Friday night Candlelighting is at 5:52
Shabbat ends at 6:53
Tefilah Sign-up
Mercaz Covid Guidelines
Infertility Awareness Shabbat
Practical Pesach Prep Class
What Seinfeld Teaches us About Pesach
Selling Chametz
Wednesday Night Learning
Pesach Times
Tent Campaign
Community Happenings
Book Talk
Hillel Pesach
Omer Counter Offer
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l on Vayekhel - Pekudei: Celebrate
Shabbat day tefilah starts promptly at 9:30 am. One must be signed up in order to attend.

Mincha this week at 4:30 if there is interest. If we do not have a minyan signed up by tomorrow afternoon for Mincha we will cancel.

Tefilah sign-up is below. Please sign-up by 3 pm Friday afternoon.
Shabbat Shalom!
Tefilah Sign-Up
Mercaz COVID Guidelines
This Shabbat is Yesh Tikvah's Infertility Awareness Shabbat.

Please see their community resource called A Seat for EveryoneThis resource is a guide of practical tools and suggestions to both make a family Passover Seder inclusive and show support to those who must face a Passover Seder alone without the children of their dreams. 
Practical Pesach Prep

The halachot and practice of going from Shabbat into Pesach with time for other Pesach discussion.
This Sunday evening from 8 - 9

Join Zoom Meeting

Please email Rabbi Avi any questions related to Pesach beforehand if you like:

Seattle Vaad Pesach Guide
Two places to sell chametz. On the Seattle Vaad's Pesach page scroll down to get to the form link. 
Seattle Vaad Chametz Form
Chabad Chametz Selling
Wednesday night learning 
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 7811 6647
Pesach Times

Thu Mar 25th – Fast of First Born starts 5:27 AM, ends 8:01 PM
Thu Mar 25th – Bedikat Chametz after 8:01 PM
Fri Mar 26th – Sell and Burn Chametz before 12:12 PM
Fri Mar 26th -  Candles 7:13 PM
Sat Mar 27th -  Finish Eating Chametz before 11:08 AM
Sat Mar 27th – Nullify Chametz before 12:12 PM
Sat Mar 27th -  Candles after 8:13 PM from existing flame
Sat Mar 27th – Earliest Seder Preparations/Seder 8:13 PM
Sat Mar 27th – Chatzot – Finish seder eating/drinking 1:13 AM
Sun Mar 28th -  Candles after 8:14 PM from existing flame.
Sun Mar 28th – Earliest Seder Preparations/Seder 8:14 PM
Sun Mar 28th – Chatzot – Finish seder eating/drinking 1:14 AM
Mon Mar 29th – Havdala 8:15 PM
Fri April 2 – Candle Lighting 7:23 PM
Sat April 3 - Candles from Existing Flame after 8:21 PM
Sun April 4 Havdalah 8:23 PM
Tent Campaign
Thank you to alll who have donated to our tent campaign.

Due to your generosity, just shy of our goal! The tent has been delayed slightly but we hope to have it up my mid-March at the latest. 

If you would like to donate, please go to If the donation is through PayPal, please select the tent fund from the drop-down or note the tent fund on your check. We also have Venmo @mercazseattle.

We very much look forward to the programming and options that this space will allow for in the near future. 
Jewish Federation Community Calendar
Zoom Link for Book Talk
Kosher for Passover Seders and Lunches To Go*

Hillel UW is pleased to offer community members Kosher for Passover* Seders To Go. Each Seder package will include all ritual Seder plate items as well as a complete dinner for five (5) for $280** and will be available for pick up at Hillel on Friday, March 26th.

Lunches To Go will be available on Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1, and will include Passover lunch favorites for four (4) for $80**. Both meals include four full courses: matzah ball soup, salad, main dish (vegetarian options available) with sides, and dessert.
For additional details and to sign-up before we sell out, click here.

*All meals are prepared by Leah’s Catering under the supervision of the Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle.
**Jconnectors (21-35 year olds), please email Nomi at for Jconnect prices and a discount promotion code. 
If you are interested in understanding the sefirot and/or spiritual growth through journaling R. Gavriel Goldfeder is offering 20% the 3rd Edition of his awesome Sefirat HaOmer Counter for a Mercaz community bulk order. The price is $17 including shipping. Makes a great gift as well! In order to receive them by Pesach please respond to Rabbi Avi by this Sunday night at
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