• 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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Hanukkah Begins on December 16

ChanHeraldThe first night of Hanukkah is on December 16th. Join Rabbi Marshall for a family Hanukkah and Havdalah Celebration on Saturday, December 20, at 6:30pm. Be prepared for songs and stories, and don't forget to bring your Hanukkiah,candles and your ruach! Temple Beth Or is selling candles, dreidels, gelt and assorted other Hanukkah paraphernalia during each Sunday Religious School session. 

Jewish Learning, Jewish Living Intensive Course

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Jewish Learning, Jewish Living Intensive:

A 4 week introduction to Jewish theology, observance, and prayer


Interested in exploring Judaism? Want to deepen your knowledge of Jewish life?     

This class is for those new to Judaism as well as Jewish adults who seek to deepen their knowledge and experience of Jewish life.

We will cover Jewish theology, Shabbat observance, prayer, the structure of Jewish services, and the conversion process. (Syllabus)

We ask students to commit to the entire course in order to foster class cohesiveness

November 12th, December 3, 10, and January 14th from 7:30-8:45pm at Temple Beth Or.

Taught by Rabbi Jessica Kessler Marshall
Cost is $75 for non-members, free for members, please send checks to the Temple Office.

"The Next Chapter" Chavurah

people2The 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. 

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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