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Shabbat and Festival Services

Shabbat Services

Erev Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 7:45 pm, followed by an Oneg Shabbat (social hour) with dessert, coffee, and soft drinks.

Most services on the second Friday of the month are upbeat musical Mizmor Shabbat services with song leader/guitarists Rabbi Ben Shalva or Robyn Helzner.

Services on the third Friday of the month generally feature a Torah discussion ("Text Messages: Torah for Today") in lieu of a sermon.

Services on the fourth Friday of the month are "classic" Bet Mishpachah services with traditional congregational melodies.

Shabbat Morning Services are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of each month at 10:00 am, and include a Torah reading (on the triennial cycle) and a participatory discussion on the Torah portion followed by a kiddush and buffet lunch.

Shabbat services are held at Foundry United Methodist Church, 16th & P Sts. NW, while the DC Jewish Community Center is being renovated.

For more information about specific services and Shabbat candle lighting times, please see the Calendar.

High Holy Days

In addition to Shabbat services, Bet Mishpachah holds Festival and High Holy Day Services. See our High Holy Days Page for details.

Archive of D'rashot (Sermons)

In addition to sermons from our rabbi, many members also write and deliver sermons for the congregation.

5779 (2018)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening I 5779 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning I 5779 (Al Munzer)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening II 5779 (Keith Cohen)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning II 5779 (Marc Bernstein)

Kol Nidre 5779 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Yom Kippur 5779 (Sarajane Garten)

5778 (2017)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening I 5778 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning I 5778 (Elke Martin)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening II 5778 (David Schwarz)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning II 5778 (Eva Freund)

Yom Kippur 5778 (Al Munzer)

Kol Nidre 5778 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Shabbat Shuva 5778  (Eryca Kasse)

5777 (2016)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening I 5777 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning I 5777 (Al Munzer)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening II 5777 (Vinny Prell)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning II 5777 (Marc Bernstein)

Kol Nidrei 5777 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Yom Kippur 5777 (Eva Freund)

5776 (2015)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening I 5776 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning I 5776 (Al Munzer)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning II 5776 (Marc Bernstein)

Kol Nidre 5776 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Yom Kippur 5776 (Stuart Sotsky)

5775 (2014)

Rosh ha-Shana Evening I 5775 (Sarajane Garten)

Rosh ha-Shana Morning 1 5775 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

Yom Kippur 5775 (Rabbi Laurie Green)

5774 (2013)

Erev Rosh ha-Shana (Eva Freund)

Rosh Hashanah 1 Morning (Rabbi Green)

Rosh Hashanah 2 Morning (Marc Bernstein)

Kol Nidre (Rabbi Green)

Yom Kippur (Judy Barlas)

Fri, August 23 2019 22 Av 5779