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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 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 to join in or to learn more.



Please join DC Minyan and DC Beit Midrash this Friday, February 5th, at 12:00 p.m. for our weekly lunch and learn. If the weather is good, we will meet at Farragut Square. If the weather is bad, 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, email Jeremy Kadden at or DC Beit Midrash at



Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Saturday at 9:15 a.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. 



Please join us on February 6th for a community luncheon honoring Eytan Apter and Daniel Havivi for their two years of extraordinary volunteer service on the Steering Committee.  Lunch will begin after services at the DCJCC.  Registration is now closed.  To join the waitlist or volunteer to help set up or plan the luncheon, please contact Josh Nason at



Are you interested in meeting new members of DC Minyan? Would you like to coordinate the annual membership drive and be one of the first points of contact for people looking to become a part of the minyan? We are looking for a new membership coordinator whose responsibilities include organizing the membership drive, managing the member database, as well as planning events and hospitality opportunities for new minyan members. The membership coordinator will work with within the Community Relations committee. If you are interested in this position, please contact the Steering Committee at



DC Minyan is searching for a new social events coordinator! This individual is responsible for working within the Community Relations committee to conceptualize, co-plan, and execute fun social programming throughout the year. If you are interested in creating great events that bring old and new friends together, please contact us at



If you made a financial contrubution to DC Minyan in 2015, including membership dues, high holidays tickets, or other donations, you should have received a personalized email acknowledging your charitable contribution. The IRS does not require you to have a written record from DC Monyan for tax-deductible payments under $250. If you did not receive an email, or if you believe the email contains an errorplease contact DC Minyan treasurer Aaron Malinoff at Thank you to Aaron for all tof the time and effort that went into compiling the financial data.


Tue, 9 February 2016 30 Shevat 5776