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Bulletin March/April 2017 Adar-Nisan-Iyyar 5777 Vol. 66, No. 4

MARCH 19 5-8 PM at


1900 NW 18th

MARCH 11, 6 PM Megillah reading and Purim Schpiel All are welcome! Free and open to the community.

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

February B’nei Mitzvahs

Upcoming Events

David Liam Smith

Renata Hemstreet

David Liam Smith, son of Lauren and Michael Smith became a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, February 11, 2017. David has two older siblings, his sister Emily and his brother Ryan, and his grandparents are Dr. Burton and Judy (z’l) Stillman of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and David and Kathleen Smith of York, Pennsylvania. David is a 7th grader at Evergreen Middle School. He enjoys playing competitive baseball and basketball, and he is also a member of his school robotics team. David has always loved animals, so for his Mitzvah Project he will be coordinating an animal food and supply drive for the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter. David picked Bonnie L. Hays because unlike most animal shelters that take in stray animals, every healthy unclaimed animal finds a loving adoptive home.

Renata Hemstreet became a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Renata is the daughter of Joanna Ogintz and Tim Hemstreet. She is an older sister to Naomi. Renata is a 7th grader at Beaumont Middle School. Renata likes soccer, swimming, piano, and art. For her Mitzvah Project, Renata has been regularly volunteering doing food repack for the Oregon Food Bank. She often brings along friends and family to help as well.

UPCOMING EVENTS Frontier Jews: A Night at the Oregon Historical Society

Jews on the Frontier of Social Responsibility Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 PM The Oregon Historical Society, Madison Room Presenter: Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director

Rabbi Joseph will lead a conversation about Jewish leadership on historical, and current, social issues.

Experience and enjoy the remarkable story of our pioneer heritage! Kerry Tymchuk, Director of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS), will host a screening of The Jewish Frontier. This OPB film uses rare historical photos, footage, and interviews with people statewide to tell the story of Oregon’s Jewish pioneers. In addition to viewing and discussing the film, we will have a guided look at documents and artifacts housed at OHS that illustrate the experience of Oregon’s earliest Jewish settlers.

CBI Book Group Sunday, March 5, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Calling all CBI book lovers! We will gather for coffee and discussion of Julie Orringer’s The Invisible Bridge.

Sunlight and Shadows - Mus ic of Spain and the Sephardim Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 PM Goodman Hall Classical guitarist Peter Zisa and Flutist LeeAnn McKenna join Cantor Ida Rae Cahana for an informal musical soiree featuring gorgeous music as well as tantalizing Sephardic light hors d’oeuvres and sweets.

Responsa Seminar Sunday, April 9, 10:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Rabbi Stephen Passamaneck leads the second of our responsa seminars, inviting you to try your hand at responsa, crafting answers to questions from everyday life in the light of Jewish law and legal principles. Your thoughts will be part of a longstanding tradition: collections of responsa—answers to questions from real people addressed to the rabbis of their day—date back to the 9th century in Babylonia. Sign-ups are appreciated. Call Molly Weisner in the CBI Main Office at (503) 222-1069.


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Hineinu The Hineinu Task Force is grateful to our almost 400 congregants who participated or attempted to participate in our February 3rd CBI Shares Shabbat. This was our first attempt to have a congregation wide event centered on congregants celebrating Shabbat together in our homes. We are so sorry for those who were unable to celebrate Shabbat because of the icy streets, and promise we will never schedule another CBI Shares Shabbat during the winter months! Much work went into CBI Shares Shabbat, including that of our hosts and guests. It was especially heartening that so many of our congregants opened their homes to others. We had even more host volunteers than guests and it was a terrific opportunity to be with both old and new friends. Special thanks goes to the organizers of CBI Shares Shabbat - Rob LaForte, Sally Rosenfeld, Sydney Baer, Bob Kravitz, Daureen Morris, Cantor Cahana, Rabbi Joseph, Jen Feldman, Marisa Reby and the incomparable Tracy Alifanz, without whom the event would not have been possible! And we thank Rabbi Cahana, Josh Kashinsky and the entire CBI staff for their support. In addition to the actual Shabbat dinners, we had classes led by our Clergy and congregants to help enhance our understanding and enjoyment of Shabbat. We are especially grateful to our wonderful teachers, Cantor Cahana, Rabbi Joseph, Rob LaForte, Joel Seres, Sydney Baer, Michelle Gradow and Amanda Netter, who taught us so much, both culinarily and spiritually. We also thank Cantor Schiff and Daureen Morris for creating great baking and cooking classes, which had to be postponed due to the weather.

CBI Shares

Shabbat From Our Dome To Your Home

Marc and Tracy Alifanz Michael and Margie Anton Benjamin and Lindy Ariff Iris Avedovech Bill and Sydney Baer Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Leslie Berman Les and Ellen Bick Steve and Patt Bilow Mel Birge and Janet Morgan Matt and Shaina Boal Greg and Alison Bostrom Daniel Hurwitz and Debra Brooks Donna Brownstein Rabbi and Cantor Cahana Lance and Debbie Caldwell Asher and Grace Cantor Marc Carver and Joan Doherty Jason and Danielle Cohen Barry and Bonnie Davis Jim and Ilene Davidson Thomas and Susie Desmond Richard Dobrow Alan and Davina Doby Jeff Dodson and Sharon Grayzel Lee and Nikki Dorfman Mircea and Cristina Draghicescu Ned Duhnkrack Bunny Edelson Howard and Jen Feldman Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Adam and Barbra Fisher Paul and Sherry Fishman Eric and Robin Flamm Josh and Amy Frankel

For those who participated, this may have been your first experience with what Hineinu is striving to accomplish at CBI - to strengthen our community and recognize the sanctity of one another. Please join us for more Hineinu activities - you will find them listed on the CBI website and in the weekly Beneath Our Dome emails. In order to foster more participation, we will be sending each congregant from time to time, information regarding upcoming events sponsored by our various cohorts, from celebratory Shabbat Onegs, to gatherings among families, and events of interest to our 50+ members, as well as for congregants from 30 to 50 (actual or in spirit). There is of course no obligation to participate, but we hope you may find events that will be of interest to you. Our Caring Community is working on a number of initiatives to provide support to our congregants as we each deal with life’s pleasures and challenges. We also ask that you consider becoming a greeter at Shabbat services. It is simple to sign up and we welcome your participation whenever it’s convenient for you. We are thrilled that a number of our congregants have agreed to serve as ambassadors to help our newest members learn more about what CBI has to offer. Please check the CBI website for more details on all of our cohort activities. We would appreciate receiving your thoughts on our first CBI Shares Shabbat and our other events and activities. Hineinu is still in its infancy and we welcome your participation and suggestions to help us better foster community at CBI. Please feel free to contact Tracy Alifanz at The best is yet to come!

