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hiking. He is a foodie who enjoys baking, cooking and trying cuisine from many regions of the world. Other hobbies include playing guitar and painting. For his Mitzvah Project, Hewett will raise funds to donate to a micro-lending agency to assist minority women entrepreneurs with micro loans to start businesses. This project aligns with Hewett’s interests in invention, product design and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Ilana Rosenberg Ilana Rosenberg will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Ilana lives in Happy Valley with her parents, Jake and Heather Rosenberg, and her younger brother Chase. The Rosenberg family joined Congregation Beth Israel in 2017 after relocating to Oregon from

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Sacramento, California. Ilana is a seventh grader at Happy Valley Middle School where she is a member of the choir as well as the Builders Club, the middle school program for Kiwanis International. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and playing with her two cats, Carson and Henri. Ilana loves animals and so plans to fundraise for an animal rescue organization in the Portland area for her Mitzvah Project.

and likes turtles, marine biology, Marvel, roller coasters, and video gaming. His favorite way to relax is hanging out with his friends on the Xbox. For his Mitzvah Project, Joel will be collecting funds to donate to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). The JDRF funds research to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications and supports children and adults all over the world who have Type 1 Diabetes.

Joel Muir

Naomi Hemstreet

Joel Muir will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Joel is the son of Doug and Shelley Muir and the younger brother of Josh and Eva. Joel’s great grandmother is Josephine Shevach of Portland and his grandparents are Nancy Solomon of Portland, Stan and Sheryl Adams of Happy Valley, and Bob and Judy Muir of Portland. Joel is a fourthgeneration member of Congregation Beth Israel and will be an eighth Grader at Cedar Park Middle School in the fall. Joel plays the trombone in the school band

Naomi Hemstreet will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Naomi is the daughter of Joanna Ogintz and Tim Hemstreet. She is a younger sister to Renata. Naomi’s grandparents are Marianne and Jack Hemstreet of Beaverton, OR and Susan and Steven Ogintz of Newark, DE. A seventh grader at Beaumont Middle School, Naomi likes swimming, lacrosse, baking, reading, trumpet and piano. For her Mitzvah Project, Naomi has been regularly volunteering doing food repack for the Oregon Food Bank.

Expert sofers, with your support are restoring all of CBI’s sifrei torah in honor of our 160th anniversay...

....including the Holocaust scroll from which all our B’nei Mitzvah students read.

Thanks to everyone in our community who has participated in Torah Connects!

While our two remaining Torah Letter Fill-In Events are at capacity this summer will see additional opportunities to connect with our Torah restoration project through education, art, lectures, and community encounters. Make sure you are subscribed to our email list to get all the details.

Questions? Email emily@bethisrael-pdx.org

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May/June/July 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the May/June/July 2019 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Refor...

May/June/July 2019 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

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