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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

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES AND ONEG - 12/8

Please join us for Friday Night Services on December 8th at 6 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Immediately following services, please hang around and grab a drink and/or snacks at our oneg!

 

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 12/16

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on December 16th starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW.

 

WINTER POTLUCK WITH MAARIV AND HAVDALAH - 12/9

It's getting colder and darker, so come brighten up your Shabbat with DC Minyan on December 9th. Starting at 4:30 p.m., we will be sharing food (potluck style), playing board games, and having Maariv and Havdalah at 5:30 p.m. followed by singing and more eating. Bring a dish to share, bring a game, bring your friends, bring your kids, bring your bubbe, but most importantly bring yourself!    

Please sign up ahead of time so we can make sure we have enough food and forks. If you want to volunteer for set-up and/or clean up, you are our hero! Please indicate your awesomeness in the volunteer column of the spreadsheet. Hope to see you there!

 

CHANUKAH CELEBRATION WITH THE EDLAVITCH DCJCC - 12/10

Grab your socks and your yarmulke, it’s time to bounce for Chanukah! Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for a Chanukah Celebration on Sunday December 10th from 10 a.m. to noon! This year’s rockin’ Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Register here before December 8th for reduced DC Minyan member rates.

 

DC MINYAN CHANUKAH GALA FUNDRAISER - 12/16

Join DC Minyan on 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.

This year, we will be holding an auction and are looking for talented individuals who have "auctionable" skills (yes, you have mad skills!). Ideas include babysitting, tutoring services, cake baking, personal training sessions, cooking classes and/or meal making, and more! Please fill out this form to tell us what you can contribute to the auction! 

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!

 

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 .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!

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION ON HIATUS

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

 

MUSEUM OUTINGS AND BOARD GAME CLUSTERS

DC Minyan is excited to launch our first two cluster groups: museum outings, led by Alisha Deluty, and board games led by Satchel Kornfeld and Danny Michaelis. Each cluster allows a group of DC Minyan community members to meet based on their shared interests; each cluster will meet approximately every 6 to 8 weeks. To sign and up and stay current with the museums cluster, please click here. To sign up and get notifications for when the board game cluster will meet, please click here. If you have general questions about DC Minyan clusters or would like to coordinate another cluster, please email Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org. A special thank you to Alisha, Satchel, and Danny for coordinating the initial clusters.

 

BEREAVEMENT AND SUPPORT UPDATE

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 bereavement@dcminyan.org 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 mitzvah@dcminyan.org.

 

UPCOMING KIDDUSH IN HONOR OF GABBAIM & KIDDUSH TEAM - 1/6

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.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazal Tov to Amitai and Chanie Bin-Nun (a new member family) on the birth of a baby boy! Sign up here to make a meal for the family! Also, please join the Bin-Nun family in welcoming their son into the DC Jewish community this coming Friday night, December 8th, at a Shalom Zachor celebration. It will take place in Apartment 413 of the State House (2122 Massachusetts Ave., NW). Feel free to stop by between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Mon, December 11 2017 23 Kislev 5778