About Us

Temple Beth Or is a warm, compassionate, vibrant, spirited, inclusive, and participatory Reform Jewish community. We are religiously and geographically diverse, serving the northern Puget Sound region of Washington State. As God’s covenantal partners in fulfilling mitzvot, our priorities are:

K’hilah/Mishpacha (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).

As a Reform congregation and a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, Temple Beth Or (“House of Light”) meets the spiritual and religious needs of a large cross-section of the Snohomish, Island, Skagit, and North King Counties Jewish Community. Our families come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Interfaith families play a vital role in the life of our temple and we welcome the participation and leadership of all those who enrich our Jewish community. We offer a wide range of services, events, and community activities that should appeal to everyone. Please take a look at our Calendar to see what interests you!