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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

  • The High Holy Days are approaching rapidly, beginning with Selichot on Septemer 1, followed by Rosh HaShanah on September 10, and Yom Kippur on September 19. Click here for a full calendar.

    Members should already have received a High Holy Days Booklet that includes all details, as well as invitations and on-street parking permits. Contact us if you have not yet received this booklet. Please return the included registration form by August 17 to register or sign up for events, lunch, childcare, or to volunteer.

    Non-members can download our High Holy Days Guest Booklet, which also includes a registration form that must be returned by August 17 to obtain invitations, parking permits, and access to services and events.

    Watch a video, “High Holy Day Conversation with Rabbi Kort“, to help your family prepare for the High Holy Days!

  • A conversation with Rabbi Rachel Kort on preparing your family for the upcoming High Holy Days:

  • Temple Beth Or welcomed Rabbi Kort and her family to our congregation at a BBQ Picnic in late July, 2018. Check out some of the photos! A great time was had by all.

  • There are a lot of amazing things happening at Beth Or and we want to make sure our physical space is ready. We are looking for volunteers to drop in anytime between 11am-4pm on August 19thand 26th to help prepare downstairs for High Holy Days, Religious School, Adult education and more. This is great for families, singles, people who are active and those that are not quite as active. Plus, we will provide lunch to volunteers both days. Please contact us to let us know if you are participating. Thank you!!

  • Beth Or Temple Youth (BOTY) Leadership Meeting, August 26, 10:00-11:30am, at Temple Beth Or

    Calling all students 8th grade and older! We are officially launching our youth group with this leadership meeting. At this event we will discuss the following:

    • Different leadership roles within BOTY and NFTY

    • Upcoming teen events (both at TBO and in the larger Jewish community)

    • Planning first few events

    Please contact us if you intend to participate, or if you would like more information. For more information and to RSVP.

  • 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.

  • Just a reminder that Temple Beth Or has canceled the Gift Card fundraising program.

    You can still help fund Temple Beth Or’s programs by subscribing to Amazon Smile and other affiliation offers. We will detail all such offers very soon.

  • View and enjoy some clips from our 30th Anniversary video. Check our our Video Archive for for expanded views and to see more videos.


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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 24

    Friday Evening Shabbat Services

    Aug 24 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  2. Sun 26

    Beth Or Temple Youth (BOTY) Leadership Meeting

    Calling all students 8th grade and
    Aug 26 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
  3. Mon 27

    Temple Beth Or Religious School PTSA Launch Meeting

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    Aug 27 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  4. Fri 31


    Aug 31 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  5. Sat 01

    Havdalah & Selichot Service

    Sep 01 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  6. Fri 07


    Sep 07 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  7. Sun 09

    Erev Rosh Hashana

    Sep 09 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  8. Sun 09

    Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

    Sep 09 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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