TBI Updates

This American Jewish Life with Carole Diller

Friday, May 18th, 7:30 pm

This American Jewish Life is a series of Friday night personal narratives by TBI Members. These talks provide an opportunity for members of TBI to share the story of their Jewish journeys with the community and create connections between Torah and our own life experiences. Attend and support Carole Diller as we enrich our shared understanding of what it means to be a Jewish person in North America.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Saturday, May 19th, 8:30 pm

Join in the celebration of the holiday that marks the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. We’ll begin with chanting and Havdalah with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and continue with diverse teachings offered by community members on a variety of Torah themes. Please bring a dairy-based potluck dish to share.

10th Anniversary & Shavuot Community Potluck Lunch

Sunday, May 20th, Noon-1:30 pm

Come celebrate 10 years in the TBI building with a community potluck lunch! TBI will provide the main dish and cake, please bring a side dish to share. Free and open to all! Let us know if you’re coming by signing up below, RSVP helpful but not required.

Shavuot Services

Sunday, May 20th, 9:30 am 
Monday, May 21st, 9:00 am (includes Yizkor)

Celebrate the receiving of the Torah. Talmud Torah students will participate in the Torah service on Sunday. Families are invited to join them. Please join for a community potluck lunch following Sunday’s service.

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).

Kids Shabbat

Friday, May 18th, 6:30 pm

Bring in Shabbat with stories, singing, and dancing. Suitable for kids ages 6 to 10 and their families. Regular Erev Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm.

Learners’ Service (E)

Saturday, May 19th, 9:00 am

Not just for b’nei mitzvah students, but for anyone who wants to better understand the flow of the Shabbat morning liturgy. Each session will focus on a different section of the service, in rotation. Consider attending all 6 sections A-F, which will rotate twice, even if you can’t attend them in order.

Baby Shabbat

Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 am-Noon, drop-in

Babies, toddlers, and their siblings and caretakers gather at TBI one Saturday each month from 10:00 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.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, May 19th, 10:45-11:15 am

Join Shira Rubenstein for singing, stories, and more, followed by blessings with challah and juice. Suitable for kids ages 5 and under, and their families. Regular Shabbat Services begin at 10:00 am.

0-5 Parenting Chavurah and Support Group

Sunday, May 29th, 2:00-4:00 pm, drop-in

Meet up, chat, and play! This meeting will be celebrating Shavuot (receiving of Torah) by reading stories before enjoying some dairy treats. Feel free to bring a snack to share. Meeting is in the TBI preschool room.

Carole Diller Retirement Party

Sunday, June 10th, 12:00 pm

Carole Diller is retiring after 30 collective years at TBI. Come celebrate her leadership, service, and infectious enthusiasm and energy. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! If you’d like to make a contribution to Carole’s retirement gift or to the Preschool Special Fund, click here. If you’d like to volunteer to help set-up and/or clean-up on June 10th, click here. If you would like to contribute a dish to share at the celebration, click here.

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!

Upstander/Bystander Workshop

Friday, June 1st, 6:00-9:00 pm
Wesley Center (2520 Harris St, Eugene)

Experienced teachers Dusty Bloomingheart 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. Attendance at this workshop must be limited. All submissions thereafter will be informed of the next workshop date. For more details, contact Judy Boles or Phyllis Bobrow.

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.

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.