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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 4-10, 2019

Shabbat Morning Services - 12/7

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on December 7 starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St NW. Services will be followed by the Lunch and Learn on disability rights and inclusion (see below).

Lunch and Learn on Disability Rights and Inclusion - 12/7

Please join DC Minyan for a Lunch and Learn on Saturday, December 7 to discuss disability inclusion within the Jewish community and Jewish practice. After introductory remarks from our two speakers, we will engage in an interactive discussion about how we can ensure that successful practices and policies are in place so all members are valued and able to participate fully in our vibrant community, regardless of ability.

Rabbi Lauren Tuchman is the rabbi for the DC Avodah Service corps and teaches adult education classes throughout the area.

Liz Weintraub is the senior advocacy specialist for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and a long-time advocate for people with disabilities.

Registration closes at NOON on Wednesday, December 4.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by emailing A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

Friday Night Services - 12/13

Please join us for Friday Night Services on December 13 starting at 6 pm at the Edlavitch DCJCC.

Parents and Kids Coordinator

DC Minyan is looking for a new Parents and Kids Coordinator to plan programming and provide a great experience for the youngest members of our Minyan. The Parents and Kids Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Shabbat morning kids programming, babysitting for meals and holidays, and more. To learn more about the position, please email

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Lara Chausow and Lauren Weiss on the birth of a baby boy, Seth Benjamin. If you’d like to bring them a meal, you can sign up here.


Welcome to Shira Klapper as a gabbai for Friday Night Services.

EDCJCC 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.

Donate to DC Minyan with AmazonSmile

DC Minyan is a part of AmazonSmile, a program from 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 $200 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

Tue, December 10 2019 12 Kislev 5780