Purim Schpiel 2017 - March 11

Mensches and Meidels Purim Schpiel


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Join us at


Sunday, March 19 , 5 PM - 8 PM
at Castaway , 1900 NW 18th, Portland

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Upcoming Events

Frontier Jews: A Night at the Oregon Historical Society

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 PM
The Oregon Historical Society

Experience and enjoy the remarkable story of our pioneer heritage! Kerry Tymchuk, Director of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS), will host a screen of The Jewish Frontier. This OPB film uses rare historical photos, footage, and interviews with people statewide to tell the story of Oregon's Jewish pioneers. In addition to viewing and discussing the film, we will have a guided look at documents and artifacts housed at OJS that illustrate the experience of Oregon's earliest Jewish settlers.

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 AM
Pollin Chapel

Join us for our monthly Tot Shabbat service this Saturday! This fun service is aimed at our youngest members and includes music with Kim Schneiderman, stories, snack, and fun!

Freedom Riders: Carol Silver and Claude Liggins

Sunday, March 5, 1:00 PM
Pollin Chapel


Carol Silver, a university of Chicago law student in June, 1961 when she became a Freedom Rider, was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for breach of peace and send to Parchman Penitentiary, where she spent 40 days in maximum security. She kept a diary while at Parchman and smuggled it out of the prison. She has now completed the story and published "Freedom Rider Diary." Claude Liggins was also a Freedom Rider sent to Parchman in 1961. He collaborated with Carol Silver on the bus providing the book, providing the photos. They will speak about their experience as Freedom Riders and how the lessons from the movement are relevant today. Learn more.

CBI Blood Drive

Sunday, March 5, 9 AM-2 PM
Goodman Hall

Our Red Cross blood drive that was cancelled due to bad weather in January has been rescheduled. We still have a few slots left to fill! We ask donors to schedule appointments so please CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment. Most donors who were scheduled in January have been moved to similar time slots. Qualifications for blood donors can be found here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Songs of Sunlight and Shadow: Music of Spain and the Sepharad

Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 PM
Goodman Hall

Mazal bueno! Celebrate the music of Sephardic Jewry with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, guitarist Peter Zisa and flutist LeeAnn McKenna. A reception with light Sephardic-style refreshments will follow.

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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  • Camp Sababa 2017
  • Hineinu
  • Sisterhood
  • Get Involved
  • Welcome to CBI
  • Brotherhood
  • JND
  • Preschool
  • Religious School

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Camp Sababa is the best and only Reform Jewish day camp in Portland! We welcome all children entering grades Kindergarten through 5, with a special leadership program for teenagers entering grades 8 and 9.

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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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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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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.

Learn How You Can Get Involved

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

Learn More about Jews Nex Dor

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