Welcome to our Synagogue

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.

Rabbi Mirel introduction


About our Rabbi


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.


Important Links::>

Hebrew calendar 5784

Donations to help Bet Chaverim

Membership information

Torah Portion calendar


10 Minutes of Torah

Torah service

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

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.


“Do not separate yourself from the community;
do not believe in yourself until the day you die;
do not judge your fellow until you have reached their place;
do not say something inappropriate,
for it will then be appropriated; and do not say,
‘When I am free I will study,’ for perhaps you will not become free.”

Our sanctuary is with the Saltwater Unitarian church.







Ba-r’chu et Adonai ha-me-vo-rach!
Praise Adonai, to whom our praise is due!

BC Torah


 From the Video library:

Video about Torah from URJ site

Purim a few years backVideo

WEB cam at KOTEL : Jerusalem

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