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 email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
high holidays and membership drive
HIGH HOLIDAYS 5775
High Holiday registration is open for all community members and tickets can be reserved here. Members' tickets are included with membership and tickets for members' guests and other community members may also be purchased at this time. Members must still register in order to claim their tickets.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 5775
DC Minyan's Membership Drive has begun! Now is an excellent time to consider becoming a member of DC Minyan. If you are considering joining as a member for the first time, we have no doubt that you will not only enjoy the tangible benefits (high holiday tickets; discounted prices for DC Minyan programming; and priority registration for DC Minyan's Annual Shavuot Retreat) but also the opportunities to connect with new friends and to participate in all aspects of this vibrant, thriving, supportive Jewish community. New members can fill out this form.
For more information on becoming a member, including dues structure, please go here.
Members who would like to renew their membership will be automatically invoiced in the next few weeks. Please be in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to renew your membership for the upcoming year.
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 9/12
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, September 12th at noon for our weekly lunch and learn. This week we will meet in the southwest corner of Farragut Square, by the Farragut West Metro stop. If the weather is bad, we will meet at the International Food Court at 18th and I Streets.
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 9/12
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services this week starting at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
FRIDAY EVENING COMMUNITY DINNER - 9/12
After your summer fun has wrapped up, come enjoy a BBQ themed Shabbat dinner with DC Minyan. Come catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy a delicious dinner. If you are still interested in joining us, there are a few spots left. You can sign up here, and registration will close once we are full. Please email Adina Alpert at email@example.com with any questions.
SHABBAT AFTERNOON COMMUNITY POTLUCK SEUDAH SHLISHIT - 9/13
Join us on Shabbat afternoon for our third seasonal Community Shabbat Potluck. We will meet at Walter Pierce Park from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for an afternoon of fun, socializing, eating and learning. We invite everyone to bring dairy or pareve food for the potluck. DC Minyan will be providing some snacks and drinks. If you are bringing cooked food, please adhere to the DC Minyan guidelines for preparing kosher food for DC Minyan communal events.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - 9/15
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 parsha learning beginning at 7:30 p.m. and chevruta and continued group learning from 8:00-9:00 p.m. This week’s teacher is Eitan Gutin.
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 homepage for more information and to learn about DC Beit Midrash leadership opportunities.
DC MINYAN THEATER OUTING - 9/17
On Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m., join DC Minyan for a trip to see Theater J's "Yentl," written by L.A. based singer-songwriter Jill Sobule ("I kissed a Girl"). The production is a new take on Isaac Bashevis Singer's classic tale about gender, Jewish life, and trying to be something the world says you are not. The JCC is offering us discounted tickets at $15. There will be a reception after the performance to discuss the play over drinks and snacks. Last year's trip to Theater J's production of Woody Sez drew a big DC Minyan crowd, so sign up here soon to ensure your spot.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 9/20
Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services next week starting at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
ORDER LULAV AND ETROG
DC Minyan is once again selling Lulav and Etrog sets for Sukkot.
Standard sets are available for $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Deluxe sets are available for $36 for members and $41 for nonmembers. Order here. All orders must be placed by Monday, September 29th. They will be available for pickup at the DCJCC before services on the first day of Sukkot, Thursday, October 9th. If you need to pick yours up before Sukkot you can make arrangements to pick them up on Sunday, October 5th. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUKKAH HOP - 10/11
Please save the date for DC Minyan's second annual Sukkah Hop on Shabbat afternoon, October 11th. We are looking for volunteers to open up their sukkot for themed gatherings for all to enjoy. If you'd like to get involved or have any questions, please email Adina Alpert at email@example.com.