Thanks to our many host and guest families who made CBI Shares Shabbat our biggest community Shabbat ever Janet Friedman Stacy and Sharon Friedman Paul and Carly Fujita Judah and Ali Garfinkle Charlie and Lynn Gelber Randy and Debbie Geller Barbara Glazer Brian and Tamara Glover David and Marsha Goldwasser Paul and Mimi Goldman Michael Gold Bobbie Goldstein Bill June and Susan Graber Steven and Michelle Gradow Irv and Gail Handelman Linda Harrison Tim Hemstreet and Joanna Ogintz Janet Hoffman and John Harland Tom and Cynthia Hofmann Bruce Hyman and Abbi Hattem Morris and Gerry Jackson Eli and Gabrielle Josephson Rabbi Rachel Joseph Rabbi Sam Joseph Bruce and Laurie Kaplan Josh and Michelle Kashinsky Sivia Kaye Patricia Komoda Scott and Caroline Kornberg Sarah Krakauer Bob Kravitz Rob and Virginia LaForte Jeff Schwartz and Shoshanna Lansberg Glen and Lisa Levy David & Liz Lippoff

Joan Lubar Alyssa Luboff Charlotte MacDonald Steve Klein and Gail Mandel Steve and Robin McCoy Paul and Alice Meyer Barney and Susan Milstein Leona Mitchell Christie Moore and Stacy Lewis Roscoe Nelson III and Debra Harrison Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall Steven and Amanda Netter Andy Olshin and Rebecca Mischel Gilda Oster Pat Van Duser and Tova Peltz Gary Peterson and Debbie Friedman Allan and Marney Pike Richard and Shirley Plotzker Rachel Pollin Shoshanna Pro Alex and Marisa Reby Sarah Reiter Stephen and Leslie Robinson Alan and Eve Rosenfeld James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis Lynne Hana Rosemarie Rosenfeld Henry Rosicky III and Gillian Rosicky Sidney and Linda Rothschild Rick Rubinstein, Jr. and Jill Rubinstein Keith and Maurrie Salenger Michael and Linda Salinsky Steve and Sherry Salomon Ben Sandler and Lolly Jamerson Jewely Sandoz

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David and Lisa Sarasohn Mike and Sarah Savage Susan and Joel Saxe Dan and Tricia Schoenbaum Dave Smith and Libby Schwartz Mike and Dorota Sinclair Jill Slansky Nate Smith and Anna Epstein John and Becca Spain Bruce Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel Larry and Cecille Spivack Jeff and Barbara Steinberg Edward and Elyse Stoner Eric and Perla Taylor John and Jennifer Teton Michael Kennedy and Eva Thanheiser Howard and Lois Tobin Lynn and Chet Tobias Cheryl Tonkin Rena Tonkin Jesse Treger and Candice Adelson Marc Blackstein and Hannah Treuhaft Bill and Joanne Treuhaft Jon and Linda Twichell Tony and Bianca Urdes Jenny Waldron and Camille Mayeux Evan Daigneault and Julia Waldinger-Daigneault Jeff and Scotti Weintraub Andrew and Anne Witt Richie and Beth Wolff Phil and Tammy Yashar Janet Zell


Developing CBI Bringing Out the Best in All of Us by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director Congregation Beth Israel’s annual Taste of Temple (TOT) truly brings out the best in all of us. This event, now in its sixth year, serves as a wonderful friendraiser and fun(d) raiser for our community. From the beginning, the focus of TOT has been on supporting our local economy while asking those local businesses to support us in turn. It’s definitely a winning combination!

to gather for one glorious evening (March 19, 5 PM - 8 PM). 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. 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 with Marisa Reby, CBI’s tireless Director of Membership and Special Events to bring this spectacular evening to you include: Benjamin Ariff; Sue Aronowitz, Hannah Treuhaft, Jordan Busch, Bonnie Davis, Anna Epstein, Andrew Galler, Ali and Judah Garfinkle, David and Tiffany Goldwyn, Michelle Kashinsky, Paul Koenigsberg, Aaron Korach, Glen Levy, Anna Paris, Ryan Pitman, Amy Remick, Jerami Schechter, Nate Smith, Joanne and Bill Treuhaft, and Tony Urdes. In addition to thanking our dedicated committee, we are 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 the same since the inception of this event.

This year, a dynamic committee spearheaded by the amazing team of Robin and Steve McCoy joined together to recruit over forty of the top local restaurants, vintners, brewers, and distillers

THANK YOU SPONSORS Chefs de Cuisine Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Glen and Lisa Levy Jason Waxman Sous Chefs Michael and Margie Anton Bonnie and Jonathan Barg Grace Cantor, LPC / Nurture Counseling Services Alfred J. Davis Company/Dick and Cameron Davis Garfinkle Orthodontics Dr. Pike, Dentistry for Children D. Rosencrantz Family Fund of the OJCF/Diane and David Rosencrantz NW Imaging Chefs de Partie Mike Adler and Molly Newcomer Melinda Becker and Greg Jones Jim and Ilene Davidson John and Sarah Epstein Jen and Howard Feldman Val and Joey Fishman Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld Fund of the OJCF Steve and Michelle Gradow Robin and Steve McCoy Rebecca Mischel and Andrew Olshin Debra and Roscoe Nelson Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall



Win 2 First Class tickets on Alaska Airlines to Kona + a week at the Hilton Waikaloa Village 4

Mark and Judy Peterman Josh and Amy Remick Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Fund of the OJCF John and Marti Rosenthal Jill and Rick Rubinstein Bunny and Jerry Sadis Denise and Jamie Shulman Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici Les and Martha Soltesz SW Portland Dental Lynn Tobias and Chet Edwards

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 throughout the year. These parties are all made possible by enthusiastic CBI members so that the fun of connecting with other community members and supporting CBI continues throughout the year. We also invite you to make a fully tax-deductible donation to our Recipe for Success portion of the evening. Check out all the details for this year’s Taste of Temple at

Congregation Beth Israel


Early Childhood Engagement at CBI

We are looking forward to presenting a full range of programs and opportunities, and if you have ideas or inspiration you want to share as we make out plans for next year, please call (503-222-1069) or email ( me. We are eager for your thoughts!

by Ben Sandler Education Director Congregation Beth Israel has always been dedicated to Jewish families with young children, and, next year, we will be innovating the way we involve them with our community. After much consideration, we have decided to move away from our morning preschool model and transition to a new Early Childhood Engagement model that will connect them with Jewish culture and ethics throughout their lives. While our morning preschool has been a wonderful opportunity for families who are able to participate, this change will allow us to engage more families throughout their Jewish journeys.

Jewish summer camp is wonderful on so many levels! That is why CBI’s Director of Youth Engagement Shoshanna Pro and Education Administrator Sarah Reiter so strongly believe in bringing the magic of camp to CBI through Camp Sababa.

We will always be grateful for the connections we made through our morning preschool program, and to the inspiring leadership of Sanny Snell, who first established it. It has been an honor and a joy to watch our youngest members find their places in our thriving community. None of this would have been possible without our many dedicated early childhood educators, and we look forward to carrying their vision forward with the next phase of CBI’s Early Childhood Engagement program. L’Shalom, Ben

Registration is now open to members at a discounted rate, as well as to non-members.

