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Along the Talmudic Trail Tuesdays at 7 PM October 2 - December 11 Free

Join Rabbi Lipper as we explore ten significant Talmudic passages. The Torah was given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai, yet this written law is embedded with riddles in every word. Hence the Oral Law or Talmud. After the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, and the exile, Rabbi Judah Ha Nasi put the Oral Law into writing, to preserve it from being lost. Called the Mishnah, this served as the basis for an expanded text known as the Talmud – an epic project completed in 500 CE in Babylonia. From there, Jewish scholars in every generation have illuminated the Talmudic text, and today studying Talmud is like having a conversation with the greatest Jewish minds of all-time.

Animal Encounters Sunday, October 7 12-1 PM

Note: Nisayon (Religious School) will be visiting Animal Encounters during the morning. Families with younger children are welcome at 12. 

We read the story of Noah this week and what better way to discover what life might have been like on the Ark than with animals! Come meet barnyard favorites and some exotics. Enjoy an adventure at our TBT zoo for the day along with a Noah themed story and crafts. 

Endless Opportunities The World of Adaptive Sports & One Man's Journey to the Jewish Olympics Thursday, October 11 10:30 AM

10,000 athletes, competing from 80 countries, make the World Maccabiah Games in Israel the third-largest sporting event in the world. Many think of the Games as the Jewish Olympics. Mike Schiller will give us the inside scoop from his experience on Team USA’s 2017 winning wheelchair basketball team. A lifelong lover of playing sports, it was only after receiving his multiple sclerosis, a nerve-destroying disease, diagnosis that the world of adaptive sports opened for Schiller. 

Pet Blessing Sunday, October 14 9 AM

Bring your leashed pets to TBT for a special blessing. During morning Tefillah, we will read from the story of Noah and parade our pets in the sanctuary. Following services, students can go on to class and parents and pets can visit the Barkery table for treats. 

“You made the pets we welcome in— they’re wondrous blessings, too.

With paws and whiskers, wings and fins, they offer praise to you.

God, You call us to embrace these creatures in our care.

May we show kindness, love and grace to all pets everywhere.”

Beginning Hebrew for Adults Sundays (during Religious School) Starting October 14 9:45 AM $120 for members, $160 for non-members

A continuation of last year’s beginning Hebrew. Designed for Religious School parents (and anyone else) who wants to learn the basics of Hebrew and its development.

Judaism 101 Sundays 10-11 AM October 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 11, 18 $36 for members, $54 for non-members

Join Rabbi Lipper to explore the beginnings of Judaism and become familiar with some of the basic beliefs and teachings of Jewish tradition.

NAMI Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18 6:30-8:30 PM

In Washington State, mental health has broad bi-partisan support, but at number thirty-five in the ranked order of access and quality of mental healthcare, we still have a long way to go before we can declare success.

NAMI Eastside will be holding their 2018 Candidates Forum at TBT with moderator Jonathan Martin from the Seattle Time. Come hear from the candidates and their priorities around mental health. There will also be opportunities for Q & A.

*Please note: TBT will also be co-sponsoring another Candidates Forum the day before on October 17 at 6:30 PM at Herzl Ner-Tamid on Mercer Island.

Family Shabbat & Pizza Friday, October 19 6-6:45 PM

On the 3rd Friday of each month, join Rabbi Lipper and Mikayla Goodkin as we welcome Shabbat with an early family-friendly service followed by pizza and veggies. Its free and open to the community and sponsored by the Solomike Early Childhood Fund at Temple B’nai Torah

Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books Saturday, October 27 4:30 -6 PM Free

Join Rabbi Mark Glickman and hear the fascinating

story of the largest collection of Jewish books ever

assembled – the volumes that the Nazis looted from Jewish libraries, communal associations and families during their rampage through Europe. Why did the Nazi’s collect these books? How did they conduct their looting? How were the books discovered and where are they now?


October Calendar of Events

Monday, October 1

10:30 AM– Sukkot Yizkor Service


Tuesday, October 2

7 PM  Along the Talmudic Trail


Sunday, October 7

10 AM – Sisterhood Open House

12 PM – Animal Encounters


Tuesday, October 9

7 PM – Along the Talmudic Trail


Thursday, October 11

10:30 AM – Endless Opportunities: The World of Adaptive Sports and One Man’s Journey to the Jewish Olympics


Saturday, October 13

10:30 AM – Gavi Cohen Bat Mitzvah


Sunday, October 14

9 AM – Pet Blessing

9:45 AM – Adult Beginning Hebrew

10 AM – Judaism 101


Tuesday, October 16

10:30 AM – Endless Opportunities: A Conversation with Roberto Dondisch, Consul of Mexico in Seattle at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue

7 PM – Along the Talmudic Trail


Thursday, October 18

6:30 PM – National Alliance on Mental Illness Candidates Forum


Friday, October 19

6 PM – Family Shabbat & Pizza


Saturday, October 20

10:30 AM – Roman Scotkin Bar Mitzvah


Sunday, October 21

9:45 AM – Adult Beginning Hebrew

10 AM – Judaism 101


Tuesday, October 23

7 PM – Along the Talmudic Trail


Thursday, October 25

10:30 AM – Endless Opportunities: A Conversation with Miri Cypers,

Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest Director at Stroum Jewish Community Center (Mercer Island)

7 PM – Crime After Crime at Stroum Jewish Community Center (Mercer Island)


Saturday, October 27

10:30 AM – Joshua Ketover Bar Mitzvah

4:30 PM – Stolen Words with Rabbi Mark Glickman


Sunday, October 28

9:45 AM – Adult Beginning Hebrew

10 AM – Judaism 101


Tuesday, October 30

6:30 PM – AIPAC Annual Event in Seattle – location will be emailed when you RSVP. For questions and tickets, please contact the Seattle AIPAC office at (206) 624-5152 or seattle_office@aipac.org.

7 PM – Along the Talmudic Trail