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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 info@dcminyan.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Weekly Announcements - July 28, 2021

Seating Policy Survey

DC Minyan is engaging in a conversation regarding our current seating policy. This survey provides an opportunity for communal input. If you have any questions, please email the Seating Committee at seating@dcminyan.org. The deadline to fill out the survey is Sunday, September 12 at 5:00 pm.

Sign Up for Shabbat Services

Registration is open to everyone, and masks will no longer be required for those who are fully vaccinated. Face masks remain required for non-fully vaccinated people during davening or when in large groups together, including children above age 2.

Registration is required due to capacity limits. We will attempt to accommodate as many people as possible after the priority registration deadline on a rolling basis. Only those who have registered and received confirmation of their spot may attend in-person services.

  • SHABBAT MORNING DAVENING - 7/31 at 8:45 am [EARLIER TIME] (Sign up now)
    Priority registration for services  on July 31 has now closed, but you can still register here for remaining spots. Our tent will be co-sponsored by Adam Harris, Julie Straus Harris, and Stephen and Ruth Harris in appreciation for the tremendous support the DC Minyan community provided to their family following the loss of Adam's dad, former DC Minyan member Ira Harris z"l.
    Please note that in an effort to avoid the worst of the heat, services will begin at 8:45 am.
  • NEW! FRIDAY NIGHT DAVENING AND ONEG - 8/6 at 7:00 pm (Sign up now!)
    We are so excited to be having another Friday night davening next Friday, August 6! Services will be followed by an oneg. Register here!
  • SHABBAT MORNING DAVENING - 8/7 at 8:45 am [EARLIER TIME] (Sign up now)
    Registration is now open for services on August 7 with priority registration closing on Monday, August 2 at noon. Please note that in an effort to avoid the worst of the heat, services will begin at 8:45 am.

Save the date for one more Shabbat Morning Service in August: Saturday, August 21.

High Holidays Registration

This past Sunday, July 25, we kicked off registration for this year’s High Holiday services! All the details can be found in the email, and members can pay dues and register for services here.

High Holiday tickets are included with full membership, and those who wish to become new members can do so here. Registration for non-members and associate members will begin on Sunday, August 8.

If you need to make changes to your membership status or would like to volunteer to help with High Holiday logistics, please email sc@dcminyan.org.

New for this year: ACH payment! You can now use ACH to pay your account balance with lower fees than if you used Paypal. To set up ACH payment, login to your Account and select "Add New Payment Method." When you enter your bank information, ShulCloud will make two micro-deposits into the bank account you provided in 1–3 business days. You must confirm the micro-deposit amounts in your ShulCloud account in order to activate the ACH payment option. Once the micro-deposit amounts are confirmed, you will see the option of paying with ACH for all future DC Minyan charges. Paypal will remain an option for all charges as well.

DC Minyan Priorities: Community Meeting - 8/17 at 8:30 pm (Register now!)

As we begin to plan our return to “normal,” we want to hear from community members about what our priorities should be. Please register here for the virtual community meeting on Tuesday, August 17, at 8:30 pm. The discussion questions are below; those who will not be able to attend are encouraged to email their responses to sc@dcminyan.org.

  1. Where should DC Minyan be meeting long term once COVID is no longer a concern?
  2. Should DC Minyan have a COVID-19 vaccination policy and how, if at all, does that affect where we should meet? If we have a vaccination policy, how should it be enforced?
  3. How many months of expenses should we have in reserve and, in the event that we have more, what should the "extra" money be used for/go to?
  4. What programming or services should we offer that we don't right now? Conversely, what programming or services should we not offer that we do right now?
  5. Any other thoughts, comments, questions, concerns about anything DC Minyan related.

 

Tutoring Opportunities

DC Minyan's Judaics Tutoring Coop is looking for two tutors with experience teaching elementary age students and strong content knowledge in the areas of chumash, tefillah, and the Jewish calendar for weekly afternoon tutoring of 3–4 student cohorts.  Students for whom we need tutors will be in grades 1–4.

Tutoring will be over Zoom, so we are seeking educators with experience offering virtual instruction. The Coop will provide a basic set of expected standards to meet over the course of the year for each age group, but tutors are encouraged to be creative and build on those materials. Tutors will be paid at a rate of $100/hr for instruction.

If you are interested in being a tutor, please reach out to Deena Fox at judaics_coop@dcminyan.org by August 3 with your résumé. Applicants who live in the DC area should indicate that in their communications.

Thank You

Thank you to Josh Nason for authoring an amazing blog post about DC Minyan for GatherDC. If you haven’t read it yet (or are looking to reread it), you can find the blog here.

Thank you to Jordy Snyder for arranging the festive snacks to inaugurate our first Friday night services in person since last summer!

DC Minyan Google Calendar

Too many events to keep track of? COPY the link below and use whichever instructions you need (Google, Outlook, Apple) to add to your personal calendar. The Google Calendar will update automatically as we add new events!

Calendar link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/59452752dn3hv3pc61det9g3ug%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Thu, July 29 2021 20 Av 5781