Page 2

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.

2

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...

Advertisement