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A UW study looking for participants who are interested in sharing about their experiences with Jewish and LGBT+ language. Individuals do not have to identify as LGBT+ to participate. We anticipate that the interview will take approximately 20-40 minutes and participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for their time. Anyone who is interested can email or complete the interest survey at and we’ll be in touch with next steps.

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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Rosh Hodesh, Shevet for Teens
The Stroum JCC invites youths to join groups—Rosh Hodesh for 8th and 9th grade girls, Shevet for 8th grade boys—providing safe spaces to explore questions of identity and society. Groups will meet on Wednesdays twice monthly, October 2020 to June 2021.

Reset & Refresh! Two 2021 Programs
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle invites young adult couples to join us for Reset & Refresh, a welcoming, reflective space for learning about Jewish life and finding community.
Choose from two programs, starting January 20 and April 14.

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.

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.

Fall 2020 Lecture Series & Course:  Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust
Weekly, Tuesdays, 4:00pm Pacific Time, October 6 – December 8
Learn more & RSVP:

Osher at the J:Climate Change and Puget Sound
Friday, 11/20 from 1:00pm
Osher at the J presents UW climatologist Nick Bond, who will share with us how Puget Sound and its marine ecosystem are likely to evolve over the coming decades, with a focus on climate change impacts.

Faces of Genocide Screening, Panel
Sunday, 11/22 from 5:00pm
Young adults are invited to join the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Ambassadors for Change as we watch the short documentary, Faces of Genocide. An engaging panel will follow the screening, with Bosnian survivor Vahidin Memic, Cambodian survivor Sam Yi, and Holocaust survivor Peter Metzelaar.

Resilience and Strength: My Mother’s Survival from Auschwitz, with Ine-Marie Van Dam
Tuesday, 11/24 from Noon-1pm PT – Link provided upon registration
Legacy Speaker, Ine-Marie van Dam, shares her mother, Ada’s, story. Ada van Esso was born in Holland to a Jewish family. After World War II began, Ada’s father planned for the family to escape Holland. He bribed officials who were to assist them in their escape, but the family was betrayed.
They were sent to a prison in Berlin, and then deported to Auschwitz in 1943. Ada left Auschwitz in 1945 on a death march. She was liberated at Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and taken to Sweden to recover.
In 2019, Ine became a Holocaust Center for Humanity Legacy Speaker. Ada lives in an assisted living facility in Seattle, where Ine visits her often and they still speak in Dutch.

2021 Teen Israel Scholarship Applications Open
Early Application Deadline – Monday, November 30
Every Jewish teen should have the opportunity to connect deeply with Israel. Make this dream come true for your teen by applying for a teen Israel experience scholarship.

Chanukah Basket Delivery (12/3, 12/4, 12/7 & 12/8)
It’s hard to believe it, but Chanukah is right around the corner! This year, we are once again putting on our Chanukah basket delivery program, and we could use your help! Sign up for a route (or multiple routes!) at this link and help us bring the festival of lights to homebound community members in need.

Ladino Day
Sunday, 12/6 from 10:00am
The 8th Annual Virtual Ladino Day will explore the intersection of Ladino and technology over the past century. Featuring UW’s Dr. Devin Naar; Rachel Amado Bortnick, founder of Ladinokomunita; and Dr. Carlos Yebra Lopéz, creator of the Ladino module on uTalk. Presented by the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and Sephardic Studies Program.

A Virtual Evening with Sigal Gavish
Tuesday, 12/8 from 7:00pm
Seattle Hadassah and the Israeli American Council invite you to join us for a virtual evening with Sigal Gavish, IAC Seattle’s new Regional Director.

Finding Our Voices: Finding the Hidden Light
Thursday, 12/10 from Noon-1:00pm – Register here
With Rabbi Samuel Klein and Beth Huppin. The very first act of Creation, as recorded in the Torah, was the creation of light. The Sages called this primordial light Ohr Ha-Ganuz, “the Hidden Light.” Just as regular light allows us to see and relate to our surroundings, the Hidden Light dispelled the initial state of darkness, when all was chaos and without form, lacking an underlying unity. This Hidden Light bound matter together with a common purpose. In our learning together, we will explore the Jewish Mystical tradition linking this ancient teaching to our lighting the Menorah, especially at this time.

The Pain of Two Homelands: The Rift Between American Jews & Israel
Sunday, 12/13 from 10:00am – on Zoom
With Dr. Tal Becker of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Free of charge
Who is Dr. Tal Becker? He is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem; a leading member of the Institute’s “Engaging Israel” series; a Legal Advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team in successive rounds of peace negotiations; a former senior fellow at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy; an alumnus of Columbia University; a winner of the Rabin Peace Prize and the 2007 Guggenheim Prize for Best International Law Book for his book, Terrorism and the State.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Samuel Klein at
The event will be recorded. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for the Federation to use this material for marketing purposes.

Stormy Seas
Streaming December 13-20
Music of Remembrance presents Stormy Seas by Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia, telling five true stories about people who braved the seas in search of safe shores, a testament to hope and courage.

Share the Light! – A Community Chanukah Celebration
Thursday, 12/17 from 8-9pm – Register here.
The evening program includes musical artists and storytellers from across the Greater Seattle community: Tony Abrams • David Kogut • Rabbi Callie Shulman • Shoshana Stombaugh • Rabbi Josh Weisman
Set up a Menorah, prepare candles for the eighth night, and join friends from across our community for a unique celebration, sharing the light of Chanukah despite our physical distance with uplifting, soulful melodies and stories to nourish the spirit!

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