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Torah
Meet the Member
Thursday Night Learning
Zoom Shabbat Greetings
Lag B'Omer
Social Distant Shabbat Visits
Community Events 
 
Mercaz's physical space is closed until future recommendations allow us to open.  This is not an easy time. We remain a community committed to growth and care and encourage you to reach out to any of our leadership. 
Sadly, we will not be able to hold the Shavuaton this year. We look forward to having more opportunities for Shabbatot and Shavuatot in the future. Stay tuned for Shavuot happenings as they come together. 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Emor: Radical Uncertainty
Meet the Members: Jane Becker, Jason Kintzer and Family

Where are you from?

Jason is from LONG BEACH, as in Long Beach, NY. He will tell you that is the REAL Long Beach. Jane is from Long Island City, Queens.


What brought you to Seattle?

We came to Seattle for Jane to participate in the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington. We were choosing between Seattle and San Francisco. Seattle won out because of the better vegan options at the Hospital’s cafeteria. 


Can you share a good travel memory?

Jason and I traveled to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia in 1986- When we left Nadi, on the main island of Fiji, we flew in a 4 seat plane to Vandalu, an outer island with no roads or electricity, to stay with the chief of a remote village. All we had was a letter, written in Fijian, which introduced us to the chief. We had no idea what we were in for. We landed on a grassy field and then we walked thru water to meet a small motorboat which whisked us to a remote part of the island. On the way we saw amazing wildlife, most remarkably, flying fish. Upon arriving to our village, we were greeted by dozens of children wading in the ocean and eating small crustaceans right from the water (we passed on that experience). We were brought to a dark thatched hut, where the elders of the village were sitting on the floor, partaking in the national Fijian ritual of drinking yagona. Jane was surely the only woman in the hut, but she joined in the ritual. That was only the beginning of a travel week that was nothing short of amazing. Spoiler alert: The king of the island invited us to make our home on the island. 


What's your favorite current boardgame or hobby?

Our favorite hobby, for the last 27 years has been spending time with our kids, BH.


Any special way that you are coping with the current pandemic?

How we are coping with the pandemic is very fluid, some days we do a better job than others…walks have been helpful- and some days have had way too much screen time. Many of us in our family are counting the omer and learning about the middot of the day. That has been very spiritually uplifting-not a moment too soon.


What appeals to you about Mercaz and the Northend community?

We have really love taking part in Mercaz and watching it grow and thrive as a multigenerational, open, vibrant community, that is welcoming new families and babies all the time. We love all the new friends we have made and really appreciate the energy and warmth of Rabbi Avi and Rachel.

Thursday night learning

Topic: Parasha Learning Tonight
Time: May 7, 2020 09:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84328804210?pwd=bk9YWE1LRmc4ZzZ0dUVJeWNZcW9SUT09

Meeting ID: 843 2880 4210
Password: 446779


 
Zoom Link for Rabbi Rothsteins Class:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/597812731 

Mercaz Seattle is inviting you to pop in and say Shabbat Shalom! 7:00-7:20 on Friday evening. 

Topic: Mercaz Shabbat Shalom
Time: Friday nights from 7 pm to 7:20 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87295637078?pwd=UHFvT0R4RFRiWnBmSDlZVHltcDl6dz09

Meeting ID: 872 9563 7078
Password: 425949

 

Mercaz is partnering on - LAG B'OMER LIVE!
Lag B’Omer Live! Stories and Melodies to Nourish the SpiritMay 11, 2020 8.00 - 9.00PM
Mercaz together with the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle invites you to join together by the campfire to celebrate Lag B'Omer, connecting as a community despite our physical distance with uplifting, soulful melodies and stories to nourish the spirit! The evening program includes musical artists and storytellers from across the Greater Seattle community. Here is the Zoom link for the night’s festivities: https://bit.ly/lagbomerlive.
Hi all, we've heard some interest in continuing Covid check-ins on Shabbat, please sign up below if you would like to visit and/or receive a visit. Thanks!
Shabbat Check-ins
  • Quarantine Support - If you need support (something picked up at a store, dropped off to you, picked up from you, a meal) or would like to join this team to provide support, reach out to Racheli Moskowitz at 516-305-2241 or rmoskowitz314@gmail.com
Community Events
NYHS classes and events that are available to our entire community:
Today, Thursday, May 7th, 8:00 pm

MEDICAL PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF THE CORONAVIRUS

via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88139139006


Meeting ID: 881 3913 9006
Password: 795536
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