- About Us
- Spiritual Life
- Tikkun Olam
Beit Am supports religious, educational, cultural, social, and charitable activities of the Jewish community in the Mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA. The mid-Willamette Valley includes the towns of Albany, Blodgett, Dallas, Depoe Bay, Lebanon, Monmouth, Newport, Philomath, Seal Rock, Sweet Home, Tangent, and Waldport, as well as Corvallis.
P.O. Box 1143
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1143
625 NW 36th Street
phone: (541) 753-0067
Beit Am's Location
Young and old are invited to journey together through the four worlds of body, heart, mind, and spirit as we celebrate our connection to the earth and to one another. We will share poetry, stories, ritual, and song as we stop along the way to give thanks and delight in the fruits of the tree and the vine. The Tu Bishvat seder is an opportunity to more fully appreciate the precious gifts with which we are blessed and to cultivate gratitude for the world in which we dwell.
We are beginning a group to support individuals on a journey of learning and deepening connection to Jewish tradition. If you were not called to the Torah as a bar or bat mitzvah when you were younger and are interested in exploring it now, please join us. In the context of this community of fellow travelers, each person will study and practice for several months, culminating in a ritual next year in which each member of the group chants from the Torah and shares some of his or her learning.
On the heels of the adult ed series from the fall, these sessions will follow the instruction of the Piaseczna Rebbe to convene a "Society for Refined Awareness" or a "Society for Positive Mindfulness," or a "Conscious Community." However we translate Venei Mahshavah Tovah, the goal of our time will be the cultivation of greater awareness and more sincere engagement with our lives. Our foundation will be the group that forms as we join in this sacred task.
The Forest Sanctuary shown above is open for use by the Beit Am community!
It is located on our Harrison street property. You can get there by parking in the lower lot (off Harrison St) and walking the hill, or if you have an SUV, you might drive up to the top and park near the sanctuary.
A Siddur that can be referenced online.
Ze'ev Orzech has created an exciting new book comprised of 110 easy-to-read mini-essays exploring the rich depths of Jewish religion, history, culture and traditions. The book, From Aleph to Ze'ev, is available for purchase online through Createspace.com, with all proceeds going to Beit Am. Get the book here ...