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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 We look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Announcements

New Locations

Please note: The Edlavitch DCJCC is undergoing significant renovations, and therefore DC Minyan will be relocating for the year. We will be meeting for Shabbat services at two new locations until the JCC reopens: Unless otherwise noted, Friday night services will be held at the Chastleton, located at  1701 16th Street NW. Shabbat morning services will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, located at  1500 Harvard Street NW.

Shabbat Morning Services - 10/20 - All Souls

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on October 20th starting at 9:15 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church. Services will take place in Pierce Hall. Please enter through the entrance located on Harvard Street. For those of you with strollers, you can use the ramp at the corner of 16th & Harvard.

Kiddush is sponsored by Ariella Slovin and Daniel Shore in honor of their recent marriage and DC Minyan's warm spontaneous aufruf on Simchat Torah!

Kiddush is also sponsored by Bryce Jacobs and Matt Mayers in honor of Jolie's first birthday and our new temporary home at All Souls.


Please join us for Friday Night Services on October 26th starting at 6 p.m. at The Chastleton, 1701 16th Street, NW (between R and Riggs Streets). 

Social Action Myster Guest Shabbat Dinner - 10/26 - **NEW DATE**

Join the DC Minyan community for a Mystery Guest Shabbat Dinner on Friday, October 26th, in conjunction with National Refugee Shabbat. These meals provide a wonderful opportunity to dedicate a small part of our Shabbat experience to refugees and to share small group Shabbat dinners with others in the community. Sign up to be either a guest or a host; if you are interested in hosting, DC Minyan will be providing all the food so there is no need for you to cook!

Register here! If you have any questions about the meal, please email Kaylin Bugos at For more information about National Refugee Shabbat, please email our Social Action team at

DC Minyan Night at the Movies - 11/7

Join DC Minyan and the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) on November 7th to see Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story. Through animations of his stories, re-enactments of his anecdotes, peeks behind the scenes and interviews with family and friends (Jonathan Safran Foer and Ira Glass among them) in Tel Aviv and New York, two Dutch filmmakers try to find out why Keret’s constant storytelling has kept him alive.

You can purchase your tickets directly through WJFF. Please also let us know you're coming by registering with DC Minyan. For question, please contact Social Events Coordinator Zach Stern at

Hadar Winter Learning Institute in DC

The inaugural Hadar Winter Learning Institute, co-sponsored by DC Minyan, will take place December 23-25, 2018, and will be held at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School. This program is for adults of all ages who are looking for deep Jewish learning, and participants from across the denominational spectrum and from all Jewish educational backgrounds are welcome. Learn with members of Hadar's faculty, including Rabbis Shai Held, Avi Strausberg, and Ethan Tucker!

In addition, Hadar is offering parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton.

For more information about the theme of the learning, childrens' programming, and to register, please visit the Hadar website

Membership Drive

DC Minyan's 5779 Membership Drive is still underway! We have now completed processing all charges for membership dues, and you should have received an email from our treasurer. Please check your email for important membership information. To pay your account balance, click here to login and go directly to your payment page. If you have any questions about billing, please email Aaron Malinoff at

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact Natalie Lascar Lefkowitz at

If you or someone you know is interested in joining DC Minyan, please visit our membership page or contact Natalie for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

DC Minyan relies on its members in order to provide the services, events, and learning programs that sustain our strong and vibrant community. Because DC Minyan employs no professional staff, the membership funds we raise go directly toward DC Minyan’s significant ongoing expenses, which include rental space for services, kiddush and onegs on Shabbat, Shabbat lunches and dinners, holiday services and events, the Shavuot retreat, and more.

Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Sara Polon who will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank this Sunday, October 21st, at 10:00 p.m. to pitch her vegan and kosher Soupergirl business to the sharks. Good Luck!

With so many new babies in our community, there are many opportunities to support new families with meals! Please consider signing up here. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who provided help and guidance throughout our ongoing relocation process, especially the Leadership Council, Venue Committee, and many past leaders of the Minyan.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet

The DC Minyan community extends condolences to Lia Katz, Phil Wolgin, and Henry Wolgin on the death of Lia’s grandfather, Meir Ruch.

Sun, October 21 2018 12 Cheshvan 5779