This year, we are thrilled to expand Camp Sababa to a four week program. 8th and 9th graders will participate in the MadrichimIn-Training (MIT) week from July 31st- August 4th, learning valuable leadership skills in anticipation of their active roles as MITs for Sessions 1-3. In these sessions, which run August 7th though 25th, campers in grades K-5 will play games, create art projects and enjoy field trips and the summer sun!




Madrichim in Training Program: 7/31-8/25



Session 1: 8/7-8/11



Session 2: 8/14-8/14



Session 3: 8/21-8/25




* 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 Shoshanna ( or Sarah ( for more information.

March/April 2017




Winter in Portland Sucks. Sorry. It just does. Especially if you are houseless. I’ve been wet for 12, 14 hours at a time fishing, or doing something fun. Folks living in a houseless village in Portland like R2D2, Dignity Village, Forgotten Realms etc are wet and cold. No hot showers. Most motels won’t rent a room to a group of very wet, hard working houseless folks who pool their money to get a shower and a dry night. What Can We Do? A growing number of our CBI Brothers have united around building shelters for houseless Portlanders. We are donating money, time, and some skill to helping to build out Hazelnut Grove into a “no tent” houseless village. Once villagers have moved into a dry, safe, clean shelter Pod they TIVNU wrapping Tequilas house seem to become healthier and increase the energy they can put into improving their life situation and doing even more for the community they are living in. We are building a Jewish coalition to support development of Hazelnut Grove and other sites where housing the homeless is logistically feasible and cost-effective. We have met with representatives of Shaarie Torah, Havurah Shalom, Neveh Shalom and have received a lot of support and great questions. We have an open offer of participation, and support from Marc Blatner of the Federation and have dedicated partners in the Rebuilding Center, TIVNU, Portland Youthbuild, Village Coalition, Catlin Gable School, Oregon Tradeswomen, Benson HS— and the list continues to grow. If you can, please support any of these organizations in any way that you can. Please contact me via email at if you are interested in learning more. Thanks, Andy Olshin

A Sisterhood Shabbat to Remember February 10th began the Centennial celebration of our Sisterhood with Friday night services. A special thank you goes out to Kate Royston who chaired the event and put the service together. It was a time that brought Sisterhood members from days gone by to our new “Next Generation” sisterhood members. The service included a beautiful rose ceremony that brought Past and Present Presidents together on the bimah to create a beautiful bouquet of roses, showing that “We are stronger together”, a motto we have adopted some years ago. This year we honored Ellen Bick with the “Woman of Valor” award; one that is well deserved. We were honored to have Rabbi Marla Feldman, the Director of WRJ, attend to present us with an award marking our Centennial Anniversary as well as give a riveting d’var on the history of WRJ and how Sisterhood has grown through the years. The weekend continued on Saturday with Torah study, Shabbat service and a leadership training in which we discussed the future of Sisterhood and how to go forward in this ever changing world. I want to thank all the woman who were involved in putting this weekend together, we could not have had such a successful event without you. Thank you also to the clergy for their support to make this all come together. Shalom, Lynn Gelber President, CBI Sisterhood

CBI Continues to Grow PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUR NEWEST MEMBERS Charlie and Jennifer Garrell and family Michael Gold Mark Astor and Deb Scott Craig and Debby Zimmerman and family Matt DiVeronica and Meghan Nesmith Shawn Vandor

Villagers unloading reclaimed lumber to use in building a tiny house


Congregation Beth Israel

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

Women’s Seder

Condolences to Hal Abrams (Jennifer Lowery) on the loss of their mother, Cynthia Abrams, Lilah Abrams, and Isaac Abrams on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Abrams family on the loss of Shirley Abrams. Shirley passed away on January 1, 2017. Muriel Feuer on the loss of her husband and the extended Feuer family on the loss of Jerome Feuer. Jerome passed away on January 6, 2017. David (Lee Anna Jones) Cohen on the loss of his mother, Allison and Daniel Cohen on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Cohen family on the loss of Barbara Cohen. Barbara passed away on January 6, 2017. Leslie Berman, Joseph Berman, Lily Berman, Marjorie Berman, Jane and Harris Deller on the loss of their mother and mother-in-law, Jenny Deller and Justin Diles and Michael and Lauren Deller and Joseph, Lily, and Marjorie Berman on the loss of their grandmother, Rose and Pearl Deller on the loss of their great-grandmother, and the extended Berman family on the loss of Muriel Berman. She was a beloved wife of Burton Berman (z”l), and mother of William Berman (z”l). Muriel passed away on January 11, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. Sandee Blank on the loss of her mother, Seth Blank, Zachary Blank, and Amory Blank on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Kornberg family on the loss of Miriam Kornberg. Miriam passed away on January 12, 2017. Sue (Richard) Garber on the loss of their sister, Alyson Solomon on the loss of her aunt, and the extended Singer family on the loss of Joyce Singer.

Charlotte Klonoff on the loss of her husband, Robert (Heidi) Klonoff and Liz Klonoff (Kristi Alexander) on the loss of their father, Joshua Klonoff, Emily Fouser, and Olivia Fouser on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Klonoff family on the loss of Bernard Klonoff. Bernard passed away on January 19, 2017. He was 95 years old. Mirceau (Cristina) Draghicescu on the loss of their mother, Paul Draghicescu and Mark Draghicescu on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Draghicescu family on the loss of Mina Draghicescu. Mina passed away on January 22, 2017. James Spivak, Karen Spivak, Gary Spivak, Jeffrey Brady, and Joan Muzikant on the loss of their mother, Laurence Semler and Herb (Shirley) Semler on the loss of their sister, and the extended Spivak and Semler families on the loss of Helen Esther Pearl Semler Spivak. Helen passed away on January 23, 2017. She was 95 years old. Michelle-Shari (Steven) Kruss on the loss of her father, Tova and Noah Kruss on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Moskowitz family on the loss of Joel Arnold Moskowitz. Joel passed away on February 11, 2017. Sheila (Ron) Silver on the loss of their father, Joshua Silver and Corey Silver on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Felton family on the loss of Don Felton. Don Felton passed away February 15, 2017. Callie Korach on the loss of her aunt and Stacy Epsteen on the loss of her sister and the extended Epsteen family on the loss of Leah Epsteen.

