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!
COMMUNITY CHANNUKAH CANDLE LIGHTINGS - 12/17 and 12/18
DC Minyan is excited to once again be having our annual Channukah Candle Lightings, an event that has become a crowd favorite! Both DC Minyan members and their guests are invited to attend the candle lightings hosted in our community members’ homes. This year, we will host lightings on December 17th and December 18th (nights 2 and 3 of Channukah). Please email email@example.com if you have not yet received an invitation, it’s certainly not too late to be added to a guest list.
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 12/19
Join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash on Friday, December 12th at noon for our weekly lunch and learn. 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, contact Jeremy Kadden, DC Minyan’s Chinuch Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or DC Beit Midrash at email@example.com.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 12/20
Join DC Minyan for Saturday morning services this week starting at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. This Shabbat is the 4th day of Channukah, so come on time to enjoy a particularly spirited Shacharit service with Hallel. Kiddush this week is sponsored by DC Minyan.
DC BEIT MIDRASH - 12/22
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 Rabbi Jessica Lott.
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 website for more information and to learn about DC Beit Midrash leadership opportunities.
FESTIVUS - 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 Second Annual Inter-Community Christmas Eve Chinese Food and Trivia Night at a bigger and better place: 1776DC at 1133 15th St., NW. If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is filling up fast, so please sign up here before the event sells out. Please note that due to security procedures at the venue we cannot accommodate any walk-ins on the day of the event, so you must register by December 23rd at the latest.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 12/26
Join DC Minyan for Friday night services next week starting at 6:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.