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Sisterhood Shabbat - Saturday, February 9, 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!

Israeli Culture: From Kibbutzim to the Gaga Dance Movement - Saturday, February 9, 4:30 PM

We’re pleased to welcome Eitan Teiger, shaliach from Stand With Us, for a Havdalah discussion on contemporary Israeli culture. Eitan is a grandchild of two holocaust survivors from Poland and Germany. In Israel, Eitan volunteered for a pre-army leadership program in the Golan Heights and then later served as a Commander and a Sergeant in the Artillery Corps. After the army, Eitan studied Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC, Herzeliya and interned in the Knesset.

Jewish History Chavurah -<br /> Thursday, January 10<br /> , 7 PM

The next Jewish history discussion will be about Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who, along with his wife, saved 10,000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Click here to read about him in this article in the Huffington Post or check out Sugihari’s memoir, Visas for Life. Other books about him are also available at the library: Passage to Freedom, by Ken Mochizuki; A Special Fate, Hero of the Holocaust by Alison Gold; Resist, 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers.

Family Shabbat & Pizza<br /> - Friday, February 15, 6-6:45 PM

Join us for our next Family Shabbat and Pizza! Mikayla Goodkin and Rabbi Lipper will create a service of story and song and we will follow with pizza in the Social Hall. Services begin at 6 PM. There will be a regular 7:30 PM service as well.

Meditation Friday - Friday February 22, 7 PM

On the 4th Friday of each month, Rabbi Lipper will be leading a meditation time prior to the regular Shabbat service. Our next event is November 23 at 7 PM. It will be a sacred and quiet time filled with music and meditation.  

Endless Opportunities

A Jewish Knight at King Arthur’s Court with Prof. Oehme<br /> - Thursday, February 7, 10: 30 AM at Temple De Hirsh Sinai (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)

Long before being the language of the shtetl or the Jewish socialist movement, Yiddish had already experienced a golden age enchanting late medieval and early modern audiences. Prof. Annegret Oehme (UW) will lead us into an exploration of Old Yiddish literature, in particular, a tale about one of King Arthur’s knights, Wigalois, son of Gawain. This shared German-Yiddish, Jewish-Christian tale about handsome knights, dangerous dragons, and singing dwarfs fascinated audiences from the middle ages up to today.

Jewish Music with Chava Mirel<br /> - Tuesday, February 12, 10:30 AM at Stroum Jewish Community Center (3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

Join us as we recreate the music of old with the Temple De Hirsh Sinai musician in residence, Chava Mirel. Mirel will help us learn about the process of making Jewish music firsthand. We’ll look closely at the traditional liturgy and songs and Jewish musical innovation as we have the opportunity to sing together.

AARP Vigilance Against Cybercrime Presentation with Lee Weissman<br /> - Tuesday, February 19, 10:30 AM at Temple De Hirsh Sinai (3850 156th Ave SE, Bellevue)

Identity theft and other forms or online fraud pose a serious and growing threat throughout the nation. The Internet is a goldmine for scam artists. Join us as we learn how con artists are using a variety of scams to defraud internet users, how to safeguard against online fraud and cyber scams, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. This will compliment Weissman’s summer session.

Coming Soon!

Shabbat with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, URJ President - Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM

Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish movement in North America, with almost 900 congregations and nearly 1.5 million members. An innovative thought leader, dynamic visionary, and representative of progressive Judaism, he spent 20 years as the spiritual leader of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY. Deeply dedicated to global social justice issues, Rabbi Jacobs has led disaster response efforts in Haiti and Darfur. 

Save the Date: 50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Early event 5-6:30 PM ; Main Event: 6:30-10 PM

Come and enjoy wonderful food, friends and special entertainment by New York based Judaica/Indie-pop band “We are the Northern Lights”!

Connections PartiesWe’ll also have community building buy-in parties: Wine Tasting, Teen family party, Homemade Ice cream party and many more. Click here to contact Nicky Walker if you would like to host a party.
Tribute Slide Show: We’re collecting photos from the past 50 years and we would love to have your picture and celebratory wishes. Click here to upload your picture along with a few words.
Dessert Dash: If you’d like to make an elegant dessert for our Dessert Dash,click here to sign up!
Exciting TBT Congregation Community Project to Celebrate our 50th Year!

Sandy Glass, a Mercer Island artist, has created a beautiful Mosaic art piece which we will be completing as a community over the next few months. All ages will be invited to attend a number of upcoming dates to participate. We are planning to begin this wonderful art project in early March. Please watch for updated news and dates in your weekly TBT email. Any questions, please click here to contact Robin Negrin.

Camp Kesher Registration is Now Open!

If you went to Jewish summer camp as a child and long to recapture that time in your life, or if you didn’t, but have wondered what it was like, Camp Kesher is about as close as you can get. For four days, campers of all ages are immersed in Jewish community and study, and enjoy nature, sports, music, and crafts, and simple relaxation. It’s a fun-filled Jewish family camp weekend. Our scholar-in-residence this year will be Cantor Rosalie Boxt. Sign up now before Early Bird prices end! Click on the button below to register. For more info, email Kesher.info@campkesher.org


February Calendar of Events

Friday, February 1

11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat

5:30 PM – New Member Shabbat Dinner

7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services


Saturday, February 2

9 AM – Torah Study

10:30 AM – Shabbat Services, Tessa Kass Bat Mitzvah


Sunday, February 3

9:30 AM – Board Games

9:45 AM – Adult Hebrew


Friday, February 8

11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat

7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services


Saturday, February 9

9 AM – Torah Study

10:30 AM – Sisterhood Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon

4:30 PM – Israeli Culture: From Kibbutzim to the Gaga Dance Movement


Sunday, February 10

9:45 AM – Adult Hebrew

12:30 PM – Sisterhood Tzedakah Collective


Friday, February 15

11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat

6 PM – Family Shabbat & Pizza

7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services


Saturday, February 16

9 AM – Torah Study

10:30 AM – Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon


Friday, February 22

11:15 AM – Tot Shabbat

7 PM – Meditation

7:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, February 23

9 AM – Torah Study

10:30 AM – Shabbat Services followed by Kiddush Luncheon