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                            High Holiday Schedule 2016/5777

Saturday Night, September 24th
Selichot: 11:30 p.m

Sunday, October 2nd:
Erev Rosh Hashana

Shacharit: 8:00 a.m. followed by
Hatarat Nedarim (annulment of vows)
Candle lighting: 6:27 p.m.
Mincha/Maariv: 6:32 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5th:
Fast of Gedalia

Fast begins: 5:38 a.m.
Shacharit: 7:00 a.m.
Mincha/Maariv: 6:24 p.m.
Fast ends: 7:10 p.m.

Monday, October 3rd:
Rosh Hashana (1st day)

Shacharit: 8:30 a.m.
Shofar: 11:00 a.m.
High Holidays 101: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mincha/Tashlich/Maariv: 6:00 p.m.

Candle lighting:
no earlier than 7:28 p.m. from an existing flame

Tuesday, October 11th:
Erev Yom Kippur

Shacharit: 7:00 a.m.
Candle lighting/Fast begins: 6:09 p.m.
Kol Nidrei: 6:10 p.m.


Tuesday, October 4th:
Rosh Hashana (2nd day)

Shacharit: 8:30 a.m.
Shofar: 11:00 a.m.
High Holidays 101: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mincha/Maariv: 6:57 p.m.
Yom Tov ends: 7:58 p.m.


Wednesday, October 12th:
Yom Kippur

Shacharit: 8:30 a.m.
High Holidays 101 #1: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
 Yizkor: 11:00 a.m.
High Holidays 101 #2: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Mincha/Neilah/Maariv: 5:00 p.m.
Yom Tov ends/Fast ends: 7:11 p.m.


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After 18 months in our beautiful new building, we have a new name. While remaining a community of shevet achim, dwelling together, "Island Synagogue" suits us. It says as simply as possible what and where we are; a welcoming community open to all Jews. There are no prerequisites to worship, study and experience the richness of Jewish life with us. Come and see for yourself!

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Island Synagogue blends the warmth of traditional Judaism with a whole-hearted acceptance of everyone. We “shevet achim,” dwell together, as Seattle’s most diverse congregation. Many of us have returned to tradition and now join in friendship with other families, retired couples and singles in a rich community life filled with prayer, study and “chesed,” acts of kindness. Please visit us in our new building, home to Mercer Island's Orthodox congregation for all Jews.

…is on Mercer Island!  A Series of 8 classes,

Thursday Mornings, September 8th through October 27th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

In the Social Hall at Island Synagogue
Island Crest Way and SE 47
th Street, Mercer Island

Zumba is perfect for everybody and every body. Zumba takes the "work" out of workout, mixing low- and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are like “exercise in disguise.”

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy—and a serious dose of awesome!

We are fortunate to have Jessica Low as our Zumba teacher

Jessica is a choreographer, dancer, actor, singer, director and youth educator in musical theatre. Jessica received the 2014 Gregory Award (recognizing contributions to Seattle Theatre) for Outstanding Choreography; you may have seen Jessica’s work recently in The Sound of Music at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and productions at Seattle Musical Theatre and Village Theatre. She has taught Zumba at Island Synagogue for a year.

Special early 8-class series rate is only $40 (that’s just $5 per class!) Drop-ins are $7 per class.

Tell your friends… Open to all women
Registration and information at ZUMBA / 206.275.1539

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Sun, 11 September 2016 8 Elul 5776