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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!

Weekly Announcements - November 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update

In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in DC and across the country, DC Minyan will not be holding any in-person events until further notice, including davening. While we miss seeing everybody in person, our community’s safety remains our top priority. We hope you will continue to join us for our weekly virtual havdalah and other virtual events that we have planned.

Programs and Events

VIRTUAL HAVDALAH - 11/28 (Zoom link)
Join us at 6:00 pm for Virtual Havdalah.

HADAR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PROGRAMMING
Hadar us excited to offer programs and content for children and their families! There is a range of programs for kids aged 7 through teenage years, including the following:

  • Mishnah Club with Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Yoav Tucker for ages 7–11 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:00–5:30 pm ET.
  • Parashah Club with Rabbi Aviva and Boaz Richman for ages 6–10 meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00–5:30 pm ET.
  • Hadar's TUTORING NETWORK, a resource for families to connect to excellent tutors from the Hadar community looking to support children and advance their learning. Kids of any age and geographic location can get help in a variety of subjects, including Humash, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring, Talmud, and more! Click here to meet our tutors and learn more.
  • Should We "Ban the Box"? This 3-session course for high schoolers will take place December 28–30 (5:30–7:00 pm ET). We will explore an essential question of human rights: how should an individual who has committed a crime be treated as they seek to reintegrate into society? In particular, we will focus on "Ban the Box" campaigns, which aim to remove questions about criminal history from application forms. This track is in partnership with the Maimonides Moot Court Competition and will prepare students for the high school competition in March 2021.

You can sign up here to get email updates about Children’s and Families programs. For questions, reach out to Chana Kupetz at kupetz@hadar.org.

Get Involved

CHINUCH (EDUCATION) COORDINATOR
DC Minyan is seeking a creative and energetic individual to be the new Chinuch (Education) Coordinator! Typically, the Chinuch Coordinator oversees the Lunch and Learn speaker series, learning at the Shavuot retreat, and other educational programming for DC Minyan. Until we can safely resume our regular meetings, the role will be focused more on providing virtual learning opportunities. The Chinuch Coordinator also serves on the Leadership Council, which helps run the Minyan. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or have any questions about it, please contact us sc@dcminyan.org.

DC Minyan's Leadership Council (the LC), composed of current and immediate past Steering Committee members as well as the chairs of each DC Minyan committee, serves a critical role in the day-to-day operations of DC Minyan. The LC shapes the vision of DC Minyan and approves DC Minyan's annual operating budget, meeting quarterly to discuss programs, holidays, and big-picture topics affecting the community.

HELP ORGANIZE CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING
DC Minyan is looking for volunteers to organize children's programming over the next few months, both virtually and socially distant in-person. If you are interested or have ideas on how DC Minyan can best serve our community's children right now, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Rebecca Murow Klein, Josh Klein, Ella, and Sadie on the birth of a baby boy. You can sign up here to bring them a meal.

Donate to DC Minyan with AmazonSmile

DC Minyan is a part of AmazonSmile, a program from Amazon.com that donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to DC Minyan without any extra cost or loss of service to the buyer. Thanks to your purchases, the Minyan has already received more than $280 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

COVID-19 Update

Support from DC Minyan

An important strength of our community is supporting one another, even if we can’t physically be together. Many in our community are negatively impacted by the current situation, including illnesses, layoffs, negative financial effects, and additional life stressors. If you have been negatively impacted and could use support or know someone who could—whether it be help getting groceries, financial support, help getting dinner on the table, or something else—please reach out at sc@dcminyan.org. All requests will be kept confidential and will be handled with discretion.

Help Support Fellow DC Minyan Members

Where appropriate and approved by the person requesting support, opportunities to support members of our community will be sent via email to our Mitzvah List. To be added to the list, please click here.

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