LDS Jews, Family and Mormon Friends
Seattle/Northwest Gathering of B'nai Shalom
We have gatherings every April and
B'nai Shalom uniting Joseph and Judah in understanding and love in Utah since 1967.
Israel's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, said to future LDS President Ezra Taft Benson: "...there are no people in the world
who understand the Jews like the Mormons." Elder Benson responded: We need to know more about the Jews, and the Jews ought to know more about the Mormons.
- David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first PM
Members and friends sharing a common Jewish heritage, and anyone interested in Jewish people/culture, regardless of ancestry
There are generally three main phases of the evening:
on Jewish/American variety 6:00pm to 7:30 pm:
A pot luck dinner of Ashkenazic and Sephardic dishes. (Bring food or not, and Jewish or not, just come!!) Greeting and kibbitzing with new and old friends.
Keynote speech/fireside 7:45pm to 8:30 pm:
Conversion stories or an interesting keynote speech/fireside on
subjects relevant to Jewish-Mormon connections, culture or history.
Entertainment 8:30pm to 9:30 pm:
Generally includes cultural music, special themes, invited testimonies. If time allows: instruction on Hebrew dances.
Through gatherings, this site, and social media, we promote:
Understanding of heritage, traditions and connections: Judaic - Mormon
Learning Ancient Israelite foundations of the restored Church
Enjoyment of Jewish culture - music, dance, etc; culture of your heritage.
Greater understanding of our LDS faith; building greater testimonies
Guide to unique genealogical research.