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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, Shabbat Chanuka

Erev Shabbat Service, December 3rd, 8:00 pm
        Service led by Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin

               Board Member and Hosts: Bruce Horowitz and Paula Morris

Please bring your Menorah and 7 candles to illuminate the Kay Hall with our Chanuka joy.

In-person services are held in the Kay Hall, EDCJCC.  Access to the EDCJCC requires wearing a mask and presenting a vaccination card.

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

Rabbi Jake's Last Fall Class:  Caste, The Origins of Our Discontent

Wednesday, December 8th at 7:30 pm

As the next step in Bet Mishpachah's work for racial justice and equality, Rabbi Jake will lead a discussion of the book, Caste, the Origins of our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson.  Consider ordering the book soon, or finding it in the library, so you will have time to read it before class.  If you order through Amazon Smile you can name Bet Mishpachah as the beneficiary.  Zoom meeting link is provided in our weekly email or contact

Congregational Calendar

Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782