TBI’s Response to COVID-19 To keep our community together, we are live streaming 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 ThisWeek@TBI, the weekly e-newsletter, sent each Wednesday around 3:00pm. If you are in need of assistance of any kind, or if you have any questions, please call the office at 541.485.7218.


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. Whether you are religious, cultural, atheist, agnostic, or searching, there is a place for you at TBI!

Current & Upcoming Events

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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

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Chanukah Programming

Sunday, December 6

Noon – 2:00pm: Chanukah Gift Bag Pickup for TBI Members
TBI members: Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and the TBI staff have a Chanukah gift bag of goodies for you!  We’ll have them outside the main door for a quick, contactless pickup. Come by and say hi and get ready to bring a little light into the world.

2:00pm: A Chanukah Gift from our Local Authors
(Here’s the Zoom link)
Be ready to laugh and get teary as we hear our friends’ unique perspectives on humanness, particularly of the Jewish variety! TBI and Sisterhood members will share a taste of their literary talents with us. We’re delighted that Bill Sarnoff, Sabena Stark, Sharon Lask Munson, Helen Roseneau, and Shevach Lambert have each agreed to read short selections of their work for our pleasure.

(If you don’t have internet access you can join us on the phone by dialing: 253 215 8782 and entering this Meeting ID: 852 3237 2999 and Passcode: 093457)

Monday, December 7

4:00-6:00pm: Chanukah Gift Bag Pickup for TBI Members
If you can’t make it Sun, Dec 6th, this is another opportunity to pick up your gift bag.

Thursday, December 10

5:30pm: Candle Lighting and Singalong w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia
(Here’s the Zoom link) 
Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will lead the first night of Chanukah blessings, along with some songs and a story or two! All ages welcome!

Friday, December 11

11:00am: Sublime Sufganyot w/Tracy Tessler
(Zoom link coming soon!)
You’ve tasted them at the Chanukah Celebration or have fond memories of eating them in Israel. Now you can learn to make your own fried dough goodies just in time for Chanukah. Tracy will offer a live demo, then the demo will be available on our YouTube channel afterward.

Sunday, December 13

11:00am: Musical Get-Together, led by Mina Wegner
(Here’s the Zoom link)
Join us for Chanukah-themed music, led by Mina Wegner. Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will join in, too!

2:00pm: Chanukah Program w/Pacific Northwest Rabbis
(Zoom link coming soon)

4:15pm: Queer Chavurah Chanukah Celebration
(Here’s the Zoom link)
You’re invited for an evening of prideful celebration and community bonding. Candle lighting with readings from “Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells” will begin at 4:30 followed by a speed-friending activity (think speed dating, but for friends… and on Zoom)! LGBTQ+ identifying Jews and allies of all colors, shapes, sizes, genders, abilities, and walks of life welcome.

5:00pm: Candle Lighting and Singalong w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia
(Here’s the Zoom link)
Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will lead the Chanukah blessings and songs on the fourth night, and will tell a story or two! All ages welcome!

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Chanukah Coloring

Download this coloring booklet, print it out on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, and enjoy!

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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


Community Education Winter 2021

We’re finalizing our winter selection of activities and classes to help you feed your mind, body, and soul.

»  Go to community ed page