High Holidays at CBI

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Upcoming Events

Social and Nosh

Wednesday, September 2, 5:00 PM

Please join CBI Sisterhood for a 'Social and Nosh' in the Sapphire Room at the Indigo (430 SW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205). Wine and appetizers will be served. Street parking available, as well as several nearby parking lots. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Final Shabbat on the Plaza + Hot Dog Picnic Supper!

Friday, September 4
6:00 PM

Come celebrate the end of Summer at our final Shabbat on the Plaza of the summer! Then, immediately following Shabbat Services, join us for a picnic supper on the lawn. Many thanks to Michael Anton, Mel Birge, and Stephanie Siegel for leading the charge and our to Brotherhood and WRJ/BI Sisterhood for providing a festive hot dog picnic supper with all the trimmings, salads, watermelon and dessert. RSVP to the Temple office by Wednesday, September 2. No charge, but donations to both the Brotherhood and WRJ/BIS are always appreciated!

Return to the Land of Your Soul

Saturday, September 5, 5-7 PM
Main Sanctuary

Getting ready for the High Holidays – one night only! Join Rabbis Michael Cahana and Rachel Joseph, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and Education Director, Ben Sandler in the main sanctuary. This program includes Selichot prayers, shofar blowing demonstration, (bring your shofars if you have them!) apples and honey and more.

Oseran Family Lecture: Lawrence Wright to Speak on The Future of Terrorism

Sunday, September 20, 4:30 PM
Main Sanctuary

CBI is pleased to welcome Lawrence Wright as the 2015 Oseran Family Lecturer. A frequent speaker on the Middle East and religion, Wright won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for his non-fiction international bestseller,The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Wright's most recent book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David, is a gripping account of the 1978 Camp David Accords. This lecture is free and open to the community. No RSVPs are necessary. Doors will open at 4:00 PM.

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