School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

Please Donate School Supplies for the Students at NW Towers Annex

Bring your children for a back to school blessing at Shabbat on the Plaza on Friday, August 22 at 6:00 PM

Help our neighborhood children get a strong start to the school year. Like last year, we are attempting to provide the school supplies for the children of NW Towers that are actually required for their classrooms. To ensure that the children get exactly what is needed and to make it easier for you to purchase the supplies, we've listed them on Amazon.

Click here to view the wish list.

You can make your purchases on Amazon and they will be delivered directly to CBI. Or, your donations can be purchased locally and brought to services on August 22nd or dropped off prior to August 22nd to the CBI office.

Three high school students living at the NW Tower Annex will not receive supply lists until after school begins next month and two Chapman students were told the school will purchase their supplies and expect reimbursement. We estimate the cost of supplies for these five students will be between four hundred to five hundred dollars so we would greatly appreciate receiving Cash donations. These donations can be made to the General Social Action fund on the CBI donation page - just write "school supplies" in the comments section or checks can be sent to the CBI office.

To thank you for your generosity, the Social Action Committee will be providing dessert after the Shabbat Service.

As one of the students exclaimed last year, "for the first time I have the same supplies as the other kids!" Let's make sure they don't stand out this year for the wrong reason - that they don't have what the other students need and have. Let's give each of these students the tools for success.

Thank you for your generosity!

The Social Action Committee

Upcoming Events

Shabbat on the Plaza

Friday, August 22, 6:00 PM
Temple Lawn

Join us for a fun, musical Shabbat service. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and plan to linger with old friends and new. The camaraderie is wonderful and makes for a lovely way to celebrate Shabbat. Bring your family and friends to join us for this lively service. The Sisterhood Gift Shop will be open from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on August 22 as well and will be offering 10% off on everything (except books).

Social Action Committee meeting

Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 pm
Semler Board Room

Please join us! We have a variety of activities that need your involvement and hope you will join us. Everyone is welcome!

CBI Book Group

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room

Join the CBI book group! Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. September’s selection is The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman.

CBI Networking Event

Sunday, September 28
9:30am - 11:30am
Blumauer Auditorium

Is your graduate returning to PDX and looking to enter the job market? Are you a parent returning to work after family leave? Are you planning a job transition? This networking event is geared towards building a bridge to the professional world and creating community. All CBI members are welcome to attend this event sponsored by the Sisterhood.

2014 Oseran Family Lecture: Professor Robert B. Reich

Sunday, September 28, 4:30pm
“Should we worry about widening inequality?”

Professor Reich will explore what can be done to reverse the trend toward widening inequality in ways that improve the well-being of everyone, including the best-off members of society.

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