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Israel Salon: Current Events-Tuesday April 2, 7 pm


Joel S. Migdal is the Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies in the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. His books include Peasants, Politics, and Revolution; Palestinian Society and Politics; Strong Societies and Weak States; (with Baruch Kimmerling) Palestinians: The Making of a People; State in Society; Through the Lens of Israel; The Palestinian People: A History (also with Kimmerling); and, most recently, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East. Professor Migdal has just returned from Israel and will be sharing his perspective on current events.

My Name is Asher Lev with the Seattle Jewish Theater Company-Sunday April 7th, 3 pm

“My Name Is Asher Lev” follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

Endless Opportunities: A Conversation with David Mikkelson, Founder and CEO of Snopes.com- Tuesday April 9th, 10:30 am

Snopes.com is the oldest and most respected fact-checking site online. Founder, David Mikkelson will speak about the company he founded and his daily work fighting “fake news.” Mikkelson founded the site in 1994 and today the site receives over 20 million unique monthly visitors. Come learn about the rise of the digital age and its impact on investigative journalism.

Torah Tropes-Saturday April 13th, 12:30 pm

Torah reading is one of the really great Jewish honors–and being able to read according to the ancient tropes (musical accents and patterns) can be the thrill of a lifetime. Join Cantor David Serkin-Poole for this wonderful class and learn how. To RSVP, call the office at (425) 603-9677.

Baseball with the Lippers-April 14th, 1 pm at T-Mobile Park

Cost: $30/ticket

Come join us for a fun day at the ballpark on April 14 when the Houston Astros arrive in Seattle. As we all know, the Lippers have deep roots in Houston. We’ve purchased 36 tickets for TBT (double chai). The Talmud talks about the 36 righteous souls that keep the world going. Well, we can be 36 good souls, have fun with the Lippers and even let them cheer for the Astros as a way to say thank you for being so good to us. For info on how to purchase tickets, please contact Larisa in the TBT office at (425) 603-9677.

Educating Americans About Israel- Tuesday April 16, 7 PM

Ariel Lapson is the Israel and World Jewry Program Manager at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Ariel recently moved back to the U.S. after living in Israel for six years with her husband Abe, a veteran commander in the Israel Defense Forces. She holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University in business administration with a double major in Jewish studies, and a master’s degree in Islam and Middle Eastern studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Distinguished among her accomplishments, Ariel spearheaded the Emory University Goizeuta Business School study abroad program in Israel and she is a recipient of the Schusterman Israel Scholars Award.


Congregational Passover Seder- Saturday April 20, 6 PM

Conducted by Rabbi David Lipper & Cantor David Serkin-Poole

Join us for TBT’s annual second night Passover Seder!

Register today for the best rates:
Children 5 and under: free (families are encouraged to bring their own boosters or high chairs)
Children ages 6-12: $24.50
Adults: $49

After April 10:
Children: $34.50 and Adults: $59

Vegetarian meals must be reserved in advance. Sorry, due to catering considerations walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

 To register, call the TBT office at 425-603-9677.

Meditation- Friday April 26, 7 PM


On the 4th Friday of each month, our clergy will be leading a meditation time prior to the regular Shabbat service. It will be a sacred and quiet time filled with music and meditation. 


Beyond Hebrew: Language as a Window into the Cultures and Politics of Israel- Tuesday April 23, 7 PM


The revival of Hebrew as a modern spoken language is recognized as a central cultural achievement of the Zionist movement. But Israel is far from being a monolingual Hebrew country. Professor Halperin will discuss how we can gain a deeper understanding of Israel by seeing it as a place of complicated intersection and interaction between many languages: Hebrew, Arabic, English, Yiddish, Amharic, Russian, and more.

50th Anniversary Art Project- Sunday April 28, 9:30 AM-1 PM


This is your opportunity to be part of our amazing 50th Anniversary art project! Sandy Glass, a Mercer Island artist, has created a beautiful Mosaic art piece which we are completing as a community. All TBT members are invited to come by any time between 9:30 AM to 1 PM and add your mosaic pieces to this project!

Wrestling Jerusalem: Film & Discussion- Tuesday April 30, 7 PM


Writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the film, Wrestling Jerusalem. Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show, Davidman takes a journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Lipper.

Endless Opportunities

Northwest Weather and the Surprising Local Impacts of Climate Change- Thursday April 4, 10:30 AM at TDHS Seattle (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)

UW Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Cliff Mass will teach us about the Pacific Northwest region’s broad meteorological landscape. Informed by model simulations run on the most extensive local high-resolution prediction system in the United States. Learn about the Puget Sound convergence zone, the Pineapple Express, “banana belt” of Southern Oregon, and more during this interactive presentation.

Redesigning Transportation Management in the Puget Sound Area- Tuesday April 16, 10:30 AM at Stroum Jewish Community Center (3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

Learn the latest about the ‘Seattle Squeeze’ from local expert Prof. Mark Haselkorn, Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. We’ll hear about local projects helping governmental agencies understand, plan and deploy systems to increase regional information sharing, including the WSDOT and SDOT-sponsored Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) project. Together, we’ll get the inside scoop on the roads and tunnels of Seattle’s past, present, and future. 

Coming Soon!

Sisterhood Shabbat- Saturday May 4, 10:30 AM

Celebrate Shabbat with a warm and meaningful service led by the women of the TBT Sisterhood. And join us after the service for a kiddush luncheon prepared by the Sisterhood! 

Story Drama with Seattle Children’s Theatre-Tuesday May 7, 11 AM - 12 PM


Take your little ones inside a storybook! Seattle Children’s Theatre Teaching Artist Rachel Carlson will engage both kids and adults by exploring a story through acting, art and interactive props.

Annelies presented by reSound- Saturday May 18, 7 PM

Cost: $30 at the door

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reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, presents James Whitbourn’s “Annelies,” a moving full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl,” and featuring soprano soloist Stacey Mastrian with reSound’s Founding Music Director, Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward, on the piano.


April Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 2
7 PM – Israel Salon: Current Events

Friday, April 5
11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat
7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 6
9 AM – Torah Study
10:30 AM – Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon

Sunday, April 7
3 PM – My Name is Asher Lev presented by Seattle Jewish Theater

Tuesday, April 9
10:30 AM – Endless Opportunities: A Conversation with David Mikkelson, Founder and CEO of Snopes.com

Friday, April 12
11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat
7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 13
9 AM – Torah Study
10:30 AM – Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon
12:30 PM – Torah Tropes Class

Sunday, April 14
1 PM – Baseball with the Lippers at T-Mobile Park

Tuesday, April 16
7 PM – Israel Salon: Educating Americans About Israel

Friday, April 19
11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat
5 PM (please note early service time for Erev Pesach)– Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 20
9 AM – Torah Study
10:30 AM – Shabbat Services, Adrienne Delaney Bat Mitzvah
6 PM – Congregational Seder

Tuesday, April 23
7 PM – Beyond Hebrew: Language as a Window into the Cultures & Politics of Israel

Friday, April 26
10:30 AM – Passover Yizkor
11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat
7 PM – Meditation
7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, April 27
9 AM – Torah Study
10:30 AM – Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon

Sunday, April 28
9:30 AM – 50th Anniversary Art Project
9:45 AM – Adult Hebrew

Tuesday, April 30
7 PM – Wrestling Jerusalem: Film & Discussion