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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)


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. To join or renew, download our fillable four-page membership packet.

Please note that Bet Mishpachah offers special dues rates for new members and those living outside the Washington/Baltimore area. Reduced dues are available 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.

There are several ways to submit your membership materials:


Membership Forms

OPTION 1 (recommended)
Download the forms, complete them electronically, save to your computer then attach to and email the completed PDF forms to treasurer@betmish.orgDo not sent credit card information by email as it is not secure.

Print and mail the forms to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC 20013 


Dues Payments

OPTION 1 (recommended)
Pay your dues via PayPal on the website.

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 have difficulty in renewing your membership for any reason, please contact the Bet Mish treasurer.


Benefits of Membership

 • Inclusion in a vibrant, dynamic, welcoming, social, and spiritual community;
 • Opportunities to celebrate joyous occasions, milestones, and life cycle events;
 • Support during times of illness or loss;
 • 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;
       o Projects with HIAS
       o Founding member of the World Congress
       o Founding membership in the new National Capital Synagogue Coalition for Refugees and Immigrants;
 • Yahrtzeit reminders - individually by email, by listing 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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