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5 Jewelers – Outside Jewelry Sale
Sunday, August 29th from 12 – 5pm
I know you all of be wanting to get out of the house and do something fun and safe. Come to an outdoor jewelry sale this Sunday featuring 5 artists. There will be jewelry, fabric art, and homemade Judaica.
For my address, DM me and I will get it to you. Please feel free to forward this to friends with the same request for some privacy with my address.
Hope to see you there.
Andrew Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Scholarship Applications Open
Give your child the life-changing gift of Jewish overnight summer camp! Apply for a need-based scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Find out more, apply.
KETUBOT – by Joan Lite Miller
(206) 295-6837 / Joanlitemiller@gmail.com
Contact me for samples.
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: email@example.com.
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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Bim Bam Baby! Is Back This Fall
Join PJ Library® this fall for Bim Bam Baby!: developmentally appropriate, lively songs, and activities with your little one. Starting after High Holidays.
Book: Inside the Torah – Narrative, Interpretation, and Mystical Meanings by Rabbi Charna S. Klein
God gave the Torah to Moses and our ancestors at Mount Sinai thousands of years ago, and we’ve been studying it ever since. Rabbi Charna S. Klein continues the tradition in this scholarly work, interpreting the Torah’s fifty-four chapters in Inside the Torah.
Klein presents interpretations from ancient Sages to modern commentators and adds original rabbinic interpretations on important topics such as creation, evolution, societal development, gender, sexual diversity, and more. The author also applies scientific lenses, including cultural, archeological, physical and medical anthropology to explicate hidden meanings in the Biblical text.
If you are interested in purchasing a book without shipping charges, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosh Hashanah Basket Delivery
Help us deliver Rosh Hashanah baskets to our neighbors in need! Sign up for a delivery shift (lots of routes available!) for Sunday, August 29.
Home Delivery Driver
Once a month, home delivery drivers pick up pre-made bags of groceries and make contact-free deliveries to community members in need. These food bank shifts are available Mondays and Wednesdays between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and/or on the third Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Open routes: Capitol Hill and the University District (starting in September). Email email@example.com.
Shabbat Meal Delivery
Twice a month, Shabbat meal delivery drivers pick up pre-made meals from UW Hillel and make contact-free deliveries to community members in need. Pick-ups are between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. We are currently in need of a regular volunteer for our West Seattle route and a volunteer substitute in the neighborhoods of Lynnwood/Shoreline and Capitol Hill in August. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our food bank team is in search of volunteers to support our summertime Sunday farmer’s market gleaning efforts. Volunteers meet at the Broadway Farmers Market on Capitol Hill and collect, transport, and sort gleaned produce at the end of the market day. Volunteers should be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Find out more and sign up for a volunteer shift here.
Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic
The Library at the Jewish Theological Seminary has partnered with Collecting These Times: American Jewish Experiences of the Pandemic, an interactive website and digital repository for collections that document the diverse ways in which American Jewish individuals and communities are experiencing, responding, and adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic. Collecting These Times is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the Council of American Jewish Museums.
Our focus is on the Conservative Jewish community in North America, which is why we are reaching out to synagogues affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Check out JTS’s contributions to this repository, also available through our own Digital Collections page. You can also search for your synagogue’s website in our web archive.
The next stage of this project involves conducting oral history interviews. We are currently seeking participants to be interviewed for 30-60 minutes about their experience of the pandemic, particularly as it relates to their Jewish identity and practice.
Please share this call for participation with your congregants, clergy, and lay leaders. We welcome all stories and experiences!
If you would like to get involved with the oral history project, or would like to submit other types of documents for our digital archive, please contact us at email@example.com.
You can also feel free to get in touch with me directly with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Changemakers Fellowship
Are you 20 to 24? Looking for career development, networking opportunities, and to make a difference? Federation’s Jewish Changemakers Fellowship is a three-week, interactive, online leadership experience. Stipend: $350. Two sessions offered: June 7-24 and July 12-29. Sign up to receive the application link when it goes live April 21.
2021 Shabbat Meal Delivery Program
Help bring a delicious meal plus the spirit of Shabbat to those in need! We are in search of volunteer drivers for routes in Lake City, West Seattle, Bothell/Mill Creek, Shoreline and Northgate. Substitute drivers are needed as well! Meals will need to be picked from Hillel UW between 9 -11 a.m. two Fridays per month between January and June. You can also read more about this program in a recent blog post. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in a route or becoming a substitute.
Become a Professional Mentor for Refugees & Immigrants
Mentors help support and coach highly-skilled individuals in reestablishing their careers in the U.S. Mentees in the program have advanced degrees and years of experience in a professional field. The benefits of a one-on-one relationship include expansion of professional networks, trust with an industry expert and the opportunity to learn from one another. Interested? Learn more about the program here and get involved for 2021.
Camp Scholarship Applications Open
Give your child the gift of Jewish overnight summer camp. Applications are now open for 2021 need-based camp scholarships. We are hopeful that camps will open this coming summer to provide your kids with a memorable experience in a safe environment.
Tikvah Online Academy
It’s the first time they offered an online version of their seminars. The seminars are taught mostly by university professors with TA’s attached to facilitate the courses, all who have expertise in the topics taught. It’s not stuff that will be covered in Hebrew School, Jewish Day School, or in any secular/public school. The topics are deeply impactful & not ideological nor political. There is a course strand in Zionism for deeper understanding of it. All courses really do demand parental involvement for 7 & 8th graders, but high schoolers and gap year students can do it on their own. Students can apply online on the website.
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.
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 https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/search?query=9781480892941.
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.
Parent Coaching Sessions Available
Being a teenager can be hard—and so can being a parent of one, especially during a global crisis. Everyone deserves a little extra support right now, and we’re excited to start offering virtual Parent Coaching sessions (1-3 available) facilitated by our Teen & Young Adult Therapist, Dr. Lena Neufeld.
These free sessions are designed for parents and caregivers of teens and young adults. Over the course of your sessions, we’ll explore managing COVID-related stress and coping, strengthening communication skills and navigating peer and romantic relationships.
If you are interested in this new offering, please begin the intake process by emailing Dr. Neufeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a voicemail at (206) 338-1638.
Schooling From Home: Navigating Stress for Parents & Caregivers
Schooling from home doesn’t come with a manual, and can be a stressful experience for both parents and children. Here are some tips for parents and caregivers on how to navigate stress, anxiety and worry when it comes to virtual learning.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 206-525-6378 To fill out our online volunteer application, go to: //nestseattle.org/volunteer-opportunities/apply-to-be-a-volunteer/
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.
Kids Book Fest: Ezra’s Invisible Backpack
Thursday, 9/9 from 5:00pm
Join the Stroum JCC for a Zoom program for elementary-aged children to help them prepare for returning to school. Authors Dina Rock and Hannah Cohen will read their book, Ezra’s Invisible Backpack, and lead a discussion with students.
Rosh Hashanah Cooking Demo: Live from London! Middle Eastern Cooking w/ Honey & Co.
Sunday, 9/12 from 11 am
$7-10 virtual ticket | $35 w/book
If Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov, Adeena Sussman, and Israeli flavors are your calling card, meet the new tastemakers of Middle Eastern cuisine. Join us for a virtual cooking demonstration with the James Beard Award-winning, London-based Israeli chef couple from Honey & Co., Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. They’ll share holiday recipes for feta and honey cheesecake and figs with manour cheese from their new Middle Eastern cookbook, “Chasing Smoke,” while sharing stories and culinary culture collected from their travels to five Middle Eastern cities. Sponsored by Samis Foundation.
Lunch & Learn: More Than Any Child Should Know
Tuesday, 9/14 from Noon
The Holocaust Center for Humanity has developed a graphic novel based on Holocaust survivor Steve Adler’s experience during the Kindertransport. Join co-authors Paul Regelbrugge and Julia Thompson, artist Sean Dougherty, and Barbara West, Steve Adler’s daughter, as they explore the process of taking Steve’s story from concept to reality.
Virtual Cinema: ASIA
Household tickets: $10-12
Israeli “it” girl actress, Shira Haas (of Netflix’s SHTISEL and UNORTHODOX) stars in this poignant, award-winning Israeli drama about a rebellious teen and her free-spirited mother. Part of our fall Virtual Cinema Series! Watch anytime during the week-long streaming window: Sat, Sept 18, at 8 pm, until Sat, Sept 26, at 8 pm
Holocaust Center for Humanity Upcoming Lunch-and-Learn programs
Learning starting at Noon
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos with author Judy Batalion
Ordinary Men Revisited Three Decades Later with author Christopher Browning
Restitution After WWII: Suing Hitler’s Business Partners with Professor Michael Bazyler, Chapman University
Sponsored by HomeStreet Bank. (This is a Legal presentation with 1 CLE credit available).
“That is 800 children”: Nazi Germany, the United States, and (Dismantling) Global Anti-Blackness with Dr. Emanuela Kucik
My Family’s Story: Survival, Escape, and Immigration with Daphna Robon
The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed with Dr. Wendy Lower.
Introduction to Judaism Class
Class will meet on Zoom on Sundays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm beginning on October 3 and running through the end of March for a total of 21 sessions. Full schedule and Zoom links will be provided to registrants closer to the start of the course.
COST: This class is offered for a sliding tuition scale of $180 – $540 and includes all books and materials. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.
The Washington Coalition of Rabbis presents a comprehensive, online Introduction to Judaism class series. Open to all, regardless of affiliation. Each class in the series will be taught by a different rabbi.
Book Fest Live: Mark Oppenheimer
Sunday, 10/10 from 4:00pm In-person
Tickets: $10-15 | FREE with book purchase ($35)
Join us for an in-person Book Fest event live at the SJCC theater! We are excited to have our first live author talk at the J since 2019 as journalist and “Unorthodox Podcast” host Mark Oppenheimer discusses his powerful new book about the Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy and triumph. Followed by book signing and photos with the author.
Welcome Back Concert: A special free concert from MOR to thank our friends and supporters
Sunday, 11/7 from 5:30pm at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
This special Welcome Back Concert, free to the community, is our way of thanking all of you for persevering with us through a most challenging time. The program sparkles with some of MOR’s most exciting repertoire, reconnecting you with the amazing artistry of some of your favorite MOR performers. You’ll hear new songs that Lori Laitman and Tom Cipullo created for us, inspired by the perseverance of the ginkgo tree that survived devastation to sprout anew; Cabaret songs from Terezín that prisoners wrote and sang under the noses of their Nazi captors; and Polina Nazaykinskaya’s Haim – a tribute to David Arben, who survived seven labor and concentration camps thanks to his violin and went on to an illustrious career in America. And more!
For your safety and comfort
Because Covid-19 remains present in our communities, we are planning our live concerts in a cautious manner with safety protocols that include reduced seating capacity, audience distancing, masking and vaccination requirements. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our audience, performers and staff. Circumstances continue to evolve almost daily, and we’re prepared to make changes or take any additional steps that become necessary.
You may reserve up to two tickets per household beginning Monday, September 20, 2021.