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Passover is a pilgrimage holiday that commemorates the Exodus of Jews from slavery in Egypt. In 2019 (5779 on the Jewish calendar), Passover starts at sundown on Friday, April 19, and ends at sundown on the evening of April 27. 

Whether you’re a Seder pro or looking to dip your toes into the water, here are some helpful resources: 

Passover 101: 
My Jewish Learning
Passover for Kids:
PJ Library
Passover Events Around the Sound:
Seattle Jewish Universe
Passover Events at the J
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All Love, No Lonely








Whether you are 2 or 92 years old, you belong at the SJCC. Here we embrace everyone for who they are and what they bring to the world. Here you see the familiar faces of people you’ve known for years and friends you have yet to meet. Here you are seen, welcomed, and appreciated. Here you feel love, not lonely.

Guided by Jewish values, we offer programs that empower us to be better and unify us as a community. The team at the J works hard to create an environment where:

  • Visitors feel welcome
  • Joy overcomes fear
  • Curiosity is authentic
  • Friendships deepen
  • Discourse is respectful
  • Jewish culture is unifying
  • A sense of belonging is strong

It’s through belonging and connection that we get to know one another, celebrate life, and care for each other. This is increasingly vital as we live in a world where people are often more connected to devices than other people. This digital [dis]connection is leading to mental health issues, isolation, and in tragic situations—like last week’s terror attacks in New Zealand or October’s attack in Pittsburgh—to catastrophic violence. In both cases, we learned that the perpetrators were isolated individuals, spurred by hate.

Contrast that to a place like the J, where members notice each other, smile and talk when they see each other, and check in when someone hasn’t been around lately. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a SJCC member to ask a SJCC staff person about an absent classmate or workout buddy.

Today we celebrate Purim, a holiday celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Loneliness is one modern evil, and here at the J, we commit to defeating hate with love, friendship and community.

Please join us in always taking a minute to connect with each other and the people that make the SJCC a warm, welcoming community. Through smiles, and greetings that become conversations, we’ll get to know each other and each one of us will know that we are a part of a community, built on timeless Jewish values, and growing stronger each day with love.

All love, no lonely.

Read more about All Love No Lonely and how we are celebrating our 50 years in Mercer Island and 70 Years in greater Seattle: CLICK HERE.

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SJCC Modified Schedule – Feb 13

The SJCC will open late on Wednesday, February 13, at 9 am. The Early Childhood School and Kidstown are closed; there will be no enrichment classes or swim lessons.

Pool Schedule
9 am: Aquatic Sport
10 am-4 pm: Lap/Open Swim
4-6 pm: Master’s Swim
6 pm: Pacific Dragons Swim Team

Group Fitness Schedule
Classes before 9 am are cancelled. All other classes will go on as scheduled

Drop-In Childcare Available
11 am-3 pm | K-5th grade
Got a little cabin fever? Bring your kids to the J for drop-in care tomorrow while you workout, grab a cup of coffee, or go for a swim. Care is available for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade who are current Kidstown families and/or SJCC members only. Children may drop-in for up to 90 minutes, and parents must remain in the building. Care is available on a first come-first served basis.

We continue to monitor weather and road conditions and will provide updates here.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

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