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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

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Spring Play: Beau Jest
Saturday, March 28 / 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29 / 2:00 PM
$15 Adults / $10 Seniors & Students

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.

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Sunday Morning Forum
Jewish Life in Bulgaria
Sunday, March 29 / 10:00 AM

In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported over 11,000 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia. At the same time, Bulgaria successfully resisted German pressures to deport the 50,000 Jews living in Bulgaria.

Joseph Benatov, who holds a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania, will offer an overview of the Jewish presence in Bulgaria, focusing on the conflicting opinions about the role played by King Boris III, church officials, and politicians in the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jewish population.

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TBA House Parties
Now through May!

We still have a few spaces at next 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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Office Hours
Weekdays: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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