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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!

VOLUNTEERING

As part of our continuing effort to maintain a strong and vibrant lay led community, we encourage our members to sign up to volunteer this coming year in some capacity, including volunteering to host new members and other hospitality guests, greeting on Shabbat, planning or volunteering at one of our events during the year, davening, leyning, or setting up/cleaning up Kiddush. 

We truly appreciate everyone’s participation in this effort!  

Please sign up today to volunteer to greet on Shabbat; set up/clean up Kiddush or host a hospitality guest.

weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES & LUNCH AND LEARN - 8/19

Please join us for Shabbat morning services on August 19th starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, followed by a lunch and learn with Rabbi Scott Perlo, where we will discuss “Rav Kook's Redemption: Individual Spirituality and the Coming of the Messiah.” See below for additional information and sign up here by 11:00 am today.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN - 8/19

Please join us after services on August 19th for a Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Scott Perlo of Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Rabbi Perlo will be speaking on “Rav Kook's Redemption: Individual Spirituality and the Coming of the Messiah.”

Rav Kook was the spiritual powerhouse of early Israeli Judaism. His willingness to cross traditional boundaries, embrace Jews across religious lines, and support the building of the state of Israel positioned him to be the spiritual light behind both secular and religious elements in the early state.

As a writer and teacher, he was exuberant. A prolific, apparently irrepressible writer, Rav Kook understood the joy possible for a human soul as necessarily connected to the larger joy of existence, and of God. Redemption would come, then, from within the human soul, and spread outward; not the other way around.

We'll study together his connection between birur (clarifying, spiritual growth) in an individual soul and the way it brings redemption to the clal - existence entire.

Babysitting is still available! Sign up here. Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 16th).  

 

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 8/25

Please join us next week for Friday evening services at 7:00 p.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC

 

DC MINYAN OPEN LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY MEETING - 8/22

As a lay-led community, DC Minyan’s success is due to the dedication of its members who plan and implement our many services and events. Join DC Minyan on Tuesdayevening, August 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. for the annual Community Meeting at the Hamilton House Party Room at 1255 New Hampshire Ave NW. The leadership will share the new initiatives that have been put in place for this year and we encourage you to bring your ideas and suggestions for ways in which our community can continue to grow and serve the needs of our members. Details to follow in the coming weeks. Food will be served!

 

COMMUNITY DINNER AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE KICKOFF - 9/8

Join the DC Minyan community as we kick off our 5778 membership drive! Our community Shabbat dinner will be held at the DCJCC following Friday night services, around 8:15 p.m.

The dinner costs $10 for DC Minyan members and $15 for non-members. Children ages 3-12 cost $5; kids under 3 are free. If you have any questions, please contact DC Minyan's Membership Drive Coordinator Alana Chill at membership@dcminyan.org. Registration is now open! Please sign up by Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 a.m.

If you are interested in childcare options for an awake or sleeping child please sign up by August 26th.

 

GRAND SLAM SUNDAY WITH DC MINYAN & THE FEDERATION - 8/27

Buy your tickets now for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 3rd annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish community Day at Nationals Park on August 27 when the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets. Join more than 1,500 of your Greater Washington community members at 11:35 a.m. as we gather two hours before game time (1:35 p.m.) for activities, food tastings and fun for all ages!

Don’t drop the ball; buy your tickets today with DC Minyan’s ticket block! We’ll see you at the Ballpark! Tickets are on sale now through August 4th; after that you might not be able to sit with your DC Minyan friends! If you have any questions, contact Zach Stern at socialevents@dcminyan.org

 

WEEKLY BROWN BAG PARSHA DISCUSSION - 8/18

Join us this Friday for our weekly brown bag lunch and learn. If the weather is good, we will meet at Farragut Square. If the weather is bad, we will meet at International Food Court at 18th and I streets, NW.

As always, we'll provide the texts and start a conversation about the themes, characters, messages and ideas of that week's parasha. No experience or Hebrew knowledge necessary. For more information, email Jeremy Kadden at lunchandlearn@dcminyan.org.

 

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

DC Minyan's 5778 Membership Drive is underway! Please check your email for important membership information, including a link to sign up for High Holidays tickets. If you did not receive the email, please contact Alana Chill at membership@dcminyan.org.
                                                                        
If you or someone you know is interested in joining DC Minyan, please visit our membership page or contact Alana Chill at membership@dcminyan.org for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

 

HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS

High Holiday tickets are currently available to members (and their guests) only. Registration will open to everyone on September 6th. If you have any questions about High Holidays at DC Minyan, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

 

MAZAL TOV

Mazel Tov to Allison Redisch and Oren Hirsch on their upcoming aufruf this shabbat. Join us on September 16th for kiddush in celebration of their aufruf and wedding.

 

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