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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 ask that you following current COVID prevention guidelines. Each person entering the congregation needs to sanitize their hands. We have sanitizer stations at every entrance. Please make sure to use them upon entering the property. Mishkan HaShofar has purchased face coverings and hand sanitizer for every attendee. Please make sure to have your mask with you. 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 and worship. Each week we present a Jewish Objection to Jesus as Messiah. A drosh on the Torah portion is 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 currently studying “30 Life Principles” from the book by Charles Stanley. Join us as we apply these timeless truths to our lives and learn how to live the Spirit-filled, victorious life we were created for.

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: Saturday, September 19th at 6 pm

Erev Yom Kippur: Liturgical Service, Sunday, September 27th at 7 pm

Yom Kippur Break Fast and Yitzkor Service: Monday, September 28th at 5:30 pm

Subs and Sukkah Decorating: Friday, October 2nd, 5:30 pm
Come help decorate the Sukkah for Sukkot. When we are finished decorating, we will celebrate Shabbat with dinner in the sukkah and welcome Shabbat with candle lighting and Kiddush.

Sukkot Service: Saturday, October 3rd at 6 pm
Join us for dinner in the Sukkah and the Lulav and waive offering.

Simchat Torah: Saturday, October 10 at 6 pm.
Dance with the Torah and celebrate the completion of the World!

We will also have our annual Mishkan HaShofar Hanukkah Party on Saturday, December 12th at 6 pm.


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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