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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 - March 22, 2023

Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Elliot Dine and Lauren Contard on their recent engagement!


Shabbat Services


Join us this Friday, March 24 at 7:00 pm (note the new start time!) for Kabbalat Shabbat Services at The Chastleton (1701 16th St NW).


Join us next week, Saturday, April 1 at 9:15 am for Shabbat Morning Services at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW).


Count Down to Pesach


Please join us for Pesach services at Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Decatur Pl NW) on April 6 (1st Day), April 12 (7th day), and April 14 (8th day). If you are interested in davening or leyning, please contact

7th DAY LUNCH - 4/12

Join us on Wednesday, April 12 for lunch following our 7th day Pesach services! Cost of attendance is $15 for members over 12, $20 for non-member adults and guests, and $5 for all children ages 3–12. Lunch will be held indoors. Please register by Tuesday, April 4 here. If you have any questions, please email


DC Minyan has partnered with Ohev Sholom to help you prepare for Passover by selling your chametz. To sell your chametz through Maharat Ruth Friedman at Ohev Sholom, please use this form. We appreciate their help and support. All forms must be received by April 4 at 11 pm.

When selling one's chametz, it is customary to make a donation for kosher-for-Passover food for Jews in need (ma'ot chittim), as well as a donation to thank whoever is facilitating the sale. You can make both donations through Ohev's website to their Chesed Fund. We encourage you to do so as a way of showing appreciation for their work in facilitating this important process and to strengthen our positive relations with the larger Jewish community.


It’s hard to believe: Passover is just around the corner and Soupergirl is here to help! We will, once again, be offering a healthy, hand-crafted, all natural, absolutely delicious Passover meal delivery program.

The Soupergirl menu includes some classics (charoset, tsimmes, and more), along with a full list of delicious soups and desserts. Everything is 100% plant-based (parve). Kosher for Pesach gazpacho? Chocolate Nut Bark? Absolutely! The site is now live at Get thee some hand-made maror!

And YES - we deliver AND ship nationwide. Pick up in Washington, DC is also available!

Orders MUST be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31. Questions? Comments? Email them to

This year Soupergirl will support DC Minyan through our Passover program. Soupergirl will donate a percentage of all sales that include "DCM" in the order notes to DC Minyan.


Bnei Mitzvah Guide and Cohort

We have recently developed a guide (available here) for families planning bnei mitzvah at DC Minyan. The guide lays out logistics as well as options for participation and resources to support you in your planning. If there is additional information that you would like to see included in the guide, please let us know.

We are also hoping to create cohorts for each year of bnei mitzvah. If you plan to have a bar or bat mitzvah at DC Minyan during the 2023–2024 year, please email by the end of March so we can begin planning the first cohort kickoff.

Please reach out to with any questions or ideas (especially if you want to volunteer to help support this effort).


We Need Your Help!

Interested in getting involved in programming or in any DC Minyan’s committees? Please reach out to the Steering Committee at

In addition we are actively looking for people to help with the following roles:


With some of the upcoming fall holidays landing on Sundays, we will have to find a different venue for our community to meet on Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Shemini Azeret. If you are able to assist a small group of volunteers to identify alternative options in the vicinity, please email


DC Minyan will be marking Shavuot this year with davening and a Tikkun in town. We are looking for a community member who is interested and willing to coordinate other activities over the holiday. Please email if you are interested in volunteering. 


DC Minyan provides programming for the many children and families in our community throughout the year including three children's programs on Shabbat morning and holidays. These programs are led by members of our community. The Parents & Kids team is looking for volunteers to work on holiday programming and special events. Please email Deena Fox at

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