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September 21, 2023

Tishrei 6, 5783

Parshat Ha'Azinu

Erev Shabbat - September 22nd

Early Candle Lighting

5:51 pm


6:49 pm

Latest Candle Lighting

6:49 pm

Shabbat - September 23rd

Latest Shema

9:58 am


9:45 am


6:39 pm

Shabbat Ends

7:51 pm

Island Synagogue Services Reminder


We have several congregants with allergies to perfumes and scented lotions.

Please be courteous to others and refrain from wearing them. 

Upcoming Kiddush Dates that Need Sponsorship:



Lech Lecha




Chayei Sara


Click here to make a donation to the Kiddush Fund

Click here to sponsor a Kiddush

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who made our first Shana Tova Fundraiser a success. Special thanks to Sarah Baskin, Shira Levin and Sofia Freedman for leading this program. We were able to raise over $4k thanks to our members support!

Thank you to Shevy Gurary from Shevy's Babka for making the delicious honey cakes.

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 Notes for Island Synagogue Members:

  • OOPS... Coatroom cleanup has been postponed: While you are at Island Synagogue over the high holidays please be sure to take a peak in the coatroom to grab anything you may wish to keep. It will be cleaned out in mid October.
  • 2023-2024 Dues will be added to your account later this month: After October 1st you should login to your shulcloud account and take a look at your account balance. You can either pay online or send in a check. Please contact Keith if you have any questions.
  • We need more VOLUNTEERS for the upcoming year of events - If you are interested in helping out with some of our upcoming events, click here. We really need help with Sukkah Hop, Sukkah Setup, Simchat Torah Dinner and Brunch.
  • Lulav and Etrog pickup info coming on Friday, Septmeber 22.

Click Flyer to Register for Our High Holiday Services

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Please Click Flyer to Donate to Our Sukkah Hop

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Please Click Flyer to Donate to Our

Simchat Torah Dinner & Brunch

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Save the Date - November 17 & 18

Shabbaton with Cantor Orzech and the Kol Simcha Singers

Join Cantor Yaacov Orzech and his choir for a very popular musical Carlebach-style Kabbalat shabbat service followed by a festive Shabbat meal in the social hall. Prices and Times TBD

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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