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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!

What's Going On

  • Join us in observing Tu BiShvat or as we are calling it this year Tu BEE-Shvat on Friday, January 25, 7:00 pm. Rabbi Kort will offer teachings about this holiday and Neil Weinstein will lead our music. We will also have a guest speaker from the Snohomish Conservation District about the importance of bees to the health of the environment. Our Social Action Committee will host this service and the oneg.

  • Do you have a baby, toddler, or early elementary school child in your life? If so, we hope you can join us for a special “Tot Shabbat” at Temple Beth Or, designed especially for the youngest children in our community. We’ll enjoy Shabbat songs, stories, and a taste of challah at the Temple. We’ll extend our day of joy just minutes away at the Everett Children’s Museum. 

    Please feel free to extend this invitation to friends and family; we are trying to grow our ‘Families with Young Kids’ community at Beth Or. 

    RSVP & Questions to Rabbi Kort: rabbikort@templebethor.org

  • Please join us as we honor and formally install Rabbi Rachel Kort at our Friday Night Shabbat Service on February 22, at 7:30pm. Rabbi David Fine will give the installation blessing. We will also install our 2019 Governing Board and welcome all of our new members. A festive Oneg will follow.
  • If you can walk, you can snowshoe!  Come take a guided snowshoe walk and find peace and tranquility out in the snow on Saturday, February 16th at Lake Wenatchee State Park.  Our hike will begin at 1 PM.  Carpools will be arranged.  There are a limited number of snowshoes for rent at the park but they must be reserved ahead of time.  REI in Alderwood also rents snow shoes.  Email us to reserve your spot and get more information.

  • Even though snow covers the Cascades, it is not too early to enroll in Summer Camp. Camp Kalsman, located in Arlington, is the URJ’s newest camp, and commonly fills by the end of March. Check it out, as well as many other exciting Jewish summertime opportunities. Temple Beth Or has a limited amount of ‘Campership’ funds to help families afford camp. The deadline for applying for these funds is February 28.

  • 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. Fri 18
  2. Sat 19

    Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

    Service Leader: Heidi Piel Music Leader:
    Jan 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Sun 20

    Religious School (No TBO Tots)

    Temple Beth Or Religious and Hebrew
    Jan 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm
  4. Sun 20

    Purimspiel Rehearsal

    Purimspiel Cast Rehearsal. Contact Dan Paquette
    Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Mon 21
  6. Tue 22

    Purimspiel Rehearsal

    Purimspiel Cast Rehearsal. Contact Dan Paquette
    Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Fri 25

    Friday Evening Shabbat & Tu B’Shevat Services

    Service Leader: Rabbi Rachel Kort Music
    Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  8. Sun 27

    Religious School & TBO Tots

    Temple Beth Or Religious and Hebrew
    Jan 27 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

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