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.
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.
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.
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.
TBI has a talented and dedicated staff who do much of the behind-the-scenes work for our community.
Rabbi Alyson Solomon
Administrative & IT Manager
Programs & Communications Manager
Talmud Torah Administrator & Rabbi Ruhi Sophia’s Executive Assistant
Front Office/Volunteer Coordinator
TBI Gift Shop
Candles, gifts, and educational items are available featuring both Israeli and local artists, along with a selection of Fair Trade Judaica. Your gift shop purchases directly support programs at TBI.
During the pandemic, the gift shop does not have regular hours. If you want to purchase something, please call ahead before coming. 541.485.7218
Sign Language Interpretation Available
Some in-person services and events have interpreters scheduled. Please contact the office.