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B’nei Mitzvah Eliana Sarah Schwartz Eliana Sarah Schwartz became Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 15. Eliana is the daughter of Shoshanna Lansberg and Jeffrey Schwartz and the older sister of Gabriela and Aaron Schwartz. She loves theater and filmmaking and is an 8th Grader at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy. For her Mitzvah Project, Eliana will collect donations for the Sunshine Pantry (, an organization that provides food, amenities, housewares, and clothing to people in need from all over Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Sophie Dale Wand Sophie Dale Wand became Bat Mitzvah on October 22. She is the daughter of Jordan and Gina, and the proud older sister of Lily. Sophie is an 8th grader at Catlin Gabel School and has been a CBI community member since she was three years old. For her Mitzvah Project, Sophie chose to combine her thirst for knowledge with her love of children by volunteering and working on projects at KairosPDX, a non-profit charter school within the Portland Public School system committed to eliminating racial, achievement, and opportunity gaps.

Jacob Feldman Jacob Colton Feldman became Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, October 29. Jacob is the son of Louis and Risa Feldman, brother of Noah Feldman, and grandson of Janet and Jack Feldman (of Downers Grove, IL) and Marcia and Jerry (z’l) Colton (of Gresham, OR). He is a seventh grader at Cedar Park Middle School. For his Mitzvah Project, Jacob has decided to continue his longstanding tradition of gathering “new” stuffed animals for the children who are spending time at the Ronald McDonald Houses of Portland and Southwest Washington. Many years ago, Jacob chose to forgo birthday gifts and collect donations; this will be his seventh year of working with The Ronald McDonald House. During the year, he seeks out and purchases stuffed animals for the children who often face difficult medical challenges. The opportunity to pick a new ‘friend’ to help them through these difficult times can be priceless.


Devin Von Arx Devin Von Arx will become Bat Mitzvah on November 5. A student at Lake Oswego Junior High, she is working with the Philip Foster Farm Historic Site for her Mitzvah Project. The Philip Foster Farm Historic Site preserves, promotes, and interprets Oregon history, focusing on the Oregon Trail and pioneer life. They serve a wide audience of school field trips, general public, and retirement center field trips. Devin is working to improve event and field trip experiences for visitors to the site to help people better enjoy and appreciate history.

Noah Schoenbaum Noah Schoenbaum will become Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 12. Noah is the son of Dan and Tricia Schoenbaum and brother of Emma, age 11. Noah is a new member at Congregation Beth Israel and a 7th Grader at Lake Oswego Junior High School. Noah and his family very recently moved (back) to Lake Oswego after spending five years in Woodside, California. Noah is an avid soccer player and also enjoys a variety of other sports including snowboarding, basketball and football. He also enjoys reading, traveling, boating and X-box. Noah is looking forward to spending the remainder of his 7th grade year planning and executing a Mitzvah Project to support the availability of sports to underprivileged children.

Emma Rae Snell Emma Rae Snell will become Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, November 19. Emma is the daughter of Michelle and Joe Snell and younger sister of Shaena . Her grandparents are Nick and Sanny Snell of Portland, Oregon, Gail Taback of Kirkland, Washington and Harvey Taback (z’l). She is proud to be a third generation member of Congregation Beth Israel. Emma is a 7th Grader at Cedar Park Middle School. For her Mitzvah Project, Emma and her friends volunteered with Project Lemonade. Project Lemonade supports and promotes confidence in foster youth. Each August youth ages five through twenty shop for free back to school clothes in their pop-up shop. Each foster youth chooses his or her own new or nearly new outfits, accessories and shoes.

Ani Rose Posner Ani Posner will become Bat Mitzvah on November 26. Ani is the daughter of Jason Posner and Lisa Rockower, and big sister to Kira. Ani is a student at Robert Gray Middle School. She has spent time since the beginning of the 5th grade volunteering weekly at Bridlemile Elementary School with the great kids in Room 7, the special education classroom. This is an ongoing Mitzvah Project for Ani, who loves spending time with these wonderful students and teachers.

Congregation Beth Israel

Upcoming Events UPCOMING EVENTS: CBI Book Group Sunday, November 6, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Please join us for a discussion of The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret.

Jews and the American Frontier


Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel, Schnitzer Family Center Presenter: Bob Kravitz

Ahava Reads

Jewish Book Celebration is open to everyone! Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Bob Kravitz, CBI congregant and docent at the National Museum of American Jewish History, will walk us through a lesser-known facet of the American Jewish experience. In 1654, Jewish history in America began with the first settlement in New Amsterdam, and to this day, many believe that the “authentic” American Jewish experience remains at heart a New York story. In this program, we will look more broadly the ways that place and opportunity shaped the experiences of Jewish migrants as Americans and as Oregonians in an expanding nation. We’ll address topics as wide ranging as the role of the Jewish peddler in frontier America and the part that Jewish Oregonians played in shaping communities, institutions, and identities. Sharing of personal family histories is encouraged.

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Discuss Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites, a forbidden love story in early 1800’s. Sip d’Vine, 7829 SW Capital Highway, Portland Congregation Shaarie Torah

Pageturners: The Marriage of Opposites

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd., Portland Hillsdale Library Pageturners

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

Sunday, November 13, 10:30 am Join Ron Silver and Eric Kimmel for salty tales of the Jewish pirates who found revenge as they raised havoc in the Spanish New World. Mirabella Tower, 3550 SW Bond Ave. Portland Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Neveh Shalom, Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Pissarro, Pinot & Palette: Impressionism and Beyond

Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 - 9:30 pm Join Jeffery Hall, an accomplished local artist, who will talk about his work and how it relates to The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Also participate in a painting instruction session. Cost: $36 MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland Mittleman Jewish Community Center

A Kippah in the Caribbean (2015 movie in Dutch with English subtitles)

Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 pm Explore the culture of Caribbean Jews from Portugal, The Netherlands, and Brazil, to Curaçao, Suriname, Aruba and the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius. Havurah Shalom, 824 NW 18th Ave., Portland General Public: $8; Members: $5; Students: $5 Free for Wednesday night religious school students Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Havurah Shalom, and Institute for Judaic Studies

For all the details: November 2016


Developing CBI Come Together NOW by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director In true CBI tradition, many of our most loyal and generous donors Came Together on September 18 for our annual fall fundraiser. With the enthusiasm of Chairs Bianca and Tony Urdes and the support of Development Chair David Goldwyn, the CBI Development Committee and Come Together Committee volunteers, this event raised over $230,000! In addition to an evening filled with wonderful music by Britishmania, the Urdes, Alina Aliyar and David Bean shared personal stories highlighting how Congregation Beth Israel has impacted their lives. It is these CBI tales that truly reveal how special our community is and the difference getting that engaged and involved can make.

