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Developing CBI Our Donors Help Us Celebrate Our Past, Invest in Our Present, and Secure Our Future by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director

turn to our CBI community and ask that you join with us to provide the necessary supplemental support so that we can keep our doors wide open and welcoming to all. In every way this is a partnership.

This year at CBI we truly came together to break new records. The generosity of our CBI community is becoming legendary and we applaud all who contribute. We can proudly boast that we far surpassed our 2016-17 fundraising goal of $265,000; at the time this article is being written over $300,000 has been secured to fill the budget gap. It is with that in mind that twice a year we embrace the opportunity to list those donors who have gone above and beyond and helped us achieve/surpass our goal. We are privileged to honor over 500 individuals, families, and businesses that helped us in this endeavor. Articles and photos shared throughout the year have acknowledged the multitude of programs and services these donors make possible. MOST importantly, their support helps ensure that all who wish to be a part of our community may do so. At CBI we consider ourselves partners with our members. Through our annual giving (formerly dues) we ask that you give us your best, most meaningful contribution and we in turn do our best to provide an impactful and in many cases transformative experience. With 40% of our membership needing some kind of financial help, we

Our hope of course is that you become a producer of Judaism through CBI and not just a consumer, for it is you – our donors – who help us celebrate our past, invest in our present, and secure our future. Together we create Jewish memories and impact Jewish lives. We thank the donors who have made this year’s amazing programs and services possible by: making an annual contribution (formerly dues) above and beyond your giving level; contributing to our Every Family Initiative (EFI) Campaign; supporting either of our two major fundraisers (Fall Fundraiser or Taste of Temple) whether as a sponsor, a Mitzvah Moment or Recipe for Success donor; buying a Golden Ticket or into a Beyond the Taste Party; or donating through the school registration fundraiser. It is truly thanks to each of you that all this and more is possible.

While we continue to thank you, we hope you will continue to be with us as much and as often as you can. As we turn the page on fiscal 2016-17 we want to be sure you mark your calendar now for Saturday night, October 7th when we will be Illuminating the Night: Celebrating our Glowing Past, Shining Present, and Promising Future at our fall fundraiser with chairs Craig Hartzman and James John.

CBI Contributor’s Circle Rachel Abramson and Daniel Slater Candice Adelson and Jesse Treger Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer George and Sharon Alexander Alina Aliyar and Sara Spetlel Aliyar Michael and Margie Anton Benjamin and Lindy Ariff June Ariff Susanne Aronowitz and Robert Schulhof Sandy Bacharach Bill and Sydney Baer Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Lynne Bartenstein and Dan Heims Lester and Heather Baskin David and Marah Bean Melinda Becker and Greg Jones Brian and Alisa Bendis Brad and Janice Berman Leslie Berman Gerel Blauer George Bodner Lynn Bonner


Alison and Gregory Bostrom Debra Brooks and Daniel Hurwitz Kim and Debra Burchiel Jordan and Jamie Busch Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Lance and Debbie Caldwell Constance Cambreleng Asher and Grace Cantor Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen Barry and Barbara Caplan Rene Chambers Stuart and Mandi Chestler Ben Chinn and Phyllis Nakayama Michael Clancy David Cohen and Lee Anna Jones Ilaine Cohen Marge Cohn and Marvin Richmond Marcia Colton Jason and Crista Comella Carole Cook Evan and Julia Daigneault William and Melanie Dann Jim and Ilene Davidson Andrea Davis

Barry and Bonnie Davis Dick and Cameron Davis Naomi Derner Julie Diamond Richard Dobrow Lou and Kathleen Doctor Lee and Nicole Dorfman Ned Duhnkrack and James Monteith Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Daniel and Breanna Epstein John and Sarah Epstein Sara Epstein Pierce Ethier Jackson and Stephanie Faddis Jeff and Sharon Feinblatt Howard and Jen Feldman Leigh Feldman and Sara Moskovitz Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Adam and Barbra Fisher Joey and Val Fishman Zachary Fruchtengarten Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman

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Stacy and Sharon Friedman Mr. Morris Galen William and Beverly Galen Andrew Galler and Audra LaFave Zanley and Claire Galton Judah and Ali Garfinkle Ruth Gassner Randy and Debbie Geller Richard and Leslie Geller Tom and Linda Georges III Daniel Gerber Leonard and Yvonne Gionet Michael Gold David and Tiffany Goldwyn Paul and Marion Goldman David and Tiffany Goldwyn Doug and Lila Goodman Greg Goodman and Susan Schnitzer Mark and Christi Goodman The Goodman Family Harriet and Richard Gottlieb Helen Gould William June and Susan Graber Steve and Michelle Gradow Karla Green and Richard Garfinkle

Developing CBI Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf Tina Griffith Gordon and Meryl Haber Ronald and Whitney Hall Irv and Gail Handelman Craig Hartzman and James John Margaret Hasson John Parks and Rebecca Hill Gary and Joyce Hoffman Janet Hoffman and John Harland Karen Hohndel Irwin and Renee Holzman Keren Hoover Bruce Hyman and Alberta Hattem Eliesa Ing Lance Y Iouye Janice Isenberg Kenneth and Karen Janoff Howard Jarvis, DMD LLC and Tiffany Golwyn, DMD Rabbi Rachel Joseph Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph Kann Enterprises Inc dba ServiceMaster Guaranteed & Tony Kann Stephen and Elaine Kantor Josh and Michelle Kashinsky James and Rhonda Kennedy Scott Howard and Lucy Kivel Paul and Arlene Koenigsberg Aaron and Sarah Korach Jordan and Calliste Korach Donald and Judith Kramer Jean S. Krosner Jay and Tina Lamb Jennifer Lancaster Jason and Lucy Langer Shoshanna Lansberg and Jeffrey Schwartz Jerry and Evelyn Leshgold Irving Levin and Stephanie Fowler Ketzel Levine Zachary and Holly Levow Glen and Lisa Levy David and Amy Lewin Carol S. Lewis Kathleen Lewis Kenneth Lewis Laurence Lewis and Kelly Post-Lewis Scott Lewis and Laura Rose-Lewis Michael and Kelly Lightner David and Liz Lippoff Stanley and Joyce Loeb Richard and Harriet Maizels

Gail Mandel and Steve Klein Howard and Robin Marcus Phillip Margolin Lynn Marks Gary and Sheryl Martel Steve and Robin McCoy Sharon Meieran and Fred Cirillo Albert and Julie Menashe Joe and Joanne Menashe Michael and Guadalupe Menashe Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Page and Lynn Mesher Amy Milbert Karen Miller Barney and Susan Milstein Madeline Nelson Roscoe Nelson III and Debra Harrison Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall Heinz Holzapfel and Sylvia Nessan Rosalyn Neuberger Ed and Jill Neuwelt Jeanne Newmark Northwest Bank Northwest Imaging Analysts LLC Avrel Nudelman Andrew Olshin and Rebecca Mischel Dan and Tracy Oseran Henry and Nancy Oseran Richard Patterson Robert and Leslie Peltz Mark and Judy Peterman Bob 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 Rachel Pollin Sharon Pollin Yale Popowich and Tina Skouras Portland Lighting, Inc. Kiel Price Printsync, Inc. Paul and Sherry Puziss Alex and Marisa Reby Philip and Dorothy Reiter Joshua and Amy Remick Jim and Michael Richman Stephen and Leslie Robinson Robin and Brian Romer James Rosenbaum and

