About TBI

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 welcome people of all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families and people exploring Judaism.  Whether you are religious, cultural, atheist, agnostic or searching, there is a place for you at TBI!

Social Justice

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 Staff

TBI has a talented and dedicated staff who do much of the behind-the-scenes work for our community.

Helena Clement
Executive Director

Rabbi Alyson Solomon
Rabbi Educator

Jody Kirtner
Programs & Communications Manager

John Hirsch
Office Manager

Rachel Burstein
Talmud Torah Administrator & Rabbi Ruhi Sophia’s Executive Assistant

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.

Currently, the gift shop does not have regular hours. If you want to purchase something, please call ahead before coming. 541.485.7218

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