• ‘Hester Street’ at Pickford

    6 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 Pickford Film Center will screen Joan Micklin Silver’s ground-breaking 1975 feature film Hester Street, about Jewish immigrant life on New York’s lower east side in the 1890s. Hardly a footnote in film history, Carol Kane was nominated for an OSCAR for her portrayal of Gitl in the film and […]

  • PEP Talks at Kesher

    Financial Wellness: Top 10 Tips for Financial Security with Karen Sloss 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the Beit Midrash Thinking about a college fund? Retirement? Tzedakah – charitable giving? Families with young children, singles, retirees, as well as empty-nesters can learn from Karen Sloss’ informative talk about financial wellness. The presentation will include an overview […]

  • 2019 Taste of Kalsman

    March 29-30, 2019 Registration for Taste of Kalsman is now open!! Mark your calendars for March 29-30, 2019! Taste of Kalsman is a two day, one night retreat for 1st-4th graders to experience all that Camp Kalsman has to offer. Click the link below for more details. Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our […]

  • Adult Ed 2018-19

    Register now for new courses Lifelong learning is a central tenet of Judaism and we are finally thrilled to offer you various courses which we hope will pique your interest. Whether you are a veteran adult ed student or a newcomer, we look forward to engaging with you in Torah and the Jewish tradition and making new friends […]

  • Shabbat Dinner Crowd

    Beth Israel has formed its own Shabbat Dinner Crowd — a flash mob Shabbat dinner experience — based on a successful format operating in Seattle. How it works: You’ll get an email the Sunday before the third and fifth Fridays of the month, seeking a dinner host. Someone volunteers a location and guests supply the […]

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LGBTQ & the Holocaust

  5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2019
in WWU Fraser Hall 101

Memorial to the Nazi persecution of Gay Men and Lesbians: Who and What are We Remembering

Speaker is David Shneer, Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies, faculty adviser for Yiddishkayt, co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs and was the inaugural faculty director of CU Boulder’s Post Holocaust American Judaism archive until 2015.

The event is co-sponsored by The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.

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  • Social, educational, religious and social action programs create opportunities for the synagogue’s teens to create lasting friendships. Click here to learn more.

  • Feb. 19, 2019 Board Agenda

    The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 at the synagogue, 751 San Juan Boulevard.  The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director’s meetings.

    The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2019 (rescheduled due to snow), at the synagogue. Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Miriam Schwartz and Gaby Mayers, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 22

    Shabbat Evening Service with Ma’Ayan Shir ensemble

    Musical leadership provided by the Ma’Ayan
    Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sat 23

    Torah Study

    Feb 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Sat 23

    Conservative-style, lay-led Minyan

    Service will be held in the
    Feb 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sat 23

    Tot Shabbat

    For families with children age 6
    Feb 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Sun 24

    Kesher morning classes

    Feb 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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