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March 2015

Pardes: A Shabbas of Creativity

March 27 - March 29

Join Jewish spiritual leader and musician Arik Labowitz and Judaic artist and teacher Zann Jacobrown for an intimate spiritual retreat near a beautiful beach, estuary, and forest. Create a “Shabbas of Creativity” to inspire us through Jewish story, music, dance, prayer and art, deepen our connections to Pesach and the return of spring, and renew our spirits and connect to warm Jewish community.

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Pardes: a Shabbaton of Creativity

March 29
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Every day until March 29, 2015

Please join Jewish spiritual leader and musician, Arik Labowitz, and Judaic artist and teacher, Zann Jacobrown, for an intimate spiritual weekend retreat on the shore of a beautiful beach and estuary, amidst the forest. Together we will co-create a Shabbas of Creativity to: •   inspire us through Jewish story, music, dance, prayer and art •   deepen our connections to Pesach and the return of spring •   renew our spirits and connect to a warm Jewish community For more information and to register,…

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$140

Journey of Judaism: An In-Depth Survey of Jewish Life and Lore 

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Join Rabbi David Lipper D.D. on the nearly six-thousand year journey of the Jewish people. Beginning in the pages of the Creation narrative and continuing through the texts and traditions of Judaism, we will explore myth, history, ritual and thought as we seek to understand the depth and breadth ofJewish life and lore. Like archeologists and anthropologists, we will pull apart stories and seek to create meaning from the myriad layers of Jewish truth that havebecome a part of the Jewish…

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$140

BEGINNING THE JEWISH JOURNEY – Journey of Judaism: An in-depth survey of Jewish life and lore

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Journey of Judaism:  An in-depth survey of Jewish life and lore Dates: Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., January 11 & 25, February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 15, 22 & 29, April 5, 12 & 19. Cost: $140 (includes 3 books) for full year; $105 (includes 3 books) for winter/spring only Instructor: Rabbi David Lipper, D.D. Discover the nearly 6,000-year journey of the Jewish people. Beginning in the pages of the Creation narrative and continuing through the texts and…

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Free

Sunday Morning Forum: Jewish Life in Bulgaria

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia. At the same time, Bulgaria successfully resisted German pressures to deport the 50,000 Jews living in Bulgaria. Dr. Joseph Benatov will offer an overview of Jewish presence in Bulgaria and will focus on the conflicting opinions about the role played by King Boris III, church officials, and politicians in the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jewish population. Dr. Benatov holds a doctorate in…

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BEGINNING THE JEWISH JOURNEY – An Ancient Language in a Contemporary Accent: A Course in Hebrew and its History (Part 2)

March 29 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
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Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Dates: Sundays 10:45-12:15 p.m. January 11 (Review Session) & 25, February 8  & 22, March 1, 15, 22 & 29, April 19 Instructor: Rona Frank Come learn Hebrew alongside its history. Become more confident when attending services by learning how to read Hebrew in the prayer book. Look at the fascinating history of the language and how it evolved through the complicated history of the Jewish people.  This course continues from the fall, but you still can join if you know Hebrew-reading basics.…

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NCSY’s Pre-Passover Car Wash Fundraiser

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get your car cleaned for Passover inside and out. $20 for a car, $25 for a van or SUV.

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4 per child

Matzoh Bakery

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States
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Experience the meaning of Passover with your hands: Grind the wheat, mix the flour, knead the dough, and bake the matzoh. The “bakery” will be open all afternoon, so drop in any time. Hosted by Chabad Lubavitch of Seattle.

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$15 adults / $10 students & seniors

The Seattle Jewish Theater Company Presents ‘Beau Jest’

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University Prep Theater,
8000 25th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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A romantic comedy, written by award-winning playwright James Sherman and directed by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass, “Beau Jest” was a long running hit on stage in New York and Chicago and a successful feature film. Sarah Goldman is a single, Jewish woman secretly dating Chris, a young man who does not meet the approval of her traditionally minded parents. To please them, Sarah invents a fictional boyfriend, the impossibly perfect Dr. David Steinberg. When her parents want to meet…

