WELCOME TO DC MINYAN!

DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community located in Dupont Circle, in the heart of our nation’s capital. We seek to create an environment that will welcome, enrich, and challenge people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with all levels of familiarity with Jewish texts and ritual. Our hope is that this young community will provide an inviting space for the members of the DC community to share their ideas, their aspirations, and their prayers. As a lay-led community, the Minyan derives its strength and its warmth from you.

On this website, you can find information about our events, how to get more involved, and more! To get more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please email info@dcminyan.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

VOLUNTEERING

As part of our continuing effort to maintain a strong and vibrant lay led community, we encourage our members to sign up to volunteer this coming year in some capacity, including volunteering to host new members and other hospitality guests, greeting on Shabbat, planning or volunteering at one of our events during the year, davening, leyning, or setting up/cleaning up Kiddush. 

We truly appreciate everyone’s participation in this effort!  

Please sign up today to volunteer to greet on Shabbat; set up/clean up Kiddush or host a hospitality guest.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES & DELUXE KIDDUSH - 5/20

Please join us this week for Shabbat morning services at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Help us support guests to our community and make an on-time minyan for kaddish by signing up here.

This week's deluxe Kiddush is sponsored by:

Julie Straus Harris, Adam Harris, and Stephen Harris in memory of Julie's father, Stephen Straus z"l, on the occasion of his 10th yarzheit this coming Tuesday. 

Anna Batler, Zia, and Tavi in honor of Gil graduating law school and being home again in the evenings. 

Josh Nason and Jordy Snyder in honor of their aufruf. They would like to thank everyone at DC Minyan for their friendship, help, support and for celebrating with them!

Alana Chill, Elliot Meiteles, and Naomi Michaelis in honor of their graduations this weekend and all recent graduates!

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES & HAPPY HOUR ONEG - 5/26

Please join us next week for a Happy Hour oneg at 6:15 p.m. followed by Friday night services at 7:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

 

WHISKEY AND SPIRITS TOUR/TASTING AT DISTRICT DISTILLING COMPANY - 5/21

Join us for a tour and tasting at District Distilling Company (1414-1418 U Street NW), DC's very own spirits establishment, on Sunday May 21st at 4:00 p.m. Located in the heart of the U Street Corridor, the distillery preserves the character of the original building while incorporating a southern-style distillery, restaurant, and bar. The cost of the tour is $20.00. Register here!

 

MYSTERY GUEST SHABBAT DINNER - 6/9

Join the DC Minyan community following services on Friday, June 9th, for an evening of Shabbat dinners around the city at our spring Mystery Guest Shabbat.This year, the DC Minyan Leadership Council will be opening their homes and hosting members of the community. Whether you are new to DC, new to DC Minyan, or have been coming for years, this is an excellent chance to meet and spend time with new people over a delicious Shabbat meal. Registration is now open and will close Monday, June 5th at noon. Please email Kaylin Bugos at hospitality@dcminyan.org with any questions about the event.

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION HAS RETURNED

Join us this Friday for our weekly brown bag lunch and learn. If the weather is good, we will meet at Farragut Square. If the weather is bad, we will meet at International Food Court at 18th and I streets, NW.

As always, we'll provide the texts and start a conversation about the themes, characters, messages and ideas of that week's parasha. No experience or Hebrew knowledge necessary. For more information, email Jeremy Kadden at lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org.

 

SHAVUOT 5777

Thank you to everyone who registered for the retreat! We look forward to seeing you at Capital Retreat Center on May 30th. 

There is still space available for Tier 1 housingSign up for the waitlist here. The Shavuot Team will confirm and provide payment instructions once you have completed registration.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with any aspect of the retreat, or if you have any questions, please contact the Shavuot Committee at shavuot@dcminyan.org.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Debbie Kobrin for organizing the Lag B’Omer Celebration with Rosh Pina and Kesher Israel! Also, thank you to everyone who helped out with setup and cleanup.

 

Tuesday, May 23 2017 27 Iyyar 5777