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Thanks to everyone who attended
our annual MLK, Jr. Celebration

Listen to Guest speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams' speech below, plus music from members of the NW Community Gospel Choir and CBI's Kol Echad choir.

Read the Oregonian article about the event: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: African-Americans, Jews come together to remember shared history of oppression

Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Havdalah Service at the Rose Schnitzer Manor

Saturday, January 31, 6:30 PM
Rose Schnitzer Manor (Zidell Hall)
6140 SW Boundary, 97221

Co-sponsored by Jewish Women's Round Table and Beth Israel Sisterhood. Please join Rabbi Joseph, Cantor Cahana, and Kim Schneiderman and the residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor in saying goodbye to Shabbat and welcoming the new week through song and community building.

CBI Book Group

Sunday, February 1, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room

Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. February's selection is When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan Sarna.

Three Clergy and a Wedding: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in our Religious Traditions

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Cathedral (1716 NW Davis Street)
Speakers: Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Rev. Canon Nathan LeRud, Acting Dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of CBI

Continuing their popular series of discussions, the leaders of three major congregations in our corner of NW Portland join in a lively dialogue. You won’t want to miss this presentation.

Jews and the Civil Rights Movement: The Mississippi Journey of Mickey and Rita Schwerner

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel
Speakers: Former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jacob Tanzer and Ron Silver

Join former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jacob Tanzer, Ron Silver, and the Northwest Freedom Singers as they tell the story of Mickey and Rita Schwerner and Jewish participation in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s.

Music Under the Dome

Thursday, February 12, 6:00 PM

Please join Cantor Ida Rae Cahana as she welcomes classical guitarist Peter Zisa and flutist LeeAnn McKenna into the Temple for an informal concert featuring music written with love in mind. Enjoy a relaxing 45 minutes of music after a long work day. A glass of wine and brief nosh will follow. Tell your friends – this concert is free and open to the community!

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From committees to book groups, from events for those over 50 to those under 40, there are many ways to get involved at CBI and become acquainted with other congregants. Explore our website, call our office at 503-222-1069, or just show up to a service or event. Here at CBI, you will find a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to expand and explore your Jewish life.

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Watch the video above for a special message from Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

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