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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 - September 23, 2021

DC Minyan COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

DC Minyan will require all eligible individuals to be fully vaccinated in order to attend our events and services, both indoor and outdoor, beginning on October 2.

Update Your Shulcloud Account

As we look ahead, both in terms of long-term location and programming, we want to have an accurate understanding of who our congregants are and where they live. Please take a moment to update your ShulCloud account to confirm that your:

  • Address is current, and
  • Family members are up to date, with ages listed. We have noticed that a lot of our youngest members have not been added to their parents' accounts.

Sukkot and Simchat Torah Services and Events

SUKKAH HOP - 9/25 at 12:30 pm

Registration for the annual DC Minyan Sukkah Hop on Saturday, September 25 has now closed. Since this is not on a DC Minyan Shabbat morning week, registrants will meet their group at their first sukkah hop location. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per attendee to help defray the cost of the event. This event is open to fully-vaccinated (12+) individuals and children (0–11) only.

SHMINI AZERET AND SIMCHAT TORAH MORNING SERVICES

Shmini Azeret and Simchat Torah services are completely full. Confirmation emails have been distributed. If you no longer need your seat, please email sc@dcminyan.org as soon as possible so we can offer it to someone on the waitlist.

Register for the waitlist here (emails to go out on Sunday, September 26) for seats at the following outdoor morning services:

  • Shmini Azeret: Tuesday, September 28 at 9:15 am [WAITLIST ONLY]

    Kiddush on Shmini Azeret will be sponsored by Lia Katz and Phil Wolgin in appreciation of the DC Minyan community.
  • Simchat Torah: Wednesday, September 29 at 9:15 am [WAITLIST ONLY]


    This year, we will be honoring Yael Nagar as Kallat Torah and Kaylin Bugos as Kallat Bereisheit at our Simchat Torah Morning Services.

    Kiddush on Simchat Torah will be sponsored by Earl and Ester Saxon in honor of Jeremy Kadden for his superb performance on Yom Kippur, and in memory of Ester's late uncle, Cantor Ernest Duvid Roth, who vanished in Siberia.

    Kiddush is also sponsored by Chellie and Yankee Wilensky.

KIDS SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION - 9/28 at 6:00 pm

Register here for a pre-hakafot Simchat Torah celebration with DC Minyan. Dancing with the Torah! Tour of the Torah! Treats! This event is open to children under 12 and their fully-vaccinated families and friends.

SIMCHAT TORAH NIGHT CELEBRATION - 9/28 at 7:30 pm [WAITLIST ONLY]

Simchat Torah night with DC Minyan on Tuesday, September 28—featuring dancing with the Torah! Drinks! Food—is also now completely full. Register here for the waitlist. This event is open to fully-vaccinated (12+) individuals only.

Sign Up for Shabbat Services

Registration is required due to capacity limits and for contact tracing purposes. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only those who have registered and received a confirmation email may attend services.

Registration is open to everyone, and masks are not required outside during services for those who are fully vaccinated. Face masks remain required for non-fully vaccinated people during davening or when in large groups together, including children above age 2. Masks are once again required inside for everyone (e.g., when using the restrooms) by D.C. mandate, and all individuals over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated in order to attend.

  • Register here for Shabbat Morning Services on Saturday, October 2 at 9:15 am
  • Register here for Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Friday, October 8 at 6:00 pm

Helping Afghan Refugees

Several members of the DC Minyan community are currently working to help resettle refugees from Afghanistan. If you are interested in receiving updates and finding out how you can help, please join the DC Minyan Refugee Support listserv. If you need help joining, please email margaritabronshteyn@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in taking on a role with DC Minyan, we are still looking for volunteers for the following roles:

  • a Dvar Torah Coordinator
  • a Social Action Chair
  • Tot Shabbat (0–4) Leaders (on rotation)
  • Helpers with kids programming over the chagim
  • Daveners
  • Leiners
  • Gabbais

If any of these sound interesting to you, please email sc@dcminyan.org (or parents@dcminyan.org for kids programming)!

Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782