Information about our Purim Carnival on March 4, 2018, and purchasing a Family Discount Card is available on our Purim page.

From Netivot to Bellingham:
The Journey of a Young Israeli in America

7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018

Udi at HNTPlease welcome Udi Asaraf, of Stand With Us, as he shares his unique story about growing up
in Israel in a traditional Mizrachi family, serving in the IDF, working as a chemical engineer,
getting drawn to politics and then making his way to the Pacific Northwest. What a journey!
Read more about Udi here.
This is sure to be an engaging evening. Refreshments will follow the talk, to be held at Congregation Beth Israel.
For more information about Stand With Us, visit their website:

Spring course begins April 4, 2018

Yiddish CourseWestern Washington University is offering a new 5-credit class, "Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture" (Lang 197), which will meet 1 to 2:20 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from April 4 through mid-June.

The course will be taught by David M. Schlitt, who recently moved to Bellingham with his wife Sarah Zarrow (WWU's new Jaffe Professor of Jewish History -- whose courses might also interest CBI members).

Non-matriculated students can register on a space-available basis. It's free for WA residents age 60 or older. Auditing is not allowed for language courses. Register 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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Board Information

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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

02.25.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
02.25.2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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03.02.2018 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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03.03.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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03.10.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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