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.

During the summer months, programming at TBI slows down. This is to allow staff time to address other congregational needs as well as prepare for the High Holidays. Please stay tuned for new programming in the fall, and check out some of our continuing programming below!

Jewish Meditation Group w/Barry Nobel
Fridays, 8:30 am 

New and experienced meditators welcome! The central element of this group will be meditating for 20 minutes, and the format for the remained of the time will be determined by group needs.

Learners’ Service Shabbat
Rotating Saturdays, 9:00 am

Not just for b’nei mitzvah students, but for anyone who wants to better understand the flow of the Shabbat morning liturgy. Each session will focus on a different section of the service, in rotation. Consider attending all 6 sections A-F, which will rotate twice, even if you can’t attend them in order.

0-5 Parent Chavurah and Support Group
Every 3rd Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

This drop-in, kid-friendly gathering meets monthly in the TBI preschool, and is a forum for play, discussion, and idea-sharing. Join in the fun, and feel free to bring a vegetarian snack to share!

Jewish Literature Group – 7:00 pm

FREE; Donations gratefully accepted

July 26: Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
Aug. 23: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman