Central Oregon’s Jewish Reform Congregation

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  1. 19 May

    Lag BaOmer

  2. 20 May

    Pop-Up Shabbat: Lag B'Omer

    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. 22 May

    Chevruta: Torah Study through the Lens of the Musar Masters

    9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Next dates: 29 May | 05 Jun | 12 Jun |
  4. 29 May

    Jerusalem Day

  5. 29 May
  6. 30 May

    Memorial Day

  7. 01 Jun
  8. 04 Jun

    Shavuot Eve



Let’s Join Together – Virtually!

Temple Beth Tikvah is a remarkable community of incredible individuals and we are blessed to have each other particularly during a pandemic. While there is no substitute for a really big hug, we are grateful for our virtual gatherings that enable us to see each other, chat and listen, sing, pray, learn and grow. Now, we have more opportunities for TBT members to come together online to learn and share and socialize. Check our calendar for upcoming online events. If you’d like to attend any of our events email templebethtikvah@gmail.com

Words of Torah from Rabbi Hershenson

And while we are all staying safe at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 you can learn a lot and laugh a little with Rabbi Johanna’s Words of Torah.

Membership Payment

You can make your membership payment here.

Order Your Tribute Bookplates 

Honor your loved ones with a beautiful bookplate capturing the character of Central Oregon. For more information and to order your bookplate for our Shabbat Mishkan T’filah and our High Holy Days prayer books, the Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe, click here

Shabbat Services

Check our calendar of events for information on upcoming Shabbat services. 



For Jewish families, retirees and singles at every level of faith, Temple Beth Tikvah provides a comforting embrace for the soul of your DNA.
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Temple Beth Tikvah has a wealth of Jewish programming for families with children – from toddlers to teens. We greatly respect the needs of our children and feel it is important to support the families while nurturing their child’s own Jewish values and growth.
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President’s Message:
From Kerrie Zurovsky

TBT president Kerrie Zurovsky

President’s Message 
Kerrie Zurovsky

While I have enjoyed the past month of colder weather, snow showers (postponing a Seder!) and extra special ski days, I have to admit I am more than ready for spring! I love seeing the trees start to bloom in our yard, and I can’t wait to start gardening. With the arrival of spring, I feel a renewed sense of comfort and a yearning for social gatherings. With that in mind, there are a few events to share with you.


Divrei Tikvah:
From Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Rabbi Johanna Hershenson
Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Divrei Tikvah 
From Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

I thought March came in like a lion and out like a lamb, but this year it was clearly the month of April. Wow. I thought I was so smart suggesting Temple Beth Tikvah celebrate Passover with a picnic to mitigate against Covid anxiety and exhaustion. Many synagogues throughout the world did the same. A congregation I know well in Auckland, New Zealand, posted photos of their synagogue seder picnic just as I was waking up to our winter storm. Aaaargh. Someone commented on my social media post bearing witness to blizzard winds and snow April 16th: “People plan, God laughs.”


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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women

Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2: Nesting Trauma in Three Generations of Jewish Women jemerman May 18, 2022

In this season, time is immutable. It can be questioned, but not changed. Family can be understood, but not altered. The self, in this case, the result of intergenerational trauma, must be accepted. In Russian Doll, the only way to see the good in the world is to stop looking back, to stop journeying inward, and to the wake up in the present.

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson

Q&A with Chinese Jewish Advocate and Educator Amy Albertson jemerman May 4, 2022

Amy Albertson (she/her), 30, is a Chinese Jewish advocate and online educator living in Northern California. She works as a social media consultant for Jewish organizations.

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate jemerman April 28, 2022

On June 3, 1972, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the first woman rabbi in North America. To celebrate this milestone in Jewish and American history, HUC's Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York partnered with The Braid's Story Archive of Women Rabbis in Los Angeles to create the exhibition "Holy Sparks," presenting 24 ground-breaking women rabbis who were "firsts" in their time.

Combatting Loneliness, Poverty, and Trauma in the Lives of Holocaust Survivors

Combatting Loneliness, Poverty, and Trauma in the Lives of Holocaust Survivors jemerman April 25, 2022

Yom HaShoah is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day and occurs on the 27 th of the month of Nisan. It is a day to commemorate those who perished during the Holocaust and listen to survivors tell their stories. However, as the survivor population ages, many are needing more assistance.