Join us for Mitzvah Day on May 3rd!

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Join us for Mitzvah Day
Sunday, May 3rd

Make a difference, build community,
and have a blast!


Volunteer for one of 14 projects – blanket making, preparing food for congregants in need, cleaning up our library and cemetery, cleaning and repairing books, sorting and stocking food – just to name a few. View full list here.


We are collecting donations of diapers, books, tools, food, kitchen items, art supplies and new & used clothing. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Events

classicalupcloseOregon Symphony Musicians Come to CBI

Thursday, April 30, 7:30 PM

CBI is proud to host Classical Up Close, a series of free chamber music concerts organized and presented by musicians of the Oregon Symphony with performances throughout the Portland area. Learn more.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 AM
Pollin Chapel

Join us with your little ones for our Tot Shabbat service.

CBI Book Group

Sunday, May 3, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room

Join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. The selection for May is 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany by Steven Pressman. This will be the last Book Group meeting until Fall.

157th Annual Meeting

Friday, May 8, 2015, 5:30 pm
Goodman Hall

The Clergy, Officers, and Board of Trustees of Congregation Beth Israel
cordially invite you to attend the 157th Annual Meeting. This year we will gather again as our ancestors did to elect new trustees. We will keep the meeting short and celebrate our new trustees, officers, and ongoing leadership during our Shabbat Service. Learn more.

Book Signing:
Kimberly Hartnett

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

Join us when author Kimberly Hartnett appears at CBI to sign copies of Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About the Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, his biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981).

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel


Beneath our dome is a spiritual home, a place of community and friendship, a place to be inspired through prayer, a place for lifelong learning, and a place where every person makes a difference.

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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

Jews Next Dor

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

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