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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.
Meet the Members: Tziporah Thompson and Thomas Brown
Where are you from?
Thomas is a native Seattlite, and Tziporah is from sunny SoCal.
What brought you to Seattle?
The liquid sunshine.. JK, Thomas went to school at U of Maryland with Tziporah's sister, while Tziporah was attending Johns Hopkins. They decided they kinda liked each other, got married, and moved back to the West Coast for work and to be near family.
Can you share a good travel memory or fun date night?
This past New Years, a Las Vegas adventure was had. Many rocks were climbed in Red Rock Canyon, much delicious kosher food was eaten, amazing shows were patronized, and Tziporah lost $2 in the slots.
What's your favorite current boardgame or hobby?
Climbing rocks; inside, outside, and all around. Tziporah sometimes tries to make Thomas play board games, but he generally prefers reading books.
Any special way that you are coping with the current crisis?
Thomas has been baking 3-5 sourdough loaves a week. Tziporah has been spending a lot of time with her balcony plants. Both have been taking long runs together on the Burke Gilman and through Magnuson Park. Homemade cocktails are also enjoyed extensively.
What appeals to you about Mercaz and the Northend community?
Mercaz is exactly the kind of place that you want to go when you don't really feel like going anywhere else. The warmth of community, abundance of spirit, and overall welcoming nature is unlike any other Jewish community we've been a part of.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NYHS classes and events that are available to our entire community: