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Welcome to Temple Beth Or!

Temple Beth Or is a warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive, and participatory Reform Jewish community. We are religiously and geographically diverse, serving Washington’s northern Puget Sound. As God’s covenantal partners in fulfilling mitzvot, our priorities are:

K’hilah/Mishpacha (community & family) — nurturing our interactive, multigenerational extended family;

Torah — lifelong learning, searching for meaning, and seeking comfort and healing;

Avodah — worship and celebration through the observance of meaningful, creative, and traditional rituals;

Tikkun Olam — transforming ourselves and our world through tzedakah (fairness), social justice, and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

The Building is not the Community!

The Temple building is closed, and the office is open for business via phone and email ONLY. Following state guidance, all in-person Temple activities are cancelled. We are scheduling remote learning, online adult education, and virtual Shabbat connections. See below and check our calendar for event schedules and resources.

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On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action

On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action mbendell January 21, 2021

With a shrinking window of opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change, Tu BiShvat is an important occasion to make our voices heard and defend the future of the planet.

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People kbkaput January 20, 2021

Join us to learn new advocacy strategies and take action to put the needs and rights of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the administration and the 117th Congress.

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice kbkaput January 20, 2021

I've made challot each Friday while sheltering in place, kneading in prayers not only family and friends but also for our country and our world during these trying times.

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom kbkaput January 19, 2021

In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.