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Bulletin March/April 2018 Adar-Nisan-Iyyar 5778 Vol. 67, No. 3


Sunday, March 18 5 PM - 8 PM Castaway 1900 NW 18th


many of Portland's best restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and breweries Tickets available online at

Don’t throw away your shot to see CBI’s Revolutionary Purim Schpiel

Wednesday, February 28 7:00 PM Main Sanctuary Doors open at 6:30 PM Megillah reading and Purim Schpiel Free and open to the community.

April B’not Mitzvah

Our Leadership

Leah Harriet Paris Leah Harriet Paris will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Leah is the daughter of Anna and Steven Paris and younger sister to Lawren. A seventh grader at Cedar Park Middle School, Leah enjoys singing and playing guitar, playing with her dog, and decorating and organizing her room. For her Mitzvah Project, Leah has decided to work with Dress for Success-Oregon, an organization which empowers women to achieve economic independence. Dress for Success provides women in poverty a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Sofia Rose Meltzer Sofia Rose Meltzer will become a Bat Mitzvah on April 21, 2018. She is the daughter of Adam and Daniela Meltzer, and older sister to Rachel Arianna Meltzer. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Jose and Sarita Spiwak (of Rancho Mission Viejo, CA) and Rena and Myron (z”l) Meltzer (of Bluffton, SC). A seventh grader at Portland Jewish Academy, Sofia lights up the room when she walks in. She is always willing to lend a hand, and be a good steward of the environment and her community. Outside of school, Sofia enjoys gymnastics, playing the piano, synchronized swimming, Girl Scouts and traveling. An avid reader, Sofia has been so captivated by the Harry Potter series that her Bat Mitzvah is an homage to Harry’s adventures.

A Walk of Remembrance by Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor One of the most memorable family programs I have witnessed at our Religious School occurs each Spring when the fifth grade walks with their families and teachers to the Holocaust memorial in Washington Park. It is a time for learning, reflection, and bonding with each other in a lovely outdoor setting whose simple beauty stands as a stark contrast to the immense tragedy it commemorates. This Spring, make the walk (or drive) to gather with our CBI family, as well as Jews and non-Jews from across Portland, to commemorate and remember on Yom HaShoah, Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM in our Main Sanctuary. We rotate this event from one synagogue to the other each year and this Spring, it is our honor to host the prayerful commemoration. Music, stories, meditation – all will bear witness to the presence and words of survivors. We have so little time to hear these truths in their own voices as more of this sacred community leaves this earth. Please honor them and offer friends and family the invitation to stand together, to listen, to embed our history and the lessons of the survivors’ stories in our souls, to be among those who say to the latest scourge of genocide, “Never again!”

For her Mitzvah project, Sofia, along with her younger sister and mother, has been volunteering at the Children’s Book Bank, helping to clean up books to give to young students all around Multnomah County. Children’s Book Bank collects books for young readers who otherwise would not have access to them. Volunteers like Sophia clean the books up so that they are like brand new, put them in bundles, and deliver them to Head Start programs all around Multnomah County. In addition, they bring books to public schools so that students can collect books, free of charge, for their summer reading. Throughout the course of the year, the organization collects, cleans and distributes over 30,000 books! Bat Mitzvah guests and our community may bring in their books so that we may donate to the Children’s Book Bank.

Passover begins the evening of Friday, March 30.

Stella Opal Jones Stella Opal Jones will become a Bat Mitzvah on April 28, 2018. Stella is the daughter of Brian Jones and Charlotte MacDonald, and has a younger sister, Sylvia Jones. A seventh grader at Metropolitan Learning Center, Stella’s favorite subject in school is math, particularly algebra. She fills her life with music, drama, and visual arts. She has been playing piano for seven years, marimba for four, and recently took up learning bass and acoustic guitar. Acting in her first Shakespeare play last fall, she looks forward to more chances to get on stage. For her Mitzvah Project she is raising funds to support Ethos Music Center, where she has studied for five years. She knows how important it is to have music education at a young age and through her efforts hopes to provide funds to support a music class in rural Oregon through Ethos’ outreach program.


Passover 5778

Congregation Beth Israel

So that we all may prepare and celebrate with our families, the CBI offices will close at 2:00 PM on that date and no Friday Evening Shabbat Service will be held; names for Yahrzeits will be read at services the following morning, Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 AM. Additionally, there will be no Religious School on Sunday, April 1. The CBI offices will also be closed on the last day of Passover, Friday, April 6. We will hold a Yizkor Service that morning at 10:30 AM in Pollin Chapel. Friday Evening Shabbat Services will take place as usual at 6:00 PM, followed immediately by our community Post Passover Pizza Party (see p. 3). As we celebrate this holiday, please refrain from bringing Chametz onto the CBI campus. Please contact the CBI Main Office with any questions at 503-222-1069.


From Abraham and Sarah, to our forefather Isaac, whose name means “he shall laugh,” reflecting Abraham’s reaction when he hears that he and Sarah would become parents at such advanced age, our people have used humor for protesting the improbable, the impossible, the injustices and iniquities of life. Although comedy as protest is not unique to Jews, we have used it throughout history as we strive to transcend, humanize our circumstances, as well as speak “truth to kings.” This has led to many Jewish authors, comedic productions, stand-up comics, and comedy onstage and in every type of media: radio, records, film, television, and now online media. It has also led to comedy about us, sometimes in cruel stereotypes, sometimes to exemplify the ugliness of bigotry. Presenters Sherry and Paul Fishman will share and discuss clips from films, plays, cartoons, television series, recordings, old radio shows, and stand up comedians to exemplify the uses of farce, absurdity, irony, and satire to protest the ills and injustices of society. Ultimately we laugh to lift and renew our spirits so we can move forward, and this will be a fun evening. Come prepared to enjoy current and classic comedic favorites.

After the 1968 Democratic Convention and Police Riot in Chicago, the Nixon White House decided to prosecute eight men for attempting to disrupt the convention and the city of Chicago. Most of the eight defendants were Jewish, as were their defense counsel, William Kuntsler and Leonard Weinglass. So was the federal judge, Julius Hoffman. Eventually the case against Black Panther Bobby Seale was severed and the remaining defendants became known as The Chicago Seven. Fifty years later, CBI’s Adult Education Committee presents a discussion of the trial, a circus that was, in the words of defendant Abbie Hoffman, “a shande fur de Goyim.”

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Post Passover

Pizza Party

CBI Book Group

Friday, April 6, immediately following our 6:00 PM Shabbat Evening Service in Goodman Hall.

The CBI Book Club will discuss David Gregory’s How’s Your Faith and Michael Krasny’s Spiritual Envy at the March meeting. Members who have read either or both books may be part of the discussion. Eager for another good read? Our April selection will be The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean.

