Annual Gala 2023

Join your Temple Beth Am community for an unforgettable fundraising night of entertainment, libations, dinner, dancing, socializing, and more at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel!

This year our annual fundraiser will dazzle! In addition to dinner and drinks, you will have opportunities to indulge in a decadent sweet from the dessert dash, purchase spots at dozens of community builders and exciting experiences in our silent auction, be mystified at the magic show, win big in the raffle, and celebrate havdallah as a community. 

When and Where: Saturday, February 11 The Fairmont Olympic Hotel at 6 PM.

411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101. There is paid parking across the street from the hotel as well as many public transportation options. 

Attire: Evening Party Wear


In lieu of a paddle raiser, which has served as an integral source of funding for our community, we are offering the opportunity to become an event sponsor. Contributions from our Diamond, Emerald, and Pearl sponsors will support all of our efforts to engage the heart, soul, and mind at Beth Am! Being an event sponsor is a valuable way to support our mission, information on the sponsorship level can be found on our ticket form here.

If you have a question about sponsorship, please reach out to Davida Sims

Offering a Community Connector Event:

We are looking for folks who are excited about hosting a one-time community builder to meet new people and help fundraise for Temple Beth Am.

    • Check out the 2022 community builder catalog for ideas 
    • Get inspired by a list of potential ideas for this year! 
    • Do you have an incredible location to host a group? Let us know, and we can potentially partner you with someone looking for space!
    • Volunteer your skill or expertise for an event! Are you a master gardener? An expert bowler? Do you have a deep love for making pastries? Share your skills or expertise during a community builder event.  We can pair you with others to host. 

If you have an experience, space, or fabulous idea for a Community Connector event please fill out this form.

Email Amber Hersholt ( with any questions regarding Community Connector experience items!

Thank you to our 2023 Gala Committee:

Chair: Katie Fingeroot     

Elizabeth Asher, Leah Ball, Greg Berkman, Ruth Berkman, Puddin Cox, Rebecca Fox, Kaitlin Geballe, Zach Geballe, Ellen Greenberg, Lesley Isgur, Sharon Kean, Susan Klastorin, Alexis Kort, Dara McAllister, Eliza Medearis, Maggie Medearis, Catherine Morrison, Leatt Rousso, Claire Smith, Helen Spencer-Snyder, Judy Unger and Cara Winter