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 Adult Education Program" and "Best Jewish Supplemental School" by the readers of JTNews.
This month we wrap up our extremely popular six-part series of multi-media lectures, which are again presented by Dr. Theodore Deacon: musicologist, lecturer, opera critic, composer, and producer.
As a young protege, Stephen Sondheim learned his craft during the making of South Pacific and working with the circle of geniuses developing the revolutionary West Side Story. After a period of failure, Sondheim put the old forms behind him, testing new approaches to story and song.
Go here for more info about this month's presentation.
This year we're bringing Shushan to the Northwest and staging a concert so big only King Achashverosh could afford it!
The evening will feature our KlezKidz, hamentashen for everyone, libations for the adults, and Northwest Rockstars with some special guest appearances! You can join the fun by coming dressed as your favorite rockstar! Rock on!
Go to our Purim page for more, and also info about our annual Purim carnival on Sunday, March 16!
Our popular carnival includes over 25 booths with a dozen brand new activities: Professional balloon artists and face painters, giant bouncy castle, spin art, balloon typhoon, hoop shoot, art projects, dunk tank, and so much more! You can even win tickets while you play and redeem them for cool prizes.
This year for young kids (ages 6 and under) we are also offering a special hour of free fun for young kids, featuring face painting, crafts, and a little-kids-only bouncy castle!
Go to our Purim page for more information about all of our Purim Carnival activities.
Celebrate the mitzvah of matanot l'evyonim (helping the needy) with tzedekah for homeless families.
Go here for details on how you can donate online.
These lectures will explore the Sephardic Jewish experience though the development of these communities in the Ottoman Empire, their dissolution during World War II, and the creation of new communities in the US, including Seattle, where the rich Sephardic legacy continues.
Devin Naar, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Washington, teaches courses on modern Jewish history, Jewish culture from the Hebrew Bible until today, Sephardic history and culture, the Holocaust, and relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Mediterranean region. He is known as a gifted and engaging speaker and scholar.
Go to our University Lectures page for details about this sereis 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 evening 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 morning 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.
JTNews readers just voted TBA Best Jewish Supplemental School and Best Adult Education Program!
Thanks to all of you who voted for us, and congratulations to all of the staff and volunteers who have contributed to make our programs the best!
See who won in the other categories here.
Are you 18-26 years old (or know someone who is)? Want a free trip to Israel?
Are you graduating this year and interested in gap-year programs here in the United States or abroad?
Or are you looking for a chance to work for social justice programs?
We have links to Birthright Israel and other opportunities for people ages 17 - 26 to travel, work (or both!) on our Youth and Young Adults pages.