Chavurat Shir Hayam is a Jewish community of over 40 families from the Bainbridge Island – North Kitsap – Seattle area that draws inspiration from many Jewish traditions and movements including Jewish Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform and others. In the Chavurah tradition, we often meet in the warmth of members’ homes (rather than a synagogue) and participate in leading Jewish rituals along with visiting/guest rabbis and teachers.
Our community stands on three principles – the nurturing of Jewish spirituality and observance, the importance of learning and the responsibility of Tikkun Olam (social action).
- We explore ways to make Jewish prayer, ritual, study, traditions, social action and mitzvah joyous and meaningful so that our lives and those of our children are enriched and strong Jewish identities are forged.
- We hope that through our deeds we will build a solid and compassionate Jewish community that positively impacts the broader community.
- We value the knowledge, creativity, wisdom and support of each member.
- We welcome and encourage the full and equal participation of every member, Jewish and non-Jewish, in all we do.
In addition to observing and celebrating the full calendar of Jewish holidays and life cycle events, we hold religious school classes, sponsor community events, actively participate in community service projects and offer Adult Education.
We welcome you to join us and look forward to meeting you. Send us a message via our Contact Form, or call 206-567-9414 for more information.