Student Conservative Minyan
SCM is a fully student-run minyan with services that are egalitarian and traditional. Men and women are invited to participate equally, and the year-round services are mostly in Hebrew, following the siddur Sim Shalom. Undergraduates and graduate students make up the leadership and much of the attendance of the minyan; community members make up a part of the community as well. Weekday services are held every service that there is Torah reading (i.e. Mondays, Thursdays, Rosh Chodesh, Chol HaMoed, fast days, etc.), and SCM meets for all services on Shabbat and Holidays. Shabbat and Holiday services especially offer much opportunity for spirited davening (praying), with singing, clapping, and some dancing forming a large part of the service. Friday night davening is especially lively, with up to 50-60 people raising their voices. During the school year, the minyan is run fully by undergraduate students. Educational opportunities extend also Shabbat guests throughout the year and guest speakers. In addition, SCM organizes social programming for the community year-round, from holiday parties to study breaks to get-togethers. The SCM-open listserve and the semi-weekly minyan breakfast are just two of the common ways that the SCM community hangs out. Please be in touch! SCM actively tries to foster student leadership, and will help teach those who would like to learn more about how to lead services, read Torah, give a D'var Torah (a "word of Torah," or mini-sermon), etc.
Please contact email@example.com to be in touch with the gabbais, or organizers, of the minyan. And come say hi!
Student Contacts: Rebecca Goldstein (rgoldstein@college), or reach SCM at firstname.lastname@example.org