Welcome to Temple Beth Or

Our warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive, and participatory Reform Jewish community is religiously and geographically diverse, serving Washington’s northern Puget Sound. Browse our website, attend a service or event, and join us!

Welcome to Temple Beth Or

Our warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive, and participatory Reform Jewish community is religiously and geographically diverse, serving Washington’s northern Puget Sound. Browse our website, attend a service or event, and join us!

Our Congregational Priorities

K'hilah/Mishpachah (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

Currently at TBO

Upcoming Events

Full calendar at templebethor.org/calendar

Capital campaign logo

Temple Beth Or has launched a Capital Campaign to help fund updates and expansions to our current building. Learn more and make a pledge now at: templebethor.org/building

COVID-19 Guidelines

TBO does not require vaccination, though it is strongly recommended. Masking is optional.

For safety/security reasons, non-members must pre-register to attend in-person events.

Review the complete COVID-19 protocols at templebethor.org/covid

Recent articles from our Rabbi

Recent articles from our President

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like?

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like? jemerman

For many LGBTQ+ Jews in the United States, LGBTQ+ synagogues and organizations offer that sustenance.

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond jemerman

As we gear up for another unforgettable summer at URJ Camps - and with some camps already in full swing - we are reminded that today, more than ever, providing safe, nurturing spaces for our campers, counselors, and staff is of utmost importance.