Sandra Lewis Jane Rosenbaum Robert and Joan Rosenbaum Jack Rosenberg and Diane Doherty David and Diane Rosencrantz Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Rosemarie Rosenfeld Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman John and Marti Rosenthal Ted and Davia Rubenstein Eleanore Rubinstein Rick and Jill Rubinstein Rose Rustin Jerry and Bunny Sadis Ken and Loree Sakai Michael and Linda Salinsky Ben Sandler and Lolly Jamerson David and Lisa Sarasohn Dan and Kathie Saucy Elaine Savinar Peter and Molly Sax Jack and Sara Schecter Cantor Judy and Dr. David Schiff Ron and Rita Schlansky Greg and Melissa Schmidt Arlene Schnitzer Trust Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer Dori Schnitzer Lois Schnitzer Thelma Schnitzer Ava Schoen and Benjamin Hartman Dan and Tricia Schoenbaum Elizabeth Schwartz and David Smith Yehonatan Segal Joel and Sandra Seres Service-Master Michael Freeman and Lynda Shapiro Bill Shaw Nir Peled and Jerami Shecter Curt and Kathy Sheinin Thomas and Mary Shipley Jamie and Denise Shulman Doug Siegel Ron and Sheila Silver Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici Jennifer Singer Jonathan Singer

Jill Slansky Rodger Sleven and Marcella Flores Nathan Smith and Anna Epstein Kimberly Solondz Ladislao and Martha Soltesz Bruce Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel Tom and Mardi Spitzer Jeff and Barbara Steinberg Arthur Steinhorn Brad and Lara Stern Eve Stern and Les Gutfreund Floyd and Barbara Sutz Eric and Perla Taylor Howard and Lisa Taylor Eva Thanheiser and Michael Kennedy Paige Thomas Lynn Tobias and Chester Edwards Brad and Michelle Tonkin Cheryl Tonkin Ed Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Rena Tonkin Pearl Trachtenberg Hannah Treuhaft and Marc Blackstein William and Joanne Treuhaft Michelle Unger Robyn Urbach and Bruce Melzer Tony and Bianca Urdes Urdes-Miller Wealth Management Group James and Ann Waldman Jennifer Waldron and Camille Mayeux Eli Wall Jason Waxman Sharon Weil Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Bill and Hilda Welch Jeff and Jen Weprin Jon and Amie Wexler Steven Wilker and Lainie Block Wilker Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone Wyse Kadish LLP Philip and Tammy Yashar Lewis and Ann Young Janet Zell Charlene Zidell 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

July/August 2017


July-August B’nei Mitzvahs Anita Lenora Sandler

Sophia Elizabeth Weprin

Anita Lenora Sandler will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, July 1, 2017. She is the daughter of Ben Sandler and Lolly Jamerson, younger sister of Ava, and granddaughter of Carol and Neil (z”l) Sandler of Charlotte, NC and Will and Evelyn Jamerson. A 7th grader at da Vinci Arts Middle School, Anita combines her studies with classes in multiple forms of dance, textiles, African drumming, and theater. Her love of dance continues outside of school where she studies tap, jazz and hip hop at da Vinci and ballet at the Classical Ballet Academy. Anita also plays fall soccer and enjoys reading, baking, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family. For her Mitzvah Project, Anita will be volunteering over the summer at the Aspire Project, which provides opportunities for underprivileged kids to be able to take dance classes and enroll in summer camps. Anita will assist with a summer camp focusing on ballet and working with children ages 5 to 13.

Thomas Andrew (Drew) Stoner Thomas Andrew (Drew) Stoner will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Drew is the son of Elyse and Ed Stoner and the younger brother of Mitchell. Drew’s grandparents were Elinor (z”l) and Allen Adler (z”l) of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Marion (z”l) and Tom Stoner (z”l) of Dayton, Ohio. Drew is entering 8th grade at West Sylvan Middle School. He likes hanging out with friends, being active and photography. He plays tennis and has recently taken up Parkour. Drew’s Mitzvah Project will support the Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists, Milwaukie, Oregon, a privately owned medical and surgical oncology center dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline cancer, as well as orthopedic and soft tissue surgical issues. Drew says, “Our dog Misty had cancer and was a patient at Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists in Milwaukie, OR. They gave her great care and lots of treats, so for my Bar Mitzvah project, I want to help other animals who have cancer like Misty and for VCSS to be able to have the resources for those animals and their families.” You can support his project in either by bringing towels, yoga mats and blankets to his Bar Mitzvah where there will collection bins or by making a financial donation to www.veterinarycarefoundation. org. Select Donate to a Vet or Practice on the Donate page and then Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists in Oregon.

Levi Newman Minch Levi Newman Minch will become a Bar Mitzvah on July 29, 2017. Levi is the son of David Minch and Michelle Bombet Minch and the younger brother of twin sisters, Abigail and Audrey who are 16 years old. Levi also has three dogs, a bunny, and a horse; all of which are rescues. Levi will be an 8th grader at Athey Creek Middle School and enjoys swimming, wrestling, biking, computer programming, printing 3D artwork, reading, and drawing. Levi began religious school in kindergarten at another synagogue and joined Beth Israel Congregation in the 5th grade; which he found to be a great community and very friendly. Levi’s Mitzvah Project is to help Oregon Dog Rescue, an organization that rescues dogs from overcrowded local shelters, owners who can no longer keep their dogs (following an evaluation), and from high-kill shelters all over the West Coast. For his project, Levi will raise money so that Oregon Dog Rescue can fly puppies in from a kill shelter in California, which is how his family got Pixie, pictured here. He will need to raise $1,000 for this facet of the project; if you wish to contribute you can do so at Simply include “Levi’s Bar Mitzvah” on PayPal’s “review your donation” page labeled “Add special instructions to the seller.” You can also write a check to Oregon Dog Rescue and write “Levi’s Bar Mitzvah” in the memo. In addition to fundraising, Levi will walk dogs that can be adopted and collect donations such as 4’ thin leashes, nylabones, or plastic dog crates. A full list items Oregon Dog Rescue needs is at Levi plans to collect donations in bins at CBI.

Delia Janae Graham

Allison Asbock Allison Asbock will become a Bat Mitzvah on July 15, 2017. She is the daughter of Joan Silverman and Max Asbock, and younger sister of Naomi. She is a rising 8th grader at West Sylvan Middle School. Allison really likes cats, and that is why for her Mitzvah Project, Allison is trying to help save Amur leopards and Amur tigers. She is spreading awareness about these beautiful and endangered animals and has raised money for ALTA (Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance), an organization that helps with the conservation of these cats.


