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MARCH/APRIL 2019 • 5779
VOL. 68, NO. 3
Wednesday, march 20 7:00 PM • Main Sanctuary
Megillah reading and Purim Schpiel Free and open to the community.
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How will you connect
with Torah Connects? Torah Letter Fill-In Events
The most hands-on way to connect to Torah. Hold the quill with the sofer as he writes letters in our scroll.
It’s a Mitzvah! Connect with the CBI community at our Torah Letter Fill-In Events, and help your fellow congregants and guests connect with Torah.
Attend presentations and lectures with our visiting sofer.
Torah in action! Celebrate one of CBI’s most moving and enduring traditions by supporting our B’nei Mitzvah students as they read from our—newly restored!— Holocaust Scroll.
Torah Scribe Visiting Dates: March 10 • May 12 • June 2
Check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bethisraelpdx regularly for Torah Connects entertainment, education, and updates.
Connect with weekly Friday Evening Services at 6:00 PM and Saturday Morning Services at 10:30 AM.
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UPCOMING EVENTS ADULT EDUCATION
From Camp Herzl to The Basement Tapes: a Look at Yearning in The Early Work of Bob Dylan Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel Join former CBI Associate Rabbi Alan Berg, a noted expert on Bob Dylan’s life and his music, for an exploration of five Dylan gems, each demonstrating Dylan’s unique marriage of words with music. This selection represents the arc of his life from the Midwest - North Country’s unique Zionist oriented Camp Herzl to the transcendental hills of upstate New York, from folk-to beat infused rock and roll, to country, to an entirely original hybrid known as The Basement Tapes.
Save the Date: Remembering Leonard Bernstein Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel CBI congregant Michael Allen Harrison will give a special presentation on Leonard Bernstein. Harrison is a distinguished musician and composer who has recorded more than fifty albums. He is well known here at CBI where he has inspired us with his piano playing during Shir Shabbat and Yom Kippur services.
Brotherhood Café Sundays, 10:15 AM Blumauer Auditorium The Brotherhood Café is back! While the kids attend their Religious School classes, enjoy coffee, pastries and a chance to relax and connect with friends.
The Gift of Caring Sunday, March 3, 10:00 AM Pollin Chapel Author Marcy Cottrell Houle will speak on her Christopher Award winning book, The Gift of Caring, which addresses the struggles of caring for an aging loved one, be it parent, spouse, or another. Interspersed into this heartfelt story is real, actionable advice from co-author Elizabeth Eckstrom MD, MPH, MACP.
March Brotherhood Social Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM Zipper Building (2705 NE Sandy) CBI President Glen Levy and Brotherhood will host March’s Brotherhood Social. An invite has been sent out for this event, as it is being sponsored. If you’re interested in attending, please let Jeff Capen or Eric Flamm know as soon as possible. CBI Brotherhood will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres from Zipper restaurants - Basilisk, Wares, Boca Grande and Slice and a sponsored drink menu (that will also include non-alcoholic options) from Paydirt.
Purim Carnival Setup and Purim Carnival Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24 Goodman Hall Purim Carnival preparation and participation provide yet another way we can support our community and children. Please reach out to Jeff Capen to help with one or both dates. Let’s ensure another successful year!
Brotherhood April Social Hour Wednesday, April 3 Location TBD Join us for another lively social hour!
Sisterhood Purim Social Hour Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 PM Residence Inn by Marriott (115 NW 9th Ave)
Tot Shabbat March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20, 9:00 AM Pollin Chapel Celebrate Shabbat with song, dance, crafts, and a story from the CBI Clergy.
Mighty Mamas March 7 & 21, April 11, 18 & 25, May 2 & 9 We’re hosting a new group for moms! Certified life coach (and stand-up comedian) Rachel Hall leads our newest parenting group, Mighty Mamas. We will combine learning together and discussing motherhood in whatever way is meaningful to you. It’s a great way to meet other Jewish women going through similar things. Email Chelsea@bethisrael-pdx.org for cost and registration.
Date Night at CBI with BB Camp March 3 and April 5, 5:00 PM Goodman Hall Enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a fun night in with CBI and BB Camp! While you check out that movie you’ve been wanting to see or that restaurant you’ve heard great things about, your kids will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, and Jewish learning with their friends. $15 per child; email Chelsea@ bethisrael-pdx.org for details or to sign up.
Purim Carnival March 17, 11:00 AM Goodman Hall
Join Sisterhood for a special Purim Social Hour! (Groggers not included.)
Fun for the whole family! Free and open to the community.
Special April Social Hour
Introduction to Middle School
Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 PM CBI
Sunday, April 7, 10:00 AM Goodman Hall
Meet at CBI for wine and hors d’oeuvres before we attend a concert under the dome: Shesh Besh, The Arab-Jewish Ensemble by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fifth grade families are invited to come learn about our middle school program, the B’nei Mitzvah process and the middle school youth group- Dor Chadash! This is a great time to get all your questions answered by our clergy and middle school team!
Palatable Passover Baking with Amanda Netter
Sunday, April 14, 12:30 PM Goodman Kitchen There is more to Passover treats than macaroons or matzo roca! Baker extraordinaire Amanda Netter will share her unabridged—and unleavened— secrets for a delicious holiday.
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Sunday, April 14 Time and Location TBD
Upcoming Shabbat Dinners Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM Middle School Shabbat Dinner Friday, April 12, 7:00 PM Fourth Grade Shabbat Dinner
Mitzvah Day Sunday, April 28 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Social Action Committee Meeting March 6 & April 3, 5:30 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Join CBI’s Social Action Committee for their ongoing advocacy work and as they gear up for Mitzvah Day.
Mitzvah Day Sunday, April 28, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Blumauer Auditorium; Multiple Locations
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUILD COMMUNITY, AND HAVE A BLAST! YOUTH GROUPS
PARTY PARTY Laser Tag & Purim Carnival Setup
Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both tikkum olam and tzedakah. We guarantee you will: work on a project that tangibly helps others; meet and connect with other members of CBI; and get the opportunity to be seen in the everstylish and very recognizable CBI bright blue Mitzvah shirt. We will start the day at 9:00 AM with a delicious pancake breakfast, hosted by Sisterhood, and brief program. We will then head off to various projects, either on campus or off-site. Be on the lookout for the Mitzvah Day signup in the weekly Beneath the Dome and Parent Nus email blasts. Questions? Email SAC@bethisrael-pdx.org.
Saturday, March 16, 5:00 PM Goodman Hall Join us for laser tag set up especially for us in Goodman Hall! After we play, we’ll help set up and decorate for the Purim Carnival! Dinner and a special treat are included in this FREE event. This is a great way for teens to get volunteer hours and have a great time!
DOR CHADASH Dor Chadash Escape Room & Purim Carnival Sunday, March 17, 12:30 PM Goodman Hall Join Dor Chadash to help run booths at the Purim Carnival! Then- escape to an escape room (for free!)! Everyone who helps is invited to join us for lunch and a trip to an escape room together! This is a great way to get some volunteer hours and have fun with your friends! To RSVP for any Youth Group events, email email@example.com.
