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  • We engage with our Community
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  • We have services made just for Families
  • We celebrate Actively
  • We are a hub for Jewish Seniors
  • Our holidays are Involving
  • We honor our Children

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


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.


Federation Community Study
Sunday, April 26 / 12:30 PM

A special briefing about the 2015 Greater Seattle Community Study will be held in our Social Hall by Keith Dvorchik, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. He will make a 30 minute presentation of the study’s key findings, and we will all have an opportunity to ask questions.

Go here for details on this discussion and further information about the Community Study.


Homelessness Awareness Shabbat
Friday, May 1 / 8:00 PM

Mark Putnam, Executive Director of King County’s Committee to End Homelessness, will be our guest speaker during Kabbalat Shabbat services.

A community leader and a dynamic speaker, Mark will discuss the theme of homelessness in our region, focusing on the issues around us, and the efforts and community partnerships that we can be involved in to fix this social issue.


Sunday, May 3 / 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

We are having our very first Moveathon: our Religious School students will walk around Dahl Field, rain or shine, to raise money to support Religious School scholarships and our Homeless to Renter (H2R) program.

Go here for all of the details.


Life & Love
Gender, Sex & Jewish Text
Wednesdays: May 6, 20, and 27 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM

What does Jewish tradition say about femininity, masculinity, sex, bodies, and relationships? This series, taught by Prof Beatrice Lawrence, will use a variety of texts, from Torah and the early rabbinic era through medieval and modern times, to see how these ideas have developed over time, including questions concerning gay marriage.

Go here for a full set of descriptions for each evening's discussion.

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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.


A Model of Initiative and Collaboration

Seattle University is using our Homeless to Renter (H2R) program as the model of a successful partnership between a faith community and social service agency to work on social action issues, along with resources for organizations.

You can see the promotional video on our Vimeo page, and access all of the resource material on the Seattle University website.


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.



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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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Weekdays: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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