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.

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

Rabbi Mirel

Bet Chaverim has setup Virtual Services with
ZOOM application. See Weekly Newsletter for meeting number
and password.

Read the latest weekly news from Bet Chaverim

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

Collecting food
BC helps with food drive




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


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 Portion calendar
10 Minutes of Torah

URJ podcasts

Fund raising for Bet Chaverim

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In our ARK.


 From the Video library:

Purim a few years backVideo


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