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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 - August 14-20, 2019

Shabbat Morning Services - 8/17 - **All Souls**

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services starting at 9:15 am at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St NW (between 15th and 16th St).

Join the Blood Drive - 8/18

Join DC Minyan, Kesher Israel, Rosh Pina, and Moishe House NoVA for a blood drive on August 18. We are looking for volunteers to help run this event and donate blood. Email socialaction@dcminyan.org to volunteer.

Location: Kesher Israel - 2801 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Time: Sunday, August 18, 10:15 am–3:15 pm 
Slots are available every 15 minutes. An appointment should take about one hour. Sign up here for a slot.

Inova will be giving out a free t-shirt to everyone who donates blood.

Friday Night Services - 8/23 - **Chastleton**

Please join us for Friday Night Services on August 23 starting at 7:00 pm at The Chastleton, 1701 16th St NW (between R and Riggs St).

High Holidays at DC Minyan

DC Minyan will be meeting for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Tickets will be available for all new and existing members next week, August 21.

Registration will open for guests and associate members on September 8, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner - 9/13

Join DC Minyan for a community Shabbat dinner! Open to all, members and non members alike, this will be our first Shabbat dinner back in the newly renovated Edlavitch DCJCC. September 13, Shabbat services at 7:00 pm with dinner immediately following. Can’t wait to see you there! Register here.

Grand Slam Sunday - 9/15

Join DC Minyan, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the Greater Washington Jewish community for the 5th Annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park.

Buy your tickets now for Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, and watch alongside 1,500 Jewish community members as the Nats take on the Atlanta Braves. Plus, enjoy family-friendly activities, meet the Nationals’ mascot Screech, and spend time with the Racing Presidents when you join us before game time!

Sunday, September 15
12:00 pm -  Pre-game fun begins behind sections 142 and 143 
1:35 pm - First pitch

EDCJCC Fundraising Drive

DC Minyan is looking forward to returning to the newly-renovated Edlavitch DCJCC in September. As part of our return, we are excited to announce a fundraising drive to contribute to the EDCJCC Building Fund. DC Minyan is thrilled with the improvements made to the spaces we regularly use, and this provides an opportunity for us to reaffirm our role as a key partner with the EDCJCC moving forward. Our goal will be to raise $4,000 to make a joint donation on behalf of the Minyan. In recognition of our efforts, the EDCJCC has offered us a naming opportunity in the new building. We encourage members to make a donation of whatever amount they feel they can contribute. All donations can be made on the DC Minyan website, please indicate “JCC Building Fund” in the notes.

Leyn with DC Minyan

Do you want to jump back into leyning (reading Torah) but feel a little rusty? We have a great opportunity for you to start small! Over the next few months, there are several short aliyot available, ranging from 3 to 10 verses.

This is a great way to build your confidence with leyning and join the ranks of DC Minyan’s regular leyners! If you would like, the Gabbai Committee is happy to review your aliya with you in advance. Sign up by emailing gabbai@dcminyan.org.

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Rebecca Gerr, Jesse Grauman, and Adin Grauman on the birth of their daughter and sister! Meal sign-up information will be available in next week’s announcements.

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 $170 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

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