The Max Glass Library on the second floor is now ready for our congregation to enjoy. Come relax, browse, and maybe check out a book! Thanks to Joan Wayne and Rob Lopresti for their many hours of work getting everything ready. Thanks also to Gloria Lebowitz, Ray Wolpow, David Schlitt and Howard Fuller for their invaluable assistance.
You can browse the library collection at the following link: Tinyurl.com/maxglass
Members can borrow books from the adult collection by filing out a slip and putting it in a box. The instructions are on the table in the library.
The children’s library on the Kesher level is also ready, and open during Kesher hours.
Join David Schlitt (Judaica Archivist, Western Libraries) and Sarah Zarrow (Endowed Professor of Jewish History, Western Washington University) in responding to the new Western Gallery exhibition, “Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee / There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather.”
The talks are part of Western Gallery’s Perspectives Series, which brings together scholars from a range of backgrounds and interests to lead visitors in informal discussion around the art installations. David Schlitt’s talk is Thursday, November 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and Prof. Zarrow’s talk is Thursday, November 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Western Gallery. Both are free and open to the public.
Kesher Center for Early Learning is an Affiliate member of Village Books, our Bellingham-based locally owned book store. When you purchase through our Village Books Affiliate link here, a portion of the sale price will go to support Kesher.
To browse books online, use this link:
Here are some Kesher-recommended titles to check out (click on book cover):
The Inquisitor’s Tale Adam Gidwitz
Join your Beth Israel family in march-ing to support the LGBTQ community at Bellingham’s Pride Parade on Sunday, July 15, 2018
This will be our third consecutive year marching as a community in solidarity behind a banner at the Pride Parade. Last year we had a huge turnout. Let’s try to increase our numbers and show the greater Bellingham LGBTQ community that they have an ally in Congregation Beth Israel.