Community Events

Stop the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

There’s another battle brewing to keep fossil fuel exports out of the West Coast. And we only have a few days to respond. Submit a public comment here to stop the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline from being built. Then share this link with your friends.

If built, the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal would become the first liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the West Coast. This project would require the 229-mile Pacific Connector pipeline to be built across public and private land to transport fracked gas from Canada and the U.S. Rockies overseas.

The pipeline would terminate on the coast in a highly explosive export facility in the Port of Coos Bay – putting over 16,000 people at risk in the event of an explosion. Altogether, this project would pollute nearly 500 waterways, harm salmon habitat, impact hundreds of landowners, threaten Indigenous tribal territories and burial grounds, raise energy prices, and become the largest source of climate pollution in Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have opened a public comment period on the projects that ends on July 21st. The Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and the Pacific Connector Pipeline require Clean Water Act permits to be built. These projects clearly don’t meet the standards set by the Clean Water Act. If we all speak out together, we can stop the permits from being granted and protect our communities from these dangerous projects.

Hartford Seminary Scholarships
Now accepting applications for Fall 2018

Hartford Seminary is currently publicizing two full scholarships covering tuition, books, travel and housing for their  International Peacemaking Program (IPP). Designed for young adults / future Jewish leaders who already have a bachelor’s degree, the one-year academic program culminates in a graduate certificate and a considerable number of credits that can be applied to a Master’s program at Hartford Seminary. Fellows in the International Peacemaking Program spend an academic year studying interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation, and leadership skills.  They live in intentionally interfaith housing on campus, spend time in local faith communities, and receive practical skill-building training to enhance their capacity as peacemakers.

EMCA’s Music to Die For Summer Concert Series
Various Dates
Eugene Masonic Cemetery

The Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association features different performers from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on the last Sunday of June, July, August, September and October. Located in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery at 25th and University, the Abbey is up the gravel road from the main entrance. Parking is on the street with drop off available at the Abbey for those who need it.

Hope Abbey is a unique venue with great acoustics. The experience of listening to good music in a mausoleum is something that shouldn’t be missed. We almost always have a full house and often have folks standing outside looking in.

To follow up on our concert series, contact our sexton Sallie Dietrich at 541-684-0949, or concert series organizer, John Bredesen at 541-521-3239,

June 24: Mike and Carleen McCornack offer original and contemporary folk-influenced music. They feature vocal harmony and guitar accompaniment.
July 29: Tim Danforth, Carl Flasgraf, and Barbara Healey. Three songwriters who will share original music rooted in blues, folk and Americana
August 26: Grand Ronde String Band. A four-piece string band rooted in old times and bluegrass elements of jazz, soul and country
September 30: Ensemble Primo Seicento. Offering 17th Century music with period instruments.
October 28: Central Horns. A horn quartet playing a variety of music from classical to contemporary.

Donations Needed for OVE

TBI partners with the Jewish Federation of Lane County to help provide much needed donations for Opportunity Village (OVE) residents. OVE  provides tiny houses for people transitioning from homelessness.  There is no electricity or heat, so items that provide warmth are especially important. Please bring donations to the barrel in front of the office. Click here for a full list of needs.

Please let everyone at Temple Beth Israel  know that Opportunity Village is ever so thankful for the donations. We are so appreciative of all that your members do for the village. The blankets are especially appreciated as we have many new villagers who came in with little bedding and now that it is getting so cold they will stay warm.

Alice Gentry
Opportunity Village Council

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