The High Holidays are FREE this year at TBT!
Members: Keep an eye out for your High Holiday packet in the mail and bring your friends and extended family with you for free this year!
(Please ask them to RSVP at templebnaitorah.org.)
Non-members: Click below to register.
Chosen Meeple Board Game Day- Sunday, October 13, 9 AM - 12 PM
Come join the Chosen Meeple for a fun morning of adventure, fantasy, party, and strategy board games, including Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Seven Wonders, Codenames, Apples to Apples, Pandemic, and many more.
Sukkot Harvest Day-Sunday, October 13, 12-3 pm at the Bellevue Urban Garden (just south of SE 16th St on 156th Ave SE)
Celebrate Sukkot at the Bellevue Urban Garden just about a mile from TBT. Hear the amazing story of this edible forest that grows food for those in need and the visionary Maybin Chisebuka who started it all. Rabbi Sydney will lead a short service and then we’ll harvest crops for Hopelink. Questions? Click here to email Arnie Goldstein.
TBT Movie Night: The Biggest Little Farm- Tuesday, October 15, 6:45 pm Snack & Schmooze/ 7 pm movie
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Celebrate our New Year’s dream of embracing the earth during our holiday of Sukkot. This film has won numerous awards and has received excellent ratings, including five stars on Amazon Prime and 8.1 on IMDB. Check out the trailer here.
Pizza In The Hut- Friday, October 18, 6 pm
Enjoy that “classic” Sukkot meal of Pizza in the Hut at this TBT family gathering to celebrate the holiday. $5 per adult or $10 per family. Please RSVP so we’ll order enough pizza.
TefiLAB Shabbat- Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 am
On the first Shabbat evening and the third Shabbat morning of each month we experiment with prayer. We 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.
Family Camp Retreat at Camp Kalsman- October 19 & 20
Free! Transportation provided!
Depart from TBT @ 9:30 AM on Saturday
Return to TBT 1 PM on Sunday
All religious school families are invited to this fun, educational weekend of singing, dancing and storytelling at beautiful Camp Kalsman. A couple of generous congregants have agreed to underwrite the cost of the weekend for all families who wish to participate. That’s right, you all get to go to camp for the weekend for free! To sign up for the weekend, CLICK HERE and fill out the form by Monday, October 14. If you have any questions about the Retreat, please contact Jessica Brumer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Dover (email@example.com).
Sisterhood Wine Walk and Tasting Havdallah and Hors D'oeuvres- Saturday, October 26, 2:30 - 6:30 PM
You’re invited to visit five Wineries in the Woodinville Wine Warehouse District during the 5th Annual Sisterhood Wine Walk! Wineries will be assigned upon closing of reservations and participants will be notified. Click here to RSVP by October 19. Cost is $36/person. Please make your check payable to Sisterhood of TBT with “wine walk” noted in memo and mail it to: Sisterhood of TBT, 15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008.
Hebrew for Adults Sundays starting October 27, 9:45-11 AM at TBT
Cost: $120 for TBT members, $160 for non-members (includes textbook)
Note: A knowledge of basic Hebrew reading is required for this class.
Connect to Jewish heritage through Hebrew! Learn how to speak Modern Hebrew and gain insights about Jewish history, holidays, prayers and modern Israel. In this class you’ll explore historical texts and records, sing songs, and learn present verb conjugation, and the structure of nouns and adjectives. Interested? Click here to email Rona Frank for more information.
King County Search Dogs Demo & Presentation- Sunday, October 27, 12 - 1:30 PM
TBT members Josh Gerstman and Heather Cutting will lead an interactive presentation about their involvement as long time volunteers with King County Search Dogs. Enjoy slides, video and live demonstrations by their chocolate labs Natick and Oso. Learn how Josh and Heather’s shared Jewish values drive their enduring commitment and why they and other SAR volunteers work so hard to find people in distress and to provide closure to families who are missing a family member.
Jewish History Chavurah- Tuesday, October 29, 7 PM in Issaquah
Please Note: For details on the location in Issaquah, click here to email Jeannie Moskowitz.
The next discussion for the Jewish History Chavurah will be about Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman. This tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel-but it’s all true. The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine.
Save The Date
PJ Library Song & Storytime- Monday, November 4, 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 November 4 will be Shabbat.
More dates to add to your calendar! All of these will be held at Crossroads Community Center: December 9 (Chanukah theme); January 13 (Mitzvah); 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: The Artist- Thursday, November 7, 6:45 Snack & Schmooze/ 7 PM Movie
The Artist is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema set in Hollywood during the twilight of it’s silent era. Love, friendship and an exquisite story make it one of the most feel good and original films of our time. The Artist won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Click here to watch the trailer.
Rabbi Sydney Danziger Installation Weekend- Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17
Help make this weekend extraordinary as special guests, Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld and Rabbi Joe Black, join us for Rabbi Sydney Danziger’s installation as TBT’s senior rabbi.
Friday, November 15
6 PM – Pre-Neg (like an Oneg, but before services!)
6:30 PM – Installation Service
8 PM – Shabbat Dinner
Saturday, November 16
9 AM– Special Torah Study
10:30 AM – Shabbat Services
6:30 PM – Concert for all ages featuring Rabbi Joe Black
Sunday November 17
9:30 AM – Religious School Tefillah led by Rabbi Joe Black
10 AM – Guest Lecture by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld