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We deepen relationships to Judaism and our community by engaging the soul, heart, and mind.

Temple Beth Am 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!

What's New

Board of Directors Nominations

As you know, Temple Beth Am is on the verge of some exciting changes. Between the incorporation of the SEED Early Childhood School into the temple and the launch of our new Strategic Plan, there's no shortage of new opportunities. If you'd like to help guide how the temple takes advantage of this, consider submitting nominating yourself (especially if you have experience in benchmarking, evaluation, and leadership) or someone you know to serve on TBA's Board of Directors. Help us move into the future. Download the fillable nomination form then email the nomination form to nominations@templebetham.org.

Lowen-Kaplan Award Nominations

Recognize a congregant who has made a significant impact on Temple Beth Am community life by nominating them for the Lowen-Kaplan Award. To qualify for the award, a nominee must be a member in good standing. To determine who to nominate, focus on the member's significant contribution to communal enrichment and their alignment with the priorities of TBA's strategic plan: soul, heart, mind, sustainability, transparency, and adaptability. Anyone can be nominated, but individuals may not nominate themselves.

Nominations will be accepted now through the end of February. Download the nomination form, then submit it to LowenKaplan@templebetham.org. The winner will be announced at the TBA Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat in June 2018.

Hanukkah at Temple Beth Am

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Friday, December 15, 5:00 PM before 6:15 PM Shabbat Services
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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with our TBA community at a festive oneg from 5:00 – 6:00 PM with latkes, doughnuts, and live music. Community candle-lighting at 6:00 PM with more music from the KlezKidz

YFBA Donuts & Dreidels: Hanukkah Breakfast Schmooze
Sunday, December 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
TBA Social Hall
Join us for a fun morning of donuts and dreidels to celebrate Hanukkah! We’ll have holiday arts and crafts and a sing-a-long with Shoshana Stombaugh. Our program is geared for the 6 and younger crowd, but older siblings are always welcome. Everyone is encouraged to wear their ugliest winter sweater or stay in your pajamas (Hanukkah theme a plus). Event is free and open to all, but please RSVP to Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort, so we know how many adults and children will be attending.

Sisters of Beth Am “Bringing Light to Darkness”
Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 – 9:00 PM 
TBA Social Hall
Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with your friends and the Sisters of Beth Am. Enjoy dessert, social time, group menorah lighting, and sharing ways that we bring light in the darkness. We’ll also have music!  We’re calling out to our female TBA members with musical interest and talent, who play instruments or sing to come and share their music. Please contact Karen Appel if you would like to share some music for our Hanukkah event. Remember your menorah! Please bring a cash donation or warm gloves or socks for homeless individuals.

Dying Well Workshop with Ross Kling

Ross KlingSundays in January 7, 14, 21, 28
12:30 - 2:00 PM
TBA K'hilah Rm. 226
A series exploring topics surrounding death and health care. Go to our Lifelong Learning page for individual session information. Register on ChaverWeb.

Freedom Shabbat

Ruth Calderon

Friday, January 12, 8:00 PM
Temple Beth Am
Our guest speaker is Israeli academic and politician Dr. Ruth Calderon. She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid and founded the first secular, pluralistic, egalitarian beit midrash in Israel as well as a Jewish cultural and intellectual center. She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid and founded the first secular, pluralistic, egalitarian beit midrash in Israel as well as a Jewish cultural and intellectual center. Dr. Calderon works toward equal rights for all Jewish communities.

Song Circle with Cantor Victor Geigner

Cantor Victor GeignerTuesdays, January 16, 23, 30; February 13, 27
7:00 – 8:15 PM
TBA Sanctuary 
Learn service repertoire, listen to Jewish music from around the world, and embrace the musical treasures of our people in this intimate class with TBA’s Cantor Victor Geigner. Come once or every week! No previous Hebrew or musical knowledge necessary. To find out more or to RSVP, contact Cantor Geigner.

Temple Beth Am Civil Rights Journey

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June 21 – 26, 2018
Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Memphis, Graceland
Congregants will learn about the struggles of African Americans to gain equality in the 1950s and '60s as well as discover how Jews were involved in Civil Rights struggle. We will delve into the creation of rock and roll and how this helped break down the walls of segregation. We will gain a deeper understanding of why Jews, as a people who have known oppression, must care and act when others are oppressed. Our itinerary will include visits to the Rosa Parks Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Stax and Sun Studios, and the Underground Railroad Museum and National Civil Rights Museum. Check back into our Israel and Travel page for updates.

Final info session: Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in TBA K'hilah Rm. 226. Please let TBA Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort know if you plan to attend.

Blood Drive

Sunday, January 28, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Bloodworks Northwest van in the TBA Parking Lot
Every minute of every day someone in the Northwest needs blood. Anyone who is at least 16 years old can participate. First time donors who are 16/17 years old are required to have a Bloodworks Northwest waiver form signed by their guardian or parents (on TBA website). Bloodworks Northwest is expecting a decrease in blood collection over the holidays, so, for the month of January, it is crucial for all of their blood drives to hit (if not exceed) their collection goal. Thank you for giving the gift of life!

If you plan to donate, please make an appointment as it is helpful for the donor flow. Walk-ins are welcome and accommodated around scheduled appointments. To make an appointment, contact Bloodworks Northwest at 800-398-7888 or sign up online.

Tu B'shevat Celebration

Tuesday, January 30,6:30 - 8:30 PM
University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
TBA's Religious Practices Committee and Sisters of Beth Am invite you for an extra special celebration for the New Year of the Trees.

Save the Date for the Annual Gala

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Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick on the "Community Matters" Panel

On November 28, Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick was on a panel with Aneelah Afzali (Muslim Association of Puget Sound - MAPS), and Pastor Ellie VerGowe for Community Matters "Three Faith Traditions" in an effort to build connections and create a sense of belonging for everyone. Go to Wellness Connect NW's Facebook page to see two videos of these three faith leaders responding to questions about feminism and their roles as women in faith leadership as well as what to say during the holiday season.

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

BestSeattle2015WinnerWebSquareWe 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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