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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 one Friday a month at a members home.
Start at 6 PM. Those who would like to attend share a vegetarian/Dairy potluck item.

Upcoming Shabbat Services

Please come to our May in-person event 2022. COVID is still a concern and we provide for safety of people attending in person.
To minimize the risk for all who want to attend we ask: ALL THOSE WHO ATTEND ARE VACCINATED against COVID 19





Friday 13, 2022
6:00 PM

Shabbat Service Hosted by Raymond at the community room at his home on Capitol Hill. This is a non-alcohol event! * We will talk about the history and culture of Sephardim in Seattle. Ray has family photographs and might tell some stories about his experience. Sephardic music may be part of the evening People may bring Sephardic dishes to the potluck, if they feel so motivated. Others might have stories to tell.

To join us, all attendees must be vaccinated and boosted! RSVP.

To attend in person call Roy for directions, address, what to bring, and health and safety expectations
CTC members who want to join at Raymond's home we will all be vaccinated, symptom free, and okay with indoor event. We will be a small group.E-MAIL
to join the event

Upcoming Events


CTC Book Club
Join the lively dicussion of books with GLBT and Jewish themes.


Cloud Cuckoo Land


Anthony Doerr


Friday June 3, 2022


5:30 PM


Virtual Online Meeting

RSVP to Merle Richlen 206.365.3956 for meeting link

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


CTC Board Meeting

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


High Holiday Services 2021
We held virtual evening services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Because of increased concerns about COVID and new public health measures to prevent putting our congregation members at risk are in place we met virtually. Services were each 1 hour and erev Rosh Hashanah was followed by a virtual oneg. Thanks to all who made these services possible.



Erev YOM KIPPUR 2021

Join us to celebrate sukkot!!

2nd Night Community Passover Seder is Back: Saturday April 16, 2022
Please join us at the beautiful Urban Horticulture Center. All attendees should be fully vaccinated against the COVID.



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6:00 PM


Urban Horticulture Center 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98195

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 reservations for the Passover Seder by April 13, 2022.
Please email or call 206.355.1414
for reservations and complete information. Can you help set up? Arrive a bit early.


CTC Virtual Annual Congregational Meeting

CTC was a PROUD to Co-Sponsor Pride Shabbat 2021.

In 2021 Pride Shabbat was held virtually. In 2021 nearly 200 people gathered on Zoom to celebrate, hear speakers and music, and share thoughts about freedom and justice for all. The beautiful service was very moving. Next Year IN PERSON!
Pride Shabbat is open to the entire Jewish community, we celebrate 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.

Of Interest

Seattle Jewish Chorale

Click above for details.

Look for Information about 24th Season; 2021 - 2022

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

Click logo for information about Nextbook. A gateway to Jewish literature, culture, and ideas.

The Jewish Americans
PBS Series Aired Jan 2008

Twice Blessed Links

Side A - 1.6 Mb Keshet Ga'avah:
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

Seattle's LGBTQ Center

Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Project.

National Council of Jewish Women

WSJHS Washington State Jewish Historical Society

Tikkun Olam

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