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		                                    Welcome To Bet Mishpachah!		                                </span>
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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  6 , 2023
    Shabbat Services with Bet Mishpachah
    Friday, Jan 6th 8:00p to Friday, Dec 8th 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!


  • Friday ,
    MarMarch  31 , 2023
    Trans Day of Visibility Speaker
    Friday, Mar 31st 8:00p to 10:00p
    We are happy to welcome Otto Adelman as our speaker for Transgender Day of Visibility following our Friday evening at Shabbat services on March 31st. Otto is a Jewish transgender activist and public speaker, as well as an award-winning playwright, poet, and novelist. He is deeply involved in the nonprofit sector, working as a professional “Death Guy” (managing funeral logistics, yartzeits, and other end-of-life needs) for one of the largest synagogues in the US. His public speaking primarily focuses on transgender issues and identity. He has won multiple awards for his writing, notably the VSA Young Playwrights Award, which resulted in his work being performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He lives with his husband and two rotten dogs.


  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  2 , 2023
    15th Annual Rainbow Seder
    Sunday, Apr 2nd 6:00p to 8:00p
    Hosted inside at the Edlavitch DCJCC, this year’s program will focus on the theme of Parting the Chaos of the World: A Moment of Peace and 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.


  • Friday ,
    AprApril  7 , 2023
    Women's First Friday Monthly Outreach
    Friday, Apr 7th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for our virtual First Friday pre service Women’s Outreach. Pour your favorite beverage and enjoy your dinner while you zoom into our gathering and usher in Shabbat with great company and conversation!



Join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event! 

Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783