hannukah candlesGet a head start on your holiday with a beautiful, hand wrapped bundle of Hanukkah candles! All proceeds go to support the Congregation Beth Israel Hanukkah party and other Religious School efforts.

You can order online and pick up your purchase before or after religious school this Sunday, November 30, or on Sunday, December 7.

Look for our sales table from 9:45-10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- and pick up some raffle tickets while you are there for $5 each.

Thank you for supporting us!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14, 2014

Congregation Beth Israel's Fundraising Committee is organizing a huge Raise The Roof estate-style sale in a 2,000-square-foot warehouse to raise money for our Million $ Match Campaign. A big thank you to Frannie E. of Eartha Kitties Estate Sales who is generously waving her commission to organize and run this sale for Beth Israel, and to David Edelstein for providing the warehouse space. (In respect for Shabbat, our congregants will not be asked to work at the sale on Saturday)

We need your donations Dec. 1-2, 2014!

You can donate anything from Tupperware to Tiffany's! Furniture, jewelry, tools, cars, clean clothes, working electronics, kitchenware, housewares, books, baby equipment and toys -- anything you would see in an antique store or thrift store is welcome. Let your neighbors, friends and co-workers know they can donate items and shop at the sale!

Donation drop off: 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, December 1-2, 2200 Division St, Suite C (cross street Woburn), behind GrowSource

For more information or additional drop off times call Katie Edelstein (360) 676-1799 (work) or Lynn Korner (360) 671-2607

Registration now open for Summer 2015

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Camp Kalsman staff is already working to make Summer 2015 our best summer yet. Registration for 2015 is now open to the entire community.  We expect spots to fill very quickly -- last season, more than 80 percent of registrations occurred before January 1. Don't miss out, register early!

What does a summer at URJ Camp Kalsman look like? Sunshine, swimming, T’filah on the lake, T’filah in the woods, hiking, climbing, art, sports, Tikkun Olam, rocking song sessions, goats on walks, Shabbat Shira, friendships, laughter, and a staff of inspiring Jewish role models. Join the fun for Summer 2015!

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Camp Kalsman offers a variety of sessions for campers entering grades 2 through 12.  You can register online at kalsman.urjcamps.org.  Call the Camp Kalsman office at (425) 284-4484 for
more information. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

We're lucky to have Camp Kalsman in our back yard -- just an hour's drive south to Arlington.

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Board Information

November 11,2014 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular board meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

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.

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