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TefiLAB Shabbat-Friday August 2 @6:30 & Sunday August 17 @10:30

Over the next year, TBT will take the first Shabbat evening and the third Shabbat morning of each month to experiment with prayer. We will dream creatively together about how we use different musical modes, our sanctuary space, the prayer book, our wonderfully talented TBT members and anything else that can enhance our worship experience in TBT’s living laboratory of prayer. Please note start time for TefiLAB Shabbat on Friday, August 2. Services will begin at 6:30 PM on the 1st Friday of each month.

Jews and Brews- Sunday August 18, 5 PM at Chainline Brewing Co. (503 6th St. South, Kirkland)

Complete the weekend drinking a brew with Jews from TBT, including our new rabbi. We’ll gather in a local pub for relaxation and conversation and a tiny bit of text study. 

Jewish History Chavurah- Tuesday August 20, 7 PM

Who are the Jews from Arab countries? What were relations with Muslims like? What made Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years? What lessons can we learn from the mass exodus of minorities from the Middle East? Join us for a discussion of Uprooted: 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight by Lyn Julius. Our book after Uprooted will be Wanderings by Chaim Potok. For more information, click here to contact Jeannie Moskowitz.

Endless Opportunities: The Making of a Kosher Pork Chop; How science and technology are changing Jewish law- Thursday August 22, 10:30 AM

Rabbi Sydney will delve into the world of modern halachah (Jewish law) and explore concepts that our ancient rabbis could never have imagined, like genetically modified foods, lab grown meat, green burial and much more.

Shabbat in the Park- Friday August 23, Picnic gathering: 5:30 PM Services: 6 PM at Crossroads Park (in the Pavilion)

Bring a picnic dinner along with a blanket or chairs starting at 5:30 PM before joining us for an amazing service which will get underway at 6 PM. Join neighbors, make new friends and welcome Shabbat in the beauty of creation with Temple B’nai Torah. All ages welcome.

Movie Night: Zero Motivation- Tuesday August 27, 7 PM at TBT

Join us for this smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Zero Motivation is a unique, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, the film details the power struggles of three women with different agendas. Click here to watch the trailer.

Get S’more Shabbat- Friday August 30, 6 PM at TBT

Enjoy a camp-style Shabbat dinner and service next door on the JDS campus for families, singles, couples, young people and the young at heart! Feast on burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads, fruit, and of course…authentic fire-toasted S’MORES! Sing along to Shabbat tunes and savor summer in the great outdoors. Join us for all the fun!

Endless Opportunities

Miha Sarani - A Life in Four Acts-Thursday August 8, 10:30 AM – 12 PM Temple De Hirsh Sinai, Seattle (1441 16th Ave, Seattle)

Sarani, a well-known local artist, educator, and art historian, will discuss his personal journey. We will look closely at his series placing it within the context of art history, its current practice and the inspiration behind several of his paintings and artworks. This marks a return EO engagement for the popular speaker, who delighted the audience with this discussion of the works of Marc Chagall in his previous talk.

This Land Is Our Land: American Troubadour Woody Guthrie’s Vision of the PNW- Tuesday August 13, 10:30 AM – 12 PM Temple De Hirsh Sinai, Bellevue (3850 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue)

Folksinger Ilan Speizer will lead a discussion and perform some of the 26 songs Guthrie wrote in 30 days right here in the Pacific Northwest. According to Speizer “there was a vision at the time, which is clearly noted in these songs, of our area as a paradise and where the future of our country was headed.” Join us to explore what has changed since these songs were written. Listen and learn.

The Making of a Kosher Pork Chop; How science and technology are changing Jewish law- Thursday August 22, 10:30 AM - 12 PM at TBT

Rabbi Sydney will delve into the world of modern halachah (Jewish law) and explore concepts that our ancient rabbis could never have imagined, like genetically modified foods, lab grown meat, green burial and much more.

Coming Soon!

Welcome Weekend!

Welcome Weekend!

Friday, September 13-Sunday, September 15
Join us for this special weekend as we welcome Rabbi Sydney to our TBT family! Come to one event, or join us for all–there’s something for everyone! 

Friday, September 13
6-7 PM – Temple-wide potluck dinner at TBT (more details coming soon)
7:30 PM – BTY-led Shabbat services
Catch the exuberance of our back-from-camp teens, as they lead us in worship.

 Saturday, September 14
9 AM – Clergy-led Tanakh study / Lay-led Torah study
9 AM – 7th Grade (Gesher) Opening Day: Family Learning and Yad Project
10:30 AM – Shabbat morning services
6-8 PM – Back to Shul Dance
Still celebrating our 50th year, we will get our ‘60s groove on at a dance party for congregants of all ages! A dance instructor will lead us in ‘60s novelty dances and some line dances—fun for the whole family!

Sunday, September 15
9 AM – 12 PM First day of Religious School!
Join our Family Learning Day. We will be actively learning about High Holy Day traditions, developing our own ‘drum circle,’ and having a mass shofar blowing to top off the day!

12- 1 PM- BTY Ice Cream Social
Our teens have this chance to chill out deliciously!

12:30- 2:30 PM – Sisterhood Fall Reconnect
A light lunch kicks off this afternoon of learning more about TBT’s new staff, including our Rabbi and our CLASP Fellow—while connecting and reconnecting with each other. 

PJ Library Song & Storytime

PJ Library Song & Storytime
Monday, September 16
11 am at the Bellevue Library

We are thrilled to announce that the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and Solomike Early Childhood Center of TBT will be partnering to bring PJ Library Song & Storytimes to the EASTSIDE beginning this September! PJ Library Song & Storytimes are fun, free gatherings where young children and their adult caregiver enjoy singing, activities and storytelling. PJ Library Storytimes are a great way to connect young families with Jewish Life. Classes will be led by Betsy Dischel from Red Ukulele. The first session will be on September 16 at the Bellevue Library and the following one will be on October 7 at Lake Hills Library.