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Island Synagogue

Eruv is  U for Shabbat Feb 18th

                                 this is island synagogue

 

 

Purim Fiesta

Registration is open now! Click on the flyer, below.

Family rate applies to members of an immediate family living in the same household.

Read it In Hebrew

Click the flyer to register or go to www.chabadmercerisland.org/riih

The first two lessons of "Read it in Hebrew" focus on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet while the last three lessons introduce vowels and teach students how to read words. With flashcards portraying the letters alongside catchy mnemonics that make the information memorable and easy to digest, “Read in Hebrew” allows students to absorb information quickly and efficiently. 

“Read it in Hebrew” utilizes a timeless teaching method espoused by the Jewish sages for generations. In addition to reading skills, students get a glimpse into the holiness and depth of the Hebrew language, including brief kabbalistic explanations of the Hebrew letters. 

“Read it in Hebrew” is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is open to the public. 

Part 1: Tuesday, March 7 
Part 2: Tuesday, March 14 
Part 3: Tuesday, March 21 
Part 4: Tuesday, March 28 
Part 5: Tuesday, April 4 

shabbat dinner and game night with a taste of tu b'shevat

Registration is closed for this event.

Shabbat 101 - Rabbi Nissan Kornfeld - February 4, 2017

Feel disconnected at services?


Come to  Shabbat 101 and find practical relvance of Shabbat observance.

The first Shabbat of each month.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

shabbat prayer book guide

There may be areas in the Shabbat prayer service that individuals do not understand or with which they are not familiar. Reading through the Shabbat Prayer Book Guide may answer many of those questions.  It is hoped that this guide can be a source to greater understanding and a more meaningful involvement in Shabbat prayer ritual.

Click here or visit the Documents page of this website (accessible by members) to view the guide. A limited number of hardcover books are available for sale for $23. To purchase, please contact the office at office@islandsynagogue.org or 206-275-1539.

Donations are also welcome. Click here to visit our Donations page.

Rosh chodesh lessons - simple truths

Rebbetzin Devorah Kornfeld is excited to invite interested women to the Rosh Chodesh series, Simple Truths. Over the course of seven months, we will explore core insights and values that have formed the cornerstone of Jewish teachings for millennia.

Simple Truths presents not only the beauty of our Torah’s ancient wisdom, but its seamless application to the challenges and ups and downs of modern life. It uncovers insights that anchor us, empower us, and guide us in times of doubt and uncertainty, giving us the confidence and know-how to navigate life’s most difficult challenges.

Date:           Once a month on WEDNESDAY evenings
Time:          7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:   The Friendship Circle Office
                    2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

For more information and to register email: RoshChodeshMI@gmail.com

Registration fee: $ 75 includes textbook

Lesson 4   The Beauty of the Struggle                             March 1, 2017

Lesson 5   Overcoming Limitation                                 March 29, 2017

Lesson 6   To Love Another                                              April 26, 2017

Lesson 7   Joy Revealed                                                    May 24, 2017

coming events

  • Ramban Revealed With Rabbi Richard Toban
    Monday, Feb 20th 11:30a to 12:30p
    You’ve read him in footnotes; now understand what Ramban, Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides, 1194-1270) really says. He’ll often quote the great commentators, Rashi or Ibn Ezra, and then go on to disagree with their views. We’ll proceed through the five Books of Moses exploring and enjoying the often-surprising twists that Ramban, in his intellectual style, contributes to the familiar texts. Bring a copy of Ramban (Artscroll Bereshit recommended) and your questions to this inquisitive group.

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  • Rabbi Kornfeld's Class
    Monday, Feb 20th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Kornfeld gives a class each week on Mondays on different topics. These classes are free and open to the Jewish community to attend.

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  • Talmud Class
    Thursday, Feb 23rd 12:00p to 1:00p
    A textual study of Jewish civil law. Classes are in English. No prior study of Talmud is needed, just a will to learn. Island Synagogue, 8685 SE 47th Street, Mercer Island Led by: Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

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  • Ramban Revealed With Rabbi Richard Toban
    Monday, Feb 27th 11:30a to 12:30p
    You’ve read him in footnotes; now understand what Ramban, Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides, 1194-1270) really says. He’ll often quote the great commentators, Rashi or Ibn Ezra, and then go on to disagree with their views. We’ll proceed through the five Books of Moses exploring and enjoying the often-surprising twists that Ramban, in his intellectual style, contributes to the familiar texts. Bring a copy of Ramban (Artscroll Bereshit recommended) and your questions to this inquisitive group.

    MORE INFO

  • Rabbi Kornfeld's Class
    Monday, Feb 27th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Kornfeld gives a class each week on Mondays on different topics. These classes are free and open to the Jewish community to attend.

    MORE INFO

 

Today's Calendar

Washington's Birthday
Shacharit: 8:00a
Nightfall: 6:26p

Tomorrow's Calendar

Shacharit: 7:00a
Nightfall: 6:28p
Board of Directors Meeting: 7:30p

Friday Night

Candle Lighting: 5:28p
Mincha/Maariv: 5:28p
Nightfall: 6:32p

Shabbat Day

Shacharit: 9:30a
Mincha/Maariv: 5:20p
Shabbos Ends: 6:34p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Ramban Revealed
  Monday, Feb 20 11:30a
Rabbi Kornfeld's Class
  Monday, Feb 20 7:30p
Talmud Class
  Thursday, Feb 23 12:00p
Kids' Program
  Shabbat, Feb 25 11:00a
Ramban Revealed
  Monday, Feb 27 11:30a

Parshat Mishpatim

Candle Lighting

Friday, Feb 24, 5:28p

Shabbat Mevarchim & Parshat Shekalim

Shabbat, Feb 25

 

Mon, 20 February 2017 24 Shevat 5777