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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 6 PM MAIN SANCTUARY

Please join us as we celebrate the work of Dr. King and welcome our Keynote Speaker

Bulletin January 2018 Tevet-Sh’vat 5778 Vol. 67, No. 2

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell As the Member of Congress representing Alabama’s civil rights district, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell has been a passionate champion for recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of those freedom fighters who served as powerful agents of change. Her first piece of successful legislation, passed unanimously in both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, recognized the “Four Little Girls” who tragically lost their lives during the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Her Gold Medal bill to honor the Foot Soldiers of the Voting Rights Movement was signed by President Obama on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Our service will include music from the NW Gospel Choir and CBI’s Kol Echad Choir. Free and open to the public.

“I’m benefitting from the sacrifices and seeds sown by Shirley Chisholm, John Lewis, and so many others. Those of us who are beneficiaries owe it to have a season of service in which we try to give back.” - Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell

Don’t throw away your shot to see CBI’s much-anticipated Purim Schpiel. HAMANTON, presented in the Main Sanctuary on February 28, is free and open to the community.

Upcoming Events

Bat Mitzvah

WOODSCHLOCK ~THE PARTY~ January 20, 2018 7:00 PM, Goodman Hall On January 20th the Adult Ed Committee is throwing a party to celebrate the 60’s —a decade of political and social turmoil, citizen activism, and protest. There was the “Summer of Love” and Woodstock too. Were you there for any of this? Then dig out your beads and granny glasses and come as you were. There will be 60’s music, good food and drink, trivia, and dancing for the bold. Does anybody remember the Frug? Our expert will show you how. If you missed the 60’s because you weren’t yet born, or have some other good reason, this will be your best chance to catch up… and have a really good time. Contributions to the Adult Education Tribute Fund will be appreciated.

WELCOME, NEW CBI FAMILIES! Sydney Lorraine Hett Sydney Lorraine Hett, a seventh grader at Robert Gray Middle School, will become a Bat Mitzvah during a Havdalah service on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She is the daughter of Mark Hett and Jennifer Glickman-Hett. Sydney’s grandparents are Harry and Joanne Glickman of Portland, Oregon, and Susan Dakis of Camano Island, Washington. Sydney, whose grandfather is the founder and president emeritus of the Portland Trail Blazers, is a sports enthusiast. In addition to watching Trail Blazers games, she is an avid volleyball player for two organizations and has played on her school softball team for the last three years. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading and spending time with her family, including her puppy, Sawyer. For her Mitzvah Project, Sydney has elected to honor the legacy of former Trail Blazers player, Jerome Kersey, as well as celebrate the special bond that she and Jerome shared, by raising funds for the JK25 Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to create smiles through dental care and education, with a focus on serving children who are underprivileged, under-served and under-insured. Sydney has also participated in a variety of philanthropic projects that have supported such organizations as the Children’s Cancer Association and The Boys & Girls Club. She also volunteers as a Teacher’s Aide at her former grade school.


Mikhail and Yelena Benikov TJ Maheras and Stacy Cohen and family David and Lesley Matson and family Kevin and Alison Siebers and family Arthur and Linda Waters Louis Guzman-Woldrich and Jeff Woldrich and family Phil Zald and Heh Shin Kwak and family

CBI Book Group Sunday, January 7, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room CBI’s Book Club is looking forward to our discussion of Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. All are welcome! We will also select titles for the coming year.

CBI WEATHER RELATED CLOSURE POLICY Brrr…it’s cold outside. While we at CBI are a pretty hardy bunch, and try to stay open as scheduled despite winter weather, safety remains a top priority. In the event of severe weather, especially when city officials advise drivers to stay off the roads, our offices may close and programming may be rescheduled. Should this happen, we will post notice of closures on our own webpage,, on Facebook, and will notify congregants via email (so please check with our office to make sure we have your most up-to-date email address). Please also note that our Education Department follows the lead of Portland Public Schools; when they close, we close.

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January 2018


Developing CBI A Tradition of Giving by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director Throughout the years our CBI community has come together to create unique and endearing traditions. From our Purim Schpiel to our congregants opening their homes for Share Shabbat, our community creates new ways to connect and spread the love of Judaism. One of our greatest traditions is the tradition of giving. This is evident through this list of our supporters who have made an annual contribution above and beyond their giving level, contributed to our Every Family Initiative (EFI) Campaign, or recently supported our Fall Fundraiser as a sponsor or Mitzvah Moment donor. We are honored to list all who have partnered with us to bolster our community and support the creation of new traditions to come. There are plenty of opportunities to be added to this list; helping sponsor our 7th annual Taste of Temple scheduled for March 18, 2018 – is just one of the easy ways. Let’s talk …

CBI Contributor’s Circle Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer Suzanne Albert George and Sharon Alexander Michael and Margie Anton Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Charles and Sarah Barr Lester and Heather Baskin David and Marah Bean Greg Jones and Mindy Becker Brian and Alisa Bendis Brad and Janice Berman Leslie Berman Gerel Blauer George Bodner Jordan and Jamie Busch Rabbi Michael Cahana and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Lance and Deborah Caldwell Constance Cambreleng Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen Barry and Barbara Caplan Stuart and Mandi Chestler David Cohen and Lee Anna Jones Fred Cohen and Randy Zasloff Ilaine Cohen Margery Cohn and Marvin Richmond Marcia Colton Will and Melanie Dann Alfred J Davis Company Andrea Davis Barry and Bonnie Davis James and Ilene Davidson Dr. Pike, Dentistry for Children Lou and Kathleen Doctor Nancy Duhnkrack and James Monteith Richard and Jill Edelson John and Sarah Epstein Howard and Jen Feldman Paul and Sherry Fishman Eric and Robin Flamm Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld of the Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank Fund of OJCF Forrest Frank and Phoebe Eskenazi Eric and Rebecca FriedenwaldFishman Stacy and Sharon Friedman Paul and Carolyn Fujita

Morris Galen William and Beverly Galen Andrew and Audra Galler Zanley and Claire Galton Linda Georges Leonard and Yvonne Gionet Barbara Glazer Bobbie Goldstein David and Tiffany Goldwyn Doug and Lila Goodman Greg Goodman and Susan Schnitzer Mark and Christi Goodman Bill June and Susan Graber Steven and Michelle Gradow Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf Gordon and Meryl Haber Irvin and Gail Handelman Craig Hartzman and James John Margaret Hasson Gary and Joyce Hoffman Janet Hoffman and John Harland Janice Isenberg Kenneth and Karen Janoff Rabbi Rachel Joseph Joshua and Michelle Kashinsky Leslie Kelinson James and Rhonda Kennedy Marvin and Lesley Korach Donald and Judith Kramer Robert Kravitz Jean Krosner Jay and Tina Lamb Jordan Laub and Patricia Colegrove Irina Lazutkina Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Glen and Lisa Levy Carol Lewis Kathleen Lewis Kenneth Lewis Stacy Lewis David and Liz Lippoff Stanley and Joyce Loeb Ralph London Lee Lowenson Gail Mandel and Steven Klein Howard and Robin Marcus Phillip Margolin Lynn Marks

Gary and Sheryl Martel Steve and Robin McCoy Jason Mehr and Rebecca Pyatkevich Ruben J. Menashe. Inc. Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Page and Lynn Mesher Paul and Alice Meyer Alan and Lana Miller Barney and Susan Milstein Christie Moore and Stacy Lewis Roscoe Nelson III and Debra Nelson Theodore Nelson and Curtis Shaffstall Rosalyn Neuberger Edward and Jill Neuwelt Mark New Daniel and Tracy Oseran Henry and Nancy Oseran Bob and Rachel Papkin Mark and Judith Peterman Robert and Rita Philip Jean Pierce Allan and Marney Pike Steven Pike and Allison Sneider Pike Ryan and Sarah Pitman Richard and Shirley Plotzker Harold and Jane Pollin Philip and Dorothy Reiter Joshua and Amy Remick Jim and Michael Richman Stephen and Leslie Robinson Alan and Eve Rosenfeld David and Diane Rosencrantz James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis John and Marti Rosenthal Bob and Joan Rosenbaum Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman Louise Ruben Eleanore Rubinstein Richard and Deanne Rubinstein Richard Rubinstein, Jr. and Jill Rubinstein Jerry and Bunny Sadis Benjamin Sandler and Lolly Jamerson David and Lisa Sarasohn Elaine Savinar Schaffer Law

Sara and Jack Schecter Cantor Judith Schiff Arlene Schnitzer Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Family Fund of OJCF Dori Schnitzer Thelma Schnitzer Jordan Schnitzer Lois Schnitzer Richard Schwartz Joel and Sandra Seres Michael Freeman and Lynda Shapiro Curt and Kathy Sheinin Brett and Julie Sheppard James and Denise Shulman Mike and Jan Sigell Ronald and Sheila Silver Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici Rodger Sleven and Marcella Flores Donalee Small Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft Les and Martha Soltesz Bruce Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel Thomas and Mardi Spitzer Arthur and Benjamin Steinhorn Brad and Lara Stern Richard and Kay Stern Howard and Lisa Taylor Lynn Tobias and Chester Edwards Cheryl Tonkin Brad and Michelle Tonkin, Tonkin Family of Dealerships Marvin Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Tony and Bianca Urdes Jason Waxman Sharon Weil Michael Weiner and Kathleen Davis-Weiner Stuart and Marcia Weiss Jeffrey and Lynn Wolfstone Lewis and Ann Young Phil Zald and Heh Shin Kwak Bob Zelinka Janet Zell Herman and Vicki Zimmerman

All names have been carefully reviewed. Nevertheless, error and omissions may occur. If your name has been misprinted or omitted, please accept our apology. Please direct all questions or corrections to Development Director Jen Feldman at (503)222-1069 or


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Social Action Thought Leaders and Innovation Stewards by Ben Sandler Education Director

I am writing today from the URJ Biennial in Boston where over 6,000 Jews have come together under an overarching theme of Reimagining Jewish Life and daily themes of Diversity, Innovation, Action, Faith, and Community. In just a few hours we’ll celebrate Shabbat together, and share a Shabbat dinner for 6,000 (sending strength to the caterer!) We’ll take a pause and from all the challenges and opportunities we have been addressing in our learning sessions and plenaries, and allow ourselves to be in the moment and try and see ourselves reflected in those around us, a sacred community. This evening will be my last at the Biennial. Tomorrow I’ll return to Portland, excited to bring what I have learned home, and to build on the relationships I’ve forged with talented colleagues, thought leaders, and innovation stewards over the past five days.

