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

Welcome Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein, TBI's new Rabbi! Rabbi Ruhi Sophia recently graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. You can watch a video of the ceremony here. Oregon Jewish Life Magazine published a wonderful article about Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's arrival to TBI.
The article Rabbi Ruhi Sophia wrote for TBI's July/August newsletter is here.

Temple Beth Israel will host several opportunities to meet and get to know our new Rabbi:

July 17th at 7:30 pm Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's first Erev Shabbat Service at TBI
July 24th at 6:30 pm Tot Shabbat Meet & Greet
July 24th at 7:30 pm Erev Shabbat service followed by Meet & Greet Oneg
July 31st at 5:30 pm  Meet & Greet at Shabbat in the Park - Alton Baker Park
August 16th at 12:00 pm Meet & Greet picnic in the park at Tugman Park
August 19th at 11:30 am Senior Brunch Meet and Greet at TBI (RSVP for brunch required - contact the office)
August 28th at 5:30 pm Meet & Greet at Shabbat in the Park - Alton Baker Park
August 30th at 5:30 pm Meet & Greet Potluck Dinner at TBI
September 5 at 7:00pm Dessert Potluck and Meet & Greet at TBI (before S'lichot)

Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build 

TBI is joining with other local congregations to build a house for the Martinez family. If you would like to receive more information and updates on TBI's involvement in this build, please sign up on our email list. Building skills are not necessary. Anyone over 16 years of age is welcome.

Tisha b'Av Observances at TBI

Saturday, July 25th, 9:30 pm Contemplative Evening Service and Chanting of Eicha/Lamentations

Join us as we say the ancient words of prayer and lament, commemorating both our historical memories of destruction, and that which must be lamented in our world today. Our service will include chanting, participatory reading and silent reflection.

Sunday, July 26th, 3:00 pm  From the Burning Temple to Burning Churches: A Study of the Consequences of Baseless Hatred

A group text study and discussion, using a Talmudic account of the destruction of the Temple as well as contemporary writings about racial hatred. Please come prepared to read and discuss, and with a willingness to feel grief, anger and discomfort.

Sunday, July 26th, 8:30 pm    Finding the Place of Hope

Chanting Service of Healing and Hope. We will sing together our hopes for a redeemed world, and then make Havdalah, the ritual separating between sacred and ordinary time. Please bring a vegetarian offering for the pot-luck break fast.

Ever tried to explain reconstructionism? Watch the RRC's 2015 Annual Report video.

Check us out on YouTube! You can find 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

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

TBI is very excited 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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Updated Jewish News

10 other things that start with “J” for JDate to sue

After the Jewish dating site is done suing Jswipe for its use of the letter “J,” it should move on to these other “J”-branded entities.

Study: Most Jewish students faced hostilities on North American campuses

Nearly three-quarters of over 3,000 respondents to the Brandeis survey said they were exposed to anti-Semitic statements and one-third were verbally harassed because they were Jewish.

FBI investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at Michigan Jewish camp

At least two people reportedly spray-painted a swastika on a sign outside the Orthodox overnight camp during Tisha b’Av.

Jewish groups stake out positions on Iran deal, but whom do they represent?

A kerfuffle in Los Angeles is highlighting the apparent gap on the agreement between American Jews and Jewish organizations.

Jonathan Pollard granted parole by federal panel

The former spy for Israel is to be released on Nov. 20 after serving 30 years of a life prison sentence.


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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