Tach'shitim (Jewels) is Bet Mishpachah's wonderful choir. Formed by synagogue members in the late 1980s, the choir has enhanced the beauty of the Sabbath, Festival, and High Holy Day services with their music.
Tach'shitim has performed throughout the Washington and Baltimore areas in concerts and interfaith services.
In 2000, Tach'shitim released its first recording, "Family and Friends." In 2004, it performed, to great acclaim, in the 7th International GALA Choruses Festival, held in Montreal. The choir was also featured in the 2006 documentary, "Why We Sing." In 2012 Tach'shitim was invited to participate in the Jewish Folk Arts Festival.
In 2013 Tach'shitim was awarded the Dace Stone Volunteer of the Year Award. The award, named for our fellow congregant Dace Stone (z”l), a distinguished social worker and LGBT and AIDS activist, recognizes a congregational "member" who has made outstanding contributions to Bet Mishpachah.