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Eruv is PENDING for Shabbat NOVEMBER 24 - 25

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Upcoming classes and events

 

  • Tuesday
    Nov 28
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Nov 28th 7:00p to 8:00p
    You've read him in footnotes; now get into the head of out-of-the-box Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides, 1194-1270). He'll often take on the views of great commentators like Rashi or Ibn Ezra-and disagree, or add his own intellectual twist. Join us "inside," with this text-based look at the five Books of Moses. Bring a copy of Ramban (Artscroll Bereshit recommended) and your questions (and objections!) to this no-holds-barred group.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 29
    Chabad Hebrew School
    Wednesday, Nov 29th 4:00p to 5:30p
    Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School at Island Synagogue, an exciting and innovative educational program in the heart of Mercer Island. Our School is modeled as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children ages 5-10. Chabad offers exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is open to all Jewish children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.

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  • Saturday
    Dec 2
    Shabbat 101
    Shabbat, Dec 2nd 10:30a to 11:30a
    Shabbat 101 led by Rabbi Nissan Kornfeld

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 5
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 8:00p
    You've read him in footnotes; now get into the head of out-of-the-box Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (Nachmanides, 1194-1270). He'll often take on the views of great commentators like Rashi or Ibn Ezra-and disagree, or add his own intellectual twist. Join us "inside," with this text-based look at the five Books of Moses. Bring a copy of Ramban (Artscroll Bereshit recommended) and your questions (and objections!) to this no-holds-barred group.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 6
    Chabad Hebrew School
    Wednesday, Dec 6th 4:00p to 5:30p
    Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School at Island Synagogue, an exciting and innovative educational program in the heart of Mercer Island. Our School is modeled as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children ages 5-10. Chabad offers exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is open to all Jewish children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 6
    pause & AFFECT
    Wednesday, Dec 6th 7:30p to 8:30p
    A Shabbat Outlook - A NEW MONTHLY COURSE FOR WOMEN BY THE ROSH CHODESH society Women of every level of observance are invited to experience the mystery of this most precious of Jewish treasures on their own level. This mitzvah is not an all-or-nothing proposition, and so this course provides multiple entry points so that students at every level of affiliation can explore meaningful ways to enrich their lives with the lessons of Shabbat.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 7
    Talmud Class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld
    Thursday, Dec 7th 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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  • Thursday
    Dec 7
    Why Would Jews Today be Anti-Zionist?
    Thursday, Dec 7th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Robert Wilkes pinpoints what ignites Jews on the issue of Israel, referencing the book Jews Against Themselves by Edward Alexander. He’ll answer the question, “Why are some Jews against their own people--and against Israel?” You’ll learn how Israel and the Jews are unique in the world, and why Israel is indispensable to Jewish survival. Robert Wilkes is a popular speaker and writer in defense of Israel, on business topics and in marketing.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 13
    Chabad Hebrew School
    Wednesday, Dec 13th 4:30p to 5:30p
    Welcome to Chabad Hebrew School at Island Synagogue, an exciting and innovative educational program in the heart of Mercer Island. Our School is modeled as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children ages 5-10. Chabad offers exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is open to all Jewish children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.

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  • Thursday
    Dec 14
    Talmud Class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld
    Thursday, Dec 14th 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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  • Friday
    Dec 15
    Chanukah Shabbat
    Friday, Dec 15th 5:30a to 9:00p

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  • Friday
    Dec 15
    Chanukah Menorah Lighting
    Friday, Dec 15th 4:00p to 5:30p

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  • Friday
    Dec 15
    Chanukah Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Dec 15th 5:30p to 9:00p

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  • Thursday
    Dec 28
    Talmud Class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld
    Thursday, Dec 28th 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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  • Sunday
    Jan 14
    Vitamin D: Separating Fact from Fiction
    Sunday, Jan 14th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Dr. Craig Keebler, physician and author of Know Your D: Optimizing Your Health with Vitamin D, explains its profound effect on cancer, osteoporosis, heart attacks, diabetes, allergies and much more.

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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.

Fri, November 24 2017 6 Kislev 5778