• Torah Mantel parade

    Women Of the Wall will hold the first-ever parade of Torah covers collected from congregations worldwide, to protest the Israeli government and pressure the emerging government to act immediately for positive change. Girls and women will march in solidarity, clutching the empty covers to represent the painful absence of the Torah scroll. Two Torah mantels […]

  • Author Interview/Q&A

    4 p.m. June 6, 2021 on Zoom Join Congregation Beth Israel for a talk with author Jonathan Ned Katz, about his newly released book (May 18, 2021), The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams. Congregant and Katz’s longtime friend, Emily Weiner, will interview Jonathan and moderate a Q&A (registration information will be provided […]

  • Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2021

    Sunday, May 16 – Monday, May 17 • 4 p.m. Sunday through 8 a.m. Monday, PT This year we have the opportunity to take classes from many Reform rabbis and educators across the country who are participating in the “Small Congregations Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5781.” The event begins on Sunday, May 16 and goes deep […]

  • Author/Poetry Reading

    7 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 CBI congregant Richard Widerkehr will read from and discuss his latest collection of poetry, “At the Grace Cafe,” on Zoom. His new book of poems is available at Village Books. A Zoom link will be included in the May 5 Timbrel. “Widerkehr’s writing has been described as having: a freshness and […]

  • Anti-Racist Pledge

    Congregation Beth Israel, centered in Bellingham, Washington, stands with Jews all over the world in affirming the principles of equal justice and equal respect underlying the declaration that Black Lives Matter. Believing in the dignity of every individual, we deplore the structural racism that has denied people of color the rights and opportunities enjoyed by […]

  • Building Access

    The synagogue building is now closed, the gate is locked, and all staff are working remotely.  You may call the office at (360) 733-8890 to leave a message, as we are checking voicemails, or email us at:

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Online Learning Opportunities

Hebrew Union College (HUC) has a new online public programming initiative, HUC Connect, to provide “stimulating lectures with our renowned faculty and guest experts whose scientific rigor, academic scholarship, and Jewish lens offer insight and inspiration on Judaism and women’s studies and culture.” To read more details about upcoming lectures on a variety of topics, follow this link. All programs are free of charge and all are welcome.
• Topic: Judaism & Women’s Studies
“Leaders Will Put Out the Fire: The Biblical Deborah Reimagined,” will be on Tuesday, April 22 at 10 am PT (1:00 ET) Register here.
 

The Israel Religious Action Center is dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of a just Israeli society, including ensuring state recognition and equal status for Reform and Conservative rabbis, synagogues, and institutions; promoting equality in public; advancing racial equality and combatting hate; strengthening Israel’s democracy; protecting the rights of converts and immigrants to become Israeli citizens and enjoy equal rights. Past webinars are available to watch on IRAC’s YouTube channel.

The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the United States, and around the world, including educational programs, publications, and fellowships. Explore some available courses through this link.

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Its mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism; to enhance the Jewish and democratic character of Israel; and to ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
Explore classes, videos and podcasts on their website:  www.hartman.org.il/

The Museum of Jewish Heritage; A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has terrific virtual events, on a variety of topics (times are Eastern). Of particular note is a March 23, 2021, conversation about the book Caste, between its author Isabel Wilkerson and Rabbi Angela Buchdahl. The program was made possible by the Marcia Horowitz Education Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness.  View the recording here.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Tue 11

    Board Meeting

    May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fri 14

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

    Join Rabbi Samuels and Cantorial Soloist
    May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Sat 15

    Bat Mitzvah of Natalie Ravitsky

    Email the CBI office by by
    May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Fri 21

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

    Join Rabbi Samuels and Cantorial Soloist
    May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Sat 22

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Samuels via Zoom for
    May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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