TBI Updates

ELAW is hosting a Global Community Conversation on Protecting the Climate: The Future of Renewables and Ending the Coal Menace, at Civic Winery on Thursday, June 25. Click here for event details.

In the Bin: MECCA
In June we are supporting the efforts of MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts). MECCA is a nonprofit dedicated to the arts and environmental conservation. Each donation to MECCA helps provide access to arts and creativity and keeps materials out of the waste stream. Please bring to TBI any of the following items: fabric scraps (less than 2 square feet); design and showroom samples of wallpaper, paint chips, upholstery; small pieces of wood scrap; nature and art magazines, National Geographic magazine, new/used greeting cards, calendars, posters, photos, slides; rubber bands, sharpies; garbage bags, cleaning supplies; wires, gears, or cogs.

Learn more about MECCA.

Bystander/Upstander Workshop
Sunday, June 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Buddha Eye Temple,
2190 Garfield St, Eugene

Sue Barnhart and kaseja wilder will lead this workshop where you will learn and practice several ways to appropriately intervene to support a person who is being bullied—without escalating the situation. Click here to register.

Introduction to Tai Chi w/Florence Rigby
Wednesdays, July 10-August 28  2:00 pm

This one-hour, weekly class is ideal for beginners and those interested in learning more about Tai Chi. Florence uses a simplified technique to teach movements that are suitable for those with limited mobility and/or strength. Free. Donations gratefully accepted. Please pre-register online no later than June 30th. Maximum class size is 20.

In the Bin: S.A.R.A.

For July we are collecting for S.A.R.A., Shelter Animal Resource Alliance. It’s a nonprofit located in Eugene, dedicated to removing animals from shelters where they might otherwise face euthanasia. They provide these cats and dogs with a safe and comfortable environment to live in, all necessary medical care, high-quality food and treats, and plenty of love and attention until they are able to find them their forever homes.

They are in need of: Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Garbage Bags (All Sizes); Environmentally Friendly Dish/Hand/Laundry Soap; Microwavable Heating Pads (Snugglesafe); Tape (Packing, Scotch, Duct, or Double-Sided); Simple Green Concentrate; Household Surface Wipes; AA & AAA Batteries; Sharpie Markers; New Cat Toys; and Canned Cat & Dog Food.

Learn more this great organization here.

Making your summer plans? Looking for a fun Jewish experience for your kids? Check out TBI’s Camp Chaverim.


Amazon Pool Party
Sunday, August 18
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

It’s an event in which our diverse community (both TBI members and non-members) can come together, mingle, and get to know each other in a fun environment. We have rented the site for August 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, meaning that we will have the entire place to ourselves! Attendees can bring their own picnic dinners and TBI will supply cold treats. There is a variety of activities to appeal to swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages: picnic areas for eating and schmoozing, wifi, hot tub/spa, swimming pool, sand play, and spray play. Let us know you’re attending so we know how many treats to buy.

This event is generously sponsored by Temple Beth Israel, TBI Sisterhood, PJ Library, TBI Brotherhood, Jewish Federation of Lane County, and the law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve.

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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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