High Holidays 2016


We're looking forward to gathering with our kehilah kedosha (sacred community) for High Holidays 5777, beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah this Sunday night. Click on the image below for details, including schedule and parking information.

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High Holidays Funds for Food Drive

The Torah and our traditions compel us to feed those who would otherwise go hungry. As Maimonides knew, a hungry person cannot think of higher things. Even the day-to-day tasks we do without a second thought are difficult when food is scarce.

To support Congregation Beth Israel’s High Holidays Food Drive, you can: 

  • Mail a check marked “HHD Food Drive” to 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209.
  • Call (503) 222-1069 to donate with a Visa or MasterCard. 
  • Donate items the food banks need. Visit the Sunshine Pantry and Lift Urban Portland websites for wish lists and ideas.


Upcoming Events

The High Holidays begin this weekend. Join us Sunday evening for Erev Rosh Hashanah:
5pm Tot Service in Pollin Chapel
6pm Multi-Generational Service in Goodman Hall
6pm Traditional Service in the main sanctuary.
Click here for details, including full schedule and parking information.

Calling all Bakers!

Sunday, October 2, at 10:00 AM
Blumauer Auditorium Kitchen

Sisterhood traditionally provides the delicious homemade baked goods for the sweets table at the Rosh Hashanah Reception following Morning Services. Please consider sharing the sweetness of the New Year by baking. All nut-free congregant contributions are welcome! We will arrange sweets trays on Sunday, October 2, at 10:00 AM in the Blumauer Auditorium Kitchen. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help. If you are unable to bake, please consider a contribution to Sisterhood. You may send your check to the CBI office, payable to Beth Israel Sisterhood, marked "Sisterhood Sweets." All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Tot Services

While there will be no Tot Shabbat held this month, we hope that you will join us for our High Holiday Tot Services:

Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
Sunday October 2nd, 5:00pm in Pollin Chapel

Yom Kippur Tot Service
Wednesday, October 12th, 2:00pm in the Main Sanctuary

Click here for details about all our High Holiday services.

Sisterhood Progressive Dinner

Time to Make Your Reservations

Invite your friends. Meet new people. Sample new foods. Everyone is welcome. This year, the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood offers eight different ways to participate throughout September and October. Click here for our full range of delicious options, then make your reservation by calling the CBI Main office at (503) 222-1069.

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Join us for the
WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood 4th Annual Progressive Dinner

This year Sisterhood is offering eight different one-stop experiences, from a Grecian Dinner and Boat Cruise to a Parisian Champagne Brunch!

Click here for details, look over the menus and choose your dinner or brunch – or both! Invite your friends. Meet new people. Sample new foods. Everyone is welcome!

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