The Biennial’s CBI contingent—myself, our CBI Board of Trustee Vice President/President-Elect Glen Levy, and Chelsea Ferguson, our CBI Youth and Young Families Director—has covered a lot of ground. We’ve attended some of the 160 workshops offered, discussing Synagogue governance, engaging families with young children, and innovations and best practices in Jewish Education. The Biennial marks the closing of CBI’s two-year participation in a URJ Community of Practice. Together with professional and lay leaders from Chicago Sinai Congregation, and Temple Beth El in Charlotte, North Carolina, Glen and I were invited to co-lead a workshop titled “Relationship, Meaning, and Impact: Strategies for Addressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities.” We shared some of what we’ve learned about addressing challenges and creating opportunities through changes in our Early Childhood Engagement model and the launch of our Mini Mensches community. Throughout the week, speakers have challenged and inspired us. This morning, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed our group highlighting the key economic issues she champions in the Senate, and reminding us of our own individual and collective power to change the world for the better. This afternoon, I attended “Crossing the streets and Crossing Borders,” a session discussing the amazing community building happening between Temple Shir Tikva, Boston and the Islamic Center of Boston. In just two days, students from the Muslin Education Trust will be visiting our CBI High School, and I’ll be bringing home many ideas on how we can continue to grow our relationship and promote peace and understanding through cultural exchange, the arts, and social justice work. My flight home will be busy with reading, reflecting and planning the work ahead, but now it’s time to celebrate Share Shabbat in Boston, Shabbat Shalom! Ben

Vote YES on Measure 101 on January 23, 2018 The Social Action Committee and the Board of Congregation Beth Israel recommends a “YES” vote on Ballot Measure 101. This measure will protect healthcare for the most needy in our community, particularly low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Please take a moment to vote “YES” on Measure 101 and return your ballot by January 23, 2018. Measure 101 will use monies from hospitals and healthcare providers to fund 100% coverage of children by the Oregon Medicaid Program and 95% of eligible adults by bridging the gap in Medicaid funding, created by a state budget shortfall and federal cuts. This is a provider tax so it will not be assessed on individuals—only hospitals and health care providers. Payments will be matched by the Federal Government. Virtually all health care providers favor the tax.

Our tradition teaches us that human life is of infinite value and that the preservation of life supersedes almost all other considerations. Providing health care is not just an obligation for the doctor, but for society as well. It is for this reason that the revered Jewish scholar, Maimonides, placed health care first on his list of the ten most important communal services that a city had to offer to its residents (Mishneh Torah, Hilchot De’ot IV: 23). Please help us support this important measure to support the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community. Vote YES on Measure 101.

NEWS FLASH: IT’S MOROCCO! We are organizing a congregational trip to Morocco in 2019 which will highlight sites of Jewish interest. We will travel from March 27 to April 8, 2019 and the estimated cost of the land portion of the trip will be $4,650 per person. The trip will be limited to 26 congregants plus clergy. Itinerary and other details, including sign up information, will appear in “Beneath Our Dome” in the coming months.

January 2018



L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation SISTERHOOD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Here’s to the next 100 years!

Chanukah Care Packages Beth Israel Sisterhood mailed eighty Chanukah care packages to our US-based college students and military members in December! The kids appreciate getting our packages and hearing from their Temple family. Sisterhood volunteers Kathleen Doctor, Diane Lowensohn, and Rita Schlansky packaged up chocolate gelt, a wooden dreidel, Chanukah toys, chocolate kisses, hot chocolate, and microwave popcorn. There were Chanukah greetings from Rabbi Cahana, a note from Sisterhood, and a student directory with email addresses so the kids can keep in touch with each other. Be sure to add your student to the list for the Purim mailing next month. Contact Kathleen Doctor at with your student’s name, school, mailing and email addresses. This program is a free service to families of the congregation made possible by the Urman Family College Communications Fund. The next time you may be making a tribute, please consider the Urman Family Fund.

Condolences to Phoebe Ann and Ravi Benjamin Solomon on the loss of their great uncle, and the extended Solomon family on the loss of Bertram Solomon, who passed away on October 15. The CBI Brotherhood has been busy planning for 2018 and will be making our plans and general calendar of events known in February in hopes of having another strong communal year. We are still focused on “fun” as our general theme and will be pushing a multigenerational effort through our Brotherhood membership to increase participation within the younger and the older generations. We recognize the importance of feeling included in a community, and also know that the stories and history of years past will be lost without a collective effort to pass on that history. We see a unique opportunity to provide a means of facilitating that passing of the historical baton within our organization. If you haven’t considered the importance of our rich 159 year history as of late, and want to get more involved in its preservation, reach out to Brotherhood president Jeff Capen at at 503-8885191. Let’s work together to celebrate all that we’ve done and been to our community over the years.


