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Bulletin May/June 2017 Iyyar-Sivan-Tamuz 5777 Vol. 66, No. 5


Sunday, May 7, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room The CBI Book Club will hold its final meeting before the summer break. Join your fellow book lovers for a lively discussion of The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis.

Frontiers of Judaism

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel A conversation with Rabbi Rose on the history of Reform Judaism and how it relates to CBI.

159th Annual Meeting Friday, May 12, 5:00 PM Goodman Hall Please join us in Goodman Hall on Friday, May 12 at 5:00 PM for our (short) 159th Annual Meeting, to be followed by Shabbat evening services and an Oneg. All CBI members are welcome and encouraged to vote at this meeting. We look forward to welcoming Sally Rosenfeld, Janet Hoffman and Jeff Capen as newly-elected members of the Board, congratulating Steve Gradow, Mark Peterman, Glen Levy, Joanne Van Ness Menashe, and Tony Urdes on their re-election for additional two year terms, and expressing our deep appreciation to departing Board members Ned Duhnkrack, Brad Tonkin, Sharon Meieran, John Epstein, Ilene Davidson and Andy Olshin.

Jews on the Frontier of Sports Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel

The list of Jews who have shaped the business of sports is legendary—David Stern (former NBA Commissioner), Bud Selig (former MLB Commissioner), Gary Bettman (NHL Commissioner), Mark Cuban (Mavericks owner), Roman Abromovich (Chelsea owner), Al Davis (Raiders owner), Jerry Reinsdorf (Bulls & White Sox Owner) – and longtime CBI member and community member Harry Glickman, the father of professional sports in Oregon. Harry, together with his son Marshall, will present their take on how sports became a way out of poverty for many Jewish immigrants, and how so many Jews rose to become the catalysts of the future of sports in America.

Tour of the Oregon Historical Society Archives Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm Gresham

Tour the Oregon Historical Society “vault” in Gresham with OHS Executive Director Terry Tymchuk. Tour lasts ninety minutes and good walking shoes would be helpful. Up to forty visitors can be accommodated. Call the CBI office at 503-222-1069 to sign up, and to get directions and help with car pooling.

CBI’s Adult Education Committee is thrilled to announce next year’s Adult Education programming theme:

Jewish Values, Justice, and the Law: Obey, Bend, or Break We are hard at work setting up programming for the coming year, and look forward to your joining us. But we aren’t done with this year yet! We’ll be busy this summer too, with events that include “In the Heat of the Summer,” a June 22nd lecture and discussion of the 1964 riots in New York City. The Adult Education Committee is able to bring these events and many more to CBI thanks in part to your contributions to the Adult Education Tribute Fund. We appreciate your continued generosity, which helps cover speaker honorariums and other programmatic support.

April-June B’nei Mitzvahs Sophia Rose Rosicky Sophia Rose Rosicky became Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Sophie is the daughter of Henry and Gillian Rosicky and has an older sister Emma (18) and younger sister Annie (6). Grandparents Terri Warren and Hal Hendrix and Henry and Mary Rosicky all live in Portland. Sophie is a 7th grader at Arts and Communications Magnet Academy (ACMA) in Beaverton. She plays soccer with Bridlemile Soccer Club, is coached by her Dad in winter basketball, and loves to dance and write fiction in her spare time. For her Mitzvah Project, Sophie is supporting p:ear, an organization that works to build positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation. She will be harnessing the resources of her talented, artistic friends who have donated work to support a youth art auction at her Bat Mitzvah reception, with all proceeds going directly to p:ear. If you are interested in bidding on or purchasing one of the offered works in advance of the auction, you can go to for a listing of items.

Louis Anthony Philip

Maya Luna Sykes Maya Luna Sykes, daughter of Nathan and Diane Sykes and older sister of Drew, became Bat Mitzvah on April 8, 2017. A 7th grader at Sellwood Middle School, Maya is active with Peer Helpers, a group that helps and introduces new students into the school and with the student council. She enjoys dancing, reading, and hanging out with her friends in her free time. She dances at Pacific Dance Academy six hours a week, two of them interning for younger classes. Maya is working with Transition Projects for her Mitzvah Project. Transition Projects Inc., or TPI, works with homeless individuals to find stable housing and have access to resources such as food and medical care. They have nine different shelters throughout Portland. Their day shelters help around 700 people a day and create a safe place to sleep for more than 800 every night. The organization serves women, men, and couples. Maya hopes to raise funds and collect as many donations of necessities for the homeless population as possible to help TPI. If you would like to help Maya with her project please visit donate/form.html. Please dedicate your donation to Maya Sykes so she can keep a grand total of the amount raised. Together we can raise funds to help serve the homeless community and get people off the streets and into housing.

Harper Morgan Lombard Harper Morgan Lombard became Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Harper is the daughter of Andrea and Matthew Cox of Portland and Chris Lombard of Portland. Her grandparents are Barbara and Bob Schulman of Syracuse, New York, Ed and Santa Lombard of Syracuse, New York and Linda Boochever and John Schwartz of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Harper is in seventh grade at Sellwood Middle School. She loves playing volleyball and plays both on a league and for her middle school team. She is a voracious reader and also loves animals, outdoor adventures and spending time with her friends


and looks forward to attending B’Nei Brith (BB) Camp every summer. For her Mitzvah Project, Harper has chosen to make Care Boxes of much needed supplies for children entering the Foster Care system in Portland through Embrace Oregon (, noting that “our Foster Care system is overloaded and in critical need and Embrace Oregon helps provide children with basic necessities and some comfort at a most vulnerable and scary time in their lives. While children are awaiting placement in a foster home, Embrace Oregon provides boxes with age appropriate items to engage them and bring with them to their foster home. Most children entering Foster Care are scared and have very few belongings and this is a way to give them some comfort and show them love.” There will be a bin at CBI to collect items for the welcome boxes, including: coloring books/crayons/markers/colored pencils, flashlight or night lights, non perishable snacks, small stuffed animals/books, kids toothbrush/toothpaste, socks and pajamas, hairbrush/hair bands, small nylon bags, and reusable water bottles. Harper will be putting together individual boxes for Embrace Oregon after her Bat Mitzvah with a goal of helping 15 children have a less traumatizing experience when being placed in a Foster Home in Portland.

Louis Anthony Philip will become Bar Mitzvah on May 1, 2017. He is the son of Joshua and Leah Philip and the grandson of Bob and Rita Philip and Terry and Jennifer Glucoft. He is the great grandson of Lois, and the late Leonard, Schnitzer. Louie is proud to be a fourth generation member of Congregation Beth Israel. He is a student at Northwest Academy. He enjoys hockey, football, video games, improv, and swimming. For his Mitzvah Project, he has spent several hours this year volunteering at Stephen’s Place, a unique non-profit community, specifically designed to provide disabled living solutions for adults with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities.

Naomi Lewin Naomi Lewin will become Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 20, 2017. She is the daughter of David and Amy Lewin and a 7th grader at Hosford Middle School. She likes playing guitar, reading, and spending time with her family and dog. For her Mitzvah Project, Naomi is channeling her love of animals and books into one effort - to read to shelter animals as a way to calm and comfort them. She’s coordinating several book reading days at area shelters this spring.

