Preschool Openings

Join Beth Israel Preschool!


We have openings in the 2s, 4s, and Pre-K classes for Fall 2014! Our vision is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children embark on a Jewish journey; their love for learning is supported through inquiry, discovery, play; and our intentional approach to teaching and learning fosters the development of the whole child. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Early Childhood Education Director, at (503) 222-2037 to schedule a tour today! Learn more.

Upcoming Events

End-of-Summer Party!

Friday, September 5, 6:00 PM
Temple Lawn

Please join us for a Shabbat on the Plaza summer service, followed by a very special dinner organized and presented by Brotherhood, members of the Board of Trustees, Sisterhood, Membership Committee and Jews Next Dor. There is no charge for the dinner, but we do ask that you RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 503-222-1069 by Sept. 2, so we can accurately plan on attendees.

CBI Book Group

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 AM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room

Please join our book group each month for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. September’s selection is The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman.

Religious School Begins September 7!

Sunday, September 7, 9:15 AM

The morning begins with our Mishpacha Minyan, family service. After the service, parents and students should plan to join us for fun activities with teachers and each other. You’ll have opportunities to share interests, sign-up for carpools and the Beth Israel Yahoo! group, and most importantly, make family connections.If the weather is looking good, we will picnic "Shabbat on the Plaza" style at 11:15 AM. Pack all your (peanut-free) summer favorites; we’ll provide the dessert and lemonade.

2014 Oseran Family Lecture: Professor Robert B. Reich

Sunday, September 28, 4:30pm
“Should we worry about widening inequality?”

Professor Reich will explore what can be done to reverse the trend toward widening inequality in ways that improve the well-being of everyone, including the best-off members of society.

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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