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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 - June 29, 2022



Join us this week, Saturday, July 2 at 9:15 am for Shabbat Morning Services (indoors, Meeting Room).

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 7/8 at 7:00 pm

Join us next week, Friday night, July 8 at 7:00 pm for Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat indoors (Assembly Room).

Services are held at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW) and registration is no longer required, unless otherwise specified. All attendees eligible for boosters must be boosted, and all children 5 and over must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required inside for everyone except when eating or drinking at kiddush. 


Seeking Children's Programming Coordinator

We’re looking for someone to run our kids programming! Here’s our official job posting for you to send along to everyone you know:

DC Minyan, a traditional egalitarian minyan, seeks an organized, energetic, Jewishly knowledgeable person to serve as the Children's Programming Coordinator. This job will involve, at a minimum, planning and leading certain Shabbat and holiday children's services and activities at DC Minyan, coordinating parent volunteers for other children's services and activities, and facilitating the establishment of a bar and bat mitzvah family cohort program. Creativity and ideas for enhancing the role are welcome.

The Coordinator will primarily engage parent volunteers and ensure services and programs for Tot Shabbat (ages 0–4) and Midrash Minyan (ages 8–12) take place regularly. This person will typically lead the Children's Service (ages 5–7).  The Coordinator will also identify all individuals with a bar/bat mitzvah over the course of the year and establish a cohort group for those families, along with one or two potential meetings or events.

A successful candidate will be available on the first, third, and (when applicable) fifth Shabbat mornings of the month and for remote work that can be completed at flexible times throughout the month. The job is anticipated to take 4–10 hours per month and will be paid hourly at a rate of at least $40 per hour, commensurate with experience. We expect that the time commitment per month will be higher earlier in the year when getting up to speed and managing more holiday programming and will vary over the course of the year.  Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to by July 15 with "Children's Programming Coordinator" in the subject line.


Sign Up for Judaics Co-op - FINAL CALL

DC Minyan's Judaics Co-op is back for year three. We will be building cohorts of 3–4 students who will meet with experienced teachers at least weekly by Zoom. The program will focus on tefilla, chumash, and chaggim. DC Minyan will provide learning objectives to each teacher who will develop lessons to meet the students' needs and interests. We hope to have cohorts for students ranging from 5–11 years of age.

The program cost will be $1,000 for the year per student for cohorts holding 40 hours of lessons and will scale up for cohorts that build in additional hours. DC Minyan members will get preference in establishing cohorts. However, students from outside the DC Minyan community will be welcome to fill open spaces in existing cohorts. Feel free to reach out to with questions.

Registration closes TOMORROW, Thursday, June 30, 2022.  To sign up, please fill out this form


Meet Your Neighbors Picnic - 7/9

Who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you see when you're walking down the street on Shabbat but haven't actually met? The people that you'll greet each day? Find out at our neighborhood-by-neighborhood potluck picnics on Saturday, July 9! Save the date and start thinking about what you can bring! Locations and potluck-spreadsheet coming next week!


College Students in the DMV Area

Lindsay Goldman (a former DC Minyan member!) just finished her 4th year of rabbinical school at JTS and is in DC this summer to build intentional, transient Jewish community with 18–22 year olds working and/or living in DC for the summer. She would love to grab coffee and get to know college age and college stage folks. You can reach out to her or connect her to your favorite young Jews at


Join the Bereavement Committee

The Bereavement Committee is looking for new members!  If you are interested in helping to support DC Minyan members dealing with loss, please plan to attend a brief Zoom information session to learn more about what's involved.  There are two options for the session: 

  • Wednesday, July 13 at 8:15 pm or
  • Monday, September 12 at 8:15 pm.

Please email to RSVP and get the Zoom link.


DC Minyan on WhatsApp

Reminder that DC Minyan has a WhatsApp group! Click here to join.

Fri, July 1 2022 2 Tammuz 5782