A Spirit-filled, uplifting evening at the Mercer Island LDS
building! Those remarks were made by members as they enjoyed our
Seattle/Northwest gathering Thursday evening, April 28th.
We enjoyed delicious dishes, some ethnic, all tasty offerings.
entertainment was superb! The Bateman family – Sheila and her husband
and children – have been blessing our area with their music for many
years. We were blessed to have them perform Hebrew musical
arrangements, contributing their talents to our interfaith presentation.
speaker, Mary Kathryn Kozy, our resident LDS genealogist, was the other
hit of the evening. She held our members in rapt attention as she
unfolded to them the mysteries of how to search and find family names. Answering questions about family history and Jewish roots held complete audience interest, keeping her on
the stand well past her presentation time.
Past president Phil Ortega joined us. He recently finished his
two-year term – now holds an honorary status. This year’s gathering was
hosted by the Seattle Area Committee.
ended our gathering with testimonies of the Gospel and personal stories
of faith, enhanced by a couple of Jewish sisters. They contributed to
our gathering in a special way. We so appreciate their participation
and contributions to our food table.
Plans are underway for the next gathering of the Seattle/Northwest
group. We are looking for entertainers and a Hebrew dance teacher to
lead us in dance.
Our next gathering is in October 2016 at the Mercer Island LDS
building, 4001 island Crest Way. Members will receive emails monthly
with our progress. Please do visit our website: www.mormonsandjews.org and visit our numerous links to increase your understanding or the Mission of B’nai Shalom, Children of Peace, Org.