Much of TBI’s community life is organized by lay members of the congregation, who form committees and chavurot with a variety of focuses. They raise funds for students through the Sisterhood, teach and take part in community education classes, and work as volunteers in a number of different areas. Whatever your interests, there’s a place for you to connect. Can’t find a group? Contact our office at 541.485.7218.
The links on the left will take you to different pages with opportunities to get involved with TBI’s community life.
Below are suggestions for a few of the areas where current TBI members have found meaningful community involvement.
Education Opportunities for All Ages
- TBI Preschool – open all children ages 3-5
- Talmud Torah Programs – after school programs for grades pre K-12
- Rosh Hodesh: it’s a girl thing! for Jewish girls in grades 6-12.
- Expand your horizons, improve your Hebrew, or learn a new skill in a Community Education class for adults
Have a passionate commitment to caring for the sick, honoring nature, or helping TBI create a beautiful new home? These are some of the projects in which TBI committees are currently involved. Check out the Committees page to read more details and contact committee members.
Are you looking for a small group of people with similar spiritual inclinations or family situations, with whom you can study, worship, and shmooze? Check out the Chavurot page, or contact the TBI Office to float ideas for forming a new chavurah through an announcement…
Want to get a taste of different aspects of TBI? Every month brings new opportunities for volunteers in our community, many of which are short-term or one-time needs. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new members of the congregation while participating in important work that helps the TBI and Eugene-area communities. Call Shirley Shiffman, Volunteer Coordinator, in the TBI office at 541.485.7218.
Are you looking for connections with other TBI women? The Sisterhood meets once a month to chat, organize fundraisers, learn new skills together, and create community resources such as the Sisterhood cookbook.
Do you have a special skill or knowledge which you would like to share to help TBI or our community members? If you don’t tell us, we won’t know! Call Nina in the TBI Office at 541.485.7218, to find out how your unique abilities are needed, or could be part of future TBI projects.