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.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate the beauty of Shabbat and the newest members of our community as we bless all of TBA’s babies born during the past year. Bring your whole family and enjoy an autumn Shabbat service together. All babies will receive a special blessing and small gift as part of the service.
Go here for all of the details.
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.
Dr. Theodore Deacon returns for his fourth year at TBA with a new six-part multi-media series of music history, film gossip, and glorious movie clips.
This series starts with A Star is Born: The Film Scores of Max Steiner, which gave early movies their musical soul.
Go here for details and titles of later programs in the series.
Temple Beth Am invites you to a weekend of festivities as Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick is formally installed as our Senior Rabbi. Help celebrate our Brit K'hilah -- the covenant between Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick and the TBA community!
At the Shabbat service and oneg on Friday evening, a rabbinic talk and family-friendly reception on Saturday afternoon, and a celebration with the Religious School on Sunday, TBA will officially spend the weekend welcoming Rabbi Zlotnick to our community.
Go here for details.
The 98118 ZIP code in southeast Seattle is among the most diverse in the US: there are at least 60 different lagnuages spoken and about 50 community organizations.
Our 8th Graders will spend the day meeting refugees and immigrants from Asia and Africa, and learn how we can engage in tikkun olam less than 15 minutes away from us.
Go here for details.
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 adults interested in exploring Judaism or those interested in conversion.
Go to these links for our rabbis' sermons of 2014:
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.
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.
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.
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.