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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 - June 26-July 2, 2019

No Shabbat Services - 6/29

DC Minyan meets on the first and third Shabbat mornings of each month, and the second and fourth Friday nights. As next week is the fifth Shabbat of June, we will not be meeting for either service. Please plan on joining us at our next Shabbat morning services on July 6.

Shabbat Morning Services - 7/6 - **All Souls**

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on July 6 starting at 9:15 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St NW (between 15th and 16th St).

Bulletin Survey

DC Minyan provides a weekly bulletin for community members to connect on topics such as events, housing, and childcare. Please help us make the Bulletin more useful to you by filling out this survey.

Shavuot Retreat Survey

Help us improve the Shavuot Retreat! This morning, people who attended this year's Shavuot Retreat received a survey about their experience, which you can answer here.

If you did not attend this year's retreat, we would also appreciate your feedback by filling out this survey.

Responding to Acts of Violence

Following up on the discussion at the Shavuot Retreat, if you are interested in helping plan the Minyan's response to acts of violence, please email Lilah Pomerance at Lilah will be organizing a working group to recommend guidelines to the Steering Committee for our community response. Please join!

Kiddush Committee

DC Minyan is looking for a new Kiddush Committee Chair and Kiddush Committee members. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the Minyan, and channel your culinary creativity. The Kiddush Committee is responsible for planning and executing Kiddush on Saturday mornings and some holidays. It is also a great chance to be involved in helping with the many life cycle celebrations at the Minyan. The Kiddush Committee Chair serves on the DC Minyan Leadership Council. If you’re interested in either the Kiddush Committee Chair position, or in being a Kiddush Committee member, please email

Social Action Coordinator

DC Minyan is looking for a new Social Action Coordinator. The Social Action Coordinator spearheads the Social Action Committee. Previous projects have included working with HIAS, helping settle a refugee family, and more. Please contact us at if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this role.

EDCJCC Fundraising Drive

DC Minyan is looking forward to returning to the newly-renovated Edlavitch DCJCC in September. As part of our return, we are excited to announce 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 will be 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

Did you know that DC Minyan is a part of the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a program by 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, which has already resulted in more than $170 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

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