• Chava Mirel in concert!

    Jewish singer/songwriter Chava Mirel will perform in concert at Congregation Beth Israel, beginning with Havdalah at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The Seattle native combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. Read more about her in the September/October 2018 issue of The Shul Shofar, listen […]

  • 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 […]

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    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

   Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel!
   Whether you are a life-long member or just new to the community, I want to welcome you to our wonderful community and wish you a Shanah Tovah.
   It’s hard to believe that the High Holy Days are are right around the corner. If you are searching for a place to experience the beauty and awe of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I’d like to invite you to join us this year. I am excited and honored to be leading Beth Israel for the seventh year in a row. And I am also very pleased that I will be sharing the bima with our very talented cantorial soloist, Andrea Shupack. This is also the very first year that we will get to experience all of our services in our new building on San Juan Boulevard.
   The High Holy Days are a time for reflection, prayer, forgiveness and re-connection. It is my hope that joining Beth Israel on this journey will be a spiritually meaningful experience for you.
   I hope that you and your loved ones have a very sweet year ahead, filled with blessings and peace. — Rabbi Joshua Samuels

Schedule of Services

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 building, 751 San Juan Boulevard, though a few will be offsite.

Download the full schedule of services, see what’s new with children’s programming, look on our High Holy Days page or 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!

  • Help Congregation Beth Israel and our Bellingham/Whatcom County community fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

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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.

  • Sept. 4, 2018 Board Agenda


    The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 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 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2018, 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Study Session

    Sep 19 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  2. Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, Yizkor & Ne’ilah

    A Break-the Fast meal will follow
    Sep 19 @ 3:00pm - 6:30pm
  3. Sukkah-Building Party

    Concludes with a veg./dairy potluck supper
    Sep 20 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  4. Pre-service Nosh

    Sep 21 @ 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  5. Shabbat Evening Service

    Sep 21 @ 6:15pm - 7:15pm

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