Temple Beth Tikvah, based in Bend, Oregon, 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 United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond Street, Bend
Contact us at 541-388-8826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 7472
Bend, OR 97708
Our Social Action Committee is busy with projects for the Bethlehem Inn and Back Door Café. read more
Central Oregon Great Giveaway
We all have items that we aren't using. This is a great way to clear out your excess and share it with those who need it most at no cost to them. All donated items are Tax Deductible.
Would you like to help out this worthwhile community project? Volunteers help set up the event and collect donations as they come in. Volunteer hours are two-hour time commitments. Donations are dropped off August 14-15th between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. The event is open to the public August 16th at 8am to 12pm. Please join us and specify the location you would like to serve. Contact the Great Giveaway at (541) 241-6733 or email email@example.com.
Greetings from Rabbi Hershenson
Summer is settling in. People are travelling to and from Bend. We are missing friends who spend their summers away and we are welcoming family who come to visit us here. The bike and hiking trails are calling. Floating river traffic is increasing.
I, members of our board, and committee chairs are planning and plotting to develop a program of ritual celebrations, lifelong learning, social action, and socializing for Temple Beth Tikvah, beginning with preparation for the High Holy Days.
At our Annual Meeting I invited members of the congregation to weigh in on what we would like to see Temple Beth Tikvah do in the coming year.
I asked people to fill in the blanks in the following sentence:
In the coming year I would like to see our congregation __________________________,
so that ___________________________________________.
Here's what folks would like to see happen:
A number of people indicated that they would like to see Temple Beth Tikvah grow and particularly find a way to get more young families involved so that we could feel more like a big, extended family than a congregation, develop an action plan around finding a physical home, and sustain more rabbinic time.
Members & Friends,
At last, it is summer in Central Oregon, what a beautiful time to enjoy the lovely outdoors. For Temple Beth Tikvah this summer, besides the usual services and education happenings, we have a number of outdoor activities planned - including several picnic events, a River Rafting excursion, hikes, and other gatherings. Stay tuned to our Newsletter notices and e-mail reminders to get the details on these events so you can make sure to take advantage of them. We look forward to your joining us for a fun summer!
Meanwhile, June had some significant events worth noting. At our Annual Congregational Meeting on the 10th, we elected our three new Board members (Marti Fields Johnson, Fred Rafilson, and Mark Schindel) and approved our new Budget. At the Board Meeting on the 22nd, the new Board agreed on the following assignment of Officers: Mark Schindel will continue as President, Michael Rosenfield, will continue as Vice President, Jeff Adler, will continue as Treasurer, and Justin Finestone will be Secretary. We greatly appreciate their willingness to take on these important leadership roles.