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|Bet Alef Mid-Day Meditation|
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays | 12 pm – 12:30 pm
|Bet Alef Kabbalat Shabbat Services|
1st & 3rd Fridays | 7 pm | In-person and online
|Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue: Beit Midrash – Guide for the Perplexed with Rabbi Olivier|
1st and 3rd Saturdays | 10:30 am
|Congregation Kol Shalom|
Saturdays | Shabbat Morning Services | 10:15 am
One Friday a Month | Musical Kabbalat Shabbat | 5:30 pm
Shabbat Services online on YouTube
December 8 | Birthday Shabbat, Shabbat Services | 6 pm
December 9 | Shabbat Services | 10 am
|Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life|
December 8 | Tikkun Olam Shabbat | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
|Kol HaNeshamah: Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat Services |
1st and 3rd Fridays in -person and Facebook Live | 7 pm
|Temple Beth Am: Shabbat Services|
Services online on YouTube
December 8 | Kabbalat Shabbat | 6:15 pm
|Temple Beth El: Livestream Shabbat Services|
Fridays | 7:30 pm (6 pm on last Friday of each month)
Saturdays | Torah Study – 9am | Shabbat Service – 10 am
|Temple Beth Hatfiloh: Online-Only Ereev Shabbat Service|
December 22 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
|Temple B’nai Torah|
December 8 | Kabbalat Shabbat | 6:30 pm
December 9 | Shabbat Morning Service | 10:30 am
|Temple De Hirsch Sinai|
December 8 | Chanukah Soul Shabbat | 6 pm – 7 pm
December 9 | Minyan Service | 10:45 am – 12 pm
December 15 | Shabbat Shalosh | 6 pm – 7 pm
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|Jewish Together: Find Your Jewish Experience|
Your place to connect, learn and explore with your Jewish community–virtually! Use this website to discover a variety of Jewish experiences for all ages and levels.
|Stroum Jewish Community Center: What’s Happening This Week|
|American Jewish Committee (AJC): Advocacy Anywhere – Disagree Better: Uniting Against Hate and Polarization|
Over the last few years, hyper partisanship and toxic polarization have plagued America, deepening divides in our society and hindering effective problem solving. More than ever, Americans need to be able to work together to tackle our most pressing challenges, including threats posed by international bad actors and the dangerous rise of antisemitism. Join AJC and National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado for a wide-ranging conversation on the importance of NGA’s initiative, Disagree Better, and how these nationwide efforts hope to reduce partisan animosity and foster healthy debate.
December 6 | 9 am | Register
|American Jewish Committee (AJC): Advocacy Anywhere – Campus Crisis: How the U.S. Department of Education Is Fighting Antisemitism|
Since October 7, there has been a dangerous spike in antisemitism around the world. At universities across the country, Jewish students are feeling increasingly unsafe on campus. Join us for a conversation with Assistant Secretary Catherine E. Lhamon, Office for Civil Rights, and Katy Joseph, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to understand the Department of Education’s role in addressing discrimination against Jewish students and proactive efforts to counter antisemitism and related forms of hate on college campuses. Moderated by Julie Fishman, Managing Director of Policy and Political Affairs at AJC.
December 7 | 11 am | Register
|American Friends of Rabin Medical Center: Global Connections with Robert Siegel – Freedom of Speech on Campus|
With Susannah Heschel, Chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College; Kenneth Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and author of The Conflict Over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate; and Talia Dror, Student Leader of Cornellians for Israel.
December 6 | 1 pm – 2 pm | Register
|Chabad: A Taste of Talmud|
This course will give you a glimpse into the methods and workings of the Talmud. Classic Talmudic topics are learned in the traditional yeshiva style. You will also gain familiarity with the “hardware” of the Talmud page. Learnings include the layout and background of a standard Talmud page, methods of analytical thinking, Talmud’s approach to resolving conflict, and one of the most prominent Talmud sugyas (topics). Course instructor is Rabbi Baruch Epstein, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary at the Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois regional headquarters and rabbi of Congregation Bais Menachem in Chicago. Watch on demand.
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|Chabad: Rambam – One Chapter a Day|
|Chabad: Rambam – Three Chapters a Day|
|Endless Opportunities: Music Therapy with Wendy Zieve|
Music therapist Wendy Zieve will share reflections from a career focused on people with special needs, dementia, chronic pain, and more. We’ll also enjoy a hands-on demonstration experiencing the approach ourselves. At Temple De Hirsch Sinai’s Seattle Campus or livestreaming.
December 7 | 10:30 am | Register
|Holocaust Center for Humanity: Lunch & Learn – When Young People Take the First Step: Stories of Youth Coming Together Across Conflict|
Join Hannah Hochkeppel, youth peacebuilding educator, to hear stories of young people coming together across lines of difference in Jerusalem and in the United States. Learn how these courageous young leaders build trusting relationships, navigate moments of hard dialogue, and emerge ready to take action together to build more peaceful communities. Hannah Hochkeppel has served as the Global Programs Director for Kids4Peace International and the U.S. Country Director for Seeds of Peace.
December 5 | 12 pm – 1 pm | Register
|Holocaust Center for Humanity: Lunch & Learn – Combating Antisemitism with JewBelong|
The current rise in global antisemitism is startling. How can we feel safe in a world that is hostile to Judaism? And what should we do about it? In this session, we will do a deep dive into a very visible response we are seeing across American cities. In an attempt to bring the danger of antisemitism to the forefront of society’s consciousness, JewBelong launched a multimedia campaign to call it out as loudly as possible. You might have seen its bright pink ads and billboards with such eye-catching language as “Does your church need armed guards? ‘Cause our synagogue does. #EndJewHate”. How did this campaign come about and what are its goals? Join JewBelong co-founder Archie Gottesman to understand more deeply what JewBelong is doing to fight back against antisemitism.
