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November 30, 2023

17th of Kislev 5784

Parshat Vayishlach

Erev Shabbat - December 1st


4:02 pm

Candle Lighting

4:02 pm

Shabbat - December 2nd

Latest Shema

9:47 am


9:30 am


3:52 pm

Shabbat Ends

5:11 pm

This Week's Kiddush:

Deli Meat and Sushi Kiddush

Sponsored by:

The Engelstein and Schnitzer Family

Dedication: In Honor of Jacob Engelstein’s yahrzeit.

Click here to make a donation to the Kiddush Fund, this helps cover unsponsored kiddushes.

Click here to sponsor a Kiddush

Upcoming available Kiddush dates:











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Mazel Tov to Mark and Kim Weinstein on the birth of their new granddaughter, to Rachel and Jon Roth.




Kim and Marc Weinstein

Carol Teitz and Craig Keebler

In honor of Kim and Mark Weinstein's new granddaughter. Mazal Tov!

Avi Baskin

Carol Teitz and Craig Keebler

In honor of Avi Baskin's Hanachas Teffillin

Rabbi Kornfeld's Classes:

Practical Halacha

 Monday - Friday @ 9:30 am

The Laws of Shabbat

Text: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

Location: Only on Zoom


Talmud Class


Weekly class: Thursday @ Noon

Location: In Library or on Zoom 


Shacharit Schedule


Sundays @ 8am, Monday - Friday @ 7am. Talmud to follow.  

Please call or text Rabbi Kornfeld @ 206-679-9117 to confirm your participation and to confirm the service will be happening.  


Important News for Island Synagogue Members:


  • We have created an "Israel Information" page on our website (Updated 11/29/2023): This page contains helpful links to all things surround the Israel situation. If you have anything that you would like us to add please send it to office@islandsynagogue.org. It can be seen by clicking here or from the shul website header "Israel Info".

  • Support Israel
  • Jewish Natiional Fund-USA Invites you to "The Resilience of the Negev" Tuesday, December 5th. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • Please visit https://www.aipac.org/israel-at-war/takeaction to find practical ways of supporting Israel. Included on the site are instructions for how to contact members of Congress to motivate passing of bills with additional funding needed at this time.
  • Military Rabbinate Band sings Acheinu, the song we have started to use during Shabbat services. You can find both Hebrew and English words at the bottom of p. 146/7 in the Artscroll Siddur Kol Yakov. Click Here for the Youtube

We hope to see you all on December 7th!

Dear Friends,

Let us all attend this public Menorah Lighting to show the unity of the Jewish people, especially during this time of Darkness for our brothers and sisters in Israel. Bring your friends, especially children so they feel supported and strong. I hope to see all of you there.

-Rabbi Y. Kornfeld

Please Join us this Sunday, December 3rd!

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Registration Ends Sunday, 12/3 @ Noon

Click Flyer to Register

RCS Lesson 2 - Save the Date - December 14th


Please come and support Island Synagogue member Sam Chernicoff and the NYHS varsity boys basketball team in their season opener, this Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 7pm at Seattle Hebrew Academy.

Sign up to read a Haftorah

Make a donation to Island Synagogue

Send a tribute card

Sponsor a kiddush

Donate to the Kiddush Fund

Island Synagogue

8685 SE 47th Street, 

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Web: www.islandsynagogue.org

Office: To reach the office 

please email office@islandsynagogue.org

Newsletter: Newsletter submissions should be sent to office@islandsynagogue.org by Tuesday, at 8:00 pm. 

Membership Information

Email: membership@islandsynagogue.org         

Island Synagogue's IOS (Apple) & Android App

IOS (Apple) Version

We have a updated our IOS (Apple) App that you can download to any of your Apple Devices (i.e. watch,phone or tablet). You can use this device to access your account, make a donation, check the member directory or check the Zmanim calendar. Simply go to the app store and search Island Synagogue and look for the white and black logo as seen above.

Android Version

If you have an Android device the app has not been updated but still functions like the new IOS version. All you have to do is go to Google Play store and search Island Synagogue and a blue and white app should pop up, image of app also below. If you have any questions please contact Keith at office@islandsynagogue.org.


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