Friday night Candlelighting is at 8:37
Havdallah 9:50

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Kiddush Sign-up
Mercaz Covid Guidelines
Bimbam Beha'alotecha
Tefilat Yelidim
Federation letter on Antisemitism
Community Security Service Webinars
Wednesday Night Learning
Community Events
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks zt'l on Beha'alotecha: Power of Influence?
Shacharit at 9:30 am
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Take away cholent for kiddush. If you would like to sponsor a kiddush please go to the link below to sign-up.
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Our COVID guidelines currently remain the same. The COVID task force will be meeting next week to discuss updates based on current CDC recommendations. 
Mercaz COVID Guidelines
An oldie but goodie from 2009!
Tefilat Yelidim
Tefilat Yelidim meets in the backyard of Matthew, Terri, and Julia on Shabbat morning and is led by David Barak. 10:45 shmooze and 11 am for tefilah. Masks are required, small kiddush is provided. Geared toward ages 5 and up but all ages welcome as long as space is available. To find out more, please join the WhatsApp group below or email We look forward to expanding our options for younger children in a COVID-safe manner soon. 
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Signing an Open Letter on Growing Antisemitism - A message from the Seattle Jewish Federation

The last few weeks have been challenging for many of us. Like you, we have been deeply troubled by the conflict in the Middle East and the correlating rise of antisemitism locally and around the world. This moment presents an opportunity to build awareness around how the conflict can fuel antisemitism, which threatens Jews around the world, including here in our community locally. 

We have prepared an open letter to the elected and civic leaders of Seattle outlining these issues. The open letter is to be published in a secular news source, hopefully, the Seattle Times. The effectiveness of this letter hinges on both the diversity and number of signatories as well as how well we all publicize it. Signatories will include organizations, and organizational and faith leaders. 

I respectfully ask you and your organization to consider signing on to this open letter by completing this form and distributing the form to your community members for their signature. The deadline for sign-on is Friday, May 28, at 12pm.

Community Security Service Webinars
CSS will be providing a 1 hour online webinar about the basics of community security on Wed June 2nd at 6 pm. Community members from EB will be joining this call as well. Mercaz is welcome to join this call. Information is below. The same webinar will be held through SBH on June 22nd at 8 pm. Further information on that one will be provided soon!

Reserve Your Spot in Entry Point


Dear Mercaz Members,


We are honored to invite you to register for CSS's Entry Point training session which has been arranged by the leadership of Ezra Bessaroth with Mercaz joining in. This is a one-hour virtual training about the basics of security and how to help protect your community. 


Topics covered include:

  • Security awareness
  • Identifying security threats
  • Recognizing suspicious activity
  • Reducing and responding to threats to your synagogue
  • How to contribute to the safety of your community

This is a standalone program and no background in security is required.


This live, interactive, and virtual session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday June 2 at 6 pm PST.

Sign Up for this Entry Point Session Here

When registering, please use the following information, as written:

  • Synagogue: Ezra Bessaroth
  • Code: 95557109108 

Please note that there is a maximum capacity of 40 attendees.


We look forward to empowering you to help protect your community!


The CSS Entry Point Team

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Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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