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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!


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.



Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW. Kiddush is sponsored by Robert Smith and Susan Fink and Merri and Ned Braunstein in honor of the aufruf of Hillel Smith and Joshua Matz.



Please join us for Friday Night Services at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Services will be followed by the Community Dinner (see below). 



Join the DC Minyan community as we kick off our 5779 membership drive! Our community Shabbat dinner will be held following Friday night services on August 24th, around 8:15 p.m.

The dinner costs $12 for all adults, members and non-members. Children ages 3-12 cost $5; kids under 3 are free. If you have any questions about the dinner, please contact DC Minyan's Special Events Coordinator Jay Lefkowitz at

Register here by Wednesday, August 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. Please note that registration with babysitting is now closed, and we will be unable to offer babysitting for this event.



DC Minyan is once again selling Lulav and Etrog sets for Sukkot. Standard sets are available for $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Deluxe sets are available for $45 for members and $50 for non-members.

Please place your order here by Sunday, September 16th, at noon. They will be available for pickup at a yet-to-be-determined location in the Dupont Circle area or at davening on the first day of Sukkot. If you have questions, please email



DC Minyan's 5779 Membership Drive is underway! Please check your email for important membership information, including a link to sign up for High Holidays tickets. If you did not receive the email, please contact Membership Coordinator 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.



High Holiday tickets are currently available to everyone! If you have any questions about High Holidays at DC Minyan, please email the Steering Committee at

Please note: The Edlavitch DCJCC is undergoing significant renovations starting in late August, and therefore DC Minyan will be relocating for the year. As conveyed in our previous email, we will mostly be housed at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th Street NW) for services, including on Rosh Hashana. For Yom Kippur, we will be having services at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St. NW). If you did not receive the email with additional information about our relocation, please email the Steering Committee.



We are looking for a new Finance chair, who also serves as our treasurer, to manage DC Minyan's finances! The treasurer is responsible for preparing DC Minyan's annual budget; recording income from membership dues, donations, and other sources; ensuring the accuracy of member account balances; preparing annual tax statements for members and donors; and other related tasks.

In addition, the treasurer sits on DC Minyan's Leadership Council, which meets every other month to discuss logistics decisions, set membership rates, approve the budget, and manage the Minyan's long-term vision. If you are interested in taking on this very important role, please email the Steering Committee at



Mazal Tov to Natalie Lascar Lefkowitz and Jay Lefkowitz on the birth of a baby boy! If you would like to bring them a baby meal, please sign up here.

Tue, August 21 2018 10 Elul 5778