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

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES AND ONEG - 2/24

Please join us next week for Friday night services at 6:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW. If you would like to sponsor this oneg, please contact Rachel Briks, Simeon Markind, and Adam Teitelbaum at oneg@dcminyan.org.

 

SEUDAH SHLISHIT AND HAVDALLAH - 2/25

Join DC Minyan for Seudah Shlishit and Havdallah on Saturday, February 25th in the Flats at Dupont Circle's party room (2000 N St., NW). Mincha will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a potluck seudah shlishit with schmoozing and singing. We'll end with Maariv and a guitar-lead Havdallah at the conclusion of Shabbat. 

Sign up to bring dairy or pareve food and drink. For more information, email Adina Alpert and Julie Lascar at havdallah@dcminyan.org.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 3/4

Please join us next week for Shabbat morning services at 9:15 a.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.

 

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.

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION - 2/24

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.

 

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 read

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

 

MIDRASH MINYAN KIDDUSH 

DC Minyan would like to thank our Midrash Minyan participants (who daven once a month) by sponsoring kiddush in their honor on March 4th. We are so proud of them for leading davening for our community! If you would like to help sponsor kiddush in their honor, please make a donation via our website. In the notes section, write “Midrash Minyan Kiddush.” A sponsorship of any size is greatly appreciated.

 

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Have you recently found yourself looking for ways to get involved in community service? DC Minyan is looking to expand our social action committee! If you are interested in joining, please contact Ariella Slovin at socialaction@dcminyan.org.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal Tov to Henry and Rachel Jinich on the birth of a new son! Mazal Tov as well to grandparents Norman and Farideh Goldin! Visit our baby meals page to sign up to make the family a meal.

 

BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET

Condolences to Belle Davis on the loss of her husband Martin. Belle and Marty have been long time committed members of DC Minyan and he will certainly be missed. The funeral is at 12:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 22nd, at Ohev Sholom, 1600 Jonquill St., NW. Belle will be sitting shiva in her home, 7109 Lenhart Drive in Chevy Chase, through Tuesday morning February 28th. Please do not visit between 12-1:30, 5:30-7, or after 9:00 p.m. each day. Contact us at sc@dcminyan.org if you would like to help contribute towards meals for the family this week.

Please see the email sent earlier this week for shiva services and times. Sign up here to help make a minyan during shiva. Ten men are required for each service; women are very welcome in addition. 

May Belle and the entire Davis family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

 

 

 

Fri, 24 February 2017 28 Shevat 5777