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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 info@dcminyan.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Announcements - April 17-22, 2019

No Shabbat Services - 4/20

DC Minyan will not be meeting for services on the first days of Passover (April 19–20).

Seventh and Eighth Day Services - 4/26–27 - **All Souls**

Please join us for services for the seventh and eighth day of Pesach, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, starting at 9:15 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard Street, NW (between 15th and 16th Streets). Services on April 26 will be followed by the community lunch (see Pesach section below).

Shavuot 5779

DC Minyan's 2019 Shavuot Retreat is right around the corner! Join us for a three-day chag starting Friday, June 7, through Monday, June 10, at Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA. Registration for all participants is now open, and will close on Friday, May 3.

This year we are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Will Friedman and Rabbi Sarah Mulhern as our scholars-in-residence. Other highlights include an all-night tikkun, afternoons at the swimming pool, and plenty of sports.

Like last year, and to ensure fairness and relieve the pressure of a "first-come, first-served" system, this year we will hold a single registration period for everyone followed by a lottery. At the time of registration, a deposit will be required to reserve your number in the retreat housing lottery. The time of your registration request has no effect on your chance to attend the retreat. Registration and housing requests for DC Minyan Members will continue to be a priority, with housing assigned first to all DC Minyan Members, and then, as space allows, to associate members, non-members, and guests.

If you have any questions, please email shavuot@dcminyan.org.

Donate to DC Minyan with AmazonSmile

Did you know that DC Minyan is a part of the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a program by Amazon.com 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 $160 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

Tip: Make it easier using the browser extension Smilematic which will automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile whenever you shop at Amazon!

PEsach 5779

Canceled: Services on First Days - 4/19–20

DC Minyan will not be meeting for services on the first days of Passover (April 19–20). Please email sc@dcminyan.org with any questions.

Seventh and Eighth Day Services - 4/26–27 - **All Souls**

Please join us for services for the seventh and eighth day of Pesach, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, starting at 9:15 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St NW.

Seventh Day of Passover Lunch - 4/26

Following services on the seventh day of Pesach, please join us for a community lunch. Register here by 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 23.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jay Lefkowitz at specialevents@dcminyan.org.

Passover Hospitality

Thinking of spending the Seders in DC? Looking to welcome guests to your home for one of the Seders? To help community members coordinate their hospitality needs and requests for Passover seders, please add your name to this spreadsheet as either a guest or a host. For those people who sign up to be hosts, please take a look at the spreadsheet and email any guests that you are able to host at your Seder. Note: This document is meant to help our community members facilitate their own matches and will not be monitored by the hospitality team.

Selling Chametz

DC Minyan has partnered with other local synagogues to help you prepare for Passover by selling your chametz and giving maot chitim (donations to help people buy food for Passover). Thank you to our partners for their help and support. All forms must be received by April 17, 2019.

To sell your chametz through Rabbi Herzfeld or Maharat Friedman at Ohev Sholom, please use this form on their website. To give maot chitim through Ohev Sholom, please use this form and specify “Tzedaka --> Passover - Maot Chitim” under Type.

(Although the deadline to sell your chametz through Ohr Kodesh is at 10 am on April 17, you may give maot chitim using this form.)

Sun, April 21 2019 16 Nisan 5779