Minyan on the Mira
Minyan on the Mira, the Jewish People of Glace Bay, is a one hour English documentary about an Orthodox Jewish congregation on the east coast of Canada. They are being confronted with questions about their ability to continue practicing their faith in their community. Having kept their synagogue open decades longer than anyone expected, two recent deaths, and the imminent move of the President of the congregation leaves their future very much in jeopardy.
The 25 remaining members of the congregation must now make some pragmatic decisions. Should they give up gathering their own minyan? What will happen to the 95 year old synagogue..?
These people are also caught in a quagmire of emotions and philosophical questions as they remember a community that once was strong and vibrant.
Minyan on the Mira is an intimate look at a remarkable group of people… Remarkable, yet so common, as minority groups around the world face similar questions and similar fates.