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Eruv is  Pending for Shabbat May 26-27

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weekly classes

All classes are held at Island Synagogue unless otherwise noted.



Practical and Mystical Fundamentals of Chabad Philosophy with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld.

20 minutes before Shacharit


Sunday through Friday

Daf Yomi with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld.

Immediately after Shacharit



See daily classes, above​​​​​​​



"Ramban Revealed" with Rabbi R. Toban

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Torah Insights with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld (click for details)

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



See daily classes, above



Prophets/Navi class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


The Way of G-d with Rabbi M. Spiro

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Talmud class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



D'var Torah with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld

Between Mincha and Maariv



Daf Yomi with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld

One hour before Mincha

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 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:

Lesson 6   To Love Another                                              April 26, 2017

Lesson 7   Joy Revealed                                                    May 24, 2017

coming events

  • Rosh Chodesh Lesson 7: Joy Revealed
    Wednesday, May 24th 7:30p to 9:00p
    If you assumed that Judaism was about being somber and sullen, you have not met the real deal. This lesson demonstrates the extraordinary emphasis that Judaism places on being joyful, explores the role of happiness for the sake of personal well-being and success, and presents a step-by-step journey to achieving happiness based on a deeper appreciation of the purpose of life.


  • Talmud Class
    Thursday, May 25th 12:00p to 1:00p
    A textual study of Jewish civil law. Classes are in English.


  • Sisterhood Beauty/Skin Care Presentation by Michelle Benisti
    Wednesday, Aug 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p
    Please join us for Island Synagogue's Sisterhood event: a women's beauty/skin care presentation by Michelle Benisti. Meal catered by Island Crust. $18.00 donation to CSA children’s playground fund. RSVP required. Taking place at a Mercer Island home. Address will be provided upon registration. Parking East side of Street North of Mailboxes.


Today's Sefirah Count Is 42

היום שנים וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות לעמר
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Today's Sefirah Count Is 42

היום שנים וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות לעמר

Today's Calendar

Shacharit: 7:00a
Nightfall: 9:47p

Tomorrow's Calendar

Yom Yerushalayim
Shacharit: 7:00a
Nightfall: 9:49p

Friday Night

Early Mincha/Maariv: 7:00p
Earliest Candle Lighting: 7:15p
Candle Lighting: 8:35p
Nightfall: 9:51p

Shabbat Day

Shacharit: 9:30a
Mincha/Maariv: 8:26p
Shabbos Ends: 9:53p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Rosh Chodesh Lesson 7: Joy Revealed
  Wednesday, May 24 7:30p
Talmud Class
  Thursday, May 25 12:00p
Shabbat 101
  Shabbat, Jun 3 10:30a
Scotch Tasting
  Thursday, Jun 15 7:00p
Sisterhood Beauty/Skin Care Night
  Wednesday, Aug 23 7:00p

Parshat Bamidbar

Shabbat, May 27

Candle Lighting

Friday, May 26, 8:35p

Yom Yerushalayim

Wednesday, May 24


Tuesday, May 23 2017 27 Iyyar 5777