Today, 100 years after its founding, Temple Beth Or continues an unbroken tradition of living up to its name – House of Light. While we are surely more progressive in thought and practice than all those years ago, our basic beliefs have not changed.

We are dedicated to:

  • living the tenets of Judaism through inspired ritual and worship
  • providing stimulating and thought-provoking opportunities for Jewish learning for our youngest members to our most sage octa- and nonagenarians and those in between
  • creating and sustaining a welcoming and supportive community that upholds Jewish values
  • practicing tikkun olam … creating a more just and peaceful world through g’milut hasadim … acts of loving kindness and compassion, and through tzedekah … seeking justice and sharing our own bounty with those in need.

Like the visionaries of a century ago, we gather around a table – albeit a much larger table with 500-plus families and room for more — to shine a light toward the next 100 years of Reform Jewish growth in Raleigh. In ways large and small, by chance or design, TBO is moving ever-forward, all the while remaining appreciative of those who came before us and mindful of those yet to come.