Bernie Klein on the loss of his wife, Carol Jones on the loss of her mother, Barbara Sigal and Scott Simon on the loss of their aunt, Anese Klein, who passed away October 20 at the age of 82. Stephen Wolfe and Kenneth Wolfe on the loss of their mother and the extended Wolfe family on the loss of Frances Wolfe, who passed away at the age of 93 on October 20. Joel Rubenstein on the loss of his mother, Grace and Alexander Rubenstein and nine other grandchildren on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Rubenstein family on the loss of Yetta Levin Rubenstein, who passed away November 4 at the age of 95. Rabbi Michael Cahana (Cantor Ida Rae Cahana), Rabbi Ronnie Cahana (Karen Knie-Cahana), and Rina Cahana on the loss of their mother, David Cahana, Sarit Cahana, Liora Cahana, Idit Cahana, Kitra Cahana, Tamira Cahana, Briah Cahana, Dvir Cahana, and Sapira Cahana, on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Cahana family on the loss of Alice Lok Cahana, who passed away at the age of 88 on November 28.

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The Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund Just off Blumauer Auditorium in the Sherman Education Building, the Miller Room is one of the liveliest multi-use spaces on our historic campus. Sunday morning finds it home to our Religious School students as they connect to their culture through dance, and our Education team uses it regularly for their programming. It has been the site of many intimate family post B’nei Mitzvah dinners and countless pre-school and summer camp circle times. In recent weeks, has begun to serve as the “Awake Room” for Mitzvah House, the emergency family winter shelter on CBI’s campus, giving late-arriving guests a place to settle in and unwind and parents a calm space in which to soothe crying babies. Your ongoing support of The Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund will allow us to maintain this vital space and update it as our community’s needs continue to evolve.

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of Jack Handelman Irvin and Gail Handelman Burton Nudelman Jim Nudelman Eloise Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis Spiegel Louis Socket Harriet Socket Joanne and Bill Treuhaft Frances Wolfe Marlene Feves Weiner

Allison B. Cohen Madrichim Training and Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Allison B. Cohen Rhonda, Kenny and Andrew Cohen

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Bill and Sydney Baer Rose Black Eva Black Herbert Black Dick Brownstein Donna Brownstein Gertrude Klein Marilyn and Hans Grunbaum Anese Klein Tammy Kramer Cynthia Rich Wood Jim and Michael Richman

Amy R. Goldsmith Library In Memory of Rose Wright Claire and Zanley Galton

Brotherhood Scholarship Fund In Memory of Anne Blank Ruth Friedman Miriam Kornberg Sandee Blank Mary Jackson Morris and Gerry Jackson

Caring Community Fund In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Bob Kravitz

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Hannah Bodner Alice Lok Cahana George Bodner Gladys Netboy Nancy Seeger and Jane Netboy Hans Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Seymour Robinowitz Chuck and Selene Robinowitz David Hudesman Diane and David Rosencrantz Margaret Balick Kavitt Betty and Randy Rubenstein and family Benita Schlesinger and family Gregory Shapiro Jack Shapiro Ronald Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Ronald Tonkin Ada Beckman Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Ruth Gassner Paul and Janice Winfield

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Edwin I. August Josephine August David August William Rosenbaum Donna Brownstein Pearl Friedman Barry and Barbara Caplan Jacob Driesen Lance and Debbie Driesen Alice Lok Cahana John and Sarah Epstein Irene Feinstein Arron Eugene Arron Judith Feinstein and family Evelyn R. Galen Morris J. Galen Carol Gevurtz Meisels Sam Lazerwith Charlotte Lazerwith Milton Gevurtz John and Myra Gevurtz

Ann Goldsmith Michael and Linda Goldsmith Alice Lok Cahana Dodie Harrison Ruth Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Alice Lok Cahana Shoshanna Lansberg Alice Lok Cahana Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Alice Lok Cahana Lorraine Lippoff David and Liz Lippoff Alice Lok Cahana Alyssa Mandula Alice Lok Cahana Susan and Stanley Marcus Alice Lok Cahana Alan and Lana Miller Alice Lok Cahana Barney and Susan Milstein Alice Lok Cahana Jeanne Newmark Gilbert Schnitzer Deborah and Ken Novack, Thelma and Gary Schnitzer, and Sandra Wilder Alice Lok Cahana Nancy and Henry Oseran Alice Lok Cahana Joan and Bob Rosenbaum Henry Yurman Louise Ruben Alice Lok Cahana Elaine Savinar Alice Lok Cahana Shirley and Dr. Herb Semler Alice Lok Cahana Jill Ann Slansky Alice Lok Cahana Les and Martha Soltesz David Bloom Bob and Wendy Steinberg Alice Lok Cahana Naomi Strauss Alice Lok Cahana Sharon Tarlow Alice Lok Cahana Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Nicole Ruffine Steven Ungar Alice Lok Cahana Marvin and Lois Urman Alice Lok Cahana Art and Linda Waters

January 2018

Corinne Zelinka Bob Zelinka Alice Lok Cahana Marty and Beverly Zell In Honor of The Baby Naming of Hazel Rose Berns Sherri Berns John and Sarah Epstein’s Wedding Anniversary Raye Kaplan Rabbi and Cantor Cahana Jerry and Bunny Sadis Ruben J. Menashe’s Special Birthday Mylen and Roz Shenker The Baby Naming of Thea Lenore Linkow Andrea Wasserman In Appreciation of Presley Girard’s Bat Mitzvah Barry and Barbara Caplan General Contribution Given By Susan and Thomas Desmond

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Anese Klein Marge Congress Sherry Caplan Barry and Barbara Caplan Evelyn Mandelbaum Albert Mandelbaum Alan and Lynn Lertzman Herman Richman Jim and Michael Richman Harriet Packouz Towne Bob and Wendy Steinberg Nicole Ruffine Steven Ungar In Honor of The Baby Naming of Hazel Rose Berns Sherri Berns In Appreciation of Presley Girard’s Bat Mitzvah Barry and Barbara Caplan

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Kaa Byington Samuel G. Gilbert Israel Gothalph Sandee Blank


Very Thoughtful People Miriam B. Unkeles Marianne Dickson Marjorie Weiss Angel and Thea Weiss Hayes Saul Frederick Rabiner David and Liz Lipoff Morton Steinhorn Arthur and Benjamin Steinhorn Gerald Stern Rick and Kay Stern In Honor of The Baby Naming of Hazel Rose Berns Sherri Berns Linda Georges’ Birthday David and Liz Lippoff Tova Peltz and Patrick Van Duser Leslie and Robert Peltz In Appreciation of The Baby Naming of Theodore Remy Blank Sandee Blank Presley Girard’s Bat Mitzvah Barry and Barbara Caplan Her Conversion Margaret Davis The Baby Naming of Ari Cahill Harriet and David Dietz Tova Peltz and Patrick Van Duser’s Wedding Leslie and Robert Peltz Rabbi Joseph Tom and Mardi Spitzer General Contribution Given By Marc Carver and Joan Doherty

Rabbi Rose Discretionary In Memory of Salo Lewin Ilse Orthmeyer

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Pearl Karlin Alice and Michael Powell

General Administrative

In Memory of Julian Albert Marc Albert Alice Lok Cahana Michael and Margaret Anton Anese Klein Jerry and Elizabeth Berkelhamer Elise F. Wendel Susan Black Frances Wolfe Marianne Buchwalter Anese Klein Jerry and Janet Buseemi Alice Lok Cahana William and Judy Cappleman Anese Klein Tricia Clemons of the Clark County Newcombers Club Alice Lok Cahana Marge Cohn and Marvin Richmond Alfred Edelman Carol Edelman Anese Klein Ann E. Gardner Jacob Levy Maxim and Sandra Levy


Anese Klein Daniel and Davida Livson Anese Klein Gail Ludowise Anese Klein Sally Lyons Anese Klein Lavonne and William Maltby Josef Margolin Doreen Margolin Phillip Margolin Erna Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Gilbert Schnitzer Kenneth and Deborah Novack, Thelma, Gary and Sandra Schnitzer Anese Klein Alma and Gary Pence Alice Lok Cahana Deanne and Dick Rubinstien Ronald Paul Seres Joel and Sandra Seres Melvin Gross Karen R. Stern Fred Polsky Marvin Swire Betty Polsky Gloria Swire Anese Klein Irene Wasserman Al Wexler Gilda Wexler Philip Wexler Carolyn Wexler In Appreciation of The Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Dr. Ian Cartwright The Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Naomi Strauss The Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Wayne and Lynne Werbel General Contribution Given By Buck and Meaghan Brody

Hal Ruthizer Cultural Arts In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Patricia Bilow Alice Lok Cahana Gayle and Paul Romaine

Hineinu Community Engagement Fund In Memory of Carol Williams Megan Brown

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund

In Memory of Sherie Reiter Hildreth Bruce, Richard, and Ashley Hildreth James R. Lilienthal Frances Lilienthal

Landau Chapel

In Memory of Judith Miller Megan Brown Robert S. Labby Lore Labby Jack R. Menashe Jack McBride Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Frances Wolfe Alan and Lana Miller

Oseran Family Lecture In Memory of Sadie Finkelstein David Finkelstein Nancy and Henry Oseran Ruth Saul Davia and Ted Rubenstein Sarah Kurland Janet Zell

Early Childhood Education In Memory of Michael Grunbaum Marilyn and Hans Brunbaum Morton Glazer Barbara Glazer Yussie J. Epstein Edith G. Rogoway Helen Spivak Henry Spivak James Spivak Ruth Gassner Frieda Tobin Frances Wolfe Anna Feves Marlene Feves Weiner

Rosenfeld Family Assistant/ Associate Rabbi Fund In Memory of Joan Sitwell Barbara Glazer

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Morton Mayer Wilma J. Balich Muriel Berman Leslie, Joseph, Lily, and Marjorie Berman Nancy Caplan Barry and Barbara Caplan Helen Spivak Avrel Nudelman Abe Pollin Morris Pollin Harold Pollin Max Swerdlik Joan and Louis Soriano Abe and Gilda Wexler Helen and Henry Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Victor and Alysmae Nudelman Dr. Harry and Gertrude Semler Yussie Epstein Fred Lindemann Ruth Semler James Spivak and Family

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Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship In Memory of Herbert H. Lauterstein Lee B. Lowenson Michael Laufer Scott and Carol Fenton


