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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, Parshat Behar

Erev Shabbat Service, May 20th, 8:00 pm
        Service led by Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin and James Radack
          Board Member and Hosts: Deb Hyman and Mitchell Haymes

Join us to welcome Josh Maxey, our new Executive Director

In-person services are held in the Kay Hall, EDCJCC.  Masking is optional in the EDCJCC but required for attendance at in person services.  Be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

For those attending at home via live stream, the Zoom ID is provided in our weekly email, This Week and Beyond, or contact

The annual JxJ Jewish Film + Music Festival, the DC region’s largest celebration of Jewish film and music will run from May 12 to May 22.  It will showcase a variety of films and musical performances of interest to Bet Mishpachah members and partners.

For the full schedule of films, concerts, and talks and to purchase tickets, go to the JxJ website at

Congregational Calendar

Fri, May 20 2022 19 Iyyar 5782