Beth Israel Preschool Open House!

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Thanks to all who joined us for the

The 2016 Taste of Temple Committee was thrilled to welcome a sellout crowd. The gracious support of our sponsors and vendors combined with the generosity of our guests made for a successful, delicious, and delightful evening.


Photo courtesy of Andie Petkus Photography.

View all of Andie's wonderful photos from the evening HERE.

Upcoming Events

First CBI Advocacy Day in Salem

Wednesday, February 24
Salem, OR

Join Rabbi Joseph and other members of the SAC for a day of lobbying our regional representatives in Salem on issues of importance to the CBI community including gun violence prevention, hunger, and social justice. The day will include begin with training on effective lobbying techniques followed by meetings with regional representatives. If you want to participate, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hineinu Shabbat

Friday, February 26, 5:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

Hineinu-We are Here! And YOU are invited to join us for a very special evening.
5:00 – 6:00 PM Wine, appetizers, and conversation
6:00 – 7:00 PM Musical Shabbat service led by your clergy and musical guests from our own CBI community
7:00 - ? Fabulous Oneg and time to learn more about Hineinu and each other

Become part of our temple’s remarkable future and learn how you can add your own unique talents for strengthening and building relationships within our CBI family.

Special Sunday in the Library: Author Talk

Sunday, February 28, 10:15 AM
Amy R. Goldsmith/Spear Research Library

CBI member and New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin will talk about his new book, Violent Crimes, a mesmerizing tale of suspense. Attorney Amanda Jaffe, star of Margolin’s best-sellers Wild Justice, Ties That Bind, Proof Positive, and Fugitive, becomes entangled in a murder case involving Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and the greatest ethical dilemma of her career. Margolin will be available to sign the new book after the event.

Conversos – Continuing the Conversation

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel
Presenter: Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Co-founder of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies

Join us for this interesting Adult Education program. At the end of the 15th century, the Inquisition forced the Jews in Spain to leave or convert to Catholicism. Many of those who converted, or “conversos,” continued to practice their faith illegally and in secret. A large number of these conversos and crypto-Jews immigrated to Spanish American colonies where enforcement by the Inquisition was less stringent than in Spain. During periods of persecution by the Mexican Inquisition, crypto-Jews migrated to isolated frontier areas, including northern New Spain, which later became New Mexico.

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