• Jews, Race & Justice

    SAVE THE DATE! July 1, 2021 • 7 p.m. The CBI Programming and Social Action Committees are pleased to announce the beginning of a year-long speaker series on “Jews, Race, and Justice.” To kick off the series, we will be hosting Professor Marc Dollinger, who holds an endowed research chair in Jewish Studies and Social […]

  • Annual Meeting 2021

    Our Annual Meeting will be on Zoom, at 5 p.m.  May 23, 2021. Members will be sent a link soon. With the goal of maximizing ease of attendance (we must have a quorum of 25 people), it was decided that a tele-meeting would be best. Highlights of this Annual Meeting: •   Eco-friendly, paperless Annual Meeting Booklet […]

  • 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:

  • Covid Update 5/14/2021

    (links to health department websites below) COVID Update 5-14-2021 Hello, CBI Family! News about Covid changes day to day, and it is hard to keep up! Early this morning we heard on the local news that Whatcom may be facing a return to Phase 2 because of our high rate of transmission and hospitalization. Then this afternoon, […]

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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. Fri 25

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat & Board Consecration

    Join Rabbi Samuels, members of the
    Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Sat 26

    Torah Study

    oin Rabbi Samuels on Zoom for
    Jun 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Sat 26

    Virtual Conservative Minyan

    Our Conservative-style, lay-led minyan is held
    Jun 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Fri 02

    Virtual Family Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Samuels and Cantorial Soloist
    Jul 02 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Sat 03

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Samuels on Zoom for
    Jul 03 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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