Sophia Elizabeth Weprin will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Sophia is the daughter of Jennifer and Jeffrey Weprin. Sophia has a younger sister, Ella, and a younger brother, Logan. Sophia is a 7th grader at The Gilkey International School and enjoys writing, running, dancing, and spending time with her friends. For her Mitzvah Project, Sophia is excited to work with Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. Girls Inc. is a national organization, with local chapters, created with a mission to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold” and a vision of “empowered girls and an equitable society.” Sophia plans to engage in volunteering for events organized by Girls Inc. and participating fully in helping Girls Inc. follow its mission and vision.

Delia Janae Graham will become a Bat Mitzvah on August 12, 2017. A 7th grader at Hosford Middle School, Delia loves the theater and has performed in many shows all over the Portland area. She also enjoys writing and illustrating stories. Her Mitzvah Project involves raising funds for and awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, a dangerous birth complication that is fatal in 50 percent of cases; Delia is a lucky survivor. Funds can be donated using the link fundraiser/delia-graham/cherubs. Delia wants to thank her family for their support and her cat Darlington for being adorable.

Congregation Beth Israel

Our Leadership Ellis Braden Ellis Braden will become a Bar Mitzvah on August 19, 2017. A 7th grader at Saint Thomas More School, Ellis enjoys competitive lacrosse, tennis, and soccer. He also enjoys building models and working with Lego. His Mitzvah Project involves raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network and conducting outreach and awareness about Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen on July 27th. $1 from every Blizzard treat sold on that day will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. All money raised stays local to fund critical pediatric treatments and healthcare services, medical equipment and charitable care. Ellis is selling Blizzard benefit certificates, providing outreach and marketing, volunteering in store on July 27th at DQ, and collecting donations at fundraiser/ellisb/EllisBradensPage. Ellis would like to thank his family and school for their support.

Gabriel Jonah Korngold Gabriel Jonah Korngold will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Gabe is the son of Drs. Ethan and Elena Korngold. He has a younger brother, Benjamin. Gabe’s grandparents are Gerald and Alice Korngold of New York City, and Diane and Joseph (z”l) Karp of Philadelphia, PA and Santa Fe, NM. Gabe’s great-grandmother Juliet Korngold currently lives in New York City and Boca Raton, FL. Gabe is a 7th Grader at Catlin Gabel School. He loves soccer (his favorite team is Chelsea), skiing, poetry, math, and all forms of maps and transit. In his spare time he enjoys reading, riding his bicycle throughout Oregon, traveling, and playing with his friends and brother. For his Mitzvah Project, Gabe has decided to include his friends and classmates in his family’s tradition of volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank, and will spend the summer bringing groups with him to volunteer there, and collecting food donations. Please assist Gabe by choosing a day this summer to volunteer at the Portland or Beaverton location of the Oregon Food Bank repackaging center, where bulk donated perishable food from local farms is packaged by volunteers into family-sized bags to be distributed to food pantries throughout the state.


The CBI Book Group is on summer break, but keep on reading: our first selection when we regroup this fall weighs in with a hefty 538 pages! So get an early start on Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers: The Story Of The Israeli Paratroopers Who United Jerusalem And Divided A Nation.

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew class with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana starts up again in the fall; please call the office at (503) 222-1069 to learn more and register!

Tie a Blue Thread The last two books of Torah, Numbers and Deuteronomy, are filled with stories of the Israelites wandering in the desert, of their endless complaining, of multiple rebellions, of blessings and curses. At Deuteronomy’s core is an epic recitation given by Moses recounting the entire story of the Israelite’s saga from slavery to freedom. It is ironic that these two densely packed tomes encompass the portions of Torah which we read throughout the carefree days of June through August and into early September-this is not light summer reading, folks. Reading these stories reminds us that as individuals and as a people, we have always struggled with coming to terms with who we are and how we relate to those around us. From the time Moses sent scouts into the land of Canaan and ten of twelve scouts brought back reports fueled by fear and self-doubt, anxiety has been one of the other plagues for which we have not yet found a cure. As a Jewish community, we find various ways to assuage the global unease we experience. Some seek out opportunities to act and make a difference in our small yet vital orbit. Some seek out opportunities for prayer, reflection, and music in experiences of worship services. Some seek out opportunities to expand their knowledge and awareness through study. All of us long for ways to connect with others who see us for our intrinsic worth. All of us long to be listened to, not talked at. Each of us needs to feel appreciated for the value that only we can bring to this world. The two spies in parashat Shelach-l’cha in the book of Numbers who did not succumb to fear and insecurity were Caleb and Joshua. Caleb was imbued with ruach acheret, “a different spirit,” and was able to see the optimal good in himself and the future. And he had a friend in Joshua with whom he could share and work toward that vision. Later in this section, the children of Israel are commanded to tie a thread of blue into the fringes on their garments that all people, men and women were commanded to wear, as a reminder that we are the people commanded to see ourselves and others as created in the divine image and to act accordingly. Most of us do not wear this fringe of blue every day on our garments. Most of us do not take enough time to show appreciation to ourselves, our friends, our family and to others who inspire us. According to some estimates, anxiety tops the list for mental health issues in North America, with half of college age students seeking help for anxiety and depression and nearly a third of all adults suffering from anxiety. The thread of a red bracelet was ubiquitous in neo-Kabbalistic circles a short time ago; perhaps it is time for us to introduce a bracelet of blue, a fringe to remind us every day of our self-worth, our Jewish obligation to put fear aside, find a friend and together engage in repairing the world. See you on the Plaza this summer; please introduce yourself if we have not yet met and reintroduce yourself if it has been a while! Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Rabbi Rachel Joseph

July/August 2017



CBI Now that

is here, your children probably


miss their friends from

school. Don’t worry!


Congregation Beth Israel’s Camp Sababa is here to For CBI’s Registration is open to members at a discounted rate, as well as to non-members.

Madrichim in Training Program: 7/31-8/25 8th-9th grade $550/$600* (member/non-member) Session 1: 8/7-8/11 K-5th grade $250/$275 (member/non-member) Session 2: 8/14-8/18 K-5th grade $250/$275 (member/non-member) Session 3: 8/21-8/25 K-5th grade $250/$275 (member/non-member) * Flat fee to cover training and all Sababa sessions. Sibling discounts and limited scholarships available.

Please see the Camp Sababa webpage ( for more details or contact Chelsea ( or Sarah ( for more information.



in eighth and ninth grades, Camp


Sababa is the perfect opportunity to build


leadership skills though our Madrichim in Training (MIT) program. As Madrichim in design a/an


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around the Portland area. in Kindergarten through 5th grades will enjoy





Jewish day camp!


With friends, fun, games, and daily field trips to places like and



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For details,

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-mail Sarah at We can’t wait to see you at Camp



Was your Mad Lib particularly funny? Email it to you might get to see a CBI Celebrity read it aloud on our Facebook and web pages.


