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Chabad Mercer Island is a place where you can celebrate Judaism joyfully and with meaning. A place where Judaism sheds relevant perspective to our daily lives. Filled with opportunities to expand your mind, excite your heart, and touch your soul. Our center offers you a wide range of learning, connection, and outreach opportunities for all ages. Experience is paramount, and your questions are encouraged and embraced.
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Learning & Inspiration
  • Do You Own What You Have?Abraham appreciated that if you want to make something truly yours, you must pay for it. Read More
  • Take the Jewish Funeral QuizAccompanying the deceased to his or her final resting place is a tremendous mitzvah and displays... Read More
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Weekly Torah Portion
Upcoming Holiday
Nov. 28 - Dec. 6
Daily Thought
Look deeply and you will see that the Torah does not know of man and woman as separate beings. Each act is performed once through a single body—a body that in our world may appear as two, but which the Torah sees as one. On the contrary, for both to be assigned the same mitzvah would be redundant, for why should one half of the body do that which the other has already accomplished? Just as a man fulfills the mitzvah to be fruitful and multiply through the agency of his female counterpart, so does a woman wrap tefillin or wear tzitzit on the body of her male counterpart. For just as man and woman were first created as a single form...
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