So many of us have CBI tales to tell: just ask the over three hundred children currently enrolled in our Religious School. Ask the sixty-five youth in our NIFTY program or the thirty-seven Madrichim teaching and tutoring the next generation while learning how exciting it is to get their first pay checks. Join the over four hundred people attending one of our creative and innovative family services for the High Holy days or any of the nine Shabbat on the Plaza services we held this past summer. All of these experiences are made possible by the funding we raise through our Every Family Initiative (EFI) campaign as well as our two major fun(d)raisers. But wait – there are more programs and services your generosity makes possible. Hinenu, CBI’s outreach and engagement task force, is just one example. The forty-five leaders already engaged and involved are waiting for you to say: Here I am; count me in. Now is the time to get involved – it will make a difference in your life and the life of others. CBI is truly proud to continually offer ways for us to Come Together. The choice is now yours. CHOOSE to get involved; contact me to find out how. (503) 222-1069 or


Save the Date

March 19, 2017


Congregation Beth Israel

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL generously thanks all the Sponsors and Donors who for our 2016 Fall Fundraiser. Thanks to you we raised over $230,000 to support valuable CBI programs and services.

Many thanks to our Generous Lead Sponsors All My Lovin’


Arlene Schnitzer/Jordan Schnitzer

Brad Berman and Janice Slonecker Mandi and Stuart Chestler Ned Duhnkrack Renee and Irwin Holzman Rhonda and Jim Kennedy Lisa and Glen Levy Jill and Ed Neuwelt Rita and Bob Philip Harold and Jane Pollin Yale Popowich and Tina Skouras

Here Comes the Sun Marcy Tonkin

I Want to Hold Your Hand Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana and Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Andrea Davis/Tiffany and David Goldwyn The Goodman Family Craig Hartzman and Jim John Ted M. Nelson/Curt Shaffstall Brad and Ed Tonkin & Ron Tonkin Dealerships Bianca and Tony Urdes/ Urdes-Miller Wealth Management Jason Waxman Kathy Davis-Weiner and Michael Weiner

Let It Be Margie and Michael Anton Bonnie and Jonathan Barg David Bean/Wyse Kadish LLP Kira and Jeff Capen Marge Cohn Ilene and Jim Davidson Cameron and Dick Davis Sarah and John Epstein Jen and Howard Feldman Joey and Val Fishman Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman Stacy and Sharon Friedman

Andrew Galler and Audra LaFave Randy and Debbie Geller Linda and Tom Georges Harriet and Richard Gottlieb Lisa and Jonathan Greenleaf Michelle and Steve Gradow Janet Hoffman and John Harland Josh and Michelle Kashinsky Joe Menashe and Joanne Van Ness Menashe Liz and Ruben Menashe Northwest Bank/Denise and Jamie Shulman Judy and Mark Peterman Marney and Allan Pike Steve and Allison Pike/ Dr. Pike Dentistry for Children Steve and Leslie Robinson Diane and David Rosencrantz Michael and Linda Salinsky Debra and Roscoe Nelson Lois Schnitzer Arthur Steinhorn Sharon Weil Charlene Zidell

We thank all our Generous Donors Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer • Alina Aliyar and Sara Spetlel Aliyar • Michael and Margie Anton • Bill and Sydney Baer Jonathan and Bonnie Barg • Lester and Heather Baskin • David and Marah Bean • Brad and Janice Berman Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana • Lance and Debbie Caldwell • Asher and Grace Cantor Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen • Stuart and Mandi Chestler • Michael Clancy • Marge Cohn and Marvin Richmond Jason and Crista Comella • Jim and Ilene Davidson • Barry and Bonnie Davis • Dick and Cameron Davis • Julie Diamond Richard Dobrow • Lou and Kathleen Doctor • Ned Duhnkrack and James Monteith • Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen John and Sarah Epstein • Pierce Ethier • Jeff and Sharon Feinblatt • Howard and Jen Feldman • Joey and Val Fishman Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman • Stacy and Sharon Friedman • Andrew Galler and Audra LaFave • Judah and Ali Garfinkle Randy and Debbie Geller • Tom Georges III and Linda Georges • David and Tiffany Goldwyn • The Goodman Family Harriet and Richard Gottlie • Steve and Michelle Gradow • Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf • Ronald and Whitney Hall Irv and Gail Handelman • Craig Hartzman and Jim John • John Parks and Rebecca Hill • Janet Hoffman and John Harland Irwin and Renee Holzman • Rabbi Rachel Joseph • Josh and Michelle Kashinsky • James and Rhonda Kennedy Jerry and Evelyn Leshgold • Glen and Lisa Levy • David and Liz Lippoff • Gail Mandel and Steve Klein • Steve and Robin McCoy Sharon Meieran and Fred Cirillo • Joe and Joanne Menashe • Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe • Page and Lynn Mesher Roscoe Nelson III and Debra Harrison • Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall • Ed and Jill Neuwelt • Jeanne Newmark • Northwest Bank Mark and Judy Peterman • Bob and Rita Philip • Allan and Marney Pike • Steven Pike and Allison Sneider Pike Ryan and Sarah Pitman • Harold and Jane Pollin • Yale Popowich and Tina Skouras • Portland Lighting, Inc. • Printsync, Inc. Alex and Marisa Reby • Stephen and Leslie Robinson • Robert and Joan Rosenbaum • David and Diane Rosencrantz Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank • Ted and Davia Rubenstein • Rick and Jill Rubinstein • Rose Rustin • Jerry and Bunny Sadis Michael and Linda Salinsky • Ben Sandler and Lolly Jamerson • David and Lisa Sarasohn • Elaine Savinar • Jack and Sara Schecter Cantor Judy and David Schiff • Arlene Schnitzer & Jordan Schnitzer • Lois Schnitzer • Dan and Tricia Schoenbaum • Service-Master Nir Peled and Jerami Shecter • Jamie and Denise Shulman • Ron and Sheila Silver • Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel • Arthur Steinhorn • Jeff and Barbara Steinberg • Brad and Michelle Tonkin Cheryl Tonkin • Marcy Tonkin • Rena Tonkin • Tony and Bianca Urdes • Urdes-Miller Wealth Management Group Steven Wilker and Lainie Block Wilker • Jason Waxman • Sharon Weil • Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Jeff and Jen Weprin • Wyse Kadish LLP • Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone • Lewis and Ann Young • Charlene Zidell

