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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 - October 10-15, 2019

Friday Night Services - 10/11

Please join us for Friday Night Services starting at 7:00 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St NW (entrance on Q St NW). This week, we'll be meeting in the 16th Street lobby on the second floor.

Sukkot Services - 10/14–15

Please join for your Sukkot Services on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15 beginning at 9:15 am each day at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Kiddush on Sukkot is sponsored by Neil and Alisa Rubin Kurshan in honor of Tamir Simonovich Kurshan’s fifth birthday and by Abigail, Shai, and Ilan Romirowsky in honor of the birth of Kira and Ezra and with gratitude to the DC Minyan community for all of their support.

DC Minyan has reserved the Edlavitch DCJCC Sukkah for BYO (bring your own) lunch on first and second days of chag following shul on Monday and Tuesday. Since the JCC sukkah is small, if you want to bring a large group for one of these time frames, please email Jordy Snyder ( to coordinate.

Additionally, if you would like to reserve the sukkah for a different meal over Sukkot, please email the EDCJCC’s Director of Jewish Life & Learning Elie Greenberg at

Shabbat Morning Services - 10/19

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on October 19 starting at 9:15 am at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Services will be followed by the Sukkah Hop (see below).

Lulav and Etrog Pick-Up

For those who ordered lulav and etrog sets through DC Minyan, they may be picked up at the Edlavitch DCJCC on Sunday, October 13 (9:00–11:30 am) or at services on Monday. If you have not received an email, please contact our Sukkot coordinator, Jordy Snyder, at

Sukkah Hop 2019 - 10/19

DC Minyan is proud to host our annual Sukkah Hop. Sign up to hop from sukkah to sukkah on Shabbat afternoon, immediately following shul on October 19. Groups will start at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Meet new people and nosh on delicious snacks. The Sukkah Hop is open to all ages. The event is free, but we encourage a $5 donation per person to DC Minyan to help cover the costs of the program. Sign up here to hop by Wednesday, October 16.

Leo Schleifer's Bar Mitzvah - 11/2

The entire DC Minyan community is invited to celebrate the bar mitzvah of Leo Schleifer, son of Rachel Levitan and Yigal Schleifer. The bar mitzvah will take place during DC Minyan's regularly scheduled Shabbat services on November 2 at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Services will take place in Cafritz Hall (aka "the gym”), to be followed by a kiddush luncheon upstairs.

Thank You

The DC Minyan Steering Committee would like to thank all of those who have been volunteering to ensure a meaningful and successful Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. A special thanks to Seth ShapiroMichal GrossDaniel HaviviStephan Kallus, and Yigal Schleifer for helping us move supplies from the storage unit, our Gabbaim - Ben Solomon-SchwartzBenjamin EpsteinLara ChausowRivka FriedmanYael Nagar, and Zach Bernstein - for organizing services, Miriam SzubinRebecca Murow KleinAriella KurshanEytan ApterAdam Szubin, and Hannah Seligman for serving as temporary gabbaim, Sacha LitmanStephan KallusMargarita Bronshteyn, and Michael Zorger for help with various gabbai-related tasks over the holidays, Gil Landau and Julia Zuckerman for coordinating babysitting and kids programming, Eliana Fishman for coordinating greeters, Hillel Smith for designing our candlelighting and havdalah magnets, Yonah Bromberg Gaber for coordinating food for break-fast, Shira Margol for ordering apples and honey, and Talya Bock for arranging the Divrei Torah throughout the High Holidays.

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