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North Mercer Island QFC: Purim and Pesach News
Pareve Pas Yisroel Hamantaschen will soon be available at the North Mercer Island QFC. You can place orders by calling Lorena in the bakery department: (206) 230-0745. The QFC also stocks Pareve Pas Yisroel Melt-away babka, macaroons, raspberry rugelach, chocolate rugelach and black and white cookies.
The North Mercer Island QFC will again be offering meat, poultry and freshly ground gefilte fish for Pesach. Please get your orders in as soon as possible. The meat and kosher deli departments request that your orders are placed either in person or by calling. This year there will be no order forms.
Kosher Meat/Poultry/Fish Orders: (206) 230-0745. Press 2, then 1 for the Meat Department
Kosher Deli, Steve Hartholz, Direct Line: (206) 336-0308

Ella Wylen is selling Girl Scout Cookies
Girls are not allowed to knock on doors this year or sell at booths in the grocery stores as usual because of the pandemic, but we are allowed to arrange for no contact delivery of pre-paid cookies ordered through her website (click the link below, and be sure to watch her convincing sales pitch video!). We’d be happy to deliver to shul or to individual homes that are nearby.
Click on the link to get some!

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

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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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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 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.

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.

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 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

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.

26th Seattle Jewish Film Festival “Re-Zooms” March 4-18
We are excited to announce that the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) will “re-zoom” in March, bringing our community virtually together again for a celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life through streaming cinema and conversation! Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement and tickets on sale in February.

The Crime of Complicity: Law and the Bystander from the Holocaust to Today
Tuesday, 3/9 from Noon-1pm PT – Open to All
1 Washington State Bar CLE Credit Available
Speaker: Amos Guiora, Professor of Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Join the Holocaust Center for Humanity and Washington State legal professionals for a special virtual Lawyers CLE program & Lunch-and-Learn with Professor Amos Guiora: “The Crime of Complicity: Law and the Bystander from the Holocaust to Today.” In addressing the bystander from the perspective of a crime of omission, one of the most important questions is whether we are examining a legal or ethical dilemma.
Professor Guiora proposes that the most appropriate lens is that of a strict legal examination; others suggest this as an ethical dilemma. In his talk, Professor Guiora will address this conflict by presenting the competing tensions between law and ethics.
In addition to legal professionals, this program is open to the public and is a part of the Holocaust Center’s weekly Lunch-and-Learn series.

In the Wings with the Jewish Caucus, Part 2
Thursday, 3/11 from 7:00pm
Join us for a unique and intimate opportunity to talk with leaders in the Washington State Legislature Jewish Caucus about the most current education issues. With Representative Gerry Pollet, Senator Lisa Wellman, and Senator Claire Wilson.

Hear Me! Stand With Me!  Session #2: Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ+ in the Abrahamic Faiths
Sunday, 3/14 from 2:00-4:30pm – Free on Zoom
More Information.  
Join us to hear the personal stories of 7 members of the LGBTQ+ community who are clergy and leaders active in their Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. How have they experienced and dealt with the challenges of racism and prejudice? What are their hopes and challenges and how might they help us to become allies and learn to work together for our common good? This event will include two breakout sessions to reflect on the stories and interact more personally with the presenters.

Passover Virtual Cooking Demonstration
Tuesday, 3/16 from 5:00pm – Free
With Award-winning Chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov.
Learn to make Charoset, Mina with Ground Beef, Cardamom and Coffee, and another dish being announced soon with Michael Solomonov, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Zahav, the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Restaurant. He will dazzle in this virtual cooking event.  Event link, password, and recipes will be sent before the event.

Learn About Hand-in-Hand
Wednesday, 3/17 from 9:00am
Hand-in-Hand: the Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel invites you to learn about the organization’s work creating integrated schools for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.

Pesach Food Offerings from Wolf & Spice
Seder kit and more. Ordering will be open and available through Thursday, March 18th at 9am.

JFS Community of Caring Virtual Event
Friday, 4/9 from Noon-12:45pm
If you have questions about the event, would like to become a Virtual Table Captain or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Silver Lace Greitz, Director of Special Events, at (206) 861-3151.

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