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.



Oneg after services



Donations to help Bet Chaveim

BC 2022 calendar (PDF)

Mishkan T’filah for (CCAR)Shabbat

Hebrew Calendar 2022

Read the latest Monthly news from Bet Chaverim

Video about Torah from URJ site

Lights of the Internet
Bet Chaverim live on-line  Zoom Services


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

Rabbi Mirel


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 current home is with the Saltwater Unitarian church building, adjacent to SaltWater State Park.
Bet Chaverim location



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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