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TefiLAB Shabbat: Camp-Style!- Friday, February 7 @ 6:30 PM

Wear white for this special camp-style, BTY-led TefiLAB. We’ll be strolling from the Oneg Hall to the Sanctuary, just like at Camp Kalsman! There will also be special camp tunes and a story by Rabbi Sydney.

Tu B'Shevat Volunteer Event- Saturday, February 8, 10 AM - 2 PM. 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. Click on the sign up button below to fill out the waiver form and all of the project details will be emailed directly to you.

**Event begins at 10 AM but participants are welcome to leave earlier than 2 PM

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

You will not want to miss this very special “Bluejeans & Bluegrass” musical Shabbat service with Nefesh Mountain. Dress casually and enjoy a delicious fried chicken dinner from Ezell’s after the service. There will also be a Q & A session with the band leaders and husband and wife team, Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg. Check out one of their videos here.

Note: Services are FREE. Costs below only apply to the dinner.

Dinner Details:

RSVP deadline is 4 PM Wednesday, February 19 
Members: click here to log into your TBT account and register.
Cost is $10 individual/$20 family
Non-members: email contact@templebnaitorah.org to register.
Cost is $15 individual/$30 family

TefiLAB Shabbat- Saturday, February 22 @ 10:30 AM

At each TefiLAB, we take the opportunity to get creative with music and our sanctuary space and experiment with other ways to enhance our worship experience in TBT’s living laboratory of prayer.

Jewish History Chavurah- Tuesday, February 25 @ 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 Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 by Norman Lebrecht. In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the way we see the world. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. Norman Lebrecht examines the mindset of the Jewish intellectuals, writers, scientists, and thinkers who turned the tides of history and shaped the world today as we know it.


A New Look at the Arab-Israeli War- Wednesday, February 26 @ 7 PM at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle Campus

Free Event. Temple B’nai Torah and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are proud to co-sponsor this presentation by leading Israeli historian and public intellectual, Benny Morris. His lecture will look at the findings of the latest research on the war, covering the nature of the war itself (a political-territorial war or a religious-cultural conflict); the war aims of the participants (the Zionists, the Palestinians and the various Arab states); the creation by the war of three refugee problems, those of the Palestinian Arabs, the Jews from Arab lands and the Israelis’; and the balance of forces between the various sides (Palestinians versus the Yishuv – the Jewish community in Palestine – and the Arab states versus the State of Israel). Please note this lecture will be held at TDHS Seattle (1511 E Pike St.). 

Advancing Reproductive Health & Rights- Saturday, February 29, 2-4 PM

Sponsored by Sisterhood of TBT and TBT Social Action Committee

What will 2020 hold for a woman’s access to reproductive health and her right to choose? Come learn from a representative of Cedar River Clinics for an insider’s perspective on the issues and challenges faced every day to keep their doors open to provide needed care. They will also address current local, state and federal efforts to limit reproductive rights.

There will also be a brief update about the Women of Reform Judaism-Religious Action Center Reproductive Health & Rights Campaign and how to participate.

 TBT’s Social Action committee will help us take action to make a positive difference by leading a postcard/letter writing campaign. It is important that our elected officials hear from us, especially if they support these rights.


Please bring a donation of menstrual cycle products to donate to the women of The Sophia Way who stay overnight at TBT in the Emergency Shelter.

Save The Date

A Night in Shushan- Saturday, March 7

Celebrate Purim in the company of good friends with delectable treats, great music, carnival games and magical improv storytelling!

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)

TBT Members: You have probably received your invitation in the mail, or it will be arriving soon! Please use the card inside to RSVP or click here to log into your account and sign up online.

 Non Members: Please email contact@templebnaitorah.org to sign up.

PNW Sisterhood Retreat- April 24-26, URJ Camp Kalsman

Join multiple NW congregations at the annual Pacific NW Sisterhood Retreat at Camp Kalsman in Arlington. This event is open to all who identify as female, and you don’t need to be a Sisterhood or Temple member to attend. Rabbi Sydney will join us Saturday afternoon and lead havdallah. Throughout the weekend we will engage in socializing, games, relaxation, nature walks, Shabbat service, crafts, Jewish learning, and more. Click here to sign up.

Endless Opportunities

How Acupuncture Channels Connect us to Nature- Tuesday, February 11, 10:30 AM – 12 PM Stroum Jewish Community Center (3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island)

Many have heard about acupuncture, perhaps believing in it or finding themselves skeptical. Whether you have tried it or are afraid of having needles put into your skin, this presentation from Dirk Hein has something for everyone. Learn how the energy pathways of acupuncture that run through our body are not only natural phenomena but are part of a complex system that guides the functions of our organs and essentially keeps us alive. Explore just how deeply our being is connected to nature and our environment. Leave with knowledge on how to live in harmony with the planet enhancing vitality, not just physically but also how to become aware emotionally and mentally of the same natural patterns and processes, which guide our anatomy and physiology, as well as our inner, psychological world.