Spring course begins April 4, 2018

Yiddish CourseWestern Washington University is offering a new 5-credit class, "Introduction to Yiddish Language and Culture" (Lang 197), which will meet 1 to 2:20 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from April 4 through mid-June.

The course will be taught by David M. Schlitt, who recently moved to Bellingham with his wife Sarah Zarrow (WWU's new Jaffe Professor of Jewish History -- whose courses might also interest CBI members).

Non-matriculated students can register on a space-available basis. It's free for WA residents age 60 or older. Auditing is not allowed for language courses. Register here

In March 2018, we moved in to the new Congregation Beth Israel synagogue at 751 San Juan Boulevard. Here are some videos of our community as we placed mezzuzot on each doorway:

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Board Information

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The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the synagogue, 751 San Juan Boulevard.  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. January 9, 2018, at the synagogue. 

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

Upcoming Events

03.17.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study
03.17.2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tot Shabbatg
03.23.2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
03.24.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Nadia Mazonson Bat Mitzvah
6:00 pm 03.30.2018 - 9:30 am 03.31.2018
No Shabbat Service - 5th Friday Shabbat at Home

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