About Us

Yavneh is a partnership-style minyan founded in 2006 that meets on the Upper East Side. Our stated goal is to create a place and community where all people of all levels of observance can come and explore their relationship with God, prayer and their community. Yavneh’s spiritual and inclusive services operate within the framework of halakha, including a minyan of ten men and a mechitza, under the guidance of Rabbi Jeffrey Fox, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Maharat. We invite women to lead specific parts of the service permitted by halakha and welcome women into the leadership of the minyan. Integral to our philosophy is the belief that a community is immeasurably strengthened when all members, both women and men, are fully involved and engaged as members and leaders. 

We are an activist community that encourages those who come to participate and contribute by any means available to them. Our participants have varied backgrounds and are often active in other communities as well. All of us are drawn to Yavneh because we are seeking something more – be it greater participation, a more personal prayer experience, or greater spiritual connection to tefilah and community. Some come simply because Yavneh is a nice place to daven. We look forward to welcoming you personally.

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