December 12 | 12 pm – 1 pm | Register
|JDC Archives: Escape to the Andes – The Story of Mauricio Hochschild, the ‘Schindler of Bolivia’|
In this talk, authors Raúl Peñaranda and Robert Brockmann will introduce their recently published book, Escape to the Andes: The Story of Mauricio Hochschild, the “Schindler of Bolivia”. This compelling work, written in Spanish, delves into a lesser-known chapter of history, revealing how Bolivia became a refuge for approximately 12,000 European Jews escaping the horrors of the Holocaust. Drawing upon a rich array of archival sources, including materials from the JDC Archives, the book uncovers the remarkable role played by Mauricio Hochschild, a prosperous German Jewish mine owner in Bolivia, in saving these refugees. His efforts to provide sanctuary to those fleeing persecution in Europe shine a light on an overlooked facet of World War II history. This presentation promises to offer valuable insights into the actions of individuals like Mauricio Hochschild.
December 11 | 9 am | Register
|Jewish National Fund: On Demand|
Live online events to engage and connect with the land and people of Israel.
|Limmud Seattle: Limmud Seattle 2024|
Limmud Seattle 2024 will feature three distinct events, one online and two in-person. An eFestival will be held January 7, allowing participants to select sessions and join in online. On January 13, Limmud Ba’Salon will take place in private homes throughout the Greater Seattle area and will be a chance for people to gather in small, informal groups to learn, sing, dance, and create deeper connections through guided text study. The main event is an in-person Limmud on January 14 at the UW HUB.
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|Seattle Hadassah: Podcast About Breast Cancer – Listen Anytime!|
Listen to an updated podcast episode of Hadassah on Call, featuring Hadassah experts on breast cancer research and treatment.
|Washington State Jewish Historical Society: The Life of Pamela Waechter z”l – Joie de Vivre|
The Washington State Jewish Historical Society has opened a digital exhibit honoring the memory of Pamela Waechter, z”l, and her incredible legacy of loving service to our Jewish community. Exhibit generously sponsored by Iantha and Stan Sidell and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
View the Exhibit
|Washington State Jewish Historical Society: Lights in the World|
The Washington Jewish Museum announces the Lights in the World series, highlighting Jewish individuals and groups from Washington state who are making an extraordinary impact all over the world. For the first segment, we interviewed Avi Schiffmann, a self-taught web developer who grew up on Mercer Island. Avi talks about building one of the first COVID-19 tracking websites at age 17, the website for Ukrainian refugees to find shelter during the ongoing war, and his plans for the future.
Watch the Interview
|YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization|
The YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization invites students to delve into Ashkenazi Jewish life and culture during its thousand-year history in Eastern Europe and many Diasporas. The Winter Program courses explore connections between Jewish life and the national, political, philosophical, and artistic identities Jews have historically inhabited, illuminating the fact that Jews have always been influenced by, and influencers of, the cultures in which they’ve made temporary or permanent homes. Courses open to all; credit option available through Bard College. All classes on Zoom.
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|YIVO Institute for Jewish Research & Yale Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies – Remembering Vilna: The Jerusalem of Lithuania|
Remembering Vilna: The Jerusalem of Lithuania is the third installment of Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust, the only podcast dedicated to sharing the history of the Holocaust through the first-hand testimonies of survivors and witnesses.
Listen to the series
|Music of Remembrance: Raven and the Box of Daylight Every November, we observe National Native American Heritage Month, a dedicated time to honor the vibrant traditions, languages, music, and narratives of Native American, Alaska Native, and affiliated Island communities. MOR’s recent concert, Between Worlds, featured Raven and the Box of Daylight, a story holding great significance to the Tlingit people that is told through a multisensory experience integrating performances by violinist Swil Kanim of the Lummi Nation and Cherokee and Tlingit storyteller Gene Tagaban, along with stunning video projections of sculpture by renowned Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary. If you missed the performance or want to see it again, MOR offers a free video you can watch by clicking here.|
|Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre: Monsters, Magic & Mysticism Take a dive into the supernatural with two original renditions of classic folktales. In The Golem of Prague, a renowned Rebbe and a lonely woodcarver meddle with magic as they create a monster from clay. Performed by David S. Klein. In Laia and the Dybbuk, star-crossed lovers defy societal expectations, tangle with the forbidden, and wrestle with demonic possession in their efforts to be together. Performed by Shellie Shulkin. Both plays written and directed by Laura Ferri. The Golem of Prague and Laia and the Dybbuk are now streaming on demand.|
|Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre: Somewhere Very Far Away – Stories from Honey on the Page This heartwarming and humorous production features material from Miriam Udel’s delightful treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature along with spirited music from The Kesselgarden Klezmer Duo and Brivele and enchanting sound design by Robertson Witmer. The presentation includes the following stories and poems that journey from the Old World to the New: Where Stories Come From, A Sabbath in the Forest, A Boy and His Samovar, A Deal is a Deal, The Teacher, and That’s Shprintse! from An Unusual Girl from Brooklyn. This audio celebration is perfect for families and friends to enjoy together and for individuals seeking joyful voices from a time as complex as our own!|
|YIVO Institute for Jewish Research: Yiddish Club YIVO’s Yiddish Club is back this fall with three sessions. Yiddish Club brings together Yiddish enthusiasts from around the world to discuss Yiddish culture. Each online session includes ample time for audience questions, group discussion, and, time permitting, some good old-fashioned debates. Attendees need not know Yiddish to attend, though some familiarity with the language is highly recommended. Dylan Seders Hoffman, actor, singer, filmmaker: December 10 | 11 am | Register|