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10/09/2015 05:40:05 PM
Congregation Shevet Achim’s newest Sefer Torah has arrived just in time for Rosh Hashanah. Mercer Island will be the Torah’s first home since its previous community – in Lithuania – was destroyed in WWII.
Richard Gilmore and Marc Silverman, long-time members of the...Read more...
06/17/2015 09:30:59 AM
Congregation Shevet Achim now has its spiritual centerpiece in place. Congregant Jon Friedman (pictured) designed the Aron Kodesh, or Ark, to hold the synagogue’s Torahs. The Aron, fabricated by gifted woodworker Justin Estby with help from Rich Gilmore, was...Read more...
01/20/2015 03:51:47 PM
Jon Newman and Aaron Sandorffy parade with Congregation Shevet Achim’s two Torahs to the synagogue’s new home in the former Christian Science Church on Island Crest Way.
— image credit: Flavia Markiewicz/Contributed Photo
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12/31/2014 08:22:40 PM
On December 25, Congregation Shevet Achim Youth Program Director Jodi Negrin organized a family day at Kirkland’s Tech City Bowl.
“Christmas day is often a family day for Jewish families and many venues are closed,” Jodi said. “When we heard bowling was opening for the...Read more...
12/31/2014 08:09:38 PM
After more than a year of hard work and fundraising, Congregation Shevet Achim has purchased a new home, only blocks from our current location. This is especially important, as our growing congregation of more than 90 families with nearly 100 children needs more space. As the Mercer Island Reporter...Read more...