Happenings at Beth Am

May 13-20: Oneg and Song Circle Tonight, Midrash & Mimosas, Golf with The Brotherhood and More!

In this week’s Shabbat Video, Rabbi Dana talks about Parsha Emor and its connection to May Day. They honor the work done to ensure labor laws protect employees and remind us of the importance of rest.

Ways to Connect

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Song Circle with Rabbi Dana, October 12, 2021
Tonight, Friday, May 13th, celebrate Shabbat together at Beth Am! Rabbi Dana will lead a Song Circle at 5:15 PM at which you learn new melodies to familiar Shabbat classics. Song circle will be followed by an oneg and Our Shabbat Table Service which begins at 6:15 PM.
Virtual Annual Meeting
Join us for the Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 26th at 7 PM on Zoom. Experience an exclusive virtual tour of our transformed physical spaces led by Rabbi Ruth. Learn how the many improvements we have made this year will foster opportunities for community building, hybrid worship, and more.
You will also have the chance to approve the 2022-23 budget and vote on our new Board members and Executive committee.
Board slate: Gaby Charlton, Joel Fingeroot, Kaitlin Geballe, Liz Mizrahi, Maya Menon, and Rebecca Fox.
Executive Committee: Greg Berkman (President), Gaby Charlton (Vice President), Lauren Young (Secretary), and T.J. Stutman (Treasurer).
We look forward to seeing you on Zoom! 
Golf With The Beth Am Brotherhood
On May 15 at 9:45 AM join the Beth Am Brotherhood at Jackson Park for a day of golf!
Space is limited to 16 peopleSign-up today!
torah study
Midrash and Mimosas with The Sisters of Beth Am & Rabbi Ruth
On Sunday, May 22 at 1 PM at Temple Beth Am, join the Sisters for a lively discussion of Midrash with Rabbi Ruth. Mimosas, non-alcoholic beverages, and a light nosh will be provided.
If you would like to help set up, greet people, and/or clean up for this event, please email Alexis Kort or Rebecca Fox.
Families with Young Kids Meetup at View Ridge Playfield
We’re excited to announce that we’re rekindling “Families with Young Kids” at Beth Am, focused on families with kids under the age of 5. We can’t wait to meet you, adventure together, and get our little ones mixing and mingling! We’re inviting families to join us at monthly park meetups, starting on May 22 at View Ridge Playfield from 10-11:30 AM!
Looking forward to playing outdoors together!
Lag B’omer Bonfire with NFTY
Temple Beth Am, in partnership with NFTY-NW, is hosting a Lag B’omer & Havdallah Bonfire on The Beach on May 21st from 6-9 PM at Golden Gardens. BBQ dinner included.
This event is open to 8-12th graders from any synagogue!
Healing Challahs
Healing Challahs is a wonderful way to support your Beth Am community and do the mitzvah of delivering challah!
Our next delivery for Healing Challahs is Friday, May 27.


Shabbat and the Week to Come
5:15 PM
Song Circle at Temple Beth Am.
6:15 PM
Our Shabbat Table Service at Temple Beth Am.
This service will take place in person or via live stream on YouTube.
9:15 AM
Join our dynamic Torah Study with the Rabbis.
Members, click here to access the Zoom link. 
10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Service.
This service will take place in person or via live stream on YouTube.
9:30 AM
Shmita Gimel
Golf with the Brotherhood at Jackson Park
5:00 PM
Shmita Gimel Midweek
10th-12th Grade
If your student signed up for Pizza, please arrive between 4:30-5:00 PM
12:00 PM
Virtual Lunch and Learn on Zoom
5:00 PM
Shmita Gimel Midweek
7th-9th Grade
If your student signed up for Pizza, please arrive between 4:30-5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Shmita Gimel Midweek
4th-6th Grade
If your student signed up for Pizza, please arrive between 4:30-5:00 PM
5:45 PM
6:15 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Temple Beth Am.
This service will take place in person or via live stream on YouTube.

Beth Am FAQs

What do I do if my Annual Commitment Letter has mistakes?
First, it has come to our attention recent mailings, including the Annual Commitment Letter, may have included the names of lost loved ones. We are so sorry for this painful error and are working hard to correct this system-wide error as soon as possible. If there are other errors, please reach out to Megan at Megan@templebetham.org and she will be glad to help.
With the changing impact of Covid, will there new protocols coming soon?
Yes. We are in the process of updating these and they will be shared with the community soon.

Community Updates

Seed is Hiring Early Childhood Educators
We seek warm, reflective, collaborative, fun-loving early childhood educators to join our faculty in providing a nurturing, play-based learning environment, grounded in Jewish values, for children. We are looking for part- and full-time support teachers!
The most competitive candidates will have 1+ year early childhood teaching experience and at least some formal education in Early Childhood Education. We are looking for teachers who are collaborative with a drive to grow as professionals and experience designing curriculum responsive to children’s emerging interests.
To apply, email Dara (dmcallister@seedecs.org).
Seattle Jewish Chorale 
On May 15th, the Seattle Jewish Chorale will be releasing their 2022 virtual spring concert: How Sweet is Your Love.
The concert will premiere on YouTube at 2:15pm PST on May 15th.
Rooting Anti Racism In Torah
On Thursdays, May 19, June 2 from 5:30-6:30 PM learn and unlearn with Kohenet Shoshana Brown and Yehudah Webster to deconstruct how racism has affected our relationship with HaShem. Move with us closer to HaShem and liberation. This three-week course will offer theory and practical tools to begin undoing the ways in which racism has harmed us all, heal together, and take collective action. Thanks to an Ignition grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle for making the creation of this course possible and providing it free to the community.
Joy and Justice Shavuot Event!
On June 5th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Powell Barnett Park celebrate Shavuot with Never Again Action Seattle, La Resistencia, CARW-Seattle, and the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice.
This event is a creative, all-ages community celebration in support of our migrant siblings. Join us and bring your friends and family!
There will be live music, art making, letter writing, light snacks and speeches.
Camp Kesher
On Labor Day weekend, play, pray, and study together with your Seattle area Jewish community!
This weekend at camp is for the whole family! While the grown-ups attend scholar sessions, the kids will be engaged in camp activities including music, arts and crafts and boating. Afternoon workshops offer everything from challah-braiding to book discussions or time to hang out on the beach or go for a hike.