Please Join us! Wednesday, April 5


6 PM until the 4 cups are gone

Women’s Seder

Light Passover meal $36 per person 13+, space is limited





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Scholarship opportunities available The cost includes a 3% donation to Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger

To RSVP, contact Marisa at 503-222-1069 or

March/April 2017


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. February 3 and 4 Allen Adler Frank B. Aiken Solomon Arnsberg Carol August Miriam Baer* Bruce D. Becker Kathryn Benaroya Solomon Berner Anna Bloom Sally Burnett Norman Marion Burnett Sally Burnett Jenny Dickson Sol D. Director* Gertrude Docherty Ruth Epstein Herbert Frank Feibleman Nathan Feldman Morris Fishman Milton Freidenrich Ruth Friedman Miriam Gadye Rudolph Galkin Isaac Geller* Leo Goldman Alfred Greenwald Robert M. Jacobs Sylvia Director Jacobs* Stanley F. Katz Margaret Balick Kavitt* Gertrude Klein Walter Kranz Stanley B. Lang Stanley Lappen Davine Levison Jacob “Coco” Levy Ruth Marsh Jack McBride Jack Menashe Jeno Molnar James E. O’Neil Max Peltz Ruth Philip David Popowich Joan Ramsey Jeanette Rigler Esther Rodinsky Edith Goodman Rogoway Ruth Rosenfeld Arnold Rustin Ellen Sanders-Tuft Arthur Senders* Sally Ann Shulman Joseph Spiegel Isadore Tinkleman Ruth Woron February 10 and 11 Cynthia Lipman Aaron Eva Y. Ail Irwin Applebaum Frances Barde Arback Maxine Barker William J. Berman


Samuel Berne Elsa Bonyhadi* Florence Brown Esther Florence Diamond* Sara Drucker Frank Eiseman Florence Fishman Marion S. Forman Albert F. Forman Joseph J. Heilner Lillian Hoffman Joseph Horenstein Linda Hudesman Runi Hyman* Mary Kane Harold L. Kaplan Harry Karansky Stella Koenigsberg Eliot Kowitt Philip Kurland Leslie Lipman David H. Lomas Celene Lauterstein Lowenson* Charles Ostrofsky George K. Robbins Rodney A. Rosencrantz* Otto B. Rothschild* Neil F Sandler Bernie Savage Joseph Francis Sercu William Shapiro Joseph Smertenko Edward Soren Selmo Tauber Gerald Unkeles Anna Urman Jacob Vidgoff Anne K. Wald Shirley Waldman Jean Wolff Jack Zasloff February 17 and 18 Lee Ackley Nathan Adler Theresa Bergstein A. I. Bloch Sally Buchbinder Leonard A. Burgin Joan Cahn Lorraine Davis Marvin L. Diamond* Rita Geller Edith Goodman Eugene Gottesman Samuel Hahn Lawrence Hoffman* Rachel Horenblas Max Isaacson Sylvia Sylvia Kaplan Max D. Kelinson* Ethel G. Kelinson* Rabbi Zahlmon Kohen Cantor Chaim Kohen Doris Krys

Sylvia Krys-Nudelman Antone Larsen Rosalind E. Levine Anne Liebman Abe Margolin Marian M. Meyer* Donna Miller Esther Mink Monford Orloff Irving Ovitz Lesa Oziel Cheryl Pelz Carlton R. Reiter Thelma Rosen Bessie Savinar Sadie Scheffer Elise Rosenbaum Sherlin Judge Gus J. Solomon* Katalin Soltesz Molly S. Streit Dora Tall Louis Tobin* Adele Tunick Sam Urman Arnold Winters Lillian Zidell February 24 and 25 Rick Aftergut Frank J. Anker* Esther Hirsch Barde George Hillel Barker Harold Chucker Edward “Sonny” Cogan Victor Dayan Sam Shaia Director Ralph Driesen Stuart Durkheimer Harry Estrin Berenice Feldman Erma Delman Ferrera Max Flaxman Charles Freeman George Friend Bernard Goldberg Archie Goldsmith* Barbara S. Goldstein Edgar Goodman Eva Gross Joseph Hupert Clara Hyman Sue Kahana Nellie Katzky Pauline Kaufman Beatrice Kirz Raymond Eugene Krantz* Richard Alan Lachman* Sylvia Margulis* Adele R. Meyer Oscar Olman Gertrude Plushnick Max Raskin Blanche Berson Robbins Jack Rogel Don Safran

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Henrietta Segal Alma B. Senders Marion Silver Norman Stamm Norman Stein William Isaac Trachtenberg Rose Trachtenberg Lois Waldinger Allan Weinstein Goldie L. Weinstein Donald Wolfstone Laura Yankowitz Sonia Zalk Zelda Director Zeidman March 3 and 4 Lillian Aarons Fred J. Baron Theodore R. Blank Ted H. Blank Leon Block Clarence Albert Blomgren Constance Blomgren Leonard Botwinick William Brenner Fran Browning Jack Bulwa Rena B. Caplan Cari Spiegel Cherlee Emma Gottlieb Cohn Myrtle Donaldson Jessie Douglas Shelly Feig Stacy Malman Feldman Howard Fenton Jacob Foster Carol Gaiser Rosalie Gilbert Samuel Glickman Maurice Goldberg Albert Goldwasser Simon Gordon Sheila Haikins Minna Hochfeld Benjamin Isenberg Hyman Isenberg David S. Jackson Beryl Janssen Ruben Kailes Isabella A. Kaufman Blanche Klein Annie Klonsky Bessie Krass Theodore Lachman Marie Lamfrom William Leveton Diane McCullough Jack Elliott Mlyn Eleanore Moses Janice Orloff Murry M. Overbeck Aaron Popick Celia Raven Evelyn Rifkin Samuel Rosen

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Patricia Rosen Goldie Goldie Rosenbaum Judith Rosenberg David Rosenfeld Pearl Russell Samuel Russell Sylvia Sarasohn Ralph D. Schlesinger Estelle Sholkoff Morris Silver Jennie Tanne Anna Tenenbaum Bernard Treuhaft Harold Unkeles Seymour Utay Harry Vidgoff John Warner March 10 and 11 Marian A. Abrams* Edward I. Aiken Emma Selling Bloch Winfield Scott Bondy Bob Brodey Robert Buss Jay Carver Lois Mateel Colegrove Etta G. Constantine* Ray M. Feves* Marvin Fine Steven Fleckman Adrienne S. Fulop* Ruth Galen Melvin Goldberg Rose Gross Richard A. Hildreth Marion Hoeflich Rachel Hoffman Jerome L. Holzman* Murray Horenblas Velma Horenstein Cathy Horton Ruth Israel Madge Johnson George Kaden Louise Kaufman George Kirshner Morris Klein* Ethel Lachman Myra Kotel Laub Melvin Layton* Melvin Lertzman Dorothy J. Lesman Sally Light Fern Luers Sadie Mark Sophie Markewitz Harold J. Miller* Lloyd G. Miller Morton Nemer Larry Pike Eda Poplack Jerry Rosenberg Florence Ruderman Michael Santini

