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Special Pre-Passover Hours for TBI Gift Shop:
Wednesday, March 15th, 4-6 pm
Sunday, March 19th, 10 am-1 pm
Wednesday, April 5th, 4-6 pm
Sunday, April 9th, 10 am-1 pm

Seder plates, Hagaddah, candles, kid friendly Seder ideas! 

Easy and Delicious Passover Desserts with Diane Schechter, April 2nd, 10:00 am. $5.00, pre-register here. Learn to make chocolate dipped macaroons, chocolate gateau, matzah bark and chocolate dipped strawberries. These delicious, kosher for Passover desserts are fast and easy to prepare. They are sure to be a big hit at your Seder. Some of these are fun to involve your children -so they can help with the prep too!

Temple Beth Israel's Community Passover Seder with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein  is Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00pm. Join us for a joyful Seder experience with song, insight & discussion while enjoying Passover ritual foods and a delicious catered meal.  Children of all ages, extended family & friends are all welcome.  Reservations required by April 4th. Space is limited. We are sorry we cannot accommodate drop-in guests. Reserve here or call 541.485.7218. 

Reading with the Rabbi  Free. Donations gratefully accepted

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a spirited discussion of a relevant contemporary issue, as informed by a work of non-fiction chosen by the rabbi. Everyone is welcome! Each meeting will stand alone, so feel free to come only when you are particularly interested in the topic. If you only had time to read a review, you are still welcome to observe the discussion. This is not a ‘club’ but a dynamic group of people who love books, reading, discussions, and expressing strong opinions.

April 16, 2:00 pm The Movement for Black Lives Platform – Download the reading material here.


Interested in becoming a Welcomensch? 

The Membership Committee is seeking new members for its "Welcomensch" Program, which pairs new members with current members to ensure they feel welcomed and connected with our community. Participation is simple! Invite the new member(s) to services or a TBI event, grab a quick cup of coffee, or just give them a call to see how they’re doing. Let’s work together to make sure everyone feels connected to TBI! To learn more, email Jerrica Becken.

Plan ahead now for Spring, 2017! M’Yad L’Yad: From Hand to Hand — The Chain of Our Tradition. Register now! Pacific Northwest Shabbaton: May 5-7, 2017. Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, WA. Meet members of other Reconstructionist Congregations in the Northwest, experience services, prayer, study, song, storytelling, and dance with Rabbis and leaders from communities around the Northwest, learn from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's most distinguished teachers and local clergy. For more info, visit the website.

Visit the Community Education Page for details on upcoming events including:  Reading with the Rabbi, lectures, films, and more.

Temple Beth Israel is evaluating our membership policies using a Values Based decision making

process. To learn more about this very important process, including how to get involved. Please visit the Membership Policy web page. The task force is also looking for some feedback from the community. All can take a short survey here.

Check out our Archive of divrei Torah here. Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's most recent offering on Mattot-Masei and Black Lives Matter is now available.

Sign up for the Temple Beth Israel weekly E-Newsletter here.

You may view past issues of the weekly email here.

Check us out on YouTube! You can find the High Holiday services, The Purim Shpiel, This American Jewish Life talks by TBI members, and more. Full HD videos and live streaming where available. https://www.youtube.com/user/tbieugene

TBI is pleased to partner with Learn Hebrew Pod to offer FREE Online Hebrew Learning.  Through this special partnership you can receive a FREE trial, and special pricing on additional courses. More information, here.


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Welcome to TBI!

Temple Beth Israel is the Center for Jewish Life in Eugene, embracing traditional wisdom with contemporary insight.

We promote the spiritual, educational, and social well-being of our members, the Jewish people of Lane County, and the larger community.  TBI is a member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and of the Community of Welcoming Congregations (CWC).

We welcome people of all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families and people exploring Judaism.  Whether you are religious, cultural, atheist, agnostic or searching, there is a place for you at TBI!

Temple Beth Israel
1175 E. 29th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403


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