TBI Updates

Oneg Signup
We rely on our members to periodically host an oneg following Erev Shabbat services. It’s a mitzvah and an excellent way to share the spirit of our community, greet friends, meet new friends, and enjoy delicious treats. We recognize that life is busy, so keep it simple. Cookies and fruit is all that’s needed! Celebrate a milestone, honor a family member or friend, remember a loved one. Co-host with a friend. Instructions and reminders provided. Questions? Contact Jody  in the office. Sign up here.

Living in Light of Death: An Interfaith Exploration & Conversation
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, October 23 & 30, 2018

Click here for more information.


Local and Global Climate Solutions
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm
TBI’s Tikkun Olam Committee is co-sponsoring this event with ELAW, which works with partners around the world to protect the climate through legal means. 350Eugene, Our Children’s Trust, Beyond Toxics, and Rabbi Ruhi will also present.  A light dinner will be catered by Cafe Yumm. This is free and no donations will be sought. Climate experts will share ideas to address local and global climate injustice and concerns. RSVP at elaw.org/RSVP.


Read Rabbi Ruhi Sophia’s dvar for this week’s Torah portion, Lech Lecha.  This past weekend was HIAS’s National Refugee Shabbat, and her message was in conjunction with this event. To learn more about the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, click their logo to the left.

To read Rabbi Ruhi Sophia’s words, click here.


Our synagogue is part of a national project entitled “Scientists in Synagogues,” a grass-roots initiative run by Sinai and Synapses in consultation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. (Click to learn more.)

These are free and open to the public. Light supper provided to those who pre-register.

The first one is Wednesday, November 14: Dr. Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, “The Arithmetic of Compassion” – What motivates us to save one life? What deters us from saving many? Register here.

Save these dates: Dec 12, Jan 16, and Feb 13


Dr. Paul Slovic’s inspiring Rosh Hashanah dvar has been published on the website Sinai and Synapses! Dr. Slovic examines the emotional reactions and rules of thumb that often drive our reactions to mass human tragedies. Though it is impossible to impartially gauge the impact of our giving, we can at least break through the misconception that we can’t make a difference. If you missed it, or want to hear his words again, click here.


Bystander/Upstander Workshop
October 27, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presbyterian Church, 216 S. 3rd St, Cottage Grove, OR

This workshop is for Cottage Grove folks only. Additional workshops will be available soon. Please register here.

Presented by Sanctuary TBI, in partnership with the Springfield/Eugene chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice).


New podcast from Hadassah!
The Branch takes you into the everyday lives of Jewish and Arab Israelis forging meaningful relationships — at work, in the theater, at school, at Hadassah’s hospitals, even at an ice cream shop. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by veteran journalist Dina Kraft, The Branch provides inspiration by lifting up positive stories of people offering branches of peace. For more information, and to listen, click here.

Shabbat Lunch

TBI provides a light lunch following Shabbat morning when there are no B’nai Mitzvah. Following kiddush and motzi, everyone is invited to stay for lunch. However, you don’t need to attend services to join 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.” Sponsorships are a minimum of $100.

We also need help with set-up and clean-up (click the green button below).

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.

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.

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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.