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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 - June 12-18, 2019

Shabbat Morning Services - 6/15 - **All Souls**

Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services on June 15 starting at 9:15 am at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St NW (between 15th and 16th St).

Friday Night Services - 6/21 - **Chastleton**

Please join us for Friday Night Services on June 21 starting at 7:00 pm at The Chastleton, 1701 16th St NW (between R and Riggs St).

Responding to Acts of Violence

Following up on the discussion at the Shavuot Retreat, if you are interested in helping plan the Minyan's response to acts of violence, please email Lilah Pomerance at Lilah will be organizing a working group to recommend guidelines to the Steering Committee for our community response. Please join!

Kiddush Committee

DC Minyan is looking for a new Kiddush Committee Chair and Kiddush Committee members. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the Minyan, and channel your culinary creativity. The Kiddush Committee is responsible for planning and executing Kiddush on Saturday mornings and some holidays. It is also a great chance to be involved in helping with the many life cycle celebrations at the Minyan. The Kiddush Committee Chair serves on the DC Minyan Leadership Council. If you’re interested in either the Kiddush Committee Chair position, or in being a Kiddush Committee member, please email

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Shavuot Retreat a meaningful and successful experience. Thanks especially to coordinators Yael Nagar and Isaac Brooks Fishman; to Gil Landau, Annie Dreazen, Julia Zuckerman, Daniel Chudnow, Rachel Levitan, Rivka Friedman, Dena Roth, and Belle Davis; and to everyone who helped lead a program and made the retreat a success.

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. 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.

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Did you know that DC Minyan is a part of the AmazonSmile program? AmazonSmile is a program by 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, which has already resulted in more than $170 in extra support. Start shopping and helping DC Minyan today!

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