Located in Seattle’s North End,
we are a Reform synagogue committed to helping Jews and their loved ones build a joyful, spiritual, caring, and egalitarian community.
TBA welcomes the entire spectrum of our Jewish community: people of all ages, races, and abilities; interfaith families; and people who are single, partnered, straight, gay, lesbian, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.
Voted "Best Congregation" by the readers of JTNews!
How are kids using their cell phones and online time? Learn the latest about social media sites, mobile technology, and how your kids are, or are not, engaging them. This is also the perfect chance to meet with other TBA parents to discuss strategy around technology and how to help your kids foster a healthy relationship with technology.
Our guest speaker, Jessie Adkins, has been a Technology Specialist at Billings Middle School for the past 4 years. She has an M.Ed from UW with a focus in curriculum and instruction and educational technology.
Our Bylaws Core Team has been interviewing past and current lay leaders, clergy, and staff as we prepare to make recommendations to our Board for new bylaws.
We would also like to give all TBA members the opportunity to comment on our current bylaws. These listening sessions are your chance to tell us what you think is working well and not working so well in our current governance structure.
This year our community Megillah reading and spiel will take us to the “Frozen” wastelands of Shushan! Featuring the antics and singing talents of our talented members, this evening is sure to be a hit for the whole family.
Everyone, grown-ups and kids alike, should come dressed in their finest costumes. Go here for details, and to our Pinterest page for costume suggestions.
On our Purim page, also find out about:
Adult Megillah Reading - Thursday, March 5 / 10:00 AM
Our rabbis host an “Adult Only” Megillah Reading: we shake the groggers, eat hamantaschen, and explore the story of Purim in a whole new way.
Donate online now with our Purim to Pesach initiative!
Celebrate the mitzvah of matanot l'evyonim (helping the needy) with tzedakah for homeless families.
Go here for details and to make your contribution.
Open to the entire greater Seattle community, we are once again hosting the most fabulous Purim carnival in the world (really!), featuring artists specializing in face-painting and balloons, as well as unlimited games of skill, activities, and trips through our bouncy house.
Pay one price and play as much as you want!
Go here for details and to sign up. Pre-order by March 4 and save $2!
On our Purim page, also find out about:
YFBA Pre-Carnival - Sunday, March 8 / 11:00 AM - Noon
Purim Lunch - $7 / $5 if you pre-order by March 4
Lunch includes your choice of beef hot dog, veggie dog, or mac & cheese; plus chips, fruit snack, water, and hamentaschen.
Conspiracy theories and conspiracy accusations abound, and contribute to interpretations and misinterpretations of world events. (Certainly, the Jewish community has too often been the target of conspiracies about Jews and Zionism.)
This year's University Lectures 2-part series, presented by political scientist Professor Scott Radnitz of UW, looks at the psychological and social factors that lead people to develop and believe in conspiracy theories.
Go here for details on each lecture and to purchase tickets.
The story of this year's spring play, produced by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, revolves around Sarah Goldman, a single Jewish woman who invents a fictional boyfriend to please her parents. When they want to meet him, she hires an out-of-work actor to play her make-believe beau. Sarah’s finally found the perfect man. Her only problem – he doesn’t exist!
Go here for more info and to buy tickets.
Temple Beth Am was just voted Best Congregation by the readers of JTNews!
Congratulations to all of you who have contributed to make our synagogue the best!
Go here to see the full list.
We have had such great response to our house parties that we have just added more!
Help welcome Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick as our new Senior Rabbi by joining her, and connecting with other TBA members, in intimate gatherings at congregants’ homes in and around Seattle.
If you have not already signed up for a house party, go here for details and to register.
Open to all seniors, to allow you to participate in evening programs at TBA, our Senior Rides Program is intended for people who have been unable to participate in activities at our synagogue because they do not have access to transportation or do not feel comfortable driving at night.
Go to our Seniors page for more info.
Toddlers and preschoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to TBA every Thursday for Jewish songs and stories with Betsy Dischel from PJ Library.
Open to TBA members and non-members alike! Go here to learn more about the PJ Library.