Torah Connects March 10 Goodman Hall Connect to CBI history at the second of our Torah Letter Fill-In Events; educational and artistic experiences lead up to the once-in-a-lifetime chance to assist an expert sofer (Torah scribe) write a letter in one of our sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls). Go to www.bethisrael-pdx.org/ torah-connects to sign up; other letter fill-in dates are May 12 and June 2.
CBI Book Club Sunday,March 3, 9:00 AM Sunday, April 7, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Calling all bookworms! Coffee, company, and lively book discussions take place the first Sunday of the month. The book club pick for March is Nathan Englander’s short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank; April’s selection is Jonathan Weisman’s (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump.
Cantor’s Couch Sunday, March 3, 4:00 PM Main Sanctuary Cantors Couch is a critically-acclaimed one-man show featuring worldrenowned tenor Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson, offering a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic glimpse of Cantor Mendelson’s Brooklyn childhood and the golden age of cantorial music. Free and open to the public.
Reflections of a Jewish Couch Potato March 13 & April 10, 12:00 PM Goodman Hall
Join us as we watch an episode of a popular TV program through a Jewish lens. Bring your lunch and nosh on coffee or tea, homemade cookies and enjoy a lively discussion. Led once a month by Wendy Bocarsky, professional Jewish Couch Potato. Your RSVP to Bitsie@ bethisrael-pdx.org is appreciated.
Shesh Besh Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM Main Sanctuary Enjoy the music of Shesh Besh, The ArabJewish Ensemble of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community, Shesh Besh searches for an elusive balance of East and West in music, and embodies two cultures living together in harmony. The European Medal of Honor - Prize for Tolerance 2006 was presented to the ensemble for their vision and commitment to Israeli-Arab relations. Free and open to the public.
Chichester Psalms Friday, May 10, 6:00 PM (Shabbat Evening Service) Main Sanctuary Sunday, May 12, 10:00 AM (Sunday Morning Service) Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (147 NW 19th) The Chichester Psalms, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most frequently sung choral works, is adored by singers and audiences alike. Performing the beloved work will be the Choir of Girls, Boys and Adults from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with organist and Director of Music Bruce Neswick and CBI’s own Kol Echad choir. The performances will be conducted by Ethan Sperry, acclaimed head of the PSU choral program. Free and open to the public. MARCH/APRIL 2019 | CONGREG ATION BE TH ISR AEL
SERVICES, RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER RECURRING EVENTS SHABBAT SERVICES
Shabbat Evening Services
Sunday Hebrew Program (Pre-K through 7th Grade)
Adult Education Committee Meeting
Sundays, 9:15 AM- 12:15 PM Sherman Education Building
March 14, April 18, 8:30 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Boardroom
March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20 9:00 AM, Pollin Chapel
Sunday Hebrew Program (8th-12th Grades)
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sundays, 12:15 PM- 2:15 PM Sherman Education Building
Friday Evenings 6:00 PM, Pollin Chapel*
March 1 and April 5 7:30 PM, Pollin Chapel
Middle School Shabbat Friday, March 8 6:00 PM, Pollin Chapel
Healing Havdalah Saturday, March 9 5:00 PM, Pollin Chapel
Scout Shabbat Friday, March 15 6:00 PM, Pollin Chapel
Fourth Grade Shabbat Friday, March 12 6:00 PM, Pollin Chapel No Friday Evening Shabbat Services will be held on April 19, the first night of Passover. Saturday morning services will take place as usual.
Torah Study Saturday Mornings 9:00 AM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Shabbat Morning Services Saturday Mornings 10:30 AM, Pollin Chapel* *When our community celebrates B’nei Mitzvah, and on other occasions throughout the year, these services may take place in our Main Sanctuary. Our weekly e-news or website (www.bethisrael-pdx.org) is your best source for up to the minute location details.
Integrated Hebrew Program (IHP) Thursdays, 4:30 PM Sherman Education Building
CBI’s Religious School will be closed March 24 through April 1 for Spring Break March 3, 10:00 AM Third Grade Family Program: Beginning of the B’nei Mitzvah Journey
B’NEI MITZVAH Celebrated at Shabbat Morning Services (10:30 AM, Main Sanctuary) or Havdalah Services (5:00 PM, Main Sanctuary) Saturday, March 2, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Jackson Friedman Saturday, March 2, 5:00 PM Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Shulof March 30, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Price Schaffer April 6, 10:30 AM Bat Mitzvah of Peri Rosenfield April 12, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Eli Ostrov April 12, 5:00 PM Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Goodwin
March 20, April 18, 6:00 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Education Committee March 3, April 5, 12:00 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Executive Committee Meeting March 13, April 10, 12:00 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Sisterhood Board Meeting March 14, 6:00 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Social Action Committee Meeting March 6, April 3, 5:30 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
OTHER RECURRING EVENTS Mah Jongg Every Friday, 10:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Knit-a-Mitzvah Third Wednesday of the month Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
Book Club First Sunday of the month Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room
OFFICE CLOSURES Friday, April 26 , Passover
April 27, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Isaac Margolis
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PURIM Sisterhood Purim Social Hour Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 PM Residence Inn by Marriott (115 NW 9th Ave)
Purim Carnival Sunday, March 17, 11:00 AM Goodman Hall
Esther (Purim Schpiel and Megillah Reading) Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM Main Sanctuary
Purim Thursday, March 21
PASSOVER CBI Shares Our Seders Are you a CBI congregant looking to join a Seder this Passover? A CBI congregant eager to welcome additional guests to your Seder? Email Tracy@bethisrael-pdx.org.
Special Community Seder Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 PM Goodman Hall
Music and More by Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor CBI has become known for our incredible yearly Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Services and our wild and crazy Purim Schpiels. This spring, there is so much more:
three Arab Israelis, the ensemble sends the transcendent message through their music of the possibility for friendship and mutual respect.
Sunday March 3rd - “The Cantor’s Couch,” featuring Cantor Jack Mendelson with original music by award winning composer Cantor Jonathan Comisar. It’s a one man show that’s funny, moving, rich with Jewish history via one cantor’s autobiographical journey from the therapist’s couch.
And, of course, there is still Purim and the lovely melodies of your Passover Seder.
April 9th - visiting members of the Israel Philharmonic who call themselves Shesh Besh (it means backgammon) will play a concert at 7 PM. Consisting of three Jewish and
May 10th - as part of our evening annual meeting and services, we join with Trinity Episcopal choir in presenting Leonard Bernstein’s gorgeous “Chichester Psalms.”
CBI is a house for all peoples, a house of community, and I am deeply grateful to those who recognize that music is an opening for so many to inspiration, connection, and spirituality. May your Purim be joyous, your Passover rich with meaning, and may we enjoy each other’s company soon at a concert or service right here at Congregation Beth Israel.
Whether it’s fun with the Mini Mensches or DC activism with our Confirmation class, our Religious School students are building busy, vibrant Jewish lives.
