Welcome

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.

Upcoming Services

Friday, August 19, 6pm Pop Up Shabbat on Alki Beach
( Alki Beach Park (1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116)

KHN in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle invites everyone to a Pop Up Shabbat at the beach on Friday night August 19. This will be a family friendly short Friday night service with a vegetarian dinner provided. All members and friends are invited. Kindly register at this  link
Please note that each individual  attendee has to be registered  and pay separately on the JFGS website. We apologize for the inconvenience of doing this. JFGS set up the registration form. For more information please read the story on our website.

This is not a  potluck. The dinner is being organized by JFGS. Usually we do not request registration to attend our Friday night service, however one does need to register to participate in the dinner. Thank you.

No KHNKids this evening
6:00 pm service
Dinner immediately following

Saturday, August 20, Shabbat Morning Service & Kiddush Luncheon

Bar Mitzvah of Ben Rose
Torah Study 9:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service 10:45 a.m.
At KHN/Alki UCC 6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116

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Message from Rabbi Zari Weiss

Rabbi Zari WeissShalom!  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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