Kehillat Darchei Noam is an innovative Orthodox synagogue and community founded in September 2005 in Modi’in, Israel, built on the principles of egalitarianism, halakha, or Jewish law, and social justice.
One of the major objectives of Kehillat Darchei Noam is to enable women to take an equal role in building and participating in the religious life of the community. As such, the community seeks to maximize women’s participation in the services, including leading the worship, reading from the Torah, teaching the community and holding key lay leadership positions, while consistently searching for avenues within the halakha to advance women’s roles even further.
Kehillat Darchei Noam, which began with a handful of families meeting in someone’s courtyard, has been steadily growing to nearly 75 families, and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular Shabbat locations in Modi’in.
The Kehilla meets at the Netiv Zevulun School, on Emek HaHula Street, each Shabbat. Friday night services begin with Mincha, 10 minutes after candlelighting, year-round. Shabbat morning services begin at 8:45 am. Mincha on Shabbat afternoon is approximately one hour before Shabbat ends. The Kehilla also holds services on all chagim, High Holidays, Yom Ha'atzmaut, Tisha B'Av, etc. Newcomers are welcome!!