As Passover concludes, join your CBI community for a Post Passover Pizza Party!

Sunday, March 4, 9:00 AM Sunday, April 8, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

March/April 2018


Developing CBI Building Community through Taste of Temple by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director People often ask – what do you like best about Taste of Temple? It’s a tough question: so many things make TOT special. Of course, the terrific food and drink always appeal to me, as does the great ambience as guests and vendors mingle. Best of all, however, is the relationship building that comes as we plan and execute the event and the community fun that continues with our Beyond the Taste parties. The people I have met through Taste of Temple are some of the dearest friends I have at CBI. This event, now in its seventh year, serves as a wonderful community friendraiser and fun(d) raiser. From its beginning, TOT has supported our local economy while local businesses support our community at the same time. It’s definitely a winning combination! The biggest confirmation of the success of last year’s event can be found in the fact that the amazing team of Robin and Steve McCoy have returned to chair TOT for a second time. At the top of their to do list was to recruit a dynamic and diverse committee that encourages our members to attend while also recruiting over forty top local restaurants, vintners, brewers and distillers. We all come together for one glorious afternoon where for the set price of $54 per person (for tickets purchased by March 5th) you can eat, imbibe, and socialize with some of the nicest, friendliest, and most supportive adult (21 and over) members of our community. Please know we want you with us – so register now! In every way this event offers a Taste of Temple – a community that belongs to all of us. Those working behind the scenes include: Benjamin Ariff, Jordan Busch, Bonnie Davis, Nikki Dorfman, Carly Fujita, Ali and Judah Garfinkle, Ronit and Craig Gerard, Tiffany and David Goldwyn, Lynne Hana, Arlene and Paul Koenigsberg, Aaron Korach, Glen Levy, Gail Mandel, Ryan Pitman, Nate Smith, Joanne and Bill Treuhaft, and Tony Urdes. In addition to thanking our dedicated committee we are also grateful to our very generous sponsors who partner with us to impact Jewish lives and create Jewish memories. Their generosity enables us to keep our ticket price unchanged since the inception of this event. At the time this article is written the sponsors list has additions every few hours; so as to give equal recognition to all donors we will list them in the next Bulletin. In the meantime, you can find the growing list online at And since a once a year gathering is never really enough, you can continue to enjoy the fun by purchasing seats at one of the many Beyond the Taste gatherings that are held for several months after TOT. These parties are all made possible by enthusiastic CBI members who create and host these gatherings so that the fun of connecting with other community members while also generously supporting CBI continues throughout the year. We also invite you to make a fully tax-deductible donation to our Mitzvah Moment portion of the evening.

Check out all the details for this year’s Taste of Temple at: 4

MARCH 18, 5-8 PM at


1900 NW 18th Featuring many of Portland’s best restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and breweries Tickets $54/$72 after March 5th For more information and to buy your tickets, call 503.222.1069 or visit



Win 2 First Class tickets on Alaska Airlines to Kona + a week at the Hilton Waikaloa Village Here’s your chance to live like a rock star and help CBI at the same time! This year’s Golden Ticket prize will be a vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii. The prize will include two First Class tickets on Alaska Airlines* direct from Portland to Kona and a week-long stay at the Hilton Waikaloa Village. You’ll also receive a $200 gift certificate toward dinner at Roy’s of Waikaloa. This 62-acre resort on the Big Island features abundant wildlife on the resort including a lagoon which hosts beautiful salt water fish and sea turtles. The resort has a spa, golf, and Luau on premises. You will tour the massive resort on air conditioned trams or by boat and relax by the pool. The hotel is near attractions such as the 49 Black Sand Beach and a day trip away from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Only 125 tickets will be sold: get yours for $100 at *Subject to availability - travel arrangements should be made 45 days in advance and may need to be longer for peak periods (e.g., Oregon spring break)

Congregation Beth Israel

Education Beyond the Box

Mazel Tov, Ben Sandler!

by Ben Sandler Education Director The national conference of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators was held in Seattle, Washington this year. The theme for the conference was Beyond the Box: Using the Power of Radical Thinking to Transform Jewish Education. We had the opportunity to experience innovative models of thinking in Jewish and non-Jewish organizations and to team up with colleagues to create radical solutions for big questions in Jewish education. Seattle is considered one of the top U.S. cities for innovation, and as part of the conference I toured the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation has developed an amazing alignment of mission, partnerships, funding, and action! Working in targeted areas of improving global health, and sustainable economic growth with greater equity, their approach to grant-making emphasizes “collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.” As Jewish educators we were asked to think deeply about how collaboration, innovation, and risk-taking can shape the work we do. Each evening of the conference we gathered as educators to reflect on questions that arise in our practice, challenges we see, and how to move forward with the strengths and challenges in our congregations. Through an exploration of design thinking and human-centered learning we discovered new strategies and ways of thinking about Jewish education with an emphasis on making learning more personal and relevant for our students.

Mazel Tov to Ben Sandler, CBI’s Director of Education on achieving the designation of Reform Jewish Educator (R.J.E.). Since its establishment in 1982, the Association of Reform Jewish Educators has been highly selective in awarding this title; Ben is the 587th recipient. His work and leadership were an essential part of CBI’s participating in a URJ Community of Practice, in which (along with Temple Beth-El in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Chicago Sinai Congregation) explored the challenges and possibilities of our Early Childhood Engagement Model.

L’Shalom Ben

We’ve had a wonderful beginning of the year together. I am so excited to continue learning and growing with you all. February brings us lots of new opportunities for making connections and spending time as a community. I hope to see you at one of our events!

Tot Shabbat

Mighty Mamas: A Moms Support Group

March 3rd and 17th & April 7th and 21st 9:00 AM

Opens mid-April

Join Mini Mensches for Tot Shabbat! Dance and sing, listen to a story from the clergy and enjoy a lovely morning together. After the service, we will share an Oneg and work on a craft project. This is a wonderful time to meet new families with young children and connect with friends!

This is a coaching discussion group for women of all ages. While centered on mamas, all women are welcome and encouraged to attend. This group will be facilitated by a Certified Professional Life Coach and mother of two, Rachel Hall. Email Chelsea at to sign up.

