Who Are We?
- Mercaz Seattle is a welcoming Modern Orthodox kehillah in North Seattle committed to bringing Jews together through learning, prayer, and friendship.
- We are devoted to halacha, intellectual openness and deep questioning with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
- We encourage active involvement and participation in a friendly, multi-generational atmosphere.
- Mercaz gathers for meaningful learning, spirited tefillah, music, holiday celebrations and retreats.
- Mercaz is participatory and community driven and strives to promote spiritual growth and enrich Jewish life in general.
What do we do?
- We gather once a month for a song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat
- We meet weekly for meaningful Shabbat Morning tefillah, Kiddush and learning
- We gather once a month for third meal and malavah malka, ushering Shabbat out and starting the new week together
- We have a side by side mechitza and we focus on having a respectful and inclusive prayer environment
- We learn Jewish texts together weekly
- We bring teachers and musicians into the community and run retreats for Shavuot and other holidays