With great pleasure and anticipation we announce that Cantor Victor Geigner has agreed to be the first ordained cantor of Temple Beth Am. He will officially join us on August 1, 2016.
Cantor Victor is excited to build on Temple Beth Am's musical tradition. He brings a wealth of experience - and more importantly -- ruach (spirit) to our congregation. With the addition of Cantor Victor's voice, we're delighted that the indefinable spirit of music at Temple Beth Am will continue.
Click here for the full announcement.
Please stay tuned for more information regarding opportunities to meet Cantor Victor and for his installation in the fall.
Sunday, June 26 / 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Temple Beth Am
The Sisters of Beth Am will host this year's Area Day for Women of Reform Judaism. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the WRJ, connecting with women from across the PNW, and sharing our values as reform Jews.
The keynote speaker and workshop facilitator this year is Rabbi Joel Thal Simonds, the Associate Program Director for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He will lead us on a historical journey about RAC and justice in our movement.
Tuesday, June 28 thru Tuesday, July 5
Interested in making meaningful impact with us? Sign up here to volunteer for our biannual Rotating Night Shelter Program. Temple Beth Am is partnering with Mary's Place, a nonprofit organization that provides homeless women, children and families with rescue, respite, nutrition, safety and shelter in an affirming setting. During this week-long program, we will welcome families from Mary's Place into Temple Beth Am, serve them dinner and breakfast and equip them with a safe place to sleep.
If you didn't make it to the orientation, you may still sign up and gain information by contacting Sue Covey.
Even if you're unable to volunteer, you can still make a difference by lending your family-sized, free standing tent (no stakes, 6-person or more) to use in the TBA Social Hall for one week. To lend a tent, click here. For general questions, contact Janis Blauer-Chima.
Friday, July 29 / 6:15 PM
Come and celebrate Yiddish in song, words and art at our annual Yiddish Shabbat! This service will feature noted UW professor Gayla Diment's absorbing visual presentation and stories from her research of the Jewish art world in Vitebsk, Belarus. The service includes Yiddish sing-alongs, Yiddish poetry, and proverbs from the students who completed Yiddish classes with Ayn Dalgof and Wendy Marcus this year.
As voted by readers of "Jewish in Seattle" magazine
We made a great showing in this year's "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!
Lead by Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick
December 4 - 13, 2016
Take a food tour in the Levinsky Market of Tel Aviv, visit the mystical city of Tsfat, learn about the Jewish pioneers who established the Kibbutzim in the Galilee, experience Shabbat in Jerusalem, and much more! We encourage our community to explore the ancient sites described in the Torah, to engage with people who represent the diversity and dynamism of the modern day country, and to share experiences.
Visit ArzaWorld.com for registration and full information on this trip.
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.
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.
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.