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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, 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

Temple Beth Am offices are closed
Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28,
in observance of Thanksgiving.


Now - December 14

Right now, in King County 13% of school aged children live below the poverty line and 5,000 youth experience homelessness each year.

Help us honor Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick’s Installation by participating in our clothing drive: we are collecting cold weather clothing to distribute to service agencies whom deal with school age children in each school district Temple Beth Am congregants reside.

Go here for details on how you can help.


Tweens Dinner & Big Hero 6
Saturday, December 6 / 5:30 - 10:00 PM
$25/person covers dinner, movie, and staffing

Seattle-area Reform synagogues will be having a dinner and movie night, open to all 6th -8th graders, both in Seattle and on the Eastside at exactly the same time! The Tweens will meet at either the Northgate or Bellevue Square Red Robin to start the evening with dinner, then head to the closest theater for the blockbuster Disney movie Big Hero 6!

Go here for more info and to register.


Sunday Morning Forum
Hobby Lobby - Part 2:
LGBTQ Rights and the Jewish Response
December 14 / 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Although the Hobby Lobby decision was framed around health insurance and birth control, it might have far broader implications for both the LGBTQ and Jewish communities.

Go here for more information.


Torah Chanters
Sunday, December 14 / 12:30 PM

We have a free bi-monthly class, taught by Rabbi Jason, designed to study various aspects of chanting and reading Torah - its history, musical variation, complex language, grammar, storytelling abilities, and more.

Everyone is welcome to attend, especially those interested in learning how to read or chant Torah.

Go here for more information.


Biscochos Baking with the NCJW
Sunday, December 14 / 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$18 for members of NCJW, $25 for non-members.

Learn how to bake biscochos, traditional and delicious Sephardic cookies, with Linda Souriano Israeli and members of the National Council of Jewish Women, right here in the Temple Beth Am Kitchen.

Go here for details and to register.


Chanukah at Temple Beth Am
Chanukah starts Tuesday night, December 16

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the rest of your TBA community! This year we have several nights filled with fun for every member of the family:

  • Sisters of Beth Am: Lights, Laughter, and Bling
  • Chana-Kugel Cook-Off Shabbat Dinner
  • TBA Cabaret Night
  • Hanukkah Hobbit Havdalah
  • Young Families of Beth Am Sippy Cup Schmooze
  • TBA Community Chanukah Party
  • KlezKidz Performances

Go here for full details of this year's Chanukah festivities.


Great Jewish Composers of Cinema
A Place in the Sun: The Film Scores of Franz Waxman
Wednesday, December 17 / 7:15 PM

Those of you who have enjoyed Dr. Deacon’s popular multi-media lectures on music and film will be sure to be delighted by these evenings of music history, film gossip, and glorious movie clips.

This month's focus is Franz Waxman, the composter behind Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard, and Rear Window.

Go here for more information. The lectures are free; no need to RSVP!


Havdalah Pool Party
Saturday, December 27 / 3:15 - 4:15 PM
$5/person; $10/family
Mountlake Terrace Pool (5303 228th Street Southwest)

Open to the entire community! Play in this amazing pool, which has a fun island and plumbed spray toys, a lazy river, deep water, and more. There is even a handicapped access ramp so people of all abilities can participate.

At the end we will celebrate havdalah right there in the shallow end of the pool! Limited spaces available.

Go here for details and to register.


TBA House Parties
Now through May!

We have had such great response to our house parties that we have just added more!

Help welcome Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick as our new Senior Rabbi by joining her, and connecting with other TBA members, in intimate gatherings at congregants’ homes in and around Seattle.

If you have not already signed up for a house party, go here for details and to register.


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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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.

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