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To address the current COVID-19 virus situation, the leadership of The Mishkan HaShofar Messianic Jewish Congregation has suspended all on-site activities until further notice. We are closed physically but we are not closed spiritually, therefore 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 praise, worship and prayer. The sermon or guest speaker will present and then we celebrate Havdalah. Refreshments or oneg follows the service.

On the third Shabbat of the month we will share a fellowship meal. 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 7:00 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 “Christianity, Cults & Religions.” Learn the particulars of other cults and religious traditions and learn how to share with their followers the truth of the Gospel of The Messiah, Yeshua.


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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