Climate Town Hall – Community Organizing for Solutions. Thursday, July 25th at 6:00 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church. In addition to informative presentations, chefs will demonstrate how to prepare and serve luscious “ugly foods,” and there will be a fun participatory demo of Eugene’s new carbon reduction challenge and what it means for you, your family, and neighbors. For more info click the poster or click here.
Moving with the Movement: A MIUSA Celebration and Fundraiser. Thursday, August 1, at TBI. Doors open at 6:30 pm, event 7:00-8:30 pm. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and mocktails while you meet our honored guests of the evening, all delegates of MIUSA’s 9th Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) exchange program. You won’t want to miss this high-energy and fun-filled night! Proceeds from ticket purchases, sponsorships, and donations for this event directly support MIUSA’s WILD program and other work to advance disability rights and leadership globally. For more info, and to purchase tickets, click here or call 541-343-1284.
Please join the Queer Chavurah at TBI on Friday, August 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for a pre-Shabbat Intergenerational Falafel Ball. Back by popular demand, we’ll be making falafel and Israeli salad. This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to come cook and eat and connect with each other. Help chop, fry, drizzle, and clean up.
Rabbi Ruhi will offer a special blessing and share ideas for queer Jewish learning. Come hungry and ready to help; the cooking together is where the magic happens!
Sign up HERE here to attend so we make enough food for everyone.
It’s an event in which our diverse community (both TBI members and non-members) can come together, mingle, and get to know each other in a fun environment. We have rented the site for August 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, meaning that we will have the entire place to ourselves! Attendees can bring their own picnic dinners and TBI will supply cold treats. There is a variety of activities to appeal to swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages: picnic areas for eating and schmoozing, wifi, hot tub/spa, swimming pool, sand play, and spray play. Let us know you’re attending so we know how many treats to buy.
This event is generously sponsored by Temple Beth Israel, TBI Sisterhood, PJ Library, TBI Brotherhood, Jewish Federation of Lane County, and the law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve.
Making your summer plans? Looking for a fun Jewish experience for your kids? Check out TBI’s Camp Chaverim.
In the Bin: S.A.R.A.
For July we are collecting for S.A.R.A., Shelter Animal Resource Alliance. It’s a nonprofit located in Eugene, dedicated to removing animals from shelters where they might otherwise face euthanasia. They provide these cats and dogs with a safe and comfortable environment to live in, all necessary medical care, high-quality food and treats, and plenty of love and attention until they are able to find them their forever homes.
They are in need of: Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Garbage Bags (All Sizes); Environmentally Friendly Dish/Hand/Laundry Soap; Microwavable Heating Pads (Snugglesafe); Tape (Packing, Scotch, Duct, or Double-Sided); Simple Green Concentrate; Household Surface Wipes; AA & AAA Batteries; Sharpie Markers; New Cat Toys; and Canned Cat & Dog Food.
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Shabbat Lunch: TBI provides a light lunch following Shabbat morning services when there are no B’nai Mitzvah. Everyone is invited, and you don’t need to attend services to join in. If you would like to support this program and ensure that it continues, click here to volunteer to set up, clean up, sponsor a lunch, or make a donation in an amount you are able to afford.
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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.