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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!

VOLUNTEERING

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.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW LOCATION

Please note: The Edlavitch DCJCC is undergoing significant renovations, and therefore DC Minyan will be relocating for the year. As of September 2018, we will be meeting at a new location, Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street, NW (between Church and P Streets), unless otherwise noted. Please enter on 16th Street to the left of the main sanctuary, and proceed through the doors to the left. If you did not receive the email with additional information about our relocation, please email the Steering Committee.
 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 9/21 - FOUNDRY

Please join us for Friday Night Services on September 21st starting at 7 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church.
 

SUKKOT MORNING SERVICES - 9/24-25 - FOUNDRY

Please join us for Sukkot Morning Services on September 24th and 25th starting at 9:15 a.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church, in the Community Commons room. Please enter on 16th Street to the left of the main sanctuary and proceed through the doors to the left.

Unfortunately we will not have access to a Sukkah at Foundry, and we will NOT be having kiddush following services on either day.
 

SUKKAH HOP - 9/29

Join DC Minyan for the 6th annual Sukkah Hop on Saturday, September 29th, at 12:30 p.m. We will break into small groups to hop from sukkah to sukkah and enjoy fun food, drinks, and great company. This program is a great way to get to spend some time with other community members and meet new friends. Register by September 26!

We are looking for community members with sukkot who are willing to open up their temporary homes to small groups of guests. If you'd like to be a sukkah host, help out with the hop, or have questions please email Kaylin Bugos at sukkahhop@dcminyan.org.
 

SHMINI ATZERET SERVICES - 10/1 - FOUNDRY

Please join us for Shmini Atzeret services on October 1st at 9:15 a.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church. The Yizkor service will begin after Torah reading at around 10:30 a.m.
 

SIMCHAT TORAH EVENING SERVICES - 10/1 - **ALL SOULS**

Join DC Minyan for Simchat Torah services and Hakafot dancing on Monday evening, October 1st, at All Souls Unitarian Church at 1500 Harvard St., NW (at 16th Street). Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. with drinks and food to follow. No reservations are needed.
 

SIMCHAT TORAH MORNING SERVICES - 10/2 - FOUNDRY

The celebration continues on Tuesday, October 2nd, with morning services and Hakafot dancing at 9:15 a.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church in the Community Commons room.

This year we have the privilege to honor two members of our community who have helped build up DC Minyan during their years of involvement. We are honoring Ben Solomon-Schwartz as Chatan Torah and Miriam Szubin as Kallat Bereshit in recognition of their outstanding service and many contributions to DC Minyan. In keeping with a common custom in Jewish communities, please consider making a donation to DC Minyan in their honor.
 

LULAV AND ETROG SALES

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.

If you ordered a lulav and etrog, you should have received an email with information regarding pickup. If you have questions, please email etrog@dcminyan.org.
 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

DC Minyan's 5779 Membership Drive is underway! Please check your email for important membership information. If you did not receive the email, please contact Membership Coordinator Natalie Lascar Lefkowitz at membership@dcminyan.org.

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

High Holiday registration is still available to everyone! If you attended and have not signed up, please do so! 
 

HELP MAKE KIDDUSH POSSIBLE - DC MINYAN KIDDUSH VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Ever wonder what it is like to put on a catering operation? Come help out the kiddush team and learn more! We are looking for help with set-up, clean-up, and quality control taste testing in the kitchen. Please sign up here so we know you can make it.
 

MAZAL TOV

With so many new babies in our community, there are many opportunities to support new families with meals! Please consider signing up here. Your generosity is much appreciated!

Thank you to Blaine Saito for his many years of coordinating and sending the weekly Bulletin emails! We wish Blaine luck as he moves away from DC for a new opportunity.

Thank you to Becca Tanen for serving as our Website Coordinator over the last several years!

The DC Minyan Steering Committee would like to thank all of those who pitched in to ensure a meaningful and successful Yom Kippur. A special thanks to Jim Sumner for organizing the logistics and setup; Yigal Schleifer and Adam Broms for their help in moving our Aron and Torahs to All Souls; Ben Solomon-SchwartzYael NagarLara ChausowRivka Friedman, and Jonathan Warsh for organizing services; Dari Pogach and Julia Zuckerman for coordinating babysitting and kids programming; Kaylin Bugos for coordinating greeters; Debbie Kobrin and Akiva Fishman for coordinating food for break-fast; and Anne Dreazen for arranging the Divrei Torah throughout the High Holidays.
 

BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET

The DC Minyan community extends condolences to Blaine Saito on the death of his father, Anthony R. Saito.

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779