Hanukkah Party

unnamed4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016

Congregation Beth Israel presents its annual Hanukkah party!

Celebrate with latkes, jelly doughnuts, Hanukkah-themed crafts, Dreidel Spin-off, special Kesher class performances, a dreidel "Drop" and the lighting of the second Hanukkah candle.

Hanukkah candles and gelt are being sold online for pick up before or after Kesher classes.

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

MORE INFORMATION: (360) 733-8890 or office@bethisraelbellingham.org


Fourth Night for Others

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
Beth Israel Social Hall

Each year on the fourth night of Hanukkah, we bring in unwrapped books or toys for children of any age. These items are then donated to the non-profit group PLLAY, which provides the women at Agape House a chance to "shop" for their child during the holiday season.  This year, because Christmas falls on the first day of Hanukkah, we ask that you drop off your gift items at the synagogue by Tuesday, December 20, to ensure they reach Agape House before the holiday.
We will still have our celebration at Beth Israel on December 27, so bring your menorah (if possible) and dinner for your family.  We also ask that you bring a pair of new socks to donate to Northwest Youth Services.  Contact Rabbi Samuels if you have any questions.
7 p.m. Jan. 7, 2017
Encore Room, Mount Baker Theatre 

If you love storytelling, then you won't want to miss this event. Last February we heard hilarious, moving, and inspiring stories from CBI congregants. The theme this year is "Adventures."  Come be part of this experience again!  If you would like to share a story (under 10 minutes), inform Rabbi Samuels to get on the list.


The November $75,000 Match Challenge has been met! We now have $150,000 to keep construction work going at the new synagogue for the month of December.
 A HUGE Thank You to the 50-plus families and friends whose generous donations put us over the top.  Let's keep this momentum going and continue to raise $150,000 a month for the next few months. So much is being done up at the new building with lights going up and entry tile floor being grouted...
Thank you to all!

~ Capital Campaign Committee

To donate, see our Building Fund page.

Summer 2017

Space is still available for Beth Israel's trip to Israel in June 2017.  If you'd like to register for the trip, please click on this link for all the details.

Feel free to contact Rabbi Samuels with any questions.

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Board Information

December 13, 2016 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in the social hall. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in the social hall

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

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