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!


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.



Due to our inability to confirm a minyan this week, Shabbat morning services for Saturday, January 21st are canceled. 



Please join us next week for Friday night services at 6:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW.



Please join us on Saturday, February 4th, for a community lunch honoring Nicki Bodner and Natalie Lascar Lefkowitz for their two years of extraordinary volunteer service on the Steering Committee. Lunch will begin after services at the DCJCC.  

Registration is now open and filling up fast! Register HERE before we reach capacity at this popular event. Registration for the luncheon closes at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1st. If you plan to register any children for babysitting, please do so by Sunday, January 22nd.  

For any questions about the lunch, please email Josh Nason at specialevents@dcminyan.org.



Thank you to our oneg coordinators Rachel Briks, Simeon Markind, and Adam Teitelbaum for organizing a wonderful oneg this past Friday night! 



The DC Minyan community would like to extend our deepest condolences to Rachel Hutt on the passing of her grandfather, Martin Hutt.



By the end of January, DC Minyan will be sending formal notices to members and donors describing the amount of tax-deductible payments made in 2015, including membership dues, high holiday tickets, and other donations. The IRS does not require you to have a written record from DC Minyan for tax-deductible payments under $250. If you believe that you have made a donation or other payment over $250 that you wish to deduct from your taxable income and have not received a notice from DC Minyan by January 31st, please contact DC Minyan Treasurer Aaron Malinoff at finance@dcminyan.org and we will send you the correct notice.





Sat, 21 January 2017 23 Tevet 5777