TBI Updates

Shabbat Services at 5:30 pm!

Friends and Family Shabbat Service and Dinner

Friday, December 8th, 5:30 pm

Join Talmud Torah for an abbreviated Friends and Family Shabbat Service and Dinner on Friday, December 8th. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your connection to the school.  Students will help with the service and will display work from some of their classes. The shorter service will be from 5:30-6:30, followed by a catered dinner. The catered dinner is now closed, but feel free to bring your own dinner and join in the fun!It’s a stress-free way to spend Shabbat together.

Baby Shabbat

Saturday, December 9th, 10:00 am-noon

Babies, toddlers, and their siblings and caretakers gather at TBI one Saturday each month from 10 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.

Talmud Torah & Friends present…2017 Chanukah Celebration!

Sunday, December 10th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Find the full list of events here. You support Talmud Torah when you purchase activity and raffle tickets for this event. Please join us and bring or invite your friends – Jewish and non-Jewish alike! Volunteerism is fun & encouraged – sign-up here. Talmud Torah students aged 12 through 16 who sign-up and show-up to volunteer will receive a free lunch plate and sufganiyot! Don’t miss out on this fantastic time!

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).

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!

Shabbat@Home

Friday, December 15th, 6:00 pm

Enjoy sharing Shabbat@Home with new friends. A short, family friendly service will be held at TBI from 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by hosted Shabbat dinners in people’s homes. Click below to download an electronic Shabbat ritual kit with blessings and songs. We encourage everyone to coordinate dinners for Shabbat@Home. If you are in need of a place to attend, please contact the office.

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.

If you’d like to make a donation to provide materials for this event, donate ingredients, or volunteer to make latkes, please sign up using the link below!

If you plan on attending, please consider bringing an item for the Opportunity Village collection barrel! Items especially needed are cold medicine, blankets, thick socks, winter hats, flashlights, batteries, and toiletries.

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.