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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 - November 5-12, 2019

Friday Night Services - 11/8

Please join us for Friday Night Services on November 8 starting at 6:00 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St NW (entrance on Q St NW). Services will be followed by the Mystery Guest Shabbat Dinner.

Mystery Guest Shabbat Dinner - 11/8

Join the DC Minyan community for a Mystery Guest Shabbat dinner following services on Friday, November 8. Whether you are new to DC Minyan or have been a member for years, this event is a great opportunity to meet new people over a delicious Shabbat meal. DC Minyan provides the food, hosts provide the table, and guests provide the company! Please register here by noon TODAY (November 5). Please contact Eliana Fishman at with any questions.

Shabbat Morning Services - 11/16

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on November 16 starting at 9:15 am at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Steering Committee Nominations

At the end of the year, Ross Broms and Josh Nason will step down from the Steering Committee, having completed their two-year term. We are looking for two new Steering Committee members to fill their spots and join Kaylin Bugos and Rebecca Gerr on the SC. DC Minyan Steering Committee candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to DC Minyan and robust leadership skills.

DC Minyan members in good standing can nominate themselves or any other member for the position. Members of the Leadership Council of DC Minyan will then meet with nominees and select the new Steering Committee members, who will be announced in late December.

Please help the Minyan by sending your nominations to by 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 17. If you have any questions about the nomination process, the selection process, or the Steering Committee in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Parent and Kids Coordinator

DC Minyan is looking for a new Parents and Kids Coordinator to plan programming and provide a great experience for the youngest members of our Minyan. The Parents and Kids Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Shabbat morning kids programming, babysitting for meals and holidays, and more. To learn more about the position, please email

EDCJCC Fundraising Drive

As part of our return to the Edlavitch DCJCC, DC Minyan is engaged in a fundraising drive to contribute to the EDCJCC Building Fund. DC Minyan is thrilled with the improvements made to the spaces we regularly use, and this provides an opportunity for us to reaffirm our role as a key partner with the EDCJCC moving forward. Our goal is to raise $4,000 to make a joint donation on behalf of the Minyan. In recognition of our efforts, the EDCJCC has offered us a naming opportunity in the new building. We encourage members to make a donation of whatever amount they feel they can contribute. All donations can be made on the DC Minyan website, please indicate “JCC Building Fund” in the notes.

Donate to DC Minyan with AmazonSmile

DC Minyan is a part of AmazonSmile, a program from that donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to DC Minyan without any extra cost or loss of service to the buyer. Thanks to your purchases, the Minyan has already received more than $180 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

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