6th Annual Circle of Peace Seminar

Rabbi Cahana will be speaking at the 6th Annual Circle of Peace Seminar, titled 'Building Bridges through Education" on February 13th at 7:00 PM at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. More information can be found on the flier here.

Set the Tone with Music

Set the Tone with Music

Though it’s often given only fleeting consideration in wedding planning, music is a great way to set the mood a couple wants for their special day.

“What do you hear in your head that you want to hear at your wedding?” asks Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, senior cantor of Congregation Beth Israel. “The bride and groom should talk to a cantor or other Jewish music professional who can help them create the spirit they want.”

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Rabbi Cahana joins other local leaders to respond to shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas

On Friday morning, July 8, Rabbi Cahana joined with City and Faith Leaders at a press conference at City Hall. Mayor Charlie Hales called the gathering in response to the shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas. Rabbi Cahana and all the leaders shared a message of hope and gathering, praising our community for protesting peacefully and encouraging us to work across racial and other divisions to insure the dignity of all. Click here or below to watch the press conference. You can hear Rabbi Cahana's remarks beginning at 11:25 into the video.

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