Feed Your Mind and Soul

Temple Beth Israel provides a range of Jewish cultural and educational experiences. Programs and classes are open to all and we welcome students from within TBI and from the larger community.

General Information:

  • Registration: Please check individual program listings for details.
  • Programs scheduled on Shabbat: Fees and donations for programs scheduled on Shabbat must be paid in advance or after Shabbat. We will not collect money on Shabbat.
  • Refunds: No refunds will be given to participants who drop classes after the registration deadline. If classes or events are cancelled due to lack of enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, full refunds will be given to pre- paid registrants.
  • All programs meet at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in joining the Community Education Committee, or have ideas for teaching or a class offering, please contact Nina Korican.

Ongoing classes and events are listed here

Learn with the Rabbi Greatest Hits from Jewish Sources

12:00 pm at TBI   March 2, April 13

FREE; Donations gratefully accepted

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a close reading and discussion of a story from the Talmud and other traditional Jewish sources. Set aside an hour of your day to learn with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia at TBI. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Please no meat or shellfish.


Reading with the Rabbi  Free. Donations gratefully accepted

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a spirited discussion of a relevant contemporary issue, as informed by a work of non-fiction chosen by the rabbi. Everyone is welcome! Each meeting will stand alone, so feel free to come only when you are particularly interested in the topic. If you only had time to read a review, you are still welcome to observe the discussion. This is not a ‘club’ but a dynamic group of people who love books, reading, discussions, and expressing strong opinions.

April 16, 2:00 pm The Movement for Black Lives Platform – Download the reading material here.


Sisters, Saints, Sinners, Shamans, and Samurais:

Interfaith Stories, Poetry, and Music with Rabbi David & Maggidah Devorah Zaslow 

March 5 , 4:00 pm  NEW DATE!!

$5-$10 suggested donation.

The Zaslows interweave stories from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions, with true tales of their interfaith adventures. People from all walks of life are invited to laugh, cry, and be inspired! Rabbi David says, “Through music, poetry, and stories we’ll celebrate both the unique differences and profound commonalities at the heart of our faith traditions.”

Life & Hummus - Film showing and hummus tasting

March 19th at 4:00pm NEW DATE!

Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Whip up a batch of your favorite hummus to share and enjoy Life & Hummus. The 40-minute film documents a Jewish American filmmaker as he travels through Israel and Palestine in hopes of finding 'the world’s best' hummus. His search for the food's origins introduces him to both Arabs and Israelis with a common love for the iconic regional cuisine, discovering that this dish has a history and impact far beyond what he imagined. After the film, we’ll taste hummus. Enter to win a Jewish deli cookbook!  

Musical Havdalah with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein 

February  18 6:00pm; March 18 7:30pm 

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for meditative singing and chanting as Shabbat wanes, followed by a Havdalah service to mark the conclusion of Shabbat. FREE: Donations gratefully accepted after Havdalah. 

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