• Jews of Color Initiative

    This week, the Jews of Color Initiative published Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color. You can read it at https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org/ This link also is to the website of the […]

  • Shanah Tovah 5782

    August 23, 2021 Shalom Friends, Whether you are a life-long member or new to Congregation Beth Israel, we want to welcome you to our wonderful community and wish you a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Building Access

    Please contact the main office if you plan to visit the synagogue as our staff are currently holding irregular office hours. The staff frequently checks email and voicemail and will […]

  • Covid Update 8/6/2021

    (links to health department websites below) COVID Update 8-6-2021 Dear fellow congregants, the COVID Reopening Task Force met on August 3 to determine what would be the best response to […]

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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. 21 Sep

    Sukkot Festival Service

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 24 Sep
  3. 25 Sep

    Bat Mitzvah of Lucy Naiman

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. 26 Sep

    Kesher Classes

    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Next dates: 03 Oct | 10 Oct | 17 Oct |
  5. 27 Sep
  6. 12 Oct

    Board Meeting

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 09 Nov | 14 Dec | 11 Jan |
  7. 07 Nov

    Kesher Family Retreat Day!

    10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  8. 05 Dec

    Chanukah Party

    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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