Distant Replay: Jewish sports heroes topic of book road show

1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

DR COVER media 959x1024The personalities and stories of Jewish sports heroes from across Washington state featured in the book, Distant Replay, will all be a part of an interactive presentation at Congregation Beth Israel on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, beginning at 1 p.m.
Individuals and family members of athletes highlighted in the 350-page book published as a fundraiser by the Jewish Historical Society will be part of the latest road show. The program will be hosted by Dan Aznoff, who wrote many of the 180 stories in the book. The Power Point is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information on the presentation, call the synagogue office. To learn more about Distant Replay, contact Lisa Kransler at (206) 774-2277.


Shofar Factory

11 a.m. Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Learn what a Shofar is, where it comes from, and what purpose it serves; watch as volunteers help drill, saw and sand a ram’s horn and make it into a usable Shofar. Then, try it yourself! Each participant in the Shofar Factory will get to saw, sand, and polish their own Shofar to take home. There is also an option of making a keychain out of the sawed off tip.

For more information, contact the Beth Israel office.

November 4-8 in Orlando, Florida 

Join Rabbi Samuels in Orlando this November! The URJ Biennial is where Reform congregational leaders gather to learn, pray, share ideas, hear from inspiring guest speakers, and network. This year it will bring together 5,000 Reform Jews to strengthen congregational life, celebrate with friends, and explore the most pressing issues of the day.
The early-bird registration deadline is September 10.  Watch this video to learn more about Biennial 2015, and click here to register online.

2015-16 Board of Directors

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Newly elected at the May 17, 2015 annual meeting, the 2015-16 board of directors include: 

(Front row, from left) Marcia Lippman, Miriam Schwartz, Steve Garfinkle, Paul Blum

(Middle row) Gaby Mayers, David Zimmerman, Lynn Korner, Steve Spitzer, Floyd King

(Back row) Asher Suloway-Baker, Katie Edelstein, Mitch Press, Melissa Schapiro, Dan Ohms.

Not pictured: Todd Witte.

The Annual Meeting Packet is available to Beth Israel members by logging in to the members' only section. It's under May 2015 board documents. 

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Agenda Board July 2015

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 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, Aug. 11, 2015

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

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