• Passover Greeting 2021

    March 18, 2021 Dear Friends, Who would have thought last year at this time that we would be celebrating a second consecutive virtual seder? As confusing as life was near the beginning of quarantine and stay-at-home orders, we were at least hopeful that Covid-19 would be a thing of the past a few months later. […]

  • 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 3/14/2021

    (links to health department websites below) COVID Update 3-14-2021  Finish, Furnish, and Flourish Dear CBI Family, As I write, it is Thursday March 11th, late in the afternoon, after a glorious day of sunshine that makes the purple crocuses in my garden stand up straight and practically sing. It is a day of promise and hope […]

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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 16

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

    Join Rabbi Samuels and Cantorial Soloist
    Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Sat 17

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Samuels via Zoom for
    Apr 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Fri 23

    Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat (4th Friday)

    Join Rabbi Samuels and members of
    Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Sat 24

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Samuels via Zoom for
    Apr 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  5. Sat 24

    Virtual Conservative Minyan

    Our Conservative-style, lay-led minyan is held
    Apr 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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