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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 We look forward to hearing from you!

membership drive


Our 5775 Membership Drive is well underway.

This year, we also are asking all of our members to sign-up for one volunteer opportunity in three areas where are in need: kiddush preparations, greeting, and arriving on time. Please fill out the Get Involved page to do so.

By now, you should have received an email from our Community Relations liaison, Natalie Lascar Lefkowitz. This year, members who would like to renew their membership will be billed automatically through ShulCloud. Account statements have been sent out to all members. If you have any questions about your membership, please email Natalie at, and if you have any questions about your statement, please email our treasurer Aaron Malinoff at

New Members who are just joining should fill out the New Member Registration form. Dues for full membership include High Holiday tickets, though even members must specifically register for High Holiday services to let us know which services you will be attending. High Holiday tickets can be reserved by filling out the High Holiday Registration form. Tickets for non-members and family guests are available at $90 per person, per holiday.



Join DC Minyan for Shmini Atzeret services (including Yizkor) on Thursday, October 16th at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW. Kiddush is sponsored by Phillip Wolgin and Lia Katz in honor of reconnecting at DC Minyan one year ago today.


SIMCHAT TORAH SERVICES - 10/16 and 10/17

Join DC Minyan for Simchat Torah services and Hakafot on Thursday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m at the DCJCC, 1529 16th St. NW.

DC Minyan will also be meeting for morning services and Hakafot at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 17th, also at the DCJCC. Kiddush is sponsored by the Koppelman-Milstein family in honor of William's second Hebrew birthday. We hope you will join us on Simchat Torah morning when we honor two community members, Josh Klein as Chatan Torah and Beth Tritter as Kallat Bereishit, in recognition of their outstanding service and many contributions to DC Minyan. In keeping with a common custom in Jewish communities, please consider making a donation to DC Minyan in their honor. You can do so on the Donate page of our website.



Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services this week starting at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Kiddush is sponsored by Dena Roth in honor of Rivka Friedman and their fourth wedding anniversary.



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. This week’s teacher is Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen.

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.DC Beit Midrash will resume on 10/20, after the chagim.



Join DC Minyan for Friday night services next week starting at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. This will be the last Friday night services at our summer time before the clocks change and services move to 6:00 p.m.



DC Minyan will be hosting our annual New Faces Dinner on Friday, November 7th. If you are new to DC or have been coming to DC Minyan for less than 2 years, come join us for a delicious Shabbat dinner to meet other new faces! You can sign up using this form. If you have any questions, please email Sarah Blumenthal at with any questions. We hope to see you there.

Mon, 20 October 2014 26 Tishrei 5775