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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 November 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Shabbat Service

Flora and Betsy's home

RSVP and call 206.547.0391 or e-mail for directions to their home

Upcoming Events


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




Lily King


Sunday November 15, 2015


5:00 PM


Merle's home.

RSVP by November 11, 2015 CALL: 206.365.3956

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


CTC Board Meeting


Tuesday January 19, 2015


7:15 PM


Barbara and Karen's home

If you want to attend a CTC Board Meeting
please email for complete information






CTC was a PROUD to Co-Sponsor Pride Shabbat 2015.

In 2015 Pride Shabbat was held at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Seattle's Capital Hill. Open to the entire Jewish community, we celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Jews. With friends, allies, and families by our side. Pride Shabbat is an opportunity 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 and their friends and families. Last year more than 200 participants joined us for the Pride Shabbat service followed by an oneg Shabbat. A week later we celebrated the Supreme court decision that made marriage equity the law of the land!!!

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. 2015 is the seventh year that Pride Shabbat has been endorsed by the full membership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. We've come a long way! 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 Chorale

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Look for Information about 17th Season; 2014 - 2015

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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The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Jews

Local Links - Gay and Jewish

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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