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Seeking advertisers for
2017 Temple Beth Israel Member Directory. Space Reservation Extended Deadline: January 13, 2016

We invite you to promote your business, product, services or event to our 400 member families in the 2017 TBI Member Directory.

The TBI Member Directory serves as a trusted resource for business and service referrals.  It is given to all members — including all new members, many of whom are new to the Eugene/Springfield area — and referenced throughout the year. It’s also a great way to show support of your local community!

Reserve your ad space here.


This Shabbat - Friday, January 13th - observe the Shabbat of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at our evening services, and hear Carmen Urbina of the Oregon Center for Educational Equity address our community about current civil rights and equity issues in our own community. 


Friends and Family Havdallah Potluck with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia, January 14 at 5:30pm. Please bring a main dish to share. For TBI’s food guidelines go here


The Membership Task Force is using a values-based decision making process to determine whether to change TBI's bylaws to allow people who are not Jewish to be voting members of Temple Beth Israel. Please sign up to attend one of the parlor meetings to participate in a discussion about the task force's current recommendations for addressing this issue. Sign up here.


Shabbat@Home - Friday, January 27th

Enjoy sharing Shabbat@Home on Friday, January 27th with new friends. A short, family friendly service with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will be held at TBI from 5:30pm-6:30pm, followed by hosted Shabbat dinners in people’s homes. Come together in community for an intimate gathering to meet each other and celebrate Shabbat with a potluck meal. Participate as a guest or host by filling out this form. Please register by Sunday, January 22nd so that we can organize groupings. We will have an electronic Shabbat ritual kit available soon for download with blessings and songs. Sign up here!


SoulCollage® Workshop with Katherine Lavine & Nanette Graves

Sunday February 12, 2017 2:00-5:30 PM, Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00-4:30 PM. Come experience the practice of SoulCollage®. Using cut-out magazine images (and photocopies of personal pictures) that are gathered intuitively. More information and  sign up here.


Purim is coming! This year's Shpiel is on Saturday, March 11th. We 're looking for actors, dancers, singers, musicians, set makers, costume designers, tech crew and more to make this year's Shpiel. Casting and auditions will be happening soon! Interested? Please complete the interest form HERE!


The TBI Safety Committee is actively working to improve safety and security at TBI, and to promote ways that our community can be better prepared at TBI, and at home, to face the challenges that would accompany a significant natural disaster or other event.

Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00, we will have an "Usher Core" training

Please register here or call the TBI office. Deadline is February 19th


Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning 

Now Enrolling! 

Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity 

With Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein

Register HERE

Sundays 10:30am-Noon  Starting on February 26th  

10 Class sessions


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
541.485.7218

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