Chavurot are small, informal, social learning groups of Temple members with similar interests. To get invited, call the TBI Office at (541) 485-7218 to be put in touch with the coordinator listed below, or send an email to info @ TBI members may find the coordinators in their Temple Directory.

Inquiries regarding any of the TBI Chavurot may be directed to


Queer Chavurah

The TBI Queer Chavurah’s mission is to promote LGBTQ+ visibility, increase awareness of our identities and issues, and to build and strengthen relationships within our Chavurah and with our friends and allies. Contact Judy Boles for more information.

The Vinkl (Yiddish Corner)

We welcome new people! We’re meeting first and third Mondays (with changes for Jewish holidays). People not currently participating who wish to join, please email Ellen Rifkin.

Contact: Ellen Rifkin

Jewish Literature Book Group

New people are welcome! We have robust and interesting conversations about the our selected books. We’ll start again when it’s safe to gather. For more information, please contact Martha Ravits.

Florence Area Chavurah

The Florence Area Chavurah meets once a month at members’ homes for dinner and Erev Shabbat services, as well as hosting holiday events. If you will be in the Florence area and want to join them, you are welcome. For information, call Judy Schwartz.