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Bet Mishpachah is Washington's only Egalitarian Synagogue Embracing a Diversity of Sexual
and  Gender Identities, founded in 1975 by members of DC's LGBTQ+ community.


A congregation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, trans and queer Jews, our
families, friends and allies and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, 
progressive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community.  Explore our
website to learn more about our vibrant community!

Our Rabbi, Jake Singer-Beilin, guides our spiritual path, and leads or co-leads
half of our Shabbat and  holiday services along with our talented cohort of
lay leaders. 

Click here to find out more about services.   If you have any questions, please
see our contact page where you will find the contact information for our
administrator and board. 

Please join us!   



All Events
  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  5 , 2024
    Shabbat Services with Bet Mishpachah
    Friday, Jan 5th 8:00p to Friday, Dec 27th 8:00p
    Join Bet Mishpachah weekly on Fridays at 8:00 pm as we welcome Shabbat with our warm and joyous services. We also meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:00 am for a brief service and stimulating Torah discussion. Both services are followed by our tasty Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush luncheon. All are welcome!


  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  14 , 2024
    16th Annual Rainbow Seder
    Sunday, Apr 14th 6:00p to 8:00p
    Hosted inside at the Edlavitch DCJCC, this year's program, led by Rabbi Atara Cohen from the EDCJCC, will feature a full Passover seder complete with a specially-commissioned Haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder's inception.


  • Sunday ,
    MayMay  5 , 2024
    Panel presentation on Aging
    Sunday, May 5th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Join us and members of SAGE, the Jewish Social Service Agency, Dupont Circle Village, Capital Hill Village, DC Office on Aging and Community Living, Silver Circle (Whitman-Walker), and the Seabury Resources for Aging for an informative panel discussion.


  • Sunday ,
    MayMay  12 , 2024
    JxJ Film - The Catskills
    Sunday, May 12th 4:00p to 6:00p
    A humorous and nostalgic tribute to what became affectionately known as the Borscht Belt, this delightful film tracks the dramatic influx, peak and decline of "the Jewish Alps." Stand-up comedians share their best shtick while former waiters, entertainers and dance instructors recount tales of the family-run resorts and bungalows that inspired films like Dirty Dancing. Please email if you plan to attend and like to join the group for an early dinner at a nearby restaurant afterwards.


  • Tuesday ,
    MayMay  21 , 2024
    Service Leading Class with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin
    Tuesday, May 21st 7:30p to 9:00p
    How to write Kavanot, introductions to prayers


  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  26 , 2024
    Who Ever Heard of a Jewish Pirate? with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin
    Wednesday, Jun 26th 7:30p to 9:00p
    In old cemeteries in Jamaica lie gravestones with Hebrew inscriptions as well as a skull and crossbones. They point to a little-known history of Jewish pirates of the Caribbean. With boats named after biblical characters, a number of Sephardi Jews took to the seas for revenge against their Spanish tormentors and for treasure. Together, let’s discover their swashbuckling stories and motives.




Join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event! 

Sat, April 13 2024 5 Nisan 5784