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 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
Library Now Open
The Bend Jewish Library is a reality! The three Jewish communities of Bend (Shalom Bayit, Chabad and TBT) are merging our library collections into one super catalog, the Bend Jewish Library (BJL), a cloud-based library catalog. Through the efforts of Beverly Adler and Pat Givins we received a grant to fund the BJL for the next three years.
Are you looking for a history of Israel? How about a book on Yiddish Humor or a novel about biblical times? There's now a local library with hundreds of titles to choose from to feed your passion for reading -- and it's right here at TBT. Whether you're looking for a novel to curl up with or a story for your children or grandchildren, check out the TBT Library.
Greetings from Rabbi Ettman
Rabbi Glenn Ettman
We are rapidly rounding the corner toward a lot of change in our lives. May has arrived and, if you are like me, there is a lot of wonder about where the time this year has gone, where we are going, and what the future looks like.
For some of us, the approaching summer means a break from the pace that we take on. For some it means more time with our kids. For some it means more time with our partners because we send our kids to camp. And we may even get to just enjoy the beautiful sunshine and warmth of our Bend climate.
The adage that "April showers brings May flowers" has always intrigued me because of its inherent beauty and metaphor, not the fact that weather may in fact bring blossoms.
Dear TBT Members & Friends,
With only two months left in our organizational year, it seems we have packed quite a bit of activity in this short time frame. Coming up on May 4th, is the Bar Mitzvah for Jesse Fishkin. It has been over a year and half since our last such celebration. I hope everyone will be able to join us for this joyous event.
Then at the end of the month, we will have the bittersweet opportunity to enjoy Rabbi Ettman's last official weekend (of course we hope he comes back to visit on occasion). A very special Erev Shabbat Service on May 31st is planned which you won't want to miss. On Saturday evening, June 1st, we will have a wonderful 5th Anniversary Dinner celebration; and a final send-off for Rabbi Ettman.