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 - 3/7
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, March 7th and every Friday at noon to study the weekly parasha in a relaxed, conversational format. The location will rotate each week, but will always be within a 10 minute walk of Dupont Circle. This week we will meet at McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (1900 K Street NW), first floor (lobby level) in the Potomac conference room. Ask for Jeremiah. 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. Just make sure to bring your own lunch as well as a willingness to listen and share your ideas. 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 - 3/7
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services this week starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall of the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW. Please join us for an Oneg immediately following services. This week’s Oneg is sponsored by Stacey, Eytan and Gabriel Apter in honor of the birth of their son and brother, Gideon Matan. If you would like to honor an individual or occasion by sponsoring an oneg, please email email@example.com.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - 3/10
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 will be Rabbi Jack Moline.
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 www.dcbeitmidrash.org for more information and to learn about DC Beit Midrash leadership opportunities.
SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES - 3/15
Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services next week starting at 9:15 a.m. in the Community Hall of the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW.
PURIM - 3/15 & 3/16
Celebrate Purim with DC Minyan beginning on Saturday night, March 15th with megillah reading at the Fairfax at Embassy Row (2100 Massachusetts Ave NW) at 8:30 p.m., followed by a Purim party hosted by DC Minyan at Bread & Brew (1247 20th St NW) from 10:15 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
On Sunday, March 16th, morning services and megillah reading will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the community hall of the DCJCC, followed by a Purim seudah and shpiel. The DC Minyan Seudah is generously sponsored by Belle and Marty Davis. Registration is now open to the community. Please sign into DC Minyan and go to the Registration Link.
The registration deadline for everyone is Wednesday, March 12th.
Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend the Seudah. We will have face painting, some arts and crafts fun, and a special surprise for the children.
If you would like to volunteer for any parts of our Purim Celebration, please email Purim@dcminyan.org.
DC MINYAN CENSUS: WE WANT YOUR OPINION
In the coming weeks, DC Minyan will be sending you a survey asking for your opinions about many aspects of how DC Minyan is run. Our goal is to get a better sense of our community's needs so that we can make the Minyan even better and plan for the next 5-10 years. But we can't do it without you! Please be on the lookout for the survey and fill it out as soon as you can - it should only take 10-15 minutes of your time and will be an invaluable resource for our community. (And admit it, you love to share your opinions anyway.) In the meantime, if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR DC MINYAN
DC Minyan is working with Interfaith Power and Light, which brings area congregations together to protect the environment, to offer an innovative program that offers members affordable clean energy and raises money for the Minyan at the same time. For more information, please click here or contact Matt Mayers at email@example.com.