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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

FAST OF THE 17th OF TAMMUZ - 7/23

The fast of the 17th of Tammuz, which commemorates the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem and other tragic events in Jewish history—and begins the three-week mourning period culminating in Tisha B’Av—will be observed this coming Tuesday, July 23. The fast begins at 4:25 am and ends at 9:01 pm. More information on the fast can be found here.

HABBAT MORNING SERVICES - 7/20

Join us for Shabbat Morning Services on Saturday, July 20 at 9:15 am at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW). Tot Shabbat and children's services will begin at 10:30 am, assuming a critical mass.

Kiddush with bagels 🥯 is sponsored by

  • Josh Kaye and Ahuva Sunshine in honor of their aufruf.
  • Jacob Zionce for the yahrzeit of his father, Rabbi Chezi Zionce.
  • Aviva Nemeth with gratitude to DC Minyan for being an amazing Jewish community these last 3 years. I will miss you all!

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES - 7/26

Join us for Friday night davening on Friday, July 26 at 7:00 pm at The Chastleton (1701 16th St NW).

Upcoming events and programs

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 as she continues 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.

REGISTER FOR THE 2024–2025 JUDAICS COOP - CLOSING SUNDAY

The DC Minyan's Judaics Coop will facilitate the development of cohorts of children who form community and receive high quality, engaging, individualized Jewish education. Participating students will be placed into cohorts of 3–4 and paired with a tutor. Families commit to participating in the Coop for the full school year ending June 2025. Cohorts commit to 40 hours of learning. Families commit to having students participate in at least 80% of their cohort sessions.

The cost of the program will be $1,150 for each DC Minyan member student and $1,300 for non-member students. Cohorts wishing to increase the number of Coop hours beyond the minimum expectation will coordinate to determine the cost of increased hours with the Coop coordinator.

The program will focus on teaching participants content related to tefillah, chumash, and chaggim. DC Minyan will provide learning objectives to each teacher on those subjects. Tutoring will be conducted by Zoom, with in person cohort gatherings organized by cohort families throughout the year.

We hope to have cohorts for students ranging from 5–13 years of age. If, after registration, any given age cohort has a group size other than 3 or 4 students, the Coop coordinator will work with the impacted families to determine feasibility and cost for the program.

DC Minyan members will get preference in establishing cohorts. However, students from outside the DC Minyan community will be welcome to fill open spaces in existing cohorts. Registration will close THIS Sunday, July 21. We should have cohorts established and be able to confirm placement in early August.

Get Involved

DC Minyan runs because of the ongoing support of community volunteers. Visit the email sidebar for volunteer opportunities or email Sarah Koralnik at volunteer@dcminyan.org and she will set up time to chat! 👉

LOOKING FOR A NEW MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

A good candidate is someone who is excited to recruit and welcome new members to DC Minyan, with a focus on this year’s upcoming membership drive. 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 like to thank Jordy Snyder for her time as the membership coordinator up to this point!

LOOKING FOR A SUKKAH HOP LEAD

We are looking for someone to organize this year’s Sukkah Hop. If you love making maps of DC and optimizing routes, this opportunity is perfect for you! If interested, email Hadar Halivni at programming@dcminyan.org.

COMMUNITY NEWS

BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET

The DC Minyan community extends deep condolences to Yael Nagar, Daniel Chudnow, and Lev on the death of Yael’s grandmother, Rachel Rappaport (Rachel bat Leah v'Yakov) this past Friday in San Francisco. Shiva will be observed in Potomac, Maryland, on Sunday and Monday.

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784