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Prospective Member Brunch
Children's Education 5775
Prospective Member Brunch   We extend a warm and hearty welcome to prospective KHN members to join us for a delicious brunch at a member's home in Capital Hill on Sunday, November 16th  from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Come get to know us and ask all the questions you wish. Rabbi Zari Weiss, congregational leadership and some KHN members will be present to talk about KHN and hear from you. Click here to reserve your spot. Members please do let your friends and colleagues know about this great opportunity!
Children's Education 5775   Welcome to the our 2014-2015 year of Kol HaNeshamah's exciting, innovative education program.
Each year we think about how best to transmit to our children all that we hope they will learn about Judaism, as they grow into honorable, thoughtful human beings, who are able to draw on Jewish teachings and practices as they help to make this world a better place. Registration materials are now available. Sign up early for the early bird rates.  Students' families must be members of Kol HaNeshamah in order to be enrolled in our education program. Information is available on our Children's Education pages. You can register on line here.

Kol HaNeshamah

Welcome

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.

Services:

  • 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 KHN electronic mailing list email info@khnseattle.org. In the subject line type, " Please add me to  your emailing list" and in the body of the email please include your full name.

 

Services

Come Join Us

Shabbat evening Services and Pot Luck Friday, November 7th
Tot Shabbat at 6:15 pm
Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm

Potluck immediately following the service: Please bring vegetarian or dairy/fish (no shellfish) and no nuts, thank you!

At Alki UCC, 6115  SW Hinds St, Seattle, WA 98116

Shabbat Morning Services and Kiddush Luncheon, Saturday, November 8th
9:30 am Torah Study
9:30 am Out of the Box!
10:45 am Shabbat Morning Service
Bar Mitzvah of Avi Caspe-Dezter

At 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 rabbi@khnseattle.org.  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
Email: rabbi@khnseattle.org

Sheila Abrahams, Executive Director
Telephone: 206-935-1590
Email: execdir@khnseattle.org

Cynthia Barrientos, School Administrator
Telephone: 206-713-9905
email: khneducator@khnseattle.org

   

Upcoming Events

NOV
04

11.04.2014 16:30 - 18:00
Hebrew School

NOV
05

11.05.2014 19:00 - 21:00
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

NOV
07

11.07.2014 18:15 - 18:45
Tot Shabbat

NOV
07

11.07.2014 19:00 - 21:00
Friday Evening Services & Potluck

NOV
08

11.08.2014
Avi Caspe-Dezter Bar Mitzvah

NOV
08

11.08.2014 09:30 - 10:30
Torah Study

NOV
08

11.08.2014 09:30 - 11:30
Out of the Box!

NOV
08

11.08.2014 10:45 - 13:15
Shabbat Morning Services & Kiddush Lunch