Happenings at Beth Am

In this week’s Torah portion, Moses unifies the Jewish people during their exodus from Egypt. Rabbi Jason emphasizes the impact of coming together in shared goals, interests, and identities. In the month ahead at Beth Am there are many ways to engage in community.

Join us on Friday, January 27th after Shabbat services for a beautiful congregational dinner! Details below.

Ways to Connect

Deepen Your Relationship to Judaism and Your Community

TBA Gala '23 Draft (1)
Registration for Our Annual Gala is Open!
Join your Temple Beth Am community for an Enchanted Evening full of entertainment, libations, dinner, dancing, socializing, and more at
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is on February 11th at 6 PM!
Find out more and purchase tickets and sponsorships today!

Calling all bakers!
We are bringing back our beloved dessert dash! We are looking for baking volunteers to donate a decadent sweet! Show off your baking prowess in support of Temple Beth Am!

If you are interested in baking for the Gala dessert dash, email Amber Hersholt (amber@templebetham.org).
Community Shabbat Dinner, Friday, January 27th
Temple Beth Am is thrilled to welcome everyone back for monthly Community Shabbat Dinners.

We will break bread together on Friday, January 27th after Shabbat Services. We will provide beverages and some basic main courses. You are encouraged to bring your appetite and a dish (appetizer, soup, main, or dessert) to share with the community.

We are excited to host this opportunity for community connection while sharing a delicious meal.

This month be on the lookout for members of our Hearth Committee, our highlighted host group.
Healing Challahs
Our next delivery for Healing Challahs is Friday, January 27th.

When you sign-up you will be asked to select addresses that are convenient for you to deliver to. On Friday, January 27th pick up your challahs at the temple and take them to a member’s residence! This a special way to meet someone new and do a mitzvah for your community!

Sign-Up Today!
Tot Shabbat This Saturday!
Saturday, January 21st at 9:30 AM!
This in-person musical Shabbat Service is perfect for families with kids 6 & under and will be followed by a bagel nosh!
Sisters of Beth Am: Open house at Pacific Northwest Ballet for Holocaust Remembrance Day
Join the Sisters of Beth Am at a free, community-wide open house sponsored by the Pacific NW Ballet (PNB) to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, January 29 from 1 to 3 PM at PNB’s Phelps Center (301 Mercer Street, Seattle Center campus.)
The Sisters will meet up before the event at 12:45 PM in the lobby of PNB’s Phelps Center. Look for Alexis (alexiskort@hotmail.com) and Rebecca (heller-fox@msn.com). Let us know if you plan to join us.
Spaghetti Lunch
The Beth Am Brotherhood will be hosting another community lunch in the Social Hall at 12:15 on Sunday, February 5th. Come enjoy a spaghetti lunch in support of a deserving cause.
This event has a suggested donation of $18 per person, all proceeds will go to The Gan Scholarship Fund which ensures all Beth Am students can attend our Youth Learning Programming regardless of financial circumstances.
Derby and Drinks!
Have you ever wanted to race a Pinewood Derby car as an adult? Well, here’s your opportunity.
This no-rules event will be held at the American Legion Hall in Mountlake Terrace on February 4th at 7 PM for adults 21+. RSVP and pay your $7 at to order your car and reserve your spot in the most epic Jewish race of all time. Once you have paid, come pick up your car in the Temple office and start building. This is a BYOB event.
Open to adults 21+ regardless of gender and sponsored by the Brotherhood. 
An Exploration of Home in Judaism: A Judaism 201 Course
Our Judaism 201 course returns with a focus on Home, as taught by Jewish text and tradition. Using texts gathered by the Shalom Hartman Institute, join Rabbi Jason in this weekly study of what makes a Jewish home – literally, symbolically, and communally. No previous text study is necessary, except a desire to engage with the words of our people and to expand our own concept about what home can mean.
9-week series in February and March taught by Rabbi Jason on the following dates: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, & 4/4. This course will be in the evening, 7pm-8:30pm.

We have made updates to our giving platform to ensure more detailed and timely acknowledgments and dedication notifications. 

Please see our website for updated information and as always reach out with questions and feedback.


Shabbat and the Week to Come

5:45 PM


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 with the Rabbis on Zoom.

Members, log-in here to access the Zoom links.

9:30 AM

Tot Shabbat at Temple Beth Am

10:30 AM

Shabbat Morning Minyan Service on Zoom.

Members, log-in here to access the Zoom links.

9:30 AM

The Gan

7 PM

Adult Learning (Being at Home in Our Community) in-person in the Sanctuary and on Zoom

6:30 PM

The Gan Midweek Classes (7-8 & 9-12th Grades) at Temple Beth Am

5:00 PM

The Gan Midweek Classes (4-6th Grades) at Temple Beth Am

6:15 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Congregational Dinner following service!

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

Community Updates

The 2023 State Legislative Session has begun! Faith Action Network (FAN) seeks to advocate for systems and policies that advance social justice and racial equity. Take a look at their legislative agenda here.

Faith Action Network invites you join their for Advocacy Day in Olympia on February 9th!

  • Join workshops
  • ​Learn how to most effectively advocate in today’s legislature.
  • Meet with advocates
  • Meet with your legislator! 
  • Lunch will be provided.

Take a look at the schedule and register here!

Temple Beth Am Blood Drive

Temple Beth Am will be sponsoring a Virtual Blood Drive this January!

Join us in this mitzvah and donate blood this new year at any Bloodworks NW Donor Center or Pop-Up location. Every pint of blood donated is an immeasurable contribution to the community.

1: Schedule an appointment to donate whole blood or apheresis platelets/double reds/plasma donation with Bloodworks. The same-day appointment is often available, call 800-398-7888 for an opening.

2: On the day of your donation, mention Temple Beth Am or the donor code TBA when you are getting checked in so that we can keep track of our impact