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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!

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!   

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

All Events
  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  5 , 2024
    Shabbat Services with Bet Mishpachah
    Friday, Jan 5th 8:00p to Friday, Dec 27th 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!

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  • Thursday ,
    JunJune  20 , 2024
    Melodies for a Lovely Shabbat - Service Leading class
    Thursday, Jun 20th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Learn current and new melodies to enhance the leading of services.

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  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  22 , 2024
    Havdala with Scott Reiter
    Shabbat, Jun 22nd 7:00p to 8:00p
    Join us for dinner before we say good by to Shabbat with an inspiring Havdala service led by Scott Reiter

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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  26 , 2024
    Who Ever Heard of a Jewish Pirate? with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin
    Wednesday, Jun 26th 7:30p to 9:00p
    In old cemeteries in Jamaica lie gravestones with Hebrew inscriptions as well as a skull and crossbones. They point to a little-known history of Jewish pirates of the Caribbean. With boats named after biblical characters, a number of Sephardi Jews took to the seas for revenge against their Spanish tormentors and for treasure. Together, let’s discover their swashbuckling stories and motives.

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  5 , 2024
    Women's First Friday Monthly Outreach
    Friday, Jul 5th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for our hybrid 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!

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  • Sunday ,
    JulJuly  21 , 2024
    Capital Jewish Museum trip
    Sunday, Jul 21st 11:00a to 1:00p
    Join us for the special exhibit - "I'll have What She's Having; The Jewish Deli." Come explore how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food. Then let's have lunch together!

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  • Monday ,
    AugAugust  12 , 2024
    Tisha B'av Observance
    Monday, Aug 12th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Join us virtually as we commemorate the saddest day on the Jewish calendar with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin reading excerpts from the Book of Lamentations

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  • Friday ,
    AugAugust  16 , 2024
    Tu B'Av Happy Hour
    Friday, Aug 16th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us before services to celebrate the holiday of love - the 15th of Av, or Tu B'Av, the Jewish day of love.

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  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  8 , 2024
    "No Host" Fall Picnic
    Sunday, Sep 8th 11:00a to 1:00p
    Join with the Bet Mishpachah community for a no-host picnic and “walk in the park” to enjoy friends and fall foliage at Rock Creek Park. We will reserve picnic tables accessible by car or if you are hearty, by bicycle. Bring your own lunch/drink and if you like, something to share - a side dish or dessert, and a folding chair if you like. We will provide water, paper goods/cutlery.

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  13 , 2024
    Congregational Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Sep 13th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for a congregational Shabbat dinner that will be held at the EDCJCC prior to services. Tonight’s service will include recognition of our volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make Bet Mishpachah a thriving community.

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  13 , 2024
    Volunteer Shabbat and the Dace Stone and Harvey Milk Chesed Awards
    Friday, Sep 13th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us as we honor our volunteers who have given so much of themselves to help make Bet Mishpachah the wonderful community that it is Bet Mishpachah. Services preceded by a Congregational Dinner

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  2 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana evening service - day 1
    Wednesday, Oct 2nd 8:00p to 11:00p

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  3 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana morning service - day 1
    Thursday, Oct 3rd 10:00a to 1:00p

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  3 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana evening service - day 2
    Thursday, Oct 3rd 8:00p to 11:00p

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  • Friday ,
    OctOctober  4 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana morning service - day 2
    Friday, Oct 4th 10:00a to 1:00p

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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US

Join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event! 

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784