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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!


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.



Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on February 17th starting at 9:15 a.m. at the Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Belle Davis in memory of her husband MartyMoshe Avraham ben Zalman Baruch HaLevi, z"l, on the occasion of his first yahrtzeit.

Kiddish is also sponsored by friends of Dr. Chana Solomon-Schwartz in honor of the completion of her Ph.D. last month.



Please join us for Friday night services on February 23rd starting at 6 p.m. followed by a festive oneg at the Edlavitch DCJCC.



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 Tuesday evening, February 20th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Hall at the Edlavitch DCJCC for a community meeting. At this meeting, the community will receive an update from the Ten and Ten Committee about the process, and this will serve as the final opportunity for community members to provide feedback in person. We will also discuss other important minyan business. 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.


PURIM AT DC MINYAN - 2/28 & 3/1

Join the DC Minyan community for our Purim 5778 celebrations! We are excited to offer a variety of programming and services for participants of all ages, including Megillah reading and maariv (promptly at 6:30 p.m.) and pre-Megillah kids programming (5:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, February 28th plus food, libations, and entertainment to follow.

On Thursday morning, March 1st, we’ll meet again for Megillah reading at 7:00 a.m. in the Community Hall at the Edlavitch DCJCC, which will be followed by a Purim seudah for the community.

A big thank you to Belle Davis, who is sponsoring our Purim festivities.



Everyone is invited to join DC Minyan for our Spring Community Dinner on Friday night, March 9th following services. Whether you’re brand new to the Minyan or a long-time DC veteran, come and learn more about the upcoming DC Minyan events, engage in conversations with new people, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Register hereFor babysitting, please register by 8:00 p.m. on February 25th. If you are interested in helping out with the dinner or would like to know more about it, please email



Join Hillel SmithEileen Suffian, and other local artists Sunday afternoon, March 11th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Edlavitch DCJCC Community Hall for a Judaica boutique featuring original art, jewelry, ritual items, and other fun things. Proceeds will help support DC Minyan programming. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact or



Please click here to fill out our Ten and Ten Policy Feedback Form. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to complete this form soon. While we encourage you to include your name and email address, we understand if you would prefer to leave those blank. The information you provide will be viewed only by the members of the Ten and Ten and Steering Committees of DC Minyan. If you have any questions, please feel free to email



DC Minyan is very excited to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Emmett Brosowsky on Saturday, March 3rd. Services will start at 9:15 a.m. with a kiddush lunch to follow. We will be meeting at All Souls Unitarian Church, located at 1500 Harvard Street, NW. Please note the location change (we will not be meeting at the Edlavitch DCJCC on March 3rd) and stay tuned for more information!



Mazal Tov to Daniel Chudnow and Yael Nagar on their engagement!



The DC Minyan community extends condolences to Michal Berkson Powell, Jonny, Ezra, and Isaac Powell, and their family on the death of Michal's mother, Deborah Carter Berkson. Contributions in Deborah's memory may be made to: Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun’s Food Bank Fund (choose "Food Bank" from the fund list), Grand Avenue Club, or The Center for Holocaust and Humanity.

Please visit the Berkson/Powell Bereavement Support Spreadsheet frequently over the next few days and weeks to see whether there will be shiva in DC and how you can help. Right now the spreadsheet is empty, but support opportunities will be added as the family's needs evolve and may span multiple areas as designated in the tabs along the bottom of the document. If you would like the Bereavement committee to follow up with you regarding the best ways to offer support, please add your name to the tab titled "Follow Up Contact List."



By February 15, DC Minyan will be sending formal notices to members and donors describing the amount of tax-deductible payments made in 2017, including membership dues, high holiday tickets, and other donations. For tax-deductible contributions under $250, you do not need a formal notice from DC Minyan if you have a record of your contribution such as a canceled check, bank statement, or email receipt. If you no longer have a record of your contribution, or believe that you have made a tax-deductible payment over $250 and have not received a notice from DC Minyan by February 15, please contact DC Minyan Treasurer Aaron Malinoff at, and we will send you the correct notice.

Sun, February 18 2018 3 Adar 5778