Havurat Ee Shalom — literally “a group of friends on an island of peace — 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).
The Havurah Welcomes Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin
The Board of Havurat Ee Shalom is pleased to introduce Rabbi Sarah Niebuhr Rubin, who will lead our services during the High Holy Days this September, and possibly additional bi-monthly (every-other month) Shabbat services and other programs through the year. A meet the Rabbi Kabbalat Shabbat service is scheduled for August 17, 2018
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).
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.
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