Sonya Seidman Melvin Shevach Rose Solomon Gus Steinberg Donald Sullivan Jeanette Weinstein Carol Kendall Wolf Emery Zidell March 17 and 18 Tomomi Ando Max Berenson Burton H. Berman Fay Blank Lee F. Bonime Ed Brown Sanford Clement Thelma N. Cohn Max Delman* Marvin Epstein Andrew Epstein Nancee Lee Singer Erickson Ethel Gilbert Louis Gold* Anne Goldman Dr. Tole N. Greenstein Samuel Hasman Arlene Hyman Rose Jacobs Rochelle Kantor Samuel Kaufman Alfred Kullman Dorothy Marie Lachman Tina Larsen Max Lehmann* Herman Lipkin Edna Machacek Julius Martel Herman I. Miller Sylvia Nelson Anthony Netboy Wilma Jane Perlman Hyma Popick* Frank Rigler Mary Robinson Jack P. Rosen Mary Rosenberg Victor Rosenblum Harry Rubenstein Stanley E. Samuelis Louis Savage 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

March 24 and 25 Cleston Lincoln Addison Pauline Fay Aftergut Nina Avakyan Hannah Baruh Zelma Blank Lee Braun A. L. Cahn Claire Solomon Cantor Ross B. Cone Gordon De Leon Sanford Director Milton G. Druck James Durkheimer Louise Edelson Shirlee Ann Eisenberg Lester D. Estrin Esther Flaxman Anita J. Gevurtz* Ethel E. Goldberg Annette Goldschmidt Sara Gordon Earl Heims Nathaniel Israel* Dorothy Dayan Jampole Sylvia Kantor Bella Kaplan Sylvia Koenigsberg Miriam Labovitz Hilda Lenske Lester Lewis Gloria Londer Rita S. Lubliner Gussie Maisel Shirley Melzer Steven Menashe Gladys Miller Roscoe C. Nelson, Sr. Diane Nemer Bert Neuberger Janet Nicholson Lori Nudelman Leonora Pinsky Roland I. Richman Leonard Rose Korpel Rosenbaum Arthur S. Rosenfeld Fay Ruby Marie Schnitzer Albert James Schwartz Joe Schwartz Marvin Schwartz Ethel Seltzer Isaac Sherman David Silverman Brennen Smith-Doolittle Jacqueline R. Spivak Philip Steinbock Beverly Steinhorn Edith Tauber Vivian Tobias Lawrence Urbach Keith Webster Murray Weidenbaum Tarelyn Weisberg

March/April 2017

March 31 and April 1 Melvin Anchell William Barde* Eugene Bartenstein Abraham Bergstein Melvin Berman* Pauline Berne Frances Bick Marion Bischoff Louis Braunstein* Tillie Caplan Philip Caplan Joyce M. Cohen Sonja Cohn Maurice J. Creamer Lottie Eisenhardt Mollie S. Epstein Philip B. Feldman Cyril Freedman Flora Freidenrich Gerson Goldsmith* Esther F. Goldsmith* Pamela Gould Sue Halupowski* Irene Harris Celia Heims Tzipora Kahana Phillip Kaplan Lily Karansky Harvey Karlin Stuart D. Karlin Marge Kravitz William Nathan Lewis Judy Lowensohn Asher Melzer Suzanne Miller Natalie Lauterstein Miller Beverly Jeanne Miller Goldie Moises Hattie Nudelman Oscar Overback Albert Oziel Hugh M. Patinkin Ben Pelz Joseph Platman Fanny Restein Meyer Rifkin Charles Robinson Toby Rosenfeld Nathan Ross Sol Scheffer Manuel Schnitzer Abraham Shapiro Harold Stern Benjamin M. Sussman Isaac N. Trachtenberg Irving Trachtenberg Belle Treuhaft Rosella Werlin Harris Willer Joel Irwin Wolff continued on p. 10


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. April 7 and 8 Robert Bath Eleanor Payne Bergman Florence Caplan Berman Anita Bogorad Lena Rosenblatt Bromberg Robert Canter Vivian Wilson Cohen Samuel B. Dobrow* Virginia East Fannie Eisenberg David Ellner Richard Enkelis Milton Falbel Magarete Feibelman Francine Fejes Rose Fischback Mildred Friendly Cindy Gadye Max Goldberg Morton J. Goodman Karen Hirsch Clara Hochfeld Paul Jerome Hoffman Augusta Jaffe* Jerome Katzky Leah Korach Jerome M. Kutner Harry Labby Sonia Labby Harry Labby Nettie Margulis Milton Margulis* Sam Menashe Mose M. Mesher* Arnold Meyer Morris Paley Stuart Peltz Donald Post Adrian Rabau Harry Reingold* Roslyn Rosen Leah Rosenbaum Betty Rosenfeld Sybil Samuels* Mark Saul Johan Segalowicz* Isidor Segalowicz* Rebecka Segalowicz* Lynne Rose Fagin Smith Adeline Sokolsky Elisabeth W. (Libby) Solomon* Minnie Stern Sophie Posner Tenzer Rose Leveton Unkeles Abe F. Vidgoff* Philip Weinstein* Sara Jean White

Don R. Williams Elizabeth Zacks April 14 and 15 Edith Alexander Theodore C. Andrianoff Sidney Anton Deborah Arron Frank Bank Zerline Blattner Harriet Bodner Nathan Brodat Barbara Cartwright Shelby Clark Rebecca Dennison George Epstein Mildred Fagin Marc Feidelson Samuel Joshua Felder Harry Fischback Sue B. Friedman Sidney Garfield Molly Handelman Judy Rogel Hickox Leslie Ilene Kaufman Israel Klein Ellen Kolasky Igal L. Koshevoy Morris Kunowski Helen Lachman Harry Maizels Leon Maniloff Ronald Matin Peter Matje Samuel T. Mayer* Sam Menashe Carol Rogat Mollie Rosen Ruth Ellen Semler* Joseph Seres Sam Shapiro Evelyn Shapiro Mark Sinclair Jerome S. Stolzoff Thomas A. Stoner Wanda Sullivan John F. (Jack) Tarpey Jack Tinkleman Gladys Trachtenberg Ralph Weintraub Dorothy Weisfield Dorothy Weisfield Harry W. Zavin Jerome Zeidman Milton Zell Ivy Zielin Monty Zielin

April 21 and 22 Lester Sidney Baskin Bernice B. Bloom* Louis S. (Bud) Brenner Sophia Chaimov Edward Cohn, Jr. 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* Genevieve Himelstein* Norma Ruth Olman Horenstein* Arthur Joseph Bernard Kaye Ida Kleinrock Mollie Lertzman Hana E. Lewis* Regina Light Carl Lubliner Miriam Cohen Margulies Essie Matin Barbara Friedman Mills Samuel Moment Leslie Moses Rose Naftalin Gerson Neuberger* Mariam Neuwelt Debra Cohn Nudelman Rita Oroshnik Pearl (Pat) Orr Maurice J. Roth Jack Sadis Gary W. Samuelis Pearl Schlesinger Walli Schlesinger* Morris Schnitzer* Mildred Markus Schnitzer* Ruth B. Segal Norman Seltzer Bess Steiner Gene Marie Strauss Kathleen M. Sugarman Alan Tell Harold F. Wendel Lois Wood April 28 and 29 Larry Backer Samuel Bissinger* Jennie Cohn*

