• Judaism 201

    Judaism 201 Instructor: Rabbi Joshua Samuels Wednesdays: 7 to 8:15 p.m. 10 Sessions: November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9, 23; January 6, 13, 20; February 3 This class is an excellent introduction to Judaism or the perfect refresher. The course will cover the following topics: Who is a Jew? What is Torah, Midrash and […]

  • Speed Parashah Signup

    Sign up to participate in our 2020 Simchat Torah Speed Parashah Summary event. Choose a portion (or two) and prepare a 30 second re-cap of the text. Include a question to ponder. We will begin with Havdallah at 7 p.m. and then dive right into Beresheet. What better way to celebrate the Torah than to […]

  • Book of Judges class

    THE BOOK OF JUDGES Instructor: Stuart Berman Dates: October 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday evenings There is not much judging in the Book of Judges. It’s really a book of short stories, some edifying and some not, but all designed to illustrate the chaos that ensued after […]

  • Stand With Us talk

    4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 Gal Gadot, a Camel, and a Church: The Unique Diversity of Israel  A discussion with Aviv Attia, 2020/2021 StandWithUs Northwest Shaliach (Israel Educator) Israeli society is much more diverse than meets the eye. This talk details the differences be-tween four major groups of Israeli Jews – Ashkenazim, Mizrachim, Russians, […]

  • High Holy Days 2020

    Read this update from Rabbi Joshua Samuels, Cantorial Soloist Andrea Shupack and President Miriam Schwartz, along with the Ritual Committee, about how Congregation Beth Israel will observe the High Holy Days amid the Covid-19 pandemic (schedule of services below): Following are times for High Holy Day services. For Zoom links, contact the Beth Israel office:

  • 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: CBI office – office@bethisraelbellingham.org Rabbi Samuels – rabbi@bethisraelbellingham.org Andrea Shupack – cantor@bethisraelbellingham.org Kesher – kesher@bethisraelbellingham.org We hope you’ll take advantage of the […]

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Scholar in Residence Hidden Jewels of the Prayerbook

Three Sundays at 4 p.m.
November 22, December 6 and 13
Come to one or all three sessions
Zoom links will be shared closer to the date

Join a curated journey through our sacred literature. The prayerbook is the written record of the Jews’ journey throughout time and across the globe. In this 3-part series, Dr. Joel M. Hoffman will take us through some of its hidden jewels, from surprising details of well-known passages to texts that are often skipped.

You’ll leave each class with a deeper appreciation for the richness and glory of tradition and with better insight into both familiar and new prayers. Read more about Dr. Hoffman in the current issue of The Shul Shofar.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 02

    Virtual Family Shabbat Service for Sukkot

    Join our Family Service from your
    Oct 02 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sat 03

    Torah Study for Sukkot

    Join Rabbi Samuels via Zoom for
    Oct 03 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Sat 03

    Virtual All-Music, Contemplative Service

    Cantorial Soloist Andrea Shupack will lead
    Oct 03 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  4. Sun 04

    Kesher Sukkot Day via Zoom

    With Gan and Mazel Tots
    Oct 04 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Fri 09

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

    Join our clergy team on Zoom
    Oct 09 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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