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Eruv is PENDING for Shabbat January 29-30

This is Island Synagogue

A Modern Orthodox congregation that welcomes Jews of all backgrounds
and levels of observance


Important Covid Policy Update for island Synagogue

Dear Friends and Congregants,

To promote the overall health of the community and protect those at high risk, Island Synagogue asks that any person who should be self-quarantining under public health guidelines not attend minyanim. Anyone who has traveled out-of-state or has socialized outside of their immediate family should refrain from coming to minyan for 14 days thereafter. Anyone who has been confirmed COVID-19 positive, or has been exposed to someone who has been confirmed positive, should inform Rabbi Kornfeld of the situation immediately. We understand that this policy poses hardship to our congregants. If you feel you are in an exceptional situation please consult with Rabbi Kornfeld.

COVID infection and hospitalization rates in King County have gotten markedly worse in the past month, including multiple cases within the Seattle Orthodox community. The precautions we are taking are consistent with guidance issued by King County and by the Orthodox Union.

With improved treatments and new vaccines on the horizon, we hope to "finish strong" and protect the lives and health of our community. We thank all of our congregants for practicing COVID-safe precautions, not just while at minyan, but in all our daily lives. The precautions we take as a community protect all our members, and with G-d's continued help, will enable us to keep our doors open through this challenging period. We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and plan to keep you updated.

Please direct any questions to

Wishing you all continued health,

Jon Newman

Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld


Daily Indoor Services


Shacharit will tentatively be Sundays @ 8am,  Mondays through Thursdays 7am. Please call or Text Rabbi Kornfeld @ 206-679-9117 to confirm your participation and to confirm it will be happening. 

- Please let us know you are coming to in-person services (daily or Shabbat) by clicking HERE. Please review and confirm our important health policies.

Click  HERE  for Wednesday Zoom class

Click HERE for Thursday Talmud class

Click HERE for Island Synagogue Facebook Class

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Our hospitality committee is dedicated to creating a welcoming atmosphere for observant Jews visiting Island Synagogue.

If you are visiting Western Washington, or would like simply to visit Island Synagogue for Shabbat or a holiday, please contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your needs and introduce you to our warm community.

Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781