Come join our Zen Center partners for a vegetarian potluck lunch on Sunday October 8th at 12 noon. The festival of Sukkot officially begins Wednesday Oct 5th at sundown.
Our sukkah — a temporary booth or hut for use during the week-long festival of Sukkot — will be available to decorate and enjoy beginning the afternoon of the 5th, which is the first full day of the holiday. Members are encouraged to visit, decorate and enjoy the sukkah. It’s traditional to take meals in the sukkah, and weather permitting, the hardier among us may also elect to sleep in the sukkah.
However you choose to use the sukkah, take pictures and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post them on our website and Facebook.
Sukkot runs through Tuesday October 11th. That final day of Sukkot is also known as Hoshanah Rabbah.
Learn more about the festival of Sukkot here.
Wendy Marcus led beautiful and meaningful services for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur that were attended by both longtime members and many new people. The new machzor (high holiday prayerbook), Mishkan HaNefesh, is inclusive and accessible, with many portals to meanings for this observance of the cyclical nature of our lives and the Jewish calendar and the planet. Tashlich, where we symbolically cast off mistakes and errors of the previous year into a moving body of water and contemplate the year about to start, was especially beautiful at Lisabeula Park.
Membership and 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). Havurat Ee Shalom (also called the Vashon Havurah) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all contributions, including membership dues, are fully tax deductible.
Dues are entirely self-assessed, meaning dues of any amount are welcome, and all financial information is confidential. Active members give $500 to $1,000 a year. (No one is denied membership for financial reasons).
You can view suggested “Fair Share” membership dues, which are based on income levels, by clicking the link below:
To become a new member or extend your current membership simply mail your check to:
Havurat Ee Shalom
PO Box 89, Vashon Island, WA 98070.
You can also pay for a new or continuing membership right now on our website. Just click the link below!
Did you know that the Havurah can earn money every time you shop at Vashon Thriftway? Vashon Island Thriftway gives 1% of it’s sales to non-profits organizations every year. All we have to do is save our receipts!
We strongly encourage everyone, no matter how small the purchase, to participate in this project!
Saturday June 24th 3:00 pm at Havurat Ee Shalom
15401 Westside Hwy SW
(Please Park on Bank Rd.)
The Stahl family extends an invitation to the entire Havurah Community to join in celebrating Levi’s Bar Mitzvah.