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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 TBI Tikkun Olam Committee invites you to attend Emotional & Strategic Responses to the Racial Polarization in America, a sharing, listening and strategic visioning session, on Thursday, July 21st 7pm-9pm at Temple Beth Israel. The first hour will be devoted to providing a space for sharing and listening to our emotional responses to the recent violence in our country. The second hour we’ll move into a community visioning conversation about how TBI can be more actively committed to racial justice. The session will be facilitated by Aura Solomon with participation by Rabbi Ruhi Sophia. For information contact tikkunolam at tibeugene.org

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.

Don’t have a box handy? Want someone to come get your donation? Contact qc at tbieugene.org. 

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.

17th of Tammuz- 9th of Av- Elul

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. 

 Shabbat in the Park Returns! 

Alton Baker Park Shelter

Fridays: July 22, September 2

6:00pm Service

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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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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Eugene, OR 97403


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