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Eruv is PENDING for Shabbat JANUARY 26 - 27

                                 this is island synagogue

A Traditional Jewish Congregation that welcomes Jews of all backgrounds
and levels of observance

 

Upcoming classes and events

 

  • Tuesday
    Jan 23
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Jan 23rd 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. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 23
    Breakthrough to Hebrew Understanding
    Tuesday, Jan 23rd 8:00p to 9:00p
    Rabbi Toban's unique system to greater fluency and understanding. Ready to improve your Hebrew? We'll learn the method in five weeks, then practive and apply for five more - Gain the world of Jewish texts and prayer! The class itself will be free except for the ‘textbook’ that participants will receive at a to-be-determined cost. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 24
    Rabbi Mark Spiro
    Wednesday, Jan 24th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for an in-depth exploration of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s 18th Century masterpiece.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 25
    Talmud Class with Rabbi Y. Kornfeld
    Thursday, Jan 25th 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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  • Tuesday
    Jan 30
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Jan 30th 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. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 30
    Breakthrough to Hebrew Understanding
    Tuesday, Jan 30th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Rabbi Toban's unique system to greater fluency and understanding. Ready to improve your Hebrew? We'll learn the method in five weeks, then practive and apply for five more - Gain the world of Jewish texts and prayer! The class itself will be free except for the ‘textbook’ that participants will receive at a to-be-determined cost. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 31
    Rabbi Mark Spiro
    Wednesday, Jan 31st 7:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for an in-depth exploration of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s 18th Century masterpiece.

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  • Friday
    Feb 2
    Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Feb 2nd 6:00p to 9:00p

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 6
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Feb 6th 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. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 6
    Breakthrough to Hebrew Understanding
    Tuesday, Feb 6th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Rabbi Toban's unique system to greater fluency and understanding. Ready to improve your Hebrew? We'll learn the method in five weeks, then practive and apply for five more - Gain the world of Jewish texts and prayer! The class itself will be free except for the ‘textbook’ that participants will receive at a to-be-determined cost. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 7
    Rabbi Mark Spiro
    Wednesday, Feb 7th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for an in-depth exploration of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s 18th Century masterpiece.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 13
    Rabbi Toban's Class on The Ramban
    Tuesday, Feb 13th 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. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 13
    Breakthrough to Hebrew Understanding
    Tuesday, Feb 13th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Rabbi Toban's unique system to greater fluency and understanding. Ready to improve your Hebrew? We'll learn the method in five weeks, then practive and apply for five more - Gain the world of Jewish texts and prayer! The class itself will be free except for the ‘textbook’ that participants will receive at a to-be-determined cost. Click Title for no-cost registration.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 14
    Rabbi Mark Spiro
    Wednesday, Feb 14th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for an in-depth exploration of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s 18th Century masterpiece.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 14
    pause & AFFECT
    Wednesday, Feb 14th 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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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.

Sun, January 21 2018 5 Shevat 5778