Congregation Beth Israel


L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

CBI’s Religious School is quieter without our students about during the summer, but we’re still busy preparing for Camp Sababa and for the next school year. Part of that business includes some bittersweet staffing changes. We’ll let our immensely talented educators fill you in themselves: Dear Families,

Dear Families,

I am excited to share with you all that I will be starting graduate school in the fall. I will be pursuing a Masters of Public Health at Oregon State University in the Global Health track. Thank you all for an amazing 3.5 years! I am truly grateful for the wonderful experience it has been working here! I especially want to say thank you to Ben Sandler for his mentorship and all that he has taught me. My time at Congregation Beth Israel has been an incredible journey. From teaching Israeli dance to leading our Midrasha programs and youth groups, I feel privileged to have been able to work with so many of our students. CBI is a special community and I am so glad to have been a part of it. I am extremely proud of PARTY and all they have accomplished these past few years. I look forward to seeing their continued growth and am confident that the Middle and High School programming will continue in success under its new leadership. If anyone should ever need anything after I leave, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Go Beavers!

After joining the CBI team in November, I am thrilled to be transitioning into my new role as Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement. I am incredibly lucky to have the chance to continue to be part of the CBI family. I am excited to be moving back into the world of engagement and education after spending five summers at URJ Camp Newman in California and teaching at religious school for many years. I can’t wait to help create our new young families program and continue to grow our youth program! To get started, please join me and bring your little ones to Shabbat With Your Tot on June 30, July 28, and Sept 1 for snacks and celebrations. I’d also love to connect with you at or (503) 222-1069. Shalom, Chelsea

Shalom U’lehitraot, Shoshanna

Mazel Tov to Tracie and Eugene Serebrennikov on the birth of their daughter, Maya Esther, on May 26. Proud big sister is Lilah June, and proud grandparents are Ilene & Steven Rosenbaum and Olga & George Serebrennikov.

HELP US HEAL THE WORLD JOIN the Social Action Committee OUR NEXT MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2017 at 5:30 PM Please join us for our next meeting and help us plan next year’s activities. The Social Action Committee has events for everyone. In addition to our annual events, like the High Holiday Funds for Food Drive and Mitzvah Day, we have many exciting activities that need volunteers throughout the year. Help us support NW Towers and Annex by providing festive meals every few months and tutoring the kids from the Annex. Join us in planning activities for our advocacy arm focusing on issues of social justice, hunger, and gun violence prevention. The Social Action Committee is an OPEN committee. All are welcome. No need to be appointed, or elected, or even sign up. Just show up our meetings to become a committee member and help with strategizing and planning fun and worthwhile events. Come to our next meeting to get all the details and get involved. Starting in September, we meet on the first Wednesday of every other month at 5:30 PM in the Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room.

May she grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to her family and all humankind.

Condolences We mourn the loss of Clarice Eder (z”l), beloved mother of Norman (Sherry) Eder, Gary (Molly) Eder, and Bev Lindemann (z”l), grandmother of David (Sarah) Eder, Benjamin (Kaori) Eder, Becky (Tristan) Wear and Cassie (Noah) Segal, and great-grandmother of Sam Eder, Lucy Eder, Taya Segal, Zoe Eder, and Bree Wear. Clarice passed away on May 6, 2017. She was 88 years old. We mourn the loss of Arnold Karp (z”l), Sarah Epstein’s brother-in-law. His funeral was held on Thursday, May 4th in Savannah, Georgia. We mourn the loss of Edward Kean (z”l), beloved father of Jamie Kean and grandfather of Lucy Carver and Zoe Carver. Our condolences go out to Jaime Kean, Lucy Carver, Zoe Carver, and the extended Kean family. We mourn the loss of Patricia Layton Nemer (z”l), beloved sister of Arlene Layton, beloved mother of Tiffany (Eric) Rosenfeld, Adam (Sandy) Nemer, and Robin (Steve) McCoy, grandmother of Claire Rosenfeld, Ben Rosenfeld, Layton Rosenfeld, Hershel Nemer, Annabella Nemer, Zollie Nemer, and Molly McCoy, cousin of Adrienne (Stan) Souther Geffen and Callie (Matthew) Schulman, and beloved family member to many. Patricia passed away on April 24, 2017. She was 71 years old. We mourn the loss of Harry Tobias (z”l), beloved father of Lynn (Chet Edwards) Tobias, and grandfather of Anna (Eric Griffiths) and Alex Edwards. Our condolences go out to Lynn Tobias and Chet Edwards, Anna Edwards and Eric Griffiths, and Alex Edwards and to the extended Tobias family.

July/August 2017




We have been very busy since the kick off of our Centennial Celebration.


Out February Sisterhood Shabbat was only the beginning; we’ve had many wonderful events and more will follow.

Jeff Capen here, new President of the CBI Brotherhood. I’m excited to start my two year term leading this awesome group, taking over for Past President Andy Olshin.

Many of you may have had the opportunity to see our Gallery of Remembrance that was in Lipman Foyer. It is a timeline of events that have happened over the last 100 years. The opening was during our Havdalah service in May. Be on the lookout for it to pop up again. On the third day of Passover we held a wonderful concert called Crossing Over. We thank all of you who came out to support us at this fund raiser and very special event. Our next big event will be November 5th, so please put this on your calendar. This will be our 100th Celebration Gala and will be held in Goodman Hall. Look for information to come. This is going to be a fun evening of entertainment and dining with our community to celebrate our Sisterhood.


239 Sisterhood Members 6 Women sent to WRJ Assembly in Las Vegas, NV 3  Women sent to Fried Conference in Charleston, SC $11,500 Cash raised by the Progressive Dinner,

Crossing Over Event

$8,000 Gift Shop Sales $6,800 Annual donation to Religious School, Preschool, and

Camp Kalsman

$995 Donation to CBI Women’s Seder 25 Engagement opportunities for Sisterhood and for CBI members during 5776


Care packages to college students and military personnel at Chanukah and at Purim

Our main goal this year is simple: FUN and growth in participation. We want to engage all members in fun and casual events so we can build community within our synagogue and beyond. We invite not only Brotherhood members, but any congregants that may be considering joining the Brotherhood or who have been active in the past, but less so recently, to come eat, drink and fellowship with the men in our community. I hope that you consider joining this dynamic and fun group to help make our organization and synagogue stronger. Please consider the small role you and potentially a small group of your close friends at CBI can play in helping us to achieve our goals. Questions about Brotherhood, what we do, and how to get involved? Please reach out to Tracy in the CBI office at (503) 222-1069 or and she’ll put us in touch. Best wishes, Jeff INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BROTHERHOOD? • Dues are $35 annually • Dues may be paid via square or check to CBI • To join, email • Questions? Call (503) 222-1069 UPCOMING EVENTS • Quarterly Brotherhood Sponsored Social Events • Mitzvah Project Supporting Homeless (July Date TBD) • August Rafting Trip

