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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!

What's New

Kinder Kabbalat Shabbat and Choir Kabbalat Shabbat
are cancelled for Friday, April 3.

Shabbat Torah Study is cancelled for Saturday, April 4.



TBA House Parties
Now through May!

We still have a few spaces at this week's house party on Capitol Hill, and a couple of spaces at our last house party at the end of May.

If you haven't taken the opportunity yet, 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.


Young Families Passport to Passover
Tuesday, April 7 / 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Rabbi Kate Speizer will take us on a journey through the desert as we re-enact the plagues, design our own seder plates, sing songs, and make new friends. Vegetarian Passover food will be served during this interactive dinner program for families with children age 6 and younger.

All families welcome!
Held at Temple Beth Am, and sponsored by the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Jewish Junction, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, PJ Library, Seattle Jewish Community School, and TBA.

Go here to learn more and to pre-register (required).


Purim to Pesach
Now through April 12

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.


Sunday Morning Forum
Jewish Art | Contemporary Women
Sunday, April 12 / 10:00 AM

Women artists are a revolutionary force throughout the contemporary art world, and Jewish culture is no stranger to this development. Andrea Iaroc, art historian and museum professional, will explore key artists’ subject matter, symbols, themes of womanhood, and cultural hybridity. Sociocultural, political and religious issues will also be discussed.

This lecture features art by Maya Escobar, Siona Benjamin, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Andi Arnovitz, and Vanessa Hidary (a.k.a the Hebrew Mamita).


Great Jewish Composers of Cinema
Raising Kane: The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann
Wednesday, April 15 / 7:15 PM

Those of you who have enjoyed Dr. Deacon's popular multi-media lectures on music and film will be delighted by this monthly series of music history, film gossip, and glorious movie clips. The lectures are free, and no need to RSVP!

Go here for details of this month's presentation (the last in the series) on Bernard Herrmann, who created the music for Psycho and Citizen Kane.


BAPA Parents Forum
Signs and Symptoms of Adolescent Drug Abuse
Sunday, April 19 / 10:00 AM

Two local professionals will provide an introduction to the signs and symptoms of adolescent substance abuse. They will discuss the effects of addiction on the family system as well as prevention and treatments options, issues such as broaching the topic of drugs and alcohol, promoting healthy body image, and also offer strategies to help manage the anxieties that parents of teens may feel.

Go here to find out more about the psychologists who will be leading the discussion.


Ruth Messinger
The Jewish Imperative of Global Social Justice
Wednesday, April 22 / 7:00 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom (6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle)

Ruth W. Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will speak at Congregation Beth Shalom about her continuing work to end poverty and realize human rights in the developing world. As an activist for human rights around the globe, Ruth currently sits on the State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. 

Co-sponsored by AJWS, Congregation Beth Shalom, The Kavana Cooperative, and TBA.


Yom Ha’atzmaut Shabbat
Friday, April 24 / Klezmer Shabbat Service 6:15 PM
Israeli-style dinner follows services

In celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, learn more about the important work of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) and join your TBA community for a festive Israeli-style catered Shabbat dinner.

Professor David Barzilai, the Western District Director for ARZA, will give a short d’var and lead a discussion on modern Zionism, and we will have an Israeli-style dinner following services.

Registration in advance for dinner is required.
Go here for details about the evening and to register for dinner.

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New Machzorim for High Holy Days 2015

Temple Beth Am is getting new machzorim for the coming High Holy Days which can be dedicated in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or occasion.

  • For $18, you can dedicate a machzor, which will be kept here at TBA for use during the High Holy Days.
  • For $36, you may dedicate a machzor and keep it at your home year-round.

Go here for instructions on how to make your dedications.


Best of Jewish Seattle 2014

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.


TBA Senior Rides Program

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.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time
Thursdays / 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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.

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