November 2016


Social Action

NW TOWER AND ANNEX THANKSGIVING DINNER Sunday, November 20 NW Tower Community Room As we give thanks for all our blessings, let’s remember our neighbors. Please join the Social Action Committee in making a special early Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of NW Tower and Annex. We need food and kitchen help. We especially need pre-roasted turkeys! There are tasks for everyone and all ages are welcome. You can sign up to bring food (turkeys!) or work with a team to make food in the kitchen at NW Tower. You can also make our fun edible centerpieces, help with setup and decoration, serving and/or cleanup. If you aren’t available to join us, please sign up to make food (turkeys!) and drop it off on the 20th at NW Towers any time before 1:30 pm. For those cooking and making centerpieces, please meet in the kitchen at 10:30 am. At 1:30, we will start setting tables and preparing for service. Dinner will be served from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in NW Towers Community Room.

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NW Tower Coat and Boot Drive Each year we provide all the children of NW Tower and Annex with a new coat or new boots. If you would like to contribute, please donate to the SAC tribute fund.

NW Tower Christmas Gift Drive Please help make the holiday season merry for the 20 or so children who are our neighbors at NW Tower and Annex. Check the SAC section of the CBI website for a link to the Christmas gift drive.

Lift Urban Portland Christmas Dinner

Sunday, December 25 Every year since 1985, Lift Urban Portland, in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel, feeds 500 guests in need of a hearty meal on Christmas Day. Diners also receive a goodie bag of useful amenities including hats, scarves, toothbrushes, and other items. Please check the Lift Urban Portland website:

Remember When... Identify the occasion for each of our cover photos (numbered for you here) and send in your guesses to the CBI Main Office: 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209

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Congregation Beth Israel


Sisterhood Care Packages The Sisterhood College Communications Committee wants to send your US-based military or college student a care package this Chanukah! Member children in college, graduate school, professional educational programs and military service are included. We let them know we’re thinking of them and wishing them well while they’re away. The students love getting our Chanukah and Purim packages filled with the Jewish Mother’s version of the care package - packets of soup and cocoa, dreidels and gelt, or hamentashen and groggers. We include a student directory, a note from Rabbi Cahana, and anything else we think might interest or benefit them. We also slip in a Starbucks gift card when possible. We’re updating our mailing list for Chanukah and need your help. Parents please contact Kathleen Doctor by November 7, at with the following: • • • • • •

Name of student or military member Student email address College attending or branch of service Address Year in school Permission to include name and email in student directory • Any dietary restrictions

Todah Rabah to the following Sisters for Baking and Arranging Cookies for the Sweets Table at our Rosh Hashanah Reception:

Stephanie Siegel and daughter, Jessi Sarah Krakauer Susan Milstein Rebecca Cambreleng Lynn Lertzman Debbie Caldwell Judy Stone Bonnie Davis Sally Rosenfeld Eve Rosenfeld Lynn Tobias

Alina Aliyar Jaime Keane Kathleen Doctor Cristina Draghicescu Ilene Davidson Jill Mitchell Diane Lowensohn Ted Nelson Julie Braden Tiffany Rosenfeld Linda Georges Terri Koontz Robin McCoy Elana Pirtle-Guiney Laura Spear Debbie Geller Rosemarie Rosenfeld Joanne Treuhaft Geri and Morrie Jackson Lynn Gelber Leslie, Leo and Sela Geller

Since Chanukah is “late” on our calendars this year and many students will be home for the holiday, we’ll be shipping the care packages in November. This is a free service made possible by Beth Israel Sisterhood budgeted funds and member donations. The next time you plan to give a tribute, please consider the Urman Family College Communication Fund.

Gift Shop Happenings The Gift Shop will be open: Thursdays – 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Fridays – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sundays – 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM Please come in and shop. Gift Shop proceeds benefit our religious school.

November 2016



Hineinu: We are here, together! Hineinu

Through , Congregation Beth Israel seeks to strengthen our community and recognize the kedusha (sanctity) of one another. Working together, both inside and outside the dome, we can create opportunities for our congregants to find connection and support from our community. We are saying, “We are here, together!”

Hineinu is a commitment to making a difference, to being part of a community that not only nurtures the individual soul, but also awakens in us a sense of connectedness to and responsibility for one another. CBI is our home and our community. But it is only a community if WE are willing to say, “Hineinu, we are here!” and act to make it so.

Hineinu is how we will come together to foster and nourish our community, by expanding our efforts to engage in

acts of bikkur cholim, taking care of the sick, cooking meals for one another in times of need, becoming ambassadors of the congregation, welcoming the stranger. By creating opportunities to connect with one another for support, we will build relationships and strengthen our Jewish identity.




