Congregation Beth Sholom

South Eastern Washington's Jewish Community

P.O. Box 761, Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-943-9457 | Email:



  • Sun. 3/24 1-3 p.m. Megillah reading. Hamantaschen, food, games for kids.
  • Fri. 3/29 5:30 p.m. In-person services, followed by dairy potluck ~6:15 p.m. Also online.
  • Tue. 4/23, 6 p.m. Community Seder. $30 adults, $12 children under 12. Register/Pay by 4/16. Limited to 50 particpants. For info, email.

All events above are at the synagogue, 312 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA

updated 3/23/2024

Purim & Passover

Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from extermination by Haman in ancient Persia. We read the Megillat (scroll of) Esther, eat hamentaschen, dress up in costumes and play games. (They tried to kill us; we survived; let's eat!)

Passover commemorates the travails and the exodus of ancient Hebrews in Egypt. It begins with the Seder, a structured meal which recounts the story and continues for eight days where we refrain from eating leavened bread. Passover is late this year because we have a leap month to get the Hebrew and the Gregorian calendars back in sync.

Contact us via e-mail for more information.

Service Times

Saturday services are all offered in-person or online in Zoom.
Friday evening services continue in Zoom and/or Facebook Live only (with occasional exceptions). Contact us for remote access or more info.

Friday night: 5:30 p.m. until further notice - online only

Saturday morning: 10 a.m. - in person and/or online.
We currently have no COVID restrictions, however if you are not feeling well, we recommend strongly that you stay at home and participate in services online. Masking is optional.
*If we have a visiting rabbi, we usually have a dairy potluck to that Friday. Contact to confirm services times