The Herald, March 22, 2015
Arlington’s Camp Kalsman Fosters Jewish Identity the Fun Way
Pamela Pintus’ family belongs to Temple Beth Or, a small synagogue in Everett. Through camp, her children have made lifelong friends at other synagogues in the region, and even with Israelis who come to Camp Kalsman as counselors.
The Herald, March 22, 2014
Scroll Makes a Stop in Everett
The congregation at Temple Beth Or is preparing to receive a distinguished guest next week.The the world-traveling visitor ranks as the highest authority on Judaism — but isn’t a person. It’s a Torah scroll journeying to 20 Reform Jewish congregations in North America, en route to Israel.
The Herald, March 1, 2014
Project Gives Feminine Hygiene Products to Women Around the World
As they measured and cut fabric, members of Temple Beth Or were practicing their faith’s tradition of mitzvah. The word is often mistranslated as a good deed, said Jessica Kessler Marshall, the temple’s rabbi. It actually means a commandment, she said. “We are commanded to do what we can to bring divine light and healing and wholeness into the world.”
The Herald, July 6, 2013
Isaac Heiman, 13, Committed to Planting Trees Across the World
Isaac Heiman is on a one-man tree spree. Since April, he has added more than 300 trees to the planet. The Mukilteo teen orchestrated the planting of trees from Washington to Israel and Guatemala for a service project for his Aug. 3 bar mitzvah.
A boy, 12-year-old Isaac Heiman, lit the candle at Temple Beth Or. Rabbi Jessica Marshall stood before the Reform Jewish community. A hush fell upon all who gathered Sunday evening for a commemoration of Yom HaShoah.
The Herald, January 12, 2012
Service by Candlelight
In 2003 a very busy Mark Bresnick accepted an invitation to participate in the Atidaynu leadership development program at 120-member Temple Beth Or in Everett, Washington. Seven years after completing the program, he finally had time to volunteer and agreed to become the temple’s vice president of finance—a decision he attributes largely to Atidaynu.
The Herald, October 1, 2011
Everett Jews Cast away Sins with Tashlich Ceremony
During Tashlich, Jews let go of old mistakes. The Hebrew word “tashlich” means “to cast away.” Members of Temple Beth Or, a Reform synagogue in Everett, came to the 10th Street boat launch Thursday afternoon to cast away their sins, errors and transgressions.
The Herald, July 9, 2011
Camp Celebrates Fifth year at Former Love Israel Site
Camp Kalsman has become an anchor for the Jewish community in the Pacific Northwest. The camp, located on 300 acres southeast of Arlington, is celebrating its five-year milestone with a party Sunday.
The Herald, January 29, 2011
Holiday symbolizes spiritual growth, enviromental concern
During Tu B’Shvat, Jews eat fruits and nuts as a way to see the potential of everyone. Members of Temple Beth Or ate fruits and nuts more than a week ago, symbolizing the different aspects of people’s personalities. They also drank four glasses of wine to represent different seasons, marking Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for Trees.
The Herald, December 4, 2010
Hanukkah filled with tradition
At sundown, Marjorie and Jayson Thibodaux will help their son, Isaiah, and daughter, Isabelle, light candles on the menorah to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah.
The Herald, October 16, 2010
Temple Beth Or of Everett powered up
Caring for the environment is part of the Jewish philosophy of living. That’s why Temple Beth Or in Everett is participating in an educaation project with the Snohomish County PUD.
The Herald, April 25, 2009
Everett’s new rabbi to emphasize outdoors
Why should Jews today worship entirely indoors? That’s the question Rabbi Jessica Marshall plans to ask her congregation. As the newly-hired spiritual leader of Temple Beth Or, the Reform Jewish synagogue in Everett, Marshall hopes to revive an age-old Jewish tradition of celebrating nature.