top nav

The Mishkan HaShofar Messianic Jewish Congregation is holding all activities on-site. 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!

  • image: Jerusalem.

    “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. We are serious about Bible Study and training disciples of Jesus so we can introduce Jews to their Messiah.

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.  Elder Mark is leading us in a study of the books of Hebrews. All are welcome to attend.

Hebrew Classes

Join Terry to learn Biblical Hebrew each Monday night. Students learn the Alef-Bet and nicud, phrases, prayers and more. Learn it here because we will speak it in heaven! Beginner Hebrew Class at 6 pm, Intermediate Hebrew at 7 pm.

Women’s Coffee and Conversation on Thursdays

Herta hosts the women on Thursday morning at 9:30 am for coffee, conversation, and prayer. Bring your Bibles and your friends and share your hearts.

Celebrate Shavuot on June 4th

The Mishkan HaShofar Congregational Shavuot Celebration will be Saturday, June 4th at 5 pm. Shavuot is a festival that God has made a lasting ordinance for all generations. We will celebrate the festival starting with our fish fry dinner at 5 pm (outside should weather permit or inside if needed). Please arrive on time for dinner! If you would like to bring a dish to share, feel free to do so (please, no pork nor shellfish).

After dinner, Rabbi Robert will give a short drosh on the festival of Shavuot and then those who desire may celebrate with a waive offering to the Lord. After the waive offerings, we will come inside for praise and worship. It’s also movie night, so please join us after the service to watch Flywheel.


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.

Read more…


Graphic: AmazonSmile.