Caring Community

Greeters offer a warm welcome to services and events and make everyone – newcomers and longtime members – feel at home at CBI. To become a Greeter, sign up online at or contact

Our ambassadors will engage new members from the very beginning and work to create meaningful relationships with current members. To learn more about the program, please contact


Have a special occasion coming up? Now you can celebrate that birthday, adoption, engagement, anniversary - any simcha your can think of - at CBI. Let our Celebrations Corps make it happen! To join the Celebrations Corps, or for more information, please contact


Our mission is to help families connect through grade-level celebrations, community events, parent groups and holiday happenings. Put your great ideas to good use and join us! Contact


We have two adult cohorts - a 50+ group and a 30’s to 50 group – providing fun, creative, and meaningful opportunities to come together for outings and cultural events at CBI and in the community. Plan and play with us! For more information, please contact

The Caring Community is dedicated to Bikkur Cholim, repairing the world, by providing support, comfort and connection to those in need while building community within CBI. Here’s how: Neighborhood Circles: Neighborhood Circles organize community events – potlucks, hikes, ice-cream socials, Havdalahs - so you can connect with CBI members who live near you. And if a need arises for a CBI member in your neighborhood, an email is sent from the CBI office with a request for help. Help if you can, but if you can’t, perhaps someone else can… and there’s always a next time. Neighborhood Circle Havdalah, November 5: Neighborhood Circles will host Havdalah gatherings across Portland. It’s a great opportunity to meet and connect with other CBI members in your Neighborhood Circle and make plans for more get-togethers. Shiva and Bereavement Committee: This group is forming to help congregants who’ve suffered a loss by making shiva arrangements, and providing meals and support. For more information, please contact

Congregation Beth Israel

New Members

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

New Year, New Members! CBI is thrilled to welcome: Established 1858 Jason Mehr and Rebecca Pyatkevich and family Alyssa Luboff and family Judy Carson and family Richie and Beth Wolff Ketzia Schoneberg and family April Slabosheski Jason and Christina Levy and family Forrest Frank and Phoebe Eskenazi Sandy Bacharach and family Michael Kennedy and Eva Thanheiser and family Alan and Gail Robinson Matt and Haley Robinson and family Ron and Bobbi Swerdlin Audelia and Zac DeCosta and family Stacy Epsteen

Ruth Heller and family Jordan and Jamie Busch and family Jeremy and Amanda Ciporen and family Paul and Carly Fujita and family Marvin and Lesley Korach Daniel and Bree Epstein and family Mike and Kelly Lightner and family Eric and Perla Taylor Diane Gilbert Mary Michael and Kohel Haver Amalya Haver Tricia and Dan Schoenbaum and family Benjamin and Lindy Ariff Jacob and Harriet Block

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation Mazel Tov to

Condolences to

Graham Peterson and Ashley Sptizer Peterson on the September 13th birth of their daughter, Ellinor Jean, who missed sharing a birthday with big brother Cameron by just two and a half hours! Proud grandparents are Toby Spitzer and CBI Members Tom and Mardi Spitzer.

Sally (David) Swire and Seth (Niloo Afari) Rubin on the loss of their father, to Ellen (Matt Bronstein) Swire and Sam (Ziva Sholin) Swire and Natalie Swire, and to the extended Rubin family on the loss of Harry Rubin, who passed away on August 16, 2016. A family memorial was held on August 18.

May she grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to her family and all humankind. Ellen Swire and Matt Bronstein on their marriage on September 8, 2016. Alex Sarasohn and Rachel Williams on their marriage on September 10, 2016. Sarah Marie Palumbis on her October 1st Bat Mitzvah. She is the daughter of Kim Schneiderman and granddaughter of Marty and Sharyn Schneiderman. Tracy Manaster (Alifanz) on the publication of her second novel, The Done Thing, released this month from Tyrus Books.

John Harland (Janet Hoffman), Jean (Doug) Spencer, Robert Harland, and Andrew (Francesca Farino) Harland on the loss of their mother, and to the extended Harland family on the loss of Mary Aiken Harland, who passed away at age 98 on August 28, 2016 in England. Barry (Barbara) Caplan, Robert Caplan, and Carol Caplan on their loss of their brother and Jeffrey Caplan and Craig (Suzy) Caplan on the loss of their father, Bernie Caplan, who passed away on August 27, 2016. Peter (Michelle), Anne, Julie, and Tim (Jennifer) Goldsmith, on the loss of their mother, Evan Elizabeth, Emma Fleischner and Kelly Anne Fleischner on the loss of their grandmother, James Feldman on the loss of his sister, and to the extended Goldsmith family on the loss of Barbara Goldsmith, who passed away on September 12, 2016. Wendy Westerwelle on the loss of her husband, Mark Larsen, who passed away on October 11, 2016.

November 2016


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. October 7 and 8 Stanton L. Abrams* Julia Barde* Irene Bessette Theodor Blumenthal* Mortimer Bonime Alice Carr Daniel Cassell Renee Cohen Bob Finger Bessie Kaplan Glickman Orrin Howard Charlotte Jackson Susan P. Kendall Fred Kirk Herman G. Korey Rosalie Krone Mollie Leopold Arnold Maizels Daniel H. Miller Pearl Mizrahi Gordon V. Nagel Connie Passamaneck Kelly Puziss Ida Raskin Manfred Rosenthal* James M. Rothschild* Paula Ulla Schlesinger Joe Schnitzer Robert Schulberg Harry Schwartz Laurence Selling Max A. Shifrin* Ida Shleifer* Tom S. Shulevitz* S. Elizabeth Silverstein* Lula Lou Smertenko Esther Weiner Sande Weintraub Dorothy Wheatley Virginia Belle Whittington Wilkinson Jay Leon Wright* Mary Ann Yerigan William H. Zavin* Rose Zavin October 14 and 15 Olga W. Baruh* Shirley Bergman Leslie Bernstein M. Monte Bettman* Kate Braunstein* Ralph Orville Cullers


Richard Daniels Katie Davis Rachel De Leeuw Nolan DeWoskin George Dubin Madeline Feldman Trudy Hendrix Alvin B. Hess* Besse Hexter* Dave G. Holtzman Leopold Kahn* Neil Kohn Jerome Corky Kornberg Reuben D. Kramer* Rosalie Leb Rachel Leveton* Jon Levin Ruth Liebreich Herta Litowitz Harvey Miller Robert Mills Marie Moe Megan Morris Berthold Neuberger Miriam Newman Fritzi H. Reineman* Jesse J. Rich* Nicole E. Ruffine Mary Schoenfeld Henriette R. Senders* Pearl F. Shifman Andor Soltesz Sherma Stenger Dean R. Stoloff8 Miriam Swerdlin

