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Temple Beth Am is an inclusive Reform Jewish community pursuing joyous worship, engaged learning, and social justice.

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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A Message for the Muslim Community for Ramadan 

Temple Beth Am wishes our friends in the Muslim community a Ramadan Mubarak. We will continue to stand strong with the Muslim community, ensuring religious freedom for all. We hope that it is a month of blessings, good health, and meaningful reflection. We offer our abundant prayers for peace during this sacred time.

Meet Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal


Friday, June 2, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
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Temple Beth Am is honored to host a talk with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal before Shabbat. Join us to hear from her and ask questions about the current local and national political landscape. TBA views having elected representative speakers as an integral way for our congregation to participate in democracy and for us to share our Jewish values as constituents.

Congresswoman Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District. Her focus is on ensuring income equality; access to education, from early learning to higher education, including debt-free college; expanding Social Security and Medicare; protecting our environment for our next generation; and ensuring immigrant, civil, and human rights for all.

YFBA Shavuot Bubble Ice Cream Party

Gary Golightly
Saturday, June 3, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
TBA Courtyard
We're having a super Shavuot celebration hosted by Young Families at Beth Am with an interactive bubble show with Seattle's own BubbleMan, Gary Golightly! It's going to be bubblerific. We'll have an art project and short teaching about Shavuot before the bubble show and then finish off with play time and ICE CREAM! Perfect for our 5 and under crowd; bigger siblings are invited, too. To attend this free event, please RSVP to our Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with the number of children and adults, so we have enough ice cream.

Schlepping Across Mountains:
Jewish Perspectives of Long-Distance Backpacking


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Sunday, June 11, 10:00 - 11:15 AM

TBA Social Hall East
Based on their personal experience as multi-day backpackers, TBA members David Kosins and Alan Genatossio will explore the simplicity of a back-to-basics spirituality and how backpacking encourages one to become fully present, enhancing a sense of awe and infinite gratitude. They will share slides from their adventures, highlighting the beauty of nature, the natural cycles of each day, the sanctity of connecting with companions and fellow travelers, the use of natural mikvahs, and the mitzvah of honoring Shabbat outdoors.

Sisters of Beth Am Summer Solstice Schmooze

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Wednesday, June 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
TBA Courtyard
Celebrate the start of summer with a casual happy hour potluck featuring a variety of drinks, appetizers, sweets, and schmoozing. Please also bring one book to swap for a good summer read. If your last name starts with A-P, please bring something sweet. If your last name starts with Q-Z, please bring a savory snack. Sisters of Beth Am will provide the beverages.

Community Buy-In Experiences


There are still spots available for our Community Buy-In Experiences. These one-of-a-kind activities include a cinematic singalong screening of The Sound of Music with Cantor Victor Geigner and a fabulous party hosted by Fred & Dita Appelbaum and Ruth & Greg Berkman.

This is a fantastic way to build community and support Temple Beth Am, so don't miss out! Head here to start shopping.

The Security of Temple Beth Am


With the increase in anti-Semitic acts happening locally, nationally, and internationally, TBA understands that many in our congregation are feeling scared and vulnerable. We want to assure everyone that safety is one of our top priorities for anyone coming to TBA. Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick and Interim Executive Director Barbara Green have written a letter on the safety and security of Temple Beth Am. In it, they wrote, "Security is a community endeavor, and we are blessed by all of you who have expressed that you are emboldened to stand strong together for our Jewish values. We have heard your deep commitment to our community and to resisting hatred in all of its forms." Read the rest of the letter here.

Since the recent displays of anti-Semitism, we have had an outpouring of support from our community as well as our non-Jewish friends and neighbors. For example, we received an extraordinary letter of solidarity from the leadership and members of the Idriss Mosque, the Islamic Center of Washington, where they expressed, "We want you to know we are here to stand with you and support you now. You and the Temple Beth Am community are our partner and friends, and we, as you, "absolutely" want to maintain our friendship." Click on the link to read the entire letter.

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

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We made a great showing in Jewish in Seattle's most recent "Best of Jewish Washington"!

  • 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!

 

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