Temple Beth Israel 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 and of the Community of Welcoming Congregations (CWC).
Temple Beth Israel is an egalitarian, welcoming spiritual community with a great deal of internal variety in backgrounds and practices. We seek to involve as many individuals and families as possible in an enjoyable, stimulating, and meaningful community life.
TBI has a history of strong, community-supported educational programs, from our preschool, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, to Talmud Torah (the religious school), to our teen and community education programs. Eugene is also the home of the University of Oregon, and TBI routinely draws upon the insight and studies of the U of O community for lectures and other programs.
We are actively involved in interfaith efforts across Lane County, and nationally, toward peace and social justice. We are a member of the interfaith homeless shelter, and maintain a food cupboard for needy local families. Several of our committees have a constant need for volunteers to help with our social action work.
New to Temple Beth Israel?
Read our Information for Visitors, including basic information on our services and expectations of visitors, as well as a brief discussion of how our services reflect our Reconstrucionist approach to Judaism.