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Purim Gala 2015
Annual Campaign
KHN Shearim
Purim Gala 2015 Kol HaNeshamah's Annual Gala Fundraiser and Purim Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Registration is available here. Childcare Registration is available here. Childcare must be requested by no later than February 16th.
We are looking forward to another wonderful fun-filled evening this year!  
Annual Campaign It is not too late to donate to KHN's Annual Campaign! Your donation will be matched by a KHN donor family through January 31st. Many thanks to everyone who donated before December 31st as your donation was TRIPLED by a generous commitment from the KHN Board and our donor family who are all committed to the future of our progressive, open tent synagogue community.  
KHN Shearim   At the High Holy Days we announced that we are embarking on an all encompassing  evaluation, called Shearim, Gateways to the future. We hired consultant Laura Pierce to guide us through this process and recently solicited input at our Skating Party and at our Chanukah party. Everyone is going to be asked to participate. The Shearim committee has met three times and developed a timeline for strategic planning between now and June 2015.  We are currently in the listening/information gathering phase.

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.

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.



Come Join Us

Shabbat evening Service led by Hebrew Students with Youth Ensemble and Pot Luck Friday,  February 6th
Tot Shabbat at 6:15 pm
A little light nosh before the service 6:30 pm
Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm: Service is being led by our Hebrew School students, accompanied by our Youth Ensemble.

Potluck at 7:45 pm: Please bring vegetarian or dairy/fish (no shellfish) and absolutely no nuts, thank you!

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

Shabbat Morning Services, Saturday,February 7th
9:30 am Torah Study
9:30 am Out of the Box!
10:45 am Shabbat Morning Service

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!

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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