(*) 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

Glen Collins Jerry Dennison Anne Ellwood Marcel Flaxman Abe Freedman* Frances Freeman Charlotte Frey Syril Garfinkle Lillian Goodman Fanny Gradow Nate Hasman Donald Hersh Arnold Hoffman Edith Kamin Samuel Labow Alison Senders Lang Harris Lavine David Leveton* Stanley B. Lewis Marvin Liebreich* George Litow Sol G. Lubliner* Alan Eric Lundberg* Richard Machacek Edith Maizels Herman Margolis Alexandria Meekcoms Rose Novich Nettie Olman Max H. Packouz Bernhard Pinsky Madaline Pitkin Marion Rabiner Rabbi David Hillel Rose* David J. Rosen Edith Roshberg Anna M. Rubenstein Morris Saffron David Schenbaum Harold Schnitzer Max Shimshak Harriet Simon Charlotte Stern* Marvin Tonkin* Eileen Treuhaft Beatrice Weiner Ruth Weiner Mary Willer Julius Zell

Very Thoughtful People Adult Education Fund

In Honor of Dan Hoffheimer’s Recovery Susan Graber and Bill June

Allison B. Cohen Madrichim Training and Religious School Scholarship Fund General Contribution Given By Sophie Wand

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat In Memory of Marian A. Abrams Abrams Family Frank J. Aker Miriam Baer Sydney and Bill Baer Gertrude Klein Marilyn and Hans Grunbaum Rena Caplan Ardis Kowitt Allan Weinstein Sue and Joel Krane Jack Driesen Judith Lauterstein Ruth Philip Mr. and Mrs. Robert Philip Lorraine Davis Debbie Davis-Spiegel and Don Spiegel

Amy R. Goldsmith Library In Memory of Marion S. Forman Albert F. Forman Stephen E. Forman Harvey Karlin Sally Karlin

Brotherhood Scholarship Fund In Memory of Raye Horenblas Murray Horenblas Lindsey Horenblas

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Joy Alkalay Pierce Ethier Shirley Fishel Betty Druck Joseph Horenstein Marcus Horenstein Fern Luers Shar & Len Ludwig Bert Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Ronald B. Tonkin Linda Hudesman Diane and David Rosencrantz Rodney Rosencrantz Diana and David Rosencrantz Ardyth Shapiro Samual Hasman Robert Rowe and Nannette Hasman Rowe Margaret Balick Kavitt Benita Schlesinger Betty and Randy Rubenstein and Family Captain Yussie Epstein Henry Spivak Jackie Spivak Charles Ostrofsky Helen Spivak (z”l) and Family Helen Esther Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Harry and Gertrude Semler Victor and Alysmae Nudelman Jim Spivak Nancy Lou Tonkin Barry Tonkin Sue Miller Marcy Tonkin Suzanne Miller Rena and Cheryl Tonkin

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Dick Brownstein Donna Brownstein Tillie Caplan Barry and Barbara Caplan

Irene Feinstein Arron Eugene Arron Ethel G. Kelinson Max D. Kelinson Irving Ovitz Judith K. Feinstein and Family Ruth Rosenfeld David Rosenfeld Theodore D. Lachman Arthur Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Ernie Bonyhadi Bunny and Jerry Sadis Jean Shev Holly Shev Gus Steinberg Wendy and Bob Steinberg David Kron Jack Kron and Ruth Whitham In Honor of Evelyn and Gerry Leshgold’s special anniversary Donna Brownstein Linda Ostomel’s birthday Bunny and Jerry Sadis In Appreciation of Rabbi Cahana for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Rabbi Cahana for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Rabbi Cahana for Jerome Feuer’s Funeral Service Muriel Feuer Rabbi and Cantor Cahana for their amazing help with Tom Georges III Memorial Linda Georges Rabbi Cahana for Diana Kwartler’s Funeral Service Ken Kwartler Rabbi Cahana Janet Zell

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Carol August David August

Ernie Bonyhadi Shemaya Blauer Philip Caplan Barry and Barbara Caplan Stanley Lappen Will and Melanie Dann Family Emily Gottfried Jeffrey Gottfried Lillian Zidell Max D. Kelinson Ethel Kelinson Irving Ovitz Leslie Kelinson Joan Cahn Sally Bilow Bob and Anna Winthrop In Honor of Jacob and Julie’s Wedding Ken and Denise Shleifer In Appreciation of Cantor Cahana for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Louis Feldman and Risa ColtonFeldman Cantor Cahana for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Rabbi and Cantor Cahana for their amazing help with Tom Georges III Memorial Linda Georges Cantor Cahana Harvey and Leslie Kelinson Cantor Cahana Janet Zell

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Barbara Bloom Steve and Pat Bilow Rabbi Zahlman and Cantor Chaim Kohen Megan Brown Tom Georges Mr. and Mrs. Robert Philip Beverly Steinhorn Arthur and Benjamin Steinhorn In Honor of Sylvia Jean Baer Steven Baer and Merritt Olsen


FUNDS FOR FOOD PROGRAM! For the past several years, as we banged away on pots and pans whenever Haman’s name was uttered, many of us also brought in our unused kitchen gear to donate to families in need. In 2016 we did something different: We brought cash! With the $550 you donated, we provided 25 families with brand-new sets of pots and pans. This approach was an instant hit (no more digging around for that long-missing saucepan lid) and it sent a warm message of support to the people who received the shiny new items. We do a great job raising money for hungry families without Funds for Food Program during the High Holidays. The Pots and Pans for Purim is a smart way to extend that project. We can help ensure that folks have the kitchen tools they need to be self-sufficient and to make good, sustaining meals every day.

March/April 2017

It’s a Purim two-fer: Make noise AND make a great gift!


Very Thoughtful People Eleanor Knight The Families of Knight, Daniel, Leet, Addy, and Birnbaum In Appreciation Rabbi Joseph for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Rabbi Joseph for Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Jacob Feldman Rabbi Joseph Daniel Hurwitz and Debra Brooks Rabbi Joseph Robert and Heidi Klonoff

Cantor Schiff Discretionary

In Memory of Ted H. Blank Sandee, Seth, Zachary, and Armory Blank Theodore R. Blank Zelma Blank Sandee Blank Miriam Kornberg Pierce Ethier

General Administrative

In Memory of Harry Karansky Sivia Kaye Edith Schnitzer Manuel Schnitzer Carol Schnitzer Lewis Miriam Kornberg Muriel Berman Rich and Sue Garber and Family Norman Stamm Phillip Margolin Doris Krys Jack and Madeleine Menashe Bert Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Joseph Simon Elizabeth and Edward Neuwelt Tom Georges The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Carlton Reiter Philip and Dorothy Reiter Ruth G. Rosenfeld Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Antone Larsen Joel Seres Katalin Soltesz Les and Martha Soltesz Gus Steinberg Lance and Mary Steinberg Sally Buchbinder Naomi Strauss Carol Gaiser Terri Warren and Family Allan Weinstein Goldie L. Weinstein Pearl Russell Sam Russell Jeff and Sherri Weinstein Yvette Weintraub Alan and Karen Weintraub In Honor of Gregory Aaronson Aaronson Family Janice Isenberg and Jay Keck’s Marriage Peter and Joy Isenberg