March/April 2018


Social Action VOLUNTEER AT



Mitzvah Day Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Make a difference, build community, and have a blast! Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both tikkum olam and tzedakah. We guarantee you will: work on a project that tangibly helps others; meet and connect with other members of CBI; and get the opportunity to be seen in the ever-stylish and very recognizable CBI bright blue Mitzvah shirt. We will start the day at 9:00 AM with a delicious breakfast and brief program. We will then head off to various projects, either on campus or off-site. Volunteer for a variety of projects – preparing food for congregants in need, beautifying our cemetery, serving brunch at NW Tower, sorting and stocking food and more. Donate food and clothing to local organizations. Be on the lookout for the Mitzvah Day signup in the weekly Beneath the Dome and Parent Nus email blasts. Questions? Email

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty CBI is a member of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty. The Alliance is a diverse and dynamic group of local faith based congregations with a mission of working to alleviate poverty in the Portland region.

All Mitzvah House volunteers must be over the age of 18 and complete Volunteer Orientation with Portland Homeless Family Solutions. Please check our weekly emails, or keep an eye on our website ( and Facebook page ( for the schedule of and details about upcoming orientations. You can email to sign up or to arrange donation dropoffs and with any additional questions.

Mitzvah House needs your in-kind donations! We are always seeking blankets, pillows, flat twin sheets, pillowcases, new socks for adults and children, new underwear for adults and children, coats, cold and flu medicine for adults and children, and breakfast and snack food. Items may be dropped off at the Schnitzer Family Center. Please reach out to or with any questions. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept clothing, shoes, or stuffed animals.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity! Be a Great Neighbor! Sundays, 9:00-9:30 AM Trader Joe’s (2122 NW Glisan)

Our goals include: • Increasing understanding of poverty, especially generational poverty. • E ngaging with those in poverty to provide direct connection and service, and to increase our understanding of the problem. • Advocating for systemic change to help eliminate poverty. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 12:00-2:00 PM. Meeting locations vary and all meetings are open to the public and include educational components and thought- provoking discussions. The Alliance also sponsors seminars and workshops which are open to the public.

Every Sunday morning, a CBI team helps to load, transport, and unload up to 40 large boxes of food donated from Trader Joe’s on NW Glisan to our neighbors at NW Towers and Annex. This food donation helps an average of 40 households each week, many of whom rely on it as their main food source.

CBI will be hosting the March meeting on Thursday, March 1 in Goodman Hall from 12:00-2:00 PM. We look forward to welcoming guest speaker Brandi Tuck, Executive Director of Portland Homeless Family Solutions. Join us!

Thanks to our regular volunteers, Shirley and Richard Plotzker, Steve Roitstein and family, and many other CBI members who have helped with this ongoing mitzvah. New volunteers, especially those with trucks or SUVs, are welcome to participate. Please contact Sally Rosenfeld at

More information is available at


Congregation Beth Israel


L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

Community Connections Mazel Tov to Kevin and Beth Ford on the November 22 birth of their son, Nathan Laurence Ford. May he grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to his family and all humankind.

Condolences to

Thank you!

Joan Racki and Bruce (Lorraine) Flaxman,on the loss of their mother, Richard Freidenrich on the loss of his sister, Byron (Tabitha), David (Lindsay), Michael (Kristin) and Gregory (Jessica) on the loss of their grandmother, and Jack, Eleanor, Samuel, Amelia, Tenley and Lucy on the loss of their great-grandmother, and the extended Flaxman family on the loss of Jane Flaxman, who passed away on December 19, 2017.

It seems like long ago... Many thanks to all who volunteered and contributed to the success of the 2017 Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner hosted by CBI. Despite the snow and ice, Goodman Hall was transformed into a festive gathering space with decorations and beautiful music. Our guests were treated to a delicious holiday meal and received gift bags and winter apparel. There was abundant joy and gratitude.

Over 200 meals were served in the hall and another 217 were delivered to homes. Special thanks to our lead chef Susan Milstein, to Josh Kashinsky and to the CBI Facilities Staff, and to the wonderful committee, Carole Barkley, Lynne Bartenstein, Nikki Director, Michael Freeman, Elaine Friedmar, Leslie Geller, Joel Krivosha, Alan Rosenfeld, Dana Schwartz, Libby Schwartz, Bill Treuhaft and Joanne Treuhaft. Sally Rosenfeld 2017 Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner Chair

Be a Greeter! Please consider joining our cadre of volunteers who GREET and WELCOME CBI members, guests, and newcomers at Friday night Shabbat Services and other congregational events. Members and visitors have commented on the warm reception they receive at CBI. Sign up at to help us to continue this tradition of welcoming. Many thanks to Jill Slansky, who organized the Greeter/Ushers this past year. Anyone interested in assuming this vital role please contact Tracy Alifanz at

Mardi Spitzer on the loss of her husband, Ashley (Graham) Petersen on the loss of her father, Marc Lippman and David (Alicia) Lippman on the loss of their step-father, Jim Spitzer (Sheri Lagin) on the loss of his brother, Cameron and Ellinor on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Spitzer family on the loss of Thomas Spitzer, who passed away on January 5, 2018. Paul Labby on the loss of his wife, Evan Labby and Dr. Alex Labby on the loss of their mother, Lore Labby on the loss of her mother-in-law, and the extended Labby family on the loss of Lee Ann Labby, who passed away on January 11, 2018. Pam and Bill Lauer, Marc and Susan Winthrop add and Robert and Anna Winthrop on the loss of their father, David, Joseph, Jackson, Kaitlyn, Max, and Jordon on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Winthrop family on the loss of Harvey Winthrop. Barry Rosen (Rabbi Kim Rosen), Marc Rosen, Joan Garcia (Alec Garcia), Doree Pisano (Ralph Pisano), on the loss of their mother and to the extended Rosen family, including nine grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren, on the loss of Annette Rosen, who passed away on at age ninety-five on February 8, 2018. Ellen Bick, Barry Schenbaum, Gail Schenbaum, and Harlan Schenbaum on the loss of their mother, Aaron, Jackie, Brianne, Andrew, Rebecca, and Alexandria on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Schenbaum family on the loss of Lorraine Schenbaum , who passed away on February 8, 2018. She was 96 years old.

CBI Continues to Grow PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING CBI’S NEWEST MEMBERS Ben Elkin and Liz Terzo and family Greg Landweber Annette MacDougall Seth and Jennifer Ruden and family Josh and Hillary Wendroff and family Erik Wohlgemuth and Arah Erickson and family

March/April 2018




Calling All Nominees

Sisterhood’s Spring Fling Social Hour

The Sisterhood Nominating Committee is in the process of creating a slate for the 2018-2020 Sisterhood Board. In addition to Board positions a number of our committees, events, and activities require volunteers. If you are interested in participating in Sisterhood as either a Board member, or as a volunteer for Sisterhood sponsored events, please contact Stephanie Siegel, (Sisterhood Immediate Past President) at

Monday, April 19, 5:00 PM Indigo (430 SW 13th Ave) Please join Sisterhood for our Spring Fling Social Hour. We will enjoy a light nosh, refreshments, and conversation. It is a perfect opportunity to meet other women in a fun and comfortable setting.

