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.

What is Reform?

What is Reform Judaism?
Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time is an heirloom, not a living fountain.

The positions of the Reform Movement are based primarily in two sources: Resolutions adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism, and resolutions adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.