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Information Collection and Use
Congregation Beth Israel believes that personally identifying information, such as your name, postal and email address or telephone number, is private and confidential. You can have general access to our site without providing any personally identifying information. Congregation Beth Israel collects personally identifying information only when you voluntarily submit it, such as when you email comments, request information, place an order, register for a discussion group or an event. Release of Information to Third Parties
Congregation Beth Israel does not release your personally identifying information to third parties, unless such release is required to comply with the law or to protect the rights or safety of Congregation Beth Israel or our website users. Collected information will not be sold, shared with, or rented to, any outside company or organization. Information that is collected will be used solely for the purpose for which it is given.

Members Only

The members-only section of our site will require unique identifiers (sign-ons and passwords), which will be issued by Congregation Beth Israel.

Links to Other Sites
Our website contains links to other sites. Congregation Beth Israel is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other any other website.

Public Forums
Congregation Beth Israel may sponsor discussion groups for our members and other interested parties. These discussion groups are a free service to enable members to share comments about a wide variety of topics. Only individuals older than 13 years of age may participate, and by participating you are certifying that you are old enough to participate. We ask that participants refrain from including profanity, obscenities, hateful, and/or defamatory language. Congregation Beth Israel does review items before they are posted and reserves the right to remove any information posted. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANYONE FROM THE LIST WHO VIOLATES THESE PROCEDURES. Photographs
No photograph will be posted on this website without prior permission of identifiable persons. Names will only be used with permission.

Contacting the Webmaster
All information on this website is the property of Congregation Beth Israel, excluding material attributed to or hyperlinked to external sites, and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the congregation. To request such permission, contact the webmaster.

Choice/Opt-Out, Correct/Update: To remove information from our database and to be excluded from future communications, to change or modify information previously provided, or for information about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, contact the webmaster.

Email Webmaster@bethisraelbellingham.org, or send mail to Webmaster, Congregation Beth Israel, 2200 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

Morning and Bedtime Rituals for Children

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From the Union's publications, Wake-Up Rituals: Crafting Jewish Tradition for Young Childrenand Jewish Bedtime Ritualsproduced by the Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning.UPON WAKINGModeh Ani is the traditional prayer to be said by children. Hold your child…

Holiday Information

Calendar of the Jewish Holidays

Shavuot - Its history and meaning
Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning 'weeks' and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. Shavuot was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Recommended Reading for Shavuot
Celebrate the holiday with these selections from URJ Books & Music.

Standing Together: A Social Justice Guide for Shavuot
Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the covenant between God and the Jewish people. On Shavuot, we remember the moment when we stood in the Presence of the Eternal One as we received the Torah and became a people, bound together by a sacred covenant.

The Shavuot Issue of the Jewish Parent Page