Want to get involved by welcoming new KHN members or keeping in touch with long-time congregants? Check out this intro to the Membership Committee: Membership Committee Overview
We are delighted that you are interested in Kol HaNeshamah—West Seattle’s Progressive Synagogue Community.
We provide a warm and nurturing sanctuary of tradition, acceptance, and innovation. Kol HaNeshamah is a voice of progressive Judaism that links our spirituality to our commitment to social action. We invite you to celebrate Shabbat and Holy Days; to study ancient texts as we discover new meaning for ourselves and our lives. Join us as we look to Jewish tradition to guide us toward repairing our broken world.
Like our biblical ancestors, we are an erev rav — a mixed multitude — that reflects the diversity of the Jewish people today. We are born Jews and those who chose Judaism; straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning; single, married, and partnered; creating family with partners who are Jewish, hold other faiths or have no faith tradition; parents and grandparents of grown children, small children, or not parents at all; raised in Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and secular households; certain in our belief in God, unsure about God, or certain there is no God; variously positioned regarding Israel and its relationship to the Palestinian people.
We are united by our desire to create a sacred space and a relevant, resonant Judaism for today.
Being a member means…
- Enjoying a religious, social, and cultural atmosphere that affirms tradition through innovation
- Participating in a spiritual community
- Making a commitment to building our synagogue community
- Engaging in lifelong, inter-generational Jewish learning and ritual
- Having a place where you can grow in your relationship with God and a community that shares in asking probing questions of life and meaning
- Prioritizing financial support of the congregation, making an annual Fair Share Dues pledge commitment, sharing your time and talents, and considering contributions at High Holy Day and lifecycle events that are meaningful for you
- Becoming part of a family-oriented community made up of individuals who share a common thread
As KHN members, we know that “without bread, there is no Torah” and we prioritize financial support of the congregation in our personal household finances. At the same time, no one should be denied the opportunity to experience Jewish community because of limited funds or asked to give a congregation money they do not have. Our community uses the URJ Fair Share pledge system, with a sliding pledge scale, reducing the obligation for households with more limited incomes.
If you have questions or are considering membership
Please contact membership@KHNSeattle.org, or call the Kol Haneshamah office at 206.935.1590.
Download the Membership Application Form: KHN_Membership_ApplicationFillable 5782
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