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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, Mizmor Shabbat, Parshat Mishpatim

Erev Shabbat Service, January 28th, 8:00 pm

Board Installation Shabbat.  Join Us To Welcome Our New Board of Directors
        Service led by Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin
               Board Member and Hosts: Rod Ross and Mindy Gasthalter

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

"Does God Have Pronouns?" -- A Three-Part Workshop with Bet Mishpachah & Hill Havurah

Saturday 1/29, Wednesday 2/2, Wednesday 2/9

Join Bet Mishpachah and Hill Havurah for an exploration of prayer, gender, and why it matters.  We'll start with a havdalah in person (vaxxed & masked with a streaming option) where we'll get to know each other and explore our relationship to prayer experiences -- good, bad, and in between. 

We'll continue with two virtual text studies: one exploring each of our communities' machzorim and the values and hopes that went into their creation; and another looking more broadly at how we navigate the gendered language of prayer, featuring inclusive liturgist brin solomon [it, itself], creator of Siddur Davar Hasash!

Congregational Calendar

Fri, January 28 2022 26 Shevat 5782