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 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.
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
Registration is open for 2021-22 school year!
Online enrollment for the 21–22 school year at TBI Preschool is open! After a year of being closed, we have a new Preschool Director and are looking forward to having kiddos back in the building this fall.
Queer Torah Study (In person at TBI)
Sundays, August 1 and 8, 3:00pm
Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and Queer Chavurah member Mat Wilson will teach Queer Torah Study in person (hurray!) at TBI August 1st at 3:00pm. The learning will continue on August 8th, at 3:00pm with Mat, who is interning for Rabbi Ruhi Sophia while she is away on sabbatical.
Allies are most welcome. Come learn a little Torah from a queer perspective. It’s guaranteed to be strangely wonderful!
Anticipating the New Year: environmental, social and spiritual implications of Shmita w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia
Wednesdays, August 11, 18, and 25, 7:00pm via Zoom
At three different points, Torah commands that every seventh year, the “shmita” year, shall be a year of Shabbat for the land, humans and animals. This Rosh Hashanah of 5782 begins a new shmita year. Though the original laws of shmita only technically applied to agriculture in the ancient land of Israel, this three-part series will explore the radical implications of the shmita year for all of us, as we prepare for the new year to begin. All Jewish learning levels welcome.
The High Holy Days Are Around the Corner!
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 will be up soon. Please check back.
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