In Memory of Louis Fenton Michael Laufer Lynda Baker Arthur Bergman Barry and Marcia Bergman Charles Berne Adele Feingold Ronnie Wood Lee and Frank Berne Benjamin Brown William D. Brown Allen Sacks Donna Brownstein Joseph Sercu Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis, Jacob, and Noah Feldman Sally Stolzoff Bunny Edelson Louis Miller Robin Flamm Frances Wolfe Robert Freidenrich Milton Freidenrich Jane Flaxman Mara Forsythe Crane Jim Crane and Karla Forsythe David C. Frisch LouAnn Frisch Alan Green Nancy Green Thea Grunbaum Marilyn and Hans Grunbaum Ben Rosenfeld Meryl Haber Alan Green Susan Hammel Isaac B. Holzman M’Liss Gilbert Lena Holzman Renee and Irwin Holzman Sarah Kaplan Janice Isenberg Frances Wolfe Evelyn Laster Dorothy Baruh Gloria Reiss Gail Marracci Fanny Turtledove Harry Turtledove Alan S. Meyer Adele R. Meyer Alice and Paul Meyer Lillian Applebaum Barney and Susan Milstein Josef Neuberger Erna Neuberger Herman David Patricia Neuberger Max Peltz Leslie and Robert Peltz Sara Bazelon Jim and Michael Richman Sara Bazelon Mimi Richman Frances Wolfe Eve and Alan Rosenfeld

Very Thoughtful People Ruth Semler Ruth Saltzman Sam Shleifer John May Susan and Stuart Shleifer Eloise Spiegel Bruce Spiegel Ann Buchbinder Naomi Strauss Lawrence Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Frances Wolfe Lynn Tobias Mollie Katz Frances Wolfe Pearl Trachtenberg In Honor of Bill and Sydney Baer’s Wedding Anniversary Michael and Margaret Anton Floyd Black Ardis Kowitt Marty Zell’s Birthday Ruth Saltzman Leslie and Robert Peltz’ 50th Anniversary Jim and Michael Richman


In Memory of Bert Solomon Sue Albert Renee Bergman Barry and Marcia Bergman Paul Weston Betsy and Leonard Bergstein Fritz Carr Bernard Carr Thomas and Leonard Carr Bernard Cohen Barbara Cohen Sidney Cohen Fred Cohen and Randy Zasloff Dr. William Rosenbaum Charles Jan and Mary Dyke Frances Wolfe Audre Estrin Sam Snyder Marilyn and David Flemming Kaa Byington Eric, Rebecca, Max, and Sophie Friedenwald-Fishman Benjamin P. Weiss Thea and Angel (Weiss) Hayes Max Swerdlik Rebecca Swerdlik Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Julian Albert Judith K. Lauterstein Lee B. Lowenson Henry Light Harriet Towne Ray and Dorothy Packouz Charlotte Friend Randie Friend Peterson Alice Lok Cahana Dick and Deanne Rubinstein Betty V. Goldman Margo Sercu Bernice Rosencrantz Morris Rosencrantz Jacob Solomon Roza Willer Elsie Goldhammer Gus J. Solomon Richard B. Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft

William Rosenbaum Arlene and David Starr David Bloom Harriet Towne Lance and Mary Steinberg Benjamin Heller Fred Cohen and Randy Zasloff In Honor of Pearl Trachtenberg Audre Estrin General Contribution Given By Linda Armstrong

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Leo Matin Harry and Joanne Glickman Sherie Hildreth Geri and Jerry Matin Dr. Harry Semler Gertrude Semler Helen Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Abe Spivak Gilda Spivak James Spivak In Honor of Morris Galen’s Birthday Owen and Lynn Blank

Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund In Memory of Miriam F. Rosenfeld Meryl Haber Ben Rosenfeld Miriam F. Rosenfeld Evelyn Galen Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Miriam Rosen Rosemarie Rosenfeld

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship

In Memory of Betty Goldman Leo Goldman Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis, Jacob and Noah Feldman Samuel Budin Bobbi and Ron Swerdlin In Honor of Estelle Morgan Louis Feldman and Risa ColtonFeldman Presley Francoise Girard Jacob Feldman

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

Temple Improvement In Memory of Josef Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger In Honor of Susie Young Dallas Van Winkle Pierce Ethier

Tom Georges III Memorial Fund

In Memory of Tom Georges III Linda Georges Dorothy Asher Joan Asher Liebreich Evelyn Asher Maizels In Honor of Linda Georges’ Special Birthday Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of Anese Klein Frances Wolfe Richard B. Dobrow

Heims Family Youth Activities In Memory of Alfred J. Davis Sarah Davis Anne D. Davis Nathan Davis Jenny Dickson I. Kenneth Davis

In Memory of Booth Coleman Barbara and Howard Cohn Miriam Rosen Sol Director Bruce Director Sol Director Micki Rosen Sam Rosen Rose Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director Alan Zell Miriam Rosen Harvey Greenberg Micki Rosen Jon and Sharon Lee Louis Mark Shirley Mark Miriam Rosen Norio Saito Julius Jaffe Irving Weinstein Elaine Savinar In Honor of Dr. Robert and Joan Rosenbaum’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Jerry Schwartz’ Recovery Jonathon Schwartz’ Marriage Stuart and Nikki Director In Appreciation of Kim Schneiderman Rabbi Rachel Joseph Martin and Sharyn Schneiderman

