• High Holy Day Learning/Singing

    Kol B’Yachad: Voices Together High Holy Day Song learning for everyone. Come to as many rehearsals as you can. Saturdays 4-5:30 p.m.: Aug. 25 & Sept. 8 Wednesdays 7-8:30: Aug. 15 & Sept. 5 No music knowledge necessary. Come remember old melodies, learn new ones, and help add to the beautiful sound we will create at High Holy […]

  • Pool Party at Bayside

    9:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 Bayside Swimming Club, 502 Clark Road, Bellingham    Everyone is invited to join the Kesher families for a swim and play at the Bayside pool, on Bellingham’s south side. Bring a potluck dish to share as we swim and chat with friends new and old!  (please, no glass containers) […]

  • Adult Ed Summer 2018

    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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High Holy Days 2018

High Holy Day observances begin this year with Selichot on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, and continue through Simchat Torah on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Most services will be at our new building, 751 San Juan Boulevard, though a few will be offsite.

Download the full schedule of services, look on our High Holy Days page, and call the synagogue office with any questions. Shanah Tovah!

Get Connected

  • Learn how to become part of our community — our Membership Committee is ready to welcome you!

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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.

  • August 14, 2018 Board Agenda


    The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 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 5:30 p.m. August 14, 2018, at the synagogue. It will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by a congregational conversation regarding the new policy on interfaith marriage, and will include sharing the feedback that the leadership has received. All members are encouraged to attend.

    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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pre-Service Nosh

    Aug 17 @ 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  2. Shabbat Evening Service

    Aug 17 @ 6:15pm - 7:15pm
  3. Torah Study

    Aug 18 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
  4. Shabbat Morning Service

    Veg/Dairy potluck kiddush lunch follows the
    Aug 18 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm

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