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Bet Mishpachah

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.


Bet Mishpachah is 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.

We hold services every Friday night at 7:45 PM and on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 10:00 AM.  While the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Washington (our usual home) is being renovated this year, we're temporarily holding services across the street at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. To keep up with all our services and events, sign up for our weekly email

Rabbi's Corner


Rabbi Laurie's Spring Pop-Up Classes

Directly following Shabbat Morning services at Foundry UMC, 1500 16th St NW, Washington, DC

March 9: Biblical Power Dynamics & Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

March 23: Leadership Lessons: Moses at the Burning Bush in Ancient & Contemporary Prose and Poetry

April 13: Passover in Poetry

April 27: Rabbi Laurie's Pop-Up Class: The Art of the Most Difficult Commandment: A Practical Class on Tochecha/Rebuke


Tot Shabbat: Passover Edition

April 26, 6:30-7:30 PM before Shabbat Evening service at Foundry UMC, 1500 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Rabbi Laurie Green will lead an early evening service for young children and their families. There will be songs and stories as we celebrate Shabbat and Pesach! 


Spring Shabbaton

May 10th and 11th at Foundry UMC, 1500 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Rabbi Ilan Glazer will join us as scholar-in-residence during and after our Shabbat Evening and Morning services. His topic is "Trauma and Healing Through a Jewish Lens."


Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779