Endless Opportunities

Lifelong learning is at the heart of Judaism. We focus on adult education and cultural arts programming designed to encourage men and women to grow in their Jewish path, connect with other TBT members, learn and have fun. Every year we pick a theme and this year’s theme is Jewish Ethics. Expect to find various learning opportunities connected to this theme.

For any questions about TBT’s Adult Education and Cultural Arts program, to volunteer or to provide suggestions for programs, contact Jayne Carlin at [email protected] or any of the committee members listed below.

For all Endless Opportunities Events
RSVP to: 
Rabbi Kate Speizer at [email protected] or (206) 693-3046


The Hidden History of America’s Favorite Music with Amanda Wilde

Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:30 AM - noon

Herzl-Ner Tamid, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island

Part of our country’s shared musical heritage emerged from nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy, the first uniquely American entertainment, and the first American entertainment craze. Amanda Wilde explores how this controversial phenomenon laid the foundation for American performance, and how its influence reached beyond its era of popularity. The talk discusses race in American music by looking under the blackface mask and coming to terms with this mixed heritage, concentrating on music as a powerful agent of transformation.

 February Events

Telling a Story through Song

While Jewish holidays and traditions usually dictate what "Cantor David" must lead, for Endless Opportunities he will sing a compilation of his favorite (mostly) Jewish songs of all time. Come sit back and enjoy as we listen to the "best/favorite songs" from over 4 decades of being a cantor (which is the longest a cantor has continually served the entire Northwest). From religious, Israeli, secular and American Jewish music, each song will have a personal story connected with the Cantor's life. 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Location: Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue

For directions, please call (425) 603-9677 or visit: www.templebnaitorah.org

Please RSVP to Rabbi Kate Speizer at [email protected] or (206) 693-3046

Making the Desert Bloom: A Seattle Connection with Israel

 The Jewish National Fund is generally known for one thing — or, rather, 250 million things. That’s roughly how many trees the 110-year-old nonprofit has planted in Israel over the last half-century. Come learn other ways in which JNF is building Israel’s future. From reservoirs to solve the water-scarcity crisis to cutting-edge research to solve oil dependency and providing firefighting infrastructure so that the recent fires don’t take such a devastating toll, JNF is at the heart of building the character of Israel where there’s a place for every generation to be involved. Led by our Seattle based JNF staff, this talk is designed to inspire participation and pathways as part of a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Location: Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 3850 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue

For directions, please call (206) 323-8486 or visit: templedehirschsinai.org 

Please RSVP to Rabbi Kate Speizer at [email protected] or (206) 693-3046

Argentinian Jewry with Cantor Victor Geigner

 Learn a bit about Jewish history in Argentina, the impacts of the economic crisis on the Jewish community there, and the personal story of one cantor who joins us now in Seattle after an interesting Latin American journey.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Location: Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th Street, Bellevue

For directions, please call (206) 525-0915 or visit: templebetham.org

Please RSVP to Rabbi Kate Speizer at [email protected] or (206) 693-3046