• 1944 Billy Sturman addresses the congregation
  • 1944 Sunday School
  • 1915 Original Montefiore Congregation Bylaws
  • 1926 Men's Lodge
  • 1985 Sanctuary Ark Detail
  • 2010 New paint and trim
  • 1995 New classroom building
  • 1987 Sanctuary Renovation
  • 1996 Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class
  • 2008 Garage classroom renovation
  • 1986 Kindergarten Class
  • 1927 Purim Play
  • 1987 Exterior Renovation
  • 1987 Rear Addition
  • 2000 Sanctuary
  • First Passover Seder, 1985
  • 1985 Rear dance hall about to be demolished
  • 1995 Oneg Shabbat
  • 1986 Seder
  • 2011 New Bima and carpet
  • 2011 Sanctuary
  • 2008 New Ark Curtain
  • Aerial View
  • 1986 Sanctuary
  • 1986 Oneg Room
  • 1986 Kitchen
  • 1986 Bima & Ark, High Holy Days
  • 1986 Front of Building
  • 1986 Oneg Room
  • 2012 Regraded North Lot
  • 1997 Governing Board
  • 2001 First Web Site
  • 2006 2nd Generation Web Site
  • 2012 New Landscaping
  • Sunday School, 2000

Temple Beth Or ("House of Light") was organized by several Snohomish County families in 1985 as the cornerstone of a Reform congregation. We initially met in local churches and rented space for our Religious School.

In 1987, the Orthodox Montefiore Congregation (founded in 1913) offered to sell their synagogue in downtown Everett to our fledgling Temple for one dollar. We merged with the Montefiore members, launched a volunteer-based building renovation project, then moved into our refurbished synagogue in 1988.

Since then, we purchased the three adjoining lots for parking and future expansion. New classrooms were also added in outbuildings to accomodate our growing Religious School.

Even though our membership continues to grow, the size of the Congregation remains small enough to allow for personal and meaningful involvement in religious, educational and social activities. We encourage our members to participate in all facets of Temple life.