Congregation Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch is a close-knit, yet open community
dedicated to reaching out to Jews from all backgrounds and helping them reconnect with or strengthen their commitment to their heritage.
Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch is a place where Jews gather on Shabbos for spirited davening, followed by steaming cholent and hearty l'chaim. Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch is a place Jews can come to learn Torah, sing a niggun, hear an amazing Chassidic story from the rabbi or a true-life insight from a stranger.
On Simchat Torah, the joy is tangible - people wander in from the
neighborhood and get swept up in the dancing, singing and celebration.
On the High Holidays, no one needs a ticket - everyone is welcome to come and make their peace with God.
Members of the congregation regularly open their homes on Shabbat to visitors from out of town or Seattleites exploring traditional Judaism.
When Jews from around the world come to Seattle for treatment at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or Children's Hospital, members of Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch are there to provide for their needs - from candles for Shabbat to emotional support for their families.
The congregation's new synagogue building and mikvah are in the North end of Seattle.