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Vashon Island WA
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15401 Westside Hwy SW (PO Box 89) Vashon Island WA

Shabbat Evening Potluck

at the home of

Phil Levin & Elizabeth Braverman

6:30 pm • Friday, June 24

Enjoy good food, great company and learn about the Jewish Farmer Network.

Come light candles and celebrate!

For directions and details, click...

Torah Discussion • Zoom

9:30 - 11 am • Every Saturday

Join us for an informal and respectful lay-led discussion of the current parashah in the context of contemporary, historical, spiritual, political, and cultural themes.

Annual Meeting • Zoom

11 am • Saturday April 11

• approve the new bylaws!
• elect (or re-elect) officers! 
• show support for our trustees & volunteers!

Shabbat Evening Service


Phil Levin & Elizabeth Braverman

7:00 pm • Friday, Feb. 23

at the Havurah

doors open 6:45 pm
Please join us for a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service and some sweet kugel and other treats.

Let's welcome Shabbat together.

Summer Potluck Picnic

at the Havurah

6:30 pm • Friday, July 8

Please bring a dish to share!
The havurah will provide plates, forks, cups, napkins, wine, and challah!

🔥 Lag b'Omer Sameach! / ל״ג בָּעוֹמֶר שָׂמֵחַ 🔥

Lag BaOmer begins at sundown on Saturday, May 25

⛰️ Chag Shavuot Sameach! / חַג שָׁבוּעוֹת שָׂמֵחַ 🌸

Shavuot begins at sundown on Tuesday, June 11

Tu b'Shvat Seder • Zoom

with Suzanne Greenberg

co-sponsored by Vashon Climate Action

5:00 pm • Sunday, January 16

Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees with songs, storytelling, and discussion on the connections between Judaism and ecology.

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Month of Cheshvan • Oct. 5 - Nov. 3

We sounded the shofar. We asked for forgiveness. We went out into booths. We danced with Torah scrolls. When Tishrei, the busiest month on the Jewish calendar, comes to an end, we find ourselves in Heshvan... with a large empty space. The only month of the Jewish year without a religious celebration in it, Heshvan is sometimes overlooked. Yet what if this space could be re-visioned as deeply meaningful and fertile? The month of Heshvan can offer a time to integrate the intense spiritual journey of the High Holidays into our daily lives, all year long. ~ from

Happy Passover

🫓 🍷 חג כשר ושמח 🍷 🫓

Chag Kasher v'Sameach!

Pesach 5783 / 2023

begins Wednesday evening April 5.

Join a seder with a local household!

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Phil Cushman Memorial Lecture Series


Peter Lippman
7 pm • Saturday, Feb. 24

at the Havurah

Peter Lippman, native of Seattle, is a lifelong human rights activist and a writer, Yiddishist, and klezmer musician. He has a history of witnessing the resistance of people and communities to injustice in such places as Nicaragua, Bosnia, Kosovo, Palestine, and most recently, Ukraine.


Mr. Lippman traveled to Ukraine last October on an assignment to speak with people at Karazin University in Kharkiv, in the eastern part of the country. Along the way, he spent time meeting people and talking to them in Lviv (where his grandmother was born), Kyiv, and Chernihiv. Lippman learned first-hand what Ukrainians had to say about what they've been experiencing; how they feel now about using Russian vs. Ukrainian language; how they feel about Russians; what their hopes were for the future.

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Memory Garden

a place to honor and reflect, in community


Our new Memory Garden is envisioned as a quiet landscaped area on our spacious grounds, nestled in the curve of the meditation path, and open to the island community year-round. The garden will include artful seating, beautiful plantings, and brick pavers engraved with our memories.

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Your memory will be highly visible

for generations to come.

High Holy Days
at the Havurah

  Let's welcome the new year together.

Sunday, Sept. 25 • Erev Rosh Hashanah
The birthday of the world, 5783 years old!

Monday, Sept. 26 • Rosh Hashanah, first day

Tuesday, Sept. 27 • Rosh Hashanah, second day
with Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg

Friday, Sept. 30 • Shabbat Shuvah
with Merna Hecht

Tuesday, Oct. 4 • Kol Nidrei

Wednesday, Oct. 5 • Yom Kippur

If you’re interested in leading or participating in services, giving a drash, or singing with the Havurah Ensemble, please...


Brief History:

The Havurah


Fourth Friday Kabbalat Shabbat:

We welcome Shabbat together at 7:00 pm on the fourth Friday of each month. Lay leaders engage us in a musical, meaningful, and fun evening together. Watch the announcements at the top of this page and the Monthly Newsletter for details!


We have an energetic ritual committee which plans programs and services for the High Holy Days, Sukkot, Chanukkah, Tu b'Shvat, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot. Watch the announcements at the top of this page and the Monthly Newsletter for details!

Happy Chanukah 🕎 חֲנוּכָּה שָׂמֵחַ 🕎 Chanukah Sameach

Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication,
begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023
and ends at nightfall on Friday, Dec. 15.

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