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Congregation Tikvah Chadashah
1122 E. Pike Street, PMB 734
Seattle, Washington  98122


Seattle's GLBT Synagogue since 1980. Congregation Tikvah Chadashah is a chavurah-style congregation, and a member of the World Congress of Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Jewish Organizations.  We hold egalitarian chavurah services for Shabbat and holidays. All are welcome to our events, regardless of observance, religious background, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


Shabbat Services & Events

Held on the second Friday of the month at a members home.
Start at 7 PM. Those who would like to attend share a vegetarian/Dairy potluck item.

Upcoming Shabbat Services





Friday February 14, 2014 7:30 PM

Short Shabbat Service and Discussion of Love in honor of Valentines Day

Rabbi Charna Klein's home

RSVP and call (before 4:21 PM) for directions to her home 206-524-1950

Upcoming Events


CTC Book Club
Join the lively dicussion of books with GLBT and Jewish themes.
Partake of vegetarian foods provided potluck style.


Dressed for Death


Donna Leon


Sunday March 23, 2014


BRUNCH 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Merle's Home

RSVP by March 19, 2014 CALL: 206.365.3956


The Promised Land


Ari Shavit


Sunday April 27, 2014


5:00 PM


Merle's Home

RSVP by April 23, 2014 CALL: 206.365.3956

RSVP for home Shabbat and events is required.
Please email for complete information






2nd Night Community Passover Seder



Tuesday April 15, 2014


6:00 PM


The Graham Visitors Center Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle, WA 98112
Join us at the beautiful Center Graham Visitor Center at the Arboretum this year!!

Suggested donation $20/adult, student low income $10, and children under 13 free.
Meat potluck, no hametz please! We will provide ritual foods, juice, and wine.
Come prepared to participate, even sing. All are welcome.      

RSVP for the Passover Seder by April 10, 2014 is required.
Please email or call 206.355.1414
for complete information. Can you help set up? Arrive a bit early.


CTC was PROUD to Co-Sponsor Pride Shabbat 2013.

Pride Shabbat is an opportunity provides a way for our community to come together and share joyous and meaningful prayer in an inclusive environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning Jews, their friends and families. Last year there was fabulous turn out more of than 300 participants at the Pride Shabbat service. Pride Shabbat has the endorsement of the Jewish Federatin of Greater Seattle and other groups including Congregation Tikvah Chadashah and Koleinu. Its attendance grew when it was a project of Bashert: the LGBT initiative of the Jewish Federation. It has been a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning Jews, friends, allies and families. 2013 is the fifth year Pride Shabbat since Pride Shabbat has been by the full membership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. We've come a long way! In 2013 Pride Shabbat will held at Hillel UW in the University District. It is inspiring to pray for liberation and freedom together.
Pride Shabbat 2008 marked a step forward in the embracing of all GLBTQ Jews of our community. In the past rejection by congregations and exclusion from full participation in Jewish life were common and were part of the founding of CTC. Since 2008 Pride Shabbat has demonstrated that the majority of congrations today in our community are welcoming and inclusive.


Of Interest

Seattle Jewish Film Festival
CTC is a proud sponsor!

Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 1 to March 9, 2014
Come see the our sponsored film Hotel Lux
Saturday March 8, 6:00 to 7:50 PM at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, 3801 East Mercer Way Click Here for Directions

In 1933 Berlin, an apolitical ladies’ man Hans Zeisig (Michael Bully Herbig) and his close friend, Jewish communist Siggi Meyer (Jürgen Vogel), have a Stalin-Hitler cabaret act that never fails to crack up their audiences. But as the political winds shift, Meyer disappears into the Resistance, and Zeisig is under pressure to do an anti-Semitic parody. Instead, he dons Meyer’s Hitler outfit for a skit he knows will be his last. Unable to secure an American visa, Zeisig makes his way to the Hotel Lux in Moscow, where fearful and suspicious Comintern members mistake him for Hitler’s personal astrologer, a person of great interest to Stalin. His assigned translator is Frida Van Oorten, a beautiful and feisty Dutch partisan of Meyer’s, who only has contempt for Zeisig’s womanizing ways. Zeisig quickly realizes he’s unwittingly jumped from the frying pan into a minefield of political intrigue and back-stabbing, where hidden microphones are recording every word and being taken into Stalin’s confidence starts to get dangerous. This playfully old-fashioned comic caper with madcap energy is full of twists and turns and strong performances. Devices and techniques from another era—elaborate studio sets, matte paintings and dolly shots—and a lush orchestral soundtrack also benefit this clever, entertaining historical adventure that zigzags between love, death and chutzpah.
Watch the trailer!!

Seattle Jewish Chorale

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Music of Rememberence
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Jewish Studies at University of Washington
Annual Samuel and Althea Stroum Lecture Series and Shephardic Lectures

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The Jewish Americans
PBS Series Aired Jan 2008

Twice Blessed Links

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Bashert the LGBT initiative of
the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Seattle Lesbian

Seattle Gay News

The Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives

National Council of Jewish Women

WSJHS Washington State Jewish Historical Society

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