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.
Mishkan Torah's Shabbaton/Camping Trip at Little Bennett Campground in May was full of fun, spirituality and community. The weekend began under clear skies with a potluck dinner on Friday night. Shabbat was ushered in with Friday night services that combined both traditional prayers and melodies along with story telling and music under a canopy of stars. Rabbi Saul led Saturday morning services where several members who came for the daytime activities joined the overnight campers. Services were followed by Kiddush lunch. There was a nature walk in the afternoon. The evening brought a campfire to celebrate Lag Ba’omer with singing and s’mores. The fine weather, gathering of Mishkan Torah families, and a variety of activities provided a wonderful weekend for all!
Mishkan Torah in Greenbelt Live Blog
Susan Harris has posted a charming article about Mishkan Torah in her Greenbelt Live Blog.