Della Mae Hanley Betty Hunt Hanita Jacobi Charles Joseph Rabbi Isidore Kahan Theodore Kleinrock Bessie L. Krane Ben M. Leshgold* Hugo Lewinsohn Solomon Lieppman Marvin Lippoff Harry Lowengart* Lois G. Maizels* Golda Manes Dora E. Markus Ellen Seller Meier Fay Menashe Fannie Mesher Goldie Stern Oster William Philip Michael Roffe Mary Sarah Rose* Bessie Rosenbaum Norman D. Savinar Herbert M. Schwab Jean Kerr Schwartz Adelaide Selling Fannie Sonnenfeld* Judith Stillman Herman Swerdlin Freida Tennenbaum Herbert N. Tobias David Turtledove* Fannie Wexler Ruth Kauffman Wolff

October 21 and 22 Laura Avakyan Irvin L. Baron* Irene Berner David Bronheim Frederick Cezer Edwin Cohen* Harrel Crabb Saul Dayan Nettie Director* David Elconin Rose Fertig David H. Fertig* Sydney Mitchell Finegold Daniel Gassner Dora Gelwasser Irene Gilbert Julius A. Graber

October 28 and 29 Frances Albert Abe Bercovitz* Richard Bernheimer William R. Boone* Bernadine Barde Brenner Francis Cappel E. D. Cohen Carolyn Diener* Claudia V. Fenton* Lillie Feuerstein Ophelia Foster Sam Freedman Florence Frisch Cecile Gibstein* Michael Gladson David E. Gold* Bernard Goldhammer

Congregation Beth Israel

David Goldstein Julius L. Greene* Budick Kahana Irving Klein Ben Lachman* Paula Lauterstein* Silvan Lidovitch Constance Lipman Harriet Lomsky Jerome Margulis* Estelle Mayer* Marshall Mazer Sol Jack Meyer* Sadee Muzikant Carol Spero Newman Jonathan Uhry Newman Samuel S. Parker Jennie Pollin* Alex Pomerantz Herman R. Rosenblum Peter Royston Hannah Rubenstein Howard P. Schatz Sidney Schlesinger* Irvin L. Schwartz Dr. Harry Semler* Harry Shafer Sadie F. Shemanski* Rose Shevach Gerald H. Solomon* Anne R. Stricker Raissa Tarlow* Edward Tonkin* Hilda S. Weinstein Carolyn S. Wolfe Eileen Zugman November 4 and 5 Ida Arnoff Mack Berman Bertha Blauer Kate Blumenthal* Ethel Levitt Blumenthal Ruth L. Brill Isidor C. Brill Bernard Carr Thelma Ruth Crabb Jennie Crystal Raoul De Leeuw Jack Douglas* Ronald Edelman Dorothy Elconin Eileen Fenton Marilyn Goldman

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Matthew Gould Jane E. Green* John Grossman Joseph Jackson* Reva Kailes Nettie Kleinberg Irving Korn Howard Lane Martin Lehmann* Mollie Schnitzer Levin Celia Lieppman Irving L. London Henry Maiuri Albert Mandelbaum Ruth McBride Devora Mittleman Anna Renee Nagel Joseph Papka Morris Platt* Bobbie D’Vera Radding* Seymour Robinowitz Nancy Rosenberg Frank Rosenfeld Louis Roshberg Ben Rybke* Gretchen N. Seethoff Jeanette Shemanski* Valerie Simon Barbara Singer Sheldon Stanton Vidgoff Rolaine Vines Copeland David C. Wax* Edward E. Weinstein* Henrietta Wolfstein* Ronnie Wood November 11 and 12 Joseph Aarons Rose Rosenbaum Baron Leona Berlow A. Victor Bizer Ilo Bonyhadi Herman Cohen Robert Paul Cunneen Ida Delman Betty Donoghue Estelle Ellner Leon Feuerstein Sadie Finkelstein Lawrence Ellis Friedman Michael Green Elise Simon Hahn

Arline Hasman Benjamin Heller Virginia Kendall Jeffrey Kramer Marian G. Krantz* Hyman Kravitz Alan Lazarus Leon Lieppman Edgar R. Lokay* Elsie Lowen* Aaron Margolin Louis Margulis Alfred N. Marshall Morton Mayer Leah Savage Mendelssohn Margaret K. Metzger* Mae Pike* Charles Pitkin Aaron Plotzker Jerome Raim Irving Rotenberg Marion Savage Richard See* Anna Semler Daniel Jerome Sennett Dale Shaw Abraham Spivak Lillian S. Steinberg Marion Stoner Josef Young Alan Zell Rose Zugman November 18 and 19 Jacob Asher Leonard I. Blank* Ruth Blauer David J. Bloom Benjamin Brown Maurice Dayan Doris Etlinger Betty Feder Maye Fischer Vicki Friedlander Abe Friedman Maria Gelbshteyn Burton Gevurtz Sidney Ginsberg Nathan Goldberg Benjamin Goldberg Arthur A. Goldsmith* Ruth Goodman

Alan Green Myron B. Haimo* M. David Heims Jan Horovitz Rachel Ingber Sarah Kaplan Sara Kaufmann* Adelle Kohn Elayne Kutner Reuben Lenske Enrico Levi Leo Levison Dora Link Loudelle Lundberg* Gladys Netboy Rose Ostomel Anne Ostomel David Ostomel Harry Ostomel Maurice “Maurie” Ostomel Milly Platman Betty Polsky Janet Popick Gary Romain Ida H. Rosenblatt Ira Rosenfeld Ben Rosenfeld* Sara Sadis Gilbert Schnitzer David Schultz Barbara Hervin Schwab Simon C. Shifman Ruth Shleifer* Norah Solomon Rebecca Swerdlik Miriam Anna Vidgoff Annie Weiner Stanley Weiss Nathan S. White William Wolfstone M. David Zugman November 25 and 26 Jane Beber Abramson Lois Adler Celia Silver Adler Julia Adler Rachael Gross Baer Renee Bergman Marian Black Bessie Blank Edward Brounstein

