Happenings at Beth Am

As our last day of The Gan approaches, Rabbi Jason reflects on our past year of youth learning & engagement and shares excitement for the summer months and year to come.

Gan families, join us this Sunday at 12 PM after classes, for a celebratory lunch. If you haven’t already, please fill out this short survey about The Gan.

Ways to Connect

Deepen Your Relationship to Judaism and Your Community

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Gan Survey

Gan Families, please fill out this survey!

The goal of this survey is to learn more about your family’s experience in The Gan this year, with a focus on The Gan’s core purpose and goals. Your feedback will help us improve and adapt the Gan for next year.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes, click here to share your feedback.

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

Fitness for Aging: Tuesdays at 10 AM at Temple Beth Am

Every Tuesday at 10 AM, starting June 6th, get fit and stay fit with Barbara Droker!

  • Exercise for health and longevity
  • Create more energy
  • Learn self-healing techniques
  • Connect with your body
  • Improve your brain

Please bring comfortable clothing and socks, a yoga mat, blanket, or towel, and a water bottle to class.

Sign-up today!

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Pride Shabbat at Temple De Hirsch Sinai Capital Hill: Friday, June 23 at 5:30 PM

On Friday, June 23 at 5:30 PM, join Rabbi Ruth and fellow Beth Am members at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill for the Seattle Jewish community’s annual Pride Shabbat Service and celebration.

This event is free. Register today!

Temple Beth Am is a sponsor of this event.


Parsha & Poker

Join us at Beth Am on Thursday, June 8th at 7 PM!

Mah Jongg

Have you always wanted to learn Mah Jongg? Do you need a refresher course?

On Wednesdays, June 14, 21, 28, and July 5 from 12-2 PM learn from Vivien Atlas! Sign-up here!

If you just want to play and not attend class, join us! Same times as above. 

Please purchase a National Mah Jongg League 2023 card at: Nationalmahjonggleague.org


Summer Garden Party Featuring Locus Wines & Appetizers: August 6th at 2 PM

On August 6, 2023, at 2:00 PM join Beth Am members Angie and Joshua Burgin at their historic North Capitol Hill home for a casual summer afternoon of socializing, sipping & snacking. Seattle winemaker Rich Burton will showcase his award-winning Locus Wines, paired perfectly with bites created by Co-Founder/General Manager, chef Ton Yazici.

Click here to purchase a spot at this exciting event today!

This event is part of our community builders fundraiser, all proceeds go to supporting Beth Am’s essential operations!


Shabbat and the Week to Come

Members, click here to access Zoom links.

5:30 PM

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Temple Beth Am

6:15 PM

Kabbalat 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.

10:30 AM

Join our Shabbat Morning Service.

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

9:30 AM

Last Day of The Gan followed by Gan family lunch at 12 PM in the courtyard.

10 AM

Fitness for Aging

7:00 PM

Parsha and Poker

6:15 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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

Community Updates

FAN Summit

During June, FAN holds Regional Spring Summits around Washington State. Advocates gather to talk about how our legislative agenda fared during the past session and strategize for the rest of the year on issues they care about most.

Click here to find out more & attend a summit!

Join Wendy Marcus for her Summer Yiddish series!

On Sundays at 12:30 PM in July come shmooze and share in Wendy’s Wedgewood backyard atrium! Participants will take turns bringing a nosh to share. Knowledge of the alef-beys is helpful but not necessary. All levels are welcome.

These sessions are free thanks to a grant from the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund.

Interested folks, please contact Wendy at wendymarcus1954@gmail.com!

Volunteer with Jewish Family Service

JFS has quite a few volunteer openings supporting their Food Bank and refugee resettlement work. If you are interested in volunteering with JFS, email Volunteer@jfsseattle.org for more information.

  • Eastside Food Bank Delivery: 2 pm on the second Tuesday of the month
  • JFS Foodbank Distribution: Thursdays from 2-4 pm
  • On-Call Volunteers: 
  • Volunteer shifts are Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am-12 pm and Thursdays from 2 pm-4 pm.