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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!

Weekly Announcements - June 22, 2022

SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 6/24 at 7:00 pm

Join us this week, Friday night, June 24 at 7:00 pm for Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat indoors (Assembly Room).

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 7/2 at 9:15 am

Join us next week, Saturday, July 2 at 9:15 am for Shabbat Morning Services (indoors, Meeting Room).

Services are held at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW) and registration is no longer required, unless otherwise specified. All attendees eligible for boosters must be boosted, and all children 5 and over must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required inside for everyone except when eating or drinking at kiddush. 

 

Shabbat Times Poll - Last Call

How do you feel about our current schedule of starting Friday night services at 7:00 pm? Would starting earlier make it easier or harder for you to attend? Please let us know in this 2-minute poll!

 

DC Newbie Picnic in the Park - 6/25 at 1:00 pm

DC Minyan welcomes all those new to DC to a potluck picnic at Meridian Hill Park THIS Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm. If you’ve moved to DC less than one COVID ago (let’s say since March 2020), or are even just here for the summer, come eat, meet, and mingle with your fellow newbies. The potluck will be dairy, and attendees are requested to review DC Minyan’s kashrut policy in preparing their food. No registration is required, but please add your name and dish to this spreadsheet to avoid duplicates.

Feel free to reach out to Cooper Boyar (cooperboyar@gmail.com) with questions and find him in the park to know you’re in the right spot!

 

Theater with DC Minyan - Tomorrow (6/23) at 8:00 pm

Please join DC Minyan and Rosh Pina for a group trip to Theater J's production of Fires in the Mirror TOMORROW (Thursday, June 23), at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $29, half-off of box office price. For more information, contact Shira Kapper at klappershira@gmail.com.

 

Seeking Children's Programming Coordinator

We’re looking for someone to run our kids programming! Here’s our official job posting for you to send along to everyone you know:

DC Minyan, a traditional egalitarian minyan, seeks an organized, energetic, Jewishly knowledgeable person to serve as the Children's Programming Coordinator. This job will involve planning and leading certain Shabbat and holiday children's services and activities at DC Minyan, coordinating parent volunteers for other children's services and activities, and facilitating the establishment of a bar and bat mitzvah family cohort program.  

The Coordinator will primarily engage parent volunteers and ensure services and programs for Tot Shabbat (ages 0–4) and Midrash Minyan (ages 8–12) take place regularly. This person will typically lead the Children's Service (ages 5–7). The Coordinator will also identify all individuals with a bar/bat mitzvah over the course of the year and establish a cohort group for those families, along with one or two potential meetings or events.

A successful candidate will be available on the first and third Shabbat mornings of the month. The job is anticipated to take 4–8 hours per month and will be paid hourly at a competitive rate.  Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to parents@dcminyan.org by July 15 with "Children's Programming Coordinator" in the subject line.

 

College Students in the DMV Area

Lindsay Goldman (a former DC Minyan member!) just finished her 4th year of rabbinical school at JTS and is in DC this summer to build intentional, transient Jewish community with 18–22 year olds working and/or living in DC for the summer. She would love to grab coffee and get to know college age and college stage folks. You can reach out to her or connect her to your favorite young Jews at Lindsayjgoldman@gmail.com

 

Sign Up for Judaics Co-op

DC Minyan's Judaics Co-op is back for year three. We will be building cohorts of 3–4 students who will meet with experienced teachers at least weekly by Zoom. The program will focus on tefilla, chumash, and chaggim. DC Minyan will provide learning objectives to each teacher who will develop lessons to meet the students' needs and interests. We hope to have cohorts for students ranging from 5–11 years of age.

The program cost will be $1,000 for the year per student for cohorts holding 40 hours of lessons and will scale up for cohorts that build in additional hours. DC Minyan members will get preference in establishing cohorts. However, students from outside the DC Minyan community will be welcome to fill open spaces in existing cohorts. Feel free to reach out to judaics_coop@dcminyan.org with questions.

Registration is now open and will continue through June 30, 2022.  To sign up, please fill out this form

 

Join the Bereavement Committee

The Bereavement Committee is looking for new members!  If you are interested in helping to support DC Minyan members dealing with loss, please plan to attend a brief Zoom information session to learn more about what's involved.  There are two options for the session: 

  • Wednesday, July 13 at 8:15 pm or
  • Monday, September 12 at 8:15 pm.

Please email bereavement@dcminyan.org to RSVP and get the Zoom link.

 

DC Minyan on WhatsApp

Reminder that DC Minyan has a WhatsApp group! Click here to join.

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