Significant Achievements: üü R  eceived Women of Reform Judaism Or Ami “Light of My People” Awards for Exceptional Programming üü S ponsored the Special Community Seder for over 50 members of the Portland Jewish Community, and ongoing support of Goose Hollow Family Shelter and Cedar Sinai Park üü S ponsored Tot Shabbats to help educate young children and promote engagement of young families üü P  rovided sweets table for Rosh Hashanah and cooked breakfast for 300 on Mitzvah Day üü URJ Recognition for 100 Years of Sisterhood engagement at CBI üü Presented production of Crossing Over in the Temple


Congregation Beth Israel

CBI Continues to Grow PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBERS Vittorio de Medici Matthew Sacks and Helen Keomany Gita Gelfer and Jon Meek and family

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. July 7 and 8 Therese Abeles Rose Backer* Sarah Boskowitz Morris Cohen Arthur H. Cohen Rose Goodman Davis Emma Diamond* Jeanette Feldman Lily Feuerstein Gerald Fine Irwin Frank Wilmer Freeman Leonard Friedman Gladys Galkin Benjamin Geller Louis Gilula Howard Jay Goldberg Bella Goldwasser Richard Mark Grayson Ethel Greenblatt Joseph Harrison Harold Hirsch Clinton E. John Toni Kahan Evelyn Wright Kantor Tillie Kaufman Bernard La Rossa Anne Lavine-Kilbourne Letty Lefkowitz Celia Lesman Donald Loftus Richard Lubliner Abraham Paul Meyer Albert Morgenstern Julius Newmark William Oppenheimer John Oster Charlotte Pearlman Philip E. Seltzer Julian J. Shipley* Edward Singer Henry Spivak Ida Steinbock Lena Cohen Swerdlik* Grace Ann Thomas Gretchen Thomas Izetta Tonkon* Tillie Wachs Faye Zasloff

July 14 and 15 Joe Blank Helen Blumenthal Goldie Chestler Florence Korey Clement Avery Cline Florence Dobrow Harry Driesen Sylvan F. Durkheimer Zanly C. Edelson Gus L. Feldman Dorothy Feldman Hy Freedman Melvyn C. Friendly Carmen Golby Sharon Goldman Lew W Goodwin Michael “Mickey” Greenberg Jay Grenley Betty Haas Antoinette S. Himmelreich Silas K. Himmelreich Max Janow Harvey Kelinson Irving J. Levin Zelotta “Lottie” Mendelson Maxine Newman Jesse Oroshnik Sylvia Ostrofsky Maurice Pike* Esther Platt Jack Rollins David Scheffer Bernice W. Schlesinger* Jeanie Sobel Sidney Spiegel Don Stilwell Jessie R. Webb Susan Weiner July 21 and 22 Henry R. Bauer, Sr. Bernice Canter Donald Cartwright Marla Carver Klaus G. Citterman Beatrice W. Cohn Charles Crane Barbara Cypriano Ethel Danto

Arnold Davis Frank Dessayer* Felice Lauterstein Driesen Edna Fenton* Grace Hochfeld Gilbert Ethel Osborne Green* Yvonne Grimes William S. Gross Joseph Gross Claire Grossman Michael Harland Dolev Keidar George Kelly Max Lamfrom Max Lesman Celia Lidovitch Albert G. Maizels Henrietta Mendoza Edward Moe Alysmae Semler Nudelman* Darrell M. Overbeck Sarah Pomerantz Peter Pongracz Suzanne C. Powell Hyman Reiter Frank Rogers Anna Rosenfield Adele Savage Carol Sigelman Milton Singer Frances Spivack Patricia Strauss Gilbert Sussman Pat Tannenbaum* Carol Tannenbaum* Anna G. Tobin George Weiner Stanley Wilker July 28 and 29 Lipman B. Barde Ben Bean Leo M. Bergman Daniel Berlin Mortimer Wilkes Brenner Hy Canter Vita Gertrude Cezer Rose Judith Cezer Philip Chucker Scott Colton

Eugene L. Coodley Daniel Davis Minnie Einstein Russell Ellwood Rachel Jennifer Eskenazi Jacob Feingold Lena Freedman* Clara S. Frey Herman J. Friedman* Henrietta S. Garfinkle Celia Geller* Ruth Heldfond Lester Herrup Sarah Leah Horenstein Gertrude Joseph Ruth Kravitz William B. Layton Beatrice Barde Lubliner N. Calmin “Cal” Margulies* Leo Mitchell William A. Morrison Jean Kent Nudelman Cynthia Peterman Francis X Peters Bernard Pomerantz Gerald Poplack Beatrice Radston Dinah Rosen Samuel Rosenblatt Mollie Rosenblum Edythe Rubin Stacy Sadis George Saxe Roxanne Schloss Albert G. Senders Rose Lubliner Shank* Molly Shuster Daniel Simon Marilyn Singer Celia Levitt Sondheim Lettie Sonnes Esther Soren Irving Spivack Ben Steinberg Ben D. Tarlow Gail M. Thomas William Zacks Hiroto Zakoji Flora Jean Zurow continued on p. 10

July/August 2017


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. August 4 and 5 Paul Bernays* Dolores Black Jack J. Bodie Dorothy Budin Leonard W. Cohen Mary Ann Davis Gerald Edelman Richard Elconin Jack Epstein Melvyn Farberman Ralph Feibelman Elliott Flaxman Robert Friedenwald Sam Friedman Emma C. Friendly Mildred Gold* Ben F. Goldman Gary Greenberg Zelotta Gross Elizabeth Hirsh Barney Liebreich* Ray Machacek Milton R. Marks Louis N. Mesher Edith O. Miller* Harry Mittleman* Pat New William S. Packouz Ada Post Irving Puziss Jeanne Rauch Leopold M. Rosenbaum* Lillian Schiff* Bernard Schnitzer Dennis Seinfeld Kenneth Harry Stoloff* Reubin Tennenbaum Patricia Anne Watkins Sophie Weiss Nadine Wolfe Frederick Wolff August 11 and 12 Rachael Rae Arnsberg* Harry H. Baron Samuel Dov Berman Bud Blumenkron

Samuel Burgin Jacqueline Davis Simone Dessayer* Maurice Dunn Jack William Friedlander Florence R. Goldstein* Michael W. Goldstein Violet Greenberg David E. Gross* Manuel Holtzman Raymond Jackson Paul David Josephson Helen Katzky* Amelia Senders Kleinberg Shirley Lane Sam Leopold Leah Heilig Levine Nathaniel Lewis Bobbi London Mayer Ludwig Flora Marcus Ida Margulis Harry Nemer Martin Neuwelt Claire Puziss David A. Rosen* Lloyd B. Rosenfeld* Hillard Rozen Ruth Rubenstein Bertha Rubin Alan Selling Max Solomon Max Utay Sandra Weerts Mary Jane Winter August 18 and 19 Connie Anker* Parry Ankersen Werner Berg Norman Berkley Rose Berliner Davene Cohen Sol J. Cohn Carolyn Heinberg Cole Frances B. Creamer Marian H. Davidson* Shirley Deitch

