IMG 2139 640x427Hannukah Party

The Religious School wishes to invite the entire Congregation Beth Israel community to its annual Hanukkah party!

Please join us on Sunday, December 21, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Squalicum Boathouse for delectable latkes and treats, an exhilarating dreidel spin-off, a raffle with valuable prizes, and more! Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for $5. See you there!

Fourth Night for Others

Please join Congregation Beth Israel in observing Fourth Night for Others.
On the fourth night of Hanukkah, donate a new toy or book for a child of any age. These gifts will be given to the non-profit PLLAY (Programs to Lighten the Lives of Adults and Youths -- pllay.org) who will provide the women of the Agape House (lighthousemission.org) the opportunity to “shop” for their children this holiday season.
To participate:
* Come to Beth Israel on the fourth night of Hanukkah, Dec. 19, 2014. Bring your donations (unwrapped) and join the community for a “Bring Your Own Dinner” meal at 5:30 p.m. Shabbat service begins at 6:15 p.m.
* Or drop off your contribution at Congregation Beth Israel or through the Attar family’s mailbox or on their back stoop any time before Dec. 19.
We hope you’ll join us in this mitzvah!
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March 27-28, 2015

Kalsman Color logo thumbRegistration for Taste of Kalsman 2015 is OPEN! Taste of Kalsman is a 2 day, 1 night spring retreat for current 1st through 4th grade students to experience what Camp Kalsman has to offer. This spring, Taste of Kalsman will run from March 27 to 28, 2015.

Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our comfortable cabins with our all-star staff. Staff will accompany campers as they create masterpieces in arts and crafts, sample our sports activities, and celebrate a camp Shabbat.

It is sure to be an amazing time! Learn more and register today by clicking here: kalsman.urjcamps.org/yearround/retreats/

If your new camper is interested in registering for a 2015 summer program after their amazing Taste of Kalsman weekend, $100 of their retreat cost will be discounted from their Summer 2015 camp tuition! Sessions for summer 2015 are filling up -- read more about camp here.

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Join Congregation Beth Israel for a Family Friendly Seder on the second night of Passover, Saturday, April 4, 2015. This event is open to members and non-members alike. Click here for more information and to register (member discount until February 1, 2015).

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Board Information

December 9, 2014 Board Agenda

November 11,2014 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 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, January 13,2015.

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.