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DC Minyan

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!

5776 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND HIGH HOLIDAYS

The 5776 Membership Drive is just around the corner! Information regarding your membership and High Holiday tickets will be sent out this coming weekend.

If you have questions about membership at DC Minyan, or if you would like to help reach out to new, returning, or potential members during this year's drive, please contact our Community Relations Chair Sarah Blumenthal at membership@dcminyan.org.

tefillah institute

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 tefillah@dcminyan.org to join in or to learn more.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 7/31

Please join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, July 31st, at 12:00 p.m. for our weekly 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, email Jeremy Kadden at lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org or DC Beit Midrash at info@dcbeitmidrash.org.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 8/1

Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services this Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by DC Minyan. If you are interested in celebrating a life event or National Mustard Day by sponsoring a kiddush, please email kiddush@dcminyan.org.

 

NO DC BEIT MIDRASH THIS WEEK

DC Beit Midrash is on hiatus for the summer, we look forward to starting up again in September.

 

NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - 8/6
**LOCATION CHANGE**

Join Jewish Singles from around DC on Thursday, August 6th for drinks and a movie. We will be meeting up for drinks at 6:00 p.m. at Capitol City Brewing Company, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, and then we will head to The Park at City Center, 11th Street and New York Avenue NW, at 7:00 p.m. to watch Zoolander.

DC Minyan is joining with many organizations and congregations in the DC are to bring this event to our community, including Rosh Pina, Gather The Jews, Temple Micah, Adas Israel, Tikkun Leil Shabbat, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Kesher Israel, and EntryPoint DC.

The event is free but please register in advance so we can plan for the right amount of people. If you have any questions, please contact Stephan Kallus at movienight@dcminyan.org.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 8/7

Please join DC Minyan for Friday Night services next week at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.

 

COMMUNITY POTLUCK SEUDAH SHLISHIT - 8/8

Join DC Minyan on Shabbat afternoon for a casual potluck Seudah Shlishit. We will meet at Walter Pierce Park in Adam's Morgan for an afternoon of fun, socializing, and eating from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th. Please bring dairy or pareve food to share with others (please see DC Minyan's Kashrut Policy). DC Minyan will provide the drinks, cutlery, and some snacks. For more information, please email Community Relations Chair Sarah Blumenthal at membership@dcminyan.org.

 

COMMUNITY DINNER - 8/21

Join DC Minyan as we kick off 5776! Our Community Shabbat dinner will be held at the DCJCC following Friday night services, around 8:15pm. The dinner costs $10 for DC Minyan members and $15 for non-members. Children ages 3-12 cost $5; kids under 3 are free. Registration for the dinner is now open and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact DC Minyan's Community Relations Chair Sarah Blumenthal at membership@dcminyan.org.

 

GRAND SLAM SUNDAY - 8/30

Join DC Minyan and Rosh Pina for Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, Sunday August 30th. The fun begins at 11:30 a.m. with contests, games, and arts and crafts. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here. Please sign up by July 30th if you’d like to sit with us! Tickets can be purchased after July 30th here. Nationals Park offers a wide variety of food, including kosher food, and allows some outside food and water. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Havivi at baseball@dcminyan.org.

 

COMMUNITY MEETING - 8/31

As a lay-led community, DC Minyan’s success is due to the dedication of its members who plan and implement our many services, events, and activities. Join DC Minyan on Monday evening, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Community Meeting. The leadership will share the new initiatives that have been put in place for this year, and we encourage you to bring your ideas and suggestions for ways in which our community can continue to grow and serve the needs of our members. Details to follow in the coming weeks. Not to worry, food will be served!

Tue, 4 August 2015 19 Av 5775