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Bet Mishpachah is Washington's only Egalitarian Synagogue Embracing a Diversity of Sexual
and  Gender Identities, founded in 1975 by members of DC's LGBTQ+ community.
 

​​​​​​​WELCOME TO BET MISHPACHAH!

A congregation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, trans and queer Jews, our
families, friends and allies and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, 
progressive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community.  Explore our
website to learn more about our vibrant community!

Our Rabbi, Jake Singer-Beilin, guides our spiritual path, and leads or co-leads
half of our Shabbat and  holiday services along with our talented cohort of
lay leaders. 

Click here to find out more about services.   If you have any questions, please
see our contact page where you will find the contact information for our
administrator and board. 

Please join us!   

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  5 , 2024
    Shabbat Services with Bet Mishpachah
    Friday, Jan 5th 8:00p to Friday, Dec 27th 8:00p
    Join Bet Mishpachah weekly on Fridays at 8:00 pm as we welcome Shabbat with our warm and joyous services. We also meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:00 am for a brief service and stimulating Torah discussion. Both services are followed by our tasty Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush luncheon. All are welcome!

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  • Friday ,
    JulJuly  26 , 2024
    Simchat Shabbat
    Friday, Jul 26th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Celebrate your special event or occasion with us. A special blessing will be recited as well as an enhanced Oneg Shabbat.

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  • Sunday ,
    JulJuly  28 , 2024
    Coffee and Conversation with Congressman Jamie Raskin
    Sunday, Jul 28th 10:00a to 12:00p
    Representative Raskin will be speaking about his role as a Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, which serves as a resource for Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on LGBTQI+ issues at the federal level. He will talk about the Equality Caucus' work toward the extension of equal rights, the repeal of discriminatory laws, the elimination of hate-motivated violence, and the improved health and well-being for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or sex characteristics (including intersex traits).

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  • Friday ,
    AugAugust  2 , 2024
    Women's First Friday Monthly Outreach
    Friday, Aug 2nd 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for our hybrid First Friday pre service Women’s Outreach. Pour your favorite beverage and enjoy your dinner while you zoom into our gathering and usher in Shabbat with great company and conversation!

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  • Monday ,
    AugAugust  12 , 2024
    Tisha B'av Observance
    Monday, Aug 12th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Join us virtually as we commemorate the saddest day on the Jewish calendar with Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin reading excerpts from the Book of Lamentations

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  • Friday ,
    AugAugust  16 , 2024
    Tu B'Av Happy Hour
    Friday, Aug 16th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us before services to celebrate the holiday of love - the 15th of Av, or Tu B'Av, the Jewish day of love.

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  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  25 , 2024
    Maryland Chavura
    Sunday, Aug 25th 12:00p to 3:00p
    To all Marylanders in our community - join us for a poolside brunch at the home of Paula Morris and Deb Hyman for our inaugural Maryland get together. This is an opportunity to meet others near you and get to know them better. Come rain or shine!

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  • Friday ,
    AugAugust  30 , 2024
    Labor on the Bimah
    Friday, Aug 30th 8:00p to 10:00p
    A Bet Mishpachah tradition returns! For more than 20 years, JUFJ has partnered with synagogues and congregations in DC and Maryland on this Labor Day weekend program to engage our local Jewish communities in a collective conversation around our texts, our historical experiences, and the challenges workers and their families face today.

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  6 , 2024
    Guest speaker from Herut
    Friday, Sep 6th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us as we hear from Aaron Roth about Herut, a non-partisan organization he established to counter the rise of antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment.

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  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  8 , 2024
    End of Summer Picnic
    Sunday, Sep 8th 11:00a to 1:00p
    Join with the Bet Mishpachah community for our annual picnic and “walk in the park” to enjoy friends and fresh air at Rock Creek Park. We will reserve picnic tables accessible by car or if you are hearty, by bicycle. Bring your own lunch/drink and if you like, something to share - a side dish or dessert, and a folding chair if you like. We will provide water, paper goods/cutlery.

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  13 , 2024
    Congregational Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Sep 13th 6:30p to 8:00p
    Join us for a congregational Shabbat dinner that will be held at the EDCJCC prior to services. Tonight’s service will include recognition of our volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make Bet Mishpachah a thriving community.

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  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  13 , 2024
    Volunteer Shabbat and the Dace Stone and Harvey Milk Chesed Awards
    Friday, Sep 13th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us as we honor our volunteers who have given so much of themselves to help make Bet Mishpachah the wonderful community that it is Bet Mishpachah. Services preceded by a Congregational Dinner

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  • Saturday ,
    SepSeptember  28 , 2024
    Special S'lichot program
    Motzei Shabbat, Sep 28th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Join us for a lovely S'lichot service, and get in the mood for the High Holy Days. We have several things planned, including a sample of music from our newly formed choir, Havdala and a meaningful evening led by Rabbi Jake. Of course, there will be a nosh served as well!

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  • Wednesday ,
    OctOctober  2 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana evening service - day 1
    Wednesday, Oct 2nd 8:00p to 11:00p

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  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  3 , 2024
    Rosh HaShana morning service - day 1
    Thursday, Oct 3rd 10:00a to 1:00p

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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US

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