OUR HISTORY

A BEACON OF CREATIVE, SPIRITUAL, AND EGALITARIAN JUDAISM

SERVING THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FOR FORTY FIVE YEARS

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The Aquarian Minyan was established in 1974 when Rabbi Zalman Schachter- Shalomi hosted a month-long Kabbalah workshop in Berkeley, California, with the avowed purpose “to renew the old and make holy the new” (Rav Kook). People were excited by his experiential style and inclusion of mystical and cross-cultural ideas. A small group decided to organize a community that would continue to celebrate Shabbat in this fashion. Over the years, the Aquarian Minyan has grown from a loose-knit group, to a havurah, to a non-profit organization, to a spiritual community.

This year, we are joyously celebrating our 45th Anniversary and reformulating our vision for the future.

MINYAN DOCUMENTARY NOW IN PROGRESS,

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Dan Howard is producing a video documentary about The Aquarian Minyan. If you are a long-time Minyan member and would like to participate in a video interview, please contact Dan.

He is also seeking an executive producer and technical collaborators for this project, including those skilled in digital editing, lighting, audio, duplication, and other aspects of video production.

Contact Dan for more information:

email: joyofmuse@aol.com

Text: (925) 695-5286