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For the series of classes

Chai Mitzvah: Grow your Judaism

March 29 @ 11:00 pm
Congregation Kol Ami,
16530 Avondale Rd. NE WA 98077 United States
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This curriculum is specially designed for Chai Mitzvah by leading Jewish educators. Incorporating both tradition and contemporary sources, it is accessible to everyone. A different topic is examined in each of the eight month community learning group sessions. 3/29 Class 7: Days of Remembrance 4/26 Class 8: Gratitude 5/17 Class 9: The Environment

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$592-718

Parenting Class: Creative Beginnings

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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Every week on Monday until June 8, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States
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Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Mondays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. OR 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: Laura…

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Free

Family Shabbat Celebrations

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every month until May 29, 2015
Congregation Kol Ami,
16530 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville, WA 98077 United States
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Want Shabbat to become a greater part of your family life? Come take a breath and enjoy the peace and calm of Shabbat with Congregation Kol Ami every last Friday of the month. We make it easy: You bring a side or a dessert and we will bring the rest. And REST is what we want for you. Activities for kids provided. Join adults for conversation and a meaningful, family friendly and spiritually uplifting service — just show up and enjoy!

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$30-40

Music of Remembrance: The Golem

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Benaroya Hall,
200 University St., Seattle, WA United States

Music of Remembrance presents a program of Jewish legend featuring music to the Dybbuk, and a complete screening of the classic silent film The Golem (1920) accompanied by a live performance of Israeli composer Betty Oliver’s exhilarating klezmer-infused score.   Artistic Director Mina Miller will discuss how this iconic film reflects perceptions of Jews and Jewish identity at a pivotal time in early 20th-century Germany.

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$40

The Golem – Music of Remembrance concert

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall,
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA United States

MOR explores Jewish legends, featuring music to The Dybbuk and a complete screening of the classic 1920 silent film The Golem (1920), accompanied by a live performance of Israeli composer Betty Olivero’s exhilarating klezmer-infused score. Guest conductor Guenter Buchwald joins us from Freiburg, Germany, to bring his rare mastery of the silent film repertoire to Seattle audiences. We also welcome the return of the talented 13-year-old violinist Takumi Taguchi. Ticket price reduction for anyone under 30 years old.

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Free

Weekly Parsha Class with Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week for 50 weeks
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Join Congregation Shevet Achim and Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld for a weekly parsha class, every Monday. Free and open to the Jewish community to attend. Maariv service at 7:15pm prior to the class. Please note that Shevet Achim has moved.  These classes will now take place in our new building at 8685 SE 47th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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$180-216

Parenting Class: Mindful Interactions with Your Baby

March 31 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
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Every week on Tuesday until June 9, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States
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Tuesdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m. ages 6-12 months with parent/caregiver SJCC members: $180/guests $216 This class provides an opportunity for parents to focus on nurturing and establishing an authentic and trusting relationship with their child through observation and interaction. Topics include developmental stages, positive discipline, play and learning, and sleep. Parents will engage in discussions to better understand their child’s point of view and respond respectfully and sensitively to the cues given by their child. The infant-oriented environment will encourage exploring and…

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Livnot Chai Eastside

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until May 12, 2015
Temple de Hirsch Sinai – Bellevue,
3850 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 United States

Livnot Chai’s supplementary high school program is an unprecedented multi-denominational partnership that provides experiential learning and offers a creative, flexible and innovative approach to Jewish education. Over fifteen classes with titles such as: “Survival Hebrew”; “Let’s Talk About Jewish Sex”; and “Shal-OM: Jewish Spirituality” are open to all Jewish teens in the Puget Sound region. Students in the “Leadership” and “Jews of the World” classes will teach a citizenship class at the JFS Refugee and Immigrant Service Center in Bellevue.

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Free

Israel among the Angels: Welcome Reception and Lecture for Prof. Mika Ahuvia

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hillel at the University of Washington,
4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Are angels Jewish? What was the role of angels in ancient Jewish texts and Jewish life – and how did they gain a bad reputation? In this presentation, Prof. Mika Ahuvia will discuss how and why angels were incorporated into midrashic, mystical, liturgical, and magical contexts in Jewish antiquity. Kosher reception to follow lecture. Prof. Mika Ahuvia is assistant professor of classical Judaism in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Prof. Ahuvia (Ph.D.…

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Women’s Jewish Heritage Class

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until June 30, 2015
Home of Chanie Levitin,
Contact for address, Seattle,
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Chanie Levitin leads a journey through Jewish heritage for women Tuesday evenings.

