• Shabbat services are Dynamic
  • TBA values our Youth
  • Our members are Hands-On
  • We have services made just for Families

Located in Seattle’s North End,
we are a Reform synagogue committed to helping Jews and their loved ones build a joyful, spiritual, caring, and egalitarian community.

TBA welcomes the entire spectrum of our Jewish community: people of all ages, races, and abilities; interfaith families; and people who are single, partnered, straight, gay, lesbian, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.

Voted "Best Adult Education Program" and "Best Jewish Supplemental School" by the readers of JTNews.

What's New

We have posted a new Letter from the Board. Click through the link at right.



Welcome With Your Community
Fridays through September

Join with your friends to welcome Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick, our new Senior Rabbi, to our Temple Beth Am community.

We will have a variety of services, events, and small intimate gatherings that will allow you to gather with our congregation in this exciting time of Temple life. (See below for just one example.)
Friday evening services through September will be co-hosted by some of our committees and special groups. On September 19, the oneg will be co-hosted by our Youth groups, including BATY.

here for details.


TBA House Parties
October - February

We invite you to welcome Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick as our new Senior Rabbi by joining her, and connecting with other Temple Beth Am members, in intimate gatherings at congregants’ homes in and around Seattle.

While you will have many opportunities to see her at TBA throughout the year, Rabbi Ruth is eager to meet each of you in smaller settings; during each house party she will also facilitate a discussion about what we want Temple Beth Am to be. This is a great way to spend quality, casual time with Rabbi Ruth and your fellow congregants outside of TBA.

Go here for details and to register.


High Holy Days 5775
Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25
Yom Kippur: Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4

The High Holy Days start late this year, but TBA is getting ready now! High Holy Day packets will be mailed out the week of August 25 to all of our members, but you can find out about our schedule of services and activities here.


Prep for Sukkot
Buy Your Supplies by September 17
Decorate TBA's Sukkah: Sunday, October 5 / Noon

So that you can celebrate Sukkot at home, you can go here to buy your lulav & etrog (pictured) from us: $38 for a regular set, $49 for deluxe; and the boughs for the roof are $25 a bundle.
Deadline for orders is Wednesday, September 17, so order today!

And to decorate our sukkah, don't forget to save some of your gleanings for TBA! We need greenery such as pampas or grass fronds, pumpkins and gourds, and corn stalks and sunflower stalks. You can help us decorate on Sunday, October 5 starting at noon.


Shofar Band Rehearsal
Sunday, September 21 / 11:00 AM

We are getting ready for our annual performance of the Shofar Band on Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 4 at 4:00 PM), and we could use your help, so come toot your own horn!
(Loaner shofarot are also available.)

We also need shofar blowers for our Blast Brigade, who bring the sound of the High Holy Days to Jewish shut-ins and disabled.

Go here for details on both of these and how to sign up.


Gift of Life Yom Kippur Bone Marrow Registry Drive
Volunteer Training: September 28 / 12:30 - 2:00 PM or
September 30 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM

On Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 4), TBA will be joining Jewish communities across the country to add potential donors to the Bone Marrow Registry. Registration is simple and free; it requires a quick cheek swab and a consent form. The entire process is painless (guaranteed) and takes less than 10 minutes!

We not only need donors but also volunteers to help us. Go here for details on the drive and who you can contact to volunteer.


Adult Education Programs

Our Adult Ed classes, discussions, and lectures are beginning for the new year! Included are Hebrew for Adults, Adult Yiddish, Sunday Morning Forums, Torah study, and the return of our popular Jewish Composers series.

We are also starting our Introduction to Judaism classes with our rabbis, perfect for for adults interested in exploring Judaism or those interested in conversion.


TBA Senior Rides Program

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

Go to our Seniors page for more info.


TBA Religious School
Register now for this coming year!

When you register with our Religious School, one of the largest on the West Coast, you provide your children an outstanding education in an inclusive community who are striving to cultivate literate and ethical Jews according to the values of Reform Judaism. Go here for more info.

Temple Beth Am members can click here to register online.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time
Thursdays / 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Toddlers and preschoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to TBA every Thursday for Jewish songs and stories with Betsy Dischel from PJ Library.

Open to TBA members and non-members alike! Go here to learn more about the PJ Library.


Best of Jewish Seattle

JTNews readers recently voted TBA Best Jewish Supplemental School and Best Adult Education Program!

Thanks to all of you who voted for us, and congratulations to all of the staff and volunteers who have contributed to make our programs the best!

See who won in the other categories here.

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