Join our Chanukah Family Celebration December 15th

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Congregation Beth Israel announces
Mitzvah House,
an overnight shelter for homeless families

The shelter, with the support of The City of Portland, Multnomah County, and CBI Congregant Jordan Menashe, will be housed primarily in Blumauer auditorium. Mitzvah House will be operated by Portland Homeless Family Solutions in conjunction with Transition Projects.

Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities, donating, volunteer training and more.

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Upcoming Events

Rabbi Joseph's Chanukah Open House Party

Wednesday December 13, 5-7 PM

Bring your family (and your family’s chanukiah) to Rabbi Joseph’s home for a Chanukah Open House. Nosh on latkes and donuts, light candles, and enjoy the warmth and togetherness throughout the evening. RSVP by calling the office at 503-222-1069 for the address.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, December 16, 9:00 AM
Pollin Chapel

Dance and sing, listen to a story from the clergy and enjoy a lovely morning together. After the service, we will share an Oneg and work on a craft project. This is a wonderful time to meet new families with young children and connect with friends!

Latke Ball - Chanukah for 20's & 30's

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 PM
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave

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Meet us at Dig A Pony on December 16th for the second annual Latke Ball, to celebrate Hanukkah in style with all the 20/30 somethings in town! Open to all 21+ and over, so bring your friends along. Only $8 in advance/$10 at the door, food and one drink ticket included. Don’t miss the food at 7:30 PM, and the menorah lighting at 8:30 PM. DJ and Dancing at 10:00 PM. Purchase tickets here. Co-hosted by B'nai B'rith Camp, Jews Next Dor, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Moishe House Portland.

Jewish Pride Greater PDX Present: Chanukah Dance Party

Saturday, Dec 16, 7:30 PM
The Cobra Lounge

Jewish Pride Chanukah

Open to the Jewish LGBTQ Community. Come celebrate Chanukah at the Cobra Lounge behind Tiny’s Cafe. $10 admission. Music by DJ Ami Lawless. Facebook website here.

Mah Jongg

Every Sunday Religious School is in session, 12:15-2:15 PM 
Blumauer Balcony

Have fun with new friends and old! No need to buy any equipment, but if you have a set and/or card, please bring them. Noshes will be provided. Free and open to everyone! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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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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Hineinu, our ongoing commitment to strengthen our community and recognize the kedusha (sanctity) of one another, provides opportunities and experiences that will bring us closer to one another. Working together, both inside and outside the dome, we create ways for our congregants to find connections, create relationships, and nurture and support one another and build community. At CBI we are saying, “Hineinu, We are here, here together!”

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Jews Next Dor

Congregation Beth Israel’s group
for 20/30-somethings

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