10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7

mitzvah day tikkun olam logoEveryone is invited to participate in Beth Israel's annual Mitzvah Day. Come at 10 a.m. for a Bagel and Nosh and sign up for the projects of your choice. Our guest speak will be Dennis Connor from Whatcom Land Trust.

This is an "all-congregation" event!  There is sure to be a project in which you can participate, and we hope you will join us.

Projects will run from about 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and include:
Helping with trail restoration at the Stimpson Family Forest
Participating in a grocery scavenger hunt for slavery-free food items
Making cookies for distribution through the CAST meal program
Beautifying our Beth Israel Cemetery (bring work gloves & equipment)
Making hygiene kits for Northwest Youth Services (more details below)
Creating hand-made cards to be distributed by the Care Committee
Writing advocacy postcards to legislators on issues of public concern

Donations are needed...
...of personal care items like travel soaps, shampoo toothbrushes and toothpaste, that will be packaged up on Mitzvah Day and distributed to homeless teens.  You can drop off these items to the baskets outside the Social Hall between now and May 7.

Congregation Beth Israel will have a Community Shabbaton May 12-13, 2017, at Camp Kalsman. Join us for a joyful overnight community Shabbat, which will include: Shabbat services * Four meals throughout Shabbat * Late night Torah study *  Kids and family activities * Morning Yoga for adults * Pre-Lag B’Omer bonfire * Canoeing * Giant swing * Hiking * Havdalah *

Register online or contact the office. Deadline is April 20, 2017.  

Some pictures from the 2016 Shabbaton:

Shabbaton 2016

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Board Information

April 12, 2017 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 751 San Juan Blvd. 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. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 751 San Juan Blvd

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

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04.29.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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04.30.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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04.30.2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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05.01.2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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