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.)
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.
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.
We meet on the first and third Saturday of each month, on the sixth floor of Congregation Ansche Chesed, at 10:00 am. We have a Shabbat elevator.
Congregation Ansche Chesed
251 West 100th Street
(between Broadway and
West End Avenue),
New York NY 10025
This is a combined calendar for Minyan Rimonim and our sister minyan, the West Side Minyan.