Women’s Seder Thursday, April 11, 6:00 PM Goodman Hall
Sisterhood Presents: Palatable Passover Baking with Amanda Netter Sunday, April 14, 12:30 PM Goodman Kitchen
Passover 101 April 14, Time and Location TBD
Passover Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 27 No Friday Evening Shabbat Services will be held on April 19, the first night of Passover. Saturday morning services will take place as usual.
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Jackson Zane Friedman Jackson Zane Friedman will become a Bar Mitzvah Saturday, March 2, 2019. Jackson is the son of Steve and Heather Friedman and has a younger sister, Tahlia. Jackson’s grandmothers are Sue Friedman and Carolyn Gorin. Jackson attends Rachel Carson Middle School, which has an emphasis in environmental studies and is very concerned about the future of our planet. He loves sports, and has played basketball since the age of five. A fan of professional baseball, basketball, and hockey, Jackson has been fortunate enough to go to baseball games in Baltimore, Texas, St. Louis and Seattle. Tradition runs deep for Jackson. He’s a fourth generation member of Congregation Beth Israel and will be on the same bimah as his father was when he became a Bar Mitzvah in 1975. With great pride, Jackson will be using his father’s Kiddush cup that was given to him forty-four years ago at the Friday night service. At Saturday’s service, Jackson will wear his great grandfather Milton Margulis’s yarmulke and his grandfather Larry Gorin’s tallit. For his Mitzvah Project, Jackson has been collecting food for the Oregon Food Bank. He volunteers by helping to pack and prepare food, which gets donated to several local food pantries. Jackson is asking anyone who attends his Bar Mitzvah to please bring a few nonperishable items that will be collected upon coming into the sanctuary.
Benjamin William Schulhof Benjamin William Schulhof will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Ben is the son of Susanne Aronowitz and Robert Schulhof, and the younger brother of Leo Schulhof.
A seventh grader at Jackson Middle School, Ben enjoys playing basketball and video games and is interested in computers and politics. For his Mitzvah Project, Ben will be volunteering with the Oregon Food Bank to help reduce food insecurity in our own community.
Price Alexander Schaffer Price Alexander Schaffer will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 30. He is a seventh grader at West Sylvan Middle School and a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Israel. He is the son of Scott Schaffer and Tracy Prince and grandson of Arnold and Susan Schaffer and Shirley Prince. His sister, Zadie Schaffer, is in tenth grade, and his cat is Shasta. He plays the saxophone and piano, is active in robotics, choir, and school musicals, and has recorded his original piano compositions with Marmoset Studios. For his Mitzvah Project, he created Walk of Ages (www.walkofages.org), a program encouraging kids to volunteer to walk dogs for or with elders. He started this program after befriending an elderly neighbor who appreciated the friendship and his spending time with her pets. Price hopes to create more intergenerational friendships through this program. If you are interested in volunteering or are an elder who would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peri Jessica Rosenfield Peri Jessica Rosenfield will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Peri is the daughter of Lynne Hana and Rick Rosenfield. She has an older brother, Gabe. Peri’s Grandparents are Richard Rotberg of Skokie, Illinois and Dianne and David Rosenfield of South Palm Beach, Florida.
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Peri is a seventh grader at West Sylvan Middle School. Peri is a passionate soccer player and plays for the FC Club of Portland. She also enjoys playing basketball, writing, and spending a lot of time with her friends. For her Mitzvah Project, Peri will be supporting Stone Soup. Stone Soup PDX is a nonprofit food service training enterprise helping those at risk of homelessness prepare for a career in the hospitality industry. This happens through a sixteen week training program, where paid participants work at a casual dining lunch counter during the day and a fine-dining catering hall at night. The end result is that graduates can walk into any food service business and be qualified for any openings they may have. Peri will be hosting a bake sale with some very delicious goodies during and after Religious School on Sunday, March 3. If you would like to support this effort by contributing a baked good of your choice, please contact Lynne directly (text messages welcome) at 503-708-1362.
Eli O’Rourke Ostrov Eli O’Rourke Ostrov, son of Daniel Ostrov and Rachel O’Rourke, brother of math whiz sister Twyla Belle O’Rourke Ostrov, grandson of Marjorie and Charles Ostrov and Marilyn Citron O’Rourke, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, April 12, 2019. Eli is an amazing young artist, story teller, antique collector, baker and one of the kindest human beings on this earth. His smile, laugh and hugs make the world a better place everyday. Eli is always up for an adventure whether it is visiting a fancy tea house, wandering around a flea market in Florida or California, combing beaches for treasures or sleeping under the stars in a forest clearing. As a young social activist, Eli speaks up for the rights of LGBTQ+ youth, refugee and immigrants and families experiencing chronic poverty. He routinely volunteers at Reynolds Middle school in the food pantry working to make sure families have access to healthy food.
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SAC Immigration/Refugee Subcommittee We are obligated by the Torah’s repeated injunction to ”welcome the stranger” to be outspoken advocates for immigrant justice. Catholic Charities and Lutheran Family Services serve the bulk of the incoming refugee families in Portland. While there are millions of refugees living in camps around the world who are seeking asylum, very few by comparison are allowed into our country. And, sadly, the number of people allowed into this country has been drastically cut nationwide from 110,000 to 25,000. Locally, Catholic Charities’ contract has been cut from 1,200 to a mere 166. Yet, we whole-heartedly intend to do our part to welcome and support these newcomers to our land. In conjunction with Catholic Charities programs, opportunities for “adopting” a family, welcoming refugees as they arrive, collecting household goods, furnishing apartments, familiarizing families with our customs, tutoring, and other meaningful activities will be presented to CBI in the upcoming months.
Many of you are probably familiar with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a Jewish organization of which we ought to all be proud. HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. One of our own CBI’s eighth graders, Jonah Flamm, became familiar with HIAS in October right after the Pittsburgh shootings, and has been fundraising on their behalf at https://us-p2p.netdonor.net/923/personal-fundraisingcampaign/36543/jonahs-capstone-fundraiser-for-hias. You will be able to take part in his fundraiser for HIAS and learn more about Jonah’s discovery of the organization. Also, Jonah has designed T-shirts which he is selling to support HIAS. Be sure to look for Jonah on Mitzvah Day at CBI. And, if you are interested in working with our Immigration/Refugee Committee to improve the life and chances for refugees and immigrants, please let us know at SAC@bethisrael-pdx.org. We need you.
L’DOR V’DOR ~ FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
Mazel Tov to
Parents Dr. Bethami Grossman and Dr. Lenny Grossman, grandparents Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph, aunt Rabbi Rachel Joseph and cousin Max Joseph, and big brothers Judah and Aaron on the birth of Miriam Ruth Grossman. Miriam was born on December 15, 2018
Martha Soltesz on the loss of her husband, Monica (Jordan) Cox and Daniel (Jessica) Soltesz on the loss of their father, Andrew and Molly Cox and Maya and Stella Soltesz on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Soltesz family on the loss of Les Soltesz, who passed away on December 12, 2018 at the age of 71.
