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Orthodox Synagogues in the Greater
Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath Congregation (Orthodox)
more than 100 years ago, Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath Congregation is
Seattle's oldest congregation. As the city's main Ashkenazic Orthodox
synagogue, Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath Congregation (BCMH) attracts
families from around the Puget Sound area.
BCMH is the only synagogue in the city that conducts morning, afternoon and evening services every day of the year. Please call the congregation for the exact time of services for a particular date.
A Daf Yomi
class is offered daily by Rabbi Kletenik, who with his wife,
Rivy Poupko Kletenik, offer a wide range of adult education classes,
all open to the public. Please call the shul office or information
line, or visit the website for a complete schedule.
maintains an eruv around the Seward Park neighborhood, a mikvah (on the
Congregation's premises), a cemetery and a Chevra Kadisha. The
congregation is affiliated with the Union of Orthodox Jewish
Congregations of America.
congregation's Hospitality Committee welcomes all Jewish families and
singles, whether Seattle-area residents or visitors, to spend Shabbos
or a holiday with a family in the Seward Park community. Please call
the shul office at (206) 721-0970 for arrangements, or with any other
Services: Shacharis: Sundays, 7:30 and 9 a.m. Monday and
Thursday, 6:40 and 7:40 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:50 and
7:45 a.m.; Public Holidays, 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Mincha, 10
minutes before sunset, with Maariv following.
Services: Main synagogue: Friday, sundown; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Capitol Hill: Saturday, 9 a.m.
hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m.
until one hour before candle lighting.
The Capitol Hill Minyan of BCMH meets regularly for services every Shabbos and holiday, for both evening and morning services. The minyan is located within walking distance of downtown hotels and the Convention Center. Morning services are followed by a friendly and generous Kiddush. Guests and visitors are always welcome at the BCMH Capitol Hill Minyan.
Services: Meets every Shabbos and Yom Tov for evening & morning services.
Shabbos/Yom Tov morning Shacharis begins at 9:00 AM.
are scheduled according
to sunset. Friday Erev Shabbos[or Yom Tov] mincha times as
listed for BCMH [early evening times when listed during
daylight savings]; and Saturday Shabbos [or Yom Tov] Mincha times as
listed for BCMH.
1501 17th Avenue -Corner of 17th Ave and Pike Street - in
the Council House retirement home, lower level. Located
about one mile form the Convention Center. Look for the blue
awning on the west side of the building, at the separate entrance to
BCMH office 206-721-0970; Minyan Gabbai, Barry Aaronson c/o BCMH
Chabad House (Lubavich)
the University District, Chabad House is open to all members
of the Seattle community for daily, Shabbat and Yom Tov services.
Affiliated with international Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic Organization,
services at Chabad are permeated with warm song and intellectual
stimulation. Services are held in Hebrew and English.
Congregation Beis Menachem - Lubavich (Chassidic Orthodox)
Eastside Torah Center
1837 156th Ave. N.E., Suite 303
Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 957-7860
Fax: (425) 957-0524
Rabbi Mordechai Farkash
Congregation Beis Menachem is an experience. The atmosphere
is welcoming, friendly and comfortable. The service is user friendly.
Pages are announced regularly to help you keep pace. Every new person
is greeted at the door. There is running commentary throughout the
Torah reading, and the rabbi’s weekly sermon connects the reading to
our daily lives.
children’s program complete with a prayer circle and relevant stories
and song will begin in September. It all ends with a lively Kiddush
featuring the congregation’s famous cholent and words of inspirations
in which all are invited to participate. Every month on the Shabbat
blessing the new moon there is a lavish sit-down lunch for the entire
community to enjoy and celebrate.
Congregation Beis Menachem is located at the Eastside Torah Center at 1837 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. There are services Monday through Friday at 7 a.m., Shabbat and Holidays at 9:30 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. Services on Friday nights in the summer are at 7:30 p.m. and in the winter at 6 p.m. Call Rabbi Farkash (425) 641-9474, or (425) 957-7860 for more information.Bessaroth (Sephardic Orthodox)
5217 S. Brandon St.
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 722-5500
Fax: (206) 725-8985
Rabbi Saloman Cohen-Scali email@example.com
Hazan: Arye Greenberg
President: Jack DeLeon
Congregation Ezra Bessaroth was founded in the early years of this century as a charitable organization to assist needy Jews of the Island of Rhodes, the homeland of its founders - hence the name Ezra Bessaroth, which means "help in time of need." It was incorporated as a synagogue in 1914.The congregation strives to preserve its Sephardic character and tradition in worship and in life. It seeks to instill a knowledge of Judaism and a love of tradition in future generations.
