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KHN Pop Up Shabbat
Annual Membership Picnic
KHN Pop Up Shabbat Join us for services at the beach on Friday night August 19 at 6 p.m.
Annual Membership Picnic       Sunday, August 28, 4:00-7:00 pm, Alki Beach Park
The Membership Committee invites you, the KHN community and prospective members to a summer BBQ at the beach. We will provide beverages, veggie burgers/dogs, buns and fixin's (salmon burgers and portobellos, too). You provide family, friends, fun and potluck side dishes (vegetarian, kosher fish, no nuts). Don't forget your blankets and chairs. An evite invitation will be mailed. If you do not receive it, please email or call 206-935-1590. Questions or volunteer to help? Call  Janel at (206) 932-2990.

Kol HaNeshamah


Kol HaNeshamah— A Progressive Synagogue Community based in West Seattle

Kol HaNeshamah is an intimate congregation with a warm approach to tradition. Shabbat is the cornerstone of our community. We meet twice a month on the first and third Friday and Saturday to worship at Alki UCC, near Alki Beach in West Seattle.

Ours is a progressive synagogue rejoicing in Torah, Avodah (Worship/Prayer), Tzedek and Tikkun (Justice and Healing) but specializing in K'hillah (Community). We attract members from all around Seattle who believe a synagogue is a place to experience the joys of Judaism. We deeply believe in inclusivity. We are young, old, families, singles, single parents, interfaith, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered.

Our Rabbi, with support from an ensemble of lay-leaders, conducts Friday night services in a welcoming musical environment. Services are followed by a community dairy and kosher fish potluck. Saturday mornings begin with study for both adults and children, followed by a Torah service for all.

Kol HaNeshamah offers a Hebrew school for children and an educational program for adults along with festive celebrations of Jewish holidays. We are also involved in Tikkun Olam activities, including support of the West Seattle Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity.

No dues or tickets are required for any of our services. If you are interested in membership, go to the membership page for details. Kol HaNeshamah is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.


  • First and third Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. followed by a community potluck.
  • Shabbat morning following first and third Friday evening service, adult and child education at 9:30 a.m. followed by Torah service at 10:30 a.m.
  • High Holy Day services and other special celebrations are held. Contact the synagogue for details.

To join our Kol HaNeshamah electronic mailing list email In the subject line type, " Please add me to  your emailing list" and in the body of the email please include your full name.

To download a copy of our Spring 2016 HaKol click here.



Come Join Us

Friday, July 15, Shabbat Evening Service and potluck dinner

NO Tot Shabbat this evening! We'll see you on August 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Shabbat Services 7:00 p.m.
Potluck following the service (Please bring a dish to serve 8, vegetarian, kosher fish, nut free- thank you!)
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday, July 16, Shabbat Morning Service

Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service 10:45 a.m.
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle, WA 98116

Friday, August 5, Shabbat Evening Service and potluck dinner

Tot Shabbat 6:15 p.m.
Shabbat Services 7:00 p.m.
Potluck following the service (Please bring a dish to serve 8, vegetarian, kosher fish, no meat, nut-free-thank you!)
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday, August 6, Shabbat Morning Service & Kiddush Luncheon
Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Stewart

Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service 10:45 a.m.
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116


Rabbi Zari Weiss

Greetings from Rabbi Zari Weiss

Shalom!  I’m delighted that you’ve found your way to our website.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself, and why I love our synagogue community.  I have been blessed to be the rabbi and spiritual leader of Kol HaNeshamah since July 2010.  Although I served two congregations previously, I took a break from congregational life and explored different ways of being a rabbi.  I studied, served, and taught something called Spiritual Direction or Spiritual Companioning, which is about being a companion to another person on their spiritual journey, which is the journey of life!  I created a non-profit organization, the purpose of which was to do organizing around issues of justice here in the Seattle Jewish community.  And I served part-time and on an interim basis at a number of congregations in the area.  I always knew that I wanted to return to congregational life, but was waiting until I found the right place, as I have at last, here at Kol HaNeshamah.  It is a great community, made up of lovely, thoughtful, insightful and creative people who are committed to cultivating meaningful Jewish lives and exploring and expanding what it means to be Jewish, and a Jewish community, in the 21st Century.  We welcome you to come and celebrate Shabbat with us, or attend a class or workshop, or share a Shabbat dinner in one of our member’s homes.  We hope that you might find that KHN is your spiritual and religious home as well, and will become a part of us.  If you’d like to talk with me further, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone at (206) 935-2366 or email at  I look forward to meeting you sometime soon!

To view the Rabbi's Blog Click Here


Staff Contacts

Rabbi Zari Weiss
Telephone: 206-935-2366

Sheila Abrahams, Executive Director
Telephone: 206-935-1590

Deborah Massarano, Jewish Educator
Telephone: 206-935-1593

Shmuel Kahlke, education administrative assistant
Telephone: 206-935-1593