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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

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Gideon Brosowsky on his bar mitzvah! Please see below for how you can join in the celebration this Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 pm at Zoom Havdalah.

Thank You

Thank you to Dr. Shoshana Weider for leading a fascinating lecture on space and NASA missions and thank you to all (especially the youngest in attendance) who joined!

The Areas of Expertise series will return after Shavuot but, in the meantime, please email the Steering Committee if you are interested in presenting!

Register for Our Shavuot Activities by this Friday!

We are excited to offer opportunities for members of our community to gather in person over Shavuot. Davening! Learning! Social programs! Activities for kids!

You must register by Friday, April 30, at 7 pm in order to participate (please register even if you’re not 100% sure - who is 100% sure of anything these days?!).

Email the Shavuot Planning Committee at if you can help run any of the programs or have any questions.

Seating Committee Kicks Off!

Thank you to the following DC Minyan members who will be serving on the Ad Hoc Seating Committee: Yonah Bromberg Gaber, Eliana Fishman, Joshua Katz, Luisa Moss, Josh Nason, and Dena Roth. Thanks as well for everyone who expressed interest in serving or potentially serving on the committee. As we announced in March, the purpose of the committee is to consider our Minyan’s policy of separate seating during services for men and women (without a mechitzah).

The committee’s first meeting will be this week. Stay tuned for opportunities for broader community engagement coming your way! Hearing the voices of the DC Minyan membership is the core of this process. Please email if you have any questions.

Judaics Co-Op

DC Minyan will begin enrollment for the second year of the Judaics Co-op shortly. For the coming school year we will build on the success of this year's program and 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 and DC Minyan will provide learning objectives to each teacher. We hope to have cohorts for students ranging from 5–13 years of age.

The program cost will be $1,000 for the year per student for cohorts holding the minimum 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 with questions.

Counting the Omer

Looking for reminders to help keep you on track as we count up to Shavuot? Here are some of our favorites: add Days of the Omer to your Jewish Calendar, customize everything Omer-counter related with this App (sadly only for Android), or subscribe to daily Omer Gif emails from our very own Hillel Smith!

Google Calendar

Too many events to keep track of? COPY the link below and use whichever instructions you need (Google, Outlook, Apple) to add to your personal calendar. The Google Calendar will update automatically as we add new events!

Calendar link:

COVID-19 Update

Support from DC Minyan

An important strength of our community is supporting one another, even if we can’t physically be together. Many in our community are negatively impacted by the current situation, including illnesses, layoffs, negative financial effects, and additional life stressors. If you have been negatively impacted and could use support or know someone who could—whether it be help getting groceries, financial support, help getting dinner on the table, or something else—please reach out at All requests will be kept confidential and will be handled with discretion.

Help Support Fellow DC Minyan Members

Where appropriate and approved by the person requesting support, opportunities to support members of our community will be sent via email to our Mitzvah List. To be added to the list, please click here.

Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781