Boston University Reform Kehilah Kodosham (BARKK)
BARKK is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. The Minyan holds weekly Shabbat evening services as well as holiday services.
Our dynamic services provide a sense of community and celebration through music and minyan participation. Prayers and songs during services are largely in Hebrew (transliterations are provided) and/or responsive readings that can be found in our siddur, the Gates of Prayer. Additionally, we host several social action, educational, and social events that are open to the entire BU community. Overall, the aim of the Reform Minyan is to be an accepting community that is open to all.
The Conservative Minyan at Boston University Hillel is affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. The Minyan holds weekly Shabbat evening and morning services as well as holiday services.
The atmosphere at the Conservative Minyan is one of joyous song and meaningful prayer where all members of the group are encouraged to take a leading role. This traditional service is primarily conducted in Hebrew from our Siddur, Sim Shalom. The Conservative Minyan offers students an opportunity to learn several of the important skills required for leading a service including Torah and Haftorah chanting as well as honors such as aliyot and hazzan.
The Conservative Minyan holds several educational and social events throughout the year.
Orthodox Minyan Group
The Orthodox Minyan at Boston University holds all weekly Shabbat services, holiday services, as well as a daily morning, afternoon, and evening Minyan.
With a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, the Minyan invites all to join in and explore their connection to Judaism and to God. These predominantly Hebrew services are student-led. Many of the prayers are sung to traditional, Carlebach and other popular Jewish tunes and all students are encouraged to participate and sing along.