Belle T. Brounstein David H. Byer Charles Joseph Cantor Allison Bari Cohen Fannie Crohn* Spencer Daniels Herman Dickstein Ira Dickstein Samuel Eisenberg* Sonia Eisenberg* David Ellman Jennie Y. Enkelis* Adele Feingold* Regina Feldman* Bess Steinman Feldstein Sylvio Ferrera Amy Lichtgarn Freedman* Herbert B. Galton Gregg Goldstein Babette Baruh Horenstein Mary A. Jackson G. Isadore Kaufman Estelle Kobin* Bess Kopen Robert Layton* Virginia MacDougall Sylvia Miller Sadie Miller* Lillian Newman* Abe Pollin Lorraine Popowich Rose Puziss Herman Richman Abe Eugene Rosenberg Henrietta Rosenblatt Rae W. Samuelis Nancy Scheiner Helen Shimshak Frances F. Simon Stephen Solomon Marvin S. Swire Janice Tews Thelma Tobin Maude F. Weil* Morris Weitman

(*) 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

November 2016


Very Thoughtful People

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

Adult Education Fund

In Memory of Ian Brown Joshua Kohen Hannah Kohen Megan Brown Spencer Daniels Deborah Friedman, Gary Peterson, and Barbara Glazer In Honor of Dr. David Rosencrantz’s Birthday Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Estelle Ellner Dr. Harold J. Ellner Estelle Ellner Janet E. LaRossa Richard See Eleanore Rubinstein Ben Bean Faye Samuels Herbert Tobias The Tobias Family Stanton L. Abrams The Abrams Family In Honor of The Marriage of Alex Sarasohn and Rachel Williams David Sarasohn

Caring Community Fund In Memory of Hyman Kravitz Dr. Robert Kravitz Ben Bean David and Liz Lippoff


Norman Savinar Elaine Savinar In Appreciation of Sally Rosenfeld Janet Zell

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Loudelle Lundberg Michael, Tim, Becky, and Adam Tannenbaum Ethel L. Blumenthal Henry Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Helen Spivak and Family Ruth McBride Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe Maria Gelbshteyn Jack Shapiro Arline Hasman Robert Rowe and Nannette Hasman-Rowe Fred Buell Michael, Tim, Becky, and Adam Tannenbaum Marian Black Floyd Black Bernard Caplan Margarie Saltzman Ben Bean Gerel Blauer Edward Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Harriet Lomsky Geri and Jerry Martin Yussie Epstein Harry and Gertrude Semler Henry Spivak Helen Spivak and Family Berthold Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Jane Ritchie Floyd Black Lois Poplack Gertrude Joseph Danny Black Gerel Blauer

Joy Alkalay Pierce Ethier Liz Lippoff’s Aunt Betty Bari Isaacson Victor and Alysmae Nudelman Ruth Semler Gertrude Semler James Spivak In Honor of David Rosencrantz’s 75 Birthday Linda Ostomel Dr. David and Dianne Rosencrantz’s Anniversary Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold The Recovery of Ida Rae Cahana Sydney and Bill Baer’s New Granddaughter “Congratulations!” Gerel Blauer

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Alan J. Zell Evyn Zell Groner and Brian Groner Helen Shimshak Jack Shimshak Dr. Irving Puziss Kelly Puziss Brian Puziss Bernie Caplan Michael and Debbie Kovsky Shirley Randolph Stanley and Susan Marcus Bernard Caplan Craig Caplan,Susanne Seagrave, and Jeffrey Caplan Melvin Feinstein Leah Feinstein Deborah Arron Marian Ovitz Harvey Kelinson Judith Feinstein In Honor of Sarah and John Epstein’s Anniversary Raye Kaplan (Mrs.Henry)

Congregation Beth Israel

Rabbi Cahana’s Help with Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah Jason Waxman Max Schecter’s Bar Mitzvah The Schecter Family Caroline Setter’s Naming Shelby B. Setter Jacob Siebers’s Naming Kevin and Alison Siebers In Appreciation Rabbi Cahana “With Love” Lane and Debbie Caldwell, and Jacob Lauterstein Dreifen Rabbi Cahana Barbara L. Glazer Brother’s Funeral (Bernie Caplan) Barry and Barbara Caplan Matthew and Rebecca Runnels’ Wedding Matthew and Rebecca Runnels General Contribution Given By Tyler and Alexa Hasman Stephen and Saliayn Holmes

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Herman Richman Jim and Michael Richman Herbert Shapiro Ardyth Shapiro, Annie Underwood, and Jessica Underwood Elias “Al” Lichtgarn Amy Lichtgarn Freedman Stan and Joyce Loeb Bernie Caplan Anese Klein Shirley Randolph Sue Albert Fred Bonyhadi Ernest Bonyhadi In Honor of Cantor Ida Rae Cahana’s Recovery Dick and Harriet Maizels Cantor Cahana’s Help with Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah Jason Waxman

Very Thoughtful People Cantor Cahana “Wishing Her Well” Eleanore Rubinstein Cantor Cahana’s Speedy Recovery “Thinking of You With Love” Beverly and Marty Zell Cantor Cahana’s Recovery “Thinking of You” Sue Albert Cantor Cahana Marc S. Carver Cantor Cahana’s Recovery Bunny and Jerry Sadis Ralph London Deanne and Dick Rubenstein Elaine Savinar Max Schecter’s Bar Mitzvah The Schecter Family Cantor Cahana (Get well) Barbara and Barry Caplan Cantor Cahana (Refuah shlema) Oregon Jewish Community Foundation In Appreciation Brother’s Funeral (Bernie Caplan) Barry and Barbara Caplan Joan and Ronald Plushnick Rebecca Hill and John Parks Diane and Dennis Kushner Leslie and Stephen Robinson Bernard and Anese Klein General Contribution Given By Eve and Alan Rosenfeld

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary

In Memory of Betty Donaghue Rebecca Hill and John Parks Isabelle Daniels Daniel Cassell Richard Daniels Deborah Friedman and Barbara Glazer David Ellman Arthur D. Steinhorn Alan Zell Janet Zell Hugo Lewinsohn Peter and Cynthia Lewinsohn In Honor of Max Schecter’s Bar Mitzvah The Schecter Family Rabbi Joseph’s Help with Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah Jason Waxman In Appreciation of Rabbi Joseph David and Sally Swire Brother’s Funeral and Hospital Visit (Bernie Caplan) Barry and Barbara Caplan General Contribution Given By John Malaer Alan H. Henkin Judith B. Joseph

