July 30-Aug 5, 2020  /  9-15 Av 5780

This Week                 

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

Wednesday, Jul 29 TONIGHT

8:30 pm  Tisha B'Av Evening Service in TBI Courtyard

Thursday, Jul 30

Noon  Tisha B'Av Special Teaching w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Friday, Jul 31

7:30 pm  Erev Shabbat Services in the TBI Parking Lot (also livestreamed)

Saturday, Aug 1

8:30 am  Shabbat Morning Torah Study
9:30 am  Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah of Ari Ozdogan
5:00pm  Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia (University Park)

Monday, Aug 3

2:00 pm  The Vinkl (Yiddish Corner)

Wednesday, Aug 5

Noon  Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon
4:30 pm  Baking Bagels with Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
5:30 pm  Wednesday Minyan


Rabbi’s Message               

Listen to Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's message for Tisha B'Av, which begins this evening.

»  Listen now
Spotlight On...

Tisha B'Av Evening Service TONIGHT

Wednesday, July 29, 8:30pm

Tisha B’Av traditionally mourns the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and other calamities that have befallen our people and the world. This Tisha B’Av, we particularly mourn not only our ancient tragedies, but the human and communal losses of COVID-19. For our Tisha B’Av evening service we invite members to gather outside Temple Beth Israel, for a contemplative, physically distanced walk around the building, to acknowledge our own yearning and our people’s historic yearning for the holy spaces in which we gather and connect. After our walk, there will be a reading of Eicha/Lamentations, in the parking lot. Please brings masks and a cushion or chair to sit on.

If you know you're going to attend, please sign up below so we can have a sense of how many people may be here. Feel free to attend even if you don’t sign up in advance. The building will not be open, and there will be no restrooms available.

»  Click here to sign up

Tisha B'Av Special Teaching w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Thursday, July 30, Noon

Rabbi Ruhi Sophia will lead a special teaching for Tisha B'Av, in lieu of the regular Torah study. (It's the same Zoom link used for Torah Study.)

»  Click here for Tisha B'Av Zoom link

Tisha B'Av Traditional Hymn

A Contemporary Rewrite for the Age of Coronavirus

Here is a contemporary rewrite of a traditional Tisha B'Av hymn, acknowledging the suffering wrought by the coronavirus.

»  Watch the video

TBI Members: Please renew your membership today!

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.

We Want to See You!

Send us a photo!

We're collecting photos of community members—in your garden, on a walk, watching TV, whatever, We'll share them here in the e-news and at TBI virtual events.

Patti and Tom Barkin sent us this photo of an Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia, Shira, and Vic. They enjoyed services while at the dinner table. Click the photo to enlarge it.

» Email photos

Erev Shabbat in the TBI Parking Lot (also livestreaming on YouTube)

Friday, July 31, 7:30pm
Space is limited! Sign up below if you're planning to attend.

Come to the TBI parking lot for services and bring a mask, picnic blanket or lawn chairs (to set up in marked, physically distant spaces), as we safeguard our health, celebrate Shabbat, and begin to re-engage in-person community! And bring personal snacks for the oneg. Please park on the street or in the school parking lot and walk over. Limited parking in the TBI lot will be available for those who need it. The service will also be on YouTube.
Many households have already signed up. There will be limited space for those who do not sign up in advance. The building will not be open, and there will be no restrooms available.

»  Sign up for Shabbat in the Parking Lot

»  Click here for Erev Shabbat Services on YouTube

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, August 1, 8:30am

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

»  Click here for Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah of Ari Ozdogan

Saturday, August 1, 9:30am

Ari will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, August 1st. The service will be viewable via the TBI YouTube livestream. Ari is a rising eighth grader in the French Immersion program at Roosevelt M.S. He enjoys swimming, playing the violin, playing Minecraft, and hanging out with friends.

