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Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Good Deeds Day
Sunday, March 9
Blumauer Auditorium and Kitchen
All over the world on March 9, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Let's do some good in Portland!
Congregation Beth Israel is hosting our Soup Sac program again for Good Deeds Day, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. We will be preparing and delivering food to those in need.
Sign up here to help out!
Follow the 10th Graders' L'Taken trip to Washington D.C!
What is L'Taken?
Every year, students from CBI's 10th grade confirmation class join nearly 2,000 high school-aged students in participating in the Religious Action Center's L'Taken Seminar in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to expose students to a variety of public policy issues, explore the Jewish values surrounding these issues and teach the skills of an effective advocate.
Adult Ed Upcoming Program
Havdalah and a Movie: Hester Street
Saturday, March 8
Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM
Movie at 7:00 PM
CBI Book Group
Sunday, April 6, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room
March’s selection is:
The Wanting by Michael Lavigne
Please join our book group each month for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. New members and visitors are always welcome. You needn’t have read the entire book to attend.
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Schedule of services can be found on the CBI Calendar.
We are currently able to provide live video streaming for services taking place in the main Temple Sanctuary only. Streaming technology is not yet available for services held in the Pollin Chapel.
Sara Harwin – “Illuminated Letters: Thread of Connection”
Sunday, March 30, 3:30 PM
Oregon Jewish Museum
Sara Harwin began working on "Illuminated Letters" in 2007 as a way to express her long-time fascination with the intersection between art and language. Inspired by traditional Jewish techniques of uncovering layers of meaning in sacred texts, "Illuminated Letters" both describes and enacts an artistic process of translating Jewish texts into images. Sara will give a short presentation.
Two other exhibits, "Illuminated Manuscripts: Exhibiting the Written Word" and "Discoveries in the Archives: The JCC's First 100 Years," accompany Harwin's exhibit.
Wine and cheese will be provided. Admission is as follows: OJM general - ; Seniors (62 +) - ; OJM Members - free