TBI Updates

Affinity Group Survey
The TBI Board and Membership Committee are rolling out new affinity groups in response to requests from members. Affinity groups bring together congregants with similar interests who might otherwise not have an opportunity to meet. It is a chance for members to socialize around an activity or hobby–to connect and make our congregation feel more intimate. We’ll be setting up groups at the beginning of 2020 based on interest. Please complete the quick online survey to let us know what you’re interested in.

Queer Chavurah Presents:
A Great Ride
Sunday, November 17, 4:00pm

A Great Ride is a 30-minute documentary about lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life. When they were young they forged a social movement to come out as true to themselves. Now they face the challenge of growing old. Their response? Deep friendships, determination, engagement, and quirky, death-defying humor. Pioneers once again, they are courageous role models for aging, which they do with an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living. Meet the filmmaker, Deborah Craig (Sally Sheklow’s cousin-in-law), who will take questions and facilitate discussion following.

Congregational Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm

TBI is hiring a Director of Community Education. Please click here for the job description.


Check out the Fall 2019 Community Education offerings here.

Our membership model has changed!
Click the flyer.

Eating Animals with Rabbi Jacob Siegel
Wednesdays, December 4 & 11, 6:30pm
Please pre-register here.

Want to dive deeper into a conversation about the food that’s on your plate? Rabbi Jacob Siegel will be leading a pair of sessions on the topic, culminating in the screening of the film Eating Animals. The first session will cover a series of intense and meaningful Jewish and ethical topics all sparked by the idea of eating meat. In the second session we will show the film, and Rabbi Jacob will lead a Q & A. You may attend one or both sessions. Keep reading. . .


In the Bin: Lane County Diaper Bank

The Lane County Diaper Bank, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, provides free diapers to low-income families with children, in the Eugene/Springfield and the surrounding areas. LC Diaper Bank began in June 2019 for the purpose of helping the families in our community who are struggling with diaper needs. They rely heavily on community donations for diapers (any size, any brand, open packages okay) They are working very hard at growing and gaining community awareness! Click here for more information.


Learn about what’s going on in Reconstructionist communities around the world and gain access to exciting online learning opportunities and resources from the central organization of the movement, Reconstructing Judaism. To subscribe to receive Reconstructing Judaism Today, our e-newsletter, and receive other vital communication from Reconstructing Judaism, click this link and select which communications you’d like to receive.

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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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.