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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 We look forward to hearing from you!



Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, April 17th, 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, DC Minyan’s Chinuch Coordinator, at or DC Beit Midrash at



Please join us for Shabbat services this Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Kiddush this week is sponsored in honor of Beth Tritter by the DC Minyan kids (and their parents), to thank her for all her hard work organizing kids programming and making DC Minyan a wonderful place for families.



There will be no DC Beit Midrash this week.



Join DC Minyan for Friday night services next week starting at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.



Whether you have recently become a member of DC Minyan or are interested in learning more about our wonderful community, join DC Minyan for the New Faces Dinner on Friday night, April 24th following services. Learn more about upcoming DC Minyan events, engage in conversations with new people, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Registration for the dinner is now open.

Please sign up here. If you are interested in helping out with the dinner or would like to know more about it, please contact Meira Ellias at

shavuot retreat

Spend your Shavuot Holiday and Memorial Day Weekend with the DC Minyan Community at camp! The 2015 Shavuot Retreat will take place from Friday evening, May 22nd through Monday night, May 25th at Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA.

Early registration for DC Minyan members only will open on Sunday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. Regular registration for Associate members and DC Minyan guests will open on Wednesday, April 22nd at 12:00 p.m. Thanks to a generous grant from the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies and additional support from DC Minyan, the cost for full members has been heavily subsidized this year. For more information about pricing for the retreat, please click here.

The Shavuot committee has already been hard at work to make this another fantastic retreat. We are delighted to have Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Dean of Students at Yeshivat Hadar as scholar-in-residence. In addition, we are excited to offer new programming like the inaugural Shavuot Retreat book club.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email coordinators Ariella Bock and Chanah Solomon-Schwartz at

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