Shabbat Service with the Brotherhood
Friday, December 13
Brotherhood at the Trail Blazer versus the New Orleans Pelicans Game
Saturday, December 21, 5:00 PM
Tickets to the game include all the food and non-alcoholic drinks that you can stuff into a shopping cart and under your coat.
The game starts at 7:00 pm, but we’ll meet outside by the fountain at 5:00 pm, so that we can be at the club-level entrance by 5:15 pm when the doors open. CBI’ers will be privileged with a special roped-off area for eating, so that passersby will hold us in high esteem. They’ll think we’re big time executives or that we’re visiting from Downton Abbey.
Tickets are $80 for Brotherhood members, and those with no immediate family able to join the Brotherhood (for example, single moms). Otherwise, the tickets are being sold at face value ($109), but this also includes your first-year’s membership. For tickets contact
Join us at the Brotherhood Café
Every Sunday from 10:00 AM to noon at the Sherman Education Center.
The cafe will be open on December 15 and January 5.
NEWS AND PAST EVENTS
Jews with hammers and drills
On Tuesday, September 10th, 17 healthy and happy men showed up to erect the CBI Sukkah. There were no injuries (although some people became "balance challenged" during construction).
Unfortunately, the Sukkah seems very sturdy - it won't blow down if there's a strong wind - so we have some very talented carpenters on our team. Check out the photographic evidence of our construction.
Urban Wine Tour
July 25, 2013
Once in a great while, certainly not more than once a year, the Brotherhood joins with members from across the figurative aisle (or if you attend an Orthodox Synagogue, literally across the aisle and in the back room) for a social gathering of epic proportions. This year, on July 25, the CBI Brotherhood joined the Sisterhood for a wine tasting event at Enso Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge. We appealed to the Brotherhood to attend in great numbers and show those sisters who’s the boss. Instructions were then passed out to each member to make sure to wear their respective familial pants to make this point clear.
Brotherhood White-Water Rafting Trip
July 21, 2013
The intrepid men of Brotherhood (and some significant others and family members) journeyed to the far reaches of Hwy 26 to take on a few class 3 (and one class 4) rapids on the Deschutes River just outside of Maupin, Oregon. With only air and orange rubber separating us from almost certain doom on the submerged rocks below us, our soaked selves prevailed for three hours against such intimidating currents as Wapinita, Devil’s Hole, Wake Up, Box Car, Rodeo, Powerline, Surf City, Oak Springs, White River, and Upper and Lower Elevator. Properly feted, we then retired to a local hangout for some well-deserved burgers and shakes. We anticipate that this will be an annual outing, so get your reservations in early for next year's event!
Brotherhood Pizza Party
April 28, 2013
While this was one of the Taste of Temple fundraisers (all funds collected go to CBI), this event was for ALL brotherhood members - even those who didn’t attend TOT. The party had a second function: Expanding brotherhood to the many new CBI congregants. Good beer, great company and the best pizza you’ve eaten in this town.
The 2013 CBI Brotherhood Pool Tournament
March 9, 2013
Uptown Billiards Club
Thanks to all who joined us for pool, camaraderie, appetizers, no host bar and a chance to win a bottle of scotch!
The Purim carnival was a great success! Thank you to all who participated, especially to Harvey Newman who picked up lunch supplies from Costco and helped cook the dogs, to David Braymer who picked up the bouncy house and cotton candy machine using his truck, and Don Spiegel who picked up extra prizes and helped cook the dogs. We had a great clean-up crew afterwards, and we want to thank them for doing this otherwise thankless job. And special props to Bob Winthrop and Rich Geller who manned the cotton candy machine and finished the afternoon with pink floss stuck to each and every exposed surface on their body and clothes. Thanks for taking one for the team, guys!
Annual CBI Brotherhood Blazer’s Game
January 13, 2013
Our Beloved Trailblazers took on the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder, and scoring/foul drawing sensation, Kevin Durant. We feasted upon the fabulous buffet dinner offerings and unlimited concessions in Club Level (all included with your ticket), and cheered the Portland Trailblazers on.
Annual CBI Brotherhood Latkes and Vodkas
December 8, 2012
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Latkes, vodkas, and cook-off, with judging and prizes awarded!
Your membership helps support community service and programmatic activities sponsored by the Brotherhood. For example, your dues help support the Brotherhood’s Youth and Scholarship Fund, CBI’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life team, and the children’s Purim Festival.
Your contribution also helps us to hosts programs involving learned speakers on subject concerning political and social facets of Jewish life.
Finally, membership entitles you to discounts on many Brotherhood outings that include trips to sporting events, poker and pool tournaments, and general male carousing fun.