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With a growing network of more than 3,000 people, 2239 is a fantastic way for young Jewish adults between the ages of 22 and 39 to meet one another and deepen their Jewish identity.

Whatever you're looking for, 2239 has it all. Looking for Shabbat? Our monthly Metro Minyan Shabbat community meets on the 4th Friday of every month at different Metro-accessible locations throughout the D.C. area.

Looking for opportunities to give back? With the help of the TOV Fund, 2239 engages in cutting-edge social action projects in Washington, D.C. and around the country to lend a hand to people and communities in need.

Looking for a social outlet? Happy hours, Nationals games, wine tasting trips, and other social events are fantastic opportunities to meet new people and have a great time. Our annual Purim Ball and 2239 Passover Seder are fun, inclusive, and enriching opportunities to celebrate holidays with D.C.'s young Jewish community.

Whether you've been in the D.C. area for years or are just arriving, we're excited to help you find your Jewish community.

What is 2239?

2239 provides a platform for young professionals in the D.C. metro area to explore their Jewish identities. Join us at our events and discover what makes us so unique!

2239's Annual BBQ


2239’s annual BBQ is back!

Send off summer with delicious food, good beer, and the best company! Join 100+ Jewish 20’s and 30’s rain or shine for the BBQ of the season.

We will be serving hamburgers, kosher hot dogs, veggie burgers, salad, and more! If you’re new to D.C. or know someone who is, the 2239 BBQ is the perfect way to meet people and have a great time.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets.

High Holy Days with 2239


Building on the energy and spiritual connection our monthly 2239 Metro Minyan services bring to Washington, D.C.’s Jewish young professional community, Rabbi Miller will lead High Holy Day services designed specifically with millennials in mind. Erev Rosh Hashanah (Sunday, September 9) and Kol Nidre (Tuesday, September 18) services will be held at First Congregational UCC, located at 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC. On Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 10) and Yom Kippur (Wednesday, September 19) mornings and on Yom Kippur afternoon, 2239 services will be held at Temple.

Temple members should RSVP to Valerie Hillman Bluestein.

Non-members should click here to register online.

Metro Minyan


Date: Friday, September 28
Location: Cavalry Baptist Church - 755 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Shot of Torah: 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service: 7:00 pm
Cost: $12 if you preregister; $17 at the door; service is free
Click here to register!

Led by Rabbi Miller, the evening begins at 6:15 pm with "A Shot of Torah," an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into some serious (and not so serious) Jewish discussion. The guitar-led, come-as-you-are Shabbat service starts at 7:00 pm and is followed by dinner.

Dinner is $12 if you preregister, $17 at the door.* The service is free.

Click here to register!

*The true cost of Metro Minyan is $38 per person. Through the generosity of WHC and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, and the Bernstein Family Foundation, we are able to offer a subsidized price.

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2018 / Friday
Metro Minyan
6:15 PM—10:00 PM

Led by Rabbi Miller and Rabbi Fischel, the evening begins at 6:15 pm with "A Shot of Torah," an opportunity to study the weekly Torah portion and dive into some serious (…

October 7, 2018 / Sunday
Wine Tasting With 2239
4:00 PM—6:00 PM
December 7, 2018 / Friday
Hanukkah: A Festival of Lasers
7:00 PM—9:00 PM