Eliana Dove Lefkowitz Eliana Dove Lefkowitz will become Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, May 27, 2017. She is daughter of Marty Lefkowitz and Shira Fogel, and older sister of Kovi, and granddaughter of Lynne Fogel and the late Cantor Edward Fogel and the late Ken and Letty Lefkowitz. Eliana is a 7th grade student at Rock Creek Middle School who loves to dance. For her Mitzvah Project, Eliana chose “to do a variety of acts of kindness.” She volunteers with Operation Full

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April-June B’nei Mitzvahs Belly which helps provide food, clothing and other essentials to the homeless in Portland, with Clackamas County Dog Services, with Paws Animal Shelter in West Linn and with her elementary school.

Julian Skouras Popowich Julian Skouras Popowich will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Julian is the son of Yale Popowich, MD and Tina Skouras and is the younger brother of Harry. Julian’s grandparents are Tom and Patti Skouras of St. Helena, CA and the late David and Lorraine Popowich of Philadelphia, PA. Julian is a 7th Grader in middle school at Catlin Gabel School. Julian loves sports, especially lacrosse, and plays goalie for his Lincoln and 3-D Teams, traveling to tournaments all around the region throughout the year. In his spare time he enjoys music, playing video games, and watching and learning as much lacrosse as he can. To honor the achievement of his Bar Mitzvah, Julian has decided to continue his longstanding love of the sport of lacrosse by helping Harlem Lacrosse, a New York-based organization that actively recruits special education students and students identified by school administrators as most vulnerable to academic decline and school dropout and helps empower them to reach their full potential. Julian has decided to raise money for Harlem Lacrosse in support of their mission. This year, Harlem Lacrosse will work with over 450 boys and girls in New York, Baltimore, and Boston, providing students daily, school-based academic intervention, mentoring, admissions counseling, and lacrosse services. Since 2011, Harlem Lacrosse students have maintained a 100% on-time middle school graduation rate, have passed their classes at a rate 20% higher than that of their peers at our school sites, and have earned over $15 million scholarship offers to independent schools and colleges. Please assist Julian in reaching his goal of collecting funds to help the many families that participate and benefit from the tremendous services provided by Harlem Lacrosse.

Claire Mishimbu Chapiro-Luboff Claire Mishimbu Chapiro-Luboff will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Claire is the daughter of Alyssa Luboff and Rainel ChapiroAnapa. She has an older sister, Ana, and a younger sister, Miriam. Claire’s grandparents are Gary and Barbara Luboff of Los Angeles,

California, and Alicia Añapa and Miguel Chapiro of Loma Linda, Ecuador. Claire and her family became members of Congregation Beth Israel last summer when they moved to Portland. Claire is a 7th Grader at Robert Gray Middle School. She enjoys photography, music, writing, and drawing. In her spare time, she likes to do mini photo shoots and to film with her sisters. For her Mitzvah Project, Claire is helping to distribute food at Sunshine Pantry, carrying, organizing, and packing the food that comes in. Her favorite part is giving people the boxes of food, because she gets to see the expressions on their faces. She also enjoys practicing her Spanish with the workers there. It is giving her perspective into different people’s lives and the challenges they face.

Abraham R. Kushner Abraham R. Kushner, son of Uri and Jessica Kushner and older brother to Hannah, will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, June 17, 2017. He is the grandson of Rabbi Paul and Shoshana Kushner of Bellmore, New York, and Chicago natives Jack and Esther Dickstein. Abe is a 7th grader at Portland Jewish Academy. He is known for his great sense of humor and kindness. He plays the drums, does Tae Kwon Do, and has a passion for urban art and photography. Earlier this year, Abe donated his hair to the organization Children with Hair Loss and regularly volunteers with his PJA peers serving meals at the Blanchet House. To honor his love of music, for his Mitzvah Project he will be collecting donations for music lessons and of gently used instruments for Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation (

Darvy Gould Darvy Gould will become Bar Mitzvah on June 24, 2017. He is the son of Helen Gould and a 7th grader at Cedar Park Middle School. For his Mitzvah Project, he is putting together information about Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and a list of helpful resources. Additionally, he plans to raise money to buy ADD books to donate to school libraries. Darvy is doing this because he has ADD and understands how difficult it is to focus and do work and wishes to help others with ADD. For more information, please contact him at

You’re Invited High School Graduation

Erev Shavuot and Confirmation

Friday, May 19, 6:00 PM Main Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 30, 6:00 PM Main Sanctuary

Share our joy at the ceremony for our 5777 graduates.

Please join our 10th graders and their families for this moving service.

May/June 2017


Developing CBI We are our best when we all come together by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director Every year, members of the Taste of Temple Planning Committee come together to evaluate that year’s event. And every year the committee recognizes that while it takes a lot of resources (time and money) to net about $35,000 for CBI, TOT is far more than a fundraiser. For many, serving on the TOT committee is their first foray into involvement at CBI – and often just the beginning. In fact, almost 25% of this year’s Board of Directors are past TOT leaders. So when measuring metrics, there is a lot to consider. This year in particular, we were extremely proud to feature 34 vendors who partnered with us to bring you a unique Portland experience. This winter, food and drink purveyors in our community took some big losses, so now more than ever we encourage you to support the vendors listed on this page and to thank them for their support of CBI. When you visit their establishment, let them know you are a CBI TOT participant.

Al Fresco Catering by Sheraton Apolloni Vineyards Basilisk Batch PDX Boke Bowl Bridgetown Bagel Company Century Catering Eastside Distilling Fireside Fire on the Mountain Fish Sauce Gilda’s Hair of the Dog Happy Cup Coffee Irving Street Kitchen Kenny & Zuke’s La Moule

Lisa Glickman, Private Chef -Oregon Jewish Life’s Chef’s Corner Author Lompoc Brewing Matt’s BBQ Mediterranean Exploration Co. Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm Mother’s Bistro NOLA Donuts Park Kitchen Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider RingSide Steakhouse Rogue Ales and Spirits Ruby Jewel Simpatica Catering Sokol Blosser Winery The Waiting Room Urban Roots PDX

We are continually grateful to our very generous TOT sponsors, who underwrite the cost of this event:

Wonderful connections are made through this event. The cost to attend is low; the pressure to put together a table or find people with whom to sit does not exist. What does occur, however, is the opportunity to mix and mingle and indulge – all for a good cause. You can also join a Beyond the Taste party (available spots noted on the next page) where you can continue to build meaningful relationships in a more intimate setting while also generously supporting our congregation. Because in the end that is what TOT is all about – getting a taste of what being a part of Temple can really be. Temple really does belong to all of us and what you get from being a member is directly related to what you put in. I know this from experience, for as you read this article I hope to be well on my way to recovering from a kidney transplant, a surgery that took place because Jonathan Cohen (and Jessie Burke) stepped up to save my life – truly a gift that will keep on giving. Did I mention that I met this amazing couple through TOT? Jessie owns Posies Bakery in Kenton and in addition to serving on an early TOT committee, they have been TOT vendors. Then they bought and refurbished the amazing Society Hotel in Chinatown where they will be hosting a fabulous Blood Mary Party (for Beyond the Taste). So I am living proof that amazing things happen when you get involved at CBI and sometimes – just sometimes – the life you save may be your own. My life has obviously been transformed – now it’s your turn. Get involved; choose to make a difference. Whether you are the giver or the receiver, great things happen when we all come together. Just ask any of the members of this year’s TOT Committee: Robin and Steve McCoy – Chairs; Benjamin Ariff; Sue Aronowitz, Hannah Blackstein, Jordan Busch, Bonnie Davis, Anna Epstein, Andrew Galler, Ali and Judah Garfinkle, David and Tiffany Goldwyn, Paul Koenigsberg, Aaron Korach, Glen Levy, Ryan Pitman, Amy Remick, Jerami Schecter, Nate Smith, Joanne and Bill Treuhaft, and Tony Urdes.


Taste of Temple 2017 Vendors



Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Glen and Lisa Levy Jason Waxman

Michael 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 Audra and Andrew Galler Steve and Michelle Gradow Robin and Steve McCoy Sharon Meieran Rebecca Mischel and Andrew Olshin Debra and Roscoe Nelson Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall 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

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

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Developing CBI Beyond the Taste Parties 2017 Please visit to sign up for any of these parties under the “items” tab.


About the Salvage Supper Club Chef: A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, Lauren Chandler is a whole foods expert who has cooked at restaurants and taught culinary classes in Boston, New York & Oregon. Currently, she teaches clients through Lauren Chandler Cooks and develops and teaches culinary classes to future nutritionists and naturopathic physicians at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Lauren prepares plant based food that is so damn good, that Portland Food Writer Steven Shomler, “could eat every night and not miss meat.” Chef Lauren will prepare amazing food that will not only delight and nourish but will also shine a light on the untapped potential in our food systems. For a preview of what this special Beyond The Taste experience will be, and to get a sense of the type of dishes on the menu, check out

Come experience the privileges of membership for an evening with one of Oregon’s benchmark producers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - Domaine Serene. Join us for a private tasting event featuring our Prestige Collection and single vineyard wines. This elegant tasting will take place in our wine cave at our new clubhouse, scheduled to open this spring. Date: Sunday, June 4 Price: $72 per person Guests: 14/3 available Location: Domaine Serene Winery (Dayton, OR) Host: Domaine Serene Winery Donated By Domaine Serene Winery

RIDE THE TILLICUM BRIDGE (1) The most fun way you can ride is on three wheels! Come ride across the Tillicum Crossing Bridge and back on a recumbent trike. All fitness levels are welcome, as we ride on the bike paths and bike friendly streets only! After our ride, we will head back to Recumbent PDX bike shop and enjoy some nosh. Date: Sunday, June 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Price: $36 per person (18 or older) Guests: 6/5 available Location: Recumbent PDX Hosts: Janet Morgan & Mel Birge Donated By Mel Birge and Janet Morgan

RIDE THE TILLICUM BRIDGE (2) Another chance for fabulous three wheeled fun! All fitness levels are invited to ride across the bike-friendly Tillicum Crossing Bridge and head back to Recumbent PDX bike shop and enjoy some nosh. Date: Sunday, July 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Price: $36 per person (18 or older) Guests: 6/6 available Location: Recumbent PDX Hosts: Janet Morgan & Mel Birge Donated By Mel Birge and Janet Morgan

SALVAGE SUPPER CLUB Salvage Supperclub is the brainchild of Josh Treuhaft (Joanne & Bill Treuhaft’s son) who has curated and hosted this event in New York City and San Francisco to critical acclaim. The event has been featured on Discovery Channel, NPR’s The Salt and Food & Wine Magazine. This dining event will center around a multi-course vegetable focused, communal table meal where every course features ingredients that would otherwise have been neglected (like broccoli stems, or carrot greens, bruised apples, ugly or surplus produce, etc). Salvage Supperclub is not just about great food. The food is at the center of a dialogue about a more sustainable food system. Date: Saturday, July 22, 6:00 PM Price: $100/per person Guests: 16/4 available Location: Congregation Beth Israel Hosted and Donated by: Josh Treuhaft, Joanne & Bill Treuhaft, Hannah Treuhaft & Marc Blackstein and Lisa & Glen Levy

FOODS FROM NEW YORK Come spend a night in New York. Debbie and Randy Geller have lived in New York City and are eager to share their favorite foods. The focus will be on early immigrants to the lower east side including Jewish foods from Eastern Europe (deli, appetizing items, original knishes) as well as some items from their lower east side neighbors (Irish, German, Chinese, Italian). And don’t forget there will also be great drinks and desserts; not to mention a night with wonderful friends. Date: Saturday, July 29, 6:00 PM Price: $54 Guests: 16/7 available Location: home of Debbie and Randy Geller Hosts: Debbie and Randy Geller and Shoshanna Lansberg and Jeff Schwartz Donated By Debbie and Randy Geller

BE COOL IN OUR POOL Join us poolside for a family swim party with the ladies who put the cool in pool. Bring your swimsuit and we’ll provide food for a cookout (hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon, popsicles, etc.) And if you are really lucky, we might even demonstrate some of our award winning synchronized swim routines. Open to 15 families! Date: Saturday, July 29, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Price: $54 per family Guests: 15 families/9 available Location: Jeanne Newmark’s pool Hosts: Jeanne Newmark and Audra Galler Donated By Audra Galler and Jeanne Newmark

BLOODY MARY IS THE GIRL WE LOVE There’s no better way to start a Sunday morning than on the rooftop deck of the beautiful and historic Society Hotel, owned by our dear friends and CBI members Jonathan Cohen and Jessie Burke. Great memories will be created here! Please join us and be part of this ‘remembery’ as we enjoy a beautiful view with a delicious Bloody Mary (an/or an amazing mimosa), bagels and lox, mini pastries and a few of your new best friends. Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10:00-12:00 PM (the first day of Religious School) Price: $36/per person Guests: 25/12 available Location: The Society Hotel Hosts: Jonathan Cohen and Jessie Burke

May/June 2017



L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

HINEINU: We are Here, Together! We are pleased to have three cohorts to foster engagement among various constituencies in our congregation. The purpose of our Families, Adults +30 (in age or spirit), and Adults +50 cohorts is to provide opportunities for our congregants to gather together within or without the CBI campus to enjoy an activity and each other. You will be receiving, from time to time, information regarding upcoming events sponsored by our various cohorts. We have terrific leaders for each, Robin McCoy and Rachel Pollin for Families, Jan Cohen for +30s and Margie and Michael Anton for +50s, but the choice of activities and participation is up to each of you. Over the past year, our cohorts have enjoyed a variety of outings, including viewing exhibits at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Portland Art Museum, evenings at Jimmy Mak’s and Revolution Hall, enjoying movies and dinners together, and most recently, working together on Mitzvah Day. There is of course no obligation to participate, but we hope you may find events that will be of interest to you. And, most importantly, we need you to think about Hineinu when you learn of an upcoming event or place of interest you would enjoy sharing with other congregants. Please contact Tracy at to let your cohort know about your event, or reach out to your cohort leaders for planning advice. Keep in mind that this is a great opportunity to be with you friends and make new ones in our CBI community. You have no idea how many great people are here! You will have another opportunity to meet one another at the Hineinu sponsored BBQ Oneg following the June 16 Shabbat on the Plaza service, the first of the season. Created by our amazing Celebrations cohort led by Michelle Gradow, it will be a fun and delicious Oneg. Email Another great way to meet people is by joining our Greeters Cohort led by Jill Slansky. It’s a wonderful way to be a face of our congregation by greeting congregants and guests at our Friday evening Shabbat services and other services. Contact Jill at We have amazing opportunities to get to know one another better. Don’t miss out!