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April 2015
Free

Mommy and Me at Congregation Shevet Achim

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Weekly workshop for mothers and babies from newborn to 3 years of age led by Chanala Kornfeld. Open to the Jewish community to attend. Please note Shevet Achim’s new address: 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island.

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Free

Torah with a Twist (and Chocolate!)

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Congregation Shevet Achim presents Torah with a Twist (and chocolate!) with Rabbi Yehuda Bresler. Each week Rabbi Bresler covers a unique aspect of the weekly Torah portion. This class is for women only. Please contact info@shevetachim.com for details or to receive weekly information about the class topic.

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Free

Prophets/Navi class with Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld leads a weekly Navi class in the library at Congregation Shevet Achim. This class is open to the Jewish community and no pre registration is required. Please note that Shevet Achim has moved and is now located at 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island.

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POSTPONED: Reflective Parenting

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every week until April 15, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States

This has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date! Reflective Parenting offers a unique opportunity for parents of kids 2-8 years old to build their parenting skills and enhance their ability to understand and build stronger relationships with their children. Taught by renowned parenting educator Vicki Smolke. This research-based curriculum will help parents: Gain confidence by understanding the meaning and triggers of child(ren)’s behavior Provide tools to help your child better regulate their emotions Learn nurturing and helpful ways…

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Free

Jewish Law/Halacha Class at Congregation Shevet Achim

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Weekly class led by Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld and open to the Jewish community. Please note that Shevet Achim has moved to 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island.

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Free

PJ Library Neighborhood Song and Story Time at Temple Beth Am

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week
Temple Beth Am,
2632 NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98115 United States

Toddlers and preschoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to the Temple Beth Am Library for Jewish songs and stories for PJ Library. We’ll have snacks and an art project to do together, while you make new friends and connect with other parents/care-givers.

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FREE

PJ Library Neighborhood Song and Storytime – Temple Beth Am

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every week on Thursday until June 18, 2015
Temple Beth Am,
2632 NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98115 United States

Join Betsy Dischel, PJ Library song leader and storyteller, for a story and playtime at Temple Beth Am. We’ll sing, dance, share stories, and meet new friends. Free; no registration necessary.

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Free

Talmud class at Congregation Shevet Achim

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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This weekly class is led by Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld and is open to the Jewish community to attend. Please note that Shevet Achim has moved. The new address is 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island.

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$567-657

Seattle Jewish Cooperative Playschool

April 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Friday until June 19, 2015
Seattle Jewish Community School,
12351 Eighth Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98125 United States
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October 10, 2014- June 19, 2015 These hands-on parent-toddler classes are led by an early childhood educator, and include playtime and exploration as well as songs, projects, music, and snacks. A parent education discussion group is also part of each class. Jewish content is integrated into classroom activities as well as parent discussion with a focus on building community around parenting and Jewish identity. Registration may be paid in monthly installments. A mandatory registration fee of $45 is due at registration.…

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FREE

Tot Shabbat – Mercer Island

April 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Friday until June 19, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States

Join us with your children and celebrate Shabbat with songs and challah on Friday mornings. Be sure to check the schedule at www.SJCC.org. Free; no registration necessary. Please note – no Tot Shabbat on Jan 2, Feb 6, April 3, July 3, 2015.

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Free

Northeast Tot Shabbat at Congregation Kol Ami

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Every week
Congregation Kol Ami,
16530 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville, WA 98077 United States

Explore Jewish music from around the world. Celebrate Shabbat with prayer, songs, challah, juice and candles. Holiday celebrations. Monthly crafts. Free, open to all. Led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg and friends. Ideal for babies, toddlers and pre-K.  

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Free

PJ Library Storytime: Jewish Junction Style

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until December 18, 2015
Ravenna Third Place Books,
6504 - 20th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Every Friday at Ravenna Third Place Books. Betsy Dischel of Musikal Magik leads songs and stories from the PJ Library collection. All are welcome.

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Tots Welcoming Shabbat at Temple B’nai Torah

April 3 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Every week
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Children under 5 are welcome to join us every Friday morning for Tot Shabbat. This program, led by Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Chava Mirel, includes singing, prayer, and sharing some challah and grape juice. To learn more, please contact Solomike Early Childhood Center Director Irit Eliav Levin at ILevin@templebnaitorah.org.

