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Welcome to SJC

Celebrating Jewish heritage in a supportive, diverse, non-religious community.

The Hannukah fun begins with you!

Hanukkah is a beautiful celebration, the Festival of Lights.

Please consider volunteering for the SJC Hanukkah party, and help us make this community event memorable.

Volunteer registration is now open at this link.
You can RSVP using this link.

Family Shabbat Program

As a member of this community, I agree with many of you that we need to enhance the Jewish experience for our families and young children.

Continuing reading.

Shalom Sunday, the Holidays, & You

Do you have a special talent or idea you would like to share with the rest of the community?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in planning and leading the following community events:

  1. Tu B’shvat (birthday of the trees) Seder (ceremony).
  2. Hanukkah celebration, including planning activities for both kids and adults

If interested, please contact me.

Other comments and ideas are also always welcome.

Best regards,
Moranne Aaron-Berel
Education Director


Check out our new blog page

We now have a blog page which will occasionally be updated with information related to the community.

Check out the blog for our first entry about our new Shalom Sunday educator.

Educators Wanted

Shalom Sunday School Needs You!
Do you love Jewish culture? Would you like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with 12 & 13 year old teens? Do you have teaching experience? Are you available a couple weekends a month? 

Shalom Sunday, the Sunday School of the Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, seeks a creative person to teach at our Shalom Sunday school for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. Please come join our circle!  

Our curriculum includes: Jewish history, culture, and values from a secular, humanistic, non-theistic perspective, with emphasis on building pride in being Secular Humanistic Jews. Classes meet on Mercer Island for 18 classroom sessions, including two community service events, two Sunday mornings per month from September to June.  

The job: Teach a class of approximately 8 students and help them get ready for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Help them develop an understanding of their Jewish identity and what it means to be Secular Humanistic Jews. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge of and enthusiasm for Jewish culture and values. 
Maintain positive relationships with each student and their family, assess student learning, build a supportive classroom community, and collaborate with other faculty members. Central to this role is the capacity to serve as a role model for students intellectually, with passion.

Requirements: Must have knowledge of Judaism, particularly the culture and history. Educator needs to enjoy teaching, and have a love for children and a desire to maintain quality rapport with students. Background and experience in education, teaching, and/or group leadership are plusses. Interest, enthusiasm, and philosophical agreement are most important. Final hiring is contingent on passing the background check.

Summing it up: We offer a warm community, small class sizes, a growing resource library, teacher support, and competitive salaries. Our joyous community celebrates diversity, interfaith families, and welcomes everyone.

To apply: Please send an letter of interest and a resume/CV and/or link to online professional profile (e.g. LinkedIn) to

Welcome to the new SJC website.

We are excited to have you visit our new website and member portal.

Have a look around. We are still adding information to a few pages yet here you can find information about upcoming events, join our newsletter and edit your subscription settings, donate, signup for events, enroll your child/ren in Shalom Sunday and more.

Contact us with any questions.

Thu, November 23 2017