TBI’s Response to COVID-19 

Sept 24, 2021: Please see Updated Reopening Guidelines (PDF).

To keep our community together, we are livestreaming 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 This Week @ TBI, the weekly e-newsletter, sent each Wednesday afternoon. If you are in need of assistance, or if you have questions, please call the office at 541.485.7218.

Welcome!

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, as well as Jews and explorers of Judaism of all races and of all sexual and gender identities. Whether you are religious, cultural, atheist, agnostic, or searching, there is a place for you at TBI!

Current & Upcoming Events

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The Human Faces of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Learning from those doing the work on the ground for a better society

In honor of TBI’s theme for 5782, “pursuing peace,” this series explores the efforts and experiences of Israelis and Palestinians who invest their energy and resources in building the shared society they envision. It is our hope that their presentations will help break down the false binary of “supporting Israel” versus “supporting Palestinians” and instead allow our members to engage with the many possible visions of a just society in Israel–and to get to know and support the Israelis and Palestinians already working towards those visions.

Sunday, December 19, 10:00am Pacific time: Parents Circle – Families Forum in Israel & Palestine (on Zoom)

»  Register here

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. Moreover, the PCFF has concluded that the process of reconciliation between nations is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable peace. The organization thus utilizes all resources available in education, public meetings and the media, to spread these ideas. Learn more here.

Sunday, November 21, Friends of Roots

»  Read more about Friends of Roots here

October 31: Standing Together

»  Watch recording on our YouTube channel
» Read more about Standing Together

Israel’s Hand in Hand School Principals

Sunday, December 5, 10:30am, via Zoom

»  Register here

Hosted by Havurah Shalom, Portland, Oregon

This online program features two of Hand in Hand school principals from Israel, Manar Hayadre and Efrat Meyer, who will discuss the important work they do.

The Israeli organization, Hand in Hand, established a network of integrated Jewish-Arab schools in Israel, with thousands of Jewish and Arab students. This social movement proves that people can live together as Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians.

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Prophets and Writings of the Hebrew Bible

Sundays, 10:00am, via Zoom (See the e-news for the Zoom link.)
with Deborah Green, Professor of Ancient Religion, Bible, and Rabbinic Interpretation

Learn about  נ”ך (na) – the Prophets and Writings parts of the Hebrew Bible. Deborah Green, professor of ancient religion, Bible, and rabbinic interpretation will lead a weekly discussion on these two often overlooked sections of the Bible. Our ḥevruta (study group) will read together in English and explore one or two chapters each week. You need access only to a Jewish Bible in English, preferably the Jewish Publication Society translation, and an inquisitive mind.

What will your Jewish legacy be?

You can leave a Jewish legacy. It’s actually quite simple! By securing legacy gifts, Temple Beth Israel can be certain that we will be here for future generations.

»  Learn more about the Life & Legacy Program

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.

»  Daily Prayerbook
»  Shabbat Vehagim
»  Prayers for a House of Mourning

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Family Programming

Shalom, families! Temple Beth Israel has a variety of programming for all ages. There’s something for everyone!

»  See more about family programming

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Community Education & Programs Fall 2021

Our congregational theme for 5782 is Rodef Shalom, pursuing peace. Our offerings this fall aim to provide pathways for us to become pursuers of peace, each in our own way.

»  Go to community ed page