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!
SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES - 12/7
Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services this week starting at 9:15 a.m. in the Community Hall of the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, N.W. Kiddush this week will be sponsored by Sarina, Robbie, and Max Gerson in honor of their new son and brother. The community is invited to join the Gerson family for the bris and kiddush in the Community Hall following services.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - GUEST TEACHER - 12/9
Would you recognize Maimonides if you met him in the street? Join us on Monday, December 9th as Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper will reconstruct the story of the famous portrait of Maimonides and follow where the image has appeared. The journey will take us around the world as we explore painting, sculpture, philately, numismatics, and modern media. All the while, we will consider what Maimonides would have thought about the way he has been presented.
Rabbi Cooper is a faculty member at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Last year, he published Relics for the Present: Contemporary Reflections on the Talmud, and is the spiritual leader of Kehillat HaTzur VeHaTzohar in Zur Hadassah - a mixed religious and secular neighborhood outside Jerusalem.
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, N.W., with group parsha learning beginning at 7:30 p.m. and chevruta and continued group learning from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
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 www.dcbeitmidrash.org for more information and to learn about DC Beit Midrash leadership opportunities.
THEATER NIGHT at THEATER J - 12/12
On December 12, at 7:30 p.m., join DC Minyan social events, along with Tikkun Leil Shabbat, at Theater J for a performance of “Woody Sez,” a foot-stomping, knee-tapping, warm-hearted musical retelling of the life of folk-music legend, Woody Guthrie. Guthrie penned such classics as “This Land Is Your Land,” “Union Maid” and the lesser-known, but delightful “Chanukah Dance” (see below)! Through his songs, Guthrie drew attention to workers rights and the struggles of people living through The Great Depression.
Tickets are $15 dollars, and we will gather for snacks and drinks after the show. To register, click here. If you have any questions, please contact DC Minyan’s social events coordinator, Shira Klapper, at email@example.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 12/13
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services next week starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall of the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, N.W.
FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US, 12/24
What are all of downtown DC’s Jews to do on Christmas Eve? Eat Chinese food, drink beer, and show off your pop-culture knowledge, of course! Join DC Minyan, Kesher, and Rosh Pina for the First Annual Inter-Community Christmas Eve Chinese Food and Trivia Night! Look out for the sign-up link in next week’s announcements. For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.