Bet Mishpachah
An Egalitarian Synagogue Embracing Diversity
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     Bet Mishpachah is the Washington DC area congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Our membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

     Our services at the Washington DC JCC (corner of 16th & Q St NW - enter on Q Street) are participatory, inviting, and personal, and we use gender-neutral and inclusive language. Service leading rotates between Rabbi Green and our talented lay leaders. Erev Shabbat services begin at 8:00 pm every Friday and Shabbat Morning services begin at 10:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

     Our cultural, social, and educational, and programs, coordinated by program director Sharon Greenbaum and dedicated committee leaders, are open to all, members and non-members, friends and guests. For information on upcoming events peruse our homepage or click on the Events Calendar Button. For information and resources in the wider GLBT community, visit our Partner Organization page.



Bet Mishpachah Presents

Summer Lovin': The 2014 Tu B'Av Singles Gayla

A Night of Dancing, Drinking, and Schmoozing with DC's LGBTQ Jews

Saturday, August 9th, 6-10 pm

Chastleton Ballroom (16th and R St NW)

Admission: $5 advanced registration and $8 at the door (cash only).

     For more information contact our Program Director, Sharon Greenbaum, or visit

Since ancient days, Tu B'Av, which comes in late summer, has been a time of Jewish matchmaking. In Biblical and Talmudic times, young          women would dress in white and dance, and eligible bachelors would come and seek a bride. It's time for a contemporary LGBT twist on               good old-fashioned match-making!  This event is co-sponsored with GLOE, Nice Jewish Boys, Nice Jewish Girls and Gayyim.


Please wear white (but you don't have to) and be 21 (you have to).  There will be an open bar and other refreshments!


This project was made possible by a #MakeitHappen micro grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies. #MakeItHappen is a global initiative of the Schusterman Family Foundation. For more information visit



Thanks for attending our National Erev Pride Shabbat Service at the Historic 6th and I Synagogue, marching in the

the Pride Parade, or visiting us at the Street Festival.  Click here to read Rabbi Green's Drash.  We hope to see you again!




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High Holy Days


Plan to join us for the High Holy Days.

  Erev Rosh Hashanah begins Wednesday September 24. 

 Visit Our HHD Web Page For Service and Ticket Information.

With our Rabbi, talented Lay Leaders, and Wonderful Choir...our services are truly inspirational. 

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