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Membership

"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

New MembersReturning Members | Benefits of Membership

How To Join (New Members)

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.  The New Member Packet Will Be Available For Download on July 1, 2021.

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.

Download and save the four-page, fillable, PDF New Member Packet.  Fill it out, then save it, print it or scan it and...

  • Email the form to treasurer@betmish.org   - or -
  • Snail mail the form to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC. 20013.

STEP 2:  Pay Your Dues

You have several payment options.  The most effective method of payment, if you already have a PayPal account and want to use a credit card, is to use PayPal Giving.  You can use your credit card and Bet Mishpachah will still receive 100% of your donation without any processing fees.  Simply go to PayPal Giving, login using your PayPal credentials, and make payment using your credit card.

If you choose not to use a credit card, you can send us a check, or pay with Venmo, Zelle, or CashApp.

  • If you pay by check, mail it to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC  20013
  • If you pay by Venmo, send to: @bet-mishpachah
  • If you use Zelle, send to: treasurer@betmish.org
  • If you use CashApp, send to: treasurer@betmish.org

Lastly, you can pay via PayPal using your credit card.  Note that Bet Mishpachah will incur a 3% processing fee.

Please do not send credit card information via email or on the renewal form.  It is not secure and we no longer process manual transactions. 

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

How to Renew Your Membership (Returning Members)

Step 1: Complete the Membership Renewal Form

Download and save the one-page, fillable, PDF membership renewal form.  Fill it out, then save it, print it or scan it and...

  • Email the form to treasurer@betmish.org   - or -
  • Snail mail the form to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC. 20013.

Step 2: To Pay Your Renewal Dues/Donation

You have several payment options.  The most effective method of payment, if you already have a PayPal account and want to use a credit card, is to use PayPal Giving.  You can use your credit card and Bet Mishpachah will still receive 100% of your donation without any processing fees.  Simply go to PayPal Giving, login using your PayPal credentials, and make payment using your credit card.

If you choose not to use a credit card, you can send us a check, or pay with Venmo, Zelle, or CashApp.

  • If you pay by check, mail it to Bet Mishpachah, PO Box 1410, Washington, DC  20013
  • If you pay by Venmo, send to: @bet-mishpachah
  • If you use Zelle, send to: treasurer@betmish.org
  • If you use CashApp, send to: treasurer@betmish.org

Lastly, you can pay via PayPal using your credit card.  Note that Bet Mishpachah will incur a 3% processing fee.

Please do not send credit card information via email or on the renewal form.  It is not secure and we no longer process manual transactions. 

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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