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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, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.

Voted "Best Synagogue" by the readers of Jewish in Seattle!

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Temple Beth Am Annual Gala:
"The Roaring Twenties"
Sunday, March 6 / 5:00 - 9:00 PM

We invite you to join us as we step back in time to the 1920s and the age of Prohibition. Break out your feather boas and fedoras, put on your "glad rags" (fancy clothes) and be swept away into our very own speakeasy. Enjoy a gourmet dinner from the Fairmont, a Dessert Dash featuring delectable treats from your favorite TBA bakers, bid on auction items you simply won’t find anywhere else, and raise your paddle high to support our sacred community.

Register now! For more information, email Rachel Schachter, Director of Development, at rachel@templebetham.org


Great Jewish Composers of Cinema
The Film and Television Scores of Burt Bacharach
Wednesday, February 17 / 7:15 PM

Back by popular demand, this new four-part series of lively multi-media lectures by musicologist Dr. Theodore Deacon combines slides, musical examples, and a treasure trove of film clips.

In February Dr. Deacon will discuss Burt Bacharach and all of your favorite ‘60s hits: “Close to You”, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” and and music from the award-winning Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the disastrous musical version of Lost Horizon (yes, the musical!).

Go here for more information.

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Sunday Morning Forum:
Interfaith/Intercultural Initiative
Sunday, February 21 / 10:00 AM - Noon

The Jewish community understands what it is like to leave one’s home and resettle in a foreign land. That historic experience fuels our desire to help refugees and immigrants make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.

Rebecca Craig, Mentor Program Coordinator/Community Outreach, and Jane Deer-Hileman, Director of Volunteer Services, both from Jewish Family Service (JFS), will share more about their important work for refugee resettlement and how to get involved as a volunteer and supporter by welcoming new refugee families to the greater Seattle area.

At 11:00 AM the Interfaith/Intercultural Initiative will lead a roundtable discussion on what we can do as a congregation and as individuals.


University Lecture Series
with Professor Michael Rosenthal
Wednesdays / 7:00 - 9:00 PM
March 2, 9, and 16
$35/series or $15/lecture

Michael A. Rosenthal, a member of TBA and Professor and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington, will speak on "Spinoza and the Struggle for Toleration in the Modern World of Benedict Spinoza" in this three-part series.

Go here for details.


Spring Play: Morning Star
Saturday, March 12 / 8:00 PM
$15 Adults | $10 Seniors & Students

This spring the Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents the moving comedic drama Morning Star, an award-winning play which follows a family of Jewish immigrants in New York City from 1910 to 1931. The family’s struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement.

Go here for more information and to buy tickets.


Israeli Authors Book Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 7 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM

As we continue to explore ways to learn and talk about Israel, and honor our differences, join us for our new Israeli Authors Book Club.

In April we will read The Book of Intimate Grammar by David Grossman, a stunning and highly praised tale of adolescent turmoil set in the 1960s, as the nation inches toward the 1967 Six-Day War.

Go here for more info.


Best of Jewish Washington 2015
As voted by readers of "Jewish in Seattle" magazine

The results of the annual "Best of Jewish Washington" have just been announced, and we made a great showing!

  • Best Synagogue (tied with Minyan Ohr Chadash)
  • Best Cantor/Hazzan: Wendy Marcus
  • Best Hebrew School
  • Best Adult Education
  • Best Educator Runner-up: Rabbi Janine Schloss
  • Best Rabbi Runner-up: Rabbi Jason Levine
  • Best Youth Group Runner-up: BATY
  • Best Local Musical Act Runner-up: Shawn’s Kugel

Mazel tov to all of the winners, both at TBA and throughout the city, and to all of you who have made TBA a place people feel is one of the Best in Seattle!


Congregational Trip to Israel
December 4 - 13, 2016

We are going to Israel next December!

Rabbi Ruth will be leading us through the ancient sites described in the Torah, and we'll have the chance to meet the people who represent the diversity of the modern land.

Go here for details and to register now!


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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Sponsor an Oneg

We have a wonderful new way to celebrate Shabbat: sponsor an oneg (before or after evening services) in honor of a person or occasion, or in memory of a loved one.

Sponsorship costs only $100. Your name and the name of the honoree will be mentioned at the Shabbat service for the oneg you are sponsoring.

Go here for details on how to sponsor.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to TBA every Thursday during the school year 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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Mon-Thur: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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