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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!


DC Minyan's 5776 Membership Drive is underway! A membership renewal email has been sent out with a link to sign up for High Holidays tickets and babysitting.

We are always looking to welcome new members to DC Minyan. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our community, please visit the membership page of our website, or contact Sarah Blumenthal at

If you are a DC Minyan member who has not received an email with membership and High Holidays information, please contact Sarah Blumenthal at and we will straighten it out.

High Holiday tickets are now open to members and their guests. Tickets will become available to non-members on Monday, August 17th. If you have any questions about the High Holiday services, please contact the Steering Committee at

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 to join in or to learn more.



Please join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, August 28st, 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 or DC Beit Midrash at



DC Minyan meets for Shabbat morning services on the first and third Shabbat of each month, and for Friday evening services on the second and fourth. As this week is the fifth Shabbat in August, we will not be meeting for either service this week. We look forward to seeing you next week, and then a whole lot more in the following month.



Join DC Minyan and Rosh Pina for Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park on 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 still available via the Nationals website 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



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. Join DC Minyan on Monday evening, August 31st, at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Community Meeting at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. 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. If you have a suggestion, idea or question that you would like the Leadership Council to address, please let us know by filling out a quick form. Not to worry, food will be served!



DC Beit Midrash is on hiatus for the summer, to resume in September.



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

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