About the Havurah

Our Mission:

Havurat Ee Shalom is a warm and welcoming home for the spiritual, social and intellectual needs of the Jewish Community of Vashon Island. We aim to foster the exploration of the richness and diversity of Jewish life; to create an egalitarian setting where each member’s individual Jewish path is honored and supported; and to cultivate the tenets of Judaism through Study (Torah), Justice (Tzedakah), Prayer (T’filah), Deeds of loving Kindness (G’milut Chasidim), and Healing the World (Tikkun Olam).

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Membership dues are entirely self-assessed, meaning dues of any amount are welcome, and all financial information is confidential.  Havurat Ee Shalom (also called the Vashon Havurah) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization; all contributions and membership dues are fully tax deductible.

Donations are a vital part of our annual budget and help to ensure Havurat Ee Shalom’s presence on Vashon Island.  Our year begins and ends about September (at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year).

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In May of 2015 Havurat Ee Shalom entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to Rent/Share our building with The Puget Sound Zen Center.  Learn more about the agreement in our President’s letter to the membership.

Learn more about the Havurah by clicking the following links:

Brief History
Our Building
Origin and History of the Havurah