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Can you adopt a dog?
A member of the community who is living with cancer is seeking a family who may be interested in becoming the caretaker of her 8 year old 30 lb labradoodle, should it become necessary. She would like her dog to have a pre-existing relationship with the family to support a good transition. The dog is healthy and loving and well-behaved. She loves kids and other dogs, but not cats. She is hypoallergenic and does not shed. If interested, please reach out to Carol Benedick (, who will make the introduction.

FREE Large Armoire
Can you provide a loving home?  Call judith 206 755 7464.  Save it from becoming landfill!  There is also a cabinet available.

Full-time office, treatment, consultation room available for lease
Full-time office, treatment, consultation room availablein stable, well-established natural health clinic. Beautiful space in quiet, pretty neighborhood. Wonderful community of diverse practitioners. Plenty of free off-street parking. Great natural light. Good-sized quiet office. ADA accessible. Security lock for evening hours. Wi-fi, utilities, cleaning included in rent. Ideal for nutrition counselor, psychotherapy/counseling, acupuncture (no moxa please), naturopathic medicine, holistic MD, life or health coach, massage, body work, or …? Great landlord. Once you take the full-time lease, you are welcome to sublet part time, subject to approval. Unfurnished. COVID-19 precautions in place. Extra bonuses: FT receptionist M-Th who won’t work directly for you, but will graciously greet your clients and provide information as needed; small lunchroom with frig, microwave, sink, table and chairs; eagle and osprey nests nearby; across the street from Burke Gilman Trail; a few blocks from Center for Urban Horticulture. Contact Ravenna Homeopathic Clinic & Natural Healthcare Associates: reply to this ad at

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Support Group forParents/Caregivers of Children with Mental Health Issues
Share the benefits of mutual support and understanding of our unique parenting experiences.
Comfortable – Non-judgmental – Confidential
All parents/caregivers of children/teens with emotional, behavioral, or learning challenges welcome!
Relaxed, semi-structured format begins with one topic each meeting such as: Realizing Something was Different about My Child; Talking about My Child with Family and Friends; Interacting with Teachers, Doctors and Other Professionals; Concerns about Siblings, etc..
Comment from former participant:  “I like the feeling that we aren’t alone in the difficulties, that we’re not being judged. The group gives some perspective and some outlet without censure.”  For more information contact Elizabeth or call 206-551-0457.

Kabbalah with Rabbi Fern Feldman
Every Monday morning from 10:30-11:30am at the home of Rabbi Fern Feldman
They are using Daniel Matt’s translation from Volume 1 of the Zohar, along with source materials in Aramaic and Hebrew that Rabbi Feldman brings.
The group has decided to also open it up to men and anyone else at CBS who may be interested in studying the Kabbalah, particularly the Zohar.
The price has been set at $50.00 paid in advance, for every four lessons.
Further arrangements can be discussed with Rabbi Fern.
If people want to join their class, they should also know that on the week of Rosh Chodesh each month, they plan to do something brief but special for Rosh Chodesh, such as saying blessings and intentions for the month, before studying Kabbalah, as usual.  Contact Rabbi Feldman here:

JRide and JDeliveries
We are serving Seattle Jewish locals and tourists by providing Kosher food deliveries and rides ?
For more info and rates call Eli Duban at 206-771-2670.


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Counseling Available
Jewish Family Service offers many services to improve mental health for our entire community. Visit their website or call (206)-861-3152. They currently have availability in all of the following services:

  • individual counseling for individuals 7 years and up,
  • parent coaching,
  • addiction services,
  • support groups,
  • and mental health education.

PJ Library® Ideas for Celebrating Holidays at Home
Looking for ways to bring the holidays home as a family this year? The PJ Library Rosh Hashanah holiday page has everything you need. Use the quick guide as your cheat sheet for story, activity, and recipe suggestions by age. Find tips for hosting virtual dinner parties!

Erev Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Dinners To Go
We are offering a limited number of Erev Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Dinners To Go. The complete dinner for four includes two round challot and your choice of brisket or a vegetarian entree, and an apple crown cake. These kosher meals are prepared by Leah’s Catering under the supervision of the Va’ad. The full menu and additional information, including sign-up, is here.

Kosher Food Truck Discount for Rosh HaShanah
If you haven’t hear of Wolf and Spice, it’s time you did. It’s a kosher food takeout weekly on Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday.
With Rosh Hashanah nearing, Wolf & Spice Kosher Catering would like to offer our congregation a special 10% discount on their Rosh Hashanah menu. The code would be BETHSHALOM10 and can be used on their site

Book Release: Inside the Torah, Narrative, Interpretation, and Mystical Meanings
Local author, Rabbi Charna Klein, is announcing the release of her book, Inside the Torah, Narrative, Interpretation, and Mystical Meanings. The book covers each of the 54 parashiot, including what is in each, classic to modern interpretations, and original contributions. Featured are Kabbalistic structures and meanings; comparisons of Torah with scientific concepts and findings; and women, sexual and gender minority concerns.  The book is available at

New Community Resource for Youth Mental Health Counseling
Our friends at Jewish Family Service (JFS) are offering a great new resource for our community! JFS recently launched its Teens & Young Adults (TYA) Counseling Program, focused on:

  • Improving the mental and emotional health for Jewish teens and young adults as they work through life issues and develop coping strategies for life transitions.
  • Providing support to young people experiencing mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety.