Sisterhood Shabbat

Please be a mensch, both beneath and outside of our dome! How can you be a mensch for Sisterhood? This list gives you the links for everything menschy. Greet, sell, lead, or bake. These are among the paths to mensch-hood. You can be a mensch once a year, weekly, or when you have time. Please look at these options; sign up, send an email, and be engaged in our community. We need your help; be a mensch!

Friday, March 9, 6:00 PM Pollin Chapel Our annual service is a joyous celebration of Shabbat prepared and offered by the women of Beth Israel Sisterhood and our wonderful CBI clergy. Everyone in the congregation and community is invited to join us at this special worship service.

Special Community Seder Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 PM Goodman Hall Our Special Community Seder is hosted in cooperation with Jewish Family and Child Services. Our Sisterhood’s tradition of the Community Seder dates back more than 50 years. Past attendees, both guests and volunteers, have enjoyed a meaningful and joyous celebration of Passover. The Seder is conducted in English, Hebrew, and Russian. Our thanks to Cantor Ida Rae Cahana who will be our leader again this year. We need volunteers to help with the arrangements, including recruitment of drivers, driving guests to and from the event, and assembling gift bags. This will not require a big time commitment. If you can help or you have any questions, please contact Sally Rosenfeld at

RSVP to Debbie Braymer at by Thursday, April 5. See you there!

Be a Mensch, Be a Mensch!

MENSCH MENU MONITOR the doors and be a welcoming helper at our religious school, ensuring the safe arrival and departure of our students. Learn more. Contact Sarah Reiter, Education Administrator, at

SELL Judaica in the Sisterhood Gift Shop. Contact Bonnie Barg at

GREET members for Shabbat and High Holiday Services. Sign up on the website:

LEAD services at the Robison Home. Sisterhood is responsible for providing a service leader(s) every month. We can teach you everything you need to know. Contact Kate Royston at

BAKE sweets for Rosh Hashanah. Contact Stephanie Siegel at

STUFF care packages for college students and military personnel. Contact Kathleen Doctor at

The Gatekeepers

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm Congregation Neveh Shalom (2900 SW Peaceful Lane) The CBI Brotherhood will co-sponsor a screening of The Gatekeepers. In this film, for the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Intimately interviewed, they shed light on the controversy surrounding the Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War. Free and open to the public.


Congregation Beth Israel

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. March 9 and 10 Marian A. Abrams* Edward I. Aiken Mariko Ando Emma Selling Bloch Bob Brodey Jack Bulwa Robert Buss Jay Carver Lois Mateel Colegrove H. Benjamin Dobrow Ray M. Feves* Marvin Fine Steven Fleckman Ruth Galen Melvin Goldberg Rose Gross Richard A. Hildreth Marion Hoeflich Rachel Hoffman Jerome L. Holzman* Murray Horenblas Velma Horenstein Arlene Hyman Hyman Isenberg Ruth Israel* Beryl Janssen Madge Johnson Ruben Kailes Louise Kaufman George Kirshner Morris Klein* Ethel Lachman Myra Kotel Laub Melvin Layton Dorothy J. Lesman Fern Luers Sadie Mark Sophie Markewitz Harold J. Miller* Eleanore Moses Madeline Nelson Morton Nemer Larry Pike Eda Poplack Jerry Rosenberg Florence Ruderman Michael Santini Ralph D. Schlesinger* Melvin Shevach Estelle Sholkoff Rose Solomon Gus Steinberg Donald Sullivan Jeanette Weinstein Carol Kendall Wolf March 16 and 17 Tomomi Ando Max Berenson Burton H. Berman Fay Blank Winfield Scott Bondy Lee F. Bonime Ed Brown Sanford Clement

Thelma N. Cohn Etta G. Constantine* Max Delman* Gerda Eiseman Marvin Epstein Andrew Epstein Nancee Lee Singer Erickson Adrienne S. Fulop* Ethel Gilbert Louis Gold* Anne Goldman Dr. Tole N. Greenstein Samuel Hasman Cathy Horton Rose Jacobs George Kaden Rochelle Kantor Samuel Kaufman Alfred Kullman Dorothy Marie Lachman Tina Larsen Max Lehmann* Melvin Lertzman Sally Light Herman Lipkin Julius Martel Lloyd G. Miller Sylvia Nelson Anthony Netboy Wilma Jane Perlman Hyman Popick* Frank Rigler Mary Robinson Jack P. Rosen Mary Rosenberg Victor Rosenblum Harry Rubenstein Stanley E. Samuelis Louis Savage Sonya Seidman Dora Shemanski Nathan Shlim* Norman Shulevitz Emily Sobel Ruth J. Spear Laura Steinberg* Bruce Thompson Diana K. Unterspan Matilda Wald Sol S. Weiner Hilda Zeidman Leonard Zellinger Emery Zidell March 23 and 24 Cleston Lincoln Addison Nina Avakyan Hannah Baruh Zelma Blank Lee Braun A. L. Cahn Claire Solomon Cantor Gordon De Leon Sanford Director Milton G. Druck James Durkheimer

Shirlee Ann Eisenberg Lester D. Estrin Anita J. Gevurtz* Ethel E. Goldberg Sara Gordon Molly Handelman Albert Hasson Nathaniel Israel* Dorothy Dayan Jampole Bella Kaplan Sylvia Koenigsberg Miriam Labovitz Hilda Lenske Lester Lewis Gloria Londer Rita S. Lubliner Edna Machacek Gussie Maisel Shirley Melzer Steven Menashe Herman I. Miller Gladys Miller Roscoe C. Nelson, Sr. Diane Nemer Bert Neuberger Lori Nudelman Leonora Pinsky Roland I. Richman Leonard Rose Korpel Rosenbaum Arthur S. Rosenfeld Marie Schnitzer Albert James Schwartz Joe Schwartz Marvin Schwartz Ethel Seltzer Isaac Sherman Jacqueline R. Spivak Philip Steinbock Beverly Steinhorn Edith Tauber Vivian Tobias Lawrence Urbach Keith Webster Murray Weidenbaum Tarelyn Weisberg March 30 and 31 Pauline Fay Aftergut Melvin Anchell Eugene Bartenstein Abraham Bergstein Melvin Berman* Pauline Berne Marion Bischoff Louis Braunstein* Tillie Caplan Philip Caplan Joyce M. Cohen Sona Cohn Ross B. Cone Louise Edelson Philip B. Feldman Cyril Freedman Annette Goldschmidt Gerson Goldsmith*

