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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!

VOLUNTEERING

As part of our continuing effort to maintain a strong and vibrant lay led community, we encourage our members to sign up to volunteer this coming year in some capacity, including volunteering to host new members and other hospitality guests, greeting on Shabbat, planning or volunteering at one of our events during the year, davening, leyning, or setting up/cleaning up Kiddush. 

We truly appreciate everyone’s participation in this effort!  

Please sign up today to volunteer to greet on Shabbat; set up/clean up Kiddush or host a hospitality guest.

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 tefillah@dcminyan.org to join in or to learn more.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 12/2

Join us this Friday for the return of our weekly brown bag 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, please email Jeremy Kadden at lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org with any questions.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 12/3

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

Kiddush is sponsored by Sarah Blumenthal, Jacob Forstater, and Ezra to thank DC Minyan for being such a wonderful and welcoming community. They are excited for you to visit them in New Jersey.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES AND ONEG - 12/9

Please join us for a happy hour oneg hour AFTER services on December 9th! Services will begin at 6 p.m. followed by snacks and drinks around 7:00 p.m. If you would like to sponsor this oneg, please contact Rachel BriksSimeon Markind, and Adam Teitelbaum at oneg@dcminyan.org.

 

HAVDALAH AND ZOO LIGHTS - 12/10

Join us for a community havdalah followed by a trip to see the Zoolights at the National Zoo on Saturday, December 10th.  We will meet for community havdalah in Adams Morgan at 5:30 p.m. and then walk to the zoo. Sign up to let us know you'll be coming.

 

We are looking for a havdalah host! If you would like to volunteer to host havdalah in your home (for about 10 minutes total) or would like more information, please contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org.   

 

NEW FACES/OLD FACES LUNCH - 12/17 (REGISTRATION IS OPEN!)

Whether you have recently become a member of DC Minyan, have been a long-time member of DC Minyan, or are interested in learning more about our wonderful community, join DC Minyan for the New Faces Lunch on Saturday, December 17th, immediately following services.  Learn more about upcoming DC Minyan events, engage in conversations with new and existing members, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Register here

If you have any questions or would like to help out with this event, please email specialevents@dcminyan.org.

 

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR AND LC POSITION 

DC Minyan is looking for a new Community Relations Coordinator to join our Leadership Council beginning January 2017. The Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for supporting potential, new, and longstanding DC Minyan members and working with the Membership Coordinator and Social Events Coordinator to plan and facilitate programming for the Minyan. 

The Community Relations Coordinator serves on the DC Minyan Leadership Council and plays a large role in shaping the Minyan and its direction. Please contact us at sc@dcminyan.org if you are interested volunteering or learning more about these roles. 

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal tov to Brianne Nadeau and Jayson Harpster on their wedding this past weekend!

Mazal to v to Allison Redisch and Oren Hirsch on their recent engagement!

 

NOVEMBER LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MINUTES

The minutes from the November meeting of the LC can be found on the Records and Minutes page under the "About" tab on the DC Minyan website.

 

Sat, 3 December 2016 3 Kislev 5777