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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.
Please Donate Your Used Books!
A Fundraiser for Temple Beth Israel by Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and the Queer Chavurah.
Finish Your Spring Cleaning – Cull Those Books! We Need: Fiction – Non Fiction – Kid’s Books – Cookbooks – Books of All Kinds! Bring your books to TBI - Label the box – Let the Office know that you are leaving books for HUMONGOUS USED BOOK SALE. Book sale is August 28 & 29.
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.
A Mystical Pathway toward the High Holidays
with Dolfy Freinquel
July 18 Seventeenth of Tammuz and the forging of the golden calf
August 8 Tishah B' Av and the destruction of the Temples
August 29 Elul - Teshuvah, returning to the Divine and to our selves
September 12 Elul- Ani le dodi ve dodi li (I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine)
Class description and REGISTRATION HERE.
More information HERE.
Alton Baker Park Shelter
Fridays: July 22, September 2
6:45pm Picnic (vegetarian/fish) (note: This is NOT a potluck)
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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