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DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community located in Dupont Circle. 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. As a lay-led community, DC Minyan derives its strength and its warmth from you.

Services

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 6/21

Join us for Friday night davening on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 pm at The Chastleton (1701 16th St NW).

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 6/29

Join us for Shabbat Morning Services on Saturday, June 29 at 9:15 am at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW). Kids programming will begin at 10:30 am.

Upcoming events and programs

SEUDAH SHLISHIT - 6/22

We will be having a seudah shlishit at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St NW) sponsored by Rabbi Atara Cohen and Jon Dine in honor of the 20th anniversary of Atara's Bat Mitzvah. Join us from 5:30–9:00 pm as we celebrate with mincha, singing, schmoozing, and snacks!

The cost to attend is $5 per person. Please register here by TOMORROW, Thursday, June 20 at 5:00 pm. Email programming@dcminyan.org with any questions.

DC SUMMER DOWNTOWN BEIT MIDRASH SERIES

"A Flash in the Clouds: The Power of Nature and the Poetry of the Rabbis"

Join R. Avi Strausberg from Hadar DC for a three-part monthly Summer Beit Midrash Series. We will start with a brief introduction, break into hevruta (paired learning), and return for a full discussion. This will be a chance to connect deeply with people over food, Torah, and the poetry of the rabbis. You can find more info and register (for free!) here.

  • Part 2: Monday, July 22, 8:00–9:30 pm
  • Part 3: Thursday, August 22, 8:00–9:30 pm

This series is presented in partnership with Hadar,  DC Minyan, and the Edlavitch DC JCC.

Get Involved

LOOKING FOR A NEW SOCIAL ACTION CHAIR

We are looking for a chair for our Social Action subcommittee! A good candidate is someone excited to bring social action opportunities to DC Minyan, with a focus on local involvement.  The chair will work with DC Minyan members to determine which project(s) and topic(s) to work on this year. An example of past committee work includes coordinating the resettlement of an Afghan refugee family in the DMV. The subcommittee will have the support of Zach Epstein and the Community Relations committee. If interested, email Zach at community@dcminyan.org.

The DC Minyan Board would also like to thank Jesse Rabinowitz for his time leading the subcommittee up to this point!

HELP WITH FUTURE PROGRAMMING

The Programming Committee is looking for new committee members. Do you like planning holidays, onegs and lunches, and deciding what food should be served? To join our team, email programming@dcminyan.org

JOIN THE MITZVAH LIST

The Mitzvah Volunteer List is being refreshed! Email mitzvah@dcminyan.org to get involved.

COMMUNITY NEWS

THANK YOU - SHAVUOT

Thank you to everyone who joined us during Shavuot and who helped make it a fantastic holiday. We would especially like to thank the following community members who volunteered their time, energy and skills to make Shavuot a huge success!

  • Josh Jacobs and Julia Zuckerman for hosting the Kids’ Tikkun Leil Shavuot at their home and to Rivka Friedman and Deena Fox for teaching
  • Josh Weiner for organizing Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Lauren Contard for emceeing the Tikkun, and the following teachers for leading shiurim: Jon Dine and Atara Cohen, Joshua Matz, Zach Margulies, Hillel Smith, Ben Rosenbaum, Eliana Fishman, Margarita Bronshteyn, Erika Lupuloff, David Ederberg, Benjamin Epstein, and Isaac Brooks Fishman
  • Colin Berkley for scoring a last-minute printing deal for Tikkun source sheets
  • Eliana Fishman, Eric Schulman, and Kaylin Bugos for ordering food and managing set-up and clean-up during the Tikkun
  • Noam Kantor for leading the Farbrengen and to everyone who helped schlep items and arrived early to set up
  • Adam Fineberg for organizing the second-day match-up meal and to Benji Weiner for helping with food delivery
  • Match-up meal hosts: Akiva Fishman and Miriam Liebman; Yael Nagar and Daniel Chudnow; Mendy Fisch; Hannah Weiss; Rachel Bercovitz; Naomi and Avi Fainchtein; Eliana Fishman and Isaac Brooks Fishman; Adam Fineberg; and Becca Jackson

SOURCE SHEETS FROM SHAVUOT SHIURIM

Did you not make it past midnight on Tikkun Leil Shavuot? Did you stay all night but want to revisit shiurim on sherry cask whiskey, Og, King of Bashan, or the 10+ other topics we covered? Keep checking this folder as we add source sheets from our teachers.

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