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If you know of someone who is new in town, just had a baby, is suffering from an illness, or in any way could use some extra community support, please e-mail so that we can alert DC Minyan’s “Mitzvah Volunteer List.” You can also e-mail to sign up to be on the Mitzvah Volunteer List and receive occassional emails informing you of opportunities to help community members in need.

Below are links to documents with a wealth of information about celebrating and commemorating life cycle events. Life Cycle Coordinator Miriam Szubin updated this material in December 2009. If you have any comments on or suggestions for additions to this material, please email

Celebrate any event with the DC Minyan
Plan a bris
Plan a simchat bat or pidyon ha-ben
Plan a wedding
Rent space for your simcha
Kosher caterers in the DC area
Mikvahs in the DC area
Synagogues available for non-members
Resources on death and mourning
Resources on miscarriage/pregnancy loss and infertility

Jews United for Justice has put together a guide that can help you plan a celebration in a way that is mindful of workers’ rights and environmental impact. Jewish families in our area spend $30 million dollars a year on weddings and bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. JUJF is striving to have every one of those dollars spent in a way that reflects Jewish values. You can read about and download the guide here.

Mon, December 10 2018 2 Tevet 5779