TBI’s Response to COVID-19 To keep our community together, we are live streaming numerous services, classes, and events, and some learning opportunities will be recorded so that you can watch at your convenience. To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to ThisWeek@TBI, the weekly e-newsletter, sent each Wednesday around 3:00pm. If you are in need of assistance of any kind, or if you have any questions, please call the office at 541.485.7218.

Welcome!

Temple Beth Israel (TBI) is a center for Jewish life, embracing traditional wisdom with contemporary insight. 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 Movement. 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!

Current & Upcoming Events

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Getting Religion Right in a Time of Crisis: New Books by Sister Helen Prejean and Rabbi Michael Lerner

Sister Helen Prejean
Wednesday, October 14, 7 :00pm

Rabbi Michael Lerner
Wednesday, October 21, 7 :00pm (REGISTER HERE)

Sister Helen, author of River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey (Random House, 2019) and Rabbi Lerner, author of Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World (University of California Press, 2019), will discuss their recent books.

Presented in partnership with UO-UNESCO Crossings Institute.

»  Read more here

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TBI’s Annual Blood Drive

October 18-31

Co-sponsored by TBI Sisterhood, this year’s blood drive will be at Bloodworks Northwest donation centers. All safety protocols will be in place. When you register, tell them you’re from TBI. Questions? Email TBI and Sisterhood member Rob Stein or call him at 541.954.7535. Please step up and perform this lifesaving mitzvah!

»  Make your appointment

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Latest Offerings from our Rabbi

Kol Haneshamah

Community members who do not have a printed copy of Kol Haneshamah can use these links to view or download PDF files and follow along with live-streamed services from home.

»  Daily Prayerbook
»  Shabbat Vehagim
»  Prayers for a House of Mourning

TBI Updates

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Community Education Fall 2020

We’re finalizing our fall selection of activities and classes to help you feed your mind, body, and soul.

»  See our offerings

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Join the TBI Board of Trustees

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the TBI Board of Trustees. Candidates should be willing to participate in monthly board meetings, actively support one or more committees or board projects, and be able to work collaboratively with others. If you are a member in good standing and are interested in serving on the Board or would like to nominate someone, please contact the committee or visit the member’s section of the TBI website for an application and information. TBI committee experience is preferred but not required. Deadline for applications is October 23.