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Sun, Jan 28


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SWF Questioners Minyan Series

The SWF Questioners' Minyan is a unique approach to the traditions of Jewish prayer, connecting the Jewish way of prayer with the Jewish concern around creating purposeful and intentional community. Move beyond childhood misconceptions to a deeper and enduring appreciation.

SWF Questioners Minyan Series
SWF Questioners Minyan Series

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM MST

Location is TBD

About the event

The SWF Questioners' Minyan is a unique learning and spiritual experience. . A minyan on one level is a quorum of 10 adult Jews needed in order to gather for communal prayer. On another level a minyan is the basic unit of Jewish community. Collective prayer is one of the essential ways Jews express their spirituality, but also the way we create community.  The Questioners' Minyan is a unique exploration of the connection between the Jewish way of prayer and the Jewish vision of a purposeful and caring community.  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg will reveal surprising insights and subtleties that will blow your minds, overcome misconceptions, and illuminate the wisdom of the tradition.

Here are a couple of things to know about the Questioners' Minyan.

1. Special Format: Unlike regular worship in synagogues, this specially formatted service allows for your questions and perplexities.

2. Who is This For? For people ranging from those with familiarity with Jewish prayer to folks who have never walked into a synagogue. This is great for persons studying to convert to Judaism who seek basic tools on how to participate in Jewish worship. This mix is ideal for eliciting great questions and serious exploration.

3. Meets on Sunday Instead of Shabbat. We’ll explore the weekday service as a way to learn about the prayers done on Shabbat. No matter what community you come from, you’ll bring insights back to the service you usually attend.  The content is designed to make Jewish worship of any denomination accessible and understandable.

4. Stimulating Spiritually and Intellectually: Whether you are an atheist, a monotheist, or an agnostic this unique learning experience stimulates an exploration of Jewish religious ideas comparing parallel concepts in Christianity, Islam, Eastern religions, and secular philosophies.

The New Mexico Questioners’ Minyan will meet twice a month on Sundays from 9:30-10:40am. 

Online participation through Zoom is available at registration 

Location: At Rabbi Gartenberg's home near UNM. The physical address will be provided after registration. 

Meeting Dates:  1/28 (changed from  1/21)

February:   2/4, 2/11

March 3/3, 3/17.

Additional dates will be announced in March.  

The Questioners' Minyan is open all backgrounds.  While this learning program is free, a tax deductible donation to Shabbat with Friends NM is appreciated. You can choose any amount. We suggest $20 if you intend to come regularly.  

New participants can join at any time.  For questions contact Rabbi at

Biv'rachot (with blessings)

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg


  • 1 hour 10 minutes

    Questioners' Minyan 1/28 Session

    Rabbi Dov's Home

  • 1 hour 10 minutes

    Questioners' Minyan 2/4 Session

    Rabbi Dov's Home
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  • $20 Discretionary Donation

    This donation supports the work of Shabbat with Friends. We recommend $20 plus the merchant fee, but feel free to add or subtract. The ticket covers the whole series. Thank you.

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