A Prayer Group of Their Own – Forward.com

‘People are tired of the lack of intimacy that’s found in a lot of shuls,” said Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit. It’s a common complaint these days in Jewish communal circles, but Feinstein-Feit, 25, and his friends did something about it: They founded their own minyan, or prayer group. That minyan is Kol Zimrah (Hebrew for “Voice of Song”), its motto is “meaningful prayer through music,” and its astonishingly fast growth on New York’s Upper West Side is changing the way many people think about independent congregations and what young Jewish professionals are looking for in a prayer experience. From a cohort of four founders and their friends, Kol Zimrah now regularly attracts a hundred or more people to its services. At its next meeting, on November 21 at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, it celebrates its one-year anniversary.

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