Mazel Tov to Carol Gordon Kutner on the March 8 birth of her first grandchild, Simon Everett Tokarski. Proud parents are Laura and Stephen Tokarski.

Celebrate a Century of Sisterhood with a Special Havdalah Saturday, May 6, 5:00 PM Lipman Foyer Please join us on May 6th for a retrospective look at a century of Sisterhood. We’ll gather at 5:00 in the Lipman Foyer for light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beautiful memories. A Havdalah service will follow.

25th Annual “Song of Miriam” Awards Brunch Sunday, June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Highway Join us as the Jewish Women’s Round Table presents the 25th Annual “Song of Miriam” Awards Brunch honoring outstanding women volunteers and Beth Israel Sisterhood’s Diane Lowensohn. Cost: Patron: $36, Regular: $25 if postmarked by May 24th. After May 24th the cost is $32, Children 12 & under: $10. Diane is always willing to step up and has been a member of Beth Israel Sisterhood for over thirty years. She has served in many different positions on the Board and she has volunteered countless times in countless ways. Make your check payable to JWRT. Send with your name, # tickets, and phone number to Jerrie Roth, 1231 SW Texas St., Portland, OR 97219. Questions: please call Jerrie Roth at 503-246-4367 or Leslye Epstein at 503-274-2151.

CBI Continues to Grow

CBI High School Seniors Jacob Adler and Claire Rosenfeld, who were honored on March 5 by the Oregon Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Jacob and Claire were each presented with the Harry Glickman Scholar Atlete Award at the MJCC’s annual Friends of the Center brunch. Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph, Rabbi Rachel Joseph, and Max Joseph on the March 10 birth of their grandson, nephew, and cousin, Aaron Bailey Grossman. Proud parents are Drs. Bethami and Leonid Grossman.

Condolences to

Chelsea Ferguson Zach and Holly Levow and family Ben Lunine and Genie Preisch and family Jon and Linda Twichell

Ron (Becky) Eiseman and Vivian Rappleya on the loss of their mother, Mark Eiseman on the loss of his grandmother, and the extended Eiseman family on the loss of Gerda Eiseman, who passed away on March 17, 2017.



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Emily Yeomans and family

Education Countdown to Camp Sababa! by Ben Sandler Education Director Summertime is camp time! For a day camp experience, I highly encourage families to check out CBI’s Camp Sababa. Camp Sababa is unique in that at its core is a new leadership experience for our rising eighth and ninth graders. The leadership skills they learn will serve them well especially as they move towards becoming Madrichim in our Religious School classrooms during the school year. These teens form a unique bond of friendship through the very real work of planning and leading a Jewish Day camp. During the Madrichim in training (MIT) week, campers both learn leadership skills and set off on adventures around the Portland Metro area. If you have a rising eighth or ninth grader, encourage them to talk with myself, Sarah, or Shoshanna in the Education office for more information. Teens who have been through the MIT week love it! For our kids entering Kindergarten-5th grades, Camp Sababa is an adventure around Portland, one that gives them the chance to get to know each other outside Religious School, making and strengthening friendships with Jewish CBI kids from around the city. With Jewish values at the core and teens as role models, the kids are having fun because the counselors are having fun and have taken care and pride in creating a great experience. Our Camp Directors have backgrounds both in camping and working in Jewish settings and are able to guide and advise the Madrichim making this camp experience an intentional learning environment with opportunities for personal growth for both campers and staff. Interested? Email me at See you this summer! Ben

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




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.

CBI’s 1st Annual Summer Coloring Contest Shabbat on the Plaza is coming, and we hope you are as excited as we are! We invite all CBI children to participate in our first-ever coloring contest. Pick up an entry form from Sarah at the Education Office or at the CBI Main Office, or ask Tracy ( for one via email. On the entry form, draw a picture illustrating what Shabbat on the Plaza means to you and your family. Return the form to Sarah in the Education office by May 14, the final day of Religious School, look forward to seeing your art promoted throughout the summer, and maybe even win a prize!

May/June 2017


Social Action

We want you! YOUR SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU! The Social Action Committee at CBI has a full calendar of events every year, which we could not do without you. These events change the lives of those we help as well as our own. We need MORE volunteers to support our activities, as well as help develop and implement new activities for causes that indulge our passion for social justice. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room — we hope to see you there.

ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES Most recently, we have begun to actively lobby our state legislature on issues of importance to our community. This year we had our second annual CBI Lobbying Day. A small group of CBI congregants travelled with Rabbi Joseph to Salem to visit with five state legislators and delivered a letter to all legislators requesting that the state budget be a “moral” one that does not negatively affect the poorest among us. We also spoke in support of sensible gun control initiatives that are passing through the legislature this session.

Here is a short overview of our regular activities.

NW TOWERS AND ANNEX Helping our neighbors in the NW Towers and Annex is a cornerstone of our activities. This apartment complex houses more than 150 people who are low or no income, many of whom are elderly or disabled. Our activities are very appreciated (and always acknowledged) and we have developed close relationships with a number of residents. We focus most of our efforts on the more than twenty children who live with their families in the NW Annex including staffing weekly tutoring sessions, providing school supplies and a new pair of boots or a coat each winter, and giving each child a personalized Christmas gift. Importantly, we purchased Chromebooks for older children who needed them to get their schoolwork done. One of our most important jobs is helping the residents pick up perishable food every Sunday that would otherwisebe discarded by Trader Joe’s. This donation was organized by a resident of NW Towers who then asked the SAC to help provide transportation of up to 30 crates of fresh food weekly to the Towers. The food is then distributed for free to residents. The SAC also coordinates many other activities at NW Towers and Annex including at least 3 full meals (at Mitzvah Day, a Summer BBQ, and Thanksgiving Dinner), underwriting food and decoration costs for resident events (such as a New Year’s Eve party and Mother’s Day brunch) and other activities as requested.


FUNDS FOR FOOD Oregon continues to be troubled by food insecurity. Each year we ask for your support for our local Food Pantries (Lift Urban Portland and Sunshine Pantry). Our most recent Funds for Food program at last year’s High Holidays generated more than $7,000 in donations. That is equivalent to more than 15,000 individual meals. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity.

