The TBI Dream Auction is March 11th – Spring Forward!

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the 2018 TBI Dream Auction. Get your tickets now!
AND – click below to get a preview of the 2018 Live Auction packages!

We have been experiencing some difficulties with our RSVP form. If you have any troubles filling out the form, please contact the office. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

We’re looking for help with auction set-up. If you’d like to help out, click the link below!

We are seeking donations of gift certificates to restaurants, food carts, wine bars, breweries, and bakeries. Love to cook? Prepare a theme dinner for bidding in the live auction. Do you or your friends have a vacation home to donate for a getaway? Contact Jerrica in the office to donate or fill out the form below. And, mark your calendar to attend TBI’s biggest fundraiser!

TBI Updates

Israel Program Task Force Presents:
What is anti-Semitism relative to Israel?

Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00 pm

How do we distinguish between legitimate questioning of Israeli policies and anti-Israel bias, or anti-Semitism? When are anti-Israel statements or actions rooted in anti-Semitism? How can you respond to people whose expressed views of Israel feel biased, or anti-Semitic? This will be a forum for guided, respectful discussion. Free. Donations accepted.

Klezmer Concert
with Stefanie Brendler & Mai Li Pittard

Saturday, February 24th,  7:30 pm  

After a whirlwind summer tour surrounding the largest annual klezmer gathering in North America (KlezKanada in Montreal), Stefanie Brendler (accordion/vox, Brivele) & Mai Li Pittard (violin/vox, The Debaucherauntes) bring the Pacific Northwest their learnings and love of klezmer. Packing years of solo artist songwriting, Balkan and klezmer band playing into a tiny duet package, these two will surprise you with their juxtaposition of the nuanced and gritty, in earthy, cuts-to-the-quick music. $5-$10 sliding scale.

Shabbat Alive! with Evlyn Gould and Emily Fox

Saturday, February 24th, 10:00 am

An alternative renewal-style service that experiments with renewed meanings for prayer, including lively songs and music, embodied practices, meditation, rhythmic energies, and prayerful thoughts on Torah.

Clocks for TBI Auction

If you have a unique or antique clock (not digital) you could lend for use in the 2018 Auction, please contact Jerrica in the office.

This Week @ TBI – NEW FORMAT!

The weekly e-news, This Week @ TBI is changing to a more condensed format, but we still have all the information you need for upcoming events right here on the website. Click here for further details on TBI and community events listed in the e-news.

Sisterhood Game Day!

Sunday, February 25th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Gather your favorite game boards, cards, MahJong sets, dominoes and what ever else you love to play! Call your friends and plan to join us for an afternoon of just plain fun! Scrabble-Bridge-MahJong-Canasta-Qwirkle-Chess-Cribbage-Gin Rummy-Bananagrams-Chess…and ??? All are welcome! Light refreshments  will be offered. Please let Phyllis know if you need a ride or can offer one for someone in need. Questions? Contact Phyllis Bobrow at 530-351-3304


Wednesday, February 28th

5:00 pm—PJ Library Purim Party
Crafting & Costume Parade – Come in your best dressed!
6:30 pm—Purim Shpiel*
7:30 pm—Purim Megilah
Thursday, March 1st: 4:30 pm—Megilat Esther in Hebrew
Followed by a festive potluck dinner

*The Federation is transporting 18 ambassadors to Vulcan for a Planetary Assembly on Galactic Peace.  Will everyone survive the trip and arrive at their destination?  These are the voyages of the Starship “Shushan”, whose mission is to explore new ways to tell old stories, to boldly go where many have gone before…


Friday, March 2nd, 6:00 pm

Enjoy sharing Shabbat@Home with new friends. A short, family friendly service will be held at TBI from 6:00pm-7:00pm, followed by hosted Shabbat dinners in people’s homes. Come together in community for an intimate gathering to meet each other and celebrate Shabbat with a potluck meal. You can download an electronic Shabbat ritual kit with blessings and songs, or sign up to be a guest below.

Visit the Community Education Page for details on upcoming events including:  Reading with the Rabbi, lectures, films, and more.

Upstander/Bystander Workshop

Thursday, March 8th, 6:00-9:00 pm
at Temple Beth Israel (1175 E. 29th Ave.)

Co-sponsored by the TBI Sisterhood & Sanctuary TBI

Experienced teacher Nadia Telsey will lead this workshop where you will learn and practice several ways to appropriately intervene to support a person who is being bullied—without escalating the situation. Registration is limited. For more details, contact Judy Boles.

Upstander/Bystander Workshop

Tuesday, February 20th, 1:00-4:00 pm

This registration is for members of HIV Alliance only.

Experienced teacher Nadia Telsey will lead this workshop where you will learn and practice several ways to appropriately intervene to support a person who is being bullied—without escalating the situation. Registration is limited. For more details, contact Judy Boles.

 All Are Welcome

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!

Sign Language Interpretation

Some services and events have interpreters scheduled.   Please notify the office if you would like interpretation at additional upcoming services or events.

Membership at TBI

We welcome people of all financial means.

To find out more about the community, call us at (541) 485-7218 or complete an inquiry form here.

You are invited to join us for a Shabbat service, where you can meet our Rabbi and our warm and friendly congregation.

Online Oneg Sign Up

The TBI community relies on our members to periodically host an oneg Shabbat following Erev Shabbat services. Onegs provide members and visitors an opportunity to mingle and enjoy a nosh after services. Offering to host an oneg is a mitzvah, and your gift of time and effort are greatly appreciated. You can host in honor or in memory of a loved one, or simply to partake in the mitzvah. All instructions on hosting will be provided to you, as will reminders the week of your scheduled hosting date. For any questions, contact Jerrica in the office.

Shabbat Lunch

TBI provides a light lunch following Shabbat morning when there is no B’Nai Mitzvah. Following kiddush and motzi, everyone is invited to stay for lunch. If you would like to sponsor a lunch in celebration of an occasion, to honor someone, or in memory of a loved one, please send in a check or donate online and select “Shabbat Lunch Fund”. Lunch sponsorships are a minimum of $100. Sign up to help with set-up and clean-up below. You don’t need to attend services to join for lunch.

Free Online Hebrew Learning

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.

Support TBI

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).

Community Education

Visit the Community Education Page for details on upcoming events including: Reading with the Rabbi, lectures, films, and more.

Membership Policies

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 page. (logged-in members only) The task force is also looking for some feedback from the community. All can take a short survey here.

Divrei Torah & Torah Commentaries

Check out our Archive of divrei Torah here. Rabbi Ruhi Sophia’s most recent offering on Mattot-Masei and Black Lives Matter is now available.

Follow TBI

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.