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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 7 PM. Those who would like to attend share a vegetarian/Dairy potluck item.

Upcoming Shabbat Services

Please come to our first in-person event since COVID restrictions required that all our events be held virtually.
To minimize the risk for all who want to attend we ask: ALL THOSE WHO ATTEND ARE VACCINATED against COVID 19





Friday November 12, 2021
7:00 PM

Shabbat Service Hosted by Flora and Betsy either join them at home or remotely

To participate in person or on ZOOM RSVP.

RSVP to attend in person call Flora 206.914.1963
CTC members who want to join at our home we will all be vaccinnated, symptom free, and okay with indoor event. We will be a small group. To participate in person or e-mailto join the event vitually on Zoom





Friday December 3, 2021
sixth night of Hanukkah
7:00 PM

Hanukkah candle lighting at home & Movie night
We will discuss two movies: Shiva Baby and Meet with Me. Watch at home between now and Dec 3.
If you have a libraray card both movies are free on Kanopy.
the movie is available for free viewing at:

Barbara and Karen host this
virtual event from their home

RSVP by calling Merle Richlen-RSVP: 206.365.3956 or e-mail to join the virtual event

Upcoming Events


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


The Vanishing Half


Brit Bennett


Friday December 10, 2021


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
Join us for evening services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We will bring our community together virtually as we respond to increased concerns about COVID and new public health measures to prevent putting our congregation members at risk are in place. We need to avoid gathering indoors in groups so we will not gather in-person as originally planned. Services will be 1 hour and erev Rosh Hashanah will be followed by a virtual oneg.



Erev YOM KIPPUR 2021

Join us to celebrate sukkot!!

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

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Jewish Studies at University of Washington
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The Jewish Americans
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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

Tikkun Olam

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