Return to roots reunion
The Seattle Hebrew Day School existed from 1947 to 1967 before moving and its building becoming the Islamic School of Seattle. With the Islamic School now closing its doors, the fate of the building hangs in limbo. Seattle Hebrew Day School graduates from around the country are gathering at their old school grounds for a “return to roots” reunion, to see the school one last time. Alumni, parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend the very casual event. Light refreshments will be provided.
Takes place Mon., July 16, 6:30–9:30 p.m. at the Islamic School of Seattle, 720 25th Ave., Seattle. For more information and to sign up, contact Karen at email@example.com or 678-520-8636, or Sherry Willner Feuer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhodes and Kos weekend with Rabbi Marc Angel
Rabbi Marc Angel will deliver a series of lectures to honor the memory of the Jews of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos, who were deported to Nazi death camps on Fri., July 20, 1944. On Thurs., July 19 at 7:30 p.m. he will speak on “Re-inventing Sephardic Seattle: Nostalgia and the Future of our Community,” and on Sat., July 21 he will give the Shabbat sermon, “Remembering the Jewish Martyrs of Rhodes: Lessons for our Times.” That evening at 7 p.m., Angel will speak on “Maimonides: Essential Teachings in Jewish Faith and Ethics.”
Takes place July 19–21 at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St., Seattle. For more information visit www.ezrabessaroth.net.
The Stroum Jewish Community Center and the Washington State Jewish Historical Society are teaming up for a softball reunion. To celebrate Instant Replay, the Historical Society’s year of Jews in sports, and the history of the SJCC’s softball league, the event will include a home run derby, water balloon toss, inflatable bouncy house and hot dogs on the grill. A small exhibition of past softball championship teams will be on display.
Takes place Sun., July 22, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at South Mercer Field, Mercer Island. For more information visit bit.ly/softballreunion or www.wsjhs.org/events.php.
Two faiths, one God
Temple B’nai Torah and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will honor the fasts of Tisha B’Av, the commemoration of the destruction of the Jewish Temple, and Ramadan, the daily fast during the month when the Quran was revealed, together. The two groups will pray and study sources from both traditions before breaking the fast after sunset. A Quran and Torah scripture exhibition will be on display.
Takes place July 29 at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.amiseattle.org.