Welcome to Ashreichem Yisrael! Ashreichem Yisrael is a Shul located in the heart of the Seward Park Community of beautiful Seattle. Ashreichem Yisrael is passionate about Tefila (prayer), spiritual growth through the learning of Torah, love of the Jewish People, and developing a strong and warm community. We encourage guests and can help arrange Shabbos accommodations. We presently have a full Shabbos schedule and morning minyan throughout the week. Ashreichem Yisrael offers many educational opportunities for adults including: Jewish Prayer & Meditation, Chassidus, and classes in personal growth. We are dedicated to providing enriching children’s programming including: Shabbos Youth Groups, Mommy & Me, and special holiday events. Ashreichem Yisrael holds opportunities for joining together in song including: a shared 3rd meal on Shabbos, concerts, and more.
Rabbi Shmuel Brody grew up in Silver Spring, MD, the son of Rabbi Moshe and Faige Brody. Rabbi Brody Sr. was the rabbi in Syracuse, NY for seven years. His mother’s father was Harav Hagaon Shlomo Zalman Braun, the author of “Shearim Metzunaim B’Halacha” on Shulchan Aruch and Shas.
Rabbi Brody attended Ner Yisrael in Baltimore, MD as well as The Jerusalem Kollel under Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz and received semicha from both Rav Berkowitz and Rav Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg.
Rabbi Brody’s upbringing by his grandfather and schooling in classic Lithuanian yeshivos give him the combination of chassidic warmth and hislahavus (excitement) as well as traditional yeshiva learning. He, together with his wife, Rebbetzin Sarah Brody, lovingly care for their family of five and their extended family, Ashreichem Yisrael.
Rebbitzin Sarah Brody is the spirit of Ashreichem incarnate. Her effusive and sincere energy combine with her creativity and dedication to transform everything from the conventional to the exceptional. Combining friend, mentor and leader seamlessly into one seems impossible— until you meet the Rebbitzin. Above all, the Rebbitzin is an advocate for women and children in the community and Ashreichem families benefit from content-laden activities done with fun and passion.