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Eruv is  UP  for Shabbat Dec 3rd

                                 this is island synagogue

 

 

Shabbat 101 - Rabbi Nissan Kornfeld - January 7, 2017

Feel disconnected at services?


Come to  Shabbat 101 and find practical relvance of Shabbat observance.

 

Go to Shabbbat 101 For more information.

shabbat prayer book guide

There may be areas in the Shabbat prayer service that individuals do not understand or with which they are not familiar. Reading through the Shabbat Prayer Book Guide may answer many of those questions.  It is hoped that this guide can be a source to greater understanding and a more meaningful involvement in Shabbat prayer ritual.

Click here or visit the Documents page of this website (accessible by members) to view the guide. A limited number of hardcover books are available for sale for $23. To purchase, please contact the office at office@islandsynagogue.org or 206-275-1539.

Donations are also welcome. Click here to visit our Donations page.

Rosh chodesh lessons - simple truths

Rebbetzin Devorah Kornfeld is excited to invite interested women to the Rosh Chodesh series, Simple Truths. Over the course of seven months, we will explore core insights and values that have formed the cornerstone of Jewish teachings for millennia.

Simple Truths presents not only the beauty of our Torah’s ancient wisdom, but its seamless application to the challenges and ups and downs of modern life. It uncovers insights that anchor us, empower us, and guide us in times of doubt and uncertainty, giving us the confidence and know-how to navigate life’s most difficult challenges.

Date:           Once a month on WEDNESDAY evenings
Time:          7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:   The Friendship Circle Office
                    2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

For more information and to register email: RoshChodeshMI@gmail.com

Registration fee: $ 75 includes textbook

Lesson 2   Where Pleasure Meets Purpose                         Jan 4, 2017

Lesson 3   Creation Revisited                                              Feb. 1, 2017

Lesson 4   The Beauty of the Struggle                             March 1, 2017

Lesson 5   Overcoming Limitation                                 March 29, 2017

Lesson 6   To Love Another                                              April 26, 2017

Lesson 7   Joy Revealed                                                    May 24, 2017

…is on Mercer Island!  A Series of 7 classes,
Thursday Mornings, November 3rd through December 22nd
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(No class on Thanksgiving November 24th)

In the Social Hall at Island Synagogue
Island Crest Way and SE 47
th Street, Mercer Island

Zumba is perfect for everybody and every body. Zumba takes the "work" out of workout, mixing low- and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are like “exercise in disguise.”

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy—and a serious dose of awesome!

We are fortunate to have Jessica Low as our Zumba teacher


Jessica is a choreographer, dancer, actor, singer, director and youth educator in musical theatre. Jessica received the 2014 Gregory Award (recognizing contributions to Seattle Theatre) for Outstanding Choreography; you may have seen Jessica’s work recently in The Sound of Music at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and productions at Seattle Musical Theatre and Village Theatre. She has taught Zumba at Island Synagogue for a year.

Special early 7-class series rate is only $35 (that’s just $5 per class!) Drop-ins are $7 per class.

Tell your friends… Open to all women
Registration and information at ZUMBA / 206.275.1539

coming events

  • Rabbi Kornfeld's Class
    Monday, Dec 12th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Kornfeld gives a class each week on Mondays on different topics. These classes are free and open to the Jewish community to attend.

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  • Talmud Class
    Thursday, Dec 15th 12:00p to 1:00p
    A textual study of Jewish civil law. Classes are in English. No prior study of Talmud is needed, just a will to learn. Congregation Shevet Achim, 8685 SE 47th Street, Mercer Island Led by: Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

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  • Rabbi Kornfeld's Class
    Monday, Dec 19th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Rabbi Kornfeld gives a class each week on Mondays on different topics. These classes are free and open to the Jewish community to attend.

    MORE INFO

  • Talmud Class
    Thursday, Dec 22nd 12:00p to 1:00p
    A textual study of Jewish civil law. Classes are in English. No prior study of Talmud is needed, just a will to learn. Congregation Shevet Achim, 8685 SE 47th Street, Mercer Island Led by: Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

    MORE INFO

  • Rosh Chodesh Lesson 2: Where Pleasure Meets Purpose
    Wednesday, Jan 4th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Where Pleasure Meets Purpose It is only natural to want to enjoy life’s pleasures. At the same time, all the pleasures on earth cannot satisfy our inner craving for deeper meaning and purpose. How are we to balance our inner tug toward all things pleasurable with our human need for meaning and spirituality? Are these desires mutually exclusive? Can they ever align in pursuit of a common goal? This lesson explores the intersection of these two potent human needs, to extract secrets to wholesome living fr

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Today's Calendar

Shacharit: 7:00a
Nightfall: 5:10p

Tomorrow's Calendar

Shacharit: 7:00a
Candle Lighting: 3:59p
Mincha/Maariv: 4:04p
Nightfall: 5:10p

Friday Night

Candle Lighting: 3:59p
Mincha/Maariv: 4:04p
Nightfall: 5:10p

Shabbat Day

Shacharit: 9:30a
Mincha/Maariv: 3:49p
Shabbos Ends: 5:10p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Rabbi Kornfeld's Weekly Class
  Monday, Dec 12 7:30p
Zumba for women 11/3-12/22
  Thursday, Dec 15 9:00a
Talmud Class
  Thursday, Dec 15 12:00p
Rabbi Kornfeld's Weekly Class
  Monday, Dec 19 7:30p
Zumba for women 11/3-12/22
  Thursday, Dec 22 9:00a

Parshat Vayetzei

Shabbat, Dec 10

Candle Lighting

Friday, Dec 9, 3:59p

Erev Chanukah & Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Dec 24

 

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