Temple Beth Or – House of Light -- strives to be a beacon to all who enter our doors. We are a reform congregation with over 100 years of history in Raleigh.

Our monthly service schedule is designed to meet the diverse needs of our congregants. You will find engaging sermons drawing from today’s most relevant societal issues … contemporary Jewish music … guest speakers who enlighten and educate us … all uniting our community as we seek meaning in our lives.

We believe in meeting each congregant where they are … welcoming that wonderful diversity is what makes us who we are. Our families comprise a multitude of backgrounds, from the youngest of young to our cherished seniors, traditional and non-traditional family units and lifestyles, lifelong Jews and Jews by choice, along with families of multi-cultures and faiths.

When we gather in worship, study, celebration, support, and works that create a more just world, we learn what unites us, strengthening our connection to each other and our own Jewish identity along the way.

TBO West


TBO West is a chapter of the TBO synagogue and provides additional flexibility and community for our Jewish community in the western Wake County portion of the Triangle. Families that join TBO and TBO West support both chapters and are afforded equal opportunity and participation to events and services at all locations.

TBO’s Board of Trustees works with TBO West members to integrate activities through their TBO West Integration Committee, co-chaired by Wendy McHenry and Naomi Levinthal. TBO West was born out of a grassroots effort to connect Jewish families in the rapidly growing western Wake County that began in spring 2016. TBO affiliated with this group to create TBO West in March 2017.


Members of TBO West receive:

  • Weekly religious/Hebrew school in West Cary for children in grades K through 5
  • Quarterly Shabbat services in West Cary
  • Community events (Hanukkah party, Mitzvah Day, Icecream Social)
  • Morning Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in West Cary (community-led)

TBO West members also have access to all services at TBO’s Raleigh location (including life cycle events, B’nai Mitzvah, High Holiday services, community events, sisterhood, brotherhood, access to their superb Rabbis, and more).
Membership options are available for singles, young families, families and seniors.

Connect with Us

Look for us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tbowest/ and like/follow for consistent updates. Updates are included in the normal TBO mailings along with updates on all TBO and TBO West social media sites.
Use the Contact form for additional information on TBO West: http://www.tboraleigh.org/contact

Temple Beth Or
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rabbi Rami Shapiro, PhD.
Friday, February 23-24, 2018

We are delighted to welcome Rabbi Rami Shapiro to Temple Beth Or as scholar in residence as we all deepen our understanding of the Perennial Wisdom (a term referring to the shared insights at the mystical heart of all religions) and its impact on our individual expressions of faith.

Friday, February 23, Shabbat Service

“Religion as Language: a New Model for Understanding the World’s Religions.”

Saturday, February 24th Shabbat Learning Service

“Jewish Spiritual Practice and World Spirituality”
Q&A session

Saturday, February 24th

“Perennial Wisdom and Five Questions that Shape the
Human Searching for Meaning”

Optional Box Lunch

Sides Included: Falafel Pita, Smoked Turkey Wrap, Smoked Salmon Bagel, Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free) $12.00; 12:15 – 1:00pm.

Meals must be reserved at https://www.facebook.com/multifaithcoalition/by
(click on “shop”now)
Reserve no later than Tuesday, February 20.

For details contact: adminasst@tboraleigh.org

Mitzvah Tracker

Mitzvah Thermometer
TBO President Ed Fleishman and the Social Action Committee have set a goal of Temple members performing 18,000 mitzvot* over the next two years. (Mitzvah in the Yiddish sense, meaning an action to heal the world.) We would like to approach this effort by tracking the Mitzvah activity of our members to measure our progress. We do not want to invade the privacy of your family’s charitable efforts, but we would like to know whether you contribute time, financial support, or both. Thank you for helping Temple Beth Or in this effort.

*The Hebrew Mitzvah refers to any Jewish act/ritual & healing the world. For our Mitzvah

Tracker we are counting the latter- acts that heal the world.

Log In to the Mitzvah Tracker

First time visitors, please Register Here.


 Shabbat Worship Schedule

(unless otherwise posted)

Friday night 7 pm

Saturday morning 10:30 am 



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