Temple Endowment

Holzman Family Religious School Fund

In Memory of Anese Klein James Callner Jerry M. Colton Marcia E. Colton

In Memory of Carol F. Lang Stuart and Barbara Lang

January 2018

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life

In Memory of Frances Wolfe Rosalind Babener Margaret Balick Kavitt Wilma Balick Irene Crane Jim Crane and Karla Forsythe Frances Wolfe Elizabeth Menashe Frances Wolfe Bunny and Jerry Sadis Helen Spivak Lt. Joseph (Yussie) Jacob Epstein (USCG, retired) Henry Spivak Karen, Gary, and James Spivak Loudelle Lundberg Michael, Tim, Becky, and Adam Tannenbaum In Appreciation of Rabbi Cahana Marta and Arthur Jaffe

Lubliner Leadership Fund In Memory of Frances Wolfe Marianne Buchwalter Frances Wolfe Linda Ostomel Frances Wolfe Naomi Strauss

Prayer Book

In Memory of Hyman and Rose Veltman Leo and Betty Goldman Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis, Jacob and Noah Feldman Berta Delman Nicole and Jeff Gullish Amy Lichtgern Freedman Stanley and Joyce Loeb Leo Goldman Margo Sercu David Strauss Naomi Strauss Alice Lok Cahana Ann and Lewis Young Alan Zell Janet Zell

Service to the Blind

In Memory of Bertha Mayer Holtzman Wilma Balick Frances Wolfe Ron and Becky Eiseman Max Solomon Steve Solomon Bert Solomon Sue and Rich Garber and Family Rosebelle Himelstein David and Shawn Looney

Sisterhood Furnishings In Memory of Frances Wolfe Irwin and Anne Feves


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. January 5 and 6 Shirley Abrams Abraha Avigdor Rose Backer* Benjamin Backer* Ben Besser Hannah Bodner June J Burgin Barbara Cohen Jacob J. Davis Anne D. Davis* Rosalie DeWitz Charles K. Diamond* Morris Director Joseph Endler Jerome G. Feuer Shirley Fishel Robert A. Freidenrich Stella Georges Anne Goldberg Jaime Goldfarb Israel Gothalph Jack Handelman Ben Hoover Henry Kaplan Benjamin Kirz Salo Lewin* Joan A. Liebreich* Harold Light Louis Miller Robert Misrach Morris Mittleman Melvin Nelson Hans Neuberger Stanley Pitkin Judith Platman Hilda Pomerantz S. Fredrick (Fred) Rabiner Mary Rogoway Freda Rovech Maurice Rubenstein Jeannette Lewis Rubenstein Rabbi Murray Saltzman David Saxe Lorraine Schulberg Meier (Mike) Shavzin William Shevach Harriet A. Sockut Sally Stolzoff Philip Wexler Thelma Wing Cynthia Rich Wood Elaine Woskow Rose Wright* January 12 and 13 Morton L. Alexander Dorothy A. Andrianoff Muriel Berman Frieda Bizer Kaa Byington

Dennis Cash Rosalie Davis Bob Edelman Charles Edelson Leah Epsteen Yussie Joseph Jacob Epstein Clara Farberman Joseph Feldman Louis Fenton Edward Fogel David W. Friedman Anne M. Geffen Suzanne Gevurtz* Elsie Goldhammer Morrie Greenstein Mary Hasson Florence Hughes Oscar Ingber Alan Kantor Hyman Kaplan James Kaplan* Melvin E. Kendall Miriam Kornberg Jean Kornfeld David Kron Robert Labby Charlotte Lazerwith Sam Lazerwith Pauline Lecker Hilde Lehmann Esther Utay Lenet Esther Levin* Arthur J. Levine Leonie F. Lidsky James R. Lilienthal Lorraine Lippoff Donald Londer Lyle Luers Suzanne Norman Malloch Doreen Stamm Margolin Louis Mark Ronald K. Mesher* Naum Messerman Harold Mink Olga Molnar Ben Novich Renee Paley-Bain Herman Passamaneck Esther Solomon Planer Jerrold Platt Louis Puziss Donald Richman Fred M. Rosenbaum* Lawrence Rosenberg Joyce Rubin* Adele Savinar Ramy Schneider Deanna Seste Gerald Stern* Arnold Tannenbaum* Audrey Jane Vera

Sally Vidgoff* Harold Ward Jeffrey A. Ward Irving M. Weinstein Jean White Louis Woron January 19 and 20 Lillian Applebaum Eugene Arron Irene Edith Feinstein Arron Ada E. Beckman Bern Blattner Louise Pauline Anisman Brenner Eva Bronshteyn Samuel Budin* Jean Coffey Hyman Cohn Irwin S. Cohn Herman David Robert Epsteen Helen Epsteen Glenn Epstein Irvin Fields Kathy Fisher Laddy H. Gross Frieda Goldkrand Isenberg Julius B. Jaffe* Bessie Kauffman* Henry Kleinberg Bernard B. Klonoff Sarah Kurland Louis William Maher Lloyd McFall June Nagel Robert L. Novack* Burnetta Packouz Ruth Ravetz Gloria Reiss Sam Rosen Mona Rosen Sarah Rosenblum Harry Rosenfield Rachel Rubin Harold (Hal) Saltzman Harry J. Schatz* Jerome B. Shank Wynne Spiegel Mary Stilwell David Strauss* Marion Sulzberger Ronald Barry Tonkin* January 26 and 27 Joy Alkalay* Adolf Asher Solomon Berner Abe Blank Anne Blank Dick Brownstein Anna Buchbinder

