Sunday, April 30, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Temple Beth Am
In the spirit of honoring our past and envisioning our future, three talented authors and members of our congregation will read from their recently published books: Debby Bacharach, Erika Michael, and Ken Shiovitz. A light spring tea and dessert will follow.
Registration in advance required by Tuesday, May 16.
Our community is strong and growing. Our annual Congregational Meeting is an important time for our members to engage as a community and learn more about the current state of our synagogue. Come hear more about the integration of the SEED Early Childhood School and our strategic planning. We need input from members on how we move from strength to strength.
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.
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.
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!