March 9-10, 2018

Kalsman Color logo thumbRegistration for Taste of Kalsman is now open!! Mark your calendars for March 9-10, 2018!

Taste of Kalsman is a two day, one night retreat for 1st-4th graders to experience all that Camp Kalsman has to offer. Click the link below for more details.

Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our comfortable cabins with our all-star staff. Staff will accompany campers as they create masterpieces in arts and crafts, sample our sports activities, and celebrate a camp Shabbat.

It is sure to be an amazing time! Learn more and register today (space is limited!) by clicking here: campkalsman.org/event/taste-of-kalsman/

If your new camper is interested in registering for a 2018 summer program after their amazing Taste of Kalsman weekend, $100 of their retreat cost will be discounted from their Summer 2018 camp tuition (first-time campers only)! Sessions for summer 2018 are filling up -- read more about camp here.

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After bidding farewell to our old building at 2200 Broadway on Oct. 14, 2017, we now begin a period of transition while we await the move to 751 San Juan Boulevard. Here is where we will be in the interim:
Shabbat services will be held on Friday nights at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) at 1207 Ellsworth St. Saturday services are on hold until we move to the new building.
Administrative Office & Rabbi's Study are now at the Gateway Centre, 1313 E. Maple St.; however, we will continue to use 2200 Broadway as our mailing address. Our phone number is unchanged.
Torah Study will meet at the usual time on Saturdays at either the Downtown or Cordata Food Co-op community rooms.  Watch the enews each week for the location.
Kesher Classes will continue to be at the Bellingham Family Partnership Program (former Larrabee Elementary School) on the Southside.
Check our Google calendar for updates to service and event locations.
Click here to read a letter from President Steven Garfinkle and Rabbi Samuels about these transitional locations and other important information.
 

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Dec. 6-10, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

The URJ Biennial is where Reform congregational leaders gather to learn, pray, share ideas, hear from inspiring guest speakers, and network. This year will bring together 6,000 Reform Jews (the event is sold out!) to strengthen congregational life, celebrate with friends, and explore the most pressing issues of the day.

Where else can you hear from the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Literature (Eisendrath Award Honoree David Grossman), the James Beard Award winner for best chef in America (Shabbat luncheon speaker Michael Solomonov), enjoy the best in contemporary Jewish music, and learn from the most outstanding teachers in Jewish life?

Learn more about Biennial, watch the archived webcasts and make plans for the next two Biennials at www.urj.org/biennial.
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Board Information

January 9, 2018 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the synagogue, 751 San Juan Boulevard.  The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. January 9, 2018, at the synagogue. 

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Katie Edelstein and Miriam Schwartz, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

Upcoming Events

21Jan
01.21.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kesher
21Jan
01.21.2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hebrew Kesher
26Jan
01.26.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Service w/ Ma'ayan Shir Ensemble
27Jan
01.27.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study @ Cordata Co-Op Roots Room
28Jan
01.28.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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