East Bay Minyan is a lay-led Jewish community in Berkeley and Oakland. We meet on the first and third Friday nights of the month for spirited, traditional davening – as well as for other celebrations, such as Chanukah and Sukkot – and we’re a place where both Orthodox and Egalitarian Jews can participate together in Jewish life. (For more on how we do this, click here.) Services are all in Hebrew, with kiddush following, and we do our best to help match Shabbat dinner hosts with guests. Our “members” are participants, like you, who show up and create the community, and we welcome people of all ages and Jewish backgrounds.

East Bay Minyan meets for services on first Fridays in Berkeley and third Fridays in Oakland. Davening starts at 6:30 during the winter months and 7pm when daylight saving time is in effect. (Check our events page for date-specific start times and other details.) And schmoozing starts 15 minutes before that! We currently meet at:

Berkeley: Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street
Oakland: Baum Youth Center, 341 MacArthur Blvd (a converted house)

(Please note that the Baum Center is wheelchair accessible, but Finnish Hall has a flight of steps. We are working with them to improve accessibility. Contact access@eastbayminyan.org for questions and feedback.)

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