Happenings in the Wider Community

A world class musical event on Monday December 9th will feature three MacArthur Fellows, including TBI member Susan Sygall. This will be an artistic night celebrating “tikun olam.” The free event will be at the Shedd, featuring two internationally-recognized musicians, pianist and composer Reginald Robinson (http://reginaldrrobinson.com/) and flutist Claire Chase (http://www.clairechase.net/). For more information and to reserve your tickets, see https://www.miusa.org/event/2019/performance

The Institute for Judaic Studies Presents the 14th Annual Weekend in Quest

Friends, Foes, Fanatics and Proto-Fascists: The Dreyfus Affair in fin-de-siècle France (1894-1906), with Scholar in Residence: Professor Evlyn Gould of the University of Oregon. March 6-7-8, 2020. Click flyer for details.

Join Ayelet’s Traveling University Musical Trip to Moldova and Romania
Led by Professor Yale Strom
October 18-29, 2020
Click flyer for details.


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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