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Tikkun Olam Day
Shavuot 2016
Pride Shabbat at KHN
KHN's 13th Anniversary Shabbat Services
Tikkun Olam Day Join Kol HaNeshamah as we celebrate our 13th Anniversary with our Tikkun Olam project on June 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Duwamish Substation, on the Duwamush River with EarthCorps and Seattle City Light.
Shavuot 2016   Tikkun Leil Shavuot A Night of Torah, Tales, and Treats on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in the Sanctuary at KHN. The holiday of Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai.  The word Shavuot means "weeks"; its name comes from the fact that it falls on the 50th day of the counting of the Omer, a measure of grain that began on the second night of Passover.
Pride Shabbat at KHN Pride Shabbat this year is being held at KHN, 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116 on Friday, June 17, 2016 There will be a pre-oneg, Service and a light Va'ad kosher supper. Everyone is welcome. REGISTER HERE!!
KHN's 13th Anniversary Shabbat Services
Kol HaNeshamah invites you to join us in worship and celebration as we celebrate our Bar/t Mitzvah, our 13th anniversary as a progressive synagogue community on Saturday, June 18 at 10:45 a.m. 
Pot luck kiddush luncheon follows the service. Please email Nanette at with a dish
(dessert, drinks, salad, main dish) you can bring that serves 8. No meat, no shellfish, no nuts- thank you!

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, June 3, Shabbat Evening Service and potluck, 7 pm

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, nut free- thank you!)
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday, June 4,  Shabbat Morning Service, 10:45 am

Torah Study 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service 10:45 am

At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle, WA 98116


Friday, June 17, Pride Shabbat Evening Service and catered Va'ad certified light buffet dinner
Please rsvp for light dinner here.

Tot Shabbat 6:15 p.m.
Pre-Neg (Community Provided) 6:15 p.m.
Shabbat Services 7:00 p.m.
Va'ad Certified dinner follows- please rsvp here.

At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday, June 18, KHN 13th Anniversary Shabbat Morning Service, 10:45 a.m. and potluck

Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service 10:45 a.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


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