Central Oregon’s Jewish Reform Congregation

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Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Sun 09

    Chevruta: The Chassidic Masters

    May 09 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Mon 10

    Yom Yerushalayim

    Jerusalem Day
  3. Mon 10
  4. Wed 12

    Board Meeting

    May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wed 12

    Hamsa – Beginning Hebrew

    May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  6. Fri 14

    Friday Night Shabbat Lights

    May 14 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Sat 15

    Havdallah – Shavuot

    May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Sun 16

    Erev Shavuot

    Festival of Weeks; commemorates the giving

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.
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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.
Read more about our Family programming

Divrei Tikvah:
From Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Rabbi Johanna Hershenson
Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Last week I received the certificate honoring the fact that last March the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (the rabbinical school I attended) conferred upon me the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.

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President’s Message:
From Sheila Luber 

TBT President Sheila Luber
Spring is here and gardeners of all stripes are pulling weeds, pruning trees and cultivating landscapes to make room for new growth.
 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year kbkaput May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be urjadmin May 3, 2021

Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family jstern May 3, 2021

June and her partner, Betsy, adopted two girls from Guatemala and raised them together until Betsy died of cancer 4 years ago. June talked with me about the great joy she felt in fulfilling her dream of becoming a mom and the challenge she and her teenage daughters faced after suffering such a tremendous loss.

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana kbkaput April 19, 2021

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer is the founder of Unity Ecovillage in Ghana, constructed according to eco-friendly principles that he learned while attending the Green Apprenticeship training program at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel.