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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, March 20th, at 12:00 p.m. for our weekly lunch and learn. 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



Join DC Minyan for Friday night services this week starting at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Following services, please stick around for an oneg with snacks, drinks, and an opportunity to meet new friends. The oneg is sponsored by Jonathan Groner and Eileen Suffian in memory of their mothers, and Zachary Rose Stern in honor of his monumental and epic transition from Twenty-Fine to Flirty-Thirty. If you would like to help with setup or cleanup, please contact Josh Klein and Ross Broms at



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 parasha learning beginning at 7:30 p.m. and chevruta and continued group learning from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

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.



DC Minyan is seeking a creative and energetic individual to be the new Chinuch (education) coordinator. The Chinuch coordinator oversees the Lunch and Learn speaker series, learning over the Shavout retreat and other educational programming for DC Minyan. The Chinuch coordinator also serves on the Leadership Council, which helps run the Minyan. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or have any questions about it, please contact

DC Minyan's Leadership Council (the LC), comprised of current and immediate past Steering Committee members as well as the chairs of each DC Minyan committee, serves a critical role in the day-to-day operations of DC Minyan. The LC shapes the vision of DC Minyan and approves DC Minyan's annual operating budget, meeting monthly to discuss programs, holidays, and big-picture topics affecting the community. As a member of the LC, the Chinuch Coordinator serves as a public face of DC Minyan through regular attendance at DC Minyan events, helps foster a sense of community by reaching out to new people, and, of course, helps integrate educational initiatives into DC Minyan.




As in previous years, DC Minyan has partnered with other local synagogues to help you sell your chametz before Passover begins.

To sell your chametz through Rabbi Herzfeld or Maharat Friedman at Ohev Shalom, please mail or email this form directly to them by March 31st. (Instructions are included in the form.)

To sell your chametz through Rabbi Fishman of Ohr Kodesh, please fill out the online form by April 2nd, or email their administrator Tami Lautman at with your name, address, and chametz location.

When selling one's chametz, it is customary to make a donation for kosher-for-Passover food for Jews in need (ma'ot chittim). Your donation can be made through the rabbis who will be coordinating your sale. We also encourage you to consider making a small contribution to the synagogue at which you are selling your chametz as a way to show your appreciation for the synagogue's work in facilitating this important process and to strengthen our positive relations with the larger Jewish community. Please email with any questions.



If you are looking for a seder or have spots available at your seder, please fill out this spreadsheet to ensure that we are able to accommodate those in the community that are looking for a place to attend seder. If you have any questions, please email Shira Broms at



DC Minyan does not meet for services on the first two days of Passover. This year, that includes services on the first Shabbat of April. If you are in the area for chag and would like help finding a place to pray, please contact the Steering Committee at and we will be happy to help.


PASSOVER SERVICES - 4/10 and 4/11

Please join DC Minyan for morning services on the 7th and 8th days of Passover at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW. 

If you are able to arrive on time on Friday, April 10th, please sign up to help make a minyan using this form.



On Friday, April 10th, DC Minyan will be having our annual 7th day of Passover lunch immediately following services. The lunch costs $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Please click here to register.

Thu, 26 March 2015 6 Nisan 5775