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!
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!
Minyan Dafna will be holding spirited and songful Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) services in Berkeley for its third year. Join us for traditional-egalitarian davening, lead by community members.
Services are free, but a donation of $18 per day or $36 for both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur will help us defray the costs of space rental.
We hope you will bring your friends and family! Shana Tova!
|Rosh Hashana I||Rosh Hashana II||Yom Kippur|
|Thursday, September 21||Friday, September 22||Saturday, September 30|
|9 AM||9 AM||9 AM|
After Rosh Hashana davening, we will have a communal kiddush.
We will be meeting on all days this year in the Upstairs Meeting Room at Finnish Hall.
Finnish Hall is located at 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley.
The entrance to the upstairs Meeting Room is up the stoop facing Chestnut Street.
There are many opportunities for participation in High Holiday services. Aside from Torah readers and daveners (service leaders), we are also looking for people who are interested in teaching during a drash or volunteering. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
If you would like to attend a Rosh Hashana lunch (following services), please email email@example.com, and we will set you up with a member of the community.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions. Shana Tova!
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 email@example.com.