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!
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.
As you know, our community decided last summer to create a Tefillah Institute, using a generous donation we received from an anonymous donor. The Institute will include learning opportunities, communal activities and greater encounters with Tefillah in order to help people re-engage with Tefillah in a more intimate, personally meaningful way. While our community often excels at efficient, high quality davening, we want to enhance our community's spirituality and passion as well.
In the next few months, we will begin an at-home, at your own pace, chavruta style learning opportunity, using a curriculum Mechon Hadar has developed to help people learn about and re-engage with Tefillah through Project Zug. Participants willl be paired off into chavrutas to learn together at their own pace and there will also be occasional meetings of the wider group for people to come together to discuss their own personal experiences, successes and failures in encountering Tefillah. We hope you can join us for this exciting new adventure! Please email Jeremy Kadden at email@example.com to join in or to learn more.
NO BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 4/29
There will be no brown bag lunch and learn this coming Friday, 4/29. Please join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash again on Friday, May 6th at 12:00 p.m. when we return to our regular schedule.
PESACH SERVICES - 4/29 and 4/30
Please cancel those 5th Shabbat plans and join DC Minyan for Pesach services this Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
SEVENTH DAY PESACH COMMUNITY LUNCH (REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON)-4/29
On Friday, April 29th, DC Minyan will be having our annual seventh day of Pesach lunch immediately following services. The deadline to register has passed. To volunteer, join the waitlist, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Josh Nason, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 5/7
Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services n ext Saturday, 5/7 at 9:15 am. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
PATHWAYS TO PARENTHOOD - 5/18
Thinking about growing your family or looking for support after struggling to conceive? Please join us and the DCJCC Parenting Center for an informal discussion about different paths to parenthood on May 18th at the DCJCC. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the panel will begin at 7:00 p.m. This symposium will include experts such as a fertility doctor, an adoption expert, a mental health provider, a rabbi, a legal expert with experience facilitating egg donor, gestational carrier agreements and more! After the panel, there will be time for informal connecting and community building. Gay and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish -- all are warmly welcomed. Co-sponsored by DC Minyan, The Red Stone and the Cade Foundation. Tickets for the event are $5. Email Miriam Szubin at MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org with any questions.
JSCREEN POP-UP - 5/18
Take control. Take action. Get screened.
Whether you are single, dating, married, or already have a child and are planning to add to your family, genetic screening is important for every member of our community. JScreen, a non-profit dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases, will be “setting up shop” at the DCJCC on Wednesday, May 18th at 4:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, in an effort to provide as many as possible with an easy and affordable opportunity to get tested. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. Co-sponsored by DC Minyan. Email Miriam Szubin at MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org with any questions.
FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR ONEG & SERVICES - 5/13
Please join DC Minyan for a happy hour oneg and Friday night services on May 13th. The oneg will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by services at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in sponsoring this oneg, or would like to volunteer with setup or cleanup, please contact Ross Broms and Josh Klein at email@example.com.
NEW FACES LUNCH- 5/21
Are you a new member to DC Minyan? Are you interested in learning more about our wonderful community? Are you a longstanding member who would like to meet new people? If so, please join DC Minyan for the New Faces Lunch on Saturday, May 21st following services. Engage in conversations with new people, learn more about upcoming DC Minyan events, and enjoy a delicious meal! Registration will be available shortly so stay tuned!
SHAVUOT RETREAT - 6/10-13
The Shavuot retreat is coming up June 10th-13th, 2016. Registration begins for DC Minyan members.There will be an email sent out to members with the link next week. We hope you're as excited about this year's retreat as we are! Please refer to the email that was sent out on Monday for all of the program highlights and registration logistics. If you have any questions, or did not receive the information, please email Ross Broms, Adam Broms, and Jay Lefkowitz at shavuot@dcminyan.
NEW MACHZORIM FOR DC MINYAN
This year will be our 15th year for High Holiday services at DC Minyan! As many of us know, the holidays are an incredibly special period, bonding more than 300 individuals into a single community and making us feel part of something much bigger than ourselves. We are excited to announce that this year we will be changing the machzorim (prayer books) and we are looking for your help! The suggested donation is $36 per machzor or $72 for a set of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur machzorim. For each machzor sponsored, we will also be including your name in a bookplate on the inside cover.
To make your donation and sponsor a set of machzorim, please click here.
For additional questions or if you would like to get involved in the fundraising effort, please contact Ariella Bock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to everyone who helped with Kiddush on the first days of Pesach this year! Thanks to Rebecca Gerr for organizing and overseeing services and kiddush over the first days of Pesach. Thanks to Eileen Suffian, Jonathan Groner, Adam Broms, and Carrie Broms who all played a role making sure there was food after services at the DCJCC.
Thank you to those who helped sponsor Kiddush: Tamara Litwin and Colin Berkley, Yigal Schleifer and Rachel Levitan, Amanda and Charles Koppelman-Milstein, Matan Meyer, Shira and Ross Broms, Anne and Yochi Dreazen, Abby Deift,and Robert and Judith Grauman.
BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET
The DC Minyan community extends its deepest condolences to Mike, Anna, Avishai, and Sophia Ravvin on the passing of his bubbe, Celia Flomen.