Temple Beth Israel’s Dream Auction, will be an evening to remember. We’ll celebrate the spirit of adventure in style with unique offerings guaranteed to delight. The evening includes a silent auction of tantalizing items from a wide array of local merchants and artisans; a delicious dinner; delectable Dessert Dash; and a fun-filled live auction of one-of-a-kind items. RSVP HERE.
Prepare! Presentation, April 30th, 9:30 am. The Safety Committee in conjunction with the American Red Cross Cascades Region chapter will present, Prepare! This program was created by the Red Cross to save lives and livelihoods by preparing individuals and families, schools, businesses, and entire communities to bounce back from disasters including wildfire, flood, severe storm, and even a catastrophic earthquake. Learn what to do in a disaster as well as how to put together an emergency kit so you and your family are as prepared as possible! Please RSVP here.
Yom Hazikaron Service, Sunday, April 30th at 7pm TBI will mark Yom Hazikaron/Memorial Day, to remember and pay respect to everyone who has fallen in creating and defending the state of Israel. We will hold a short service to remember those who gave their lives for a Jewish state.
Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration, Wednesday, May 3rd. Help the Israel Program Task Force celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut/Israeli Independence Day, at 5:30 pm in the social hall. Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating 69 years of the State of Israel. We'll serve falafel, humus, pita, and birthday cake, and ask you to bring salads or other vegetarian foods to compliment the dinner. We'll have Israeli music and folk dancing -- no fear for newcomers, there will be someone to teach the steps. Talmud Torah families -- what better way to help your kids process Hebrew School lessons than stuffing them full of humus and letting them dance it off? At 7 pm we'll screen "A Tale of Love and Darkness," based on the memoir by Israeli author Amos Oz, it depicts life in Jerusalem in the 1930's and '40s, and stars Israeli Natalie Portman.
Congregational Members Meeting May 4 at 7:00pm. The Board will put forth a proposal for a by-laws revision related to non-Jewish participation that is based on the extensive work of the Membership Task Force. TBI members, if you missed the email on this, Please visit the Membership Policy web page for more information. The congregation will also vote on the 17-18 budget at the meeting.
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.
Come and eat! Tikkun Olam Committee and the United Methodist Church are hosting Jessica Campbell from Rural Organizing Project to educate us about increased white supremacist activity in our area. We are inviting a variety of community groups to eat with us, listen, and talk in small groups about what we can do to support each other. Cosponsors include NAACP of Lane County, Group Latino Accion Directa, SURJ, Community Alliance for Lane County, Jewish Federation of Lane County, and the Eugene Human Rights Commission. Please register here.
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