• Avodah Worship and celebration through the observance of meaningful, creative, and traditional rituals
  • Torah Lifelong learning, searching for meaning, and seeking comfort and healing
  • K'hilah/Mishpacha Community & Family — nurturing our interactive, multi-generational extended family
  • Tikkun Olam Transforming ourselves and our world through tzedakah, social justice, and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness)

Our warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive, and participatory Reform Jewish community is religiously and geographically diverse, serving Washington's northern Puget Sound. Browse our Web site, attend a service or event, and join us!

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Time to Register for Religious School!

school4Amy Paquette is honored and pleased to be returning as our Education Director. We are planning a unique and educational religious school experience; view our calendar, and download and send in your registration form. This year we are proactively seeking b’nei mitzvah information from students to assist in planning for success, and we are restructuring our programs for students in grades 7–10.

We will launch this school year and Rosh HaShanah on September12 with a mitzvah service project at the TBO cemetery, followed by a pizza lunch. We look forward to seeing our students in a few short weeks; enjoy the rest of your summer!

The High Holy Days are Approaching

hhdThe High Holy Days are approaching, beginning with S'lichot on September 5, followed by Rosh HaShanah services on September 13-14, and Yom Kippur services on September 22-23. We are pleased to announce that once again, Rabbi Marshall and Cantor Ellen Dreskin will share the High Holy Days bimah. Temple Members should have received tickets and registration forms by now; non-members should complete a registration form to attend services. Please note that parking will be much more limited this year and that we have made changes to our childcare policies. Check here for the details.

The Next Chapter


The Next Chapter” is a chavurah ("fellowship") for adults seeking to form a social community with others who are at a similar stage of life and looking to build friendship community with others that don’t have children at home. Each month, one of the chavurah members will host an event, such as a dinner, outing, meeting or show. 

Our next event is an action-packed afternoon, celebrating Erev Sukkot with a potluck, garden-viewing, fabric crafts and model trains. To RSVP click here.


Member Resources: Oneg Hosts & Greeters List, Temple Budget

BudgetTHumbWe just posted some new items under Member Resources: the Oneg Hosts & 2nd Greeters List, and the Temple Beth Or 2015-16 budget.

Please review the Oneg Hosts & 2nd Greeters list to see when you are scheduled to host an Oneg Shabbat and greet congregants during services. This list is editable, so you can move your name to any other date that is not yet taken. Please do not edit or delete anyone else's name.

You can also review the Temple Beth Or annual budget detail for 2015-16.  

Gift Cards - Raise Funds for TBO at No Cost to You!

StarbucksTemple Beth Or purchases Gift Cards at a discount and re-sells them at face value. Buy gift cards from us at no extra cost to you, and help us raise funds for our programs and events. We stock several popular cards and can order cards for a wide range of retailers. Buy cards for groceries, gas, clothing and of course, your favorite cappucino! Stock up on cards for holiday gift-giving or friends and family.

Lori Wolff, our scrip card coordinator, says,

"If you need any extra gift cards for birthdays, graduation, Father's Day, etc., let me know at scrip@templebethor.org . I'm sure there's someone out there who would love a gift card to Cabela's, and we get 11% back! Other bonuses include:   Ruth's Chris Steak House (12%), Lowes (5%), iTunes (10%), Dell (6%), and Sears (6%)."

URJ North American Biennial Meeting, November 4-8

Biennial15Join Reform Jews from across North America at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Meeting, in Orlando, Florida, from November 4th through the 8th. Featuring practical leadership programs tailored to lay, professional, and up-and-coming leaders, that focus on strengthening congregations, audacious hospitality, tikkun olam, and Jewish text study. Spirited worship services, Shabbat meals, and a variety of unique Jewish learning activities. 2016 U.S. presidential candidates will answer your questions during a moderated Candidate Forum. Register a delegation from your congregation to receive registration discounts and much more. Bring your kids to Orlando and experience the magic of the URJ Biennial Camp.