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U of WA / Village Condo for Rent
Ravenna House, 2211 NE 54th St Seattle, WA 981051/2 mile from University Village. Available August 1st 2021
Spacious 1004 sq. Ft, 3rd (top) floor corner unit, with unique wall of windows overlooking Ravenna Park• 1 bedroom, with dressing room, 1 bath.• Enclosed deck is an ideal bonus space that can be used as a home office. • Well designed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, under counter lighting and an eating bar to the formal dining room.• Full dining room, living room with fireplace.• Full view of Mt Rainier from bedroom and living room windows. • Ideally located close to all city amenities and a short walk to the University of Washington & Children’s Hospital, University Village Shopping Center, Ravenna Park and Burke-Gillman walking and bicycle trail. • Lots of “in” unit storage, including 2 large closets, plus a storage closet in the garage area. • Spacious parking spot in common secure garage.• Across street from bus stops. • Close to UW light rail.• No pets • $1900 per month, payable in advance and $600 security deposit. Renter pays electricity and internet. Move in fee $200 payable to the building.• 206-390-5944 206-399-5599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to Sublease
Hello, I am Olga. I used to live in Seattle and worked at Children’s Hospital. I moved back to Maryland in 2014.
I am going to Seattle at the end of summer. My tentative dates are July 20th through August 24th. I am looking to rent 3 bedroom furnished house for me, my 2 kids and our nanny. Eastside and/or Seattle wouldn’t make a difference. My budget is $4500.
If you know of anyone who is traveling during that time and/or has a house to rent, please reach out. I am happy to provide references and etc.
Please note, I don’t keep strict kosher, and ideally I’d prefer a kitchen without rigorous kashrut requirements. If you do keep kosher kitchen, I am happy to get my own pots/pants to use during my stay. If you have any leads, please email me email@example.com.
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.
Condominium Downtown Seattle
This condo is on the 26th floor of the Olive 8 Hyatt hotel on the corner of 8th and Olive, in the center of downtown Seattle. Unit is west facing with excellent views of downtown and Elliot Bay Waterfront. Beautiful and modern design with hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances, fridge, oven microwave, cooktop and a dishwasher. A 700 square foot, one bedroom condo. Washer & Dryer in the unit. One designated storage room. Designated parking spot in the covered garage with an Electric Vehicle Charging Plug (EVC). A 24 hour concierge.
Rent is $2,500 per month, 1st month rent in advance, $1000 security deposit. One year lease. Unit is available as of Feb 1st 2021. The condo association does charge a $600 move in fee. Tenant only pays electricity. No pets or smoking allowed. Contact Bernice # 206-390-5944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also feel free to get in touch with me directly with any questions at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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.
Beit Cafe Book Club!
Sunday, 6/27 from 10 am
Ever wanted to read a Hebrew novel in the original but needed a guide? Join Rabbi Samuel Klein, Federation Director of Jewish Engagement, and Israeli educator Dikla Kafka for a special book club to celebrate Hebrew Book Week. We’ll have an energetic conversation about award-winning novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s The Tunnel.
For Look or a Touch
Sunday, 6/27 from 5 pm
Music of Remembrance presents an online concert, For a Look or a Touch, an all-new production by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. For a Look or a Touch is the only major musical work addressing Nazi persecution of homosexuals.
How to Use the “Master’s Tools”…Or Not with Kendell Pinkney
Tuesday, 6/29 from Noon
Among the many critical social issues that have filled the headlines over the past years, the push for financial reparations (to address the enduring legacy of American slavery) among some activists has become a hot-button topic that has garnered much debate. While it is impossible to settle such a complex matter, what ideas might Jewish text offer us in our wrestling with such a complex issue?
Kendell Pinkney is a Brooklyn based theatre-maker, Jewish-life consultant, and rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was recently featured in Saturday Night Seder and on the Crooked Media podcast, Unholier than Thou. His collaborative works have been presented at venues such as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, the 14th St. Y, and Two River Theatre, to name a few. In addition to his creative work, he is the rabbinic intern for the Jewish arts and culture organizations Reboot and LABA, and serves on the Spiritual Direction team at Ammud: The Jews of Color Torah Academy.
Sip & Learn 2021: Exploring the Intersections of Antisemitism & Racism
Thursday, 7/15 from 6:00-7:15pm | Zoom (link provided upon registration)
The Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Ambassadors for Change invite you to our second annual Sip & Learn Fundraiser! Grab your favorite beverage and join your fellow young professionals (20s-40s) on July 15 to learn, build community, and take action.
We are pleased to host a panel of subject matter experts on this year’s important topic: The Intersections of Antisemitism & Racism. Together we will explore how can Holocaust history can help inform contemporary anti-racism.
Live Stream Ticket + Digital Album: The L’eila Recording Project from Joey Weisenberg
Wednesday, 7/28 from 4:00pm (Pacific Time)
Ten years after releasing his first collection of original songs, Joey Weisenberg enters the studio again to record L’eila, an album of new melodies set to ancient Hebrew prayers, giving fresh musical expression to the most powerful words from timeless Jewish tradition. As the world turned inward this year, melodies poured out. Joey is excited to invite you into the next stage of his creative exploration: a live broadcast from the studio of the final night of recording with percussionist Richie Barshay and bassist Daniel Ori.
Tickets start at $18/person. Please consider helping us cover our significant production costs by paying at one of these suggested levels: $100, $360, $720, $1800, $3600 or more. Tickets purchased for any amount over $100 will be considered an album sponsorship. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about perks for sponsors.
Buy Now $18 USD or more
This live stream is hosted on Bandcamp, and requires a free Bandcamp fan account to view. A replay of this stream will be available for 24 hours.
Preparing for the High Holidays: What does it mean to “Return?
Wednesdays, August 11, 18, and 25 from 12:00-12:50pm
A main theme of Elul, the month of preparation for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, is t’shuvah, usually translated as repentance, but literally translated as “return.” After more than a year of upheaval on so many levels, we approach the holidays thinking deeply about a “return” to inner honest truths about our lives and our communities. What does it mean to “return” when, in fact, the world has changed dramatically and so have we, each in our own unique ways? Join JFS Jewish educator, Beth Huppin, in an interactive exploration of Jewish texts that explore “return” and what that might mean this year for each of us and for our communities. No previous knowledge is required. Each class stands on its own. All are welcome. No charge.