We look forward to our first Kabbalat Shabbat service with Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin on Friday August 17. Learn more about our new rabbi and plans for the Kabbalat Shabbat here.
The Havurah thanks Wendy Marcus and Shawn Weaver for leading our Kabbalat Shabbats (welcoming the sabbath) on the third Friday evening of each month for more than a year. Their music filled service was a wonderful gift to all who participated. We thank them for coming across the water each month to bring such beauty to our tiny Jewish community. They will be greatly missed.
Wendy’s letter to the Havurah:
My time on Vashon with Havurat Ee Shalom has come to an end. This is a very hard decision for me.
I am in awe of the time and effort [the Board] gives to your Vashon Jewish community. I appreciate all the kindness you have bestowed on me.
Shawn and I (while slightly under the weather) realized this past Shabbat how restful it was to stay home. We are both under considerable stress from our jobs and from all the family mishegas over the past few years. We need to make choices that keep our lives more balanced. We cannot fight Friday afternoon Seattle traffic any more. We need to carve out one Friday night a month to sit down with our family and be Jewish “civilians.”
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the amazing Jewish experiences Shawn and I have had with your community.
With love and respect, Wendy