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Free

Tot Shabbat

April 3 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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Every week until May 29, 2015
Temple De Hirsch Sinai – Bellevue,
3850 156th AVE SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98006 United States
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All are welcome to join in the fun on Friday mornings at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue for Tot Shabbat. Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool hosts this interactive singing celebration each week. Come once or come to them all! Any questions, contact Laurel Abrams the JRM Preschool Director at 206-315-7428 or laurel@tdhs-nw.org.

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Kinder Kabbalat at Beth Am

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Every month on the first Friday, recurring 12 times
Temple Beth Am,
2632 NE 80th St., Seattle, WA 98115 United States

This service, designed especially for kids 6-years-old and younger, begins with greeting, candle blessings, and challah in our foyer, and continues with prayers on the floor, dancing, story, and blessings in our sanctuary. The service is led by one of our rabbis and the amazing Shoshanah Stombaugh, teacher extraordinaire, who is an expert in welcoming children to the joy of Shabbat. This service is open to everyone. Come at 5:30 for a light dinner for kids and schmoozing, service starts…

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Hillel Passover Seders

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hillel UW,
4745 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 United States

Join Hillel Undergraduates, Jconnectors, and members of the community for festive seders led by Hillel staff and volunteers. Seating is limited, please make your reservation at www.hilleluw.org/passover today! RSVP by March 27th to silver@hilleluw.org, 206-527-1997, or visit www.hilleluw.org/passover.

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$40 adults, $30 children (12 and younger)

Eastside Torah Community Seder

April 3 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Eastside Torah Center,
16199 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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The Eastside Torah Center invites you, your family and your friends to experience and be inspired at a community Passover seder. Delicious traditional seder dinner including gefilte fish, chicken soup with egg noodles, roasted chicken, potato kugel, salads and tasty desserts. Unlimited shmurah matza and wine for all. Led by Rabbi Mordechai Farkash and Rabbi Sholom Elishevitz. RSVP by March 31 and save $5 per person.

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Free

Sacred Study – Clergy and Lay-Led Torah Study

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 30, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Clergy and Lay Led Torah Study Dates: Saturdays at 9:00 – 10:00 a.m Cost: Free For many people, Torah Study is a highlight of their week. Torah study can be intellectually stimulating and fun, while reminding us of what is important in our lives. It’s a chance to engage with our community in a relaxed setting and learn about our Jewish heritage. Lay and clergy-led options are offered.  

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Free

Laws of Shabbat at Congregation Shevet Achim

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Rabbi Mendy Kornfeld leads a weekly class on the laws of Shabbat, every Shabbat afternoon between mincha and maariv (times vary each week). Come for Shabbat and stay for the class! Please note that Shevet Achim has moved and is now located at 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island.

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48 non-member adult, $25 non-member child

Bet Alef Community Seder

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue,
1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Passover at Bet Alef gives us the opportunity to explore the mystical depths of the traditions and rituals. A way to share with friends and families as we experience the leaving of Mitzrayim (our places of stuckness). Join us with Rabbi Olivier BenHaim as our guide, we will explore the deeper mystical teachings of our lineage and share the traditional symbols, story and songs, in order to discover anew the spiritual dimensions of Passover and their meaning in our own…

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Adults $34 Children under 13 $20

Bet Chaverim South King County Community Second Night Passover Seder

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bet Chaverim: Community Synagogue of South King County,
25701 14th Pl. S., Des Moines, WA 98198 United States

Non-members are invited to this annual second night Passover community seder led by Rabbi Harkavy. It will feature the seder service and excellent foods all at affordable rates. Foods will include matzah ball soups (including a vegetarian version), Sephardic and Askhanazic charosets, pot roast, Mediterranean chicken, vegetarian entree, gefilte fish, deviled eggs, chopped liver, roasted potatoes, tsimmes, fruit salad, tossed green salad, and several desserts. Please send reservation by March 20, 2015.    

