Mission Minyan is a vibrant, lay-led, non-denominational Jewish community centered in San Francisco's Mission District. We gather for spirited, liturgically complete davening (prayer), as well as study and social events. Our practice is guided by traditional halacha (Jewish law), gender equity, and respect for variations in personal observance.
The Mission District is a thriving neighborhood of immigrants, artists, techies, restaurants, nightlife, shops, and parks. We value our place in this diverse community.
Our Jewish practices reflect our community's ongoing engagement with the study of Jewish law and practice. We embrace creative compromises, striving to create a prayer space where people of different backgrounds can feel comfortable. We are a highly participatory, inclusive community, welcoming of all backgrounds and identities.
Mission Minyan is built on spirited prayer, friendships, humor, good food, singing, and learning together. Our community grows through word-of-mouth, and everything we do is led by volunteers.
Mission Minyan is an entirely volunteer-led community with a few volunteer leadership bodies that help keep the wheels turning.
There’s a larger decision-making leadership group (“the Machers”) responsible for Minyan policies and operations, a four-person Mission Minyan Administrative Committee (“MMAC”) responsible for Minyan logistics, a halachic committee, a gabbi committee, and an official board given the Minyan’s 501(c)3 status.