Welcome to Bet Chaverim

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.

The Story of Bet Chaverim:
We started off as “Community Synagogue Of South King County”, CSSKC.
During a Sunday school session, a more meaningful name, Bet Chaverim (a house of friends) was nominated.

Yom kippur after fast
members at break the fast

BC Calendar 2022-2023

Donations to help Bet Chaveim

Membership information

Mishkan T’filah for (CCAR)Shabbat

Hebrew Calendar 2022

Read the latest Monthly news from Bet Chaverim

Video about Torah from URJ site

Saltwater state park

Tashlich  at Saltwater state park

Black Lives Matter
In the summer of 2019 Rabbi Jim Mirel became the spiritual leader of Bet Chaverim.
 About our Rabbi

Rabbi Mirel

.Rosh haShana





For Shavuot Bet Chaverim joined with JFS for a food drive:

Collecting food


BC helps with food drive






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.


Our sancuary is with the Saltwater Unitarian church.







Torah service
“One is our God, great is our Lord, holy is His name,” and “Proclaim the Lord’s greatness with me; let us exalt God together”

Torah Portion calendar
10 Minutes of Torah

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Calendar

URJ podcasts

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In our ARK.

BC Torah


 From the Video library:

Purim a few years backVideo

WEB cam at KOTEL : Jerusalem


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