TBI’s Response to COVID-19 

Aug 11, 2021: Please see Updated Reopening Guidelines (PDF).

To keep our community together, we are livestreaming numerous services, classes, and events, and some learning opportunities will be recorded so that you can watch at your convenience. To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to This Week @ TBI, the weekly e-newsletter, sent each Wednesday afternoon. If you are in need of assistance, or if you have questions, please call the office at 541.485.7218.

Welcome!

Temple Beth Israel (TBI) is a center for Jewish life, 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 Movement. We welcome people of all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families, and people exploring Judaism, as well as Jews and explorers of Judaism of all races and of all sexual and gender identities. Whether you are religious, cultural, atheist, agnostic, or searching, there is a place for you at TBI!

Current & Upcoming Events

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The High Holy Days are here!

September 6: Erev Rosh Hashanah
September 15: Erev Yom Kippur

We look forward to welcoming 5782! Our web page with detailed listings of events and services is up!

»  Click here for High Holy Days information

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Registration for Talmud Torah 2021-22 is open!

First day is Sunday, September 19th

We are excited and grateful that Talmud Torah classes will be held in person starting this fall, barring any major changes. The first day of classes will be Sunday, September 19th. Please check out all the latest info on the Talmud Torah web page, including new scheduling information, COVID-19 safety policies, and instructions for registration. We know you will have many questions, and hopefully many of them will be answered there.

»  Visit Talmud Torah page

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Prophets and Writings of the Hebrew Bible

Sundays Starting Oct 3, 10:00am, via Zoom (See the e-news for the Zoom link.)
with Deborah Green, Professor of Ancient Religion, Bible, and Rabbinic Interpretation

Learn about  נ”ך (na) – the Prophets and Writings parts of the Hebrew Bible. Deborah Green, professor of ancient religion, Bible, and rabbinic interpretation will lead a weekly discussion on these two often overlooked sections of the Bible. Our ḥevruta (study group) will read together in English and explore one or two chapters each week. You need access only to a Jewish Bible in English, preferably the Jewish Publication Society translation, and an inquisitive mind.

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Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Alyson Solomon

Fall term, part 1, 9 sessions: Wednesdays, Oct 6 – Dec 8 (no class Nov 24)
7:00-8:30pm, via Zoom

$54 TBI members, $100 non-members

(Winter term, part 2, 9 sessions: Jan 5 – Mar 2: Registration will be in November)

Rabbi Solomon will be teaching the curriculum of The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, which is part of the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys at American Jewish University. For the past seventy years, American Jewish University has been a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon core values of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership, and Peoplehood. Today, American Jewish University is one of the most respected and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country.

»  Register here

What will your Jewish legacy be?

You can leave a Jewish legacy. It’s actually quite simple! By securing legacy gifts, Temple Beth Israel can be certain that we will be here for future generations.

»  Learn more about the Life & Legacy Program

Kol Haneshamah

Community members who do not have a printed copy of Kol Haneshamah can use these links to view or download PDF files and follow along with live-streamed services from home.

»  Daily Prayerbook
»  Shabbat Vehagim
»  Prayers for a House of Mourning

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Family Programming

Shalom, families! Temple Beth Israel has a variety of programming for all ages. There’s something for everyone!

»  See more about family programming

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Community Education & Programs Fall 2021

Our congregational theme for 5782 is Rodef Shalom, pursuing peace. Our offerings this fall aim to provide pathways for us to become pursuers of peace, each in our own way.

»  Go to community ed page