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Jewish Ethics Classes

 Dates: Sundays, 10-11 AM: February 19, 26, March 5, 19, April 16, 23

Cost: Free for members, $18 for non-members
Instructor: Rabbi David Lipper 
The diverse literature of Jewish ethics primarily aims to answer a broad range of moral questions about how we should live and how we should treat others. Each of the six sessions will explore different ethical topics:

Session 1: For God or our Neighbors 
What is the source of Jewish ethics? 
How is Jewish ethics different from other ethical systems?
Session 2: Pirkei Avot- Fundamentals of Jewish Ethics 
What is Pirkei Avot? 
What is the Chain of Tradition and what is the Proper Path?
Session 3: Before There was a Before 
Exploring the Creation of the World 
The World was Created with Ten Words 
Session 4: Ethics in Business and Finance
How Could a Jew do such a thing? 
What can we say to a Bernard Madoff?
Session 5: Ethics and Priorities in Tzedakah
Will My Name Be On It? 
How do we come out on Maimonides' famous ladder?
Session 6: Living a Sacred Life
Being a good host, visiting the sick and comforting the bereaved. Care for animals; matters of life and death; justice and tolerance.

Jewish History Chavurah

Monday, February 27, 7 PM
Discussing the story of Leo Frank

Hamentaschen Baking!

Sunday, February 26, 10 AM

Sunday, March 5, 12 Noon

The Joy of Hallelujah: A Musical Journey

Saturday, March 4, 4:30 PM

Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members

Instructor:  Cantor David Serkin-Poole

Share hors d’oeuvres and conversation and then learn how Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ became an unlikely pop standard and the many other versions of this uplifting song, as Cantor David Serkin-Poole leads us in a musical journey.  He'll share his favorites and versions from well-known artists such as Deborah Friedman.  We will close this program with a concise and beautiful Havdalah service. 


Sha'arei Tikvah Purim Celebration

Sunday, March 5, 3-5 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Join us for a retelling of the Purim story, music, hamantaschen and loads of fun! Costumes are encouraged. This joyful community-wide celebration is part of the SAJD Supported Living Program at JFS and  is for people of all abilities and ages. A joyful, inclusive and accessible community-wide celebration with music, activities and a special Purim Spiel by the NRFHH Players. Led by Rabbi Aaron Meyer, Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Rabbi Jill Borodin. Learn Israeli dancing with Rhona Feldman. Nosh hamentaschen! Costumes encouraged. All ages welcome to join the fun!

This event is FREE, although advance registration is encouraged. ASL interpretation provided. To discuss accommodations, please contact us by Friday, February 24.
RSVP to Talya Gillman at [email protected] or call (206) 861-8784 for more information.

Shabbat Nefesh - Increase the Joy!

Friday, March 10
Family Service at 6 PM
Service for All at 7:30 PM

Our Shabbat Nefesh services are growing! On March 10, April 7, and May 5, in addition to our regular 7:30 PM Shabbat Nefesh service, Chava and her band will also lead a special service at 6 PM for those who want an earlier experience.

We've heard your requests, and we are excited to announce that we will be having special Family Shabbat Nefesh* services for our growing families on March 10, April 7, and May 5 from 6 - 6:30 PM. It is our hope that this service will help our families come together with us as a community for Shabbat - while still honoring complicated family schedules. Chava and her band will be creating special services just for our families on these dates. Make sure to save the dates, invite some friends and come ready to sing and dance your way into Shabbat!
* these services will be in addition to our normal 7:30 PM Shabbat Nefesh services on those dates.

Congregational Purim Celebration

Sunday, March 12
9 - 10 AM - Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading
10 AM - 12 Noon - Purim Carnival

Come back with us to the days of the Beatles.   Dress in costumes from the 50’s to the 90’s and rock the megillah to your own “Obladee Obladah!” The megillah reading and shpeil is from 9a – 10a followed by an awesome carnival filled with games and prizes. All proceeds go to support our Youth Programs at TBT.
And don’t forget … its not too late to buy your hamentaschen from Sisterhood to support our students going to URJ camps.


Double Chai Celebration for Cantor David Serkin-Poole

Saturday, March 18
5:30 PM

A Musical Celebration and Fundraiser honoring Cantor David Serkin-Poole and his 36 (Double-Chai) years of sacred commitment to Temple B’nai Torah. 

Featuring special tributes, delicious food, dancing, and musical performances. 

There will be opportunities to contribute to the work of TBT and to help create a new musical performance fund in Cantor David's honor

Click the image to the left for more information or to register!




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