Minyan 911

Minyan 911

by Wendy Glasser

When a first responder at a medical emergency asks for someone to call 911. They don’t say, “someone call 911,” they point at a person and say “YOU call 911.”

At Beth David we are blessed to have services where our members who are in mourning either during the first 11 months after a death or during a Yahrtzeit can come to say kaddish every day of the week.

Minyan is held:

  • Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday – Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Erev Shabbat at 6:30 p.m.
  • Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.

We need you help to make this happen!

We have many Minyan regulars who attend, but sometimes they are ill or away. Every week you receive an email from Barbara Biran requesting attendance at Minyan. This is a “someone call 911” request. But now, I am making a more direct ask.

I am now pointing at YOU and saying “pick a night, any night, during the month and come”.

During the week, Minyan is only 15 minutes long. Stop on your way home from work or meet a friend and then go out to dinner.

On Sunday morning Minyan is closer to 30 minutes, but still leaves plenty of time to attend with a friend and then go to brunch or schedule a walk. If you have children in religious school, stop into minyan after you drop them off.

If you live close by to Beth David, consider adding your name and phone number to our call list incase we fall short of 10 attendees.

Why should you do come to minyan? Coming to Minyan and supporting our mourners is very fulfilling. You will leave feeling uplifted, connected and appreciated.


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