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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:15 AM 
Temple Beth Am K'hilah Lounge

Temple Beth Am’s popular weekly Torah Study is a start-to-finish approach to the text: instead of focusing on the weekly portion, we will continue our exploration of the Torah as we work our way each week through the entire text. It may take a few years because it will include commentary (after five years, we’ve finally made it through Exodus!), lively discussion, and a chance to go deeper. You are invited, whatever your skill set, to join us at any time and be a part of reading the whole Torah.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Begins October 2019 / Ends Spring 2021

Our next Adult B'nai Mitzvah cohort at Temple Beth Am will begin in October 2019. The tradition teaches that one can come to Torah as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at any age. This class presents an opportunity to explore Jewish spirituality, wisdom, and community in a beautiful, nurturing, and supportive way.

This class is open to members who have not celebrated becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah and for those who feel that, even if they experience one in their childhood, they would benefit from renewing their studies. The Judaic Studies class will focus on the theology of the siddur, ritual engagement, and general Jewish knowledge. The class will mirror what our youth do in their B'nai Mitzvah preparation: regular Shabbat service attendance, a tikkun olam project, and specific readings. We culminate this process in a beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony in the Spring of 2021. The entire course process is a two-year commitment.

Students are required to attend the following classes:

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Orientation / check back for dates

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Beginning Hebrew / check back for dates and times

Intermediate Hebrew is encouraged as an additional course (not included in course fees)

Judaic Class is taught by Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick / check back for dates

Cost: $600 including textbooks, Hebrew class, Judaic studies, and service preparation

For more information, contact Executive Assistant Sara Bernson (206-525-0915). Scholarships are available.

Women's Torah Study

Sundays, starting in October, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, Beth Am K'hilah Rm. 226
October 14, November 18, December 9, January 27, February 24, March 17, April 28, May 19

Beatrice Lawrence, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University, will lead this dynamic study session, using The Torah: a Women’s Commentary as a guide for discussion. The Torah portion for the week will serve as a spring board for broader conversation around gender and Jewish text. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your Torah background.
Please email Beth Am Executive Assistant Sara Berson at sara@templebetham.org or call her at 206-525-0915 to put your name on the monthly reminder list for Women’s Torah Study.  

October 14: Lech Lecha  February 24: Vayakhel 
November 18: Vayishlach March 17: Tzav
December 9: Vayigash April 28: Achrei Mot
January 27: Mishpatim May 19: Behar


Please email Executive Assistant Sara Bernson or call her at 206-525-0915 to put your name on the monthly reminder list for Women’s Torah Study.                                

Downtown Lunch and Learn

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM at K&L Gates
October 17, November 14, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 27, April 17, May 22, June 19

This year, these interactive discussions will follow our learning theme: Ma'asei V'reisheet (Acts of Creation). Creativity in all areas: this year, inspired by our annual learning theme, we will study creativity and innovation and how it appears in so many areas of the Jewish world. You don't have to work downtown to attend; just bring your own lunch and enjoy a dynamic hour of learning together.

Held at the law offices of K&L Gates: 925 4th Ave. (4th & Madison Building in downtown Seattle), Suite 2900, Conference Room 10.

Parsha & Poker

Wednesdays, starting in October, 7:00 PM at Temple Beth Am
October 17, November 14, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 27, April 17, May 22, June 19

Learn a little Torah with Rabbi Jason R. Levine, enjoy each other’s company, and play a friendly game of poker at temple. Winner takes all in this fun tournament. $20 buy-in. Snacks provided.

Quarterly Torah Study at Aljoya Thornton Place

Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
November 6, January 15, March 5, May 7

A special opportunity for Seniors to join with Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick for a Torah discussion at Aljoya Thornton Place in the Northgate neighborhood. Coffee and cookies provided; come prepared to enjoy this hour of learning. Torah Study at Aljoya is open to everyone – please sign in at the front desk if you are not a resident and join us in the Conference Center.

Held at Aljoya Thornton Place: 450 NE 100th St., Seattle, WA 98125.

Please visit this page again for continual updates. Contact our Executive Assistant Sara Bernson to get regular email reminders or Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with any questions.

Further information on Torah study, including this week's Torah portion, can be found at ReformJudaism.org.

Tue, September 18 2018 9 Tishrei 5779