The Dog Walkers' Minyan

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Friendship; Community Formation

Type: Brief

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.