Religious Life

Religious Life 2018-06-12T23:54:01+00:00

Pride Activities: Shabbat and Parade

We would like to invite you to join with other members of our congregation in attending the Seattle Jewish Community’s Pride Shabbat 2018 on Friday, June 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This year, Pride Shabbat will be held at Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue (aka Seattle First Baptist Church), 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, 98122. As you may know, the event rotates among synagogues in the Greater Seattle Area, including our own, and is the result of collaboration among members of local synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Seattle. N.B. We will not be holding services at KHN on June 15, so that we can fully support the area-wide Pride Shabbat at Bet Alef.

Pride Shabbat is open to all and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, Gender Fluid, Gender Non-Conforming, and Questioning Jews, friends, families, and allies. Guests will be welcomed at 6:30 pm with pre-neg appetizers followed by a 7:30 pm service and concluding with a dessert oneg to celebrate the evening. Dietary Laws are observed. There is no cost, is ADA Accessible and will be ASL Interpreted.

If you would like to carpool, please email For more information about the event, please contact: Craig Mathews at

Please RSVP

We hope that Kol HaNeshamah will be well represented at Pride Shabbat!

This year’s Pride events will be held the weekend of June 22-24th; the Parade will be on June 24th (  We had hoped to have a float in this year’s parade, but unfortunately, were unable to find someone to spearhead this event.  If this is something you’d like to help make happen next year, please contact Jake Fawcett, KHN’s president, at or Sheila Abrahams, our Executive Director, at  We hope that those of you who will participate in the weekend’s events have a MARVELOUS time!  

The Prayer Project

Tuesday, 26 June 2017 at 7pm

Join us in this exploration to make our liturgy more personal.  Each session of The Prayer Project is a deep dive into a single prayer.  We discuss it’s meaning and allusions, and how to make a personal creative connection to this prayer.  New attendees are always welcome, as you don’t have to have attended previous sessions.  Jump in with us any time.

Musically Meditative Mincha Minyan

Saturday, 30 June 2018 – 7:00pm-8:15pm

At KHN in the Parlour

Join Michael Seidel for a musical mincha minyan leading into Havdalah.  This minyan will focus on experiencing the service through song, chant, and periods of silence.  Please let Michael know if you would like to attend at for set-up planning.  You can also preview some of the music to be used here (


High Holy Day Torah Readers

High Holy Days will be here before you know it, and we need Torah readers for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.  Sign up here (

Some Jewish Journeys:

High Holy Days may be over but you can still read what you missed!

Rabbi Zari’s erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, Singing and working and fighting for our Lives: click Singing and Working and Fighting for our Lives

Rabbi Zari’s Rosh Hashanah sermon, Becoming a Mensch: click Rabbi Zari’s sermon Becoming a Mensch

Una Tana Tokef: click Una Tana Tokef Lesser

Kathleen Orlin’s Jewish Journey: click Jewish Journey – Kathleen Orlin

Katie Harris’s request for support: click Katie Harris’s request for support

Ethan Trooskin Zoller’s request for support: click Ethan Trooskin-Zoller’s request for support

Phil Bereano’s Jewish Journey: JEWISH JOURNEY Kol Nidre 2017

David Levy’s Yom Kippur D’var: David Levy’s D’var