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Welcome to the TBI website!  We strive with our site to provide a dynamic, accessible and user-friendly experience for TBI members and visitors. For instructions on joining and using the site, please click here.

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.

The congregational meeting in May included votes on the budget and bylaws and reports from Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and the Israel Task Force, Membership Task Force and Tikkun Olam Task Force. The minutes may be viewed here.



More information HERE. 

 Shabbat in the Park Returns! 

Alton Baker Park Shelter

Fridays: July 22, September 2

6:00pm Service

6:45pm Picnic (vegetarian/fish)

Temple Beth Israel invites the community to gather for a vegetarian picnic, music and prayers at Shabbat in the Park this summer.

For the fourth year in a row, TBI is bringing music and worship to Alton Baker Park to give folks a chance to experience a short, fun service under the sky. Those who attend will be able to get to know TBI’s new Rabbi, Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein, and the TBI community in a relaxed setting. All are welcome. Bring a picnic supper (vegetarian or fish OK), blankets or lawn chairs. Please leave dogs at home.  

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

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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Updated Jewish News

British neo-Nazi group names Miss Hitler 2016 winners

(JTA) — A Scottish woman who said she turned to neo-Nazism after “the Jewish propaganda became too obvious to ignore” was named Miss Hitler 2016. National Action, a British white supremacist group, announced the winners of its contest on Twitter and on its blog earlier this week because Facebook removed the group’s page in May, shortly...

Ritual slaughter ban would be unconstitutional, Belgian state body says

ANTWERP (JTA) – A Belgian government advisory body determined that any legislation that would prohibit ritual slaughter in the kingdom would violate its constitution. The legal notice issued Wednesday by the Belgian Council of State came amid recent debates and planned legislation to ban the practice. The animal welfare minister in the government of the Flemish...

4 pro-Israel NY food co-op members suspended for disrupting 2015 BDS presentation

NEW YORK (JTA) — A popular Brooklyn cooperative grocery store that has been fighting about Israel boycott efforts for eight years reportedly suspended four pro-Israel members for interrupting a meeting more than a year ago. According to the Brooklyn Paper, four Park Slope Food Co-op members have been suspended for a year for interrupting an April...

94-year-old Nazi war criminal deemed unfit to stand trial in Germany

BERLIN (JTA) — Prosecutors in Stuttgart are shelving their war crimes investigation of a 94-year-old man who already was convicted of Nazi war crimes in Italy. Former SS soldier Wilhelm Kusterer of Engelsbrand —  who was found guilty of involvement in the massacre of 770 civilians in Marzabotto, Italy, in 1944 and sentenced to life in prison in absentia in...

Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall

(JTA) — A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section from being added to the Western Wall. The group filed an urgent petition Wednesday opposing a government plan that was announced in January but has not yet been implemented, the Kol Hazman news site...


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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).

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