Greetings from Rabbi Samuels







 Service Schedule

   Download a list of services for High Holy Days 2014. Learn about our ticket policy.

Memorial Booklet  

   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.

2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014

Do you know a family who would love camp? Are you or your kids interested in Camp Kalsman? Come to Camp Kalsman's Open House on September 21! The gates open at 2 p.m. Please join us for tours, a Q&A, and an all-camp project! We hope to see lots of new families there, so please pass on this information to your friends. Sign up with this RSVP link. We can't wait to welcome some new faces home to Camp Kalsman!

Learn more about Camp Kalsman at their website,

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


NewsletterRead more about what's going on in our synagogue and community and upcoming events.

Social Action

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


Double Your Mitzvah! Learn about Scrip

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

September 9,2014 Board Agenda

August 12, 2014 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 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. September 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.