• 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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Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Join us for a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) Commemoration on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 pm. We will mark the end of Shabbat with a Havdalah service and then view and discuss 'The Lady in Number 6'; a inspirational and uplifting documentary of the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer. The film features beautiful photographs and rare film footage that brings Alice's extraordinary story to life.

Time to Enroll in Summer Camp!

kalsmanEven though snow covers the Cascades, it is not too early to enroll in Summer Camp. Camp Kalsman, located in Arlington, is the URJ’s newest camp, and commonly fills by the end of March. Check it out, as well as many other exciting Jewish summertime opportunities. Temple Beth Or member Pam Pintus and her family were recently featured in a Herald article about Camp Kalsman.

"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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