Formed: 2007 Established: 2007
This page last updated:4/14/2011
Seattle, Washington, WA,
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An intentional community. An urban kibbutz. Jewish cohousing. A non-denominational gathering place. An intimate venue dedicated to Jewish culture. A great place to live and hang out!
The Ravenna Kibbutz is a denominationally unaffiliated Jewish intentional community in Seattle, where members cooperatively maintain commons space and public programs for the greater Jewish community.
Over the summer of 2007, a group of friends made plans to start a new Jewish community in the city -- one that would bring diverse backgrounds together for a common cause: simply, to make together a beautiful and vibrant place to live. That autumn we rented a sweet old craftsman in the north-end Seattle neighborhood named Ravenna for its enchanting natural ravine. Two years later the Ravenna Kibbutz consists of that original house on the block of 23rd Ave NE between Ravenna's commercial district and the ravine. The house is both the private home of residents and a Commons facility that we invite each other and the whole Seattle community to enjoy together.
Since our first potluck dinner in October of 2007, the Ravenna Kibbutz has opened its doors every week to some of the most colorful and spirited gatherings to be found at any Jewish place in the city. Maintained by the residents and other volunteers from the community, the Ravenna Kibbutz Commons space and programs are open to all and never require a fee for admission.
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Former/Other Names: Moishe House Seattle
This page last updated:4/14/2011
Visitor Process: Please e-mail email@example.com and let us know when you'd like to visit! Friday night Shabbat dinners are a great time to come by, usually around 7 p.m. We love having new people visit us.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Comment: Though we are Jewishly oriented, we have one non-Jewish resident and welcome all.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(Spaces will be opening up this summer)
By majority rule
Leadership Core Group:
(Residents are the core group)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We share some food and household expenses)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have a garden)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(Some meals are dairy or meat (not both))
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Number of Units:
One rented house
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