DC Minyan

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 - 3/4

Please join us this week for Shabbat morning services at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW. This week’s kiddush is sponsored by the DC Minyan Community in honor of our Midrash Minyan participants, who lead the conclusion of services once a month. If you would like to help sponsor kiddush in their honor, please donate via our website. In the notes section, write “Midrash Minyan Kiddush.” A sponsorship of any size is greatly appreciated

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 3/10

Please join us next week for Friday night services at 6:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW.

 

ICE SKATING WITH DC MINYAN - 3/5

Join us for an afternoon of skating on Sunday, March 5th at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington Harbour Ice Rink, located on the Georgetown waterfront. The cost for the event is $16, which includes skate rentals and admission to the rink. Registration is now open! If you have any questions, please e-mail our social events coordinator at socialevents@dcminyan.org.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN - 3/18

Please join us after services on 3/18 for a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Ben Weiner, spiritual leader of the Jewish Community of Amherst and brother of longtime member Miriam Szubin. He is a writer, a scholar of Yiddish and Irish literature, a musician, and a homesteader. Rabbi Weiner will be speaking on "Jewish Unity in Crisis? A Study of Chaim Grade's "My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner".

To sign up for this Lunch and Learn please click here. If your child requires babysitting, please sign up by this Sunday 3/5.

 

A DAY OF LEARNING IN PREPARATION FOR PASSOVER WITH MECHON HADAR - 3/19 

Please join the Edlavitch DCJCC and DC Minyan for Slavery, Redemption, Song, and Storytelling: A Day of Learning in Preparation for Passover with Mechon Hadar on Sunday, March 19th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC. This learning program will include a panel, lunch, and two additional workshops. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age. Registration and more details are available through the DCJCC website. In addition to DC Minyan, this event is sponsored by the Szubin and Katzman families on the occasion of the first yahrzeit of their father, grandfather, and teacher, Professor Zvi H. Szubin z"l.

 

NEW HOMEBUYER'S WORKSHOP - 3/19

Thinking about buying a new home or condo but not sure where to start? Join Kesher Israel, Rosh Pina, and DC Minyan for a presentation by Seth Opert of First Savings Mortgage Corporation and Kira Epstein of Washington Fine Properties for an interactive and informative workshop on buying a home. The workshop will take place in at Kesher Israel, 2801 N Street, NW, on Sunday, March 19th, at 7:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend, but please register here. Light refreshments will be served. Please email education@kesher.org with any questions

 

VOLUNTEER AT MARTHA'S TABLE - 3/26

Come volunteer with DCM at Martha's Table on Sunday, March 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! We will be helping to prepare food that Martha's table will deliver to those in need here in DC. This could mean anything from dicing tomatoes to preparing sandwiches, so come ready to show off your sous chef skills! Participants must be 12 or older. Space is limited to 10 so sign up fast! If you have any questions, please email Ariella Slovin at socialaction@dcminyan.org

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION - ON HIATUS

The weekly parsha discussion is on hiatus, and will resume later in the year.

 

PURIM 5777

Purim is just a few weeks away! DC Minyan is also turning 15 years old! Come celebrate these momentous events with us on Saturday, March 11th. 

The night will include a variety of games for all ages, snacks, drinks, and costume contests (including best individual costume, best couple/pair costume, and best family/group costume). So dress to impress and expect a fun time! 

Festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. on March 11th at the DCJCC for Ma’ariv followed by Megillah reading at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of groggers and noisemakers, please bring boxes of dried pasta and other boxed edible goods to shake. All food will be donated to SOME (So Others Might Eat), a DC organization committed to providing food, clothing, and healthcare service to the homeless. Noiseless food donations are welcome as well! After Megillah reading, please stick around for our Purim/15th birthday bash.

Kids’ Purim programming will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at the DCJCC.  

Please join us on Sunday morning March 12th, at 9:00 a.m. for Shacharit, Megillah reading, and breakfast. The Purim Seudah is generously sponsored by Marty (ז"ל) and Belle Davis. While this breakfast is free, please register here to ensure we have enough space.  

To help with any of our Purim programming, please email Yael Hartmann and Mark Nathanson at purim@dcminyan.org.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to our oneg coordinators Rachel Briks, Simeon Markind, and Adam Teitelbaum for organizing the wine and cheese oneg this past Friday night. 

Thank you to Adina Alpert and Julie Lascar for organizing a wonderful Seudah Shlishit and Havdallah this past Shabbat. Thank you to Shoshana Parker and Ari Fridman for hosting us.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal Tov to former members Robbie and Sarina Gerson on the birth of a daughter!

 

 

 

Wed, 1 March 2017 3 Adar 5777