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Prom Night 2014
Give Big 2014
Camping Shabbat 2014
Prom Night 2014 Yes it has arrived! KHN's major fundraiser is announced... and we are going to the Prom! Join us for a memorable evening at The Prom with dinner, dancing and a silent auction on Sunday, May 4th 2014, from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South, Seattle, WA 98144. Have the Prom you always wanted! RSVP by April 25th (newly updated) at $50 or after for $65. Sign up here! Childcare is available- register here!
Give Big 2014       Kol HaNeshamah is participating in The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign. Please make a generous donation to KHN on May 6, 2014 via their website, and your gift will be stretched by a prorated portion of the matching funds provided by sponsors! KHN appreciates your support!  
Camping Shabbat 2014       Kol HaNeshamah Camping Shabbat Program July 25-27 2014 SAVE the DATE! Shabbat-by-the-Shore 2014 is set for Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27 at Dosewallips State Park on the Olympic Peninsula. Reservations will be starting soon. For more information contact Matt Siegel,

Kol HaNeshamah


Kol HaNeshamah— West Seattle's Progressive Synagogue Community

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.

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Come Join Us

Friday Shabbat Services and Potluck, May 2nd

Tot Shabbat 6:15-6:45 pm
Shabbat Service 7:00 pm
Potluck Dinner following the service
(vegetarian, kosher fish, no shellfish, no nuts -thank you. Please list on a note card, attached to your dish, all of the ingredients of the items that you bring to potluck.)

Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday Shabbat Morning Services, May 3rd

9:30-10:30 am Torah Study
9:45-12 noon Shabbat Morning Service
Christie Shearer and Danny Rousso will be called to the Torah for an aliyah in celebration of their upcoming wedding
Potluck Luncheon

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


Upcoming Events


Religious Life Committee Meeting


04.26.2014 19:00 - 21:00
Group Meditative Singing


Yom HaShaoh


04.29.2014 16:30 - 18:00
Hebrew School


04.29.2014 18:15 - 19:30
Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program


04.30.2014 18:30 - 20:00
Education Committee Meeting


05.02.2014 18:15 - 18:45
Tot Shabbat


05.02.2014 19:00 - 21:00
Friday Evening Services & Potluck