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.

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Omer calender

Memorial Tablet and Omer Calendar (Google Art Project.jpg) by Baruch Zvi Ring (circa 1872 -1927)

Bet Chaverim Tot Shabbat

May 18th from 9:30 -10 a.m

For children from birth to age 5, accompanied by their parents, grandparents or guardian. (Older siblings welcome, too, but the program will be geared to very young children)

This fun, short celebration of Shabbat will feature songs, stories and interactive participation. We’ll be gathering in the synagogue sanctuary before our regular Shabbat service. 
 

 

Purim Clips of Music 2024

 

Rabbi Mirel introduction

 

About our Rabbi

Rosh haShana

 

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::>

Bet Chaverim PDF>  calendar

Hebrew calendar 5784

Donations to help Bet Chaverim

Membership information

Torah Portion calendar

Sefaria

10 Minutes of Torah


Torah service

Black Lives Matter
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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.

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“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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