The Dog Walkers' Minyan
Publication Date: July 2009
Author(s): David Kraemer
Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Friendship; Community Formation
Coverage: United States
Simply by walking his dog in the neighborhood every night, the author forms significant friendships with a number of diverse people who are also walking their dogs. The author suggests using this model to create a meaningful Jewish community. He states that Jewish institutions should allow for members to meet incidentally while pursuing something that is of meaning to them in their everyday lives.