The DAT Minyan is one of the friendliest shuls in Colorado. The leadership is focused on outreach and community. Rabbi Alter is a scholar and a community Rav. The people who attend are warm, Torah-centered professionals. It is a serious Orthodox shul focused on family and Jewish life.
Great place in all aspects dont have anything bad to say about the place. I would suggest this place to anyone
I am a past president of a large traditional synagogue. We have moved over to DAT Minyan for the intimacy and respect toward worship. The shul is youthful and vibrant with many capable lay leaders, male and female who can teach, lead services and set and example for others. It has a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere.
We have been a member of the minyan since the first days. I like the diversity of the membership. There is a sense of community and caring for other. We have made friendships through the minyan. There is opportunities for all to be involved at all levels. The youth program struggles and needs to be strenghened. Though, the afternoon learning for the children is positive and my daughter loves to go. I like when the children come in for musaf on Shabbat...it adds to the family/warm atmosphere of the shul.
I'm a member of the DAT Minyan and so impressed with all the effort people are putting in to make it a great place.
The Dat minyan provides us with a home away from home, including cholent! WE love it! The lay leadership of the organization allows all those interested in volunteering to volunteer and to participate in some capacity.
Our family relocated to Denver three years ago and we gravitated toward the DAT minyan. We have been very happy with the new friends we have made and the community. We enjoy the DAT minyan very much and feel very comfortable with our choice to go there.
My husband and I moved here a few years ago and were overwhelmed with the warmth of the community in the DAT Minyan. I am also a current member of the Minyan's board (my nomination to the board is unusual simply for the fact that most shul's don't nominate board members that are new to the community and not wealthy). The DAT Minyan is vibrant and energetic and a truly exceptional community of welcoming, wonderful people.
I have been involved with the DAT Minyan since soon after it was formed.I was excited by the potential I saw for it to become a place where everyone would feel welcomed and the services would be a focused,uplifting experience.I think we are doing a good job of fulfilling that potential.The minyan continues to draw young families, singles,mdddle aged and older people, and meld them into a true community.I see the DAT Minyan an integral to the growth and future of the Denver Jewish community,and asignificant contributor to Denver community at large.
While our membership to the Minyan is only at the Associate level (inferring that the Minyan is not our primary synagogue), our experience with the synagogue has been invariably positive and refreshing. Their leadership found within the local community the previously unmet need to conduct a Sabbath morning service at a time much earlier than customary due to various parenting responsibilities and personal preference. This early religious service was made available to the whole Jewish community without regard to level of membership, if any, in the Minyan, and has been a resounding success. Further, the availability of Rabbi Alter as rabbi and friend, despite his grueling working schedule as a "head of school," continues to exceed any imagination of any expectation. He remains part of our family. Overall, the warmth and welcoming manner of DAT Minyan is a "best practice" for other religious entities in our midst.