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Adult Ed: Latkes, Dreidels & Hanukkah! Sunday 12/17, 10am


Take Classes, Workshops & Lectures at TBO-U!

Welcome to a new educational and fundraising initiative: TBO-U! Members have volunteered to teach a variety of classes, workshops and lectures, including: pie-baking, making end-of-life decisions, flower-arranging, learning Mah Jongg, the geology of Washington, writing from the heart, cannabis legalization. Peruse the Fall Semester course catalog, download the entire catalog, or sign up for a course! Note: the knitting class dates have changed to December 13 and 20.

Celebrate Hanukkah! Friday, December 15, 7:30pm

On Friday, December 15, 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Or will light up the night as we celebrate the light and joy of the holiday. Bring your hanukkiah, 5 candles (don't forget the shamash!) and be ready to sing some songs with Al Friedman, hear some tales told by Heidi Piel, and eat some latkes we will all bring to share.

Next Chapter Hanukkah Happening, Sunday, December 17, 5:30pm; My Adventures with God, Sunday, January 7, 4pm

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Sunday, December 17, 5:30 pm, at the home of the Goodmarks: Enjoy a Hanukkah Happening hosted by Mark and Wanda Bresnick and the Goodmarks. Latkes and blintzes and whatever you want to bring will be on the menu. Let's do a mitzvah and bring a grocery store gift card to donate to the Everett Food Bank. (Don't forget, gift cards are available through the TBO Scrip Program!) Please RSVP here.

On Sunday, January 7, at 4pm, join hosts Paul Vexler and Sonia Siegel Vexler at the Stroum Jewish Community Center to hear legendary actor and storyteller, Stephen Tobolowsky share stories from his new book, My Adventures with God. Cost is $29 for adults, $19 for Seniors. Books will be available for purchase. Dinner afterward at Bennet's Bistro. You are welcome to just attend the talk, just eat dinner with friends, or join us for both. Click here to RSVP.

Bingo Night! Saturday, 1/27, 6:30pm


Hurricane Maria Relief Funds for Temple Beth Shalom, Puerto Rico

SanJuan6 weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, 80 % of the population is still without power, and many places remain without clean water.  Members of Temple Beth Shalom, the reform synagogue in San Juan, report that their building suffered damage and the overall situation for citizens of Puerto Rico is critical with widespread hunger and thirst.  Beth Shalom has started a fundraiser not only to help get their Temple functioning again but also to support other local recovery efforts.  The Temple Beth Or Social Action Committee is asking for donations for Puerto Rico recovery through the Temple Beth Shalom Hurrican Relief Fund.

Rabbinic Transition Update

RabbiThis past Summer, Temple Beth Or celebrated Rabbi Jessica Marshall's 9 wonderful years as our spiritual leader, friend and teacher. View some photos of the celebration in the above slideshow, read the text of her Farewell Words, and check on the status of our Rabbinic Transition process.

Our Rabbinic Search Committee conducted a survey and workshops in August that were used to help write our job advertisement and establish the parameters to use in evaluating applicants. So far, we have received 7 applications, and will invite finalists to Temple Beth Or in early 2018. 

Temple Beth Or Video Clips

View and enjoy some clips from our 30th Anniversary video. Check our our Video Archive for for expanded views and to see more videos.


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.

PCC Natural Markets has opened a new store at 22621 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell. TBO offers PCC gift cards at an initial purchase of $50. Once you purchase a gift card from TBO, you can recharge that gift card at any PCC and we will continue to receive 5% back on purchases made with your card. We can also send you cards on a monthly basis if that would be easier for you.

If you need any extra gift cards for birthdays, graduation, Father's Day, etc., let us know at scrip@templebethor.org 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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