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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!

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  • The Governing Board and Rabbi Kort want to encourage Temple Beth Or members to attend our semi-annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, December 15. We look forward to seeing you and spending time with you helping to keep our community vibrant!

    4:30 – Join us for a small nosh & schmooze
    5:00 – Havdalah Service
    5:30 – Welcome & Introductions,
    5:35 – Opening Prayer & Kid’s Meeting*
    5:40 – Security Update & State of the Temple
    5:50 – Review of June Meeting Minutes
    5:55 – Volunteer Recognition
    6:05 – Board Elections
    6:30 – Closing

    The nominating committee is still finalizing the candidates for this years’ election. Here are the positions the nominees we have so far:

    • President
    • Membership VP – Tim Douglass
    • Finance VP – Steve Center
    • Programming Assistant – David Gross
    • Finance Assistant – Bob Goodmark
    • Membership Assistant – Howard Schoenfeld
    • Past President – Mark Bresnick

    *Calling all students! Do you have thoughts on how to make Temple Beth Or a better place for kids? Come and voice your ideas and thoughts during the semi-annual membership KIDS meeting (happening the same time as the adult meeting). Join everyone for Havdallah and nosh and then head downstairs for an interactive discussion. AND, if there is time, we will play games too! Please click here to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  

    View Full Agenda and Welcome Letter

  • We witnessed an amazing outpouring of strength, unity and remembrance at the Interfaith Vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Read the Everett Herald article, or listen to the KSER audio recording of the vigil.

    Check out some of the photos from Temple Beth Or’s spectacular October Camp Retreat!
  • 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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Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 15

    Semi-Anual Membership Meeting

    Please join us for the Temple
    Dec 15 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  2. Sun 16

    Religious School & TBO Tots

    Temple Beth Or Religious and Hebrew
    Dec 16 @ 9:45am - 2:00pm
  3. Mon 17

    PTSA Meeting

    Parent – Teacher – Student Association
    Dec 17 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  4. Tue 18

    Asarah B’Tevet

    Dec 18 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  5. Wed 19

    Finance Committee Meeting

    For more information contact Bob Goodmark,
    Dec 19 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  6. Wed 19

    Jewish History through Jewish Food

    Have you ever wondered how Jews
    Dec 19 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  7. Fri 21


    This event has a Google Hangouts
    Dec 21 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  8. Sat 22

    Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

    Service Leader: Rabbi Rachel Kort Music
    Dec 22 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

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