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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.

Welcome to Bet Mishpachah, 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!

We hold services every Friday night at 8:00 pm and on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 10:00 am (normally at the  Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC), 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC), and are streaming those services.  The zoom link is available through our weekly email.  

Bet Mishpachah publishes "This Week and Beyond," a weekly email of upcoming events.  To sign up for this email click here.   

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!

Shabbat Services This Week, Parshat Bechukotai

Erev Shabbat Service, May 27th, 8:00 pm
        Service will be led by Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin and Vinny Prell

        Board Member and Hosts:  Mitchell Haymes and Bruce Horowitz

Shabbat Morning Service, May 28th, 10:00 am (Zoom Only)
         Service will be led by Alex Carter and Ruth Potts

               Board Member and Hosts:  Rachel Wolkowitz

In-person services are held in the Kay Hall, EDCJCC.  Masking is optional in the EDCJCC but required for attendance at in person services.  Be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

For those attending at home via live stream, the Zoom ID is provided in our weekly email, This Week and Beyond, or contact

Capital Pride Month returns after a Two Year Hiatus

There are many exciting community events scheduled during June to celebrate Pride.  Details about each event can be found in our weekly electronic newsletter, “This Week and Beyond.” 
° Wednesday, June 1st- Big Queer Jewish Happy Hour - 5:30-9:00 pm at Pitchers
° Friday, June 10th - Pre-Pride Shabbat Service reception starting at 7:00 pm
° Friday, June 10th - Pride Shabbat at Bet Mishpachah - 8:00 pm Shabbat Service at the EDCJCC with partner members' participation, followed by an Oneg Shabbat
° Saturday, June 11th - Mishpacha Meet-Up: Young Families Pre-Pride Get Together  - 3:00-5:00 pm 
° Saturday, June 11th - Pride Parade 
° Sunday, June 12th- Bagel Brunch with GLOE and GatherDC 
° Sunday, June 12th - Pride Festival - 12:00-7:00 pm
° Tuesday June 14th - Night OUT at the Nationals - 7:05 pm
° Wednesday, June 15th - Interfaith Virtual Service with All Souls—5:00 pm
° Thursday, June 16th - Hunger Action Program to support Casa Ruby - 6:30-8:30 pm

Congregational Calendar

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyyar 5782