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DC Minyan

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 info@dcminyan.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

VOLUNTEERING

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.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

NO BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 7/1 & 7/8

We will not be having our weekly lunch and learn this week or the following week. Please join us when we meet again on Friday, July 15th.

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES AND SIGN UP TO MAKE A MINYAN - 7/2
 

Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Saturday, 7/2 at 9:15 am at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.

Due to the holiday weekend and the expectation that many in our community will be away, we want to ensure that we will be able to have a minyan and start davening on time. Please sign up here if you can commit to arriving around 9:15 a.m. this coming Shabbat

 

DC MINYAN AT THE MOVIES WITH YP@AL AND ENTRYPOINT DC - 7/7

Join DC Minyan, Young Professionals at Adas Israel (YP@AL) and EntryPoint DC on Thursday, July 7th, for a Mean Girls movie night under the stars to “make fetch happen”. Bring your blankets and chairs to meet at 8:15 p.m. Arrive early to participate in games such as wii on the big screen, trivia and hula hooping. The movie is scheduled to start at sundown. 

Location: Capitol Riverfront, Canal Park, SE, Washington, DC, just one block from the Navy Yard Metro. The site is an open space located at northern block of Canal Park at 2nd and "Eye" Streets, SE.  The Capitol Riverfront has parking available on the street and several surface parking lots.

If you have any questions, contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org.
Please register here.  

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 7/8

Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat evening services on Friday, July 8th, at 7:00 pm at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.

 

SHABBAT POTLUCK IN THE PARK - 7/23 
 
Join us for a Shabbat potluck picnic on Saturday, July 23rd. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Walter Pearce Park (2630 Adams Mill Rd NW).  Bring blankets, chairs, boardgames, food and, of course, yourselves! If it's raining, the potluck will be rescheduled.  

For information about the DC Minyan Kashrut Policy, please use this link

If you will be contributing to the potluck, please sign up with what you are bringing here. If you would like to come hang out without having lunch feel free to stop by at any time. 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org.

 
 

GRAND SLAM SUNDAY - 8/28
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to be hosting the second annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. On August 28, the Washington Nationals will be taking on the Colorado Rockies at 1:35 p.m. Join us two hours before the game for activities and fun for all ages! Group ticket sales end August 1st; after that you'll still be able to come, but we won't be able to guarantee you'll sit with your favorite DC Minyan friends.  We’ll see you at the Ballpark!

Don’t miss out - purchase your tickets today for DC Minyan’s ticket block. GROUP TICKET SALES END ON AUGUST 1ST; after that you'll still be able to come, but we won't be able to guarantee you'll sit with your favorite DC Minyan friends. 
For more information, contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org.

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

As you know, our Minyan is only able to be successful due to the members who volunteer for leadership roles.  There are a number of new leadership positions that are currently available, and we are looking for some members to fill them!   Please email sc@dcminyan.org if you are interested in or have questions about any of the below positions:


GREETING COORDINATOR
DC greeting coordinators help to facilitate greeters for Friday night and Shabbat morning davening. The greeting coordinator helps members sign up to serve as welcoming faces for people entering the building and walking into services. 


SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
DC Minyan is looking for someone to help us post our upcoming events on Facebook and any other new-age social media platforms. No intense web development/social media background skills necessary.  


SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ever wonder how DC Minyan plans, organizes and run so many various lunches and dinners?! Now you can be a part of it! The special events committee will help order food, arrange for volunteers, oversee set-up and clean-up for Friday night dinner and/orSaturday lunches.  This committee will be working alongside Josh Nason who is the current special event coordinator.  


FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG COORDINATOR(S)
About 6-8 times a year DC Minyan hosts an oneg on Friday nights, before services in the summer and after services in the winter.  As an oneg coordinator, you be responsible for purchasing food as well as overseeing the set up, clean up, and overall theme of the oneg.  You can apply for this position alone or grab a friend to sign up to do it with you! 


If you are interested in any of these positions, or would like further information, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

 

 

NEW MACHZORIM FOR DC MINYAN 

This year will be our 15th year for High Holiday services at DC Minyan! As many of us know, the holidays are an incredibly special period, bonding more than 300 individuals into a single community and making us feel part of something much bigger than ourselves. We are excited to announce that this year we will be changing the machzorim (prayer books) and we are looking for your help! The suggested donation is $36 per machzor or $72 for a set of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur machzorim. For each machzor sponsored, we will also be including your name in a bookplate on the inside cover.

Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. We have raised over $7,800 and are over halfway to our way to meet our goal of raising $13,000  by August 14th!

To make your donation and sponsor a set of machzorim, please click here.

For additional questions or if you would like to get involved in the fundraising effort, please contact Ariella Bock at machzor@dcminyan.org.

 

THANK YOU

We owe a huge thank you to everyone who has served in a leadership position over the past year and is now stepping down.  Thank you to Jessica Torch for serving as the DC Minyan greeting coordinator over the last year, Josh Klein and Ross Broms for being our Friday night oneg coordinators, and Jay Lefkowitz for being our social media coordinator. It truly takes a community to make the Minyan run, and we are so thankful to everyone who has stepped forward to volunteer.  

Thu, 30 June 2016 24 Sivan 5776