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Jack Andrew Goldstein Jack Andrew Goldstein will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Jack is the son of Lauren and Mark Goldstein and older brother of Evan. Jack’s grandparents are Susan and Stuart Shleifer and Bobbie Goldstein, all of whom live in Portland. Jack is proud to be a fourth generation member of Congregation Beth Israel, where both his parents and grandparents were married. He is a seventh grader at Northwest Academy and in the winter, can be found racing down Mt. Hood as a member of the MAC Alpine Ski Team; in other months he enjoys playing competitive Lacrosse. Jack got connected to the Children’s Cancer Association in the first grade and has been devoting extra time to the organization over the years and has decided to do extra fundraising, including a toy drive, as part of his Mitzvah Project.

Anderson Beck Skarstad Anderson Beck Skarstad will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Anderson is the son of Erik and Robin Skarstad and the grandson of Marna Skarstad of Plymouth, MN and Robert and Elaine Beck of Palm City, FL. He has two younger brothers, nine-

year-old Samuel and five-year-old Holden. Anderson will be a seventh grader at Catlin Gabel School this fall. He loves soccer and the violin, and in his spare time he enjoys reading, shooting baskets, and having adventures with his family. For his Mitzvah Project, Anderson had decided to share his love of music and his talent for the violin by playing at local farmers markets to raise money for toys and games for children at Randall Children’s Hospital, where he also hopes to perform for the children.

Joseph Walker Seres Joseph Walker Seres will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Joseph is the son of Steven and Georgeanne Seres and has an older sister, Lucille. Joseph’s grandparents are Joel and Sandra Seres of Portland, OR, and Betty and Dell (z”l) Hughes of Nokomis, FL. Joseph is a seventh grader at Laurelhurst School who enjoys playing soccer, video games, and piano. For his Mitzvah Project, Joseph, in keeping with his love of soccer, has decided to work with Active Children Portland, an organization dedicated to empowering Portland students to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement.

Eloise Laine Kalmanson Eloise Laine Kalmanson will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The daughter of Alison and Matt Kalmanson, Eloise has a younger sister, Margot. Eloise’s grandparents are Beverly and Neil Meinster of Las Vegas, NV and Judith and Kenneth

Kalmanson of Montclair, NJ. A seventh grader at Beaumont Middle School, Eloise plays softball, guitar, and reading, hanging out with friends, and making art. For her Mitzvah Project, Eloise has decided to help Candlelighters for Children with Cancer. Candelighters provides support for families of children with cancer from diagnosis through treatment and beyond, providing programs such as emergency financial assistance, an annual family camp, family activities, bereavement support, and a hospital meal program that offers comfort and support for families during a difficult journey. As a cancer survivor herself, Eloise and her family benefited from Candlelighters services during her years of treatment. To honor the achievement of her Bat Mitzvah, Eloise has decided to volunteer at Candlelighters activities, such as their annual “Superhero 5K” and will be collecting “bedside buddies,” new stuffed animals, for children undergoing inpatient care.

Drew Sol Sykes Drew Sol Sykes will become a Bar Mitzvah on October 26, 2019. Drew is the son of Diane and Nathan Sykes and the brother of Maya. His grandparents are Joan Lubar, Gilda Oster, and Murray Sykes. He will be a seventh grader at Sellwood Middle School. Drew enjoys sports, especially soccer. He is an avid musician, playing guitar, bass and, to his sister’s chagrin, drums. Drew is also very passionate about civil rights and wants to be a lawyer.

Calling for Consecration Photos! CBI’s Consecration Class of 1949 were an adorable bunch of scholars—and we know that your class was as well. If you have photographs from your Consecration at CBI, we’d love to include them as part of our Simchat Torah Celebration, Simchah Ba’Torah: a Celebration of Torah Connects. Please email them to Tracy Manaster Alifanz at tracy@bethisrael-pdx.org, or stop by the Main Office in person and we can scan them for you.

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Aug/Sep/Oct 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the Aug/Sep/Oct 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

Aug/Sep/Oct 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

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