TBI Updates

Chanting for Peace on the Gaza Border

Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30 pm

Join Rabbi Ruhi and members of the Israel Program Task Force for chanting and open time to share feelings and concerns about the current Gaza border protests and the effects on Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.

Shabbat Alive!
with Evlyn Gould & Emily Fox

Saturday, April 28th, 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.

Annual TBI Blood Drive

Sunday, April 29th, 9:00 am – Noon

Our annual Blood Drive is just around the corner; please consider giving the gift of life this spring. You must be at least 16 and weigh at least 110 lbs. Please remember to eat a protein breakfast before donating! Contact Rob Stein to set up a convenient time for this important mitzvah.

Immigrant Integration Network Speakers Series: Why Don’t They Just Get in Line?
with Lise Colgan

Sunday, April 29th, 10:00 am

Presentations include a brief introduction to immigration basics, an update on the status of immigration policy, ways to stay informed, ways to help, and an opportunity to complete a survey about attitudes towards immigration.

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).

Blintz Blitz with Sandy Scheetz

Thursday, May 3rd, 1:00-5:00 pm
(multiple shifts available)

Sandy Scheetz, master baker, will lead a Blintz Blitz on Thursday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 5:00 pm (multiple shifts). In this blintz making workshop, volunteers will learn how to make cheese blintzes in an intimate setting, and will get to taste test their creation! These blintzes will be used for the Mitzvah Kitchen Mothers’ Day Blintz Brunch on Sunday, May 13th (details and ticketing information here).

Shabbat Community Lunches 

Every Saturday following Shabbat services*

If you are interested in working with the rabbi to set practices for the Saturday morning service (*excluding Shabbat Alive services and weeks when there is a b’nai mitzvah), now is the time to join the brand new Shabbat Morning Subcommittee of the Tefila u’Minhag Committee. Anyone who commits to attending Saturday morning services on average once or twice a month in the coming year, and who is willing to make a few other commitments as well, is encouraged to join the subcommittee. For more information, click here.

Erev Lag b’Omer Celebration

Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm

Join the Talmud Torah at Camas Ridge Playground for a Lag b’Omer celebration (weather permitting). Bring your own picnic!

Now You Are My Neighbor

Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 pm

TBI Sisterhood & Community Education Committee present “Now I Am Your Neighbor,” a staged reading of an original play telling the true stories of courage, hopefulness, and resilience of Lane County immigrants. A panel discussion featuring Guanghong Atman, Rosie Hernandez, Berri Hsiao, and Guadalupe Quinn will follow the performance. The Arts and Aesthetics committee will also have the related photo exhibit here at the time of the performance.

Jewish Literature Group

Monday, May 7th, 7:00 pm – Date Change!

This month’s book:  Judas by Amos Oz

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!

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

Upstander/Bystander Training

Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sold Out!

Please contact Judy Boles to be put on the wait list.

 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.