Yom Chamishi, 26 Elul 5776

Bet Chaverim: Community Synagogue of South King County (CSSKC)  


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Join us for the 2016 High Holy Days

Services led by: Rabbi Emily Meyer and Neil Weinstein, Cantorial Soloist

Saturday, Sept. 24th 8:30 PM Selichot Service

Sunday, October 2        Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7:30 PM 

Monday, October 3        Rosh Hashanah (day), 10:00 AM 

Tuesday, October 11      Kol Nidre, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 12 Yom Kippur Service, 10:00 AM 

We will have a Book of Remembrance available for Yom Kippur (October 12th this year), thanks to our new "Yahrzeit Person" Maya Valladao Jeffery.

The booklet will list in alphabetical order all the names of those who have died in years past with their relationship to current and past members.  

Additionally, as done in the most recent years, there will be pages for any personal tributes about someone (or more than one relative, friend, etc.) you have lost
--- or the congregation has lost.  It can be written as though to the person who has died (e.g. "Name, Thank for what you have accomplished.
 Or "I miss you") etc. or third person "To (name of brother), my brother for teaching me …" or a name and a quote ----  basically any format you want.  

Please send your personal tributes  and the names of those who have died in the past year or were not previously listed in the Yahrzeit booklet to
Maya Valladao Jeffery (tubbyduck@gmail.com)
by October 1, 2016.

For being able to have your personal tribute(s) printed, please send a donation to Bet Chaverim

with the notation that the donation is because you will have one or more acknowledgments in the
Book of Remembrance by mailing it to Bet Chaverim, 1911 SW Campus Drive, PMB #562, Federal Way, WA  98023-6473.

Questions?  Please ask Maya or anyone on the Religious Committee or Board.

Hannukka 2015
 Rabbi Emily and Neil::> Havdalah




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Welcome to Bet Chaverim 

We started off as "Community Synagogue Of South King County, CSSKC.
During a Sunday school session, a more traditional name was nominated.

We are a small, friendly Reform congregation located in Des Moines, Washington, between Seattle and Tacoma.

We serve the Jewish Community of South King and North Pierce Counties.

Since our founding in 1989, Bet Chaverim has been an inclusive community, welcoming a diverse membership.

We are made up of a range of ages, singles, married couples, and families.  We are proud of our interfaith couples.

Although members generally live in South King and North Pierce Counties, others come from further away,

drawn by the quality of the services, the education we provide for children and adults, as well as the numerous social and cultural activities.

Our goal is to continue to build a Jewish community based on inclusiveness, and reflecting the congregation's belief in cooperation and mutual support.

We welcome and invite you.
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At top banner are links to the Bet Chaverim Facebook page and:

Why is the Hebrew letter Shin at the top of every page?

We call this a Mezoogle. Your Mezoogle is an interactive virtual Mezuzah attached to the doorpost or gateway to your site and the pages and content within.
If you click on the Shin the Shemaprayer appears in a pop-up. According to Jewish tradition, a mezuzah is affixed to the doorframes in Jewish homes and places of occupancy.
This action fulfills the mitzvah to inscribe the words of the Shema "on the doorposts of your house”.
Your synagogue website is sacred space which now has a "cyber- mezuzah" attached to each and every page.





Upcoming Events at Bet Chaverim


10.02.2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


10.03.2016 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


10.06.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


10.11.2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


10.12.2016 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


10.14.2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


10.23.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


11.04.2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


11.11.2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm