URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs will visit our community this coming Shabbat, Friday, July 29, 2016. This is a momentous occasion for Congregation Beth Israel. In the history of our congregation no other sitting URJ President has made his way through Bellingham. With more than 900 URJ affiliated synagogues across the country and 1,200 worldwide, serving more than 1.5 million people, one can understand how unique this visit is for us.
Here are the details for Friday evening:
5:15 p.m. Pre Nosh in the social hall. Due to Rabbi Jacobs’ travel arrangements, it is questionable whether he will arrive in time for the Pre Nosh.
6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service at Beth Israel (2200 Broadway). The service will be led by Rabbi Samuels and Cantorial Soloist Andrea Shupack. Rabbi Jacobs will be addressing our community.
Shabbat Dinner Crowd: Immediately following the service, everyone is welcome to join in our regularly held Shabbat Dinner Crowd, hosted this week by Cantor Sharona and Dr. Daniel Feller.