Central Oregon’s Jewish Reform Congregation

It’s your community. Stay connected.

Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat 19

    Havdallah

    Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Sun 20

    Chevruta: The Chassidic Masters

    Jun 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Sun 20

    Moral Courage: A Learning and Practice Group

    Jun 20 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
  4. Sun 27

    Chevruta: The Chassidic Masters

    Jun 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  5. Sun 27

    Moral Courage: A Learning and Practice Group

    Jun 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
  6. Fri 09

    Shabbat in the Park

    Jul 09 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Sat 17

    Erev Tish’a B’Av

    The Ninth of Av; fast commemorating
  8. Sun 18

    Tish’a B’Av

    The Ninth of Av; fast commemorating

Happenings

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. 

 

Messages

For Jewish families, retirees and singles at every level of faith, Temple Beth Tikvah provides a comforting embrace for the soul of your DNA.
Read more about TBT

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.
Read more about our Family programming

Divrei Tikvah:
From Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Rabbi Johanna Hershenson
Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

June…the month that beckons summer is here! The school year has ended. And so has Temple Beth Tikvah’s fiscal year. This month one board takes its leave and another steps in. One budget is exhausted and a new one proposed. Why doth the rabbi wax poetic about a temple budget?

Read more 

President’s Message:
From Sheila Luber 

TBT President Sheila Luber
With my last President’s Message, I confess I’m feeling a jumble of emotions. I’m both happy and sad to step down on June 30 from my role as president of our wonderful community. You, dear members of TBT, have given me purpose throughout the pandemic, made me a better person, helped me learn how to step forward and to sit back while teaching me what temple life is all about. My time with you has been a limitless source of learning, and I am richer for it.
 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew? kbkaput June 10, 2021

While Juneteenth marks an incredibly important step in Black American rights, it was just that – one step. Juneteenth celebrated slavery becoming illegal, but it did not do away with racism; not even close. And yet, the history and spirit of Juneteenth make me hopeful.

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State

The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State jstern June 8, 2021

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press

The Tulsa Massacre in the Yiddish Press jstern June 8, 2021

On June 2nd, 1921, when news of the Tulsa massacre reached New York, Yiddish newspapers in the city were unified in their impassioned coverage of the events.

Final Account: Film Review

Final Account: Film Review jstern June 7, 2021

The film, produced by the USC Shoah Foundation, attempts to capture the recollections of an elderly subset of Germans who lived through the Third Reich and will soon no longer be around to give voice to what they witnessed.