May she grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to her family and all humankind. Sydney Baer, who was recognized at the Multnomah Athletic Club annual meeting for her exceptional volunteer work. Ron Silver, who was recognized by the Northwest Examiner as a Community Award Winner for 2018. The recognition was noted in the February edition of the Examiner.
Alan Laster (Suzanne) and Scott Laster on the loss of their mother, Zakary (Ali) and Claire Laster on the loss of their grandmother, Lennon Louise Laster on the loss of her great-grandmother, and the extended Laster family on the loss of Evelyn Laster, who passed away on January 23, 2019 at the age of 91. Tamara Glover on the loss of her husband, Isaac, Declan, Benjamin, and EmmaLena Glover on the loss of their father, and the extended Glover family on the loss of Brian Glover, who passed away in an automobile accident on January 24, 2019. He was 51 years old.
Jeff (Susie) Alifanz and Michelle (Harry) Alifanz Carson on the loss of their mother, Michael (Melissa) Alifanz and Marc (Tracy) Alifanz on the loss of their grandmother, Adeline, Elodie, Emalene, and Rebekah Alifanz on the loss of their great-grandmother, and the extended Alifanz family on the loss of Harriet Alifanz, who passed away on January 29, 2019.
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IN REMEMBRANCE ~ MAY THEIR MEMORY BE FOR A BLESSING March 1 and 2 Lillian Aarons Frank J. Anker* Theodore R. Blank* Leon Block Clarence Albert Blomgren Constance Blomgren William Brenner Fran Browning Cari Spiegel Cherlee Myrtle Donaldson Jessie Douglas Ralph Driesen Shelly Feig Stacy Malman Feldman Jacob Foster Diane McCullough Friedman Carol Gaiser Samuel Glickman Maurice Goldberg Albert Goldwasser Edgar Goodman Simon Gordon Eva Gross Sheila Haikins Robert R. Hampel Minna Hochfeld Sue Kahana Isabella A. Kaufman* Annie Klonsky Theodore Lachman Marie Lamfrom William Leveton Jack Elliott Mlyn Oscar Olman Murry M. Overbeck Aaron Popick Celia Raven Jack Rogel Patricia Rosen Judith Rosenberg David Rosenfeld Samuel Russell Pearl Russell Norman Stamm Jennie Tanne Anna Tenenbaum Bernard Treuhaft Harold Unkeles Seymour Utay Soraya Vorster Laura Yankowitz Sonia Zalk Zelda Director Zeidman March 8 and 9 Marian A. Abrams* Edward I. Aiken Fred J. Baron Ted H. Blank* Emma Selling Bloch Bob Brodey Jack Bulwa Robert Buss Rena B. Caplan Emma Gottlieb Cohn Lois Mateel Colegrove H. Benjamin Dobrow Howard Fenton* Ray M. Feves*
Marvin Fine Steven Fleckman Ruth Galen Rosalie Gilbert* Melvin Goldberg Rose Gross Richard A. Hildreth Marion Hoeflich Rachel Hoffman Jerome L. Holzman* Murray Horenblas Velma Horenstein Benjamin Isenberg* Hyman Isenberg Ruth Israel* David S. Jackson Beryl Janssen Madge Johnson Ruben Kailes Blanche Klein Morris Klein* Bessie Krass Myra Kotel Laub Melvin Layton* Dorothy J. Lesman Sadie Mark Sophie Markewitz Harold J. Miller* Eleanore Moses Madeline Nelson Morton Nemer Janice Orloff Larry Pike Eda Poplack Evelyn Rifkin Goldie Goldie Rosenbaum Jerry Rosenberg Florence Ruderman Michael Santini Sylvia Sarasohn Ralph D. Schlesinger* Melvin Shevach Estelle Sholkoff Morris Silver Rose Solomon Gus Steinberg Donald Sullivan Harry Vidgoff John Warner Carol Kendall Wolf March 15 and 16 Mariko Ando Tomomi Ando Max Berenson Fay Blank Winfield Scott Bondy Lee F. Bonime Ed Brown Jay Carver Thelma N. Cohn Etta G. Constantine* Max Delman* Marvin Epstein Nancee Lee Singer Erickson Adrienne S. Fulop* Louis Gold* Dr. Tole N. Greenstein Samuel Hasman Cathy Horton
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Rose Jacobs George Kaden Rochelle Kantor Louise Kaufman Samuel Kaufman George Kirshner Alfred Kullman Tina Larsen Max Lehmann* Melvin Lertzman Alan Lertzman Sally Light Herman Lipkin Fern Luers Julius Martel Lloyd G. Miller Sylvia Nelson Wilma Jane Perlman Hyman Popick* Frank Rigler Jack P. Rosen Mary Rosenberg Victor Rosenblum Harry Rubenstein Stanley E. Samuelis Louis Savage Sonya Seidman Dora Shemanski Nathan Shlim* Norman Shulevitz Emily Sobel Ruth J. Spear Laura Steinberg* Bruce Thompson Diana K. Unterspan Matilda Wald Sol S. Weiner Jeanette Weinstein Hilda Zeidman Leonard Zellinger Emery Zidell March 22 and 23 Cleston Lincoln Addison Nina Avakyan Hannah Baruh Burton H. Berman Zelma Blank A. L. Cahn Robert Cambreleng Claire Solomon Cantor Sanford Clement Gordon De Leon Sanford Director James Durkheimer Gerda Eiseman Shirlee Ann Eisenberg Andrew Epstein Lester D. Estrin Esther Flaxman Anita J. Gevurtz* Ethel Gilbert Ethel E. Goldberg Anne Goldman Sara Gordon Albert Hasson Nathaniel Israel* Dorothy Dayan Jampole Bella Kaplan Miriam Labovitz
Hilda Lenske Jason Levy Lester Lewis Rita S. Lubliner Edna Machacek Gussie Maisel Shirley Melzer Steven Menashe Herman I. Miller Diane Nemer Anthony Netboy Bert Neuberger Lori Nudelman Leonora Pinsky Roland I. Richman Mary Robinson Leonard Rose Korpel Rosenbaum Arthur S. Rosenfeld Marie Schnitzer Albert James Schwartz Joe Schwartz Ethel Seltzer Isaac Sherman Beverly Steinhorn Edith Tauber Vivian Tobias Lawrence Urbach Rose Veltman Murray Weidenbaum Tarelyn Weisberg March 29 and 30 Pauline Fay Aftergut Melvin Anchell Abraham Bergstein Melvin Berman* Pauline Berne Lee Braun Tillie Caplan Joyce M. Cohen Sona Cohn Ross B. Cone Milton G. Druck Louise Edelson Philip B Feldman Cyril Freedman Flora Freidenrich Annette Goldschmidt Gerson Goldsmith* Sue Halupowski* Earl Heims Arlene Hyman Tzipora Kahana Sylvia Kantor Harvey Karlin Stuart D. Karlin Sylvia Koenigsberg Marge Kravitz William Nathan Lewis Gloria Londer Judy Lowensohn Gladys Miller Natalie Lauterstein Miller Suzanne Miller Beverly Jeanne Miller Goldie Moises Roscoe C. Nelson, Sr. Janet Nicholson Hattie Nudelman
