Welcome to U District Minyan

A little bit about us...

The UDistrict Minyan – Ohel Yoseph Yitzchak is an Orthodox synagogue serving our diverse local community. We provide a welcoming home for praying, learning, and spiritual growth. The UDistrict minyan welcomes Jews from all walks of life, and welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Rabbi Shimon Emlen, Rabbi Mendy Levitin, and Rabbi Dr. Joseph Tractman provide spiritual leadership and daily classes for our community .

Most classes are 7PM or 8 PM. on ZOOM only. Contact Chaplain Matthew Perry at info@udistrictminyan.org for our schedule of classes, ZOOM information, and to contact our shamash or rabbis.

Our Jewish Library includes hundreds of fascinating books to enhance the mitzvah of learning!

UDistrict Minyan does not charge for any services or community activities. To support us, click Donate

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Prayer Services

Prayers follow orthodox traditions according to Nusach Ari Z”L , with prayer books and instructions available in Hebrew, Hebrew/English and Hebrew/Russian.

Saturday morning 10 AM - Shacharis every week followed by a kiddush meal. Doors open 9:30 AM for Coffee, Cake, and Torah

We also hold holiday services with the morning services starting at 10 AM


We are located at 4525 19th Ave NE, Seattle in the heart of the UDistrict. Limited parking is available from the Alley behind our building (between 19th and 18th Ave NE)

Visitor Information

UDistrict Minyan welcomes visitors from all over the world. Although we are not within the North Seattle Eruv, we are close to several hotels including University Inn, Graduate Hotel, Residence Inn Seattle University District, Watertown Hotel, and the Silver Cloud University District.

Contact Chaplain Matthew Perry if you need assistance at info@udistrictminyan.org



Kosher meats, bread, wine and a wide variety of products are available locally at

Most grocers in the Seattle area including Whole Foods and Safeway carry many kosher products.

A broader range of Kosher Foods and wines are available for delivery or pickup from www.SeattleKosher.com 


All Seattle kosher restaurants and services are under the supervison of the Seattle Vaad www.seattlevaad.org.  Please be aware that these are the ONLY kosher supervised restaurants in the area.  

  • Teapot Vegetarian House /Vegan15230 NE 24th St Ste H, Redmond, WA 98052

  •  Pabla Indian Cuisine / Dairy – Not Cholov Yisroel  Vegan Menu Available 364 Renton Center Way SW #C60 Renton WA 98057(425) 228-4625 Renton location only, others are not kosher.

  • Einstein Brothers Bagels / Bagels are Pas Yisrael. Dairy is not Cholov Yisrael. 2746 NE 45th StSeattle, WA 98105(206) 522-1998

QFC in the University Village has a Deli Section withSushi, Deli Sandwiches, Prepared Foods 2746 NE 45th St Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 522-1998

Guides to Jewish Seattle

Dina provides a frequently updated, independent source for information about Jewish life in Seattle. www.SeattleJew.com 

Community events are compiled on the Jewish Federation Community Calendar www.JewishinSeattle.org   

Our local mikvah and daily minyanim are held at www.CSTLSeattle.org