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

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.

Interfaith Chavurah

The Interfaith Chavurah welcomes all interfaith couples in the Jewish community. Our Chavurah is a secure and supportive place to air and discuss interfaith issues, as well as a warm and friendly social group with some of the best food in town. Potluck dinners for adults are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at different members’ homes with occasional family gatherings during the year.

Contact: John Fischer

See to be added to the Chavurah email list.

Jewish Literature Book Group

2nd Wednesday of the month, 7 pm

Contact: Martha Ravits

Jewish Genealogy Group

2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm

Visit The Jewish Genealogy Site

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

Yiddish Club (All Levels) 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 2 pm

Contact: Ellen Rifkin