DONATIONS TO WORTHY CAUSES We are lucky enough to be able to support a few worthy causes each year, as voted on by the SAC. Our donations average $1,000 each and this year included Camp Rosenbaum, CODA, Inc., Community Warehouse, Israel Religious Action Center, Jewish Family and Child Services, Lift Urban Portland, Meals on Wheels, New City Initiative, New Israel Fund, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Sunshine Pantry, Tuv Ha’aretz (Jewish Farm Box), and Urban Gleaners.

A favorite of our community, Mitzvah Day is always crowded with congregants of all ages. On this day, more than fifteen activities support good works throughout our community. Activities range from preparing meals for Caring Cooking, cleaning and organizing the Lift Urban Portland and Sunshine Pantry, to cleaning the CBI cemetery and preparing materials for donation. A special Family Mitzvah Center allows for small children to participate in a variety of projects designed just for them. Mitzvah Day is planned and implemented by CBI volunteers every year and, if you want to be part of the planning just let us know.


Congregation Beth Israel

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. May 5 and 6 Lenore Abrams Melvin Alifanz Ruth Besser Jerome Blattner Jay Delman Betty Miriam Edelman E. Ike Eshaghian Zanley F. Galton, Sr. Albert H. Ganz Maurice O. Georges Paul Georges Thomas T. Georges, Jr. Harry I. Gevurtz* Robert Gilbert Magdalena Gottesman Joseph Hasson Millie Holzman Kevin Andrew Horenstein Roberta Hunt Maurie Jacobs* Albert George Kantor* Berenice Kaplan William Katz Rachael Kohen Sophie Kohen Jacob Lauterstein* Mitzi Layton Julius Levenson* Charles Levine Phyllis Lieppman Beverly Lipman Jessie Ludwig Rywka Mendelsohn Myerna Michaels Murray Neidich Thomas John Nelson Arden New Harold Newman* Sidney H. Newman Edward P. Nudelman Sophie Marie Olshin Howard Overback Lucy Sue Overback Ira Peterman Max Planer Sam Rosenbaum Diana Harrison Rosenfield Alan Ruben Jerome Rubenstein Helen Schnitzer Jim Spitzer Pua Vilner Milton Waldinger

May 12 and 13 Harry Arnsberg Philip Blank Roland Bonamici Anselm Boskowitz Henry Braunsten* Sidney Chucker Elliott Cohen Andrew Abe Crystal Helen H. Director* Leah Estrin Evelyn Freeman Harold Gaffen Evelyn Georges Rose M. Golby* Alfred Goldfaden David H. Greenberg* Joseph Haas Isador Hoffman Hyman Kaplan Sally Sophia Kirshner Ruth Kraminsky Jack Lazarus Ken Lefkowitz Rose Mirviss Lenske Sheina Esther Levin Bessie Little Michael Thomas Makler* Gertrude Mills Jennie Nudelman Ludmilla Julia Pitkin Solomon Plushnick Regina Ginsberg Riggs Meier Rosencrantz Louis M. Rosencrantz Marvin Rubens Moussa Sabi Rudy Spring Stanley I. Steinberg Martin Tragarz Sol Treuhaft Phyllis Green Weidenbaum Martha Whiteley Bertha Woolach Min Zidell May 19 and 20 Pauline Barkley Ralph Albert Benaroya* Lois Berlin* Bert Berliner Oscar Berman* Seymour Berns Gertrude Chucker Ruth Dickstein

Solomon Fishman Frances Freedman Nellie Friedman May Berenson Georges Sam Gordon Milton Horenstein Edward Hupert Sue Hupert Sidney Kaufman Angela Kellner Susanne Lewis Bernice Lubetkin Margaret Matje Fortuna Menashe Ruth Radtke Selma Robinson Louis Romoff Jean W. Rothenberg Adolph J. Schneider* Eva Schneider* Sandy Spitzer Colin F. Stoloff Israel Wald Sidney J. Weiner Rose Weintraub Abe “Al� Wexler* Hiram Whiteley Morris Wolf* Alfred S. Wolfe May 26 and 27 Max Arnsberg Fannie Baron Sylvia Bartenstein Aaron Blauer Joseph M. Constantine* Leonard L. Dotson Marianne Feldman Sylvia Feller Morris Fleisher Anna Friedman Arthur W. Frisch Philip Gelber Sheldon Geller Joseph Goldsmith Albert L. Green* Charlotte Haimsohn* Minnie Joseph Opal G. Katzky Shirley Kaufman Eddie Koslowski Maurice Kramer Ceil Levy Elise Rosenblum Light Miriam S. Lipman*

Martin Miller Gus Mueller Samuel R. Planer Jacob Platt* Sylvia Press Edward A. Rosenfeld David Rubin* Samuel Saltzman* Miriam Kaplan Schwartz Phyllis Shapiro Alan Sigelman Adrienne F. Stenger Anna R. Tobias Geraldine Warenback Charlene Weinstein Jacob Weiss Samuel Zeidman June 2 and 3 Muriel Anton Adrienne Levin Arnsberg* Leah Blank Christopher Glen Brooks Rabbi Moshe Cahana Jerry Canton Sally De Leon Simon Director* Pauline Eisenman Phillip Epstein Bernice Feibleman Leah Feinstein Dov Feuer Cecile Ecker Frank Herman Gadye Albert G. Gilbert* Bernard Goldberg Florence Golub Charles L. Greenblatt Gloria DeDuke Hess* William Andersen Kaa Harold Kaplan Arthur Katzky Mary Rebecca Kinspel Janice Kohler Martin Krys Anna Krys Rachella Meekcoms Kryszek Paul Lamfrom Justin Landauer Cerdell Lennis Joseph Lewis Pearl Lipkin Robert Dean Lipman* Stuart Little Edith Lok-Schwartz continued on p. 10

May/June 2017


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Robert MacDougall Roslyn G. Maizels Patsy Mattila Harold Orr Sylvia Paley Sara Papka Dolores Passamaneck Irving Pentelnik Dorothy Rogel Edward E. Rosenbaum Marvin Rosenberg Rose L. Rosencrantz* Max Rubenstein Melvin Rubin Marjorie Saltzman Jack Saltzman Ida Saperstein Lester Seinfeld Sylvia Seinfeld Gertrude Semler* Sylvia Shlim* Robert C. Stenger Alan Baron Tonkin* Abe Weiner Edward Weiss Joseph Werlin Lawrence Wilk Ronald Yankowitz Louis Zacks June 9 and 10 Laila Aarnas Isaac Adler Ted Balmforth Henry S. Blauer* Esta Brown Arthur Cohen Robert Cohen Jack L. Davis* Judith Dreier Mike (Milton) Drucker Dorothy Durkheimer Hedy Farkas Karl S. Frey Isadore L. Golby* Charles Greenblatt Marlene Jacoby Florence M. Kane Jack J. Karlin Sadie Shapiro Kaufman* Su Kawamoto Delphine Levenson* Sydelle Levine Elizabeth Lipman