March/April 2018

Esther F. Goldsmith* Pamela Gould Sue Halupowski* Irene Harris Earl Heims Paul Jerome Hoffman Tzipora Kahana Sylvia Kantor Harvey Karlin Stuart D. Karlin Marge Kravitz William Nathan Lewis Judy Lowensohn Natalie Lauterstein Miller Suzanne Miller Beverly Jeanne Miller Goldie Moises Janet Nicholson Hattie Nudelman Oscar Overback Albert Oziel Hugh M. Patinkin Joseph Platman Fanny Restein Meyer Rifkin Charles Robinson Toby Rosenfeld Nathan Ross Fay Ruby Sol Scheffer Manuel Schnitzer Abraham Shapiro Harold Stern Benjamin M. Sussman Isaac N. Trachtenberg Belle Treuhaft Harris Willer April 6 and 7 William Barde* Eleanor Payne Bergman Florence Caplan Berman Frances Bick Anita Bogorad Lena Rosenblatt Bromberg Robert Canter Maurice J. Creamer Samuel B. Dobrow* Virginia East David Ellner Richard Enkelis Mollie S. Epstein Milton Falbel Magarete Feibelman Rakhil Frumkin Cindy Gadye Max Goldberg Morton J. Goodman Celia Heims Karen Hirsch Evelyn Hirsch Clara Hochfeld Augusta Jaffe* Phillip Kaplan Lily Karansky Jerome Katzky


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Leah Korach Jerome M. Kutner Sonia Labby Harry Labby Nettie Margulis Milton Margulis* Asher Melzer Sam Menashe Mose M. Mesher* Arnold Meyer Morris Paley Stuart Peltz Ben Pelz Donald Post Adrian Rabau Leah Rosenbaum Betty Rosenfeld Sybil Samuels* Mark Saul Johan Segalowicz* Isidor Segalowicz* Rebecka Segalowicz* Lynne Rose Fagin Smith Adeline Sokolsky Elisabeth W. (Libby) Solomon* Sophie Posner Tenzer Irving Trachtenberg Rosella Werlin Sara Jean White Don R. Williams Joel Irwin Wolff April 13 and 14 Edith Alexander Theodore C. Andrianoff Sidney Anton Deborah Arron Frank Bank Robert Bath Zerline Blattner Harriet Bodner Barbara Cartwright Shelby Clark Vivian Wilson Cohen Rebecca Dennison Fannie Eisenberg George Epstein Mildred Fagin Marc Feidelson Francine Fejes Samuel Joshua Felder Rose Fischback Harry Fischback Sue B. Friedman Mildred Friendly Sidney Garfield Judy Rogel Hickox Leslie Ilene Kaufman Israel Klein Ellen Kolasky Igal L. Koshevoy Helen Lachman Harry Maizels

Leon Maniloff Ronald Matin Peter Matje Samuel T. Mayer* Sam Menashe Harry Reingold* Aaron Douglas Rogat Carol Rogat Roslyn Rosen Ruth Ellen Semler* Joseph Seres Sam Shapiro Evelyn Shapiro Mark Sinclair Minnie Stern Jerome S. Stolzoff Thomas A. Stoner John F. (Jack) Tarpey Jack Tinkleman Gladys Trachtenberg Abe F. Vidgoff* Ralph Weintraub Dorothy Weisfield Elizabeth Zacks Harry W. Zavin Jerome Zeidman Milton Zell Ivy Zielin Monty Zielin

Gerson Neuberger* Mariam Neuwelt Rita Oroshnik Pearl (Pat) Orr Rose Papkin Jack Sadis Gary W. Samuelis Walli Schlesinger* Pearl Schlesinger Morris Schnitzer* Ruth B. Segal Norman Seltzer Bess Steiner Gene Marie Strauss Wanda Sullivan Alan Tell Roy Treuhaft Harold F. Wendel Lois Wood

April 20 and 21 Lester Sidney Baskin Bernice B. Bloom* Louis S. (Bud) Brenner Nathan Brodat Sophia Chaimov Bertrand H. Constantine Alvin Donald Davis Annie Director Jacob J. Enkelis* Florence Feldman Conny J. Frisch Charlotte Galton Alan Goldsmith Clara Heilner* Harold Heldfond Sadie Helman* Norma Ruth Olman Horenstein* Arthur Joseph Bernard Kaye Ida Kleinrock Morris Kunowski Mollie Lertzman Hana E. Lewis* Regina Light Carl Lubliner Miriam Cohen Margulies Essie Matin Joyce McBride Barbara Friedman Mills Samuel Moment Leslie Moses Rose Naftalin

April 27 and 28 Larry Backer Samuel Bissinger* Jennie Cohn* Edward Cohn, Jr. Glen Collins Jerry Dennison Anne Ellwood Abe Freedman* Frances Freeman Charlotte Frey Syril Garfinkle Lillian Goodman Fanny Gradow Donald Hersh Genevieve Himelstein* Arnold Hoffman Edith Kamin Samuel Labow Alison Senders Lang Harris Lavine Julius Levenson* David Leveton* Stanley B. Lewis Marvin Liebreich* George Litow Sol G. Lubliner* Alan Eric Lundberg* Richard Machacek Edith Maizels Patricia Layton Nemer Rose Novich Debra Cohn Nudelman Nettie Olman Max H. Packouz Bernhard Pinsky Madaline Pitkin Marion Rabiner David J. Rosen Edith Roshberg Maurice J. Roth Morris Saffron David Schenbaum

(*) 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

Mildred Markus Schnitzer* Harold Schnitzer Max Shimshak Harriet Simon Charlotte Stern* Eileen Treuhaft Beatrice Weiner Ruth Weiner Mary Willer May 4 and 5 Lenore Abrams Melvin Alifanz Ruth Besser Jay Delman Albert H. Ganz Paul Georges Maurice O. Georges Thomas T. Georges, Jr. Harry I. Gevurtz* Robert Gilbert Magdalena Gottesman Nate Hasman Joseph Hasson Kevin Andrew Horenstein Roberta Hunt Maurie Jacobs* Berenice Kaplan William Katz Rachael Kohen Sophie Kohen Jacob Lauterstein* Mitzi Layton Charles Levine Beverly Lipman Herman Margolis Alexandria Meekcoms Rywka Mendelsohn Myerna Michaels Murray Neidich Arden New Harold Newman* Sidney H. Newman Howard Overback Lucy Sue Overback Ira Peterman Max Planer Rabbi David Hillel Rose* Diana Harrison Rosenfield Alan Ruben Anna M. Rubenstein Jerome Rubenstein Jim Spitzer Louise Straumfjord Marvin Tonkin* Pua Vilner Milton Waldinger Julius Zell


The Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund A few short hours before her inspiring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Keynote Address, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell enjoyed dinner and conversation with CBI students. For many of them, this wasn’t their first encounter with national leadership: as part of Congregation Beth Israel’s 10th Grade Confirmation experience, the class participates in L’Taken - an intensive four-day Political Action Seminar in our nation’s capital. The students meet with members of the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C., studying issues pertinent to our people as well as the greater good of our nation. The Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund provides scholarship support so that all our students are able to participate in this amazing opportunity.

