THE EXPLANATORY MINYAN
The Explanatory Minyan was consistently attended by 20-30 students and struck a beautiful balance between discussion and learning on the one hand, and actual prayer on the other. Structurally, the first 20 minutes of each session were dedicated to delving into particular elements of tefillah –- usually by means of guided discussion, practice and/or song -– and the latter 15-20 minutes were spent actually praying. The greatest impact that Legacy 613 made on this minyan was in helping Shalhevet think more seriously, consistently, and creatively about assessment and program evaluation. Because of Legacy’s input, Shalhevet surveyed the students both before and after the program, which allowed the faculty to see what did or did not work, and helped them plan improvements for the future.