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
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A Taste of Judaism
"A Taste of Judaism" continues with "Mechanics of Jewish Sacred Literature" beginning on Monday, February 24th. Join Rabbi Johanna Hershenson to explore the dynamic evolution of Jewish literary interdependence in order to grasp how it is that the "study of Torah" is the key to Jewish continuity.
February 24 Mechanics of Jewish Sacred Literature
March 3 You be the Judge - Exercises in Jewish Case Law
March 10 Legendary Story-telling
St Charles Event Center, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
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Greetings from Rabbi Hershenson
Remember when the High Holy Days and Chanukah seemed so early this year? The Hebrew calendar is in a state of adjustment as this is a leap year. As we enter into the month of Adar for a second time, I feel confident that Pesach is going to come right on time.
For now, it's Adar II and Purim is close.
Did you realize that the Scroll of Esther never mentions God? Some scholars suggest that the work is less of a historic account and more of a melodramatic comedy.
Think about it...Jewish characters named for ancient Near Eastern gods like Marduk and Ishtar, a king trading in an old wife for a new model, a wife using sex to get what she wants, and the clincher...as compensation for their trouble, the king gives the Jews a finite amount of time during which they are encouraged to loot and murder all over the countryside.
Dear TBT Members & Friends,
We finally had a strong dose of winter in February. With the major storm early in the month, we had to cancel a Sunday School session and our scheduled Board Meeting. However, our other events were fortunate to occur during the milder weather conditions of the month. After a great start of Rabbi Hershenson's "Taste of Judaism" educational series in January with a three-class program dealing with the "Rhythms of Jewish Living", we had our first class of the second series on the "Mechanics of Jewish Sacred Literature". The second and third classes of this series will continue in March. The final series explores "The 'G' Word (God)" in April and May. We greatly appreciate the time and effort Rabbi Hershenson has put into these exceptional presentations and we encourage all to attend.