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Kaplan Minyan

The Bnai Keshet Kaplan Minyan is named for Reconstructionist Judaism founder Mordecai Kaplan, who sought to create a Jewish framework for discussions of ethics, culture, history and current events. They are designed for people who enjoy a communal Shabbat and want to enrich their understanding of Jewish peoplehood in an alternative, less traditional setting.
The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at
10:30am with selected songs and readings.

Upcoming Sessions

All sessions are Saturdays from 10:30am - noon unless otherwise noted 

March 14th: Andre Willis speaking on the Exodus Narrative in the Jewish and African American Spiritual Traditions (in the sanctuary)


Andre C. Willis is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. He is a philosopher of religion whose work focuses on Enlightenment reflections on religion, African American religious thought, critical theory, and democratic citizenship as it relates to ‘religious’ notions of hope, recognition, and belonging. Willis earned a B.A. at Yale and his M.A. and Ph. D. at Harvard. He is the author of Towards a Humean True Religion (2015) and is currently working on a manuscript about African American religion and politics. He has published articles in international journals such as Hume Studies, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy, Political Theology, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Radical America.

April 4th: Jeff Feig speaking on Kotel Negotiations (in Red Gables)

May 16th: Miriam Schneir speaking on Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case (in Red Gables)

June 20th: Michelle Cameron speaking on The Striggle between Assimilation and Preserving Our Traditions (in Red Gables)

Wed, February 19 2020 24 Sh'vat 5780