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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 - September 28, 2022

Tzom Gedaliah

The Fast of Gedaliah ends tonight at 7:25 pm.




Join us this week, Saturday, October 1 at 9:15 am for Shabbat Morning Services.

Kiddush will be sponsored by Ayelet Weiss and Benjamin Epstein in memory of Ayelet's mother, Chanie Weiss, whose third yahrzeit was last week.


Join us next week, Friday, October 7 at 7:00 pm for Kabbalat Shabbat Services.

Services are held at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW) and registration is not required, unless otherwise specified.

All attendees eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required inside for everyone except when eating or drinking at kiddush. 


Fall Chagim Programming


A detailed email about Yom Kippur services, titled “DC Minyan Yom Kippur Details” was sent out last night to all registrants. If you no longer need a seat or will be bringing your own machzor, please let us know immediately.

Those on the waitlist will receive an update about their status by the end of the week.



Get your arba minim through DC Minyan! Order here by THIS Sunday, October 2.

  • A set with a standard etrog costs $45 for members and $50 for non-members.
  • A set with a deluxe etrog costs $55 for members and $60 for non-members.

Pickup will be on Friday, October 7; Sunday, October 10; or Monday, October 11. If you have any questions, please email Ayelet Weiss at


Join us on Sunday, October 9 as we introduce the Friends (Quaker) community to the holiday of Sukkot and the mitzvah of the sukkah through a short interfaith event followed by a Kids sukkah-decorating project. Please register here to join us at Friends (2111 Decatur Pl NW) for any of the following:

  • Sukkah frame building: 9:00–10:00 am
  • Interfaith sukkot event: 11:45 am–12:30 pm
  • Kids sukkah decorating event: 12:30–1:30 pm

Please email to volunteer. We are looking for a few more helping hands throughout the day to help things run smoothly.

SUKKOT SERVICES - 10/10 and 10/11 at 9:15 am

Join us on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October  11 at 9:15 am for the first days of Sukkot services. All services will be at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW) in the Meeting Room (upstairs).

SUKKAH HOP - Saturday 10/15 at 1:00 pm

Register here for the annual DC Minyan Sukkah Hop on Saturday, October 15! We will all meet up at Friends after davening for communal kiddush and motzi in the DC Minyan Sukkah, and groups will depart from there, "hopping" from sukkah to sukkah, eating along the way. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per attendee to help defray the cost of the event.


This year we will have a sukkah at Friends throughout the holiday. Folks are invited to stop by during Friends’ business hours to pray or eat in the sukkah. A sign up for available timeslots will be shared after Yom Kippur.


KIDS SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION - Monday 10/17 at 6:00 pm

Attention kids ages 3–10 and families of DC Minyan! Please join us on Monday, October 17 from 6:00–7:00 pm to celebrate Simchat Torah together! Kids and their grown ups will be making their own yummy Torah snack, listening to a Simchat Torah story, learning a Torah song, getting to see a real Torah up close, and participating in a parade! Please note that the activities are geared towards children ages 3–10 and parents will be asked to participate with their child. Younger kiddos are welcomed, too! They might need a bit more help with their Torah snack. Register here!


Join us for hakafot, singing, dancing, eating, and drinking on Monday night, October 17! Services will begin at 7:30 pm at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW). Weather permitting, services will begin indoors but the singing and dancing will be outdoors.

SIMCHAT TORAH DAY CELEBRATION - Tuesday 10/18 at 9:15 am

Join us for round two of the Simchat Torah festivities on Tuesday morning, October 18! Services will begin at 9:15 am at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW). Weather permitting, services will begin indoors but the singing and dancing will be outdoors.

This year we will be honoring Abigail Romirowsky as Kallat Torah and Jon Dine as Chattan Bereishit!


Mishnah Club

DC Minyan will be starting its very own Mishnah Club! We will have a weekly schedule of Mishnayot to learn (between 3 and 6 per week), and we will have members periodically share their thoughts with the larger group.

This year we will learn Mesechet Shabbat, with a siyyum on Shavuot, and Mesechet Eruvin, with a siyyum shortly after Simchat Torah 2023. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends over some Torah, or learn with your partner or children. Don't have a chevruta? No problem! We'll match you up.

We plan to start the cycle the week of Simchat Torah, and while you can join any time, please sign up by Yom Kippur (October 4) so that we can arrange things before the end of the holiday season. Signup here and feel free to reach out with questions to


DC Minyan on WhatsApp

Reminder that DC Minyan has a WhatsApp group! Click here to join.

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