Just a note about Shabbat services at Bet Mishpachah. Since the DCJCC is undergoing renovations, services are held at Foundry United Methodist Church:[masked]th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA (http://www.foundryumc.org/) -
Erev Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 8:00 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.
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Since its founding in 1975, our congregation has grown to hundreds of members.
[from the BetMish website]:
While the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center building is undergoing renovations in[masked], Bet Mishpachah's temporary home will be in Foundry United Methodist Church -- just across 16th Street and a block south of the JCC. Services will continue to be held at Foundry every Erev Shabbat at 8:00pm and on the Second and Fourth Shabbatot of each month at 10:00am.