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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 11/21
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, November 7th at noon for our weekly lunch and learn. We will meet in the southwest corner of Farragut Square, by the Farragut West Metro stop. 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, DC Minyan’s chinuch coordinator, at email@example.com or DC Beit Midrash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES and ONEG - 11/21
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services this week starting at 6:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
Please stick around after services for the first oneg of the season. If you would like to sponsor an oneg at DC Minyan, please email coordinators Shira Margol and Max Parness at email@example.com.
MYSTERY SCIENCE SHABBAT 3000: Invite Science to your Shabbat Dinner Table - 11/21
DC Minyan is cosponsoring Mystery Science Shabbat 3000, a DC community-wide fun, original Shabbat program focused on science learning at potluck shabbat dinners! Everyone brings a dish. Unlike ordinary potluck meals, however, each dish must come with a science explanation and/or demonstration associated with it. Learn more about the program and its Kashrut policy here.
ROSH CHODESH KISLEV SERVICES - 11/23
Join DC Minyan to welcome Kislev on Sunday, November 23 with Shacharit, Hallel, Torah reading, donuts, and coffee. Grownups, kids, and those in between are all welcome. Services will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
DC Minyan is partnering with the JCC’s social action drive to make trail mix for kids in afterschool programs at schools in low-income neighborhoods. Please bring in Cheerios, raisins and chocolate chips (or any other dried fruit) for the JCC’s Everything But The Turkey event.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - 11/24
DC Beit Midrash is an open, accessible, and non-denominational space for Jewish learning in DC, where people from all different backgrounds and levels of knowledge come together to study. Food and schmoozing begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Hall of the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW, with group parsha learning beginning at 7:30 p.m. and chevruta and continued group learning from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Come every week, or drop in for a taste of Torah whenever you can. The weekly DC Beit Midrash is free and open to everyone. Please see the DC Beit Midrash website for more information and to learn about DC Beit Midrash leadership opportunities.
NO SHABBAT SERVICES AT DC MINYAN - 11/28-29
DC Minyan meets for Shabbat morning services on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat of each month, and for Friday night services on the 2nd and 4th Shabbat of each month. Next week is the 5th Shabbat of November, so we will not be meeting for services. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing Shabbat.
LUNCH AND LEARN - 12/6
Save the date for a lunch and learn with Rabbi Avi Killip of Mechon Hadar. The topic will be: Where do we look for answers to life's important questions? Who do we think should have the authority in our communities? Join us as we look into the Talmud to discuss these questions, and asses the value and dangers of crowdsourcing. Click here to sign up. To access the registration form you must first log in to Shulcloud, which you can do using the link at the top of these announcements.