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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 ,
    FebFebruary  22 , 2024
    Game Night
    Thursday, Feb 22nd 7:00p to 9:00p
    Join us for an in-person game night at the EDJCC Salzberg Family Library. Bring your favorite game and be ready to teach it to others.

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  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  23 , 2024
    Simchat Shabbat
    Friday, Feb 23rd 8:00p to 10:00p
    Celebrate your special event or occasion with us. A special blessing will be recited as well as an enhanced Oneg Shabbat.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  24 , 2024
    The Life and Death of Rabbi Akiva - Rabbi Jake's class
    Shabbat, Feb 24th 12:30p to 2:00p
    Maybe you’ve heard his name, but you don’t know much about who he was. One of the great sages of the Mishna lived a fascinating life and died at the hands of the Roman Empire. We’ll learn how Rabbi Akiva began his study of Torah at the age of 40, discover how he rose to prominence in his time, and study the tales of his tragic end. His teachings endure and continue to instruct us, so let’s find out who he was.

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  • Friday ,
    MarMarch  1 , 2024
    Women's First Friday Monthly Outreach
    Friday, Mar 1st 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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  • Friday ,
    MarMarch  8 , 2024
    Special Speaker from Keshet
    Friday, Mar 8th 8:00p to 10:00p
    We will be hosting Hensch from Keshet, who will speak to us about what Keshet is doing around the world.

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  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  10 , 2024
    Trip to National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Sunday, Mar 10th 11:30a to 2:00p
    In honor of International Women's Day, join us as we tour the newly renovated National Museum of Women in the Arts. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the National Museum of Women in the Arts advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

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  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  10 , 2024
    Book Group meeting
    Sunday, Mar 10th 4:00p to 6:00p
    We will discuss "The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store," by James McBride. Named best book of the year (2023) by NPR/Fresh Air, the Washington Post, New Yorker magazine, this novel explores themes of community, survival, and justice.

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  • Friday ,
    MarMarch  15 , 2024
    Queen Esther Fund recipient
    Friday, Mar 15th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Erin Wheeler from SMYAL, one of our recipients for the Queen Esther Fund will be speaking with us this evening about their programs.

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  • Sunday ,
    MarMarch  17 , 2024
    Panel presentation on Aging
    Sunday, Mar 17th 1:00p to 3:00p
    Join us and members of SAGE, Village, JSSA and other groups on aging issues facing the LGBTQ community.

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  • Tuesday ,
    MarMarch  19 , 2024
    How to Write a D'rash with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin
    Tuesday, Mar 19th 7:30p to 9:00p
    How to prepare a Torah Study

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  • Saturday ,
    MarMarch  23 , 2024
    Celebrate Purim and Megilla Reading
    Shabbat, Mar 23rd 7:30p to 10:00p
    Led by Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin, come celebrate a unique and interactive Megilla reading with us!

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  7 , 2024
    Hester Street at Theater J
    Sunday, Apr 7th 12:00p to 3:00p
    Please join us at the EDCJCC, which will be followed by the 2:00 pm performance of Hester Street at Theater J. We will be joined at brunch by Hayley Finn, Theater Js Artistic Director, who will talk about the play and other happenings at the theater. This is a great opportunity to meet Hayley, see a wonderful play and learn more about Theater J.

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  • Friday ,
    AprApril  12 , 2024
    Friends and Family Shabbat
    Friday, Apr 12th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us when we enjoy a favorite Bet Mishpachah tradition:  our lively annual Family and Friends services.  Bring one or more of your family members and/or friends with you and let them see and experience first-hand our joyous, uplifting and fully participatory Shabbat services.  Show them why Bet Mishpachah is your congregational family of choice where you can joyously celebrate and affirm all aspects of your Jewish, sexual and gender identities with your true community.  Rabbi Jake will lead services that night. All are welcome both in-person or virtually.

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  • Saturday ,
    AprApril  13 , 2024
    Creating a Values-Based Jewish Food Ethic - class with Rabbi Jake
    Shabbat, Apr 13th 12:30p to 2:00p
    It comes as no surprise that Jews care a lot about food, and that our tradition has a lot to say about what we eat and when. From biblical times, our religion has sought to further our connection to the Holy One by instructing us regarding eating and drinking - things we do several times a day. Beyond the question of Kashrut, what would it look like to eat and drink in holy ways that helped us live our values? We’ll explore ideas of buying, cooking, and eating according to the virtues we espouse, and discuss how we might better live according to our ideals.

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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US

Join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event! 

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