A Virtual Minyan? Communal Prayer in the Digital Age

A webinar with Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership

Judaism places great value on communal prayer, mandating that we pray with others whenever possible. But what does it mean to pray in community? Are we really connecting if we make a minyan via videoconference?

This webinar was part of the International Seminar for Halakhic Study, a movement-wide event for Conservative/Masorti communities to come together to study the responsum, “Wired to Hakadosh Barukh Hu: Minyan Via Internet” by Rabbi Avrum Reisner (JTS ’77). Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.