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Since the COVID-19 situation has improved, the leadership of The Mishkan HaShofar Messianic Jewish Congregation has resumed all on-site activities. We have sanitizer stations at every entrance. Please make sure to sanitize your hands upon entry. If you have any COVID symptoms, please stay home and join us on Facebook Live. For those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person, we will continue to offer the following activities via our Facebook live feed - go to Mishkan HaShofar (not Mishkan HaShofar Congregation). Be sure to friend us.

Every Saturday at 6:00 PM: Join us for a weekly Havdalah service.

Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM: Evening Bible Study.

For more information about the happenings at Mishkan HaShofar, call 301 871-8701.

Shalom friends!

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    “Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there.  Our God will fight for us!”    

    (Nehemiah 4:20)

We are a congregation of Jewish and Gentile believers who follow after the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. We follow the Jewish culture, calendar, festival days and traditions in worship and lifestyle except when tradition is contradictory to the Holy Scriptures.

Join Us For Services

Services are held Saturday nights at 6 pm. We start with a call to gather followed by prayer, praise, and worship. The sermon or guest speaker presentation is next, and then we celebrate Havdalah. Refreshments or oneg follows the service.

On the third Shabbat of the month we will share a fellowship meal prior to the service. You may contribute side dishes, salads, desserts or drinks. Please respect those of our congregation that observe kashrut and do not bring any dish containing pork, shellfish or other item prohibited in Leviticus 11.

Bible Studies for All

Join us Tuesday evenings at 7 pm for food, fellowship and Bible study. We meet in the worship center downstairs. The doors open at 7 pm, class begins on-time at 7:30 and ends promptly at 9 pm.  We are studying the Masterlife series by Avery Willis, Jr. Currently we are in book 2, “The Disciple’s Personality”. All are welcome to attend, even if you aren’t following along in the book.

High Holy Day Services

The High Holy days will be here before you know it. These are very meaningful and worshipful services. Please plan to attend each service as each holds it’s own beauty and special meaning in the life of our Messiah.  All services are free of charge. Here is our schedule:

Yom Teruah Celebration: Tuesday, Sept 7th at 7 pm

Erev Yom Kippur: Liturgical Service, Wednesday, Sept. 15th at 7:30 pm. We will NOT be serving food prior to the service.

Yom Kippur Break Fast and Yitzkor Service: Thursday, Sept 16th at 5 pm

Subs and Sukkah Decorating: Sunday Sept 19th at noon. Come help decorate the Sukkah for Sukkot. When we are finished decorating, we will celebrate together with subs.

Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah: Saturday, Sept 25th at 5 pm. Join us for dinner in the Sukkah and the Lulav and wave offering. Afterwards, dance with the Torah and celebrate the completion of the World!

Other Special Events

We will have our annual Mishkan HaShofar Hanukkah Party on Saturday, December 4th at 6 pm.

On Saturday, December 25th at 6 pm, please join us for Chinese food and a movie.

We’ll close out 2021 with our New Year’s Eve Party on Friday, December 31st from 9 pm to 1 am.


Rabbi Robert Pristoop

Robert & Herta PristoopAfter several years of serving as a missionary, Rabbi Robert was called to plant a new Messianic Congregation and serve with Shofarel Jewish Ministries. Robert now leads that Messianic congregation, and travels the country speaking on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith in churches and schools.

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