With great pleasure and anticipation we announce that Cantor Victor Geigner has agreed to be the first ordained cantor of Temple Beth Am. He will officially join us on August 1, 2016.
Cantor Victor is excited to build on Temple Beth Am's musical tradition. He brings a wealth of experience - and more importantly -- ruach (spirit) to our congregation. With the addition of Cantor Victor's voice, we're delighted that the indefinable spirit of music at Temple Beth Am will continue.
Click here for the full announcement, and stay tuned for more information regarding opportunities to meet Cantor Victor and for his installation in the fall.
Friday, July 29 / 6:15 PM
Come and celebrate Yiddish in song, words and art at our annual Yiddish Shabbat! This service will feature noted UW professor Gayla Diment's absorbing visual presentation and stories from her research of the Jewish art world in Vitebsk, Belarus. The service includes Yiddish sing-alongs, Yiddish poetry, and proverbs from the students who completed Yiddish classes with Ayn Dalgof and Wendy Marcus this year.
Friday, August 19 following 6:15 PM service
Travel Back to the Future with us this year at our Annual Summer Shabbat Barbecue! Bring your best 1950's flair and an appetite. Following Shabbat you'll have a chance to nosh, meet new members, explore a real life delorean car, and more!
Dinner includes a turkey burger/hotdog/veggie dog with fries, coleslaw, watermelon, lemonade/beer/fountain drinks and an ice cream sundae.
$18 Adults / $12 Children
Login here to register in advance.
As voted by readers of "Jewish in Seattle" magazine
We made a great showing in this year's "Best of Jewish Washington"!
- Best Synagogue (tied with Minyan Ohr Chadash)
- Best Cantor/Hazzan: Wendy Marcus
- Best Hebrew School
- Best Adult Education
- Best Educator Runner-up: Rabbi Janine Schloss
- Best Rabbi Runner-up: Rabbi Jason Levine
- Best Youth Group Runner-up: BATY
- Best Local Musical Act Runner-up: Shawn’s Kugel
Mazel tov to all of the winners, both at TBA and throughout the city, and to all of you who have made TBA a place people feel is one of the Best in Seattle!
Lead by Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick
December 4 - 13, 2016
Take a food tour in the Levinsky Market of Tel Aviv, visit the mystical city of Tsfat, learn about the Jewish pioneers who established the Kibbutzim in the Galilee, experience Shabbat in Jerusalem, and much more! We encourage our community to explore the ancient sites described in the Torah, to engage with people who represent the diversity and dynamism of the modern day country, and to share experiences.
Visit ArzaWorld.com for registration and full information on this trip.
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.
We have a wonderful new way to celebrate Shabbat: sponsor an oneg (before or after evening services) in honor of a person or occasion, or in memory of a loved one.
Sponsorship costs only $100. Your name and the name of the honoree will be mentioned at the Shabbat service for the oneg you are sponsoring.
Go here for details on how to sponsor.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM
Toddlers and preschoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to TBA every Thursday during the school year 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.