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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 - December 7, 2022

Community News


Welcome to the 4(!!) new members who joined DC Minyan in November! We are excited to welcome the following individuals to the community: Aaron Butler, Josh Kaye, and Sarah and Sam Kolanik!


Welcome (back) to Yael Nagar who has rejoined the Gabbai committee after a short maternity leave!


Mazal Tov to Yael Jacobs

Yael Jacobs headshotDC Minyan extends a hearty mazal tov to Yael Rose Jacobs on the occasion of her becoming a bat mitzvah this weekend. Yael, daughter of Josh Jacobs and Julia Zuckerman, is a sixth grader at the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School and has been a DC Minyan member since birth. She enjoys playing sports (basketball, soccer, and tennis), playing guitar, reading, and being with friends. She shares her simcha with the DC Minyan, Milton, and Adas Israel TEM communities, with her grandparents Linda and Richard Jacobs and Jane and Jack Zuckerman, and with her younger brothers Zev and Amir.

In connection with her bat mitzvah, Yael has chosen to raise money for the scholarship fund at Camp Ramah in New England, where she has spent several magical summers. She hopes to raise $1,000 to help make camp more affordable for all families—and in particular for families of campers in the Tikvah special needs program. If you would like to make a contribution, here is Yael's fundraising link.  

Yael is excited to play a more active role at the DC Minyan now that she is a bat mitzvah.




Join us this week, Friday, December 9 at 6:00 pm for Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Stick around for an oneg sponsored by Shira Klapper that will include alcohol, kugel, and dessert!

This will be the first Kabbalat Shabbat at our new Friday night location—The Chastleton (1701 16th St NW). Note this will be our only Kabbalat Shabbat Service in December.


Join us next week, Saturday, December 17 at 9:15 am for Shabbat Morning Services at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW). This will be our last service of the year.

All attendees at DC Minyan services who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated. Registration is not required for services unless otherwise specified.


Chanukah Candle Lighting and Match-up Meal

Join DC Minyan for a match-up style Chanukah Candle Lighting and Dinner on Sunday, December 18 at members' homes. Whether you are new to DC Minyan or have been a member for years, this event is a great opportunity to meet new people while celebrating Chanukah.

Hosts are welcome to choose between catering (either organized by DC Minyan or themselves) or cooking the meal themselves. Either way, DC Minyan's Kashrut Policy must be followed and there will be a per person reimbursement cap.

Please register here by THIS Sunday, December 11 as a host or by NEXT Wednesday, December 14 as a guest.


Upcoming Events

In addition to our regular services, get excited for fun events this winter:

  • Onegs!
  • Ice skating!
  • More things TBA!

We will need volunteers to make these happen. If you are interested in getting involved with any of these events, or organizing a different event, please email!


DC Minyan on WhatsApp

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

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