbat mornings and Tuesday evenings. See TeleTefila.com for details. TeleTefila also has social events that you may enjoy.

Our friends at the West Side Minyan are planning to hold High Holiday services online. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Everyone Participates

You don’t have to be a Torah scholar or professional singer to lead services at Minyan Rimonim. We support minyan members who wish to develop their davening and leyning skills. If you’re not the type to lead services, you’ll find yourself singing along. If you don’t know the words, “la la la” will do just fine. If your synagogue skills are not yet developed, you can bring food for Kiddush. We’ll be glad to help you eat it. Everyone is welcome, from babies to centenarians.


The minyan follows the traditional liturgy, uses the Siddur Sim Shalom prayer book and reads the Torah on the annual cycle, completing the entire Torah each year. Each Torah reading is followed by a haftarah (selection from the Prophets).


When a holiday falls on a Minyan Rimonim Shabbat, we honor the occasion by chanting the traditional reading, such as Ecclesiastes on Sukkot, the Song of Songs on Pesach, and Ruth on Shavuot. Our joint Purim service with the West Side Minyan is a popular annual event.

Social Events

In the fall we have our annual Erev Shemini Atzeret dinner. In the winter, we celebrate Jews’ Night Out (a/k/a Christmas Eve), meeting for dinner followed by karaoke, a movie, bowling or pool. In the summer, we attend Jewish Heritage Night at Citifield to watch the Mets and at KeySpan Park in Coney Island to cheer the Brooklyn Cyclones.