Temple Beth Tikvah is a Jewish Reform congregation serving Central Oregon and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.
We welcome interfaith families, Jews by choice and Jews of all religious backgrounds.
Come check us out!
Services are held at
First Presbyterian Church
230 NE Ninth Street, Bend
Contact us at 541-388-8826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 7472
Bend, OR 97708
Click here for information on our Sunday School & Hebrew School. Register now for 2015 - 2016
Our Social Action Committee is busy with projects for the Family Kitchen and Back Door Café. read more
Making Prayer Real
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM,
First Presbyterian Church Library
Join Temple Beth Tikvah members and friends in a playful and relevant exploration of Jewish prayer and prayers, meditation, and lessons in spiritual practice.
Making Prayer Real (P'sukei d'Zimra – Verses of Song)
• March 30: Bringing the body into prayer
• April 13: Blessings #1 Practical blessings
• April 27: Blessings #2 Response blessings
• May 11: Mindfulness and deep listening
Snacks and beverages welcome. For more information and to RSVP click here.
Greetings from Rabbi Hershenson
The rabbis are serious about removing chametz from our homes. First we carefully clean every place in our house where food is eaten or prepared. The cleaning is followed up by b'dikat chametz, the search for chametz before Passover begins. This ceremonial investigation is performed by candlelight with a feather. It can be a lot of fun with young children.
Members & Friends -
At a recent Torah Study session, we explored the interesting dilemma facing the Israelites during their wanderings after their exodus from Egypt. What was their expected level of interaction with the Divine in their new found freedom - an active role or a more passive one? On the one hand, it was clear that God was able to perform amazing "miracles" on their behalf, so taking a passive role and simply enjoying the wonders whenever they occurred seemed like an easy route. On the other hand, the many commandments that God outlined for the Israelites to follow as part of their covenant expected a very active role in learning how to be a more compassionate, fair, just, moral, and ethical society.