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 email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
FAST OF ESTHER - 3/4
We hope those of you commemorating the Fast of Esther have an easy and meaningful fast today. The fast ends at 6:39 p.m.
PURIM - 3/4 and 3/5
Join the DC Minyan community for our Purim 5775 celebrations. Megillah reading will be on March 4 at 6:15 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th Street NW), followed by a children’s costume parade, DC Minyan’s ever-hilarious Purim shpiel, an epic snowball fight, and food. Celebrations are generously sponsored by Belle and Marty Davis.
Location change: Megillah reading on March 5 will be at the party room of 1099 22nd Street NW at 8:00 a.m. Please bring your own siddur. Megillah will be followed by a breakfast Purim Seudah sponsored by a generous grant from the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies. In order that those attending can get to work after Megillah in a timely fashion, please arrive at promptly at 8:00 a.m. to make a minyan. If you can commit, please sign up here (make sure you are logged in to ShulCloud).
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 3/6
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, March 6th, at 12:00 p.m. for our weekly lunch and learn. 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 Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Kadden, DC Minyan’s Chinuch Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or DC Beit Midrash at email@example.com.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 3/7
Please join us for Shabbat services next Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW in the gymnasium. Kiddush is sponsored by the families of Lia Katz and Phil Wolgin in celebration of their aufruf.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - 3/9
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 parasha learning beginning at 7:30 p.m. and chevruta and continued group learning from 8:00-9:00 p.m. This week's surprise, uninvited guest speaker is Benjamin Netanyahu.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 3/13
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services next week starting at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Services are generously sponsored by Jason Voorhees. Please note the later start time for daylight savings.
LUNCH AND LEARN - 3/21
Please save March 21st on your calendar for the spring Shabbat Lunch and Learn, featuring a rebuttal speech by President Hassan Rouhani. The lunch is generously sponsored by Nancy Pelosi. More details, including sign up form, to follow in next week’s announcements.
FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG - 3/27
Please join DC Minyan for an Oneg following services on Friday night, March 27th. If you are interested in sponsoring the Oneg or would like to help out in any way, please email Josh Klein and Ross Broms at firstname.lastname@example.org.