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This month’s Mitzvah Kitchen is dinner and a movie, all in celebration of the delicatessen! On February 14th we’ll be showing the documentary “Deli Man” at 5:30 p.m. followed by a hearty array of deli soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. More information here.

The 19th Annual TBI Dream Auction is on April 3rd at 4:30 pm. Your generous in-kind donation of a popular product, service, or experience will help achieve our fundraising goal and enable us to continue our community work. Please fill out the donation form with your contribution. Thank you!

“24 Days” and growing French anti-Semitism with Evlyn Gould

Sunday, February 21, 5:00pm
Professor Evlyn Gould will introduce and set the context for “24 Days”, a timely film relating to the increasing anti-Semitism in
France and throughout Europe. Based on a true story, this film is not suitable for children.

Justice, Justice

Thursday, February 25, 7:00pm
FREE; Donations gratefully accepted

Join TBI for an evening of film, music and a discussion on the deep histories of Jewish and African American partnerships in the on-going struggle for Civil Rights. Film maker and musician Rob Tobias, Eric Richardson – President of the NAACP and other local members of the African American community, and Rabbi Ruhi will come together to put past and current events into what promises to be a rich conversation.

Florence Melton School Spring Class - Registration Now Open!  This class is open to all. No prior Melton class or experience required. 

MYSTICISM & KABBALAH: SECRET KNOWLEDGE IN JUDAISM with Dolfy Freinquel. Space is limited to 25 students. 10 sessions.

Wednesdays, April 6 - June 8 6:30pm-8pm

Try a Taste of Melton: Mysticism & Kabbalah 

Wed. March 16th 6:30pm FREE. No obligation. Register here

Kabbalah today is one of the best known facets of Judaism, yet also one of the least well understood. Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book."This new Melton Scholars course provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of what for centuries has been esoteric knowledge available only to a chosen few.

While grounded in scholarship, each class will include components that address the mysteries of human existence and many of life's eternal and universal questions.

More information here. 

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein was interviewed for a cover article for Eugene Weekly. Check out the article here.

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP hosted the 29th community MLK march on January 18th. The march ended at the Shedd institute for a program that included Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein aimed at showing solidarity between religious, civic, and racial groups. Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's comments are available here.

Visit the Community Education Page for details on upcoming events including: 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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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!

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