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 email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join in or to learn more.
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 6/26
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, June 26th, 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 email@example.com or DC Beit Midrash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 6/26
Please join DC Minyan for Friday Night services this week at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
COMMUNITY SHABBAT POTLUCK SEUDAH SHLISHIT - 6/27
Join DC Minyan Shabbat afternoon for a casual potluck Seudah Shlishit. We will meet at Walter Pierce Park from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th, for an afternoon of fun, socializing and eating. Please bring dairy or pareve food to share with others (please see DC Minyan’s Kashrut Policy for help on what you can bring). DC Minyan will provide the drinks, cutlery and some snacks. For more information please email Sarah Blumenthal, Community Relations Chair at email@example.com.
NO DC BEIT MIDRASH THIS WEEK
DC Beit Midrash is on hiatus for the summer, to resume in September. In the meantime, we are looking for someone to join Elizabeth Chipkin as the DC Beit Midrash co-coordinator. If you are interested or just want to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 7/4
Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW..
FAST OF THE 17TH OF TAMMUZ - 7/5
The fast of the 17th of Tammuz begins at 4:07 a.m. on Sunday, July 5th, and ends at 9:08 p.m. To learn more about the fast day and its significance, please follow this link.
FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-SERVICES HAPPY HOUR AND ONEG - 7/10
Join DC Minyan for a happy hour oneg followed by Friday night services on July 10th at 6:15 p.m. If you have a milestone you would like to celebrate with DC Minyan and are interested in sponsoring, or would like to help with setup or cleanup, please email Josh Klein and Ross Broms at email@example.com.