(*) next to a name indicates a memorial plaque has been purchased to ensure the beloved departed is remembered in perpetuity. For information about memorial plaques in the Temple, please contact Molly at (503) 222-1069 or


Congregation Beth Israel

Marvin L. Byer Ann Chanin Dluger Mina Draghicescu Hyman Falbel Henry Feldman Lewis Fendrich Martin Fishel Milton Gevurtz* Michael Gilbert Emily Georges Gottfried Samuel Greenberg Hannah Greenwald Katie Halmos Taylor Harris Betty Louise Jackson Bruce Kantor Arlene Kaplan Rose Kunowski Michael Laufer Julius Levin Merritt Linn Arthur Litowitz Harry B. Marcus* Peter Markus Esther Layton Murphy* Charlotte Oliven Betty Parker George Raffel Shirlee Romer Rose Rosen Florence M Applebaum Rosenberg Harvey Rosencrantz Bella Ruderman Jack Schiff* Connie R. Schultz John Leasing Selling Ronald Paul Seres Ronda Leppanen Shaw Joseph Simon Joyce Singer Louis Sockut Wesley Spellman Helen Spivak Samuel M. Steinberg* Yetta Jean Stern Harvey Taback Lawrence Tarlow Nancy Lou Tonkin* Fanny Turtledove* Harry Leonard Turtledove David Warshawsky Florence Warshawsky Robert P. Weil* Yvette Weintraub Herbert H. Werlin Paul Weston Carol Williams Howard F Wolfe

January 2018 SUNDAY

Tevet-Sh’vat 5778 MONDAY


1  Tevet 14

2  Tevet 15

WEDNESDAY 3  Tevet 16

Winter Break New Year’s Day Temple Offices Closed




4  Tevet 17

5  Tevet 18

6  Tevet 19


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

7  Tevet 20

8  Tevet 21

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR

Finance Committee 6:-00 PM SBR

9  Tevet 22

Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Hett 5:00 PM Temple

10  Tevet 23

11  Tevet 24

12  Tevet 25

13  Tevet 26

Executive Committee 8:30 AM SBR


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

MLK Shabbat Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 6:00 PM Temple

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4 Education Committee 10:30 AM LB Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM SEC

14  Tevet 27

15  Tevet 28

No Sunday Classes


16  Tevet 29

17  Sh’vat 1

18  Sh’vat 2

19  Sh’vat 3

20  Sh’vat 4

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR

Adult Education Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC


Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Woodschlock: The Party 7:00 PM GH

21  Sh’vat 5

22  Sh’vat 6

23  Sh’vat 7

24  Sh’vat 8

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC

25  Sh’vat 9

26  Sh’vat 10

27  Sh’vat 11


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4 Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM SEC

28  Sh’vat 12

Next Gen Meeting 12:30 PM SBR

29  Sh’vat 13

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC

30  Sh’vat 14

31  Sh’vat 15

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SBR

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4

Administration..................................503-222-1069 Offices & Clergy Education Department & Preschool WRJ/BI Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop Fax.......................................................................503-274-1400

Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM SEC

Beth Israel Cemetery ...........426 SW Taylors Ferry Road

Location Key BA = Blumauer Auditorium GH = Goodman Hall LB = Library LF = Lipman Foyer MR = Miller Room PC = Pollin Chapel SBR = Shirley & Herbert Semler Board Room SC = Shemanski Chapel SEC = Sherman Education Center SFC = Schnitzer Family Center

CBI Team Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Senior Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Associate Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Rabbi Emeritus Emanuel Rose, D.H.L., D.D. Cantor Emerita Judith Blanc Schiff

Education Department Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed. Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement Chelsea Ferguson Education Administrator Sarah Reiter

Development Director Jen Feldman

Finance Director Linda Cohen

Program Coordinator Tracy Alifanz

Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist Mylen Shenker

Receptionist and Tributes Coordinator Bitsie Appleton

CBI Administration

Receptionist Amber Rollins

Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Clergy Assistant Alex Sarasohn

Congregation Beth Israel

Catering Panel Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2853 Julia Deuchler Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Eric Sandstrom

Accounting Assistant Molly Weisner

Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin

Facilities Managers Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young

Lisa Glickman, Private Chef (CBI Congregant) 541-728-6678

Facilities Staff Tony Bennett Andrew Hendrix

Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635 503-944-6820 Karen Rich


Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097


Board of Trustees 2017/2018 Officers


Theodore M. Nelson President

Stacy Friedman David Goldwyn Steve Gradow Janet Hoffman JoAnne Van Ness Menashe Yale Popowich Bob Rosenbaum Sally Rosenfeld David Sarasohn

Glen Levy Vice President/ President-Elect Mark Peterman Secretary Arthur Steinhorn Treasurer Ali Garfinkle At Large Robin McCoy At Large Tony Urdes At Large

Auxiliaries Lynn Gelber - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Jeff Capen - Brotherhood President


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Sunday, March 18 5 PM - 8 PM

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Congregation Beth Israel

January 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  
January 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the January 2018 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform syna...