mariners   The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has organized a Jewish Community Day at beautiful Safeco Field on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 1:10 p.m., when the Mariners take on the Chicago White Sox.

   Tickets are only $12.75!  The Federation hopes to have a great turnout and a fun day as a community at the ballpark.

   It is also a special 'Kids Run the Bases' day where children 14 and younger get to go on the field and run the bases after the game.

   To find out the details and purchase tickets, visit the special page on the Federation website by clicking here.  Everyone will be seated together in the 300 level.

   Deadline for seat purchase: Friday, July 25, 2014.  There are a limited number of tickets so purchase them now!

   If you do buy tickets to the game, please let the Beth Israel office know and we can help arrange for carpooling if that is desired.  A group from Beth Israel, including a number of kids, did this several years ago and it was a blast! 

stopthesirensClick here to learn about and donate to the "Stop the Sirens" campaign supported by the Reform and Conservative movements, and the Jewish Federations of America.

Greetings & Memorial Booklet  

   Each year we include a special page in the September/October Shul Shofar where members can express their wishes for a Sweet New Year to the Beth Israel community.  If you'd like to be included on this year's greetings page, download the form that you can print out and send in to the office -- along with a small donation -- no later than August 25th.

   Our annual High Holy Days Memorial keepsake booklet will be printed for Yom Kippur.  If you would like to include a special listing to remember one or more loved ones, please download the form, and return it to the office by the September 25, 2014 deadline.

   If you have any questions, call the synagogue office at 733-8890.

Annual Pledge Drive

kc6 2In 2013-2014, Congregation Beth Israel had a great year, addressing the needs of congregants in many ways.

Regardless of what we choose to participate in, each of us has a stake in maintaining Beth Israel as a center of our Jewish community. Your financial commitment ensures that we can continue to meet the diverse needs of our community.

'Gifts of the Heart'

This year, in addition to your family's pledge, we ask that you also consider adding a ‘Gift of the Heart’:

Just a little bit more from each of us can have big results.

MUSIC ENRICHMENT. Plans for 2014-15 include the addition of a part-time Cantorial Soloist. Your supplemental “gift of the heart” donation can help achieve this goal.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL. Tuition and a significant subsidy from CBI fund the Religious and Hebrew School. A supplemental “gift of the heart” donation can help the teachers implement more activities and enrich our children and youths’ Jewish education/experience. Our children and youth are worth giving a bit more for!

SECURITY. In order to help CBI maintain an appropriate level of security, consider a “gift of the heart” supplemental donation.

Members will receive a pledge pamphlet in the mail; you can also pledge online here.

Get Connected


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Social Action

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


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Youth Group

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

Board Information

August 12, 2014 Board Agenda
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular board meeting will be Tuesday, 7 p.m. July 8, 2014.

July 8, 2014 Board Agenda

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Mitch Press, Vice Presidents Dan Ohms and Marcia Lippman, Treasurer Steve Spitzer,  Secretary Lynn Korner, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

Upcoming Events


Aug.01.2014 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Family Shabbat Service


Aug.02.2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Torah Study


Aug.03.2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NFTY PHAT monthly meeting


Aug.08.2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shabbat Service


Aug.09.2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Bat Mitzvah of Lilah Blum

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