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 Web site, attend a service or event, and join us!
What's Going On
Bringing Temple Beth Or members, friends, and family together through meals, learning, and experiences, and at the same time raise funds for TBO!
The events of learning, eating and experiencing have been great! Wonderful food, working the gray matter and taking chances on new experiences! Don’t miss out on these final few programs:
- Sunday, August 25th at 5:00 p.m. BBQ Fine Outdoor Dining at the Machias Chicken Ranch! Kick up your heels and finish the summer off with a Texas style alder-smoked beef brisket prepared on a huge outdoor grill with all the traditional Texan sauces and sides. 25 persons welcome! $54 per person. Generously offered by Susan & Michael Cross.
- Monday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m. DIY Shofar! Build your own shofar from a kosher animal horn, then learn how to play it. This is the most unique opportunity we have offered, a great program for adult and child to do as a team. $54 per shofar. Ages 10 and up. Generously offered by Al Friedman.
- Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. College Financial Aid. If you have a child or grandchild that will be collage bound, be it next year or in 8 years, this is an important program for you. Knowing how the financial process works, might help you to be able to increase aid the student receives. Learn about FAFSA, scholarship and loan programs and much more. $36 per person. Generously offered by Sandy Voit.
Temple Beth Or’s Mitzvah Corp has been a hallmark of our community. We are the support system for Temple families in times of need. It takes a village to provide a safety net when something turns your life in unexpected directions due to injury, accidents, health issues, or family upsets, to name just a few. Currently, only a small group of people do all this on a regular basis.
We need more participation from our members in providing help to families who need our support. We all find ourselves in need of support sometime. You don’t need to know the people you are helping, your first introduction to them can be when you are reaching out to provide support. Join us in this critical service to your temple families!
Click here to sign up for our online application that notifies volunteers when our members need meals, home or hospital visits, or check-in phone call connections. You will then get a confirmation request, and that’s it! Please feel free to contact us for help signing up, of to add your name to our volunteer list.
Temple Beth Or members have now been mailed the January, February and March 2019 issues of “The ORacle” newsletter. We stopped publishing this printed newsletter several years ago, but have resurrected it as another way to communicate with our members. Back issues are also available online here. Please contact us to let us know what you think, provide comments, or request to be on the mailing list.
Did you know that Temple Beth Or and the Union for Reform Judaism are now offering an email subscription to ‘Ten Minutes of Torah‘?
The ‘Ten Minutes of Torah‘ page lists the most recent short and pithy email posts on ‘Reform Voices of Torah’, ‘Celebrating Jewish Arts & Culture’, ‘Pursuing Social Justice’, ‘Israel Connections’, ‘Reform Life, Jewish Life’, and ‘The Rhythm of Jewish Time’.
From there, select, “Sign up for Ten Minutes of Torah“, where you can subscribe to each of these newsletters, which will then be delivered weekly to your email mailbox. Don’t forget to indicate that you are a member of Temple Beth Or, to receive the co-branded TBO/URJ versions of these newsletters.
Check our our new Volunteer Forum, where you can recognize Temple Beth Or volunteers, and view current volunteer opportunities. Right now, we are featuring our recently-retired Calendar Coordinators, and looking for volunteer(s) to post events on our online calendars.
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