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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Yizkor Service Friday, April 26, 10:00 AM Pollin Chapel During the observance of Passover, please refrain from bringing chametz (leavened food or food products) onto the CBI campus. MARCH/APRIL 2019 | CONGREG ATION BE TH ISR AEL

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March/April 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the March/April 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

March/April 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the March/April 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

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