Congregation Beth Israel is in the midst of constructing a new, fully accessible building, which is being accomplished in stages.

  • The congregation began strategic planning for the next 100 years in the early 1990s. 
  • The Board formally approved the project in 2000, and fundraising began immediately.
  • The land, at 751 San Juan Boulevard, was purchased in 2003.
  • Next, the site and building were designed.
  • The land was cleared and prepared for construction in early 2009. The site work required building a road, a large drainage pond, and the blasting of bedrock, then the foundation was built.
  • We've finished the shell.
  • From High Holy Days 2014 to Jan. 4, 2016, we successfully raised more than $1 million in our Million$Match campaign, which will should allow us to complete the construction to ready the building for occupancy.  
  • We successfully made our $75,000 Match Challenge in November 2016, adding $150,000 to the building fund for the month. 
  • The antique lights from 2200 Broadway were re-furbished and hung in the foyer of the new building in September 2017.
  • During the summer and fall of 2017 the project focused on the exterior site work required for occupancy. Fundraising continues as well.
  • In March 2018, we were able to move in to our new building, with some projects (and fundraising) still under way.

Here are some videos from March 2018, when the community gathered to place mezzuzot on the doorways of 751 San Juan Boulevard:




















Building Updates

Architectural Drawings

How to Donate

Since 2000, more than $4 million has been pledged toward the new building project, to pay for site work and building the shell. In addition, we raised $1,077,404 in our Million$Match campaign -- an anonymous donor will match it with another $1 million -- which should allow us to complete the main floor of the building and gain occupancy. Now that we know we'll be able to continue construction, let's keep up the cash flow to finish out the school and interior furnishings!

To learn more about the new building, how you can make a pledge or to take a tour of the building site, contact:

David Goldman, Capital Campaign chair, (360) 739-1490 or

Warren Rosenthal, New Synagogue Task Force chair, (360) 961-9772 

In addition to your pledge, you may participate in creating our Legacy Path to the Future. Consider buying a brick to commemorate a bar or bat mitzvah!