Martha Beatrice Martin Roger Seller Meier Benjamin Oseran Mark Platman Susan Platt Rose Popick Robert Radding Shirley Robinowitz Roger Ruby Leonard E. Schnitzer* Babette Schnitzer* Jack B. Schwartz Nathan Shapiro Joseph Shemanski* Arthur Tarlow William L. Unger Joshua Weiner Bonita Weinstein Irving David Wilson* Heddy Winterman Pauline Bercovitz Wright* Becky Zeldin Richard Zimmerman June 16 and 17 Irving I. Ail Benjamin Becker Alec L. Black* Edis Cohen Morris Dennison Joseph Edelstein Marjorie Frank Gertrude N. Genecov Leslie G. Gilbert* Shirley Gittelsohn Elizabeth Goldfaden Samuel Goldman Morris A. Goldstein* Leona Hoffman Barbara Hurwitz Maurice Kaplan Leo Katzky Henry Kavitt* Irwin Koenigsberg Maurice Krass Irvin Layton David Light James M. Marks Helen Mittleman* Belle Morrison Victor A. Nudelman* Susan Overbeck Clara Roth David Rubin

Hy Samuels* Roseanne Saunders Joachim J. Jack Schneider Bertha Senders* Gussie Seres Ruth Sheinin Jack Sheinin* Henry Sholkoff Edward T. Sigell Rose Sobelman Jamie Stadig Abraham Tobin Lillian Lisa Wax Hannah Zell June 23 and 24 Elinor Adler Kathleen Andrianoff Richard Berman* Gordon Brandies Ida Brenner Tillie Driesen Sylvia Canton Edelman Melvin Feinstein Vera Hoffman Fine* William Gittelsohn Leo Gold Jeffrey Gradow Charlotte Greenberg Claire Grossman Harry B. Harrison Robert Hartzman William Hill-Parks Jack Hirsch Sylvia Holzman Flora Velt Kirk Mollie Paulowitz Klein Jacob Leo Krane Irving Krosner Helen Lauterstein Henrietta Margulis* Alex E. Miller* Malcolm Pike Lois Poplack Abe Puziss Betty Raskin Florence Robinson Sidney Rosen Leon Semler Bruce Lyle Sheinin* Iris Rita Sherman Rubin B. Shulman Mildred Leshgold Sidell* Rose L. Sigell

(*) 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

Lillian Sussman Helen Svidlow Audrey Tannenbaum Joseph Tobias Doris Hahn Treuhaft Stanley H. Wald Alan Weiner Robert Weintein June 30 and July 1 Jean Adler Rhoda Aiken Sara Arnsberg Edward K. Berg* Daniel Jeremy Berkson Esther Berman* Laura Bolliger Thea Cohen Eugene E. Cohn* Mary Collins Jerry M. Colton* Sasha Drutter Linda Feidelson Julius C. Friendly* Bertha Graber Gale Grossman Gloria John Carol Jones Krakauer William Lawrence Klein* Fanny E. Kowitt* Charles Irving Kwartler Celia Lazarus Dorothy Morgenstern Bonnie Naftalin Marian Ovitz Anna Richman Ann Romain Alex Rubin Rose Rudman Jerome Salomon Rebecca Samuels Herbert Savage Carolyn See* Rose Silberman Paul Sonnes Babette Strauss* Sarah Utay Lena Von Flue Eleanor Wishengrad Simon Wolfe

Very Thoughtful People

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of Eugene Bartenstein Lynne Bartenstein and Dan Heims Valerie, sister of Ilene Davidson Jim and Ilene Davidson In Honor of Gerry Leshgold’s 98th birthday Betty Feinberg

Allison B. Cohen Madrichim Training and Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Elliot Cohen Francine Fejes Rhonda, Kenny, and Andrew Cohen Fanny Gradow Steve, Michelle, and Mallory Gradow

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Jerry Feuer Donna Brownstein Anita Joseph Gevurtz John and Myra Gevurtz Augusta Jaffe Elaine Savinar Diane Friedman McCullough Barbara Glazer Rose Naftalin Sandra Lewis James Rosenbaum Edward A Rosenfeld Elise R Rosenfeld Anna Tobias Robert Tobias

Amy R. Goldsmith Library In Memory of Charlotte Galton Zanley Galton, Sr Claire and Zanley Galton Hyman Kaplan Arthur Kaplan

Caring Community In Memory of Barbara Bloom Tammy Kramer

Bernice Bloom Wendy and Bob Steinberg Charles Domsky The Father of Michelle-Shari Kruss Robert Kravitz In Honor of Mark and Randie Peterson, Bobbie Goldstein – “In honor of your kindness, support and love” Bob Kravitz

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Edward Aiken Rhoda Aiken Teddy Aiken Joy Alkalay Pierce Ethier Fannie Baron Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Harriet Bodner George Bodner Gerda Eiseman Maddie Nelson Gerel Blauer Milton G Druck Betty and Jackie Druck Howard Fenton Scott and Carol Fenton Albert L Green Gerel Blauer Alan Lundberg Michael, Tim, Becky, and Adam Tannenbaum Jessie Ludwig Shar and Len Ludwig Fortuna Menashe Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Sam Menashe Ruben Menashe Marv Rubens Naomi Strauss Ruth Semler Henry and Helen Spivak Alysme and Victor Nudelman Spivak Family Ruth Semler Henry and Helen Spivak Alysme and Victor Nudelman Helen Spivak z”l Mildred and Norris Schnitzer Susan Schnitzer and Greg Goodman Jeanne and Lenny Marks Dori Schnitzer and Mark Brown

Marvin Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Marvin Tonkin Rena and Cheryl Tonkin David and Daniel Lerner General Contribution Given By Susan Dee Schnitzer Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary

In Memory of Ernest Bonyhadi Mark Bonyhadi Paul Frisch Nancy Frisch Robert Hampel Rosalyn Hampel Molly Handelman Irv and Gail Handelman Helen R. Lachman Don and Karen Lachman Max Lehmann Mark and Diana Bonyhadi David Rosenfeld Lynn and Marshall Langfeld Edward Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Alan Ruben Louise Ruben and Family Harry and Jean Rubenstein – “In loving memory” Tina and Jay Lamb Helen Esther Semler Spivak Helen Spivak z”l Tarelyn Weisberg Lynne and Craig Greenberg Don R. Williams Megan Brown In Appreciation of Rabbi Cahana Lynne and Craig Greenberg For Louis Poplack’s funeral service Jim Poplack Rabbi Cahana – “for conducting the service at Gerda’s internment” Ron and Becky Eiseman Vivian Rappleya General Contribution Given By Steven Ungar

May/June 2017

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Philip B Feldman Mark and Diana Bonyhadi Paul Frisch Nancy Frisch Karen Hirsch John Hirsch Miriam Labovitz Rachel Halupowski Melvin Lertzman Alan and Lynn Lertzman Mollie Lertzman Alan Lertzman Rywka Mendelsohn Sylvia Nessan Maddie Nelson Pat and Steve Bilow In Appreciation of Cantor Cahana – “for conducting the service at Gerda’s funeral” Ron and Becky Eiseman Vivian Rappleya Rabbi Joseph Discretionary

