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!
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES AT THE NEW TIME - 3/28
Please join us this week for Friday night services at 7:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW. Please note our later summer start time.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 4/1
Please join us next week for Shabbat morning services at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW.
PASSOVER: SERVICES ON THE FIRST DAYS
Are you in town for the first days of Passover? Please fill out this survey to let us know if you are here (or not)! For planning purposes, please respond by the end of the day on Monday, March 27th.
PASSOVER: SEVENTH AND EIGHTH DAY SERVICES - 4/17 & 4/18
Please join us for services on April 17th and 18th at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC. On April 17th services will be followed by our annual lunch (see below for more details).
GOOD DEEDS DAY - 4/2
Join the Edlavitch DCJCC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and DC Minyan, along with over half a million volunteers from around the world for this fun and meaningful annual Day of Service on April 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Good Deeds Day projects through the Edlavitch DCJCC will include making hygiene kits for women at Nativity Women's Shelter, healthy snack bags for children at the Georgia Avenue Family Collaborative, origami flowers for seniors, activity kits for patients at Children's National with PJ Library, and more! D.C. Minyan is also sponsoring a project to create Dry Meal Packages for Emory Men's Shelter! All projects will be family-friendly, with the PJ library activity being especially geared towards children.
Please sign up if you plan on attending. We will transfer this information to the DCJCC. We appreciate any donations to help support DCMinyan's contribution to the dry meal packages, click here to donate.
SEVENTH DAY OF PESACH LUNCH - 4/17
On Monday, April 17th, DC Minyan will be having our annual seventh day of Pesach lunch immediately following services. The lunch costs $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Please register by April 7th. To volunteer, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Josh Nason, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for more information on Pesach at DC Minyan, including selling chametz and services information.
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - 4/26
Join DC Minyan for a trip to the theater! On Wednesday, April 26th we will be going to see Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, which tells the story of 15-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome living in 1930's Brooklyn and thinking of little else but playing for the Yankees...and girls, of course. The show takes place at Theater J in the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please let us know if you will be joining us and purchase your tickets through the Theater J box office for $17 using the discount code DC MINYAN.
WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION - ON HIATUS
The weekly parsha discussion is on hiatus, and will resume later in the year.
As in previous years, DC Minyan has partnered with other local synagogues to help you sell your chametz before Passover begins.
To sell your chametz through Rabbi Herzfeld or Maharat Friedman at Ohev Sholom, please use this form on their website by Wednesday, April 5th.
To sell your chametz through Rabbi Fishman at Ohr Kodesh please use this form and either mail it to Ohr Kodesh Congregation Attention: Tami Lautman 8300 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815 or email the form to email@example.com. Forms must be received by Friday, April 7th.
When selling one's chametz, it is customary to make a donation for kosher-for-Passover food for Jews in need (ma'ot chittim). Your donation can be made through the rabbis who will be coordinating your sale. We also encourage you to consider making a small contribution to the synagogue at which you are selling your chametz as a way to show your appreciation for the synagogue's work in facilitating this important process and to strengthen our positive relations with the larger Jewish community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thinking of spending the Seders in DC? Looking to welcome guests to your home for one of the Seders? To help community members coordinate their hospitality needs and requests for Passover seders, please add your name to this spreadsheet as either a guest or a host. For those people who sign up to be hosts, please take a look at the spreadsheet and email any guests that you are able to host at your Seder. Note: This document is meant to help our community members facilitate their own matches and will not be monitored by the hospitality team.
Mechon Hadar has put together a guide on preparing your home for Passover. It contains information about cleaning your home, kashering your kitchen, selling chametz, and the Bedikat Chametz.
LAG B'OMER ORGANIZER
Are you an experienced barbeque chef or do you want to lead outdoor fun? We are currently looking for someone to organize our Lag b'Omer celebration, which will take place on Sunday, May 14th. If you are interested, please contact the Steering Committee at email@example.com.
Mazal Tov to Jonny and Michal Powell on the birth of a son! If you would like to help provide a meal to the family, please sign up to make a baby meal.
Thank you to Josh Nason, Divi Wilensky, Julie Lundy, and Laura Yares for coordinating a wonderful lunch and learn past Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped with set-up and clean-up!
BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET
DC Minyan extends our condolences to Luisa Moss on the recent loss of her father.