Havurah Resources


Source: Havurah Resources


This project has been undertaken by The National Havurah Committee as a way of supporting both existing independent havurahs and minyans, and as a way to offer guidance and support to those people who are just starting to think about starting a new community or are in the first stages of starting a new community. The links on this website represent places on the web that either feature or were recommended by members of the NHC community.


The site contains links to articles and resources that fit into eight broad categories:

  • Getting Started: Help with policies, outreach, and other foundational steps for starting, or improving, your minyan or havurah.
  • Havurah Judaism: What is Havurah Judaism? Bibliography and links about the movement and independent communities.
  • Services and Davening: Best practices for, and halachic (legal) issues concerning, prayer services.
  • Non-Davening Programming: Suggestions for programming other than prayer services.
  • Governance: Dynamics of groups and leadership models.
  • Finances: Applying for tax-exempt status as a religious organization.
  • Tikkun Olam: Social justice, social action, and community service.
  • Niggunim: Music, including audio links and other resources.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2010