Fiona Kashinsky The Kashinsky Family Dr. Robert A. Leon Joel and Sandra Seres General Contribution Given By Sivia Kaye

Helen Esther Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Harry and Gertrude Semler Jim Spivak Helen E. Spivak Spivak Family Muriel Berman Miriam Kornberg Don Spiegel and Debbie Davis-Spiegel Beverly Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell

Hineinu Community Engagement Fund In Memory of Cynthia Greenberg Thomas Georges Bobbie Goldstein Barbara Gloom Susan Milstein

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship

Landau Chapel

In Memory of Jack R. Menashe Jack McBride Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Jay Albert Maxine F. McComas Clarence Albert Blomgren Constance Blomgren Harold J. Miller Alan and Lana Miller

Oseran Family Lecture

In Memory of Anne Goldman Joyce Singer Sue and Richard Graber and Family


In Memory of Diane Nemer Morton Nemer Patricia Nemer Helen Esther Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Harry and Gertrude Semler Victor and Alysmae Nudelman Jim Spivak Helen E. Spivak Spivak Family

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Margaret Balick Kavitt W.J.Balick William J Berman Don Safran Leslie Berman and Family Muriel Berman Miriam Kornberg Margaret Hasson Helen Spivak Lindemann Family Mrs. Helen Spivak Avrel Nudelman Jacqueline Spivak Henry Spivak Edith Goodman Rogoway Ruth Semler Helen Spivak (z”l) and Family

In Memory of Captain Yussie Epstein Jacqueline Spivak Henry Spivak Alymae and Victor Nudelman Helen Spivak (z”l) and Family Isaac N. Trachtenberg John L. and Barbara J. Trachtenberg

Sanny Snell Preschool Scholarship

In Memory of Samuel and Pearl Russell Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Diana Unterspan James Unterspan

Social Action (General)

In Memory of Ralph Driesen Debbie and Lance Caldwell Maurice Creamer Marian Creamer Frank Eiseman Gerda Eiseman Joseph Hupert Janet Friedman Herman I. Miller Gladys Miller Gerry Jackson Judy Lowensohn Richard Lowensohn Ernest Bonyhadi Nancy and Henry Oseran Max Peltz Leslie and Robert Peltz Sadie Scheffer Sol Scheffer Stephen Press Gus J. Solomon Claire I. Cantor Rose Solomon Harris Willer Richard B. Solomon Hy Popick Linda and Larry Veltman Herbert Werlin Joelle Werlin Emery Zidell Charlene Zidell In Honor of Joan Rosenbaum’s Birthday Susan Graber and Bill June Joan Rosenbaum’s Birthday David and Liz Lippoff General Contribution Given By Laurie and Harold Gold Scott Lewis and Laura Rose-Lewis

Congregation Beth Israel


In Memory of Howard Fenton Lynda Baker Theresa Bergstein Abraham Bergstein Betsy and Len Bergstein Samuel Berne Gussie Maisel and Paulene Berne Howard Fenton Lee and Frank Berne Allen Sacks Albert Oziel Donna Brownstein Sonja Cohn Barbara, Howard, and Susan Cohn Joseph Francis Sercu Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman Milton Freidenrich Robert Freidenrich Jane Flaxman Sylvia Margulis Sue Friedman Joan Ramsey Esther Rodinsky Maurice Goldberg Ilene Goldberg Melvin Goldberg Jan Goldberg and Family Jerome Holzman Mary Rosenberg Renee and Irwin Holzman Louis Gold Harriet and Richard Maizels Fanny Turtledove Harry L. Turtledove Adele R. Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer Irwin Appelbaum Barney and Susan Milstein Marian A. Abrams Jeanne Newmark Henrietta Segal Leslie and Robert Peltz Jack Bulwa Richard and Shirley Plotzker Donna Miller Mimi Richman Ernie Bonyhadi Rosemarie Rosenfeld Arnold Rustin Rose Rustin James Durkheimer Don Spiegel and Debbie Davis-Spiegel Jerry Feuer Anna Buchbinder Naomi Strauss William Trachtenberg Rose Trachtenberg George Kaden Irving Trachtenberg Isaac N. Trachtenberg Pearl Trachtenberg Raymond Eugene Krantz Carolyn Wexler Sylvia Director Jacobs Beverly and Marty Zell’s Family In Honor of Marty Zell’s recovery Dianne Rubenstein

Very Thoughtful People I Have A Dream

In Memory of Faye Blank Owen and Lynn Blank Marvin L Diamond Lynn Bonner Pearl Russell Samuel Russell Allan Russell Sherri Weinstein Lloyd G. Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell

Spear Research Library

In Memory of Manton J. and Ruth J. Spear Laura J. Spear Leslie J. Geller Terry J. Koontz Marci J. Samuelis And 10 great-grandchildren

Temple Improvement

In Memory of Richard Alan Lachman Dr. Jeffrey Lachman Helen Spivak Debbie Davis-Spiegel and Don Spiegel

Tom Georges III Memorial Fund

In Memory of Tom Georges Jim and Ilene Davidson Tom Georges Andra Georges and Tim Shepard Tom Georges Rosanne and Al Levi Tom Georges Bert and Laurie Rogoway Tom Georges Rosemarie Rosenfeld Tom Georges Faye Samuels Tom Georges Larry L. and Linda Veltman

Tom Georges III Zelda Director Zeidman May Berenson Georges Estelle Sholkoff Annie and Nathan Director Sam and Hilda Zeidman Jerome Zeidman Ken, Jennifer, and Ruthie Zeidman In Honor of Jen Feldman Steve and Pat Bilow

In Honor of John, Becca, Oliver, Duncan, and Bridget Spain for CBI Shares Shabbat Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship

Urman Family College Communication

In Memory of Marlene Newman Marvin and Lois Urman In Honor of Lois and Marvin Urman’s 63rd Wedding Anniversary Sue Odegaard Marvin Urman’s Birthday Marvin and Lois Urman

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of H. Benjamin Dobrow Estelle Sholkoff Zelda Zeidman Richard Dobrow Rachel DobrowStone Tom Georges Howard and Lois Tobin In Honor of Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank’s Share Shabbat Richard Dobrow Rachel DobrowStone

Heims Family Youth Activities Endowment In Memory of Jenny Dickson I. Kenneth Davis Babette Horenstein Gloria Reiss Marcus Horenstein

Holzman Family Religious School Fund

In Memory of Leo Goldman Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman Joyce Singer Marcia Colton Risa Colton-Feldman Thomas T. Georges III Myra Friedman and Ralph Fullerton Jacob Driesen Linda Ostomel Samuel Budin Roberta “Bobbi” Swerdlin In Honor of Renata Hemstreet Jacob Feldman Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Noah Feldman

