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

  • The Temple Beth Or 10-Week Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity for shared learning, action, and growth. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force invites you to explore and develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community.

    Weekly options for learning are being emailed to participants, and are also posted on our website. Members who would like to participate can contact the office or Sonia Siegel Vexler for more info.

Upcoming Events

Full calendar at templebethor.org/calendar

Recent articles from our Rabbi

Recent articles from our President

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be urjadmin May 3, 2021

Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family jstern May 3, 2021

June and her partner, Betsy, adopted two girls from Guatemala and raised them together until Betsy died of cancer 4 years ago. June talked with me about the great joy she felt in fulfilling her dream of becoming a mom and the challenge she and her teenage daughters faced after suffering such a tremendous loss.

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana kbkaput April 19, 2021

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer is the founder of Unity Ecovillage in Ghana, constructed according to eco-friendly principles that he learned while attending the Green Apprenticeship training program at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel.

A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family

A Bittersweet Reunion with the Shtisel Family kbkaput April 13, 2021

Sometimes the acting ends in joy and other times the results are devastating. Ultimately, the writers and actors draw us into their stories so that we cannot deny that art can elicit understanding, peace, and even deep love.