IN REMEMBRANCE ~ MAY THEIR MEMORY BE FOR A BLESSING Oscar Overback Hugh M. Patinkin Joseph Platman Fanny Restein Meyer Rifkin Charles Robinson Toby Rosenfeld Nathan Ross Fay Ruby Sol Scheffer Manuel Schnitzer Marvin Schwartz Jacqueline R. Spivak Philip Steinbock Benjamin M. Sussman Isaac N. Trachtenberg Belle Treuhaft Keith Webster Harris Willer
Adrian Rabau Leah Rosenbaum Betty Rosenfeld Sybil Samuels* Mark Saul Johan Segalowicz* Isidor Segalowicz* Rebecka Segalowicz* Abraham Shapiro Lynne Rose Fagin Smith Adeline Sokolsky Elisabeth W. (Libby) Solomon* Harold Stern Sophie Posner Tenzer Irving Trachtenberg Rosella Werlin Sara Jean White Don R. Williams Joel Irwin Wolff
April 5 and 6 William Barde* Eugene Bartenstein Frances Bick Marion Bischoff Anita Bogorad Louis Braunstein* Lena Rosenblatt Bromberg Robert Canter Philip Caplan Maurice J. Creamer Samuel B. Dobrow* Virginia East David Ellner Richard Enkelis Mollie S. Epstein Milton Falbel Magarete Feibelman Rakhil Frumkin Max Goldberg Esther F. Goldsmith* Morton J. Goodman Pamela Gould Irene Harris Celia Heims Karen Hirsch Clara Hochfeld Augusta Jaffe* Phillip Kaplan Lily Karansky Jerome Katzky Leah Korach Jerome M. Kutner Harry Labby Sonia Labby Nettie Margulis Milton Margulis* Asher Melzer Sam Menashe Stuart Neuberger* Albert Oziel Morris Paley Stuart Peltz Ben Pelz Donald Post
April 16 and 17 Edith Alexander Theodore C. Andrianoff Sidney Anton Deborah Arron Frank Bank Robert Bath Eleanor Payne Bergman Florence Caplan Berman Harriet Bodner Shelby Clark Vivian Wilson Cohen Rebecca Dennison Fannie Eisenberg George Epstein Mildred Fagin Marc Feidelson Francine Fejes Samuel Joshua Felder Rose Fischback Sue B. Friedman Mildred Friendly Cindy Gadye Molly Handelman Judy Rogel Hickox Evelyn Hirsch Leslie Ilene Kaufman Israel Klein Igal L. Koshevoy Helen Lachman Enid Lattner Steven Craig Levine Harry Maizels Ronald Matin Peter Matje Samuel T. Mayer* Sam Menashe Mose M. Mesher* Arnold Meyer Harry Reingold* Aaron Douglas Rogat Roslyn Rosen Laurence Semler Ruth Ellen Semler* Joseph Seres
Sam Shapiro Mark Sinclair Minnie Stern Jerome S. Stolzoff Thomas A. Stoner John F. (Jack) Tarpey Jack Tinkleman Gladys Trachtenberg Abe F. Vidgoff* Ralph Weintraub Dorothy Weisfield Elizabeth Zacks Harry W. Zavin Jerome Zeidman Milton Zell Ivy Zielin April 19 and 20 Lester Sidney Baskin Zerline Blattner Bernice B. Bloom* Louis S. (Bud) Brenner Nathan Brodat Barbara Cartwright Sophia Chaimov Bertrand H. Constantine Alvin Donald Davis Annie Director Jacob J. Enkelis* Harry Fischback Conny J. Frisch Charlotte Galton Sidney Garfield Alan Goldsmith Clara Heilner* Harold Heldfond Sadie Helman* Paul Jerome Hoffman Norma Ruth Olman Horenstein* Arthur Joseph Gloria Klahr Ellen Kolasky Morris Kunowski Mollie Lertzman Hana E. Lewis* Regina Light Carl Lubliner Leon Maniloff Miriam Cohen Margulies Essie Matin Joyce McBride Barbara Friedman Mills Rose Naftalin Gerson Neuberger* Mariam Neuwelt Rita Oroshnik Pearl (Pat) Orr Rose Papkin Carol Rogat Jack Sadis Gary W. Samuelis Walli Schlesinger* Pearl Schlesinger Morris Schnitzer* Ruth B. Segal
Norman Seltzer Evelyn Shapiro Bess Steiner Gene Marie Strauss Wanda Sullivan Alan Tell Roy Treuhaft Harold F. Wendel Lois Wood Monty Zielin April 26 and 27 Larry Backer Jennie Cohn* Edward Cohn, Jr. Glen Collins Jerry Dennison Florence Feldman Marcel Flaxman Amy R. Frank Frances Freeman Syril Garfinkle Lillian Goodman Fanny Gradow Genevieve Himelstein* Arnold Hoffman Edith Kamin Bernard Kaye Alison Senders Lang David Leveton* Stanley B. Lewis Marvin Liebreich* George Litow Sol G. Lubliner* Alan Eric Lundberg Richard Machacek Edith Maizels Samuel Moment Leslie Moses Patricia Layton Nemer Rose Novich Debra Cohn Nudelman Nettie Olman Max H. Packouz Bernhard Pinsky Madaline Pitkin Marion Rabiner David J. Rosen Edith Roshberg Maurice J. Roth Morris Saffron Mildred Markus Schnitzer* Harold Schnitzer Max Shimshak Harriet Simon Edythe Steinbock Charlotte Stern* Eileen Treuhaft Beatrice Weiner Mary Willer
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VERY THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE
CBI TRIBUTE FUND SPOTLIGHT: Urman Family College Communication Fund CBI college, graduate, and professional students and active service members will receive a wonderful treat this spring: Purim care packages, complete with groggers, hamentaschen, a directory of their CBI friends, and a special greeting from our clergy—all thanks to the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood and the Urman Family College Communication Fund. Your generous contributions make it possible for these care packages (yes, that’s plural: they’re sent out for Chanukah as well!) to connect CBI-ers worldwide with their home under the dome.
TRIBUTE FUND DONATIONS FROM DANIEL AND ELEANORE ALBERT In memory of Maurice Albert Adult Education Fund FROM NADINE AND KAREN ASIN In memory of Ruth Asin Cantor Schiff Discretionary Fund FROM DAVID AND ANITA AUGUST In memory of Carol August Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM BILL AND SYDNEY BAER In memory of Miriam Baer Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund FROM LYNDA BAKER In memory of Michael Laufer In memory of Louis Fenton In memory of Howard Fenton Social Action Food Fund FROM THE BARRS In memory of Ann Goldsmith Barr Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM MINDY, JULIE, AND ADAM BECKER In memory of Bruce Becker Rabbi Rose Discretionary Fund FROM LEN AND BETSY BERGSTEIN In memory of Theresa Bergstein Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM LESLIE BERMAN AND FAMILY In memory of Muriel Berman Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund FROM LESLIE, JOSEPH, LILY, AND MARJORIE BERMAN In memory of William Berman Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund FROM LEE BERNE In memory of Michael Laufer In memory of Louis Fenton In memory of Samuel Berne Social Action Food Fund FROM STEVE AND PAT BILOW In memory of Arlene Simon Brotherhood Scholarship Fund
FROM LAWRENCE AND SUSAN BLACK In memory of Rose Black and Elise F. Wendel General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM HERB BLACK In memory of Eve Black Cemetery Beautification Fund In memory of Rose Black General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM SANDEE BLANK AND FAMILY In memory of Ted H. Blank In memory of Theodore R. Blank Cantor Schiff Discretionary Fund
FROM MARIAN CREAMER In memory of Ruth Romoff Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM NOELLE CROMBIE AND MARK HALPERN In honor of Rabbi Joseph Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund FROM JIM AND ILENE DAVIDSON In honor of Jen Feldman’s award Jenat Feldman Leadership Development Fund
FROM SHEMAYA BLAUER In honor of Jen Feldman’s award Hineinu Fund
FROM KENNETH DAVIS In memory of Alfred J. Davis In memory of Anne Davis In memory of Sarah Davis In memory of Jenny Dickson Heims Family Youth Fund
FROM LYNN BONNER In memory of Marvin Leon Diamond Cemetery Beautification Fund
FROM DICK AND CAMERON DAVIS In memory of Jenny Dickson Simon & Helen Director Endowment Fund
FROM MEGAN BROWN In memory of Carol Faye Williams Social Action Food Fund In memory of Chaim and Zalmon Kohen Early Childhood Education Fund
FROM KENNETH DAVIS In memory of Jenny Dickson Heims Family Youth Fund
FROM BARBARA COHEN In memory of Bernard Irwin Cohen Social Action Food Fund FROM ILAINE COHEN In memory of Les Soltesz Oseran Family Endowment Fund In memory of S. I. Samuels Amy R. Goldsmith Library Fund FROM MARCIA COLTON, RISA COLTON-FELDMAN, LOUIS, NOAH AND JACOB FELDMAN In memory of Leo Goldman In memory of Rose Veltman May Georges Studies in Israel Scholarship Fund In memory of Joseph Sercu Social Action Food Fund FROM ROGER AND MIDGE CONE & LOREE AND KEN SAKAI In memory of Leslie Lipman and Cynthia Aaron Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund
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FROM MARK DOHRMANN AND JULIE DURKHEIMER In memory of Leah K. Durkheimer Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM STAN AND BEV EASTERN In honor of Jen Feldman’s award Jenat Feldman Leadership Development Fund FROM BUNNY EDELSON In memory of Sally Stolzoff Social Action Food Fund FROM STACY EPSTEEN In memory of Helen Epsteen In memory of Robert Epsteen In memory of Leah Epsteen Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM JOHN AND SARAH EPSTEIN In memory of Arlene Simon Hal Ruthizer Cultural Arts Fund
FROM JUDITH FEINSTEIN In memory of Eugene and Irene Arron Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund In memory of Ethel and Max Kelinson In memory of Marian and Irving Orvitz General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM NOAH FELDMAN In honor of EmmaLena Rose Glover’s Bat Mitzvah In honor of Noah John Elkanich’s Bar Mitzvah May Georges Studies in Israel Scholarship Fund FROM HOWARD AND JEN FELDMAN In memory of Paul Halupowski In memory of Nancy Green Jenat Feldman Leadership Development Fund In memory of Les Soltesz Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund In memory of Amy Frank Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM RISA COLTON-FELDMAN, LOUIS, JACOB, AND NOAH FELDMAN In memory of Brian Glover May Georges Studies in Israel Scholarship Fund FROM SCOTT AND CAROL FENTON In memory of Michael Laufer Early Childhood Education Tribute Fund In memory of Howard Fenton Morris Klein Early Childhood Education Fund FROM BRAD FISHEL General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM JOEL FISHMAN In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund FROM MARILYN AND DAVID FLEMMING In memory of Sam Snyder General Administrative Tribute Fund
VERY THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE FROM STEPHEN E. FORMAN In memory of Marion Forman In memory of Albert Forman Spear Research Library Fund FROM HEIDI AND DONALD FRANKLIN In memory of Barbara L. Franklin Social Action Food Fund FROM JANET HUPERT FREEDMAN In memory of Joseph Hupert Social Action Food Fund FROM ERIC, REBECCA, MAX, AND SOPHIE FRIEDENWALD-FISHMAN In memory of Kaa Byington Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM ZANLEY AND CLAIRE GALTON In memory of Rose Wright Amy R. Goldsmith Library Fund FROM LINDA GEORGES In honor of Jen Feldman’s award Tom Georges III Memorial Fund FROM ANDRA GEORGES General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM JOHN AND MYRA GEVURTZ In memory of Carol Gevurtz Meisels Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund In memory of Sam Lazerwith In memory of Charlotte Lazerwith In memory of Milton Gevurtz Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM BOB AND LESLEY GLASGOW In memory of Joseph Glasgow In memory of Eugene Veltman Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund In memory of Sara Cogan Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM BARBARA GLAZER In memory of Mort Glazer Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM ILENE GOLDBERG In memory of Joan Ramsey In memory of Esther Rodinsky Social Action Food Fund FROM SUSAN GOLDEN In memory of Bob Edelman General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM MARILYN GRUNBAUM In memory of Gertrude Klein Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund FROM NICOLE AND JEFF GULLISH In memory of Berta Delman Prayer Book Fund FROM CHERYL, BRIAN, MAX AND MIA HARRIS In honor of Glen Levy General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM IRWIN AND RENEE HOLZMAN In memory of M’Liss Gilbert In memory of Lena Holzman In memory of Henry Kleinberg In memory of Les Soltesz Social Action Food Fund
FROM ERWIN HORENSTEIN In memory of Sophie Wolf Cemetery Beautification Fund In memory of Maureen Horenstein WRJ Service to the Blind Fund FROM MORRIS AND GERRY JACKSON In memory of Robert S. Misrach Social Action Food Fund FROM BILL JUNE AND SUSAN GRABER In memory of Les Soltesz Adult Education Fund FROM STEVE AND ELAINE KANTOR In memory of Mary Rogoway Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund In memory of Donald Londer Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund In memory of Bruce Kantor Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM BRUCE AND LORIE KAPLAN In memory of Les Soltesz Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM ANDREW KAPLAN AND VALERIE THOM In memory of Arthur and Sylvia Kaplan Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM DR. ILENE M. KAPLAN Temple Endowment Fund General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM SIVIA KAYE General Administrative Tribute Fund In memory of Harry Karansky Adult Education Fund In memory of Jean Pierce Oseran Family Endowment Fund FROM DELORES KIMMEL In memory of Esther Wayne Nettie Director Library Fund FROM TAMMY KRAMER In memory of Barbara Bloom Social Action Food Fund In memory of Bernie and Anese Klein In memory of Bernard and Nancy Kaplan Prayer Book Fund FROM LORE LABBY In memory of Robert Labby General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM DON AND KAREN LACHMAN In memory of Ruth Rosenfeld Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM BARBARA AND GARY LARSEN In honor of Lesley Glasgow’s Birthday In honor of Stuart Director’s Birthday In memory of Leah and Stuart Durkheimer Nettie Director Library Fund FROM EVELYN LASTER In memory of Esther Lenet Social Action Food Fund