»  Click here for Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah on YouTube

Shabbat Afternoon in the Park w/Rabbi Ruhi Sophia

Saturday, August 1, 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

The Vinkl (Yiddish Corner)

Monday, August 3, 2:00pm

We welcome new people! We're meeting first and third Mondays (with changes for Jewish holidays). People not currently participating who wish to join, please email Ellen Rifkin or call her at 541-343-8005.

»  Email Ellen

Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Solomon

Wednesdays at Noon

Drop-ins welcome! Set aside an hour to learn and socialize, and get to know Rabbi Solomon—our new Rabbi Educator. If you want to look at text beforehand (from Rabbi Alan Lew, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared), click the PDF link below. However, no preparation is necessary!

»  Download PDF for Aug 5th meeting (pp 109_112)
»  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

Train to Become a Zoom Gabbai!

Tuesday, August 11, 10:30am Pacific time

We’re looking for people to get trained as Zoom Gabbaim, to administer Zoom calls for upcoming services and programs. Reconstructing Judaism is training volunteers. Though this call is being offered in anticipation of the High Holidays, the training will be applicable to a wide variety of Zoom services and programming.

»  Register here

Bagel Baking Class w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein

Wednesday, August 5, 4:30-5:15pm and Thursday, August 6, 8:00-8:45am

Join renowned bread maker and baking teacher, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein (Rabbi Ruhi Sophia's father), for three online classes during his August visit to Eugene. The first one is bagel baking. For more details, click here. To register and to receive recipes, instructions, and the Zoom link, email rabbijonathan@saratogasinai.org.

Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah of Avi Lieberman

Saturday, August 8, 9:30am

Avi will be called to the Torah in a COVID-modified service on Saturday, August 8th.  Avi just finished 7th grade at Roosevelt Middle School. He loves digital art, 3D modeling, and burritos.

»  Click here for Shabbat Services and Bar Mitzvah on YouTube
• • •   F Y I   • • •
The Israel Program Task Force. . .

. . .wants you to know about this web event from the Temple Emanu -El Streicker Center: Ambassadors Dennis Ross and Martin Indyk: Is There Any Light Left at the End of the Middle East Tunnel? August 10, 3:30pm PDT. Free.

»  Register here
The Israel Program Task Force Recommends

The America-Israel Friendship League is hosting bi-weekly Facebook Live and Zoom webinars every week. They feature American and Israeli presenters on a diverse array of topics (music, economics, theater, health, dance, etc.)

»  See event calendar

Pews for Sale

Our new chairs have arrived and we’re making room by selling some of the pews.
  • 10' oak pews without upholstery: $180 each
  • 10' oak pews with upholstery: $150 each
You will need to provide movers and a vehicle to collect your pew(s). This is a fundraiser for TBI. Cash and checks only! Contact Nina to arrange payment and pick up. First come, first served!

»  See photos of pews
• • •   Save the Date   • • •
Aug 8  Bar Mitzvah of Avi Lieberman
Aug 9  Masechet Shabbat Siyum
Aug 12 Baking Flatbreads w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Aug 14  Challah Baking Class w/Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein
Aug 14 Shabbat in the Park (Alton Baker)
Aug 28  Shabbat in the TBI Parking Lot (also livestreamed)
Aug 29  Shabbat Alive!
Sept 4  Shabbat in the Park (Alton Baker)
The following yahrzeits will be observed this Shabbat.
Harry Bobrow
Paulette Schechter
Herman Falkenstein
Rabbi Louis Neimand
Sarah Noparstak
Louis Rockstein
Shirley Brooks
Sophia Ruth Goldberg
Miriam Bat Avraham v'Leah
Selma Adler
Jules Berger
Cecile Clarke
Arlene Demb
Harry Fogelson
Molly Solonsky

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.
• • •  Todah!  • • •

Please support & thank these advertisers!

Lox, Stocks, & Bagels  loxstocksbagels.com 
Simcha Serenade tbroeker@efn.org
The Garber Group Windermere Real Estate
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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.

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