In Memory of Adam Davis on his 18th Birthday Bonnie, Barry, Jeremy, and Jordan Davis Sue Halupowski Rachel Halupowski Harry and Jean Rubenstein – “In loving memory” Tina and Jay Lamb In Appreciation Rabbi Joseph Janet Hupert Friedman General Contribution Given By Joan Marilyn

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Stuart Karlin Alice and Michael Powell Madaline Pitkin Ludmilla Julia Pitkin Steve and Natalie Maizels

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Very Thoughtful People General Administrative

In Memory of Deborah Arron Judith K Feinstein and family Florence Caplan Berman Janice Slonecker Berman Theodore R Blank Jeanne Rittmaster Bernice Bloom Lance and Mary Steinberg Mr. Abe Freedman Victoria Pullman Jerry Bercovitz Robert Gilbert Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Annette Goldschmidt Neil and Diana Goldschmidt Benjamin Isenberg Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Helen Lachman Arthur Rosenfeld Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Ron Matin Essie Matin Harry and Joanne Glickman Samuel Moment Roger Moment Maddie Nelson Beverly Kivel Madeline Nelson Suzan and Norman Wapnick Mariam Neuwelt Elizabeth and Edward Neuwelt Dr. Leonard B Rose Beatrice K Rose, MD Goldie Rosenbaum William Rosenbaum David Rosenfeld Sally Rosenfeld Maurice J Roth The Reiter Family Trust Joseph C Seres Nathan Brodat Joel L Seres Jim Spitzer Tom and Mardi Spitzer Tarelyn Weisberg Craig and Lynne Greenberg Harold F Wendel Lawrence and Susan Black Charlene Weinstein Jeff and Sherri Weinstein In Honor of Rose’s Birthday The Kashinsky Family Essie Matin Ronald Matin Joanne and Harry Glickman In Appreciation of Marge Congress Mary Frieder General Contribution Given By Glen and Lisa Levy Paul L Weiden, MD

Hineinu Community Engagement Fund

In Memory of Jack, brother of Ilene Davidson Madeline, mother of Ilene Davidson Jim and Ilene Davidson


Stanley Lewis Sandra Lewis James Rosenbaum Marion Robiner David and Liz Lippoff

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund In Memory of Harold Newman Sidney Garfield Jill Ann Slansky

Helen Spivak Carolyn and Eldon Wexler Henry Spivak Jacqueline R Spivak Captain Yussie Epstein Helen Spivak z”l Abe and Gilda Wexler Henry and Helen Spivak Jackie Spivak Spivak Family

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Joyce Singer Sue Albert Joyce Singer Madeline Nelson Alan and Lana Miller In Honor of Sisterhood Shabbat Sue Albert Sue Albert’s birthday Alan and Lana Miller

In Memory of Abe Vidgoff Robin Mesher

Social Action (General)

Oseran Family Lecture In Memory of Edward Cohn Jr Margery Cohn Roberta Hunt Ilaine Cohen and family Harry Rubenstein Davia and Ted Rubenstein Joyce Singer Madeline Nelson Henry and Nancy Oseran


In Memory of Ruth Semler Henry and Helen Spivak Alysme and Victor Nudelman Spivak Family

Rosenfeld Family Assistant/ Associate Rabbi Fund

In Memory of Louis Tobin Marvin Diamond Philip Caplan Tillie Caplan Tammy Kramer In Honor of The birth of Ashley Spitzer and Graham Petersen’s daughter Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Joseph Hasson Ms Margaret Hasson Miriam Kornberg Murial Berman Avrel Nudelman Beverly Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell Ruth Semler Burton H Berman Leslie Berman and family

In Memory of Joyce M Cohen Syril Garfinkle Drs. Eileen and Joseph Kane Leah Epsteen Leah Korach Marvin and Lesley Korach Lotte Essenhardt Gerda Eiseman z”l Morris Kunowski Eddie Koslowski Henry C Kunowski Maddy Nelson Gerda Eiseman Lore Labby Miriam Cohen Margulies Joyce Loeb Julius Martel Rochelle Kantor Dr and Mrs Gary and Sheryl Martel Oscar Overback Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Max Packouz Regina Light Dorothy and Ray Packouz Jim Richman Mimi Richman Nate Ross Naomi Strauss Louis Romoff Marian Creamer Elisabeth W Solomon Mary Willer Richard B Solomon In Honor of Beverly Galen Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Harry Glickman’s recovery – “Get well” Sanford and Elaine Weinstein Paul Romain – in honor of his birthday Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold General Contribution Given By John and Sarah Epstein Claire Willett


In Memory of Lois Berlin Adolph J Schneider Eva Schneider Susan and Stuart Shleifer

Congregation Beth Israel

Pauline Berne Howard Fenton Gussie Maisel Lee and Frank Berne Betty Edelman Edelman Family Dr. David Ellner Janet E LaRossa Lester Estrin Audre Estrin Flora Freidenrich Esther Flaxman Jane Flaxman Conny Frisch LouAnn Frisch Paul Frisch Bunny and Jerry Sadis Israel Klein Marilyn and Hans Grunbaum Ida Kleinrock Stuart Peltz Leslie and Robert Peltz Marie and Paul Lamfrom Sonia and Harry Labby Arnold and Eva Labby Milton and Nettie Margulis Sue Friedman Miriam Cohen Margulies Joyce Loeb Madeline Nelson Jeanne Newmark Madeline Nelson R Rosenfeld Madeline Nelson William Katz Pearl Trachtenberg Gerson Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Roland Richman Jim and Michael Richman Korpel Rosenbaum Roger and Michelle Baron Mary Rosenberg Jerome Holzman Paul Frisch Melvin Breuer Renee and Irwin Holzman Morris Saffron Ruth Gassner Mark Saul Davia and Ted Rubenstein Johan Isador and Rebecka Segalowicz Bernard Pinsky Leonora Pinsky Susan Gerson Stanley Steinberg Ilene Goldberg Charlotte Stern Rick and Kay Stern Jerome Stolzhoff Bunny Edelson Gene Marie Strauss Naomi Strauss Seymour Utay Evelyn Laster Beatrice Weiner William and Beverly Galen Al Wexler Carolyn and Eldon Wexler Julius Zell Maurie Jacobs Beverly and Marty Zell

Very Thoughtful People In Honor of Barbara Caplan in honor of her birthday Jerry Leshgold in honor of his birthday Beverly Galen in honor of her birthday Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Jerry Leshgold in honor of his birthday Bev and Bill Galen Eve Rosenfeld in honor of her birthday Andrea Overbeck

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Phil Blank Gertrude Mils Owen and Lynn Blank Leonard Dotson Louis Zacks Paul and Sherry Puziss Lloyd G Miller Diana Lynne Miller Cornell Edward A Rosenfeld Carol and David Baker In Honor of Davia Rubenstein Barbara and Barry Caplan

Spear Research Library In Memory of Adrienne Byer Howard and Raquel Byer General Contribution Given By John and Sarah Epstein

