6500 52nd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98118
Rabbi Emeritus: Simon Benzaquen
Rabbi Emeritus: Solomon Maimon
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (In winter months, Fridays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.)
Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation is one of the largest Sephardic congregations in the United States, following traditions and customs from Jewish Turkish origin brought by its founding fathers nearly 100 years ago. Services are conducted daily, with liturgical melodies stemming from the musical tradition of the Ottoman Empire.
SBH offers varied social programs for its youth and adults, including after-school gatherings and summer camp experiences. Sephardic Adventure Camp (overnight) and its day camp have been ongoing for several years. Each camp entertains children of Sephardic and non-Sephardic backgrounds from the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.
SBH recently re-launched a very dynamic and exciting youth program. Rinah Benoliel, chair of the youth committee, and her team — Amy Amiel, David Benezra and Susan Marks — have injected a new level of enthusiasm and professionalism in their youth programming.
Sarah Brody, a mother of three, runs the SBH youth program and is well known by many young parents, and brings experience and talent to the position. Sarah is focusing on the weekly Shabbat groups. Two separate groups meet every Shabbat at 9:45 a.m. Children ages 3–7 meet in the Fellowship Room; ages 8–12 meet in the upstairs Midrash. Both groups engage in age-appropriate, fun and educational activities revolving around prayer (tefilah) and the weekly Torah portion.
These sessions are already well attended, but there is always room for more!
Weekday and Shabbat service schedule:
Weekdays: Monday and Thursday: 6:50 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7 a.m.
Weekday evenings (Minha/Arvith): Call office for time
Friday evenings at sundown (Summer schedule at 7 p.m.)
Shabbat morning: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday mornings: 8 a.m.