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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





July 10, 2015
7:00 PM

Shabbat & Picnic

Norm and Joe's home

Please email to RSVP and 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.


Being Mortal


Atul Gawande


Sunday July 26, 2015


5:00 PM


Merle's home.

RSVP by July 23, 2015 CALL: 206.365.3956

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


CTC Board Meeting


Tuesday July 21, 2015


7:15 PM


Barbara and Karen's home





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

40 Years of Pride
For details on the conference and registration visit 40 Years of Pride on the WEB. The LGBT – 40 Years of Pride Conference, organized by The Aguda and A Wider Bridge, will bring together a diverse group of LGBTQ leaders from around the world, representing dozens of nations and communities, with an array of religious and secular practices, people of many races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities. For two and a half days, we will gather in the heart of Tel Aviv, home to a dynamic and vibrant LGBTQ community, to inspire and strengthen each other, build our skills and networks, and celebrate 40 years of LGBTQ progress in Israel, all culminating with the ever-fabulous weekend of Tel Aviv Pride. We will also travel to the historic city of Jerusalem to tour Yadv’Shem, the Knesset, and meet key Israeli policy makers and community leaders. The Aguda, the National Israeli LGBT Task Force, established 40 years ago, in 1975, serves as a human rights organization working to improve the lives of LGBT people. The Aguda focuses on three areas of expertise: advocacy, health and well-being, and community empowerment. A Wider Bridge is North America’s pro-Israel LGBTQ organization, building bridges between North American LGBTQ people and Israel. AWB focuses on building meaningful and sustainable personal connections, providing LGBTQ individuals and organizations in North America and Israel with opportunities for engagement, education, and experience.

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Local Links - Gay and Jewish

Bashert the LGBT initiative of
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Seattle Gay News

The Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives

National Council of Jewish Women

WSJHS Washington State Jewish Historical Society

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