FROM MARK LENESTSKY AND HOLLY SHEV In Memory of Oscar and Jean Shev Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund FROM LYNN LERTZMAN In memory of Les Soltesz Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM JERRY AND EVELYN LESHGOLD In honor of Herb Black’s Recovery In memory of Max Swerdlik Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM DAVE AND LISETTE LEVICH General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM MAX LEVY In memory of Jacob (Coco) Levy General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM CAROL SCHNITZER LEWIS In memory of Edith Schnitzer Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM FRANI LILIENTHAL In memory of James R. Lilienthal Jill Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund FROM DAVID AND LIZ LIPOFF In memory of Lorraine Lippoff Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM STAN AND JOYCE LOEB In memory of Sue Halupowski Temple Improvement Fund FROM MARLENE LOMAS In memory of David Lomas General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM LEE LOWENSON General Administrative Tribute Fun FROM ANNETTE MACDOUGALL In memory of Harry II and Phyllis Sanger Early Childhood Education Tribute Fund In memory of Julius and Fanny Negin Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund In memory of Phyllis Katz WRJ Hope in Life Fund FROM DICK AND HARRIET MAIZELS In honor of Barbara Durkheimer’s recovery I Have a Dream Fund through Social Action FROM DAVID AND JANN MARGOLIN In memory of Ruth Margolin Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund FROM PHILLIP MARGOLIN In memory of Doreen Margolin General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM SHIRLEY MARK In memory of Louis Mark Nettie Director Library Fund
FROM LYNN L. MARKS In memory of Celene L. Lowenson Temple Endowment Fund FROM PETER AND GAIL MARRACCI In memory of Gloria Reiss Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM GARY AND SHERYL MARTEL In memory of Alan L. Kantor I Have a Dream Fund through Social Action FROM STANLEY MAST General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM JERROLD AND GERI MATIN In memory of Sherie Hildreth Social Action Food Fund FROM RUBEN AND LIZ MENASHE In memory of Jack Menashe In memory of Jack McBride Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM JACK AND MADELEINE MENASHE In memory of Doris Krys General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM ROBERT AND ROBIN MESHER In memory of Sally Vidgoff Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship Fund FROM BARNEY AND SUSAN MILSTEIN In memory of Lillian Applebaum In memory of Irwin Applebaum Social Action Food Fund FROM TRUDI MORRISON In memory of June Director Nagel Simon & Helen Director Endowment Fund FROM ROSALYN NEUBERGER In memory of Erna Neuberger General Administrative Tribute Fund In memory of Hans Neuberger Temple Improvement Fund FROM PATRICIA NEUBERGER In memory of Herman David Social Action Food Fund FROM ED AND JILL NEUWELT In memory of Joseph Simon In memory of Matthew Neuwelt General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM AVREL NUDELMAN In memory of Helen Spivak Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund FROM STEVEN AND JEAN ORENSTEIN In honor of the birth of Miles Bauch Orenstein Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM ILSE ORTHMEYER In memory of Salo Lewin Rabbi Rose Discretionary Fund continued on p. 14
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HEADER HEREPEOPLE VERY THOUGHTFUL FROM RAY AND DOROTHY PACKOUZ In memory of Burnetta Packouz Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM BOB AND RACHEL PAPKIN In memory of Dorothy Friedberg General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM ROBERT AND LESLIE PELTZ In memory of Max Peltz Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM GARY PETERSON AND DEBBIE FRIEDMAN In memory of Morton Glazer I Have a Dream Fund through Social Action FROM HAROLD AND JANE POLLIN In memory of Morris Pollin Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund FROM MICHAEL AND ALICE POWELL In memory of Pearl Karlin Cantor Schiff Discretionary Fund FROM NANCY AND RICK PROUSER In memory of Les Soltesz General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM PHIL AND DOROTHY REITER In memory of Sharie Hildreth In memory of Carlton Reiter Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM JIM AND MICHAEL RICHMAN In memory of Cynthia Richwood Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund FROM CHUCK AND SELENE ROBINOWITZ In memory of Samuel Greenberg Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM PAUL AND GAYLE ROMAINE In honor of Arlene Schnitzer’s Birthday Simon & Helen Director Endowment Fund FROM NEAL ROSEN In memory of Rose Rosen Nettie Director Library Fund FROM DAVID AND DIANE ROSENCRANTZ In memory of Rodney Rosencrantz In memory of Linda Hudesman Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM EVE AND ALAN ROSENFELD In memory of Ruth Rosenfeld In memory of David Rosenfeld In memory of Murry Overback General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM DAN AND LISA RUBEN In memory of Eva Ail General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM ROSE RUSTIN In memory of Arnold Rustin Social Action Food Fund
FROM MAURRIE BROWN SALENGER In memory of Florence Brown David & Beverly Lipman Assistant Rabbi Fund FROM FAYE SAMUELS In memory of Irwin Cohen Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund FROM ELAINE SAVINAR In memory of Julius Jaffe and Irving Weinstein Jenat Feldman Leadership Development Fund FROM BENITA SCHLESINGER In memory of Margaret Balick Kavitt Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM ARLENE SCHNITZER In memory of June Nagel Simon and Helen Director Endowment FROM MARGO SERCU In memory of Leo Goldman and Joseph Sercu Prayer Book Fund FROM JOEL AND SANDRA SERES In memory of Ronald Paul Seres In memory of Antone P. Larsen General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM STUART AND SUSAN SHLEIFER In memory of John May In memory of Sam Shleifer Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM NORMA AND NORMAN SILVER In memory of Celia Silver Adler General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM DON SIMON In memory of Nancy Green Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM SMITH/BABER/DEVANEY FAMILY In honor of Jeff and Kira Capen Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM DICK SOLOMON AND ALYCE FLITCRAFT In memory of Claire I. Cantor In memory of Elisabeth W. Solomon In memory of Gus J. Solomon In memory of Rose Solomon In memory of Harris Willer In memory of Mary Willer Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM MARTHA SOLTESZ In memory of Les Soltesz Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund In memory of Les Soltesz Cantor Schiff Discretionary Fund FROM SALLY SONDHEIM General Administrative Tribute Fund
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FROM JOAN AND LOUIS SORIANO In memory of Max Swerdlik Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund
FROM EDWARD TONKIN In memory of Ron and Nancy Tonkin General Administrative Tribute Fund
FROM BRUCE SPIEGEL In memory of Eloise Spiegel Social Action Food Fund
FROM BRAD AND MICHELLE TONKIN In memory of Nancy Lou and Ronald Tonkin General Administrative Tribute Fund