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of Eugene Bartenstein Lynne Bartenstein and Dan Heims Alice Lok Cahana Jen and Howard Feldman Morton Glazer Debbie Friedman and Gary Peterson Alice Lok Cahana Ralph London Celene Lowenson Lee Lowenson General Contribution Given By Tony and Bianca Urdes

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Barbara Bloom Anese Klein Tammy Kramer Allan Weinstein Sue and Joel Krane Ruth Philip Robert and Rita Philip Harry Rubenstein Ted and Davia Rubenstein

Amy R. Goldsmith Library

In Memory of Jay Leon Wright Claire and Zanley Galton Isaac N. Trachtenberg John and Barbara Trachtenberg

Caring Community

In Memory of Dr. Tole Greenstein Cathy Greenstein-Horton Rich and Audrey Dobson Diane Friedman Barbara Glazer Joan Ramsey Ilene Goldberg and Bruce Alice Lok Cahana Bobbie Goldstein

Cemetery Beautification In Memory of Harry Karansky Sivia Kaye Samuel Hasman Robert Rowe and Nannette Hasman-Rowe

Jacqueline Spivak Helen Spivak Henry Spivak Dr. Harry Semler Gertrude Semler Alysmae Nudelman Victor Nudelman Abe Wexler Guilda Wexler James Spivak and Family Ronald Tonkin Ed Tonkin Suzanne Miller Marcy Tonkin Suzanne Miller Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Linda Hudesman Rodney Rosencrantz Diane and David Rosencrantz Marian Abrams Jeanne Newmark Joyce M. Cohen Eileen and Joseph Kane General Contribution Given By Ronald and Earla Kirk

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Carol August David and Anita August Alice Lok Cahana Ellen and Les Bick Alice Lok Cahana Gerel Blauer and family Chaim Kohen Zahlmon Kohen Megan Brown Alice Lok Cahana Debbie and Lance Caldwell Alice Lok Cahana Tillie Caplan Barbara and Barry Caplan Alice Lok Cahana Ilaine Cohen Alice Lok Cahana Ross Cone Midge and Roger Cone Alice Lok Cahana Marian Creamer Alice Lok Cahana Jim and Ilene Davidson Alice Lok Cahana Bunny Edelson Alice Lok Cahana Phoebe Eskenazi

Ethel Kelinson Max Kelinson Irving Ovitz Judith K. Feinstein and Family Alice Lok Cahana Marilyn and David Flemming Alice Lok Cahana Marsha and David Goldwasser Paul Hoffman Jonathan and Susan Hoffman Alice Lok Cahana Janice Isenberg and Jay Keck Alice Lok Cahana Morris and Gerry Jackson Alice Lok Cahana Dori and Sam Joseph Alice Lok Cahana Arlene and Paul Koenigsberg Theodore D. Lachman David Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Alice Lok Cahana Stuart and Barbara Lang Alice Lok Cahana Glen and Lisa Levy Alice Lok Cahana Joyce Loeb Alice Lok Cahana President’s Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Alice Lok Cahana Warren and Sheryl Rosenfeld Alice Lok Cahana Leslie and Robert Peltz Alice Lok Cahana Ruth Gassner Robert and Rita Philip Fred Rosenbaum Mark Rosenbaum Alice Lok Cahana Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Alice Lok Cahana Sydney and Linda Rothschild Alice Lok Cahana Ted and Davia Rubenstein Alice Lok Cahana Jill and Rick Rubinstein Alice Lok Cahana Bunny and Jerry Sadis Alice Lok Cahana Ruth Saltzman Jeffrey Ward Adair Savage Alice Lok Cahana Lois Schnitzer

March/April 2018

Tom Spitzer Maureen Horenstein Roz and Mylen Shenker Alice Lok Cahana Lois and Arden Shenker Katalin Soltesz Les and Martha Soltesz Alice Lok Cahana Robyn and Harley Spring Beverly Steinhorn Arthur and Benjamin Steinhorn Alice Lok Cahana Chet Edwards and Lynn Tobias In Honor of Leah Lenetsky’s 30th Birthday Holly Shev and Mark Lenetsky

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Micki Rosen Suzanne Bonfe Ralph Driesen Debbie and Lance Caldwell Philip Caplan Barry and Barbara Caplan Harvey Kelinson Max Kelinson Ethel Kelinson Irving Ovitz Lillian Zidell Leslie Kelinson Melvin Lertzman Alan and Lynn Lertzman Diane McCullough Debbie Friedman and Gary Peterson

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Tom Spitzer Debbie and Lance Caldwell Jane Flaxman Bruce Flaxman Oscar Rosen Sarah Rosen Lucy Spring Robyn and Harley Spring In Honor of Jen and Howard Feldman’s new grandson Dori and Sam Joseph In Appreciation of The Officiation of Jason Mehr and Rebecca Pyatkevich Mehr’s Wedding Jason Mehr and Rebecca Pyatkevich Mehr


Very Thoughtful People Rabbi Rose Discretionary In Memory of Chaim Kohen Zahlmon Kohen Megan Brown Annette Goldschmidt Diana and Neil Goldschmidt

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Stuart Karlin Alice and Michael Powell Alice Lok Cahana Rodger and Marcella Sleven Sarah Kurland Philip Kurland Janet Zell

General Administrative

In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Beth Israel Sisterhood Charles Freeman Frances Freeman Michael L. Freeman Ted Blank Barbara Gardner and Jeanne Rittmaster Tom Georges III Timothy Shepard and Andra Georges Anesse Klein Rebecca Hill and John Parks Tom Spitzer Bart and Judy Kaufman Bernard Klonoff Robert and Heidi Klonoff Sylvia Krys Nudelman Sheldon Krys Jean Wolff Barbara and Stewart Lang Norman Stamm Philip Margolin Rochelle Kantor Julius Martel Gary and Sheryl Martel Doris Krys Jack and Madeline Menashe Tina Larsen Joel Seres Rosalyn Neuberger Bert Neuberger Joseph Simon Edward and Jill Neuwelt Leonard B. Rose Beatrice K. Rose M.D. Alice Lok Cahana Richard Meeker and Ellen Rosenblum Arthur S. Rosenfeld Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Antone P. Larsen Joel Seres Zelma Blank Adrienne Souther and Stanley Geffen Tom Spitzer Mardi Spitzer Sally Buchbinder Naomi Strauss Isabella Kaufman Paul Weiden Herbert Werlin Joella Werlin Pearl Russell Samuel Russell Allan Weinstein Goldie L. Weinstein Jeff and Sherri Weinstein


