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Island Synagogue's Guide to Passover

Seders and Passover meals TO-GO!, by Leah's Catering 

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Wolf and Spice catering will be offering prepared Pesach food for Seders and Passover meals TO-GO!

CLICK HERE for more information

        

Chametz Drop Off supporting the Jewish Family Service Food Bank

Sunday, April 5th, 11:00 am - 12:00

At the entry to Island Synagogue

Please join us by dropping off your non-perishable chametz at the entry of our Shul. All food must be sealed, canned or packaged food only.

This is a drive thru donation, no need to leave your car. Simply place your donation near the entry and an SHA volunteer will do the rest. Appropriate safety measures will be taken.

We can only accept donations during the 11-12 time frame. Thank you!



 

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Passover with its Seders, arrives on Wednesday evening, April 8th, and for your safe shopping pleasure, we've created an online portal with descriptions of our wines for you to order along with our gourmet cheeses and luscious chocolates, everything kosher for Passover. We have much stock on hand, and can procure more, with pickup before the holiday. 

Don't dally: Deadline for placing your orders is MARCH 29, 11:59 pm! We hope you'll please kick in an additional donation, given the urgency of meeting our synagogue's basic expenses.  Place orders HERE!

We look forward to the demise of the coronavirus, and a to-be-scheduled social evening of fellowship and camaraderie!

 

PASSOVER ORDERING - NORTH END QFC:

The North Mercer Island QFC is striving to meet your Passover needs. Two separate Kosher for Passover Order Forms are linked below:

Fresh Meat, Poultry & Seafood Form (includes freshly ground gefilte fish)

Kosher for Passover Dry Goods and Dairy products will be available on the

store shelves.

With the current pandemic situation, more and more families are staying home

and cooking. The QFC requests that you turn in your orders as soon 

as possible in order to ensure the best availability.

For questions or specific pricing information, please contact either Spencer in 

the Meat Department or Micheil Noel, the store manager at (206) 230-0745. 

 

 

In case you missed Rabbi Kornfeld's special class on Preparing for Passover CLICK HERE

Topics will included: Cleaning house - Kashering Kitchen - Acquiring necessary items, food and drinks for pesach - Selling Chametz

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Vaad Passover Guide

The Seattle Vaad Passover 5780 Guide is available at: http://seattlevaad.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-5780-Passover-Directory-3.19.20-2.pdf

PLEASE BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE!

This is Island Synagogue

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

 

NEW - Island Synagogue's Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration with Rabbi Kornfeld

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During the coronavirus emergency, Rabbi Kornfeld and Island Synagogue are offering online education at no charge and open to the public. All events are broadcast via Facebook Live on our Facebook page.

 

Online Class Schedule -

Class

Days

Time

Daily Dose of Torah Inspiration

Sunday - Thursday

7pm

Daf Yomi - starting this Sunday

Sunday - Friday

9:30am

Chumash and Rashi - starting this Sunday

Sunday - Friday

12pm



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Island Synagogue temporarily closed for minyanim and on-site classes and activities


Dear Congregants and Friends of Island Synagogue

We write to you in unprecedented times that have brought great upheaval to the world around us, and also to our region in a very real way. Washington state is leading the country with the greatest number of coronavirus-related deaths and schools are now closed throughout the state. Due to the continuing community spread of coronavirus COVID-19, we must regretfully announce that Island Synagogue will be closed for all minyanim and on-site activities effective immediately until further notice. Please daven individually at home. It is simply no longer possible to meet for minyanim without incurring unacceptable risk. We undertake this action from an abundance of caution, consistent with Public Health guidelines, recent guidance from the O-U, actions taken by the majority of Seattle-area synagogues, and policy directives from major national Orthodox Jewish umbrella organizations. We are continuously monitoring coronavirus developments and Public Health guidance, and will keep you posted via email of evolving guidance. We are hopeful, with G-d’s help, that Island Synagogue will return to full function as soon as possible.

Additionally, for your and the broader community’s protection, we encourage all congregants to follow the “social distancing” guidelines (maintaining 6 Feet distance for each other) promoted by our Seattle & King County Public Health department. Social Distancing is a proven way to limit viral spread, and has been deemed by experts to be necessary to address the current coronavirus pandemic. To comply with Public Health recommendations, we strongly encourage the following approaches as long as the Social Distancing recommendations are in effect:

  • Pray in the comfort of your own home. Avoid group prayer. (Daily and Shabbat Minyans at our synagogue are cancelled until further notice. Please contact Rabbi Kornfeld if you need to retrieve objects such as tallis or tefillin from the Island Synagogue building.)
  • Minimize inviting guests to your home for Shabbat or at other times
  • Start planning now to celebrate Pesach in your own home with no or very limited outside guests. We don’t know what will be the state of affairs this Pesach (only about three weeks away!), but it appears highly likely that the coronavirus epidemic will still be widespread, and plans to celebrate with others should be curtailed.
  • Avoid visiting sick or elderly people in person, instead contact them virtually or by phone
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Work from home to the extent you can
  • Avoid or minimize children’s playdates with other children

 

Island Synagogue will continue to provide services to our members:

  • Torah Education – We are working on expanding Island Synagogue’s virtual education activities during this pandemic period, and will have further details soon.
  • Divrei Torah – Rabbi Kornfeld will be providing daily short Torah insights and inspirational messages that will be available on our synagogue’s website
  • Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) and Chesed support – We are working to meet the needs of our community by ensuring all members get spiritual and physical assistance as needed. Rabbi Kornfeld has personally committed to being available 24/6 for any congregant who needs him. He can be reached on his cellphone 206-679-9117; please leave a message if he is unable to answer.
  • Kaddish Arrangements – In the absence of a minyan, please consider Chabad’s thoughtful Coronavirus Kaddish Service: https://www.chabad.org/tools/feedback_cdo/aid/4677070/jewish/Coronavirus-Quarantine-Kaddish-Service.htm

Thank you in advance for your healthful vigilance and davening which will help contain this pandemic. With G-d’s help, this pandemic should pass quickly from our community and the world, and we can then return to the full functioning of our synagogue with renewed vigor.

Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld, Rabbi of Island Synagogue

Jon Newman, President of Island Synagogue

Ze'ev Young, MD

order wine cheese and chocolates for passover by clicking the flyer below

 

Island Synagogue's Wine, Cheese and Chocolate-Tasting is POSTPONED. 

Many thanks to to Island Synagogue members and friends who have registered, donated to and underwritten our Wine, Cheese and Chocolate-Tasting, now postponed from its March 22 date due to coronavirus concerns.

 As it's the major fundraiser we rely upon to sustain the basic expenses of our synagogue, we hope you will generously allow your registration and underwriting contributions to become tax-deductible charitable gifts. Of course, if you prefer a refund, we will swiftly provide that upon your request; please contact our executive director, Keith Apperson, at office@islandsynagogue.org.

Passover with its Seders, arrives on Wednesday evening, April 8th, and for your safe shopping pleasure, we've created an online portal with descriptions of our wines for you to order along with our gourmet cheeses and luscious chocolates, everything kosher for Passover. We have much stock on hand, and can procure more, with pickup before the holiday. 

Don't dally: Deadline for placing your orders is MARCH 29, 11:59 pm ! We hope you'll please kick in an additional donation, given the urgency of meeting our synagogue's basic expenses.  Click HERE to order now!

We look forward to the demise of the coronavirus, and a to-be-scheduled social evening of fellowship and camaraderie!

 

VISIT US

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

We can arrange lodging and meals over Shabbat and holidays for singles, couples and families. We also provide information about where to find kosher food.

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

Mon, March 30 2020 5 Nisan 5780