Temple Improvement In Memory of Julius Zell Milton Zell Janet Zell

Tom Georges III Memorial Fund

In Memory of Tom Georges Sandra Lewis James Rosenbaum

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

Tom Georges Avrel Nudelman Tom Georges Jr May Georges Maddie Nelson Linda Georges Maddie Nelson Jen and Howard Feldman

Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Facilities Fund In Memory of Harold Schnitzer Richard and Jill Edelson General Contribution Given By Carol Lewis

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

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship

In Memory of Rose Veltman Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman, Louis Feldman, Jacob and Noah Feldman Rosella Horowitz Werlin Joella Werlin In Honor of Ben Glover Jacob Feldman Harper Lombard Jacob Feldman Sophia Rosicky Jacob Feldman Ike Salinsky Jacob Feldman Noah Schoenbaum Jacob Feldman Ira Smith Jacob Feldman Maya Sykes Jacob Feldman Devin Von Arx Jacob Feldman

In Memory of Herman Margolis Deanne Rubinstein Gerda Eiseman Stuart and Nikki Director Jack Rosen Neal and Lisa Rosen In Honor of Stuart and Nikki Director – on their 50th anniversary Gerel Blauer In Appreciation of Shirley Mark Stuart and Nikki Director

Simon & Helen Director Endowment In Memory of Harold Schnitzer Arlene Schnitzer Harold Heldfond Harold Schnitzer Cameron Davis

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Edith Maizels Richard and Harriet Maizels Madeline Brill Nelson Tammy Kramer Jack Sadis Bunny and Jerry Sadis

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life In Memory of Fred J Baron Roger and Michelle Baron Rachael and Sophie Kohen Megan Brown Madeline Nelson Bunny and Jerry Sadis Leah Rosenbaum Roger Baron Edith Roshberg Phoebe Eskenazi

General Contribution Given By John and Sarah Epstein

Prayer Book

In Memory of Bernie Caplan Tammy Kramer Benjamin Isenberg Hyman Isenberg Janice Isenberg Angela Kellner Cristina Draghicescu Sybil Samuels Ilaine Cohen and family General Contribution Given By Margaret Davis

Service to the Blind

In Memory of Lily Karansky Harry Karansky Ann Surick Sivia Kaye Gloria Londer Etta Constantine Bertrand Constantine Steve and Elaine Kantor Maddie Nelson Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe Gladys G Trachtenberg John L and Barbara J Trachtenberg In Honor of Rena Tonkin Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe

Sisterhood Furnishings In Memory of Genevieve Himelstein David and Shawn Looney

Sisterhood Lubliner Leadership Fund

In Memory of Sylvia Bartenstein Lynne Bartenstein and Dan Heims Rita Lubliner Norman and Nancy Higby Madeline Nelson Naomi Strauss

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 & 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

Clergy & Communications Assistant Chelsea Ferguson

May/June 2017

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif Facilities Staff Perry Meekins, Facilities Manager Tony Bennett Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young

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


May 2017

Iyyar-Sivan 5777


MONDAY 1  Iyyar 5

TUESDAY 2  Iyyar 6

WEDNESDAY 3  Iyyar 7

PJ Library Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 5:00 PM MJCC




4  Iyyar 8

5  Iyyar 9

6  Iyyar 10

IHP (Last Thursday Class) 4:30 PM SEC

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Louis Philip 10:30 AM Temple Celebrate a Century of Sisterhood with a Special Havdalah 5:00 PM LF

7  Iyyar 11

8  Iyyar 12

9  Iyyar 13

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC

10  Iyyar 14

11  Iyyar 15

12  Iyyar16

13  Iyyar 17

Adult Education: Frontiers of Judaism 7:00 PM PC

Executive Committee 12:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

159th Annual Meeting 5:00 PM GH

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Grant McFeeters-Krone 10:30 AM Temple

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

Shir Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

14  Iyyar 18

15  Iyyar19

Last Day of Religious School

Reading: Blue-Eyed Black Boy 7:30 PM BA

16  Iyyar 20

17  Iyyar 21

18  Iyyar 22

19  Iyyar 23

20  Iyyar 24

Adult Education Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service and High School Graduation 6:00 PM Temple

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Naomi Lewin 10:30 AM Temple

Religious School (K-7) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM SEC Midrasha (grades 8-12) 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM SEC

21  Iyyar 25

22  Iyyar 26

23  Iyyar 27

Next Gen Group 12:45 PM SBR

28  Sivan 3

24  Iyyar 28

25  Iyyar 29

26  Sivan 1

27  Sivan 2

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

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Eliana Lefkowitz 10:30 AM Temple

29  Sivan 4

30  Sivan 5

31  Sivan 6

Memorial Day: Offices Closed

Erev Shavout

Shavout: Offices Closed

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SBR Erev Shavuot/Confirmation 6:00 PM Temple

PJ Havdalah 5:00 PM

Shavuot Lunch & Learn 12:00 PM SBR

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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Congregation Beth Israel

June 2017 SUNDAY

4  Sivan 10

Sivan-Tamuz 5777 MONDAY

5  Sivan 11


6  Sivan 12

Sisterhood’s 25 Annual Song of Miriam Awards Brunch 10:00 AM MJCC th





1  Sivan 7

2  Sivan 8

3  Sivan 9

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Sabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Julian Popowich 10:30 AM Temple

7  Sivan 13

8  Sivan 14

9  Sivan 15

10  Sivan 16

Social Action Meeting 5:30 PM SBR

Executive Committee 12:00 PM SBR

Last Day of Preschool

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC Tour of the Oregon Historical Society Archives 2:00 pm Offsite Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Kaplan 5:00 PM Temple

11  Sivan 17

12  Sivan 18

13  Sivan 19

14  Sivan 20

15  Sivan 21

16  Sivan 22

17  Sivan 23

Adult Education Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

All Hineinu Shabbat on the Plaza 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Abraham Kushner 10:30 AM Temple Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Claire Luboff 5:00 PM Temple

18  Sivan 24

19  Sivan 25

20  Sivan 26

21  Sivan 27

22  Sivan 28 Adult Education: In the Heat of the Summer 7:00 PM PC

25  Tamuz 1

26  Tamuz 2

27  Tamuz 3

28  Tamuz 4

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 PM SBR

29  Tamuz 5

23  Sivan 29 Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

24  Sivan 30 Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Darvy Gould 10:30 AM Temple

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

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

Shabbat on the Plaza!

June 16, 30 • July 14, 28 • August 11, 25 • September 1, 8

May/June 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 Jeff Capen - Brotherhood President


Shabbat on the Plaza

Shabbat on the Plaza, Congregation Beth Israel’s much-loved summer tradition, returns! Every Shabbat on the Plaza service features music, mingling, and a comfortably shaded area and water for anyone who may need it (weather permitting). We’d love for you to join us!

June 16, 30 • July 14, 28 • August 11, 25 • September 1, 8

Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879


Congregation Beth Israel

May/June 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the May/June 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform syn...

May/June 2017 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the May/June 2017 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform syn...