In Honor of Jonah Flamm’s Bar Mitzvah Eileen and Harriet Wingard General Contribution Given By Dr. Sivia Kaye David and Lisette Levich Glen and Lisa Levy Colin Trevor and Leticia Maskell Jim Poplack Senator Ron and Nancy Wyden

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund In Memory of Fredelle Moyer Ben-Avi Jill Ann Slansky

Judith Anne Epstein Education Director General Contribution Given By Jason Waxman

Landau Chapel

In Memory of Bessie Savinar Michael and Rose Bergman

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Richard Alan Lachman Dr. Jeffery Lachman Clarence Blomgren Constance Blomgren Harold J. Miller Alan and Lana Miller Laura Yankowitz Dr. Robert Sonnes

Oseran Family Lecture

In Honor of Nancy and Henry Oseran’s 70th Anniversary Lisa Foster and Alan Bersin

Early Childhood Education In Memory of Anita Gevurtz John and Myra Gevurtz Pearl Russell Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Lorraine Davis Deborah Davis-Spiegel and Don Spiegel Sylvia Kaplan Dr. Andrew Kaplan and Valerie Thom Diana Unterspan James Unterspan Alice Lok Cahana Leslie, Sandy, Rebecca, Edward, Jamie, Elaina, Isaiah, David, Stacy, Michael, Evan, Dina, Bryna Esther, Devora Leah, Yehoshua, and Zahava Sarah Weiner

Ruth Semler Youth Activities

In Memory of Howard Fenton Scott and Carol Fenton Beverly J. Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell Stanley B. Lang Stuart and Barbara Lang Chuck Ostrofsky Jacqueline R. Spivak Helen Spivak Henry Spivak Alysmae Nudelman Victor Nudelman James Spivak

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship In Memory of Ronald Richman Jim and Michael Richman In Honor of Evan and Julia Daigneault Joanne Fagerberg

Sanny Snell Early Childhood Education Scholarship In Memory of Molly Streit Gilbert Olman

Social Action (General)

In Memory of Alice Cahana Tom Spitzer Lee Ann Labby Suzanne Albert Marvin Diamond Lynn Bonner Maureen Horenstein Ilaine Cohen Alice Lok Cahana Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis, Jacob, and Noah Feldman Stuart Durkheimer Leah Durkheimer Mark Dohrman and Julie Durkheimer Leah Epsteen Helen Epsteen Robert Epsteen Stacy Epsteen Maurice Goldberg Ilene Goldberg and Bruce Bob Edelman Susan Golden Winfield Scott Bondy Frances Wolfe Joyce Loeb Lee Ann Labby Ralph London Wilma Caplan Ray and Dorothy Packouz George Friend Mark and Randie Peterson Roland Richman Mimi Richman Jean Moss Rustin Arnold Rustin Rose Rustin Deborah Rustin Eva Y. Ail Louise Ruben and Family

Congregation Beth Israel

Morris Silver Norm and Norma Silver Francis Wolfe Elaine and Ron Sobel Claire I. Cantor Elisabeth W. Solomon Rose Solomon Harris Willer Mary Willer Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft William Rosenbaum Arlene and David Starr Dr. Arnold Tannenbaum Michael Tannenbaum Hyman Popick Linda and Larry Veltman Alice Lok Cahana Sharon Weil Gus Steinberg Lance and Mary Steinberg In Honor of Ann and Lewis Young’s 60th Wedding Anniversary Suzanne Albert Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Janis Rosenfeld Barbash General Contribution Given By Rose Rustin


In Memory of Abraham Bergstein Len and Betsy Bergstein Wilma Caplan Sona Cohn Barbara, Howard and Susan Cohn Louise Edelson Bunny Edelson Joseph Hupert Janet Hupert Friedman Sylvia Margulis Joan Lipman Lindholm Sue Friedman Leonora Pinsky Susan Gerson Melvin Goldberg Jan Goldberg and family Runi Hyman William Shapiro Sam Kaufman Nancy Green and Susan Hammel Seymour Utay Evelyn Laster Judy Lowensohn Richard and Diane Lowensohn Irwin Applebaum Susan and Barney Milstein Anthony Netboy Jane Netboy Bert Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Donald Richman Donna Miller Mimi Richman Esther Goldsmith Oscar Overback David Rosenfeld Ruth Rosenfeld Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Katalin Soltesz Les and Martha Soltesz Gus Steinberg Wendy and Bob Steinberg

Very Thoughtful People Molly Borosky Alice Lok Cahana George Kaden Dr. Harry Semler Gertrude Semler Ruth Semler Helen Spivak Henry Spivak Rose Trachtenberg William Trachtenberg Isaac Trachtenberg Pearl Trachtenberg Raymond Kranz Philip Wexler Carolyn Wexler Maureen Horenstein Beverly and Marty Zell In Honor of Stan Geffen’s Birthday Dick and Deanna Rubinstein General Contribution Given By Richard and Shirley Plotzker

Spear Research improvement

I Have A Dream

David and Beverly Lipman Assistant/Associate Rabbi Support Fund

In Memory of Fay M. Blank Lynn and Owen Blank Lloyd G. Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell Sam Glickman Harry and Joanne Glickman Robert S. Misrach Morris and Gerry Jackson Ralph D. Schlesinger Mark Schlesinger and Family Yessie Epstein Abe Spivak Minnie Spivak Abe Wexler Guilda Wexler Fred Lindeman James Spivak and Family In Honor of Edie and Nathan Van Ness’s New Home Bunny and Jerry Sadis General Contribution Given By Kenneth Lewis Debbie Geller

In Memory of Harvey Karlin Sara Karlin and Frank Adrian In Honor of Tatiana Lifshitz Howard and LoisTobin

Temple Improvement

In Memory of Edward I. Aiken Edward A. Aiken Samuel Russell Rick and Marilyn Gilbert

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship In Memory of David Lomas Marlene Lomas Zelda Director Zeidman Jerry Zeidman Estelle Sholkoff May Georges Ken, Jennifer and Ruthie Zeidman

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

Urman Family College Communication

In Honor of Lois and Marvin Urman’s 64th anniversary Carol Urman

In Memory of David Lipman Midge and Roger Cone Joan Lindholm Loree Sakai and Midge Cone