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Charles William Pitkin Steve and Natalie Maizels

Rabbi Rose Discretionary In Memory of Martha Lewin Lou Orthmeyer

General Administrative

In Memory of Dr. Harry Semler Dr. Larry R. Semler Esther Winthrop Michael and Margaret Anton Bernie Caplan Gerry Holzman, M.D. Marge Saltzman Lois Poplack Renee Holzman Bernie Caplan Barbara and Stuart Lang Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Lois Kaplan Glickman Jeanne Moment Roger Moment Ben Bean Susan and Stanley Marcus David Turtledove Paul and Alice Meyer Ari Kenneth Berman Alisa and Brian Bendis Jette Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Alan Zell Harvey Greenberg Trudy Joseph Jane Flaxman Gertrude Joseph Bodil Bruus In Honor of David Rosencrantz Barbara and Stuart Lang Gertrude Joseph Debi Swanke Gertrude Joseph Melinda Mellenbruch In Appreciation of Rabbi Cahana and Josh Kashinsky’s Tour Aaron Friedman General Contribution Given By Marc Kashinsky and Eileen Eisenberg Dr. Sivia Kaye Jane and Mark Rosenbaum Renee Holzman “Good Health to Cantor Ida Rae Cahana” J. O’Neil Rosenberg

Hineinu Community Engagement Fund

In Memory of S. Frederick Rabiner David and Liz Lipoff General Contribution Given By Steve and Michelle Gradow

In Memory of David H. Byer Raquel and Howard Byer Nancy Rosenberg Barbara Goldsmith Bernie Caplan Alan and Lana Miller

Oseran Family Lecture In Memory of Sadie Finkelstein Henry and Nancy Oseran Lillian F. Zell Janet Zell


In Memory of Jacqueline R. Spivak Yussie Epstein Henry Spivak Victor and Alysmae Nudelman Helen Spivak and Family Henry Spivak Dr. Harry Semler Jackie Spivak James Spivak

Rosenfeld Family Assistant/ Associate Rabbi Fund In Memory of Rabbi Richard Schachet Stephanie Summers Tammy Kramer

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Abe Pollin Harold Pollin Dr. Harry Semler Shirley and Dr. Herbert J. Semler Sadee Muzikant Dr. Harry Semler Henry Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Helen Spivak and Family Dr. Harry Semler Henry Spivak Jackqueline R. Spivak James Spivak Marian G. Krantz Fannie Wexler Carolyn and Eldon Wexler In Honor of Helen Spivak’s 95th Birthday Helen Spivak and Family

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship In Memory of Golda Manes Michael S. Swett

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund In Memory of Jill Newman Slansky Jill Ann Slansky

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund

Social Action (General) In Memory of Arthur Bergman Renee Bergman Barry and Marcia Bergman Howard Lane Stephen Press

November 2016

Bernard Caplan Molly Robertson Suzan and Norman Wapnick Bernie Caplan Richard and Harriet Maizels Bunny and Jerry Sadis Alice Carr Bernard Carr Thomas and Leonard Carr Marvin Lippoff David and Liz Lippoff Anne Peltz Theodore Kleinrock Melvyn Farberman Leslie and Robert Peltz Leon Feuerstein Lillie Feuerstein Howard and Tamra Feuerstein Gordon Bazelon Mimi Richman Gerald H. Solomon Richard B. Solomon Trudy Joseph Ron and Becky Eiseman Ben Bean Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Neale Creamer Marian Creamer Harry Shafer Lois Schnitzer In Honor of Jennifer Stoloff’s Birthday Bunny and Jerry Sadis Gerry Jackson’s Birthday Michael Harrison’s Birthday Dodie Harrison


In Memory of Rose and Harry Baron Roger Baron and Michele Frisella Edward and Belle T. Brounstein Morris J. Galen, Solana Galen, and Candace Galen Sarah Caplan Janice Isenberg Ben Rosenfeld Meryl Haber Alan Green Susan Hammel Ronnie Wood Adele Feingold Frank and Lee Berne Benjamin Brown Marina and William Brown Herman Richman Lois Adler Mimi Richman Gary Godfrey Patricia Neuberger Celia Silver Adler Ben Bean Norm and Norma Silver Ida H. Rosenbatt Rose Freidenrich Jane Flaxman Bobbie Goldsmith Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Abe Friedman Deborah Friedman, Gary Peterson, and Barbara Glazer Lynn Holmes Len and Shar Ludwig


Very Thoughtful People Rose Byer Howard and Raquel Byer Bernie Caplan Beverly and Marty Zell Trudy Joseph Lore Labby Daniel Gassner Ruth Gassner Raissa Tarlow Herman Rosenblum Sharon Tarlow Charlotte Ostomel Anna and Morris Chusid Linda Ostomel Betty Lou Margulis Jerome Margulis David and Dolorosa Margulis Ida D. Shleifer Stuart and Susan Shleifer Lillian Zell Beverly and Marty Zell Ray Veltman Marcia Colton, Louis Feldman, Risa Colton-Feldman, Jacob and Noah Feldman Claudia Fenton Lynda Baker Gertrude “Trudy” Joseph Pearl Trachtenberg Gertrude Joseph Naomi Strauss Ruth Sheinin Lois Poplack Howard and Barbara Cohn In Honor of Jerry Newmark’s 60th Birthday Eleanore Rubinstein Sophie Friedenwald Fishman’s Birthday Sherry and Paul Fishman General Contribution Given By Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Nancy Green

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Bernie Caplan Deanne and Dick Rubinstein Bessie Glickman Kaplan Harry and Joanne Glickman

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

Alyne Schlesinger Sidney Schlesinger Lynn and Owen Blanc

Temple Improvement

In Memory of Asa I Arnsberg Susan Diamond and Larry Arnsberg

Urman Family College Communication In Memory of Jack Urman Elizabeth Silverstein Marvin and Lois Urman In Appreciation Marvin and Lois Urman Pierce Ethier