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$36 Adult, $18 Child, under 5 free

Congregation Kol Ami Community Passover Seder

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carol Edwards Community Center,
17401 133rd Ave NE, , Woodinville, WA 98072 United States
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Enjoy a delicious catered meal complete with plenty of wine, sweets, songs and great tradition! Featuring children’s service and activities. Special prices for college students and persons with limited income. Adults $36, children $18, under 5 free.  

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children 5 and under: FREE, Ages 6-12: $20 and Adults: $45 before March 25

Temple B’nai Torah Community Seder

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Conducted by Rabbi David Lipper and Cantor David Serkin-Poole. Children 5 & under: Free Ages 6-12: $20, adults: $45 After March 25: Children 6-12: $25, adults: $55 Vegetarian meal available upon advanced request. Limited space. Call to make reservations now: 425-603-9677. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

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Passover Across America – Second Seder

April 4 @ 8:30 pm
Private Home,
call for address, Seattle, 98118 United States

This Passover it’s all about matzah, wine, and a meaningful experience! Imagine attending a seder you will actually enjoy, where you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the customs, rituals and songs associated with Passover! Everyone is invited to this unique explanatory seder.= — singles, couples, families — all ages. The program requires no prior knowledge or particular experience and is designed to make everyone feel welcome, regardless of background.

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$140

Journey of Judaism: An In-Depth Survey of Jewish Life and Lore 

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Join Rabbi David Lipper D.D. on the nearly six-thousand year journey of the Jewish people. Beginning in the pages of the Creation narrative and continuing through the texts and traditions of Judaism, we will explore myth, history, ritual and thought as we seek to understand the depth and breadth ofJewish life and lore. Like archeologists and anthropologists, we will pull apart stories and seek to create meaning from the myriad layers of Jewish truth that havebecome a part of the Jewish…

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$140

BEGINNING THE JEWISH JOURNEY – Journey of Judaism: An in-depth survey of Jewish life and lore

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Journey of Judaism:  An in-depth survey of Jewish life and lore Dates: Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., January 11 & 25, February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 15, 22 & 29, April 5, 12 & 19. Cost: $140 (includes 3 books) for full year; $105 (includes 3 books) for winter/spring only Instructor: Rabbi David Lipper, D.D. Discover the nearly 6,000-year journey of the Jewish people. Beginning in the pages of the Creation narrative and continuing through the texts and…

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BEGINNING THE JEWISH JOURNEY – An Ancient Language in a Contemporary Accent: A Course in Hebrew and its History (Part 2)

April 5 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
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Every week until April 19, 2015
Temple B’nai Torah,
15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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Dates: Sundays 10:45-12:15 p.m. January 11 (Review Session) & 25, February 8  & 22, March 1, 15, 22 & 29, April 19 Instructor: Rona Frank Come learn Hebrew alongside its history. Become more confident when attending services by learning how to read Hebrew in the prayer book. Look at the fascinating history of the language and how it evolved through the complicated history of the Jewish people.  This course continues from the fall, but you still can join if you know Hebrew-reading basics.…

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Passover All-Over Food Truck

April 6
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Every day until April 10, 2015
Unnamed Venue,
Seattle, United States

Hillel at the University of Washington and Jconnect team up with Seattle food truck Napkin Friends during the week of Passover. The truck will be bringing a kosher-for-Passover lunch menu to numerous locations including South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and the University of Washington. More locations to be announced. Check out the Twitter account for locations @HuskyHillel.

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$592-718

Parenting Class: Creative Beginnings

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday until June 8, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States
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Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Mondays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. OR 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact: Laura…

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60-70 per day

SJCC Spring Break Camp: April 6-10, 2015

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until April 10, 2015
Stroum Jewish Community Center – Mercer Island,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3805 United States
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When school’s out, the J is in! Variety of full- and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. For full-day camps, bring a bathing suit, towel and non-perishable dairy, peanut-free lunch. If you have questions, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Daliah Silver at DaliahS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0839. Spring Break Camp Monday, April 6-Friday,…

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Weekly Parsha Class with Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week for 50 weeks
Congregation Shevet Achim,
8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Join Congregation Shevet Achim and Rabbi Yechezkel Kornfeld for a weekly parsha class, every Monday. Free and open to the Jewish community to attend. Maariv service at 7:15pm prior to the class. Please note that Shevet Achim has moved.  These classes will now take place in our new building at 8685 SE 47th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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