15727 NE 4th Street • Bellevue, WA 98008 • (425) 603-9677

Participate

In 5778, we are Lifting Up Our Community with our time, our treasure, and our talent. Participating in our services is a fantastic way to serve with both time and talent. From welcoming guests and old friends to showcasing your lovely artistic gifts or your love of Torah, there are many ways to serve during services

Do you like to sing?

Have you sung in a choir before?
Do you miss the friendships and joy of making sacred music?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider giving of yourself, your time and your good energy to enhance our TBT services. You will find it rewarding as well as fun.

As it says in the Psalms, “Kol Han’shamah T’hallel Yah. Let every living soul praise The Holy One.” What better way to praise God than with the sounds of passionate music?

Prospective Choir Members – If you are interested in joining the choir, please email Marianne in the front office to coordinate a meeting with Cantor Serkin-Poole. If you can hold your pitch and can make most of our rehearsals, you’re in. If you don’t yet read music, don’t worry; you’ll learn as you go along from the veterans. We especially need more tenors and basses, but altos and sopranos are very welcome to join as well.

For more information or questions, email Marianne in the front office: mvasquez@templebnaitorah.org

Belonging to a synagogue is about creating community, and our Usher Corps is an important way in which we can contribute to our community’s Beit Tefilah (House of Worship). By serving as an usher, we fulfill the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming guests. We all know how good it feels when we walk into the Sanctuary having been warmly welcomed, having been directed to seats (especially if we are new or visiting the Temple), having been personally handed a program. How wonderful to do a mitzvah which gives one an “excuse” to be at Shabbat worship services! The Usher Corps will enhance our community’s worship services by providing someone to warmly greet congregants and guests; assisting in directing people to prayer books, programs, kipot, tallit, and other worship items; helping parents find a quiet place for restless children during the service; and answering general questions.

Ushers are needed for every worship service. Ushers are scheduled well in advance a few times each year. If you are interested in contributing to our community as part of the Usher Corps, please contact Ushers.

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace.” (Proverbs 3:17-18)

Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of the Jewish people. These ancient stories touch upon science, history, philosophy, ritual and ethics. Included are stories of individuals, families, wars, slavery and more. Virtually no subject was taboo for Torah. Running through these stories is the unique lens through which the Jewish people would come to view their world and their God.

Temple B’nai Torah encourages all congregants to read from the Torah during our services and this page provides a resource for our growing group of Torah Readers. Welcome! Please also join us at our Torah Study sessions on Saturday.

Below you will find these key resources:

  • Schedule Of Readings – Please contact Cantor David Serkin-Poole for questions or requests to be added to the schedule.
  • Torah Readings – these are fully digitized and available as .PDFs and as .MP3 files. Please contact us for more information.