Bessaroth has achieved national recognition as a strong,
active and vibrant synagogue and has considerable year-round
programming for youth as well as families and adults.
congregation maintains a unique Sephardic Religious School held at the
Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island. Weekly Shabbat
Kiddushim are sponsored which gives its members and guests an
opportunity to visit with one another. The Congregation's Reverend
Behar Youth Program is highly successful and boasts creative children's
programming for all ages. Shabbat Junior Services for grade-school
children and a childcare program for ages five and younger are offered
on Shabbat mornings beginning at 10:15 a.m. Ezra Bessaroth's "Kesher
for Kids" after school program offers a supervised homework hour,
sports and recreation. Transportation is available to and from the
Eastside and Mercer Island.
Sephardic in orientation, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth welcomes all
Jews. It encourages a sense of community and is proud of the prevailing
family spirit among the members.
6250 43rd Avenue NE
the View Ridge section of Seattle, this full-service
Orthodox synagogue offers a full complement of Shabbos and Yom Tov
services throughout the year and a daily Ma'ariv minyan during the
week. The liturgy conforms to Chassidic custom and is based on Jewish
tradition. The synagogue is open to all Jews, wherever they may find
themselves in their search for the inner meaning of Torah.
Shabbos kiddush is offered, replete with steaming cholent, which
attracts many Jews from the neighborhood. During the summer months,
Shabbos afternoon classes are offered for boys, Shabbos learning for
women and girls and a full shalosh seudos. In addition, there are a
number of smaller learning groups in Talmud, code of Jewish Law and
Torah, with commentaries for both men and women, which operate
throughout the week, some under rabbinic guidance and some under lay
leadership. The homes of members are open for hospitality to all who
spend Shabbos with the congregation, Seattle residents or travelers
synagogue has purchased a new site and is undertaking a capital
campaign to build a new shul.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.; Mincha 1-1/2 hours before sunset.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.
Ma'ariv and Mincha, call (206) 527-1411 for time.
shares Judaism’s rich tradition in the spirit of "sitting
together." The congregation is unique in Seattle in that it follows
both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic minhagim (customs) of Orthodox
Judaism. Shevet Achim welcomes all Jews, regardless of their background
or knowledge, to its Shabbat and holiday services, as well as to the
rabbi’s Monday evening learning sessions and Wednesday evening Talmud
Achim is a small but growing community with the leadership of Rabbi
Yechezkel Kornfeld, who has taught in the Seattle Jewish community for
over 25 years. Rabbi Kornfeld combines a warm and engaging personal
style with his deep Torah knowledge. Rabbi Kornfeld also continues his
service as director of adult education of the Central Organization for
Jewish Education of Chabad-Lubavich.
and classes are held at the Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th
St., Mercer Island. Shabbat services begin at 9:30 a.m. and are
followed by a convivial sit-down kiddush, complete with singing and
brief Torah observations from the rabbi. On Shabbat there are two
children’s programs, one for babysitting, the other for learning,
provided for children from ages 3 to 12 years old. Sunday morning
minyan starts at 8 a.m., and once a month, usually near Rosh Chodesh, a
breakfast and learning session follows davening.
classes on the parshah of the week are for one hour starting at 7:30
p.m. During the summer months, Oneg Shabbat learning sessions for women
and children are conducted by Devorah Kornfeld, the rabbi’s wife, in
private homes on Mercer Island, starting at 5:30 p.m. All classes are
free and everyone is welcome.
Sephardic Bikur Holim
Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation is one of the largest Sephardic
congregations in the United States, following traditions and customs
brought from Turkey by its founding fathers more than 80 years ago.
Continuing education is important to the congregants. There is a wide
variety of ongoing adult classes. Yearly, SBH provides a Second
Night Seder for the Jewish community. Additionally, Sephardic Bikur
Holim offers lectures, open to the public, on a wide variety of topics
of interest to the Jewish community. Sephardic Bikur Holim also
offers varied educational and social programming for its youth.
Friday-Summer Schedule: 7 p.m.
Evening (Minha/Arvith): 7 p.m.
Saturday (Tefila): 8:30 a.m.
Monday and Thursday (Tefila): 6:50 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Tefila): 7 a.m.
Sunday (Tefila): 8 a.m.
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