Nathan Director Harriet Moskowitz Epstein Felix Gelbras David Gold Hedwig Goldsmith Claire Gross* Abner Grover Hardy Haltenorth Estelle Hasson Harry Hayden Judith Stusser Jedeikin Celia Kaplan Andrea Karlin Edna Kean Oscar Kirchner Daniel Kirk Daryl Ruth Brown Klonoff Sanford Kowitt Stefan Charles Levy Jordan M. Meier* Sara A. Nudelman Ruth Press David Raskin Jill Elizabeth Rosenberg Rose Rotenberg Martin S. Rothschild Sarah Rubin Harry Rubin Richard Ruffine Eleanor Golby Saffron* Abe I. Samuels Adele Fridner Schwartz Harry Silver Maxwell I. Silverstein* David Spiegel David I. Stillman William A. Whalen Harry L. Woolach Fred Young Don Zavin August 25 and 26 Sarah Albert Josephine Rubens Beeke Stanley Bender Nathan Black Molly Boyarsky Mary K. Braunsten*

(*) 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 Tracy at (503) 222-1069 or


Congregation Beth Israel

Sheila Geller Bromberg George Caro Blanche Cohen David Avner Cohen Harold Cohn Jacob A. Cohn George Jackson Collings Juliet Dayan Norman S. Fields* Reva Belle Nudelman Fields Daniel A. Fromer Rose Herman Sarah Bobrow Kaplan Kenneth Kimmel Howard L. Kirz Lianne Marks Klein Susan Poplack Leavitt* Morris Leb Tessie Lewis Clarence Henry Loeb Leland H. Lowenson* Sol D. Maizels* Helen Maniloff Harry Mesher Beverly Miller Lynn Newman Herbert L. Newmark* Maurie Ritchie Gladys M. Rosenberg* A. Victor Rosenfeld Julian Roth Jeaneatta “Rusty� Sautter* Dorothy C. Schubach* Ida Rosalie Sherman Sybil Solomon Pete Steffens Mollie Stusser Phyllis Swett Dena Tarlow* Joseph Tenenbaum

Very Thoughtful People

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of Roy Treuhaft Anita and David August Roy Treuhaft Judi Brodkin Roberta Dossick Judy Gerr Bobbie Goldstein Susan Katz Judy Margolis Judy Stone Felice Lauterstein Driesen Harry Driesen Debbie and Lance Caldwell Valerie Alia Jim and Ilene Davidson Madeline Davidson Jim and Ilene Davidson Jack Driesen Jim and Ilene Davidson Charlotte Pearlman Gail Handelman Roy Treuhaft Bruce Hyman and Abbi Hattem Patricia Nemer Joanne Treuhaft In Honor of Jen Feldman’s speedy recovery Joanne Treuhaft

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

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat In Memory of Molly Shuster Herbert Black Jacob Leo Krane Sue and Joel Krane In Honor of Jen Feldman Margaret Hasson

Caring Community

In Memory of Jack and Celia Lazarus Bobbie Goldstein and Family Jerry M. Colton Mrs. Margo Sercu In Honor of Jen Feldman’s full and speedy recovery Gary and Carolyn Weinstein

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Edward Aiken Ted Balmforth Marlene Balmforth Alec L Black Herbert Black Albert L Green Gerel Blauer Leonard Schnitzer Jill and Richard Edelson Joy Alkalay Pierce Ethier Ruth and Jack Sheinin Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman and Jacob and Noah Feldman Jessie Ludwig Shar and Len Ludwig Patty Nemer David and Diane Rosencrantz Henry H Kavitt Benita Schlesinger Betty and Randy Rubenstein and family Babette Schnitzer Lois Schnitzer Mildred and Morris Schnitzer Susan Schnitzer and Greg Goodman Jeanne and Lenny Marks Dori Schnitzer and Mark Brown Leonard and Babette Schnitzer Mardi and Tom Spitzer Victor A Nudelman Leon Semler Helen Spivak The Spivak family Henry and Helen Spivak Alysmae and Victor Nudelman Celia Levitt Sondheim James Spivak Marv Rubens Naomi Strauss Patricia Nemer Rena Tonkin, Cheryl Tonkin Alan Baron Tonkin Rena Tonkin, Cheryl Tonkin, David Lerner, Daniel Lerner Fannie Baron Rena Tonkin, Cheryl Tonkin, David Lerner, Daniel Lerner

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary

In Memory of Henry Blauer Shemaya Blauer Edward Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Goldie S. Rosenbaum The Family of Goldie S. Rosenbaum

Irving Ail Louise Ruben and family Ben Steinberg Thelma Schnitzer Deborah and Kenneth Novack Sandra and Gary Schnitzer Lillian and Gilbert Sussman Lois and Arden Shenker In Honor of Howard Cohn’s Birthday Harry Glickman’s Birthday Sally and Debbie Mink Jen Feldman’s recovery Les and Martha Soltesz In Appreciation Rabbi Cahana for Gerda Eiseman’s Funeral Ron and Becky Eiseman Vivian Rappleya Rabbi Cahana for Amy Marie Lewin’s Conversion Amy Marie Lewin Rabbi Cahana The Seres Family General Contribution Given By Laura C. Rankin

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Beloved mother and grandmother, Clarice Eder Margaret Hasson Harvey Kelinson Leslie Kelinson Anna Richman Jim and Michael Richman Anna Richman Mimi Richman Goldie S. Rosenbaum The Family of Goldie S. Rosenbaum Dorothy Morgenstern Les and Martha Soltesz In Honor of The Shleifer Wedding Mike and Barbara Myers In Appreciation Cantor Cahana for Gerda Eiseman’s funeral Ron and Becky Eiseman Vivian Rappleya General Contribution Given By Henry C. Kunowski Christie Moore

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Mark Lazerwith John M Gevurtz

July/August 2017

In Honor of Rabbi Joseph Amy Marie Lewin Rabbi Joseph’s special birthday Grandma Judith Joseph In Appreciation Rabbi Joseph Janet Hupert Friedman

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Sydelle Levine Jan and Howard Levine William Hill-Parks Rebecca Hill and John Parks Jack Karlin Alice and Michael Powell

General Administrative

In Memory of Roy Treuhaft Michael Anton Alec L Black Lawrence S and Susan W Black Clarice Eder Martin Brashem Joan Brashem Julian Shipley Marianne Buchwalter Benjamin Isenberg Executive Director Discretionary Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Grace Gilbert Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Essie Matin Ronald Matin Joanne and Harry Glickman Rose Goodman Anna Rosenfield Douglas and Lila Goodman Patti Nemer Sylvia Hozman Renée and Irwin Holzman Barbara Hurwitz Daniel Hurwitz and Debra Brooks Patricia Layton Nemer— “In loving memory” Ann McCoy Abraham Paul Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer Mrs. Pauline Wright Victoria Pullman Jerry Bercovitz Patti Nemer Madelle and Stan Rosenfeld Gussie B. Seres Joel L. Seres, MD Roy Treuhaft Susan and Richard Thomashow


