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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 13, 2015
7:00 PM

Shabbat Service

Roy & Stephen's home

RSVP and call for directions to their home 206-328-6586 or email Roy

Friday May 8, 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.


Native Seattle


Coll Thrush


Sunday March 8, 2015


5:00 PM


Merle's home.

RSVP by March 5, 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





2nd Night Community Passover Seder



Saturday April 4, 2015


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 March 31, 2015 is required.
Please email or call 206.355.1414
for complete information. Can you help set up? Arrive a bit early.


CTC was a PROUD to Co-Sponsor Pride Shabbat 2014.

In 2014 Pride Shabbat will held at Temple Beth Am in North Seattle. Temple Beth Am hosted last year’s city-wide Pride Shabbat! Open to the entire Jewish community, and was a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Jews, with their friends, allies, and families. Temple Beth Am is a Welcoming Synagogue and their program team is excited to make this Pride Shabbat at TBA inclusive and joyous. After the service, everyone attended a free Shabbat dinner, sponsored by TBA and Jewish community partners.

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. 2014 is the sixth 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 Film Festival
CTC is a proud sponsor!

Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 14 to March 22, 2015
Come see the our sponsored films Gay Gezunt! LGBTQ Series
Sunday March 15, 3:00 PM at the AMC Pacific Place

GAY GEZUNT! literally means "Go with health" in Yiddish, but of course every Yiddish expression says more: "Why sweat the small stuff, as long as you have your health?" This film series of short films runs 68 minutes and features two Academy Award®-nominees, FACING FEAR (USA, 2013, 23m) and SUMMER VACATION (Hofesh Gadol, Israel, 2012, 22m), as well as two premieres: ZAZALAND (Israel, 2014, 12m) and THE SEDER (Canada, 2011, 11m). GAY GEZUNT! celebrates the international diversity of Jewish LGBTQ filmmaking and depictions of complex, boundary breaking and healthy relationships on screen. Cinematically, this collection of films tries not to "sweat the small stuff" - hate crimes, fear and intimidation, family expectations and approval, and love and lust.

Seattle Jewish Chorale

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Jewish Studies at University of Washington
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Bashert the LGBT initiative of
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The Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives

National Council of Jewish Women

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