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.
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What does Jewish tradition say about femininity, masculinity, sex, bodies, and relationships? This series, taught by Prof Beatrice Lawrence, will use a variety of texts, from Torah and the early rabbinic era through medieval and modern times, to see how these ideas have developed over time, including questions concerning gay marriage.
Go here for a description of the final evening's discussion.
The High Holy Day prayer books we will roll out for this year’s Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) are hot off the presses, and we are excited to explore the new liturgy with all of you.
Rabbi Ruth will lead a preview of the books, Mishkan ha Nefesh, published by the Reform movement.
Go here for instructions on how to make your dedications.
We are delighted to host Kolenu, Seattle’s Jewish LGBTQ Young Adult group, an inclusive community in Seattle. Kolenu strives to create an atmosphere where queer-identified people from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds can feel comfortable. This dinner is intended for LGBTQ Jews in their 20s and 30s, and both meat and vegetarian options will be available.
Welcome to the era of legal pot shops, cannabis farmers, and brand-name marijuana. Welcome to government pot inspectors and gainfully employed bud-tenders with health insurance and 401(k)s. Welcome to professional marijuana critics and cannabis connoisseurs who lord it over the rest of us with their insufferable haute-pot snobbishness.
Bruce Barcott, editor and environmental journalist, will discuss his new book Weed the People and you will learn more about what marijuana means for Washington State.
Go here for details of this discussion.
Everyone is welcome, adults and kids, to bring their motorcycle, unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle to the TBA parking lot for a special blessing by Rabbi Ruth! (Helmets required.)
Our own KlezKidz will play 12:15-12:45 PM.
Hot dogs and mini-mezzuzahs will be for sale for $5 each.
Co-sponsored by the Tribe Motorcycle Club of Seattle.
Looking for a sweet way to wish your friends, relatives, and others a Happy New Year this coming High Holy Days? Send them honey! For just $12, you can send a 12-oz. bottle of kosher honey, with a greeting, anywhere in the continental U.S.
Go here for details and to buy them.
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.