Community Education

Feed Your Mind and Soul

Temple Beth Israel provides a range of Jewish cultural and educational experiences. Programs and classes are open to all and we welcome students from within TBI and from the larger community.

General Information:

  • Registration: Please check individual program listings for details.
  • Programs scheduled on Shabbat: Fees and donations for programs scheduled on Shabbat must be paid in advance or after Shabbat. We will not collect money on Shabbat.
  • Refunds: No refunds will be given to participants who drop classes after the registration deadline. If classes or events are cancelled due to lack of enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, full refunds will be given to pre- paid registrants.
  • All programs meet at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., Eugene unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in joining the Community Education Committee, or have ideas for teaching or a class offering, please contact Nina Korican.

The Israel Program Task Force presents Dare I Call You Cousin?

May 12th – 21st

Dare I Call You Cousin? is an exhibition of photos, poems, and videos about Israel’s West Bank settlements. A collaboration by  Portland poet Frances Payne Adler, Jerusalem photographer Michael Fattal, and Tel Aviv videographer Yossi Yacov, the exhibit uses images and individual stories to create “breathing space” for varied perspectives.  It  was first launched in 2016 at Havurah Shalom in Portland.

Professor  Paul Slovic will inaugurate TBI’s showing with an informal address to congregants at Shabbat services May 12.  Selected videos will be screened in the library at 7:00 pm on May 15, followed by a structured community discussion.

TBI Sisterhood presents “Ahead of Time” Film Showing

Thursday, May 18th – 7:00 pm

Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Join us to view “Ahead of Time”, which tells Ruth Gruber’s incredible life story. This Jewish woman did it all – from exploring the Soviet Arctic to a secret war-time mission escorting Holocaust refugees, from tea with Virginia Woolf to attending the Nuremberg Trials, Ruth Gruber was always ahead of her time.

Tikkun Leil Shavout

Tuesday, May 30th – Time & Details TBD

Jewish Literature Group – 7:00 pm

FREE; Donations gratefully accepted

April 24th: The Deadliest Hate by June Trop
May 25th: Moonglow by Michael Chabon
June 29th: Visible City by Tova Mirvis

Other Events and Summer Preview

May 5 – 7: Pacific NW Shabbaton M’Yad L’Yad: From Hand to Hand — The Chain of Our Tradition

May 21st: Mitzvah Day

June 4th: TBI Dream Auction – The Adventure Begins