There's been a lot of conversation lately, between a bunch of people here in downtown Baltimore, about the kind of Jewish community that we want to live in, that we want to create.

A community that engages positively, that fully represents the people living and working downtown, and that utilizes the abilities of all its members.

The conclusion has been to organize a partnership minyan, to help center and revitalize that sense of community. Partnership means that it would be fully participatory, using the traditional liturgy, all within the limits of halacha.