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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.


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!   



All Events
  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2023
    Book Group discusses "The Art of Resistance"
    Sunday, Dec 10th 4:00p to 6:00p
    The Art of Resistance tells of the wartime adventures of Justus Rosenberg; a Jewish adolescent from Danzig who, at various times, worked to help refugees escape


  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  17 , 2023
    Congregational Annual Meeting
    Sunday, Dec 17th 2:00p to 4:30p
    Join us for this most important meeting to hear about our plans, elect a new slate of officers and ask questions regarding the future of Bet Mishpachah


  • Monday ,
    DecDecember  25 , 2023
    Movie Outing and Chinese Food
    Monday, Dec 25th 2:00p to 7:00p
    Join us for a time-honored tradition - A Christmas Day movie followed by dinner at a local Chinese restaurant! Movie selection will be done closer to the date.


  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  5 , 2024
    Women's First Friday Monthly Outreach
    Friday, Jan 5th 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!


  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  7 , 2024
    Trip to Baltimore Museum of Art
    Sunday, Jan 7th 11:00a to 2:00p
    Please join us for a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art to see the exhibit, Making Her Mark, A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400 - 1800. Following the museum, we will venture to the Paper Moon Diner for lunch. Please note that this will be a self-guided tour as docent led tours are no longer available at the Museum. Carpooling will be arranged.


  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  19 , 2024
    Simchat Shabbat
    Friday, Jan 19th 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.


  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  26 , 2024
    Installation Shabbat
    Friday, Jan 26th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Please join us as we thank the outgoing board and welcome the incoming board. A special Oneg Shabbat, sponsored by the Past Presidents of Bet Mishpachah, will give you an opportunity to welcome each Board Member personally.


  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  7 , 2024
    Hester Street at Theater J
    Sunday, Apr 7th 12:00p to 3:00p
    Please join us at the EDCJCC, which will be followed by the 2:00 pm performance of Hester Street at Theater J. We will be joined at brunch by Hayley Finn, Theater Js Artistic Director, who will talk about the play and other happenings at the theater. This is a great opportunity to meet Hayley, see a wonderful play and learn more about Theater J.




Join us for Shabbat or an upcoming event! 

Sun, December 10 2023 27 Kislev 5784