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Sign up now to Volunteer at Northwest Harvest on January 11 from 3-5 PM!

Northwest Harvest provides food to over 350 food banks all across Washington state. Volunteer with your fellow TBT members to spend two hours at their Kent warehouse packaging bulk food for distribution to food bank clients. There are tasks for everyone–minimum age is 9 or 3rd grade.

PJ Library Song & Storytime- Monday, January 13 @11 AM at the Crossroads Community Center (16000 NE 10th St, Bellevue)

PJ Library Song & Storytimes are fun, free gatherings where young children and their adult caregiver enjoy singing, activities and storytelling. Classes will be led by Betsy Dischel from Red Ukulele. The theme for January 13 will be Mitzvah.

More dates to add to your calendar! All of these will be held at Crossroads Community Center: February 3 (T’Bshvat); March 2 (Purim); April 6 (Passover); May 11 (Lag B’omer); June 1 (Shavuot)

 Sponsored by Solomike Early Childhood Center of TBT in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

TBT Movie Night: Royal Wedding- Tuesday, January 14, 6:45 Snack & Schmooze/ 7 PM Movie

Enjoy a classic movie night at TBT with ‘Royal Wedding.” Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star as an American performing duo who travel to London to take part in the singing, dancing, glamour and romance of a Royal Wedding. “Royal Wedding” became a landmark musical for featuring Astaire dancing on the walls and ceiling, and for a solo dance of Astaire with a hat rack for a partner. Watch the trailer here.

TefiLAB Shabbat- Saturday, January 18 @ 10:30 AM

This special TefiLAB will be a Meditative Movement Shabbat led by Amy McGinnis. This service will introduce relaxing qigong movements, new meditative moments and focused breathing to augment our traditional service. Loose, comfortable attire is suggested.

Explore Judaism: Dip your toe into the well of Jewish wisdom this New Year- Sundays at 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM. Starting January 26

Cost: Free for members, $60 for non-members

Explore Jewish history, holidays, life-cycle events, theology, prayer and Hebrew with three amazing guides, each with a unique perspective: Rabbi Sydney Danziger, Rabbi Jim Mirel, and Hebrew teacher, Rona Frank. The course will run for 12 weeks on Sunday mornings and is open to Jews who would like to deepen their foundational understanding of Judaism, non-Jews exploring the possibility of conversion or anyone just wanting to know more. To register, email contact@templebnaitorah.org

Save The Date

Tu B'Shevat Volunteer Event- Saturday, February 8, 10 AM - 2 PM (stay for the whole time or come and go within this window). Greenway Native Plant Nursery (Tibbets Beach in Lake Sammamish State Park)

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the “birthday” of the trees, by giving them the gift of your time! Join your TBT community and pot up bareroot plants to get them ready for their final homes in urban forests, parks, and open spaces throughout the Greenway, a 1.5 million-acre landscape in the Pacific Northwest. The event will take place at the Greenway Native Plant Nursery, home to nearly 30,000 native trees and shrubs. There will also be an optional educational tour of habitat restoration sites throughout Lake Sammamish State Park at the end of the event.

Details and registration info

Nefesh Mountain- Friday, February 21 @ 6:30 PM

You won’t want to miss this very special Shabbat service with Nefesh Mountain. Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass, Old-Time, and American Roots music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Creators, band leaders and husband and wife team Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg seamlessly blend their deep love for American and Western musical forms with their own Jewish backgrounds. Nefesh Mountain has been featured in Rolling Stone, BBC World News, Billboard, The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, Bluegrass Today, Bluegrass Unlimited, The Times Of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Tablet Magazine among others. Check out one of their videos here.

A Night in Shushan- Saturday, March 7

This year’s Annual Fundraiser will be a Purim-themed celebration filled with delicious food, music, ambiance, carnival games and entertainment.

There will be an Early Celebration Event at 5 PM, a Community Havdalah at 6:15 PM and the main event at 6:30 PM. Entertainment will be provided by Jet City Improv. Festive attire is encouraged: from Shushan to now!

Early Celebration: $36 for a family & $18 for an individual

Main Event: $90 for adults & $45 for youth (under 13)

 Registration Information Coming Soon!

Endless Opportunities

Pavel’s War: Escape, Survival, Assimilation- Thursday, January 9 @10:30 AM – 12 PM, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle: 1441 16th Ave, Seattle

Join esteemed author Peter Curtis for a discussion of his latest novel, Pavel’s War. It tells the story of the Kohut family as they endure violence and exile until they can escape Prague and, surviving through love and resilience, cross Nazi-occupied Europe to arrive in the London Blitz. Still, family bonds splinter as the Kohuts struggle to adapt to wartime British society.

Living Under Communism with Isaac Gott- Tuesday, January 14 @10:30 AM – 12 PM, Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid: 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island

This presentation asks us to consider “collective interest vs. individual freedom” and how balance might be created between a combination of the two. Isaac Gott will approach this by sharing stories of his youth under Russian occupation in Romania and Eastern Europe. He will share examples of how human rights, inclusion, economy, freedom, family, and rights to worship were undermined. 

Machloket: Constructive Debate with Rabbi Daniel Weiner- Tuesday, January 21 @10:30 AM – 12 PM, Temple De Hirsh Sinai: 3850 156th SE, Bellevue

Temple De Hirsch Sinai’s Senior Rabbi, Daniel Weiner will lead us in conversation about the polarized nature of our current political climate in the United States and what antidotes Judaism has to offer. We will delve into the evolution and examples of machloket l’shem shamayim, the art of constructive debate. Leave inspired to have a hand in creating more of these in our community today.