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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 - 8/19

Join us this week for the return of 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 lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org.  

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 8/20

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

Sponsorship for this week's kiddush is still available. If you would like to sponsor, please fill out our convenient online form.  

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 8/26

Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. 

 
 
COMMUNITY DINNER AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE KICKOFF - 8/26

Join the DC Minyan community as we kick off 5777!  Our community Shabbat dinner will be held at the DCJCC following Friday night services, around 8:15 pm.

Registration is now open!

The dinner costs $10 for DC Minyan members and $15 for non-members. Children ages 3-12 cost $5; kids under 3 are free. If you have any questions, please contact DC Minyan's Membership Drive Coordinator Shoshana Kohr at membership@dcminyan.org. Please sign up by Wednesday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m. 

 

MACHZOR GENIZA EVENT - 9/11

Please join us on Sunday, September 11th at the Kesher Israel cemetery (5301 Southern Ave. Capitol Heights, Maryland) as we conduct the geniza of the Silverman machzorim. Community members are encouraged to bring their own sacred texts for burial as well. 

This is a unique learning event for our community that doesn’t come around very often and we encourage everyone to attend! To learn more about geniza, please reference this page on My Jewish Learning. For more information about the event, please email sc@dcminyan.org

 

KIDDUSH COORDINATOR

DC Minyan is currently looking for a kiddush coordinator.  This position will oversee the kiddush committee and help coordinate the purchase, set-up and clean-up of all things kiddush.  If you are interested in this position or have further questions, please email kiddush@dcminyan.org.  

 

MACHZORIM FOR DC MINYAN

Thank you to the entire DC Minyan Community, including friends and family who dedicated and purchased machzors over the last several months. This has been a tremendous undertaking  for the community and we’re appreciative of everyone’s help!

We raised over $12,400, which is 95% of our goal of $13,000. If you would still like an opportunity to dedicate a machzor, please contact the DC Minyan Machzor Drive committee at machzor@dcminyan.org

While our work is not done yet, we would like to thank the machzor drive committeeAriella Bock, Ariella Kurshan, and Abigail Romirowsky for their hard work thus far in spearheading our fundraising efforts. Additionally, thank you to Rebecca Gerrfor spearheading the purchasing of the machzorim and for coordinating logistics. 

For additional questions or if you would like to help with preparing the machzorim for use, please contact the DC Minyan Machzor Drive committee at machzor@dcminyan.org.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal tov to Randi and Benjy Braun on the recent birth of their daughter, Adrienne Fifi. To make the family a meal, please sign up on the baby meals page on our website. 

 

BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET

The DC Minyan community would like to extend our deepest condolences to Naomi and Danny Michaelis on the passing of their grandfather, Edwin Michaelis. 

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Eliana Fishman and Rebecca Gerr for coordinating and leading singing on Tisha B’Av evening and to all those who came early to services and helped set the tone for the evening. 

Thank you to  Zach Stern for coordinating the community trip to the Holocaust Museum with Rosh Pina and Kesher on Tisha B’Av. 

Tue, 23 August 2016 19 Av 5776