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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!


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.



Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on April 21st starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.. Kiddush is sponsored by Julie Straus Harris, Adam Harris, and Stephen Harris in honor of the birth and naming of their daughter and sister.



Please join us for Friday Night Services on April 27th starting at 7 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC.



As part of the Federation's Good Deeds Day, DC Minyan is co-sponsoring an event with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and in collaboration with HIAS. We will be assembling care packages for families seeking asylum who are in need of various basic items for their young children. There are two ways to participate:

  • We need your help collecting and purchasing items for the care packages in advance! Please indicate here if you have any items you would like to donate and someone will reach out to you to coordinate drop off/pick up. We will also have bins for collecting items at DC Minyan throughout April, so feel free to bring your donations to shul instead. There is also an wishlist where you can make small but impactful purchases to help out.
  • Please sign up for our Good Deeds Day event which will take place at the Edlavitch DCJCC on Sunday April 29th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This event is family-friendly and will involve assembling the care packages and decorating cards to be included with them.  

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you on the 29th!



Thank you to everyone who registered for the retreat! We look forward to seeing you at Capital Retreat Center on May 18th! If you have not registered and would like to sign up for the wait list, please do so on the Shavuot information and registration page.

For those already registered, please pay your outstanding balance for the Shavuot Retreat as soon as possible. If you did not receive a notification of your housing assignment or you are unsure if you have an outstanding balance, please contact the Shavuot Committee at

If you would like to lead a session during the Tikkun Leil Shavuot, please email If you would like to volunteer to help out with any other aspect of the retreat, or if you have any questions, please contact the Shavuot Committee at



Mazal tov to Julie Straus Harris, Adam Harris, and Stephen Harris on the birth of their daughter and sister! If you would like to provide the family with a baby meal, please sign up here.



The DC Minyan community extends condolences to Lara Chausow and Lauren Weiss on the death of Lara’s grandmother Louise Greenswag, who passed away on April 9th.

The DC Minyan community also extends condolences to Lia Katz, Phil Wolgin, and Henry Wolgin on the death of Lia’s grandfather, Shlomo Katz (Shlomo ben Dvora v’Yacov Zvi Hacohen).

Thu, April 19 2018 4 Iyyar 5778