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"Find for yourself a rabbi (to support and teach you), take for yourself a friend (to do mitzvot together), and judge each member of the community for their merit."  Pirkei Avot 1:6

How To Join

Membership is an opportunity to continue or begin your spiritual journey, develop friendships, learn, become involved in your heritage, and support the only LGBTQ+ synagogue in the Washington, DC area. Come join us! It’s Easy!

Our membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.  Scroll down to access the 2020-2021 membership packet.  

Bet Mishpachah offers reduced dues for young members, new members and those living outside the Washington/Baltimore area.  Bet Mishpachah also offers reduced dues for those who cannot afford the full amount. No one is denied membership for financial reasons.

We welcome and encourage you to complete the third page of the packet which indicates specific interests that you might have to enhance your participation with our congregation.

Joining is easy...just follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Complete the Membership Packet.  Access it by Clicking Here

Option 1 (recommended)
Download the packet.  It has editable PDF forms,  which you can save to your computer, complete and save again.  Attach them to an email and send to  Do not sent credit card information by email as it is not secure.

Option 2
Print the packet.  Complete the forms and mail them to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC 20013 

STEP 2:  Pay Your Dues

Option 1 (recommended)
Pay Your Dues Via PayPal

Option 2
Mail a check or credit card information to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC 20013. This can be mailed together with the membership forms. 

If you experience problems either renewing your membership or completing the membership process, please contact our treasurer.

Benefits of Membership

 • Inclusion in a vibrant, dynamic, welcoming, social, and spiritual community;
 • Opportunities to celebrate joyous occasions, milestones, and life cycle events;
 • A full range of life cycle events, with rabbinical as well as communal support;
 • Participation in religious rituals on Shabbat and other Holy Days, including aliyot and other Torah honors,
 leading services, and singing in the choir;
 • Leadership and service opportunities both within the congregation and through community-wide social justice projects;
 • Yahrtzeit reminders, and notice in our electronic newsletter and by announcement from the bima during services;
 • Our bimonthly electronic newsletter, Mishpachah Matters;
 • E-mail notices of special events and happenings: "This Weekend and Beyond", "Social Justice Special
 Edition", and more;
 • Jewish education programs and classes;
 • High Holy Day and Break-the-Fast Tickets;

 ...and more!

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