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Temple Beth Am is an inclusive Reform Jewish community pursuing joyous worship, engaged learning, and social justice.

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

Temple Beth Am's 2017 University Lecture Series
with Professor Kathie Friedman

Refugee Camp

Lectures held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Temple Beth Am

MARCH 22: 
Sorry to Disturb You, But There is a War in My Country: The Global Refugee Crisis 

MARCH 29: 
What Will You Do When They Start to Round Us Up: Undocumented Americans and Their Families

$15 per lecture, free for students with ID
Open to everyone in the community.
For summaries on lecture topics, go to our University Lectures page
Go here to register.

Prof. Kathie Friedman is an associate professor of international studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Sociology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and former Chair of the UW Jewish Studies Program. Her research is in the area of forced migrations, particularly the social and political integration of refugees and their children after resettlement. She is the author of Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1879-1924.

Spring Play: The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk

Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM
University Prep Theater (8000 25th Ave. NE)

$18 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students

Presented by the Seattle Jewish Theater Company
and sponsored by Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Shalom

Written by S. Ansky and directed by Seattle Jewish Theater Company artistic director Art Feinglass, The Dybbuk is regarded as the greatest classic of Jewish drama. Deeply rooted in Jewish folklore, it tells a story of love caught between two worlds and a Jewish community dealing with mysterious, otherworldly forces.

You can now purchase tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. 
More info at SeattleJewishTheater.com and our Spring Play page.

The Health Care Movie

Health Care Movie

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
TBA Sanctuary
The TBA Health Care for All Committee invites you to a screening of The Healthcare Movie, a documentary by Terry Sterrenberg and Laurie Simons (running time is 70 minutes), followed by a discussion. This engaging and powerful documentary shows the history and political struggles behind the evolution of how health care is paid for in the U.S. and Canada. The film also covers the current Canadian system. The history behind our two vastly disparate healthcare systems is fascinating – and crucial to understanding the key obstacles facing the movement for a single-payer system in the U.S.

For more information, head to our Health Care page.

 Community Buy-In Experiences

There are still spots available for our Community Buy-In Experiences. These one-of-a-kind activities include a cinematic singalong screening of The Sound of Music with Cantor Victor Geigner, Cookbooks & Appetizers with Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick, and a fabulous party hosted by Fred & Dita Appelbaum and Ruth & Greg Berkman.                     

This is a fantastic way to build community and support Temple Beth Am, so don't miss out! Head here to start shopping.

The Security of Temple Beth Am

With the increase in anti-Semitic acts happening locally, nationally, and internationally, TBA understands that many in our congregation are feeling scared and vulnerable. We want to assure everyone that safety is one of our top priorities for anyone coming to TBA. Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick and Interim Executive Director Barbara Green have written a letter on the safety and security of Temple Beth Am. In it, they wrote, "Security is a community endeavor, and we are blessed by all of you who have expressed that you are emboldened to stand strong together for our Jewish values. We have heard your deep commitment to our community and to resisting hatred in all of its forms." Read the rest of the letter here.

Since the recent displays of anti-Semitism, we have had an outpouring of support from our community as well as our non-Jewish friends and neighbors. For example, we received an extraordinary letter of solidarity from the leadership and members of the Idriss Mosque, the Islamic Center of Washington, where they expressed, "We want you to know we are here to stand with you and support you now. You and the Temple Beth Am community are our partner and friends, and we, as you, "absolutely" want to maintain our friendship." Click on the link to read the entire letter.

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


We made a great showing in Jewish in Seattle's most recent "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!


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