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

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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Whale-watching Adventure!

Join the Temple Beth Or Social Action Committee on a 3-hour whale-watching boat trip, as part of our Protect Our Waters program.

The boat leaves the Island Adventures Dock at the Everett Marina, 1726 West Marine View Drive, at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 27. An on-board Naturalist will provide our group with a wildlife guide and insight on the area and wildlife, particularly the Gray Whales that are migrating through Puget Sound at this time.

Cost, $50 for adults, $25 for children between 3 and 12. Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 24 in order to reserve a place.

Join us in Counting the Omer

Rabbi Marshall and Temple President, Sheryl Shapiro, invite you to join them in the practice of the Counting of the Omer, beginning on the second night of Passover. The Counting of the Omer is the ancient Jewish ritual of blessing and counting each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Click here for more information about this transformative tradition.

Passover is Here!

PassoverjpgPassover starts on April 14 this year. Visit our Passover page to link to "Passover 101" details about the holiday, including recipes, childrens' resources and rituals. Also, we provide links to send Passover e-cards, as well as some funny and clever videos to get you in the mood. We invite you to Count the Omer with us between Passover and Shaavuot. Finally, remember the Temple Beth Or Women's Seder at 5pm on Sunday, April 20. Click here to sign up for the Women's Seder.

"The New Chapter" Chavera

people2The New Chapter” is a chavurah ("fellowship") for adults seeking to form a social community with others who are at the same stage of life and looking to build friendship community with others that don’t have children at home. Each month, one of the chavera members will host an event, such as a dinner, outing, meeting or show. The next gathering will be a potluck on Saturday, May 3, 6:00 pm, at the home of Vicki Schwartz and Al Friedman. Al will share a short slide show and talk on the geology of NW Washington, including reasons for avalanches and landslides. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to joing our mailing list.

March-April Newsletter is Here

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


New Temple Governing Board
Youth Summer Camp Opportunities
Tu BiSh'vat Seder
"A True Sense of Belonging"

Time to Register for Summer Camp

kalsmanEven though snow is falling on the Cascades, it is time to start thinking about registering for Summer Camp! Our local URJ Camp Kalsman is now open for registration, and most sessions fill by March. Check out other exciting Jewish summer experiences as well. Once again, Temple Beth OR is offering a limited amount of "Campership" financial assistance.


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%)."