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Jewish Generations

Young Families at Beth Am (YFBA)

IMG 1640 web cropYoung Families at Beth Am (YFBA) is a group created to serve families with children newborn to 6 years old. Our goal is to help parents with young children connect and grow through educational, social, and cultural events, in order to create and sustain a Jewish life. We offer monthly programs for families and have annual get-togethers for just parents, too.

Temple Beth Am also has two services a month tailored for young children which are open to everyone, whether Temple Beth Am members or not: Kinder Kabbalat on the first Friday of the month at 6:00 PM and Tot Shabbat on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:15 AM.

YFBA is based out of Temple Beth Am, but you do not need to be a member to participate in this group. Everyone is welcome! Join our email list by emailing Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with your name and the names and ages of others in your family.

You do not need to be a member of Temple Beth Am to participate in Young Families. Contact our Director of Community Engagement, Alexis Kort, with any questions. Our chair is parent and volunteer Theresa Glatstein.

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PJ Library Neighborhood Song & Story Time
Fridays, September - June / 10:00 - 11:00 AM / FREE

Toddlers and pre-schoolers, bring your favorite grown-up to Temple Beth Am every Friday for Jewish songs and stories with Betsy Dischel from PJ Library.

You do not need to be a member of Temple Beth Am to participate in Young Families. Contact Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort with any questions. Our co-chairs are parents and volunteers, Theresa Glatstein and Melanie Raphan.

Go here to learn more about the PJ Library and how you can receive a free, age-appropriate, high-quality book or CD each month.

Young Adults

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Temple Beth Am is a proud partner of the Engager Network: Seattle's Coalition of Young Adult Connectors in partnership with JConnect and Seattle-area synagogues. Everyone is welcome regardless of background or observance level. We seek to create a Jewish community that is welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant. The Engager Network puts on events 4 - 6 times a year for schmoozes, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, and social action projects. Past events have included Saki & Latke for Hanukkah, Shabbat Dinner Game Night, Mojitos & Midrash in the Sukkah, and BBQs at Golden Gardens.

For more Temple Beth Am Young Adult program information,
contact our Director of Community Engagement, Alexis Kort, at 206-525-0915.

Seniors

SeniorTrainTrip2015WebSquare The Seattle Jewish Seniors is open to all (you don't need to be a member of Temple Beth Am) and there are no dues!

Seattle Jewish Seniors (SJS) is an active and social group. It was formed over 20 years ago by a vibrant group of retirees who live in the greater Seattle area but come from different regions of the United States and have had different life experiences.

We operate informally: there are no dues, we are all volunteers, and we are all leaders. Committees are ad-hoc, staffed by member / volunteers, and facilitated by alternating members. Temple Beth Am generously provides space and staff support, but membership in Temple Beth Am is not required: everyone is welcome!

Regularly-scheduled activities include:

Seniors

  • Current Events with Jacob Bolotin, moderated discussions that take place generally on the last Friday of every month
  • Birthday Bashes at area restaurants
  • Schmoozes at the homes of members to welcome new arrivals to the Seattle area and enjoy good food
  • Schmoovies, with a mix of good movies, good companionship, and potluck dinners
  • Regular visits to local museums, parks, and theater, often followed by lunch
  • Visits to area art museums are often arranged for the first Thursday of every month when admission is free for seniors
  • Sponsorship of popular lectures at Temple Beth Am, such as multi-media presentations by well-known musicologist Professor Theodore Deacon; and a popular series on American politics by David Comke, Chairman of the UW Communications Department

Important notice: Program dates may change. Please check with the coordinator of a specific program before attending.

Click the link to see Seniors events for June and July or see the Calendar for those events happening at Temple Beth Am. For more info about Seattle Jewish Seniors, contact Linda Paros by email or at 206-985-2844.

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Open to all seniors to allow you to participate in evening programs at Temple Beth Am, our Senior Rides Program is intended for people who have been unable to participate in evening activities at our synagogue because they do not have access to transportation or do not feel comfortable driving at night.

Seniors are eligible for one evening free taxi ride per person, each month, to attend an evening Shabbat service, holiday celebration, lecture, or committee meeting.
  • The Temple Beth Am Senior Rides Program budget allows for up to a maximum of $30 each way.
  • Please make your own taxi reservation and keep your receipt for reimbursement.
  • Send a copy of your receipt to: Alexis Kort / Senior Rides at Temple Beth Am / 2632 NE 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Reimbursements need to be submitted no later than 3 weeks after the ride.
Contact Temple Beth Am with any questions 206-525-0915.