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DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community located in Dupont Circle. 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. As a lay-led community, DC Minyan derives its strength and its warmth from you.


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HIGH HOLIDAYS 2023 - 5784


Join us for Friday evening davening this Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St NW). Please remember the new location.

YOM KIPPUR - 9/24–9/25 

DC Minyan will be meeting for all Yom Kippur services. Registration is required. Those who have registered received detailed information yesterday.

Please note that we currently have a waiting list for Yom Kippur services. If you have registered but no longer need your space, please reach out and let us know.

The break-the-fast is sponsored by: Charles Koppelman-Milstein and Family; Sandra Marks and Adam Fagen and Family; Shalom and Deborah Flank and Family; Dan and Maia Magder and Family; and Isabel Friedenzohn and Avi Kumin and Family in appreciation of the Bereavement Committee and the entire DC Minyan community and in memory of their parents:

  • Joel Koppelman - Yitzak Isaac ben Golda v' Shachna z"l
  • Chaya Marks - Chaya Elka bat Shmuel Eliezer v' Chiyena z"l
  • William H Flank - Velvel ben Rivka z"l
  • David Magder - David Mordechai ben Shoshana v’ Tzvi z"l
  • Elias Friedenzohn - Elias ben Melech HaKohen z"l


We are also looking for people to help out with Yom Kippur break-the-fast, kiddush on Sukkot, Simchat Torah evening dinner, and Simchat Torah morning kiddush. If you are willing to volunteer for any of these roles (or others not mentioned), please contact the Steering Committee at


This year, DC Minyan's Social Action Committee is focusing on housing and homelessness in DC. In honor of this work and the tradition to give tzedakah between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we're asking the community to make a donation to DC's Ward 2 Mutual Aid Group.

DC Minyan primarily meets in Ward 2, and Ward 2 has the highest concentration of unsheltered homelessness in DC. Ward 2 Mutual Aid conducts regular homeless street outreach and provides much needed material support to our neighbors living outside. You can make a donation here.

If you are interested in getting involved in other ways, please email


DC Minyan will be meeting for Sukkot (including Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah) at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St NW). No registration is required. Please stay tuned for additional details.


Register here for the annual DC Minyan Sukkah Hop on Sunday, October 1! We will all meet up at the Edlavitch DCJCC after davening for communal kiddush and motzi in the DC Minyan Sukkah. Groups will depart from there, "hopping" from sukkah to sukkah, eating along the way. Sukkah themes will include Musicals, Ice Cream Bar + Cocktails, Rebbe's Tisch, Shakespeare, and more! Cost of the event is $10 per adult and free for children under 12. Registration closes on September 27.


The holiday of Sukkot is a reminder of the temporary nature of our lives, and our homes in particular. At its core, Sukkot is a holiday that forces us to think about the places we reside and the spaces we occupy. Without access to safe, fair, affordable housing, we cannot have access to quality food, public transportation, good schools, and life’s other everyday necessities. What makes a good home, and what is our responsibility to create safe, fair, and affordable housing for all? Join Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) and DC Minyan on Tuesday, October 3 for a community discussion about Sukkot and housing justice. This event will take place at a DC Minyan congregation member’s home in Shaw. Click here to register and for the event location.

Weekly Announcements - September 13, 2023


Our current kiddush chair, Marci Bayer, is ending her term after Simchat Torah! If you are interested in taking over this role, please email For more information on kiddush chair responsibilities, please contact Marci at


We are thrilled to welcome 73 new DC Minyan members and associate members as we kick off 5784 including: 

Aaron Cohen; Raquel CohenAmie Perl and Evan Goodman; Eliana G-S; Ethan Kahn; Josh Louria and Robin Thurston; Chaviva Ruffer and Raviv Brooks; Alex, Jacob, and Eitan ShaperoRonit KemplerNaomi HernandezGil LevitanAyal Subar and Karen ToomasianEve LevensonJeremy Costin and Emily RossNoah Rubinstein and Emily SchreierDavid FinderEric SchulmanSimone DeckerHannah Kressel; Michelle HajdenbergKara, David, and Anna FisherNomi RosenBen Schoenfeld; Rachel RosenJulia KatsovichSam WeinerHannah GarelickAriella and Josh WeinstockMalka SveiJosh WeinerLeora RaskasJacob ZionceYael SchoenbaumMira TashMadeline Halpern and Stella BindermanAlyssa Bernstein and Ann GilsonDonna and David BidermanLauren LezellSarah TennerOliver Shoulson and Erika AncladeRebecca JacksonJon Mansfield and Ariel LelchookSamantha Gildea; and Rachel Harrison.

Over the chaggim, please take time to say hello and introduce yourselves to any new faces, and to continue to make DC minyan a welcoming and friendly place to be in community. 

If you are hosting meals over Sukkot and over the next months of Shabbatot, we encourage you to reach out to new members! Please let Eliana Fishman and the Hospitality Committee ( know if you have space available at your table.


Thank you to everyone who joined us at DC Minyan's Rosh Hashanah services! We hope you enjoyed the davening and found it a meaningful way to celebrate the new year.

The project of high holidays at DC Minyan is truly a communal effort - dozens of individuals step in to help in all sorts of ways to make davening, children’s programming, meals, and other activities possible.

We would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make Rosh Hashanah at DC Minyan. In particular, we’d like to thank Mollie Feldman and Ben Rosenbaum for their extraordinary work in coordinating all High Holiday logistics, and our dedicated Gabbai Team - Benjamin Epstein, Jon Dine, Hadar Halivni, Yael Nagar, Elie Peltz and Abby Wolfe - for organizing davening and leyning. We would also like to thank Eliana Fishman for her effort identifying and securing our Rosh Hashanah space.


Thank you to Hillel Smith for designing our 2023–2024 candlelighting and havdalah magnets. Come to any service to pick yours up!

Fri, September 22 2023 7 Tishrei 5784