Very Thoughtful People Patricia Nemer Idelle Weinstein Jacob Leo Krane Jeff and Sherri Weinstein Harvey Kelinson and Melvin Feinstein Judith Feinstein In Honor of Jen Feldman’s recovery Anita and David August The speedy recovery of Jen Feldman Judy Blum Jen Feldman “Good wishes” Sue Friedman Barbara Caplan—“Happy healthy birthday” Jen Feldman’s speedy recovery Renée and Irwin Holzman Jonathan Cohen “Todah Rabah” Jen Feldman Ardee Imerman Jen Feldman’s speedy recovery David and Liz Lippoff Jen Feldman’s recovery Stan and Susie Marcus Jen Feldman’s speedy recovery Debbie Plawner Jonathan Cohen’s speedy recovery Debbie Plawner Jen Feldman—“Best wishes for a speedy recovery” Rena Tonkin and Cheryl Tonkin Jen Feldman’s recovery Jeff Wolfstone In Appreciation of Dr. Robert Rosenbaum Renée Holzman General Contribution Given By Steven O’Dell—“General support and appreciation of the community” Mary Ann Frieder

Hal Ruthizer Cultural Arts In Memory of Lettie Sonnes Dr. Robert Sonnes

Hineinu Community Engagement Fund

In Honor of Jen Feldman’s recovery Stan and Bev Eastern

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund In Honor of Jen Feldman “For a healthy future” Jill Ann Slansky Jonathan Cohen “For giving my friend life” Jill Ann Slansky

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund

In Memory of Beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Beatrice Shapiro Margaret Hasson


Paul Sonnes Dr. Robert Sonnes In Honor of Jen Feldman’s speedy recovery Alan and Lana Miller

Oseran Family Lecture

In Memory of Antoinette Himmelreich Silas Himmelreich Maddie Nelson Margery H Cohn Samuel Goldman Ben Goldman Clarice Eder Sue and Rich Garber and Family In Honor of Jen Feldman’s Recovery Ilaine Cohen Jonathan Cohen David and Ted Rubenstein In Appreciation Bob Rosenbaum Planning of the Spain Trip Ilaine Cohen


In Memory of Jackie Spivak Abe and Gilda Wexler Harry and Gertude Semler The Spivak Family Jacqueline R. Spivak Dr. Harry and Gertrude Semler Henry Spivak James Spivak

Rosenfeld Family Assistant/ Associate Rabbi Fund In Memory of Min Zidell Judith Dreier William Hill-Parks Mollie Paulowitz Klein William Lawrence Klein Tammy Kramer In Honor of Alan Rosenfeld’s birthday Andrea Overback

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Victor Nudelman Alysmae Semler Nudelman Dr. Avrel Nudelman Henry Spivak Alysmae Nudelman Celia Levitt Sondheim James Spivak

Social Action (General)

In Memory of Sam Blank Marlene Balmforth Henry Blauer Gerel Blauer Patty Nemer Barry and Barbara Caplan Patricia Nemer Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Mary Collins Harry B Harrison Joseph Harrison Dodie Harrison

Maurice Kaplan Janice Isenberg Mildred Leshgold Sidell Lena Swerdlik Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Patricia Nemer Joyce Loeb Harry Tobias Ralph London David Light Lois Poplack Gerald Poplack Ray and Dorothy Packouz Patty Layton Nemer Jan and Mike Sigell Sylvan Durkheimer Sidney Spiegel Don Spiegel and Debbie DavisSpiegel Joseph Edelstein Abraham Tobin Howard and Lois Tobin Patty Nemer Linda and Larry Veltman In Honor of Jen Feldman’s recovery “Get Well” Sue Albert Barbara Caplan’s significant birthday Mark Dohrmann and Julie Durkheimer Paul Romain’s birthday Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Jen Feldman’s recovery Joyce Loeb Jen Feldman’s recovery Ralph London Jen Feldman’s recovery Don Spiegel and Debbie DavisSpiegel Jen Feldman’s recovery “Wishing you well” Dorothy and Ray Packouz In Appreciation of Jonathan Cohen for the gift of life to Jen Joyce Loeb General Contribution Given By Kathryn G. Suhler Robert Michael Winthrop


In Memory of Edna Fenton Lynda Baker Esta Brown Brown and Seits Family Scott Colton Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman Bernice and Hy Canter Lori and Michael Edelman Zanly Edelson Bunny Edelson Rachel Eskenazi Phoebe Eskenazi Leonard Friedman Sue Friedman Philip Chucker LouAnn Frisch

Congregation Beth Israel

Sam Kaufman Sadie Kaufman Nate Shapiro Susy Hammel and Nancy Green Sylvia Edelman Susan Golden Arthur H. Cohen Florence M. Kane Eileen and Joseph Kane Sarah Utay Evelyn Laster Bernard La Rossa Janet E. La Rossa Henrietta Margulis Dolorosa and David Margulis Patti Nemer Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe Patty Nemer Helen Mittleman Leonard Schnitzer Babette Schnitzer Jeanne Newmark Harry Tobias Jim and Michael Richman Babette Schnitzer Leonard Schnitzer Helen Mittleman Harry Mittleman Gayle and Paul Romain Howard and Sue Overback Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Patty Nemer Dick and Deanne Rubinstein Lena Von Flue Laura Bolliger Rose Rustin Bonita Weinstein Elaine Savinar Leonard Schnitzer Lois Schnitzer Sharon Goldman Margo Sercu Edith Zavin Ruth Semler Henry Spivak The Spivak Family Andrew Crystal Mollie Rosenblum Arthur Tarlow Ben Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Tillie Wachs Pearl Trachtenberg Patty Nemer Davia and Ted Rubenstein Mark Larsen Patty Layton Nemer Beverly and Marty Zell In Honor of Barbara Caplan’s Birthday Harriet and Dick Maizels Barbara Caplan’s Special Birthday Jen Feldman’s Recovery Jonathan Cohen Elizabeth and Ruben J. Menashe Jen Feldman’s Recovery Rosemarie Rosenfeld Jen Feldman “For a speedy recovery” Beverly and Marty Zell Howard Cohn’s 90th birthday Janet Zell

Very Thoughtful People I Have A Dream

In Memory of Sherry Caplan Barbara and Barry Caplan Chella Velt Meekcoms Kyszek Flora Velt Kirk Leonard and Yvonne Gionet Abe Puziss Sherry and Paul Puziss Bernice W. Schlesinger Mark Schlesinger Family Edward T Sigell Rose T Sigell Lois L Poplack Jan and Mike Sigell Carolyn See Eleanore Rubenstein

Temple Improvement

In Memory of Clarice Eder CFM Strategic Communications Sidney Spiegel Daniel Davis Deborah Davis-Spiegel and Don Spiegel In Honor of Jen Feldman’s recovery Gerel Blauer Deanne Rubinstein’s Recovery Elizabeth and Ruben J. Menashe

Tom Georges III Memorial Fund

In Memory of Tom Georges III Cameron and Dick Davis Patty Nemer Shirley Gittlesohn Linda Georges Tom Georges Sharon Pollin In Honor of Dick Dobrow’s 80th birthday Linda Georges

