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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, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.


Voted "Best Synagogue" by the readers of Jewish in Seattle!

What's New

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TBA Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 15 / 10:00 AM

Our house is strong and headed in the right direction. Please join us in the sanctuary as we present and discuss TBA's plans for finance, engagement, and going from strength to strength together. Read thoughts on these issues in advance from Temple President Bryan Rutberg here!

 

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Yom Hashoah Education and Remembrance
Featuring guest speaker Rene Goldman
Sunday, May 1 / 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Please join us as Rene shares his close brush with death in France during the Shoah and his unforgettable path across Europe, China and North America to become a professor of Chinese History at the University of British Columbia. He published a story in "A Childhood on the Move: Memoirs of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust" in 2014.

In the afternoon on this same day, please join the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity's Community Program and dedication of the Anne Frank Tree at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, starting at 2:00 PM.

Click here for more information on these speakers and programs.

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Israel Impressions With Paul Margolis 
Saturday, May 7 / 7:00 - 9:00 PM

 Black and white photographer and noted Jewish journalist Paul Margolis has travelled to Israel for a number of years to photograph daily life. Working in the streets, marketplaces and homes, he photographs in a fluid, fast-moving reportorial style. Visit Temple Beth Am to take in this exhibit of photographs from contemporary life in Israel, and join in the discussion on Saturday, May 7th at 7:00 PM.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the work of Paul Margolis and other ways to connect to Israel at Temple Beth Am. 

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TBA's May Pop-Up Events
Sunday, May 8 - Saturday, May 28

As we continue to explore opportunities for our members to engage deeply with each other and with Judaism, this year we're putting a different spin on our successful May Meetups. Once again you'll have the chance to get together outside of TBA in small groups based on shared interests and commonalities, this time with a taste of our upcoming K'hilah Project. 

Whatever the activity, these "pop-up" K'hilah groups will start with a bissel (bit of) Torah study and the chance to connect with fellow TBA'ers on a more meaningful level. 

Read more about each one here, then choose a favorite and sign up today at SignUpGenius.com.

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Birth is a Beginning: A Jewish Year
with mural artist Gary Faigin

Thursday, May 12 / 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join painter and Temple Beth Am congregant Gary Faigin, for a presentation of the ideas and images embedded within the 16' contemporary Jewish-themed mural in the lobby of the Temple Beth Am K'hilah Center. Rabbi Ruth will give the introduction.

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KlezKids at Northwest Folklife Festival
Monday, May 30 / 3:45 - 4:15 PM

Temple Beth Am is proud to announce that our very own KlezKidZ will be making their annual appearance at the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival on the beautiful Mural Amphitheatre Stage! The festival takes place at Seattle Center over Memorial Day weekend, and will feature live, dynamic performances by folk musicians from across the world.

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Hats Off to Wendy Celebration 
Friday & Saturday, June 3rd & 4th

Temple Beth Am is pleased to host a weekend of tributes, music, and world-renowned klezmer artist Alicia Svigals, in honor of Wendy Marcus and her 31 years of service at Temple Beth Am. Members of our congregation and the larger Jewish community are encouraged to express appreciation for Wendy by contributing to Wendy's tribute book. Please confirm your tribute with us by May 5th.

Join in an extra festive Kabbalat Shabbat and oneg on Friday at 8pm, then attend our concert on Saturday featuring Grammy-winning klezmer musician Alicia Svigals. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm. 

Click here to purchase a tribute, buy tickets for Saturday's concert, and find out more about this special celebration. 

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Best of Jewish Washington 2015
As voted by readers of "Jewish in Seattle" magazine

The results of the annual "Best of Jewish Washington" have just been announced, and we made a great showing!

  • 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!

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Congregational Trip to Israel
December 4 - 13, 2016

We are going to Israel next December!

Rabbi Ruth will be leading us through the ancient sites described in the Torah, and we'll have the chance to meet the people who represent the diversity of the modern land.

Go here for details and to register now!

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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.

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Sponsor an Oneg

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.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time
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.

 

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Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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