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South Seattle – There are no kosher restaurants or hotels in the eruv,
but wonderful hospitality coordinators may arrange hospitality for Shabbat and holidays.
|Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath||Sephardic Bikur Holim||Ezra Bessaroth||Minyan Ohr Chadash||Ashreichem Yisrael|
|Bracha Swigard||Contact SBH for hospitality||Contact EB for hospitality||Contact Ruth Aaronson||Rabbi Shmuel Brody|
|email@example.com||206-397-2671 or RabbiBrody@AshreichemYisrael.com|
|North Seattle/University District||Bellevue/Redmond/Microsoft Main Campus|
|There are several hotels, but none have kosher restaurants||No hotels are near kosher restaurants or shuls|
|Contact Chabad House at 206-527-1411||Contact Rabbi Farkash at (425) 957-7860 for hospitality arrangements.|
|Capitol Hill Minyan|
|There are numerous hotels, please visit: http://capitolhillminyan.org/Welcome.html|
|Call: 206-659-SHUL (7485) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.|
|Mercer Island||West Seattle|
|There are kosher restaurants and shopping, but no hotels inside the eruv||There are no kosher restaurants or hotels.|
|Island Synagogue-Shevet Achim is known for being a warm, welcoming community. Please allow us to fulfill the mitzvah of welcoming guests. Accommodations and meals can be arranged for singles, couples and families by contacting email@example.com||Contact Rabbi David at the Seattle Kollel 206-722-8289|
Orthodox Jewish Day Schools
|Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder
Private Jewish day school, serving Jewish children from toddlers through grade 8. Girls high school.
|Torah Day School of Seattle
Torah Day School of Seattle is an exemplary Jewish Orthodox pre-K through 8th grade educational institution
|Seattle Hebrew Academy
The Seattle Hebrew Academy offers a warm learning environment where collaboration is the fabric of each day.
Orthodox Jewish High Schools
|Northwest Yeshiva High School
NYHS is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
Jewish High is an accredited Hebrew School for Jewish teens
Orthodox Synagogues – South Seattle (Seward Park)
|SBH||BCMH||EB||Minyan Ohr Chadash||Ashreichem Yisrael||K’hal Ateres Zekainim|
|Sepharic Bikur Holim
|Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath
(Ashkenazic) Also offers Capitol Hill Minyan
|Minyan Ohr Chadash
|Kehillas Ashreichem Yisrael (The Kehilla)||K’hal Ateres Zekainim (Kline Galland)|
Orthodox Synagogues – North Seattle
|Chabad of Seattle||CSTL||ETC|
|Chabad Lubavitch of the Pacific Northwest
|Congregation Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch
|Eastside Torah Center
Orthodox Synagagues – Other
|Mercer Island||West Seattle||Central Seattle/Downtown|
|Island Synagogue-Shevet Achim||West Seattle Torah Learning Center –
part of Seattle Kollel (Sefard)
|Capitol Hill Minyan
The ceremony of the brit (ritual circumcision) represents the covenant between God and Abraham and is mandated in Genesis 17:10-14. The brit takes place during daylight hours on the eighth day after birth, although it may fall on Shabbat or even Yom Kippur. Postponement is permissible on the grounds of the infant’s health. If delayed beyond the eighth day, the brit is not rescheduled for Shabbat or another holiday. The brit should be performed by a mohel: an observant Jew specially trained to perform circumcisions. The baby is given his Hebrew name at the brit.
|Rabbi Simon Benzaquen||Dr. Ze’ev Young|
Funeral and Burial Services
The Jewish traditions related to death and mourning are intended to recognize death as a part of life. Burial takes place as soon after death as possible. Traditional caskets are of plain wood. Embalming, viewing, and cremation are not permitted and flowers are discouraged.
Your Rabbi should be consulted for specific questions about burial and mourning practices, such as the observance of shiva, recitation of the Kaddish, observing a yahrzeit, and attending yizkor services.
|Seattle Jewish Chapel||Bikur Cholim Cemetery||Machzikay Hadath Cemetery||Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery|
|5145 S. Morgan ST
Seattle, WA 98118
|1340 N. 115th St.
Seattle, WA 98133
|1214 N. 167th St.
Seattle, WA 98133
|1230 N. 167th St.
Shoreline, WA 98133
[For more information about mikvah in general, articles, lists of books, & other resources, please visit www.mikvah.org]
There are three mikvah locations in Seattle: Seattle Mikvah(BCMH) in Seward Park, Mikvah Yisrael Mei Menachem (CSTL) in the North End, & Mikvah Mei Menachem in Bellevue. Please see below for detailed info and contact numbers for each.
|The Seattle Mikvah||Mikvah Yisroel Mei Menachem||Mikveh Mei Menachem|
|located at Congregation Bikur Cholim Machzikei Hadath
5145 S. Morgan Street (across the parking lot from the main building)
Seattle, WA 98118
|located at Congregation Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch
6250 43rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
|1600 151st Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Entrance is on the SOUTH (Right) side of the house
|Appointment Line: 206-721-0970 – then Press 1||Women’s Mikvah Appointment Line: 206-522-1105||Phone: 425-562-7960|
The mikvah is an important family resource for the entire community.
The mikvah is used to complete the conversion process, by a bride before her wedding, by women in their childbearing years, for immersing certain new cooking utensils, and by individuals seeking a sense of spiritual renewal. This profound ritual has the potential to touch something deep in the core of the Jewish soul. Classes on the meaning and use of the mikvah are available by calling and leaving a message on the appointment line.
The Mikvah is available for use by women each evening after nightfall, by
appointment only. Women are asked to please make an appointment at least 24
hours in advance and 36 hours in advance of Shabbat or Yom Tov. Please call to confirm fees.
Daytime arrangements for men to use the Mikvah
may be made with the office and all men are asked to make a donation.
Membership for both men and women are available.
There are different rates for brides and conversions. Brides
are asked to call the Mikvah line in advance to arrange an appointment. The
Mikvah is used by Seattle area rabbis for conversions, who make these
There is a separate keilim mikvah located northern exterior side
the Seattle Mikvah building, which may be used during daylight hours only, to immerse new
What is an Eruv? An eruv is a system of fences, poles, and wires which surround a neighborhood. it allows Observant Jews to carry items from private to public areas on the Sabbath.
There are currently three eruvim in the Greater Seattle area:
Map of North Seattle Eruv:
|Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle||Jewish Family Services||JT News|
|Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle||JFS||JT News|
|Seattle Kollel||Seattle NCSY||Hebrew Free Loan Association|