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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 on December 16th starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW

Thank you to Gail Labovitz and Bill Seligman for sponsoring the sufganiot at kiddush this week.

Kiddush this week is also sponsored by:

  • Sandra and Samuel Rapoport along with brother Benjamin and sister-in-law Amanda Muchnick in honor of the upcoming marriage of Sarah Rapoport and David Bell.
  • Rivka Friedman and Dena Roth and their families in honor of the birth of Amit Lila, and in appreciation for the community's support.
  • The Chill and Meiteles families in honor of the birth of their first granddaughter.
  • Stephanie Schwartz and Noam Kutler in honor of the birth of their son, Judah Benjamin Schwartz Kutler



Please join us for Friday Night Services on December 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC.



Join DC Minyan this Saturday night, December 16th, for a night of food, drinks, and karaoke at our Chanukah Gala! We hope you will join us as we celebrate Chanukah and raise money for future DC Minyan programming. The price for this event is $36 for DC Minyan Members and Associate Members and $45 for non-members. Registration will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday December 14th.

Been meaning to try SoulCycle or Capital Bikeshare? Wish someone would cook you dinner? Need someone to babysit so you can have an evening out? Need that excuse to finally spend a day touring around DC? Participate in our live auction and these can be yours! 

The auction is live so LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!

The silent auction is completely anonymous until the site closes at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, December 16th. Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2017 Chanukah Gala Silent Auction! All proceeds from the auction will help to offset DC Minyan's rising operations and programming costs. 

The auction winners will be announced on Saturday evening, December 16th, at the Chanukah Gala! This is an event you won’t want to miss! Register today! 

If you'd like to volunteer or if you have questions, please email Stacey Apter at Chanukah@dcminyan.orgClick here for more information about the event and to sign-up!



Did you know that DC Minyan is a part of the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a program by that donates .05% of the purchase price of eligible products to DC Minyan without any extra cost or loss of service to the buyer. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!



Our weekly learning is on hiatus for the season and will resume next year.



This past Shavuot, DC Minyan launched an initiative to improve the ways in which our community supports each other in hard times as well as happy. As a part of this initiative, we now have a Bereavement Committee in place to support our members in times of loss and mourning. This Committee will be responsible for coordinating shiva needs and general support when our members experience the loss of parents, spouses, siblings, or children. A specific member of the Committee will be the liaison for each individual mourner and will serve as the point-of-contact, assessing the mourner's initial needs and then checking in on an ongoing basis. More information and resources are available on our website in the "Support Fellow Members" section under the "Get Involved" tab.  Please email for more information, if you are interested in joining the Committee, and/or if you or someone you know needs the Committee's services.

The Support Fellow Members page on our website also provides information on our Mitzvah Volunteer List. This list allows our community to support those in need of a little extra support whether because of an illness, a new baby, or any other event. For more information or to sign up for the Mitzvah Volunteer List, check out the Support Fellow Members page or email



Mazal Tov to Alana Chill and Elliot Meiteles on the birth of a baby girl! Sign up here to make a meal for the family!



Thank you to our oneg coordinators Rachel BriksSimeon Markind, and Adam Teitelbaum for organizing a wonderful oneg this past Friday night!

Thank you to everyone who braved the snow and came out for our wintertime potluck and seudat shlishit. A special thank you to Shanni Silberberg for coordinating, Shai Romirowsky for leading Maariv, and Gavri-Tov Yares and Josh Klein for the beautiful musical havdalah.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Ten and Ten Parlor meetings. All of your comments and insights are invaluable to our process as we examine our current policy. Also, thank you to Deena Fox & Andrew BirnbaumDebbie KobrinAriella Kurshan & Leo Simonovich, and Lilah Pomerance & Dan Gordonfor opening their homes and hosting the meetings. If you missed a parlor meeting, we still want to hear from you about your thoughts on current policy; please send your feedback to



Please join the DC Minyan community in honoring our Gabbaim and Kiddush team on January 6th. They did an extraordinary job over the past high holidays, coordinating services and kiddush, and they continue to work hard behind the scenes each week. Thank you to Rebecca GerrLara ChausowTamara LitwinBen Solomon-SchwartzElliot MeitelesYael NagarAkiva Fishman and Debbie Kobrin. Any donation will help us create a festive kiddush for these extraordinary volunteers. Donations can be made on this page via the DC Minyan website.

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