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 weekly for a song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat
  • We meet weekly for meaningful Shabbat Morning tefillah, Kiddush and learning
  • We gather weekly  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.
  • Bnei Akiva youth and family programming is run through Mercaz.   Thank you to the Samis Foundation for supporting our experiential learning programming.