• 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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Spring Community Dinner

Wine Dinner WideLet's fill the Temple of laughter and ruach! Come to the TBO Spring Community Dinner on Saturday, May 9, 5:30 pm. Don't miss an evening of dinner, fellowship, and fun. The "admission charge" is a pledge or donation in the amount of your choice towards our fundraising goal of $5,000. To RSVP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Next Chapter Chavurah Outing: Brightwater & Red Hook

03 ExhibitAreaThe 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 outing is a 2-hour tour of the Brightwater Treatment Plant and refreshments at the Red Hook Brewery on Saturday, May 16, 1:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

Shavuot Tisch

shavuotCelebrate Shavuot, receiving our Torah, and the joy of Shabbat with a night of singing and learning on Friday, May 22, at 7:30pm. Bring your ruach as we gather for a tisch ('table' in Yiddish) with rousing songs and l'chaims around a large table together. The tisch will include provocative Jewish text study and Kaddish for those observing a yartzeit. Please bring finger foods/snacks and alcohol to share.

Website Feature of the Month - Audio Files

SongsPrayersWelcome to our Website Feature of the Month! Did you know that our website has audio files of many of the songs and prayers that we use in our services and Religious School? Just select "Prayers & Songs" from the "Worship" menu.

At the top of the page is an index key; click on a letter to see songs that start with that letter.

Click on any song or prayer to view the Hebrew, transliteration and English translation. Click on the audio play button and listen to the audio.

Also, notice additional audio links at the bottom of the page: Cantor's Classroom, a comprehensive series of litugical audio files from Temple Israel, in Omaha; Mitkadem Audio files, keyed to each level of our Religious School Mitkadem curriculum; video (with lyrics) of an extraordinary Kabbalat Shabbat song session from the 2013 URJ Biennial Meeting.

Our Most Recent Newsletter

oraclethumbThe July & August issue* of The ORacle newsletter is now online! View the latest newsletters, as well as previous editions of The ORacle

*Note: New editions of The ORacle newsletter await a new volunteer editor. If you are interested in helping to develop our newsletter, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gift Cards from Temple Beth Or

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 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%)."



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