Central Oregon’s Jewish Reform Congregation

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Events

  1. 10 Dec

    Jewish Wellness Initiative

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  2. 11 Dec

    Havdallah Adult Ed

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. 12 Dec

    Chevruta: Torah Study through the Lens of the Musar Masters

    9:00 am - 10:15 am

    Next dates: 19 Dec | 26 Dec | 02 Jan |
  4. 13 Dec

    Board Meeting

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Next dates: 10 Jan | 14 Feb | 14 Mar |
  5. 14 Dec
  6. 17 Dec

    Jewish Wellness Initiative

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  7. 17 Dec

    Rhythms in Jewish Living

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. 17 Dec

Happenings

High Holy Days Services still available for viewing

Did you miss out on High Holy Days services? It’s not too late! You can watch Rabbi Johanna conducting our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services along with our talented musicians. Click here to watch!

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.
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Divrei Tikvah:
From Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Rabbi Johanna Hershenson
Rabbi Johanna Hershenson

Thanksgiving has come and gone. I am thankful, this year for a precious gift for Mark and I to enjoy: an expense-paid 5-day cruise in exchange for my service as a rabbi on board – a Chanukah menorah lighting and blessings and a couple of songs or directed conversation each evening. Thank you, Royal Caribbean for a romantic getaway!

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President’s Message:
From Kerrie Zurovsky

TBT president Kerrie Zurovsky
 
Chanukah is here! I hope to see all of you at either or both of our upcoming celebrations. The scavenger hunt downtown will be a fun and interactive way for both adults and kids to gather and share in the holiday. The community celebration at Shalom Bayit will be a wonderful time to enjoy doughnuts, latkes and lighting the menorah together safely outdoors on the eighth night of Chanukah.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Choosing Hope in Times of Trial

Choosing Hope in Times of Trial jemerman December 6, 2021

From Covid and climate change to the erosion of democratic norms and the decline of a shared sense of truth (and the list could go on), two things are clear. First, are we living in an age that tests our ability to sustain hope. Second, if despair dominates hope, we will be unable to meet the challenges that beset us.

For the Love of Jeff: A Reflection on Mister Rogers’ Most Memorable Young Guest

For the Love of Jeff: A Reflection on Mister Rogers’ Most Memorable Young Guest jemerman November 30, 2021

At 10, Jeff Erlanger appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his wheelchair. I recently asked Jeff’s parents about how they raised such a competent and loving son.

Reflections on the Significance of December 7 on American Jewry

Reflections on the Significance of December 7 on American Jewry jemerman November 29, 2021

December 7 marks the 80th anniversary of the surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. The attack led to America's formal entry into World War II. What ensued would have a profound impact on Jews everywhere, including the American Jewish community.

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard

For Some of Us the Holidays Are Just…Hard jemerman November 18, 2021

As we head into the holiday season, I am acutely aware of how much different this year is going to be than previous ones. I will be celebrating without my mom for the first time. My mother died in January 2021, and I'm still dealing with the unexpected waves of grief that wash over me, sometimes out of nowhere. As I head into this first winter holiday season without her, I'm not quite sure I know what to expect, other than everything is going to be very different.