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 & COMMUNITY DINNER- 6/23

Please join us this week for Friday night services at 7:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Services will be followed by a Community Shabbat Dinner - please see below for more details.

 

COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER - 6/23

Following services on 6/23, please join DC Minyan for a community Shabbat dinner. This event is open to everyone! Registration is open and you can sign up herePlease register by June 21st at 11:00 a.m. Registration with babysitting is closed - if you have not yet registered, please email to see if there is space for your child. If you would like to help out, or if you have any questions, please email specialevents@dcminyan.org.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 7/1

Please join us next week for Shabbat morning services at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

 

SUMMERTIME SHABBAT DINNER - 7/21

Join us following services on 7/21 for shabbat dinner to celebrate summer! Everyone is welcome to join usl! If you would like to register for babysitting, please do so by noon on Sunday, July 2nd.  Register here for the Summertime shabbat Dinner.

 

SHABBAT POTLUCK IN THE PARK - 7/29

Join us for a Shabbat potluck picnic on Saturday, July 29th.  We will meet at 12:15 p.m. at Walter Pierce Park (2630 Adams Mill Rd NW).  Bring blankets, chairs, board games, lawn games, food and, of course, yourselves! I If you will be participating in the potluck, please sign up to let us know what you are bringing. If you will not be joining us for lunch, please feel free drop by and hang out anyway.  If it's raining, the potluck will be rescheduled.

Information about the DC Minyan Kashrut Policy, is located on our webpage.  Please contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org for more information or to volunteer to help out.

 

GRAND SLAM SUNDAY WITH DC MINYAN & THE FEDERATION - 8/27

Buy your tickets now for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 3rd annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish community Day at Nationals Park on August 27 when the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets. Join more than 1,500 of your Greater Washington community members at 11:35 a.m. as we gather two hours before game time (1:35 p.m.) for activities, food tastings and fun for all ages!

Don’t drop the ball; buy your tickets today with DC Minyan’s ticket block! We’ll see you at the Ballpark! Tickets are on sale now through August 4th; after that you might not be able to sit with your DC Minyan friends! If you have any questions, contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION - 6/23

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, contact Jeremy Kadden at lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org.

 

JOIN THE KIDDUSH COMMITTEE

The kiddush team is looking for volunteers! If you enjoy bagels, platters of brownies and shmoozing with friends while cutting veggies, this position is for you! Kiddush setup and cleanup is done on a rotating basis, so you'd only need to be in the kitchen every few weeks. Please email Adina Alpert at kiddush@dcminyan.org for more information.

 

HELP SUPPORT THE DOWNTOWN ERUV

Thanks to previous support from DC Minyan, Rosh Pina, and Kesher Israel, the Rabbi Philip Rabinowitz Memorial Eruv continues to serve the downtown Washington, DC Jewish community and countless tourists and guests. Maintenance of the eruv is time consuming and costly. Every year, more than $3,000 is spent repairing different sections of the eruv that break because of age and bad weather. In addition, we have numerous volunteers on rotation each week checking to make sure the eruv is still up and functioning.

Kesher Israel, Rosh Pina, and DC Minyan all believe that taking care of the eruv is a true communal responsibility as the eruv doesn't belong to just one organization or one shul. It belongs to all of us, and it is our combined responsibility to make sure it continues to function and serve the needs of our Jewish community. 

The eruv fund is severely under budget. Please consider a gift of $25, $50, or $75 to ensure that funds are available to sustain the eruv in our community. You can contribute to help maintain and support the eruv by donating through our website. Thank you!

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal Tov to Zach Stern and Rinat Glinert on their recent engagement!

 

Thu, June 22 2017 28 Sivan 5777