with Professor Kathie Friedman
Lectures held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Temple Beth Am
Sorry to Disturb You, But There is a War in My Country: The Global Refugee Crisis
What Will You Do When They Start to Round Us Up: Undocumented Americans and Their Families
Prof. Kathie Friedman is an associate professor of international studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Sociology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and former Chair of the UW Jewish Studies Program. Her research is in the area of forced migrations, particularly the social and political integration of refugees and their children after resettlement. She is the author of Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1879-1924.
Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM
University Prep Theater (8000 25th Ave. NE)
$18 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students
Presented by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company
and sponsored by Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Shalom
Written by S. Ansky and directed by Seattle Jewish Theater Company artistic director Art Feinglass, The Dybbuk is regarded as the greatest classic of Jewish drama. Deeply rooted in Jewish folklore, it tells a story of love caught between two worlds and a Jewish community dealing with mysterious, otherworldly forces.
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
The TBA Health Care for All Committee invites you to a screening of The Healthcare Movie, a documentary by Terry Sterrenberg and Laurie Simons (running time is 70 minutes), followed by a discussion. This engaging and powerful documentary shows the history and political struggles behind the evolution of how health care is paid for in the U.S. and Canada. The film also covers the current Canadian system. The history behind our two vastly disparate healthcare systems is fascinating – and crucial to understanding the key obstacles facing the movement for a single-payer system in the U.S.
For more information, head to our Health Care page.
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, Cookbooks & Appetizers with Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick, 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.
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.
As voted by readers of Jewish in Seattle magazine
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!