FROM DON SPIEGEL AND DEBORAH DAVIS-SPIEGEL In memory of Eloise Spiegel Adult Education Fund In memory of Lorraine Davis I Have a Dream Fund through Social Action FROM JAMES SPIVAK AND FAMILY In memory of Henry Spivak In memory of Al and Gilda Wexler In memory of Yussie J. Epstein In memory of Edith Zavin I Have a Dream Fund through Social Action In memory of Helen and Henry Spivak In memory of Alysmae and Victor Nudelman In memory of Jacqueline R. Spivak In memory of Yussie J. Epstein Altar Flowers and Oneg Fund In memory of Helen Spivak In memory of Jacqueline R. Spivak In memory of Edith Goodman Rogoway In memory of Yussie J. Epstein In memory of Charles Ostrofsky Ruth and Larry Semler Youth Activity Tribute Fund
FROM MARCY TONKIN In memory of Ronald B. Tonkin Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM RENA AND CHERYL TONKIN In memory of Ronald Tonkin In memory of Ada Beckman Cemetery Beautification Fund FROM PEARL TRACHTENBERG In memory of William Isaac Trachtenberg Social Action Food Fund FROM LARRY AND LINDA VELTMAN In memory of Nancy Green General Administrative Tribute Fund FROM JACKIE VOLKOFF In honor of Sharron Volkoff Caring Community Fund In honor of Sharron Volkoff Social Action Food Fund FROM JAMES AND ANN WALDMAN In memory of Shirley Waldman General Administrative Tribute Fund
FROM RICK AND KAYE STERN In memory of Gerald Stern Rabbi Joseph Discretionary Fund
FROM JOELLA WERLIN In memory of Herbert Werlin Social Action General Tribute Fund
FROM HELEN STERN In honor of Cantor Cahana Cantor Cahana Discretionary Fund In honor of Rabbi Cahana Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund
FROM ELDON AND CAROLYN WEXLER In memory of Gilda Wexler Holzman Family Religious School Fund
FROM NAOMI STRAUSS In memory of David Strauss In memory of her Aunt Anna and Uncle Sally Buchbinder Prayer Book Fund
FROM KEN WOLFE In memory of Howard Wolfe General Administrative Tribute Fund
FROM BOBBI SWERDLIN AND THE SWERDLIN-FRANKEL FAMILY In memory of Samuel Budin May Georges Studies in Israel Scholarship Fund FROM MICHAEL TANNENBAUM In memory of Dr. Arnold Tannenbaum Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM SHARON TARLOW In memory of Larry Tarlow Social Action Food Fund FROM LINDA TELL IIn memory of Alan Tell In honor of McKenzie Tell In honor of Benjamin Tell’s Bar Mitzvah General Administrative Tribute Fund
FROM JENNIFER ZEIDMAN In memory of Les Soltesz Social Action General Tribute Fund FROM BOB ZELINKA In memory of Corinne Zelinka Rabbi Cahana Discretionary Fund FROM BEVERLY AND MARTY ZELL AND FAMILY In memory of Sylvia Director Jacobs Social Action Food Fund FROM JANET ZELL In memory of Philip Kurland Oseran Family Endowment Fund
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Please Join us! Thursday, April 11 6 PM Goodman Hall
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL’S ANNUAL
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$36 per person 13+, space is limited Made possible with support from CBI Sisterhood
Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209 Office: (503) 222-1069 • Fax: (503) 274-1400 Beth Israel Cemetery, 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road
CBI Team Clergy Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Senior Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Finance Director Melissa Bordine firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Rabbi Emeritus Emanuel Rose, D.H.L., D.D. Cantor Emerita Judith Blanc Schiff Contact any of the Clergy at email@example.com
On Wednesday April 10th, Beth Israel Sisterhood will host a Special Community Seder. This event is done in cooperation with Jewish Family and Child Services. Our Sisterhood’s tradition of the Community Seder dates back more than fifty years. Past attendees, both guests and volunteers, have enjoyed a meaningful and joyous celebration of Passover. The Seder is conducted in English, Hebrew, and Russian. It is an opportunity for members of our community who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend a Seder. Cantor Cahana will lead this wonderful service. We will need volunteers to drive guests to CBI and home from CBI. Sisterhood members have participated doing this in past years. We’d love to have volunteers to help with the arrangements, including recruitment of drivers and assembling gift bags. This will not require a big time commitment. If you can help or you have any questions, please contact Beth Eisenberg-Schapara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist Linda Bridges email@example.com Facilities Managers Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed., R.J.E. email@example.com
Facilities Staff Ben Anderson Byron Salvatierra Dorian Torres Daniel Whalen
Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement Chelsea Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisterhood Community Seder
Receptionist and Tributes Coordinator Amber Rollins email@example.com
Education Administrator McKenna Means firstname.lastname@example.org B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator Emily Silverman email@example.com CBI Administration Executive Director Josh Kashinsky firstname.lastname@example.org Development Director Jackie Volkoff email@example.com Program Coordinator Tracy Manaster Alifanz firstname.lastname@example.org Clergy Assistant and Cemetery Administrator Bitsie Appleton email@example.com
Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2853, Julia Deuchler Art of Catering 503-231-8185, Eric Sandstrom Aviv Israeli Vegan Cuisine 906-236-2834, Biz Lyons Century Catering 503-849-2605, Allen Levin Devil’s Food Catering 503-233-9288, Dan Sullivan Kenny & Zuke’s 503-222-3354 Lisa Glickman, Private Chef 541-728-6678 Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635, 503-944-6820 Karen Rich
Board of Trustees, FY 2018/2019 Officers
Brotherhood Welcomes New President Eric Flamm This April, CBI Brotherhood’s Vice President, Eric Flamm, who has been a dedicated leader for the brotherhood over the past couple of years. will be taking over the role as President. Outgoing Brotherhood President Jeff Capen, says, “Please give Eric a warm welcome when you see him next and remember to always pass along your ideas and desires for making our organization stronger.”
Glen Levy President
Sally Rosenfeld At Large
Tony Urdes Vice President/ President-Elect
Robin McCoy At Large
Mark Peterman Secretary Stacy Friedman Treasurer
Ted Nelson Past President
Naomi Derner David Goldwyn Bonnie Davis Janet Hoffman JoAnne Van Ness Menashe Bill June David Sarasohn Auxiliaries Kathleen Doctor WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Jeff Capen Brotherhood President Anna Epstein JND President
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Congregation Beth Israel
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PORTLAND, OR PERMIT NO. 594
1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097
Celebrate Music at CBI
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM
“The Cantor’s Couch”, starring Cantor Jack Mendelson is a musical one man show centering around the real life stories of internationally acclaimed Cantor Jack Mendelson. Join us for these alternately hilarious and goosebump worthy tales of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950’s. Free and open to the public.
Hear the music of Shesh Besh, The Arab-Jewish Ensemble of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community, Shesh Besh embodies two cultures living together in harmony. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 12, 10:00 AM
Sunday, March 3, 4:00 PM
Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879
Friday, May 10, 6:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Listen to The Chichester Psalms, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most frequently sung choral works, performed by the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Choir and CBI’s own Kol Echad choir. Free and open to the public.
Read the March/April 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...
Published on Mar 1, 2019
Read the March/April 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...