As they continue to build out TYA, JFS has hired Dr. Lena Neufeld, a full-time teen and young adult therapist. Dr. Neufeld is currently accepting new clients, and services are available on a sliding scale or through insurance. If you know anyone who is in need of support, call JFS at (206) 861-3152 or visit the TYA website here.

NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellows
Applications opened this week for the 2020-2021 cohort of NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellows.
It’s a chance to make a difference. If you’re a young person who cares about Israel and making change, apply now. If you know a young leader looking to be part of building an equal and more just future for all Israelis and Palestinians.

LGBTQ+ Jewish Teen Group Forming in Seattle
A student-organized group of Jewish LGBTQ+ teens is forming in Seattle. The group will gather for social gatherings and some learning around the intersection of queer and Jewish identities. For more information or to get involved, please contact Rabbi Josh Weisman at

Domestic Violence Legal Services: Developing Our Own Triage Model
One of the major barriers survivors face when domestic violence occurs is that, inevitably, a legal scenario is going to emerge. Meet Hannah Rosenberger, the lawyer providing our new legal services for survivors.

Seattle Jewish Universe
SJCC is starting a page for all Jewish events around the Puget Sound and Washington.

North East Seattle Together (NEST): Looking for volunteers
NEST serves as a village in northeast Seattle providing help, support and community events to our seniors. Our members all live in NE Seattle and frequently need rides to various appointments. We rely on the help of volunteers to meet those needs.  If you are looking for ways to volunteer in their community helping their senior neighbors, we would love to hear from you.  The process of becoming a NEST volunteer is easy. We can discuss the process further if you want more information, or please feel free to give your members our contact information to contact us directly.
Email us at: or call us at: 206-525-6378 To fill out our online volunteer application, go to: //

 Kline Galland Launches Senior Care Resource Line
Kline Galland has launched a dedicated senior care resource line, 206.723.INFO (4636). The service connects people with a live advocate offering consultation and support for senior services around King County.

IAC Keshet Sfarim
Books in Hebrew for children ages 2-8, chosen by educators, sent to your home.
$10 to subscribe.

Bring Shabbat home for neighbors in need!
Did you know? We provide two Shabbat meals a month for three months (September – November) to homebound community members. Our volunteers help to pick up and deliver these meals on designated routes, making sure that everyone gets to enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner. We are still looking for 10 volunteers to help make contactless drop-offs this fall. Can you help?
A personal vehicle is required for this position, and we ask that volunteers commit to all delivery dates:
September 25
October 16
October 23
November dates TBD
Please contact to sign up!

Segregated King County: Race, Neighborhoods, and Inequality
Tuesday, 9/22 from 12-1pm
With James Gregory, History professor at the University of Washington and director of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, and Shaun Scott, filmmaker and journalist.
This program will explore the history of segregation and restrictive covenants in Seattle and King County, and their ongoing legacy that can still be seen in unequal access to housing, wealth, jobs, justice, health and more.

Yom Kippur at Met
Wednesday, 9/23 from Noon – Register for Zoom:
Think of Yom Kippur as if going to a museum (with reluctant family members). Spending hours until coming to the end hungry, bored, and overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Join us for a conversation on how great art can inspire us to reflect on our life, our purpose, and our identity. In partnership with the Stroum JCC.

Finding Our Voices: High Holidays Series
September 24, October 1, 12-1:00, and October 6, 7-8 pm
Taught by Rabbi Samuel Klein, Jewish Federation, and Beth Huppin, Jewish Family Service. Featuring musical artist Chava Mirel. More information here.

2020 Virtual Voices for Humanity Luncheon
Friday, 9/25 from Noon
2020 Voices for Humanity Award Recipient: David Alhadeff
Join us for our Virtual 2020 Voices for Humanity Luncheon as we reaffirm our commitment to teach every generation the timely lessons of the Holocaust.
NEW! Thanks to our generous Restaurant Partners, you can order lunch to pick up on September 25 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Holocaust Center for Humanity. Support the Center while giving back to these local businesses: Dingfelder’s Delicatessen, Elemental Pizza, Geraldine’s Counter, Sano Cafe, Schmaltzy’s Delicatessen, and Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen & Bakery.

H2R Event
Sunday, 10/4 from 7 – 8:25pm
Our principal speaker will be Susan Enfield, Superintendent of the Highline School District, who will talk about the impact of homelessness on student learning, in the time of COVID.    We are very excited about her participation.  We will also have some remarks from Sandy Lowe, Director of Emergency Services at Jewish Family Services on what they are seeing and doing for H2R existing and new clients.

America & the Holocaust Lunch-and-Learn Registration – Choose one, two or all three
Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany
Tuesday, 10/6 from Noon-1pm
With Dr. John McManus, Military Historian and author of Hell Before Their Very Eyes. Dr. McManus will shed new light on the experiences of American soldiers who liberated or witnessed concentration camps, drawing on the rich blend of archival sources and firsthand accounts.
Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
Tuesday, 10/13 from Noon-1pm
With Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and author of Rescue Board. In January 1944, facing mounting public pressure and pressure within his administration to do more to aid European Jews, President Franklin Roosevelt created a new government agency, the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution.
Atrocity Pictures: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and the Hollywood Studio System Before 1948
Tuesday, 10/20 from Noon-1pm
With Dr. Steven Carr, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and author of Hollywood and Antisemitism.  Much of the discussion about Hollywood and antisemitism assumes antisemitism came out of Hollywood. Less attention has considered antisemitism directed toward Hollywood. This informal Q&A will discuss how allegations of Jewish control over Hollywood helped shape popular depictions of Nazism and the Holocaust in mainstream Hollywood film.

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