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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 - January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update

In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in DC and across the country, DC Minyan will not be holding any in-person events until further notice, including davening. While we miss seeing everybody in person, our community’s safety remains our top priority. We hope you will continue to join us for our weekly virtual havdalah and other virtual events that we have planned.

Programs and Events

VIRTUAL HAVDALAH - 1/13 (Zoom link)
Join us at 6:15 pm for Virtual Havdalah.

Purim is Coming!

As we figure out plans for Megillah reading this year (including virtual and in-person options to the extent it is safe and possible), we’re looking for a few good Megillahs to use. Do you have one to loan for the holiday this year? The more we have, the more possibilities we have for what we can plan. Email if you have a Megillah you might be willing to share.

ble, in person).As hard as it is to believe, Purim is on the horizon - coming up on February 25–26. We’re looking for a few good volunteers to help us plan activities this year (virtual and, to the extent possi

We are specifically looking for someone to lead a Hamantaschen Bake-Along on Sunday, February 21. Email if you’re interested.

Photo by Rebecca Siegel (CC BY 2.0)

Community News

DC Minyan extends condolences to Abigail, Shai, Ilan, Kira, and Ezra Romirowsky on the passing of Abigail's grandfather, Robert H. Groh.

DC Minyan also extends condolences to Rachel, Jame, Eli, David, and Talia Loeffler on the passing of their niece and cousin, Sophia B. Lambert.

Moti's Market will be delivering to the Edlavitch DCJCC on Wednesday, January 27 at 1:30 pm. The delivery van will be parked in the Edlavitch DCJCC parking lot - cars will not be allowed to enter, so please plan accordingly. To place an order, go to the Moti's website and click on "pick-up" - you will see the JCC option in the dropdown menu; a $10 service fee is charged. Orders should be placed by Monday, January 25 at 9:00 pm. For any questions, email

Parents & Kids

DC Minyan is looking for volunteers to organize children's programming over the next few months, both virtually and socially distant in-person. If you are interested or have ideas on how DC Minyan can best serve our community's children right now, please email

Hadar is excited to offer programs and content for children and their families!

  • Looking for an excellent tutor to engage your kid in Judaic Studies? Hadar launched a Tutoring Network, a resource for families to connect to skilled tutors from the Hadar community looking to support children and advance their learning. Kids of any age and geographic location can get help in a variety of subjects, including Humash, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring, Talmud, and more! Click here to meet our tutors and learn more.
  • Kids’ Mishnah Club (Grades 3–5) Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30–6:00 pm, started January 12. Come explore Massekhet Megillah with Miriam Lichtenberg of Hadar’s Advanced Kollel. This part of the Mishnah deals with Purim and the laws around prayer and Torah reading. We will get through 1–2 mishnayot each day. There will be polls, breakout rooms, lessons in Hebrew and other fun interactive pieces. Spread the word—it is a great time for new people to jump in! Click here to register!
  • Middle School Mishnah Club (Grades 6+) Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30–6:00 pm, started January 12. Join Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Yoav Tucker as they explore Massekhet Megillah—the part of the Mishnah that deals with Purim and the laws around prayer and Torah reading. Kids will be encouraged to flex their independence through reading out loud and strengthening their textual comprehension skills. In addition, there will be polls, breakout rooms, lessons in Hebrew and other fun interactive pieces. Come to Middle School Mishnah Club prepared with a text of the Mishnah in front of you. Click here to register!

  • Kids’ Parashah Club (ages 6–10) Mondays and Thursdays 5:00–5:30 pm. Become familiar with the content and sound of the parashah each week and get psyched about Torah as a lens to engage real life questions! Explore each week's parashah through leyning, mixed media story-telling, and discussion, led by Rabbi Aviva and Boaz Richman. Click here to register!

For questions, reach out to Chana Kupetz at

COVID-19 Update

Support from DC Minyan

An important strength of our community is supporting one another, even if we can’t physically be together. Many in our community are negatively impacted by the current situation, including illnesses, layoffs, negative financial effects, and additional life stressors. If you have been negatively impacted and could use support or know someone who could—whether it be help getting groceries, financial support, help getting dinner on the table, or something else—please reach out at All requests will be kept confidential and will be handled with discretion.

Help Support Fellow DC Minyan Members

Where appropriate and approved by the person requesting support, opportunities to support members of our community will be sent via email to our Mitzvah List. To be added to the list, please click here.

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