We invite you to join our community in prayer. Our goal is for you to feel energized spiritually when you walk in our front doors. Beth Israel is a sacred space which serves as a haven from the hectic lives we lead. Come as you are and be welcomed into a warm and inclusive community.

We offer a range of Shabbat services ranging from contemporary Reform on Friday evenings to more conservative on Saturday mornings. Rabbi Joshua Samuels leads all services with the participation of various local musicians and song leaders as well as our active lay community.

For the current service schedule, see our calendar. Nonmembers and guests are always welcome. Below, our vocal ensemble, Mayan Shir, leads a Friday evening Shabbat service.


Celebrate With Us

We hold services and special events to mark every important Jewish holiday during the year, all of them open to the community. Come and celebrate with us! Some events, such as our community Passover Seder and High Holidays services, require tickets; please contact the office at (360) 733-8890 for details.

We use "Mishkan Tefillah" as our Shabbat and festival siddur.

Morning and Bedtime Rituals for Children

in Blessings
From the Union's publications, Wake-Up Rituals: Crafting Jewish Tradition for Young Childrenand Jewish Bedtime Ritualsproduced by the Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning.UPON WAKINGModeh Ani is the traditional prayer to be said by children. Hold your child…

Holiday Information

Calendar of the Jewish Holidays

Shavuot - Its history and meaning
Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning 'weeks' and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. Shavuot was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Recommended Reading for Shavuot
Celebrate the holiday with these selections from URJ Books & Music.

Standing Together: A Social Justice Guide for Shavuot
Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the covenant between God and the Jewish people. On Shavuot, we remember the moment when we stood in the Presence of the Eternal One as we received the Torah and became a people, bound together by a sacred covenant.

The Shavuot Issue of the Jewish Parent Page