Lag Ba’Omer May 2

Come join us as we light a bonfire and roast marshmallows in our annual Lag Ba’Omer celebration, Wednesday evening, May 2nd. We’ll meet on Alki Beach at 7:00 p.m. (after dinner). We’ll provide the makings for s’mores; you bring blankets and drinks and whatever games you want to play! Let’s hope for good weather! It’s
been lots of fun in past years, so we hope you will join us!

Rosh Chodesh May 14

We hope to meet for a celebration of Rosh Chodesh, the minor holiday that celebrates the new month.  The next Rosh Chodesh occurs on Monday evening, May 14th.  We will learn more about some of the traditions associated with Rosh Chodesh, and participate in a ritual that will allow participants to reflect on the value of measuring time in our lives.  If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Zari at

Student Led Kabbalat Shabbat May 18

Save the Date!  Friday evening, May 18th, we will have a special Student Led Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Dinner.  Gather at 6:15 for appetizers, then the Kabbalat Shabbat will be from 6:30-7:15, followed by a potluck dinner and singing.  All welcome (you do not have to have children in the school).

Shavuot Celebration May 19

This year, Kol HaNeshamah will be joining with Kadima and Kol Ami (Woodinville) in celebration of Shavuot, Saturday evening, May 19th, @ 7:30 p.m.  Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah.  It will be held at Kadima’s location, and will include sessions taught by members of all three communities.  It will also feature a wonderful singing session and lots of food and opportunities to meet new people.  For those who are interested, the study and celebration will continue throughout the night (it is customary to stay up all night studying Torah, in anticipation of receiving the Torah in the morning, just as our ancestors did, thousands of years ago!).  KHN is looking for someone to be our liaison and help make this event happen; please contact Rabbi Zari if you are interested.  If you are interested in helping to underwrite  some of the costs of this event, please also contact the rabbi.


Some Jewish Journeys:

High Holy Days may be over but you can still read what you missed!

Rabbi Zari’s erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, Singing and working and fighting for our Lives: click Singing and Working and Fighting for our Lives

Rabbi Zari’s Rosh Hashanah sermon, Becoming a Mensch: click Rabbi Zari’s sermon Becoming a Mensch

Una Tana Tokef: click Una Tana Tokef Lesser

Kathleen Orlin’s Jewish Journey: click Jewish Journey – Kathleen Orlin

Katie Harris’s request for support: click Katie Harris’s request for support

Ethan Trooskin Zoller’s request for support: click Ethan Trooskin-Zoller’s request for support

Phil Bereano’s Jewish Journey: JEWISH JOURNEY Kol Nidre 2017

David Levy’s Yom Kippur D’var: David Levy’s D’var