TBI Updates

Tot Shabbat – RESCHEDULED!

Friday, November 24th, 6:30 pm

Tot Shabbat will be moving to Saturday mornings starting in December. The next gathering is Saturday, December 23rd at 9:00 am.

TBI Congregational Meeting

Thursday, November 30th, 7:00 pm

Please attend! Meeting agenda includes a financial update, Rabbi Ruhi’s contract renewal, and discussion and vote on the 2018 TBI Board slate. Please visit the members section of the TBI website for further details.

TBI Gift Shop Chanukah Hours

Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The shop will have additional hours on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm until Chanukah. Come see all the new Chanukah merchandise! We have many menorahs-including electric!!-and pretty candles. There are Holiday Light sets, games, teddy bears, socks, cookie cutters and tableware. New this year – we have Chocolate Maccabees and Jelly Belly snack bags. Books in cart still 75% off!

Membership Directory Updates

It’s time to update your Membership Directory information! We are doing this earlier than usual so that we can have a new directory to you in January. Based on feedback from members, we are adding home email addresses to Directory listings. If you DO NOT want your email listed, please let us know. If there are any updates you need to make, or if you DO NOT want your email listed, please fill out the form below.
The deadline to return this information is Friday, November 24th.

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).

This American Jewish Life with Karen Kelsky

Friday, December 1st, 7:30 pm

This American Jewish Life is a series of Friday night personal narratives by TBI Members. These talks provide an opportunity for members of TBI to share the story of their Jewish journeys with the community, and create connections between Torah and our own life experiences. Attend and support your fellow TBI members as you enrich our shared understanding of what it means to be a Jewish person in North America.

Fabulous Chanukah Dinner Dance Party!

 Saturday, December 16th
Candle Lighting at 5:30 pm and Dinner Dance Party at 6:00 pm

Dinner, childcare, and rides to the party are free! Bring the whole family! The event is free but reservations are needed by December 11th. Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase, but the first one’s on us! Click below to reserve dinner or childcare, sign up to give/receive a ride, or to volunteer. Sponsored by Sisterhood, Brotherhood, and the Queer Chavurah.  Questions? Contact Sandra Luks.

Introduction to Judaism for Adults with Rabbi Jacob Siegel

Thursdays, 6:30pm, starting in January

$36 for members of TBI, $60 for non-members

This 6-session interactive course offers an introduction for those seeking to deepen their connection to Jewish heritage and tradition . We’ll cover everything from prayer and Shabbat, to dietary laws and lifecycle events. The course will offer basic framing and building blocks for key Jewish practices and concepts, as well as resources and direction for those seeking to learn more, and will cover a pluralistic range of Jewish practices. Reading materials will be provided. No prior knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew necessary. Register on-line at tbieugene.org.

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

 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.

NEW! Online Oneg Sign Up

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 Shirley in the office.

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.

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.