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Eugene Carbon Free Challenge comes to TBI
October 23, 7:30-9:00 pm

Come join the fun! Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will speak about how our Jewish values inspire us to keep our beautiful environment intact. There will be a capella music, apple crisp & ice cream. And bring your Nancy’s Yogurt & Toby’s tofu plastics to recycle. Click the poster for more details.

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia spoke about this topic in her Kol Nidre dvar. Click here to read her words.

Integration Network for Immigrants Speakers Bureau: Oregon Immigration, Past and Present with Marika Plescia & Kate Gessert
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm

Did you know that the Owyhee River is named for Hawaiians, expert boatmen and fur trappers who worked and settled here in the early 1800’s? Did you know that the 35,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan were strong enough to actually influence legislation in Oregon in the 1920’s?

Guiding us through an illustrated history of immigration in Oregon—the good, the curious, and the shocking—Mariko Plescia and Kate Gessert from Friends of Sanctuary and the Integration Network for Immigrants will share the fascinating story of immigration in our home state. Gaining some deeper understanding of this immigration issue couldn’t be more timely, or more important.

An Unknown Country with Hannalore Burnstein
Sunday, November 3, 4:00 pm

An Unknown Country (2015, 1hr. 40 min.) is a documentary film that tells the story of European Jews who escaped Nazi persecution to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador. The South American country was barely known to Europeans at that time. The film follows the exiles’ perilous escape and difficult adjustment as they remade their lives in what was for them an exotic, unfamiliar land. Hannelore Burnstein, who grew up in Ecuador, will introduce the film and answer questions following the showing.

The Cracks in the Wall Let the Light In: The Battle for Equal Rights at the Western Wall with Cheryl Temkin
Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm

From its roots in 1988 until the present – a look into the evolution of this Israeli feminist organization as it battles to achieve gender equality and religious freedom at Judaism’s holiest site.

Queer Chavurah Presents:
A Great Ride
Sunday, November 17, 4:00pm

A Great Ride is a 30-minute documentary about lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life. When they were young they forged a social movement to come out as true to themselves. Now they face the challenge of growing old. Their response? Deep friendships, determination, engagement, and quirky, death-defying humor. Pioneers once again, they are courageous role models for aging, which they do with an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living. Meet the filmmaker, Deborah Craig (Sally Sheklow’s cousin-in-law), who will take questions and facilitate discussion following.

Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm

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Fall 2019
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In the Bin: Food for Lane County

We’ll be collecting all month, not just during the High Holidays. The most needed non-perishable foods are: canned fish; peanut butter; low/no sugar fruit, dried fruit, jams/jellies, applesauce; canned and dried beans; soups; pasta, rice, cereal, corn meal; cooking oil and olive oil; canned tomatoes and tomato products; and sauces (mole, enchilada sauce, chilies). Learn more here.

Learn about what’s going on in Reconstructionist communities around the world and gain access to exciting online learning opportunities and resources from the central organization of the movement, Reconstructing Judaism. To subscribe to receive Reconstructing Judaism Today, our e-newsletter, and receive other vital communication from Reconstructing Judaism, click this link and select which communications you’d like to receive.

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.

Shabbat Lunch: TBI provides a light lunch following Shabbat morning services when there are no B’nai Mitzvah. Everyone is invited, and you don’t need to attend services to join in. If you would like to support this program and ensure that it continues, click here to volunteer to set up, clean up, sponsor a lunch, or make a donation in an amount you are able to afford. 
Sign up here to host an oneg following Erev Shabbat services! Share the spirit of our community, greet friends, meet new friends. Celebrate a milestone, honor a family member or friend, remember a loved one. Co-host with someone. Life is busy, so keep it simple

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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.