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of Florence Dobrow Henry Sholkoff Richard Dobrow and Rachel Dobrow Stone In Honor of Dr. Richard Dobrow’s 80th birthday Stephen and Michelle Sholkoff

Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Facilities Fund

Darvy Gould’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Anita Sandler’ s Bat Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Louis Philip’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Eliana Lefkowitz’s Bat Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Jen Feldman’s continued speedy recovery “Much love” Faye Samuels

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund In Memory of Clara S. Frey Karl S. Frey Rosemarie Rosenfeld

In Memory of Florence Korey Clement Patty Nemer Dinah Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director In Honor of Deanne Rubinstein’s Recovery Jen Feldman’s recovery Dr. Richard Dobrow’s 80th birthday Lois Shenker’s 80th birthday Stuart and Nikki Director

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship

Simon & Helen Director Endowment

In Memory of Leonard Schnitzer Dina Schnitzer

In Memory of Sharon H. Goldman Hyman Veltman Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis Feldman, Jacob Feldman, Noah Feldman Gertrude Joseph Marlene Lomas Michael Thomas Makler Audra Makler Lillian Lisa Wax Mark, Roberta, Blair, and Stephani Wax Hannah Zell Leonard Zell In Honor of Jacob Kaplan’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Abraham Kushner’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Claire Chapiro-Luboff’s Bat Mitzvah Jacob Feldman

In Memory of Helen Director Simon Director Herb Goodman Cameron and Dick Davis

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Albert Maizels Dick and Harriet Maizels Patti Nemer Bunny and Jerry Sadis In Honor of Jen Feldman’s recovery Jonathan Cohen’s recovery Bunny and Jerry Sadis

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life In Memory of Vera Hoffman Fine Wilma Jane Balick In Honor of Jen Feldman and Jonathan Cohen’s recovery Eve and Alan Rosenfeld

Prayer Book

In Memory of Hy Samuels Ilaine Cohen Jerry M. Colton Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Bernie Caplan Tammy Kramer Helen Esther Pearl Semler Spivak “In loving memory of my Mom” Henry Spivak “In loving memory of my Dad” In Honor of Margo Goldman Sercu’s special birthday Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman Jen Feldman “For a quick and speedy recovery” David and Ted Rubenstein In Appreciation Sisterhood helpers Rebecca and Shaina Janet Zell

Service to the Blind

In Memory of Shirley Robinowitz Chuck and Selene Robinowitz Melvin Rubin Edythe Rubin Debra, Wally, and Rachel MacDougall

Sisterhood Lubliner Leadership Fund In Memory of Mina Draghicescu Roy Treuhaft Sue and Rich Garber

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 & Young Family Engagement Chelsea Ferguson Education Administrator Sarah Reiter CBI Administration Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Development Director Jen Feldman

Finance Director Linda Cohen

Director of Membership & Special Events Marisa Reby

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Program Coordinator Tracy Alifanz Office & Cemetery Administrator Molly Weisner Clergy Assistant Alex Sarasohn

July/August 2017

Facilities Staff Perry Meekins, Facilities Manager Tony Bennett Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young

Catering Panel Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2853 Julia Deuchler Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Eric Sandstrom Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin Lisa Glickman, Private Chef (CBI Congregant) 541-728-6678 Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635 503-944-6820 Karen Rich


July 2017 SUNDAY

Tamuz-Av 5777 MONDAY





SATURDAY 1  Tamuz 7

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

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Anita Sandler 10:30 AM Temple

Fax.......................................................................503-274-1400 Beth Israel Cemetery ...........426 SW Taylors Ferry Road 2  Tamuz 8

3  Tamuz 9

4  Tamuz 10

5  Tamuz 11

Independence Day: Temple Offices Closed

6  Tamuz 12 WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

7  Tamuz 13 Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

9  Tamuz 15

10  Tamuz 16

16  Tamuz 22

23  Tamuz 29

17  Tamuz 23

24  Av 1

11  Tamuz 17

18  Tamuz 24

25  Av 2

12  Tamuz 18

19  Tamuz 25

26  Av 3

13  Tamuz 19

8  Tamuz 14 Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Drew Stoner 10:30 AM Temple

14  Tamuz 20

15  Tamuz 21

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Allison Asbock 10:30 AM Temple

20  Tamuz 26

21  Tamuz 27

22  Tamuz 28

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Weprin 10:30 AM Temple

28  Av 5

29  Av 6

Sisterhood Area Day 8:00 AM GH

27  Av 4

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Next Gen Meeting 1:00 PM SBR

Shabbat With Your Tot 5:00 PM Temple Lawn

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Levi Minch 10:30 AM Temple

Shabbat on the Plaza 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

30  Av 7

31  Av 8 Camp Sababa Begins

Shabbat on the Plaza Continues!

July 14, 28 • August 11, 25 • September 1, 8 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

Mark your Calendars: High Holidays 2017/5778 Erev Rosh Hashanah...................................... Wednesday, September 20 Rosh Hashanah............................................... Thursday, September 21 Kol Nidre......................................................... Friday, September 29 Yom Kippur..................................................... Saturday, September 30 Sukkot begins................................................. Thursday, October 5 Erev Simchat Torah & Consecration........... Thursday, October 12 14

Congregation Beth Israel

August 2017 SUNDAY

Av-Elul 5777 MONDAY





1  Av 9

2  Av 10

3  Av 11

4  Av 12

5  Av 13

Tish’a B’Av

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Social Action Meeting 5:30 PM SBR

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Sabbat Service 6:00 PM PC JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

6  Av 14

8  Av 16

9  Av 17

10  Av 18

11  Av 19

12  Av 20

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

14  Av 22

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Delia Graham 10:30 AM Temple

15  Av 23

16  Av 24

17  Av 25

18  Av 26

19  Av 27

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Sabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Ellis Braden 5:00 PM Temple

21  Av 29

22  Av 30

23  Elul 1

24  Elul 2

25  Elul 3

26  Elul 4

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR Shabbat on the Plaza 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

27  Elul 5

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Camp Sababa

Camp Sababa

20  Av 28

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

7  Av 15

Shabbat on the Plaza 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

13  Av 21


28  Elul 6

29  Elul 7

30  Elul 8

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Gabriel Korngold 10:30 AM Temple

31  Elul 9

Next Gen Meeting 1:00 PM SBR

Location Key HH = Harris Hall  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


2017-2018 Oseran Family Lectures JEFFREY ROSEN


President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center

Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, May 6, 2018

4:00 PM, Main Sanctuary

4:00 PM, Main Sanctuary July/August 2017


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

on the

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Back-to-School Picnic Bella Organic, Sauvie Island Sunday, September 10, 9:30 am

CBI does back-to-school with style. Come on out to Sauvie lsland to reconnect with your Hebrew School friends, meet your teachers for the year, enjoy a delicious donut breakfast, as well as all Bella Organic has to offer—Corn Maze! Cow Train! Grain Train! Duck Races! —at a discounted rate. See you at the Farm! Questions? Contact Sarah at or (503) 222-1069 Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879


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July/August 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the July/August 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

July/August 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the July/August 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...