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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


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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Breakfast Lecture with Professor Ilan Stavans
Wednesday, May 25 / 9:00 - 10:30 AM

We are delighted to welcome back our 2014 Scholar-in-Residence, Professor Ilan Stavans, for a morning lecture. Join us for a light breakfast and talk with Prof. Stavans on "Moses's Sin: A Talmudic Lesson".

Professor Stavans will be visiting the University of Washington this May for the annual Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies. He will give the keynote address for the "Hebrew and the Humanities" symposium on Tuesday, May 24th. Visit the UW Jewish Studies website for more details. 

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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.


Israel Trip information Session
with Rabbi Ruth 

Thursday, June 2 / 6:00 - 7:00 PM

If you missed the information session in December, this one is for you! Find out more about this fantastic way to experince Israel with Rabbi Ruth and your fellow members. We'll share a suggested itinerary, which we can adjust based on the composition and interests of the group that goes on the trip. This is also a great place to get questions answered. Travel to Israel is an investment in time, money and emotions. Next year in Jerusalem!



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. 


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!


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!


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.


Office Hours
Mon-Thur: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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