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Partner Organizations

Bet Mishpachah proudly supports local, national and international LGBTQ+ and Jewish groups. We are a founding member of Keshet Ga’avah - the World Congress of GLBTQ Jews and the Celebration of the Spirit Coalition (now called Center Faith). We are also members of the Network of Independent Jewish Communities and Havurot, the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington, and the  Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.

Sibling Congregations

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC 

Etz Chaim in Fort Lauderdale 

Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco 

Beth Chayim Chadashim and Kol Ami in Los Angeles. 

Local Jewish GLBT Groups

Gayyim DC is a social group for Jewish gay/bi/trans men who live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In Hebrew, gayyim (pronounced gay-eem) means both "proud" and "gay men."

GLOE is the Stuart Kurlander Program for Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement of the DCJCC.

Nice Jewish Boys is a social network geared around gay Jewish guys in their 20s. We meet regularly for events such as happy hours, movie nights, holiday parties and more!

Nice Jewish Girls is for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and "questioning" Jewish women of the metro Washington, DC, area. Its purposes are to facilitate opportunities for local "Jewbians" to meet in person and to talk online. Wouldn't your mom be pleased??

Local Jewish Groups

National Capital Synagogue Coalition for Refugees and Immigrants The Greater Washington, DC area Synagogues have established a Jewish coalition to support refugees and immigrants. Bet Mish is a founding member. 

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington cares for those in need, deepens engagement in Jewish life, and strengthens the bonds among Jews in the Washington area, in Israel, and around the world.

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) For more than 100 years, the Jewish Social Service Agency has exemplified Jewish values by reaching out and helping everyone in the Washington metropolitan area who needs us – regardless of their religious background, race or ability to pay.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue is a non-denominational, non-membership, non-traditional synagogue that aims to reinvigorate connections to Judaism by offering outstanding programming and dialogue opportunities that speak to personal, spiritual, and social interests. Located at 600 I Street NW, Washington DC, (202) 408-3100.

Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DC JCC) Take classes, work out, attend performances, attend services (both Bet Mishpachah and DC Minyan meet here) and more. Located at 1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC, (202) 518-9400.

Jews United For Justice (JUFJ) Leads Washington area Jews to act in our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community. Located at 1413 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 408-1423.

National and International GLBT Jewish Groups

World Congress of GLBT Jews holds conferences and workshops representing the interests of LGBTQ+ Jews around the world. The focus of these sessions varies from regional, national, continental, to global.

Keshet is an organization working for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Keshet offers support, training, and resources to create a Jewish community that welcomes and affirms LGBTQ+ Jews. 

A Wider Bridge is the North American organization working through education, advocacy, relationship-building and grant-making to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for Israel by cultivating constructive engagement with Israel.

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