Traditional Egalitarian Minyan in Berkeley, California


About

Minyan Dafna is an independent traditional egalitarian minyan in Berkeley, California. We come together two to three times a month for Friday night (Kabbalat Shabbat) and Shabbat morning davening. Through some experimention with different models of davening and learning, we are creating a vibrant, energetic, and inclusive community committed to halakha.

If you’d like to contribute with your opinion, time, or in any other way, please let us know. We are excited about your involvement and about growing this prayer community together!

Minyan Dafna is grateful for the support of the Yeshivat Hadar Alumni Microgrant Fund and the Bronfman Alumni Venture Fund, Moishe House Without Walls, Congregation Netivot Shalom, and Edah.

In an effort to accommodate all members of our community, we ask that all food for community events be prepared in a kosher kitchen, and that ingredients for the meal (including cheese) be marked with a recognized kosher symbol (more than just "K"). If you’d like to bring something to a potluck event but don’t have a kosher kitchen, you can always bring a packaged or raw kosher item, such as challah, wine, pre-made dessert, and fresh fruit. If you’re interested in hosting a Minyan Dafna event, but you’re not sure if your home kitchen meets these standards, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Photo of Minyan Dafna room setup


High Holidays 2019/5780

Connect with tradition and community at Minyan Dafna’s Rosh Hashanah celebrations. Minyan Dafna will be gathering for a traditional-egalitarian Maariv, led by community members, on both nights of Rosh Hashanah. On the first night of Rosh Hashanah, services will be followed by a holiday dinner sponsored by Minyan Dafna. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, services will be followed by a festive potluck dinner. Everyone is welcome for services and dinner on both nights!

The donations we receive around the High Holidays help support Minyan Dafna throughout the year. If you are able, a donation of any size is greatly appreciated.

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RSVP

If you are interested in joining for dinner on either night, kindly sign up for First Night of Rosh Hashanah Dinner here and Second Night of Rosh Hashanah Potluck Dinner here.

We hope you join us as we welcome the new year together!

Dates and Times

First Night of Rosh Hashanah Davening & Dinner Second Night of Rosh Hashanah Davening & Potluck Dinner
Sunday, September 29 Monday, September 30
Maariv: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 7:30 PM
Potluck Dinner: 8:15 PM

Location

TBA

RSVP

If you are interested in joining for dinner on either night, kindly sign up for First Night of Rosh Hashanah Dinner here and Second Night of Rosh Hashanah Potluck Dinner here.

Questions

Email highholidays@minyandafna.org with any questions.

Shana Tova!


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If you have any questions, or would like to help out in any way, please complete the Contact form or send us an email at info@minyandafna.org.

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