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We deepen relationships to Judaism and our community by engaging the soul, heart, and mind.

Temple Beth Am welcomes the entire spectrum of our Jewish community: people of all ages, races, and abilities; interfaith families; and people who are single, partnered, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.

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Book Talk with Author Bonnie Rochman and
Temple Beth Am Member Sophie-Shifra Kessler Gold

The Gene MachineThe Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids — 
And the Kids We Have

Sunday, March 25, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Beth Am Social Hall East
This important book was named one of Amazon’s Top 20 Science Picks of 2017. Join with author Bonnie Rochman who explores the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family. Rochman tells the stories of scientists working to unlock the secrets of the human genome; genetic counselors and spiritual advisers guiding mothers and fathers through life-changing choices; and, of course, parents (including Rochman herself) grappling with revelations that are sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always profound.

Sophie-Shifra Kessler Gold will join Bonnie to discuss the chapter about her son Isaac Michael Levin who died of Canavan’s Disease.

The book talk will be ASL interpreted by the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (https://hsdc.org/). Books will be on sale.

Mimouna: A Muslim and Jewish Interfaith Celebration


Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Temple Beth Am

Mimouna is a centuries old celebration where Jews and Muslims mark the end of Passover. There will be music, henna, art projects, and guided tours of Temple Beth Am. Vegetarian/Halal/Kosher-style snacks and sweets will be served.

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to everyone! Funding for Mimouna was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Sponsored by Temple Beth Am's Interfaith and Intercultural Initiative.

Congregational Budget Meeting

Sunday, April 8, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Beth Am Social Hall
Get a snapshot of Temple Beth Am’s current financial situation as well as a draft budget for next year. This is your opportunity to provide input into next year’s budget. Beth Am’s Board of Directors will consider your feedback at the Board meeting on Thursday, April 19 before voting on the final version at the Board meeting on Thursday, May 17.

Yom Hashoah Commemoration and Film Screening of I Missed My Train

Heartstone Studios I Missed My Train Ernst and KarinaWednesday, April 11, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Beth Am Sanctuary
A special preview screening of the documentary film, I Missed My Train, featuring Dutch Holocaust survivor Ernst Van Gelderen, who goes on a journey to revisit his experiences as a hidden child during the war. Filmmakers Elke Hautala and Michael Kleven will be at the screening to introduce the documentary and answer questions after the film.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Jazzy Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, April 13, 8:00 PM
Beth Am Sanctuary
We are excited to welcome Roei Ganzarski on behalf of the Seattle chapter of the Israeli American Council to speak about the contributions of Israelis in tech and what it is like to be an Israeli here in Seattle. Enjoy a festive dessert oneg sponsored by ARZA following the service.

Song Circle with Cantor Victor Geigner

Cantor Victor GeignerTuesdays, April 17, 24; 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Beth Am Sanctuary 
Learn service repertoire, listen to Jewish music from around the world, and embrace the musical treasures of our people in this intimate class with Temple Beth Am’s Cantor Victor Geigner. Come once or every week! No previous Hebrew or musical knowledge necessary. To find out more or to RSVP, contact Cantor Geigner.

Shabbat Minyan Service and Lunch for Yom Ha'atzmaut

Saturday, April 21, 10:30 AM
Temple Beth Am
Special guests Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean of the Taube Family Campus of Hebrew Union College-JIR in Jerusalem, and her husband Elan Ezrachi, a Jerusalem-based author and consultant on Jewish Peoplehood and Israel-Diaspora affairs, who are on sabbatical this year will give a short talk during Shabbat services, followed by more conversation during lunch on “Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Relations between Israel and the Diaspora.”

Spring Play

Wholesale dress graphicSeattle Jewish Theater Company's "I Can Get It for You Wholesale"
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 PM
University Prep Theater, Wedgwood
Cost: $18 adults, $12 students and seniors

Directed by Art Feinglass and sponsored by Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Shalom. This classic Jewish musical, set in New York’s garment district in 1937, was a hit on Broadway in 1962, running 300 performances, and launched the careers of Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand. Buy tickets here.

Temple Beth Am Civil Rights Journey

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June 21 – 26, 2018
Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Memphis, Graceland
Congregants will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s and '60s as well as discover how Jews were involved in Civil Rights struggle. We will delve into the creation of rock and roll and how this helped break down the walls of segregation. We will gain a deeper understanding of why Jews, as a people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. Our itinerary will include visits to the Rosa Parks Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Stax and Sun Studios, and the Underground Railroad Museum and National Civil Rights Museum. Check back into our Israel and Travel page for updates.

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