15727 N.E. 4th
Bellevue, WA 98008
Temple B’nai Torah is a reform synagogue that engages and supports our congregants around a Kehillah Kedoshah – Sacred Community. We provide an array of worship, educational, and social opportunities that enable our temple to be the central place for Jewish experiences. Our members live all over the Puget Sound – from Seattle and Bellevue in the center to Bothell and Everett in the north, Sammamish and Redmond in the east and Kent and the Tacoma suburbs in the South. What they find unique about our community is the level of connection between families and the inclusiveness that is rare in a large diverse congregation. We are a large congregation, over 750 families, but we have the feel of a synagogue that is much smaller – one that shares the special events of our members and supports each other through more difficult times. Our clergy is ever-present to provide the spiritual support and guidance through life-cycle events. Our worship services offer the ability to share Jewish traditions, with very special community involvement at Simchat Torah with the unrolling of the Torah scroll, High Holy day services that are both clergy and lay led with beautiful music to reach our souls, and our community Passover seder joining hundreds of members into one TBT family. Our education program promotes life-long learning starting with pre-school and our Ruach program, progressing through Bar Mitzvah to our Chai School and into adulthood with a wide variety of stimulating year-round adult education classes. The community connects with one another socially through a wide assortment of groups and auxiliaries. We have over a dozen chavarot with new groups forming every year. Our members have established an emerging set of interest groups as well, centered around activities that bring fellow Jews together to enjoy culture, sports, and each other’s friendship. Congregants also reach out to the broader community in efforts of Tikkun Olam (to heal the world) – and jointly take social action to make a difference in our larger community. Our auxiliaries (Sisterhood, Brotherhood, B’nai Torah Youth) all work together to further the connected nature of our families.