Read Rabbi Joshua Samuels's blog entry, "Understanding and Protecting the Sacred Spaces of American Indians," on the Religious Action Center's website.

December 5, 2015

at Bellingham Technical College's Settlemeyer Hall

Congregation Beth Israel's Fundraising Committee has been busy planning events to support our New Synagogue Building Fund and help us meet our Million$Match Challenge. The next big event is the Light Up the Night gala dinner on December 5, 2015. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Settlemeyer Hall, at Bellingham Technical College, for members, prospective members and friends. The gala will feature delectable foods, live entertainment and fun activities. An exciting part of our gala will be the silent and live auction opportunities. Guests compete to "win" unique items and experiences with their generosity. For a sneak preview of items, click here.

Registration for the gala dinner is available online. Questions about fundraising should be directed to:

12 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

unnamedCongregation Beth Israel presents its annual Hanukkah party!

* Eat traditional Latkes and Jelly Doughnuts *
* Enjoy light lunch (pizza, salad, fruit) *
* Compete in the Dreidel Spin-Off *
* Kvell over performances by Kesher classes *
* Create with Chanukah Crafts for children

Hanukkah candles and raffle tickets sold online for pick up before or after Kesher classes.

NEW LOCATION: 1650 Baker Creek Place (south off Bakerview at Irongate Road), Bellingham

MORE INFORMATION: (360) 733-8890 or

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Board Information

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2015 in the social hall

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

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