Mishkan Torah is a friendly, down-to-earth, community-oriented congregation. We offer something for everyone, young, old, single, married, and both Jewish and interfaith families. Our strong traditions of education and member participation provide a wide variety of opportunities for involvement.
We are affiliated with two movements: Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. Our Rabbi is a Reconstructionist. Those who aren't familiar with Reconstructionist Judaism may find this discussion of the underlying philosophy of interest.
Our Hebrew School offers Judaic studies and Hebrew instruction to children from kindergarten through seventh grade. It also includes a confirmation program for older children. The kids attending Hebrew School not only learn a lot, but really enjoy themselves in the process and make good friends.
Please come and visit our haimishe schul. Visitors are always welcome.
Mishkan Torah is small enough for members to get to know each other yet large enough to provide a variety of programs. Here are some of our past events. Members come not only from areas near Greenbelt, but also from Bowie, Laurel, Silver Spring, Rockville, Burtonsville, Potomac, Columbia and Washington. Wherever we may live, Mishkan Torah has become our "Jewish Community."
More background on our synagogue, including information about our adult study group and various clubs and committees, can be found here. Also, read what some of our members have to say about about us. And take a look at our monthly newsletter or check out our Facebook page.
Charitable Activities to Usher in the New Year
Three key themes of the holiday season are introspection, prayer and charity. A nice article in the Greenbelt Sentinel describes several community service activities taking place at Mishkan Torah during the during the New Year period from late September to mid October.
Mishkan Torah in Greenbelt Live Blog
Susan Harris has posted a charming article about Mishkan Torah in her Greenbelt Live Blog.