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of H. Benjamin Dobrow Estelle Sholkoff Zelda Zeidman Richard Dobrow

Heims Family Youth Activities In Memory of Earl Heims Dan Heims and Lynne Bartenstein

In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Merritt Linn Jack Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director Max Berenson Shirley Mark Jack Rosen Rose Rosen Neal and Lisa Rosen In Honor of Marc Cohen’s 50th Birthday Stuart and Nikki Director Nikki and Stuart Director’s Birthdays Dr. Joel Seres’ Birthday Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen

Temple Endowment In Memory of Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Lynn Marks WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life In Memory of Cynthia Lipman Aaron Leslie Lipman Midge and Roger Cone

Prayer Book

In Memory of Marian A. Abrams The Abrams Children and Grandchildren Benjamin Isenberg Janice Isenberg and Family Joseph F. Sercu Margo Sercu

Service to the Blind In Memory of Rena Caplan Ardis Kowitt Nancy Tonkin Ed Tonkin

Simon & Helen Director Endowment In Memory of Alice Lok Cahana Alfred J. Davis Anne Davis Sarah Davis Nathan Dickson Jenny Dickson June Nagel Cameron and Dick Davis June Nagel Edith Goodman Arlene Schnitzer

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

CBI Administration

Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed., R.J.E.

Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement Chelsea Ferguson

Development Director Jen Feldman

Education Administrator Sarah Reiter

Program Coordinator Tracy Alifanz Clergy Assistant Bitsie Appleton Receptionist Amber Rollins

March/April 2018

Finance Director Linda Cohen Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist Mylen Shenker Accounting Assistant and Cemetery Administrator Molly Weisner Facilities Managers Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young Facilities Staff Jordan Montgomery Mark Perry

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


March 2018 SUNDAY

Adar-Nisan 5778 MONDAY


WEDNESDAY 28 February




1  Adar 14

2  Adar 15

3  Adar 16


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Interfaith Poverty Alliance Meeting 12:00 PM GH IHP 4:30 PM SEC WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

4  Adar 17

5  Adar 18

6  Adar 19

7  Adar 20

8  Adar 21

9  Adar 22

10  Adar 23

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR

Mighty Mamas 9:30 AM Flow Room


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 am - 12:15 pm SEC

Adult Education: Comedy as Protest 7:00 PM GH

Sisterhood Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4

Brotherhood Social 7:00 PM Uptown Billiards

Purim Carnival 11:00 AM GH Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM SEC

11  Adar 24

12  Adar 25

13  Adar 26

14  Adar 27

15  Adar 28

16  Adar 29

17  Nisan 1

Religious School (PreK-7) 9:15 am - 12:15 pm SEC

Executive Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Adult Education Meeting 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4

Mighty Mamas 9:30 AM Flow Room


Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

Sisterhood Sexual Harassment Roundtable 12:00 PM

Sisterhood Special Community Seder 5:30 PM GH

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

21  Nisan 5

22  Nisan 6

23  Nisan 7

24  Nisan 8

Red Cross Blood Drive 9:00 AM GH

Mighty Mamas 9:30 AM Flow Room


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 am - 12:15 pm SEC

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR

Women’s Seder 6:00 PM GH

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM SEC

18  Nisan 2

19  Nisan 3

20  Nisan 4

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4

Brotherhood: The Gatekeepers movie 7:00 PM Neveh Shalom

Education Committee 10:30 AM LB

Next Gen Meeting 1:00 PM SBR

Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM SEC Taste of Temple 5:00 PM Castaway

25  Nisan 9

26  Nisan 10


27  Nisan 11

28  Nisan 12

29  Nisan 13

30  Nisan 14

31  Nisan 15

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SB

Mighty Mamas 9:30 AM Flow Room

No IHP - Spring Break

Erev Passover


CBI Offices close at 2 PM

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Adult Education: Chicago 7 7:00 PM PC

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR NO Shabbat Service

Festival Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

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

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Administration..................................503-222-1069 Offices & Clergy Education Department & Preschool WRJ/BI Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop Fax.......................................................................503-274-1400 Beth Israel Cemetery ...........426 SW Taylors Ferry Road


Congregation Beth Israel

April 2018 SUNDAY 1  Nisan 16

Nisan-Iyyar 5778 MONDAY 2  Nisan 17

TUESDAY 3  Nisan 18






4  Nisan 19

5  Nisan 20

6  Nisan 21

7  Nisan 22

Mighty Mamas 9:30 AM Flow Room


CBI Offices closed for Passover

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Social Action Meeting 5:30 PM SBR

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Yizkor Service 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Brotherhood Social 7:00 PM Uptown Billiards

Post-Passover Pizza Party 7:00 PM JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

8  Nisan 23

9  Nisan 24

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR

Spring Fling Happy HourSisterhood 5:00 PM Offsite

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

10  Nisan 25

11  Nisan 26

12  Nisan 27

13  Nisan 28

14  Nisan 29

Executive Committee 8:30 AM 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 Leah Paris 10:30 AM Temple

Community Yom HaShoah 6:00 PM

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

15  Nisan 30

16  Iyyar 1

17  Iyyar 2

18  Iyyar 3

19  Iyyar 4

20  Iyyar 5

21  Iyyar 6

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR

Adult Education Meeting 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4


Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM SEC

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

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

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

Kol Echad Performance 6:30 PM Rose Schnitzer Manor

22  Iyyar 7

23  Iyyar 8

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC ECE Flow 10:00 AM Rm 4

Next Gen Meeting 1:00 PM SBR

24  Iyyar 9

25  Iyyar 10

26  Iyyar 11

27  Iyyar 12

28  Iyyar 13

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SB

Adult Education: Jewish Values, Justice, and the Law 7:00 PM PC


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Stella Jones 10:30 AM Temple

Education Committee 10:30 AM LB Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM SEC

29  Iyyar 14

30  Iyyar 15

Mitzvah Day 9:00 AM

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

PASSOVER HAPPENINGS! Wednesday, March 14 - Sisterhood Special Community Seder Thursday, March 22 - Women’s Seder Friday, March 30 - Passover begins, First Seder Saturday, March 31 - Festival Morning Service Friday, April 6 - Yizkor Pesach Service Friday, April 6 - Post-Passover Pizza Party For more information, contact the CBI office at 503-222-1069

March/April 2018


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

Please Join us! Thursday, March 22 6 PM until the 4 cups are gone


Goodman Hall

Women’s Seder

$36 per person


13+, space is limited






Light Passover meal

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Scholarship opportunities available Made possible with support from CBI Sisterhood The cost includes a 3% donation to Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger

To RSVP, call 503-222-1069 or email

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Congregation Beth Israel

March/April 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  
March/April 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the March/April 2018 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...