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.


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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High Holidays 5781/2020 SCHEDULE

Our Days of Awe will look different this year from previous years, but one thing remains the same: we are planning a variety of services and events to engage and strengthen our community.

»  See the schedule (And TBI members, if you want the Zoom links, log in using the green login button at the top of this page, go to the Members’ section.)

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Divrei Torah

The Divrei Torah will be available for streaming during the High Holidays.

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Rabbi Ruhi Sophia (dvar starts at 1:09:35)
Rosh Hashanah First Day: Rabbi Solomon
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Evening: Diane Schechter (dvar starts at 40:30)
Rosh Hashanah Second Day: Sam Edelman-Meyers
Shabbat Shuvah: Shira Rubenstein (live)
Erev Yom Kippur: Rabbi Ruhi Sophia (live)
Yom Kippur Day: Dena Zaldua (available 11:00am)
Yom Kippur Afternoon: Jeff Kirtner Jonah dvar (available 4:30pm)

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We’re offering creative monologues and interpretations on the Haftarah readings, written and performed by the following.

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Rebecca Wallace
Rosh Hashana Day 2: Gretchen Lieberman
Yom Kippur Morning: Daniel Borson & Toviel Sapon-Borson (available 11:15am)
Yom Kippur Afternoon: Sally Sheklow and Enid Lefton (available 4:45pm)

Shana Tovah Greetings

Watch the video of TBI members wishing the community Shana Tovah! (New videos added 9/21.)

»  Watch the video

The TBI house band is getting ready for the High Holidays!

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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.

»  High Holiday Machzor (Prayerbook)

»  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 (we’ll be adding more, so stay tuned)

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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.