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.
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Services are held at First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond Street, Bend
Contact us at 541-388-8826 or email@example.com
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
Greetings from Rabbi Hershenson
During the month of June, in deference to Fathers' Day, we are exploring men and manliness in Jewish culture and tradition.
In academic circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries two appellations described two very different kinds of Jewish men. There was the coffee house Jew and the muscle Jew.
The coffee house Jew was an intellectual who pondered philosophy, literature, art, and music. He was well educated and refined. He was utterly detached from the landscape and sports. He was a banker or lawyer, a professor or a doctor.
The muscle Jew was a Jewish man who sought to prove the stereotypes that degrade Jewish men wrong. If he stayed in Europe, he was part of a sporting movement, excelling in gymnastics, wrestling, and swimming. Or he was a pioneer in Palestine turned Israel, engaging in agriculture on a kibbutz or developing the image of the new Maccabee in forming a Jewish military.
Members & Friends,
As our seventh year of existence draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect back with pride on our many accomplishments this year, but also look forward with excitement to the new opportunities and achievements awaiting us.
We look forward to seeing our TBT members at the Annual Congregational Meeting on June 9th at 6:00 pm in the Social Hall of the First United Methodist Church. In addition to being a fun get together, with food and refreshments provided by your Board, we have important business to conduct and need your presence. We have four new Board members to elect - Naomi Chudowsky, Lester Dober, Joe Jezukewicz, and Marijane (MJ) Krohn. We will also have a special opportunity to become more familiar with our new organizational structure and to see how each of us fits in.