Morris Klein Preschool Endowment In Memory of Jean B. Wolff Barbara and Stuart Lang

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment In Memory of Sol D. Director Bruce Director Ernest Bonyhadi Rose Rosen Sam Shia Director Jack Rosen Abe Newman

Miriam Kornberg Stuart and Nikki Director Winfield Bondy Stan and Joyce Loeb Max Berenson Shirley Mark

Simon & Helen Director Endowment In Memory of June Nagel Cameron and Dick Davis

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Lynn L. Marks In Appreciation of CBI Office, Facilities, and Education Staff for their assistance with Jacob Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Jacob and Noah Feldman

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Prayer Book

In Memory of Leah and Stuart Durkheimer Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Joseph Francis Sercu Leo Goldman Margo Sercu David Strauss Naomi Strauss

Service to the Blind In Memory of Lily Karansky Harry Karansky Ann Surick Sivia Kaye

Sisterhood Furnishings

In Memory of Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Lee B. Lowenson

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 Engagement Shoshanna Pro

Development Director Jen Feldman

Office Assistant Herschel Colbert

Director of Membership and Special Events Marisa Reby

Finance Director Linda Cohen

Education Administrator Sarah Reiter

Program Coordinator Tracy Alifanz

CBI Administration

Office & Cemetery Administrator Molly Weisner

Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Facilities Staff Perry Meekins, Facilities Manager Tony Bennett Shalamar Washington Dallas Van Winkle Clergy & Communications Assistant Susie Young Chelsea Ferguson

March/April 2017

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 CBI Congregant 541-728-6678 Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635 503-944-6820 Karen Rich


March 2017 SUNDAY

Adar-Nisan 5777 MONDAY


Don’t miss the

PurimCarnival Sunday, March 12


6  Adar 8

7  Adar 9



1  Adar 3

2  Adar 4

3  Adar 5

4  Adar 6

Social Action Committee 5:30 PM SBR


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Adult Education: Frontier Jews: A Night at the Oregon Historical Society 7:00 PM OHS

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

8  Adar 10

immediately after Religious School in Blumauer Auditorium Lunch will be provided for $5 per person 5  Adar 7


9  Adar 11

10  Adar 12

11  Adar 13

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR

Executive Committee 12:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Red Cross Blood Drive 9:00 AM GH


Shir Shabbat Service Purim Preview 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM Temple

16  Adar 18

17  Adar 19

18  Adar 20

Adult Education 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 10:30 AM PC

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC Soup Sacs 10:00 AM

Purim Schpiel: Mensches and Meidels 6:00 PM

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

12  Adar 14

13  Adar 15


14  Adar 16

15  Adar 17

Adult Education: Sephardic Music 6:00 PM GH

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC Purim Carnival 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM BA

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

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

19  Adar 21

6th Grade Shabbatini: Mitzvahpalooza 11:30 AM GH

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

20  Adar 22

21  Adar 23

22  Adar 24

23  Adar 25

24  Adar 26

25  Adar 27

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


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

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

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Next Gen Group 12:45 PM SBR

Taste of Temple 5:00 PM Castaway

26  Adar 28

27  Adar 29

28  Nisan 1

29  Nisan 2

30  Nisan 3

31  Nisan 4








Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

NO SUNDAY CLASSES Book Club Movie: Orchestra of Exiles 4:00 PM SBR

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SBR

Crossing Over: A Musical Haggadah 7:30 PM Temple

Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM 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

View our calendar and campus map online at

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 2017 SUNDAY






Nisan-Iyyar 5777 SATURDAY 1  Nisan 5 SPRING BREAK

PASSOVER HAPPENINGS! Wednesday, April 5 - Women’s Seder Monday, April 10 - Passover begins, First Seder Tuesday, April 11 - Pesach Festival Service Monday, April 17 - Yizkor Pesach Service 2  Nisan 6

3  Nisan 7


Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Rosicky 10:30 AM Temple

4  Nisan 8

5  Nisan 9

6  Nisan 10

7  Nisan 11

8  Nisan 12

Special Needs Seder 5:30 PM GH

Social Action Meeting 5:30 PM SBR


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Women’s Seder 6:00 PM GH

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Sabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

NG Sisterhood Clothes Swap 10:00 AM BA

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Maya Sykes 10:30 AM Temple

9  Nisan 13

10  Nisan 14

11  Nisan 15

12  Nisan 16

13  Nisan 17

14  Nisan 18

15  Nisan 19

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

Erev Pesach: 1st Seder

Pesach: Temple Offices Closed

Adult Education: Jews on the Frontier of Social Responsibility 7:00 PM PC

Adult Education Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Executive Committee 12:00 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Adult Education: Responsa Seminar with Rabbi Passamaneck 10:00 AM SBR

Pesach Festival Service 10:30 AM PC


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

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

East Side Passover Event with PJA 1:30 PM

Dads Night Out 7:30 PM

16  Nisan 20

17  Nisan 21

No Sunday Classes (Passover)

Yizkor Pesach: Temple Offices Closed

18  Nisan 22

19  Nisan 23

20  Nisan 24

21  Nisan 25

22  Nisan 26

Knit-A-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Yizkor Pesach Service 10:30 AM PC

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

23  Nisan 27 Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC

24  Nisan 28

Combined 6th/7th Grade Program: Torah Trek (Third Shabbatini) 12:00 PM

25  Nisan 29

26  Nisan 30

27  Iyyar 1

28  Iyyar 2

29  Iyyar 3

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SBR

Women of the Wall 6:30 PM


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Harper Lombard 10:30 AM Temple

Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM SEC Rollin’with Rabbi Joseph 12:45 PM

30  Iyyar 4 Mitzvah Day! 9:00 AM

Make everyday a Mitzvah Day!

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

March/April 2017


Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097


Board of Trustees 2016/2017 Officers


Theodore M. Nelson President

John Epstein Stacy Friedman David Goldwyn Glen Levy Robin McCoy Sharon Meieran JoAnne Van Ness Menashe Yale Popowich Bob Rosenbaum David Sarasohn Arthur Steinhorn Tony Urdes

Ned Duhnkrack Vice President, Immediate Past President Ilene Davidson Vice President Ali Garfinkle Vice President Brad Tonkin Vice President Mark Peterman Secretary Steve Gradow Treasurer

Auxiliaries Lynn Gelber - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Andy Olshin - Brotherhood President

Save the Date!

MITZVAH DAY Sunday, April 30, 2017 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 in Blumauer Hall. After a brief program, we will head off to various projects, either at the synagogue or off-site. Volunteer for a variety of projects – blanket making, preparing food for congregants in need, beautifying our cemetery, cleaning and repairing books, sorting and stocking food and more. Donate food, clothing and books to Sunshine Pantry, ARC and NW Towers. Be on the lookout for the Mitzvah Day signup in the weekly Beneath the Dome and Parent Nus email blasts.

Make everyday a Mitzvah Day!

Questions? Email

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Congregation Beth Israel

March/April 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

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

March/April 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

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