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Located in the center of the Houston Jewish community in Meyerland neighborhood, Meyerland Minyan is an Orthodox outreach congregation. According to its website, the Minyan’s mission includes “promoting Torah values, a sense of community and genuine Ahavat Yisrael, and support for the State of Israel among its members and throughout the city.” The congregation offers “a wide assortment of dynamic educational opportunities and programs for people of all ages and all backgrounds.”
One of the things that makes Meyerland Minyan unique is its Eruv, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “an urban area enclosed by a wire boundary which symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.” The Meyerland Minyan’s site explains that its Eruv “gives physical and spiritual expression to the concept of building a communal home.”
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The materials are arranged by date, within one series as follows:
Series I: Anniversary Gala Programs
Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository