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
Adult Learning Encounters in Five Modules
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM,
at Rabbi Hershenson's home
Join Temple Beth Tikvah members and friends in a playful and relevant exploration of Jewish prayer and prayers, meditation, and lessons in spiritual practice.
Winter Module 2016 – DECONSTRUCTING SPIRITUALITY
Making Prayer Real (P'sukei d'Zimra – Verses of Song)
• January 6: Obstacles to Jewish Prayer Practices
• January 20: Spiritual Dynamics
• February 3: Heart Stirring Moments
• February 17: Daily Practice
RSVP to Burt Litman at email@example.com. Snacks and beverages welcome; please let Burt know what you'll bring. For more information click here.
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For information on both these programs and how they benefit Temple Beth Tikvah, click here.
Members & Friends -
The new year has started off with a bustling schedule of Temple Beth Tikvah activities. One of the most significant is our transition to a new "home" - at the First Presbyterian Church located at 230 NE 9th Street, across from Bend High School.
During the past few months, we have established a new partnership and agreement with the First Presbyterian Church to use their facilities for TBT events. But, with committed dates in January for our monthly Torah Study session and Erev Shabbat service, we still needed to get our supplies and materials moved over from the First United Methodist Church. Largely due to the efforts of Naomi Chudowsky, with great assistance from her husband Vic, our key supplies and materials, including our Torahs, were successfully transported and stored at the new facility. Also, thanks to the coordination from Lawrence Schechter, the beautiful Ark was carefully moved into its new spot in the Sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church. Meanwhile, other members graciously provided assistance in organizing our books, supplies, and materials to be ready for our events.
Greetings from Rabbi Hershenson
Imagine that, already thinking and planning for Passover... Tu B'Shevat marks the blossoming of almond trees in the land of Israel. In Mediterranean climates, Spring transitions the wet season into the dry season. It's already happening. In the Pacific Northwest, who's given thought to Spring yet? I, for one, am still thoroughly enjoying this Winter's generous snowfall.
And yet, we all know time flies. It's never too early to get started...on pretty much anything.
This year in the Hebrew calendar is a leap year. The month of Adar repeats. We'll really feel it next Fall when the High Holy Days seem to come late, early October.
Purim falls in Adar. Remember the rabbinic adage for Adar? Marbim b'simcha - Increase the joy! Our students in the Jewish Community School will celebrate Purim Katan in late February because the actual holiday of Purim falls during Spring Break this year. We'll celebrate Purim in Temple Beth Tikvah in March. And as it does every year, Purim will fade into Passover in April.