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.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES FOLLOWED BY SUMMERTIME DINNER - 7/21

Please join us this week for Friday night services at 7:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Services will be followed by a Community Shabbat Dinner - please see below for more details.

 

NO SHABBAT SERVICES NEXT WEEK

DC Minyan meets on the first and third Shabbat mornings of each month, and the second and fourth Friday nights. As next week is the fifth Shabbat of July, we will not be meeting for either service. However, we will be having a potluck in the park - see below for details. Please plan on joining us at our next Shabbat morning services on August 5th.

 

TISHA B'AV - 7/31-8/1

The fast begins at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, July 31st and ends at 8:52 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st.

DC Minyan will be having services and Eicha reading at 8:30 p.m. followed by select Kinot at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. If you have a lantern style flashlight, please bring it with you.

Shacharit services on Tuesday morning, August 1st at 7:30 a.m., followed by select Kinot at the DCJCC.

Mincha services on Tuesday, August 1st will be held at the Edlavitch DCJCC at 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Gabbai Committee at gabbai@dcminyan.org. If you would like to learn more about the history and customs of Tisha B’av, you can visit this helpful page from My Jewish Learning.

 

SUMMERTIME SHABBAT DINNER - 7/21

Join us following services on 7/21 for Shabbat dinner to celebrate summer! Everyone is welcome to join us! Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. TODAY! Register here for the Summertime shabbat Dinner. If you would like to help out, or if you have any questions, please email Josh Nason at specialevents@dcminyan.org.

 

SHABBAT POTLUCK IN THE PARK - 7/29

Join us for a Shabbat potluck picnic on Saturday, July 29th.  We will meet at 12:15 p.m. at Walter Pierce Park (2630 Adams Mill Rd NW).  Bring blankets, chairs, board games, lawn games, food and, of course, yourselves! I If you will be participating in the potluck, please sign up to let us know what you are bringing. If you will not be joining us for lunch, please feel free drop by and hang out anyway.  If it's raining, the potluck will be rescheduled.

All food should be dairy or pareve. Information about the DC Minyan Kashrut Policy, is located on our webpage.  Please contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org for more information or to volunteer to help out.

 

AN EVENING WITH COMEDIAN ELON GOLD - 8/6

Join DC Minyan and Kesher Israel for an evening with comedian Elon Gold, Sunday, August 6th, at 7:30 p.m.

Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's 'Stacked' and NBC's 'In-Laws'. He has made ten appearances on 'The Tonight Show' and had a recurring role on the hit show, 'Bones'. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC's 'The Dana Carvey Show' and has guest starred on 'Frasier', 'The Mentalist', 'Chappelle's Show' among others. He has a one hour stand up special out on Netflix. Elon brings a unique comedic style to a global stage, delighting audiences with his take-no-prisoners commentary on Jews and Jewish life.

Seats are available starting at just $15, or join Elon before the show for a kosher Sushi and Wine VIP reception for $75 (includes a ticket)!

You can purchase your tickets through the Kesher Israel website and be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

 

DC MINYAN COMMUNITY MEETING - 8/22

As a lay-led community, DC Minyan’s success is due to the dedication of its members who plan and implement our many services and events. Join DC Minyan on Tuesdayevening, August 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Community Meeting at the Hamilton House Party Room at 1255 New Hampshire Ave 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. Details to follow in the coming weeks. Food will be served!

 

GRAND SLAM SUNDAY WITH DC MINYAN & THE FEDERATION - 8/27

Buy your tickets now for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 3rd annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish community Day at Nationals Park on August 27 when the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets. Join more than 1,500 of your Greater Washington community members at 11:35 a.m. as we gather two hours before game time (1:35 p.m.) for activities, food tastings and fun for all ages!

Don’t drop the ball; buy your tickets today with DC Minyan’s ticket block! We’ll see you at the Ballpark! Tickets are on sale now through August 4th; after that you might not be able to sit with your DC Minyan friends! If you have any questions, contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION CANCELED - 7/21

There will be no weekly brown bag parsha discussion this week. Please join us on Friday, July 28th for our next weekly discussion.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

DC Minyan is looking for a new Social Media Coordinator! If you enjoy posting on facebook, tweeting, and “gramming” then we need your help advertising our upcoming social events, dinners, and services. Email the steering committee at sc@dcminyan.org if you are interested in this position. 

 

HIGH HOLIDAY LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills and a desire to help make high holidays at DC Minyan run as smoothly as possible to assist our current High Holiday Coordinator. This position will include assisting with room setup and supplies for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Please email the Steering Committee at sc@dcminyan.org if you are interested.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal Tov to Lia Katz and Phil Wolgin on the birth of a son! Sign up here to make a meal for the family!   

Mazal Tov again to Talya Bock and Rafi Cohen on the birth of their daughter, Vivian Frieda, or Vered Shlomit in Hebrew. Sign up here to make a meal for the family!

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