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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!

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO SHABBAT SERVICES AT DC MINYAN

DC Minyan meets for Shabbat morning services on the 1st and 3rd Shabbat of each month, and for Friday night services on the 2nd and 4th Shabbat of each month. This week is the 5th Shabbat of November, so we will not be meeting for services. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing Shabbat.

 

DC BEIT MIDRASH - 12/1

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 Nechama Barash.

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.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES-12/6

Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services next week starting at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Immediately following services we will be having a Lunch and Learn that we hope you will attend.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN - 12/6

Save the date for a lunch and learn with Rabbi Avi Killip of Mechon Hadar. The topic will be: Where do we look for answers to life's important questions? Who do we think should have the authority in our communities? Join us as we look into the Talmud to discuss these questions, and assess the value and dangers of crowdsourcing. Click here to sign up.

 

COMMUNITY CHANNUKAH CANDLE LIGHTINGS 12/17 and 12/18

DC Minyan is excited to once again be having our annual Channukah Candle Lightings, an event that has become a crowd favorite! Both DC Minyan members and their guests are invited to attend the candle lightings hosting in our community members’ homes. Please email candles@dcminyan.org if you are interested in hosting or helping out. This year, we will host lightings on the evenings of Wednesday, December 17th and Thursday, December 18th (nights 2 and 3 of Channukah).

 

FESTIVUS - 12/24

What are all of downtown DC’s Jews to do on Christmas Eve? Eat Chinese food, drink beer, and show off your pop-culture knowledge, of course! Join DC Minyan, Kesher, and Rosh Pina for the Second Annual Inter-Community Christmas Eve Chinese Food and Trivia Night! If you are interested in being DC Minyan’s representative for the organizing of the event or volunteering for the event in any way, please email deckthehalls@dcminyan.org.

Wed, 26 November 2014 4 Kislev 5775