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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 11-17, 2019

Friday Night Services - 9/13

Please join us for Friday Night Services starting at 7 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St NW (entrance on Q St NW). See below for additional information about our return to the EDJCC.

Services will be followed by the Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner (see below). Register here before noon today.

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 before noon today.

High Holidays at DC Minyan

DC Minyan will be meeting for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur at the Edlavitch DCJCC. Tickets are now available for all new and existing members as well as guests and associate members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register soon as we expect some services to sell out. If you have any questions, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

Grand Slam Sunday - 9/15

Group sales are now closed for the 5th Annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. But if you’d still like to join 1,500 Jewish community members as the Nats take on the Atlanta Braves, you can still purchase individual tickets directly from the Nationals.

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

Shabbat Morning Services - 9/21

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on September 21 starting at 9:15 am back at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

High Holidays Logistics Co-Coordinator

We are looking for someone with strong organizational skills and a desire to help make High Holidays at DC Minyan run as smoothly as possible to assist our current High Holidays Coordinator. This position will include assisting with room setup and supplies for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Please email the Steering Committee at sc@dcminyan.org if you are interested.

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.

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, and we're not quite there yet. 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.

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Aaron Malinoff and Sarah Breger on the birth of a baby girl, Maya! To sign up to bring the family a meal, please click here.

Welcome

Welcome to Yonah Bromberg-Gaber, our new Kiddush chair, and to Zach Bernstein, our newest Gabbai.

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!

RETURN TO THE EDJCC

Welcome Back to the EDJCC

DC Minyan has returned to the Edlavitch DCJCC after the historic building’s 10-month renovation. See the EDCJCC website for additional information about the renovation.

We appreciate the help of the DC Minyan community in treating the newly renovated facility respectfully. We ask for your patience as we work through any changes and challenges and to respect the direction from the EDJCC about use of the building; for example, we thank our parents for keeping children away from areas where they are asked not to go.

Children's Programming

Some of our children’s programming is returning to the pre-school space in a newly secure part of the building, which requires a fob to enter. EDCJCC staff will be on hand to provide access, so we appreciate your help in being on time and for kids (and parents) to remain within the secure area until children’s programming concludes.

Automatic Lights

Some of the rooms have automatic light sensors. Although the EDCJCC will try to deactivate the sensors for DC Minyan, please be aware that some lights may still turn on via a motion sensor.

Touchless Sinks and Toilets

Please be aware that although the restrooms on the main floor of the EDCJCC have manual sinks and toilets, all other restrooms have automatic touchless sinks and toilets.

Kitchen Access

The kitchen in the renovated building is not as large as it used to be. Therefore, we ask that access be limited only to those helping out with Kiddush.

Fundraising Drive

As part of our return to the Edlavitch DCJCC, DC Minyan is engaged in 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 is 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.

Mon, September 16 2019 16 Elul 5779