Happenings at Beth Am

Rabbi Dana wishes us a chag Sukkot sameach and shares their excitement to see our youth this Sunday at 9:30 AM for our first day of The Gan!

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Sukkot Fall Festival, Sunday, October 8th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

This all-inclusive joyous event is no charge for members and will be tons of fun no matter how old you are!

There will be food trucks, treats, activities, booths from our community committees, and so much more! Due to the planning needed for this event, RSVP is required. RSVP Today!

Non-members who are interested in attending this event please email Amanda Radman (amanda@templebetham.org)

Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 AM
Sukkot Shabbat Morning Service
followed by a potluck lunch at Temple Beth Am or on Zoom

Friday, October 6 at 5:30 PM
Family Kabbalat Shabbat in The Sukkah
A musical Shabbat service geared for families with kids aged 6 and under.

Saturday, October 7t at 10:30 AM
Shabbat Morning Service with Yizkor
followed by a potluck lunch at Temple Beth Am or on Zoom

Saturday, October 7 at 6:15 PM
Simchat Torah & Havdallah Celebration
Join us for music, dancing and to see the Torah unrolled! Stay to schmooze and have root beer floats. All new students from the past three years will be invited to the bima for a blessing.
At Temple Beth Am or via live stream on YouTube

Sunday, October 8 from 10 AM-1 PM
Sukkot Fall Festival
at Temple Beth Am
RSVP Required, RSVP Today!

Ways to Connect

Deepen Your Relationship to Judaism and Your Community

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Last Chance, Survey Closes This Sunday: Give Your Input to The Rabbinic Search Committee!

Community feedback and transparency are essential to the Rabbinic search process. The Rabbinic Search Committee invites all members 11 years and up to fill out this survey letting the committee know what you think we should consider as we search for our next rabbi. 

The Rabbinic Search Committee asks that if possible each member of your household fill this survey out individually to give input from all ages and demographics. 

Visit the Rabbinic Search Committee webpage for more information and updates. 


Adult B’nai Mitzvah Begins October 10th, Sign-Up Today!

The Adult B’nai Mitzvah program for the class of 2023-2024 is open to members who have not yet had a B Mitzvah and for those who have and would like to renew their studies. The class culminates in the group leading a Saturday morning B’nai Mitzvah service. 

For 2023-2024, the classes are:

  • Required: Hebrew Study (either beginning or intermediate) beginning October 9/10th 2023
  • Required: Torah Study, Prayer, Hebrew Class with Rabbi Ruth and Debbie Massarano beginning in February 2024

Sign-up today!

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Make a Difference, Join the Gala Committee!

Do you have a knack for party planning, love all things glitz and glam, and want to make a difference in your community? Join the Gala Committee! Our annual fundraising event and celebration will be on February 10th, 2024 and we are excited to make it a night to remember.

The Gala Committee’s first meeting will take place on October 10th from 7-8:30 PM.

If you are interested in joining the committee click here.


Project Bina Update: Congregational Kibbitz Results Are In!

If you were not at the latest Project Bina presentation take a look at the findings from our Spring Congregational Kibbitz here! These findings will shape the future of your community!


Sisters of Beth Am Planning Meeting and Happy Hour, Tuesday October 17th at 6 PM

Come to happy hour with the Sisters of Beth Am. Socialize with other women, and enjoy beverages and a nosh. Share your ideas for interesting, engaging, and fun events and activities to plan the upcoming year. Tuesday, October 17 at 6 PM at Temple Beth Am.


Mah Jongg October Classes

Have you always wanted to learn Mah Jongg? Do you need a refresher course? Now is your chance!

On Wednesdays, October 4, 11, and 18 from 12-2 PM learn from Michael Levy Sign-up here! 

Already know how to play? Our group meets every Wednesday at noon. Drop-ins are always welcome!

Scholar in Residence May 4-6, 2023 with Cantor Rosalie Will (7)

Fitness For Aging (No Class This week)

Get fit and stay fit with Barbara Droker on Tuesdays,* from 10:00-11:15 am in the Social Hall!

*May change to Wednesdays

Wear comfortable clothing and socks. Bring an exercise mat, blanket, or towel. Optional: Water bottle

Register with the office—no charge. 206–525–0915 or temple@templebetham.org  Join the class at any time!


Shabbat and the Week to Come

Members, click here to access Zoom links.

6:15 PM

Erev Sukkot Shabbat Service

This service will take place in person or via live stream on YouTube.

9:15 AM

Join our dynamic Torah Study on Zoom and in person in the annex.

10:30 AM

Sukkot Morning Service followed by a vegetarian potluck lunch.

This service will take place in person or on Zoom

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

First Day of The Gan

Temple Beth Am Office Closed

10:00 AM

Fitness for Aging

12:00 PM

Mah Jongg

6:30-8:00 PM

(First Day!) Midweek Classes for 7-12th Graders

5:00-6:30 PM

(First Day!) Midweek Classes for 4-6th Graders

5:30 PM

Family Kabbalat Shabbat in the Sukkah

This service will take place in person at Temple Beth Am

6:15 PM

Erev Sukkot Shabbat Service

This service will take place in person or via live stream on YouTube.

9:15 AM

Join our dynamic Torah Study on Zoom and in person in the annex.

10:30 AM

Sukkot Morning Service

This service will take place in person or via live stream on Zoom

Community Updates

Daughters for Life, Pacific Northwest Chapter Launch

Saturday, October 7th 6:30-8:30 PM

Daughters for Life, Pacific Northwest Chapter Launch

Saturday, October 7th 6:30-8:30 PM

Endless Opportunities Senior Events Throughout October

Movies, cookies, architectural tours, and more!

Click here to see this month’s Endless Opportunity offerings and come meet other Seattle area Jewish seniors.

Project Kavod Grief Support Group

Thursdays, October 12 – November 2 from 12-1 PM on Zoom

In this free, virtual four-week grief support group, participants will connect with each other to build a community and develop tools of healing, comfort, and connection through memory. The group will ground its time together in accessible Jewish wisdom and ritual that resonate however you relate to Jewish practice, guided by Rabbi Laura Rumpf (she/her), JFS Director of Project Kavod/Dignity, and JFS mental health counselor Rebecca Coates-Finke (she/her), LMHCA, P-RDT.

To register: Please apply to participate at this link.

Seattle Jewish Theater Presents: Mississippi Summer

In 1965, Jewish and Black civil rights workers in Mississippi faced arrest, beatings, bombings, and worse together — until everything changed. Based on the playwright’s personal experience.

Performed live on the bima, on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Temple Beth Am. Reserve tickets today!

More information at www.SeattleJewishTheater.com

What’s Next for Israel’s Pro-Democracy Movement at Congregation Beth Shalom


Temple Beth Am’s newly formed Israel Engagement Team (IET) invites you to a conversation and dessert with Elisheva Goldberg on Monday, October 2nd at 7:45 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. Elisheva is the Media and Policy Director for the New Israel Fund (NIF). The IET invites all TBA members to join them there! Register here.

A community rally led by UnXeptable, a pro-Israeli grassroots movement working to preserve the democratic identity of Israel as the home of all Jewish people.

The rally will include local and Israeli speakers who will update us on the status of efforts to counter the Judicial overhaul initiated and driven by the current Israeli government.  Register to attend: Eventbrite Registration