• 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 Kippur

The High Holy Days continue with Yom Kippur on October 3 & 4. We are thrilled to once again welcome Cantor Ellen Dreskin to the bimah. Rabbi Jessica Marshall and Cantor Dreskin will also lead an afternoon service on October 4 for young children. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if there is any additional space for services or childcare.

2014-15 Religious School Starts

Temple Beth Or Religious School started on Sunday, September 21! We are looking forward to another big year with most of our returning teachers and new students. Registration forms were due by September 12. Also, you can view our annual School Calendar.

Website Feature of the Month

Welcome to our Website Feature of the Month! Did you know that you can view a Photo Gallery of all the photos on our Website? Just select "Photo Gallery" from the "Media" menu. Scroll through the gallery by clicking on the dots at the bottom of the page. Organize the images by sorting the Gallery according to Title, Date Created, Times Viewed, or Number of 'Loves' ().

Yes, did you know that you can 'love' a Website image in much the same way that you can 'like' a Facebook posting? Just click on the underneath each photo! Lastly, double-click on an image to expand it, and click on the 'download' button to download the image to your computer. Let's have a contest to see which photo is the best-loved on our Website! Right now, there is a tie for first place between this photo and this photo.

The July-August Newsletter is Here

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


Counting The Omer
Womens Seder
High Holy Day Planning
"The Next Chapter" Chavurah

"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. 

Our next gathering, on Saturday, November 15, is an afternoon outing to the Seattle Museum of History and Industry for the "Shalom! Open for Business" exhibit.

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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