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!
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.
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 email@example.com to join in or to learn more.
BROWN BAG FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN - 8/26
Join us this week for the return of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 8/26
Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
Join the DC Minyan community as we kick off 5777! Our community Shabbat dinner will be held at the DCJCC following Friday night services, around 8:15 pm.
The dinner costs $10 for DC Minyan members and $15 for non-members. Children ages 3-12 cost $5; kids under 3 are free. If you have any questions, please contact DC Minyan's Membership Drive Coordinator Shoshana Kohr at email@example.com. Please sign up by
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 9/3
Please join DC Minyan for Shabbat services next Saturday at 9:15am at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.
MACHZOR GENIZA EVENT - 9/11
Please join us on Sunday, September 11th at the Kesher Israel cemetery (5301 Southern Ave. Capitol Heights, Maryland) as we conduct the geniza of the Silverman machzorim. Community members are encouraged to bring their own sacred texts for burial as well.
This is a unique learning event for our community that doesn’t come around very often and we encourage everyone to attend! To learn more about geniza, please reference this page on My Jewish Learning. For more information about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR & COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DC Minyan is currently looking for a hospitality coordinator and individuals interested in joining the hospitality team. The hospitality committee serves as friendly faces in the Minyan and match individuals interested in participating in a Shabbat meal with hosts in the community. The hospitality coordinator and team also coordinates DC Minyan’s biannual Mystery Guest Shabbat meals.
The Hospitality Coordinator serves on the DC Minyan Leadership Council and plays a large role in shaping the Minyan and its direction. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about these roles.
MORNING VOLUNTEERS & FREE BREAKFAST - 8/28
As many of you know, DC Minyan has recently purchased new machzorim for the upcoming High Holiday season! As part of this endeavor, we have also secured a larger storage space and will vacate our old unit on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 a.m. We are looking for a few volunteers to help us move our belongings out of our old storage unit and into our new one. With enough volunteers, this should take about an hour. The storage facility, Extra Space Storage, is located at 1420 U Street. If you are interested in helping, as well as participating in a scrumptious bagel and cream cheese breakfast, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mazal tov to Alana Chill and Elliot Meiteles on their wedding!
Thank you to Eileen Suffian, Stephan Kallus, and Zach Stern for helping set up and clean up kiddush last Shabbat!