TBI Updates

Kids Shabbat

Friday, November 17th, 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 at 7:30 pm.

Shabbat Alive! with Evlyn Gould & Emily Fox

Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am

An alternative renewal-style service that experiments with renewed meanings for prayer, including lively songs and music, embodied practices, meditation, rhythmic energies, and prayerful thoughts on Torah.

Shabbat Morning Brainstorm Meeting

Sunday, November 19th, 10:00-11:30 am at TBI

You are invited to a meeting about Saturday morning services with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and members of the Tefilah U’Minhag Committee. The discussion will focus on shabbatot when there is no Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Shabbat Alive! The purpose of this meeting is to gather information about how we create a sacred and welcoming space. Topics include the role of small children in worship, liturgical and music preferences, and anything else you care to discuss. Your participation will help the Tefilah U’Minhag Committee and Rabbi Ruhi create policies that work for as many as possible.  If you’re unable to attend and have feedback, please contact Richard Argosh and tova Stabin.

Reading with the Rabbi

Sunday, November 19th, 4:00 pm

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a discussion of a relevant contemporary issue, informed by a work of nonfiction. The November session will have two short books in conversation: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Why I am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto by Jessa Crispin.

Membership Directory Updates

It’s time to update your Membership Directory information! We are doing this earlier than usual so that we can have a new directory to you in January. Based on feedback from members, we are adding home email addresses to Directory listings. If you DO NOT want your email listed, please let us know. If there are any updates you need to make, or if you DO NOT want your email listed, please fill out the form below.
The deadline to return this information is Friday, November 24th.

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).

Jewish Literature Group

Monday, November 20th, 7:00 pm

The literature group comes together monthly to discuss classic and contemporary books by Jewish writers from the U.S. and across the world. Discussion is guided by questions prepared by the facilitator to open the political, cultural, and literary dimensions of the book. All are welcome! November’s book: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis.

Tot Shabbat – CANCELLED!

Friday, November 24th, 6:30 pm

Tot Shabbat will be moving to Saturday mornings starting in December. The next gathering is Saturday, December 23rd at 9:00 am.

TBI Congregational Meeting

Thursday, November 30th, 7:00 pm

Please attend! Meeting agenda includes a financial update, Rabbi Ruhi’s contract renewal, and discussion and vote on the 2018 TBI Board slate. Please visit the members section of the TBI website for further details.

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.