July 9-15, 2020  /  17-23 Tamuz 5780

This Week                 

(Most events are online. See below for details.)


Thursday, Jul 9

Noon  Online Torah Study w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, Jul 10

2:00 pm Ride-By Visit in Harlow Neighborhood
7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Saturday, Jul 11

9:00 am  Shabbat Morning Torah Study
10:000 am  Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Emeritus Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin
5:00 pm  Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia (University Park)

Sunday, Jul 12

1:00 pm  Sisterhood Food Drive (TBI Parking Lot)

Wednesday, Jul 15

Noon  Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon
5:30 pm  Wednesday Minyan


Rabbi’s Message               

This evening and tomorrow is the 17th of Tammuz, a minor fast day and the beginning of the Three Weeks. Though this period traditionally mourns ancient calamities that befell our people, its presence in our year-cycle reminds us of the importance of grief and rage as healthy human processes. We need to move through the difficult emotions of the Three Weeks as part of the preparation for the work of teshuvah, of preparing for the High Holidays. If you want to dive into this idea, please consider joining our Wednesday learning with Rabbi Solomon, our new Rabbi Educator, over the next several weeks!
Spotlight On...

We Need Help Unloading New Sanctuary Chairs!

Tuesday, July 21, 4:00pm

Our new chairs for the sanctuary are arriving, and we need 8 volunteers! Two volunteers will be inside the truck to hand the chairs down to the other volunteers on the ground, who will put them on carts. Volunteers will wheel the carts with the chairs to the social hall. The social hall doors will be open and the fan will be on for ventilation. There will be minimal time in the building. We will maintain physical distancing, and everyone will be wearing masks and gloves.

»  Sign up to help unload the chairs from the truck

TBI Members: It’s time to renew your membership

Thank you to those who have already renewed!

You can fill out the form on our secure site or you can print the form and mail it back to us. TBI strives to be a community where all are welcome and all contributions are valued. Together we can lovingly support and sustain our TBI home through Our Shared Commitment. Thanks to your support, this will be achievable. Not a member and want more info? Learn more here.

Ride-By Visit in Harlow Neighborhood w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, July 10

Rabbi Ruhi will be visiting the Harlow neighborhood Friday, July 10, to ride by and say hello to members of TBI. If you would like her to come by for a socially distanced, brief visit, please sign up by Thursday, July 9, at 5:00pm.

»  Sign up for visit in Harlow, July 10, between 2:00-4:00pm

Community Engagement Survey

Your feedback is important to us. Our goal is to learn your latest thoughts so we can strengthen our engagement and connections and make even more informed planning decisions. Each member of your household is welcome to complete the short survey. Please do so by July 15th. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

»  Take the survey

Online Torah Study w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Thursdays, Noon

All are welcome to join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a discussion of this week’s Torah portion and how it impacts our lives.

»  Click here for Torah Study

Erev Shabbat Services (YouTube)

Friday, July 10, 7:30pm

Welcome Shabbat with music, prayer, and community.

»  Click here for Erev Shabbat Services

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturdays, 9:00am

All are welcome to join this virtual and lively exploration of the weekly Torah portion.

»  Click here for Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Shabbat Services w/Rabbi Emeritus Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin

Saturday, July 11, 10:00am

»  Click here for Shabbat Services
(If you're not using Zoom, you can call in to 669 900 9128, Meeting ID: 826 6487 8388, Password: 455066.)

Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Saturday, July 11, 5:00-6:00pm, University Park, between 23rd & 24th

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia and the TBI community for a physically distanced visit outside. Bring lawn chairs or blanket, a personal snack, and a mask for adults.

TBI Sisterhood Food Drive

Sunday, July 12, 1:00-4:00pm (TBI Parking Lot)

With so many people out of work, more help is needed than ever to provide food for local families. Bring non-perishable, non-expired, securely packaged food donations that Sisterhood can then deliver to Food for Lane County. Protein-rich items like peanut butter, tuna, canned stews, soups, and chili are among the most needed foods. We will be following all physical distancing and mask guidelines.

Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon

Wednesdays at Noon

Set aside an hour of your day to learn, eat, and socialize, and get to know Rabbi Solomon—our new Rabbi Educator. Join Rabbi Solomon for study and reflection stimulated by the work of Rabbi Alan Lew, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared. Rabbi Lew, z”l of blessed memory, was one of Rabbi Solomon’s most significant meditation teachers.

»  Download PDF for July 15th meeting
»  Click here for Zoom Lunch & Learn
(If you're not using Zoom, you can call in to 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 871 2316 9703, Password: 715328.)

Wednesday Minyan

Wednesdays, 5:30pm

»  Click here for Wednesday Minyan

Shabbat Prayer Book for Sale

From the TBI Gift Shop

The gift shop now has copies of the Shabbat prayer book (Shabbat Vehagim) for sale. $40 per book, which covers TBI’s costs. If you would like to purchase one, contact the office by emailing Nina or calling 541-485-7218 x104. Cash or check only.
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Using Compassion to Combat Racism

This article, published this week, builds on psychological research on compassion to combat racism. It starts with educating ourselves about our own privilege and conditioning so that we can start to address it. It then offers other actions we can take.

»  Click here to read

Jewish Lives Summer Series
Hank Greenberg, July 9

The next discussion in this series is Thursday, July 9, 4:00pm Pacific time, and will feature Hank Greenberg—his spectacular discipline as an aspiring ballplayer, the complexity of his decision not to play on Yom Kippur, and the cultural context of virulent anti-Semitism in which his career played out. Free. Must register in order to receive viewing link. Unable to attend live? All events are recorded, and the recordings will be posted within 2 weeks after each program.

»  Register for Hank Greenberg discussion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Community Resources

LaneKids staff have compiled a number of resources on race and racism, with the intent of giving you ways to educate yourself, teach the children in your life, and act locally. 

»  Click here for resources

Project Rozana

Support a life-saving fundraising effort organized by Project Rozana, a well-respected international non-profit organization leading a project supported by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to purchase badly needed ventilators for West Bank and Gaza hospitals in light of the current COVID-19 spike, which threatens to overwhelm Palestinian hospital ICUs.

Summer Tutoring

Hannah Sayre, 18-year-old high school graduate and former TA at Talmud Torah, is offering group and one-on-one tutoring sessions for elementary and middle school children in Math, English, and French. Flexible scheduling and negotiable pricing! Contact for credentials & more info: 541-255-8206 or hsayre13@gmail.com.
The following yahrtzeits will be observed this Shabbat.
Lilli Giese
Reba Nobel
Lila Rosemarin
Rachel Wolodarsky
Paul Zadoff
Robert Speiser
Jeri Starr Nesbitt
Lee Stein
Lola Elliott
Virginia Freeman
Alvin Shapiro
Emanuel Goldenberg
Floyd Cohn
Gerald Fogelson
Elias Hankin
Nathan Rubenstein
We offer our condolences to Deni Henley on the passing of her father, Grover Cleveland Henley.

Digital Copies of our Prayer Books

Community members who do not have a printed copy of Kol Haneshamah can view and/or download a PDF file of the Daily Prayerbook or Shabbat Vehagim, and follow along with livestreamed services from home. Here is the link for Prayers for a House of Mourning. Please note: If you have trouble downloading from here, please go to our home page, scroll down a bit, and download.
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Please support & thank these advertisers!

Lox, Stocks, & Bagels  loxstocksbagels.com 
Simcha Serenade tbroeker@efn.org
The Garber Group Windermere Real Estate
Linda Garber lgarber@windermere.com
Justin Gonzales justingonzales@windermere.com

B'nai B'rith Camp! bbcamp.org 
Musgrove Mortuaries & Cemeteries musgroves.com
Capper's Frames & Prints cappersframes.com

Will re-open when we are able.
If you need candles and cannot locate them in a grocery store (Kiva, Cappela, MOC, Albertsons), contact Nina in the office.

We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions. 
Please email Lesley Griffel.

Consider a Legacy gift to TBI.

For more information visit the Life & Legacy page on the TBI website.

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