TBI Updates

Shabbat Alive!
w/Evlyn Gould & Emily Fox

Saturday, June 16th, 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.

0-5 Parent Chavurah & Support Group – Cancelled!

Typically Every 3rd Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Carole Diller is Retiring

If you missed Carole’s retirement party, you can still see an interview with the her. Click here for the full interview, or check out the shorter version here.

Jam Band Shabbat

Friday, June 22nd, 7:30 pm

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia, Cantorial Intern Evlyn Gould, and the TBI musicians to celebrate the summer solstice at TBI featuring guest musicians, new music, ecstatic singing and dancing, and moments of mindful meditation. Suitable for congregants and friends of all ages.

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).

Baby Shabbat

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:00 am-Noon, drop-in

Babies, toddlers, and their siblings and caretakers gather at TBI one Saturday each month from 10:00 am – noon. This is an informal drop-in group to connect with other families. Attendees should feel free to flow between playtime in the family room and services in the sanctuary according to the needs of your little and big family members.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, June 23rd, 10:45-11:15 am

Join Shira Rubinstein for singing, stories, and more, followed by blessings with challah and juice. Suitable for kids ages 5 and under, and their families. Regular Shabbat Services begin at 10:00 am.

Live Music
with Joel Chapman, Katy Stephan, & Tim Silva

Wednesday, June 27th, 7:00 pm
$15 Suggested Donation

Eugene native Joel Chapman returns with two of his Bay Area friends for a night of music and laughs. Three songwriters with one piano and one guitar, venturing genre-blind over untamed terrain between pop, classical, musical theatre and cabaret with wit, harmonies, heart, and humor. Get tickets here.

From the Israel Program Task Force

June is the anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War. Here are links to 2 articles we found interesting discussing the lead up and aftermath from differing perspectives. This Article from David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, remembers the events which led to the 1967 Six Day War. A review of Israeli historian Tom Segev’s book on the Six Day War looks at the predicted aftermath of the war.

Camp Chaverim

July 23rd-27th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Temple Beth Israel offers a fun-filled week of Jewish summer day camp. Activities include outdoor games and play, songs and stories, crafts, a mitzvah project, and informal Jewish learning. Join old friends, make new friends, and have fun with our amazing teen counselors!

We Still Have Some Dream Auction Items Available!

Please contact Jerrica in the office (541.485.7218 ext.103) if you’re interested in any of these items. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. More details here.

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.

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.

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.