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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 5/29
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, May 29th, 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 email@example.com or DC Beit Midrash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO SERVICES THIS SHABBAT
DC Minyan meets for Shabbat morning services on the first and third Shabbat of each month, and for Friday night services on the second and fourth Shabbat.
Since this week is the fifth Shabbat of May, we will not be meeting. If you would like to be connected with a community member for a Shabbat meal, please contact our hospitality team at email@example.com.
NO DC BEIT MIDRASH THIS WEEK
DC Beit Midrash will not be meeting on Monday, June 1st. Stay tuned for information about our next meeting.
TORAH READING CLASS - 6/2
The next DC Minyan beginner’s Torah reading class will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the DCJCC. The classes have already begun; if you are still interested in finding out more about the class, please email Rebecca Gerr and the gabbai team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 6/6
Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Saturday, June 6th, at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 6/12
Please join DC Minyan for our next Friday Night service at 7:00 p.m. on June 12th at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
LUNCH AND LEARN - 6/20
Please join us for a Lunch and Learn immediately following services on Saturday, June 20th. Our speaker will be Dr. Pamela Nadell of American University. Her topic will be: “Women Who Would Be Rabbis: The Long Battle for Women's Ordination.” This year marks 30 years since the Jewish Theological Seminary began ordaining women as rabbis, and 43 since Hebrew Union College began doing so. With Maharats now being included among Orthodox clergy, female spiritual leadership seems to be gaining acceptance from across the Jewish spectrum. This lunch will explore the astonishingly long history of the battle for women's ordination and consider some of the unexpected ramifications of women's entrance into the rabbinate. Sign up here by Tuesday, June 16th.
COMMUNITY SHABBAT POTLUCK SEUDAH SHLISHIT - 6/27
Join DC Minyan Shabbat afternoon for a casual potluck Seudah Shlishit. More details to follow in next week’s announcements.