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Young Families at Beth Am (YFBA)

Young Families at Beth Am (YFBA) is a group created to serve families with children newborn to 6 years old. Our goal is to help parents with young children connect and grow through educational, social, and cultural events, in order to create and sustain a Jewish life. We offer monthly programs for families and have annual get-togethers for just parents, too.

Temple Beth Am also has two services a month tailored for young children which are open to everyone, whether Temple Beth Am members or not: Kinder Kabbalat on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 PM and Tot Shabbat on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:15 AM.

YFBA is based out of Temple Beth Am, but you do not need to be a member to participate in this group. Everyone is welcome! Join our email list by emailing Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with your name and the names and ages of others in your family.


Upcoming Events:

YFBA Pajama Havdallah
Saturday, January 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Beth Am Social Hall 

A great evening for kids and parents! We’ll have a movie and art projects for the kids while parents schmooze. We’ll eat dinner and celebrate Havdallah together to finish off the evening. Everyone is encouraged to wear pajamas. Dinner includes kids mac n’ cheese, adult gourmet mac n’ cheese, salads, and fresh veggies. $5 for dinner, $5 for beer / wine. Pay at the door, but please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort.

PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time

Weekly from September - June / FREE

Babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to Temple Beth Am every Thursday for Jewish songs and stories with Chava Mirel from PJ Library.

PJ Library meets every Thursday at 10:00 AM. Go here to learn more about the PJ Library and how you can receive a free, age-appropriate, high-quality book or CD each month. Email Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort for more information.

Young Adults

Temple Beth Am is a proud partner of the Engager Network: Seattle's Coalition of Young Adult Connectors in partnership with JConnect and Seattle-area synagogues. Everyone is welcome regardless of background or observance level. We seek to create a Jewish community that is welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant. The Engager Network puts on events 4 - 6 times a year for schmoozes, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, and social action projects. Past events have included Saki & Latke for Hanukkah, Shabbat Dinner Game Night, Mojitos & Midrash in the Sukkah, and BBQs at Golden Gardens.

For more Temple Beth Am Young Adult program information, 
contact our Director of Community Engagement, Alexis Kort, at 206-525-0915.


Seattle Jewish Seniors (SJS) is an active and social group. It was formed over 20 years ago by a vibrant group of retirees who live in the greater Seattle area but come from different regions of the United States and have had different life experiences. 

We operate informally: there are no dues, we are all volunteers, and we are all leaders. Committees are ad-hoc, staffed by member / volunteers, and facilitated by alternating members. Temple Beth Am generously provides space and staff support, but membership in Temple Beth Am is not required: everyone is welcome! 

Regularly-scheduled activities include:

  • Current Events with Jacob Bolotin, moderated discussions that take place generally on the last Friday of every month
  • Birthday Bashes at area restaurants
  • Schmoozes at the homes of members to welcome new arrivals to the Seattle area and enjoy good food
  • Regular visits to local museums, parks, and theater, often followed by lunch
  • Visits to area art museums are often arranged for the first Thursday of every month when admission is free for seniors
  • Sponsorship of popular lectures at Temple Beth Am

Click the link to see Seniors events for December 2019 and January 2020 or see the calendar for those events happening at Temple Beth Am. For more info about Seattle Jewish Seniors, contact Linda Paros by email or at 206-985-2844.

Important notice: Program dates may change. Please check with the coordinator of a specific program before attending.

Temple Beth Am Senior Rides Program

Open to all seniors to allow you to participate in evening programs at Temple Beth Am, our Senior Rides Program is intended for people who have been unable to participate in evening activities at our synagogue because they do not have access to transportation or do not feel comfortable driving at night. 

Seniors are eligible for one evening free taxi ride per person, each month, to attend an evening Shabbat service, holiday celebration, lecture, or committee meeting.

  • The Temple Beth Am Senior Rides Program budget allows for up to a maximum of $30 each way.
  • Please make your own taxi reservation and keep your receipt for reimbursement.
  • Send a copy of your receipt to: Alexis Kort / Senior Rides at Temple Beth Am / 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Reimbursements need to be submitted no later than 3 weeks after the ride.

Contact Temple Beth Am with any questions 206-525-0915.

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