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Daily Minyan

"Since my Dad passed away, I have been able to join a minyan and say Kaddish every day, thanks to the many congregants who show up at 7:00 a.m. or who are happy to receive a call and be in the chapel in 10 minutes. The sense of community at BI is powerful, comforting and has gotten me through a most difficult time in my life."
Please note:  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, daily minyanim are being held via Zoom.  See Daily Minyan Frequently Asked Questions for details.  Email the office at for the Zoom credentials.

Daily minyan offers a peaceful, contemplative way to begin and end the day. Beth Israel members join for morning and evening minyan year-round during the workweek and on Sundays. Together, we strive to ensure that BI provides a sacred space where anyone living in or passing through the Greater Worcester area can say Kaddish in memory of a loved one and have a positive and meaningful prayer experience. We meet in the Kulin Chapel. Please see Service Schedule for times.

Morning minyan on Mondays and Thursdays includes a reading from the Torah portion of the week. On average, morning services last 45 minutes to an hour; evening minyan, about 20 minutes. Services are in Hebrew; our prayerbooks include English translations.

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., before evening minyan, join us for a 25 minute period of quiet meditation in front of the Ark. Savor this opportunity for personal reflection and a break from our busy, overcrowded lives.

Congregants take turns leading services. If you have a yahrzeit (memorial observance) and would like to help lead, please be sure to let us know when you arrive.

We are an egalitarian religious community; both men and women are counted and participate in leading services and chanting Torah.

Taking part in our daily minyan is not only good for the soul; you also help others who need to say Kaddish for loved ones to fulfill their religious commitment. Should you need help making a minyan, please let us know so we can be sure enough people are present. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

For more information about the daily minyan, please click here.

Wed, January 27 2021 14 Shevat 5781