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of Ben Bean Karensue Sholkoff Dobrow Richard B. Dobrow and Rachel Dobrow Stone

Holzman Family Religious School Fund In Memory of Sydney M. Finegold Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund

In Memory of Ben Rosenfeld Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld In Honor of David Braymer’s Special Birthday Pierce Ethier

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship In Honor of Jacob Colton Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Marcia E. Colton

In Memory of Nettie Director Neal and Lisa Rosen Nettie Director Herman Korey Orrin Howard Stuart and Nikki Director Ken Kimmel Bruce Director Bernard Caplan Stuart and Nikki Director In Honor of Dr. William Rosenbaum’s 100th Birthday Renee Holzman’s Special Birthday Stuart and Nikki Director Kimberly Schneiderman for a Beautiful Service Martin and Sharon Schneiderman In Appreciation Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Piece Ethier

Simon & Helen Director Endowment

In Memory of Marjorie Saltzman Cameron and Dick Davis In Honor of Cantor Ida Rae Cahana’s Recovery Cameron and Dick Davis

Temple Endowment In Memory of Bernie Caplan Loree and Ken Sakai

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Prayer Book

In Memory of Bernie Caplan Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Tammy Kramer Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Marilyn Ann Siegal Carolyn and Eldon Wexler Edwin Cohen Family of Edwin Cohen Bernard Kaye Lily Karansky Harry Karansky Herbert J. Shapiro Sivia Kaye Benjamin Bean Sydney and Bill Baer Trude Joseph Eve and Alan Rosenfeld In Honor of Jacob Colton Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Marcia E. Colton Sol Director Nettie Director Herman Korey Florence Korey Clement Stuart and Nikki Director

Service to the Blind

In Memory of Morton Mayer Wilma Jane Balick and Sandra Kailes Biller Dorothy Wheatley Marcia Colton, Louis Feldman, Risa Colton-Feldman, Jacob and Noah Feldman Dr. Joseph Schwartz Donna Brownstein Cecile Gibstein The Abrams Family

Sisterhood Lubliner Leadership Fund

In Memory of Trudy Joseph Melanie and William Dann Lois Poplack Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

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

Finance Director Jim Baldwin, CPA

Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Eric Sandstrom

Director of Membership and Special Events Marisa Reby

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin

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

Lisa Glickman CBI Congregant 541-728-6678

Education Administrator Sarah Reiter

Communications Coordinator Tracy Alifanz

Member Services

Office Administrator Molly Weisner

Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Interim Clergy Assistant Herschel Colbert

Congregation Beth Israel

Catering Panel Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2853 Julia Deuchler

Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635 503-944-6820 Karen Rich

November 2016 SUNDAY

Tishrei-Cheshvan 5777


TUESDAY 1  Tishrei 30


7  Cheshvan 6

8  Cheshvan 7

Book Group 9:00 AM SBR

3  Cheshvan 2

4  Cheshvan 3

5  Cheshvan 4


No Preschool

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

9  Cheshvan 8

10  Cheshvan 9

11   Cheshvan 10

12  Cheshvan 11

Bereavement Lifecyle Course 7:00 PM SBR

Executive Committee 12:00 PM SBR

Veteran’s Day

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

14  Cheshvan 13

15  Cheshvan 14

NO SUNDAY CLASSES Jewish Book Celebration 11:00 AM Mirabella

20  Cheshvan 19

21  Cheshvan 20

22  Cheshvan 21

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

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

No Preschool Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR


Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Devin Von Arx 10:30 AM Temple

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM Temple

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Noah Schoenbaum 5:00 PM Temple

16  Cheshvan 15

17  Cheshvan 16

18  Cheshvan 17

19  Cheshvan 18

Knit A Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBC


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Adult Education: Jews and the American Frontier 7:00 PM PC

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Shabbat Service: 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Emma Snell 10:30 AM Temple

23  Cheshvan 22

24  Cheshvan 23

25  Cheshvan 24

26  Cheshvan 25

Preschool Giving Thanks Celebration and Potluck 11:30 AM

Thanksgiving Day Offices Closed

Thanksgiving Break Offices Closed

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

Adult Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah 7:00 PM

SAC Thanksgiving Dinner for NW Towers 5:00 PM

27  Cheshvan 26


Social Action Committee 5:30 PM SBR

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

13  Cheshvan 12


2  Cheshvan 1

Bereavement Lifecyle Course 7:00 PM SBR

6  Cheshvan 5


Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Ani Posner 5:00 PM Temple

28  Cheshvan 27

29  Cheshvan 28

30  Cheshvan 29

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:30 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

Over Veterans Day Weekend, a container of flags will be centrally located adjacent to Landau Chapel at the Beth Israel Cemetery. Families coming to visit may take a flag so they can personally place it on the grave in tribute to their loved ones. Should you have any questions about burial locations at the cemetery, please contact Molly at (503) 222-1069 or

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


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

Hineinu presents

CBI Shares

Shabbat From Our Dome To Your Home

Imagine how incredible it will be for our congregation

when on one specific night 850 families share Shabbat, make connections, and create community in the homes of our congregants.

Imagine all of us doing the same thing - reconnecting

with old friends, connecting with new friends, connecting spiritually - as together we explore the meaning of Shabbat.

Be a part of the biggest Shabbat in CBI’s history. Be

together as we all light the candles, say the prayers, enjoy the Shabbat food and each other’s company.

On Friday, February 3, we are asking all of our

congregants to participate in Shabbat in our homes - either as a host or a guest. Bring our children and grandchildren and all experience the joys of Shabbat together.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 No worries if you haven’t had Shabbat in your home. Whether you know a little or a lot, join us over the winter at our classes on the meaning of Shabbat, the how-to of creating a Shabbat table, doing the blessings, making the challah and learning to cook both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Shabbat meals. We encourage you share your Shabbat stories and enjoy the night with your community. We encourage you to host or attend a Shabbat dinner on February 3. Invite your friends, a few or many whatever works for you - and include congregants who will become your new friends. There will be a place at the Shabbat table for everyone.

For more information, visit or email

LIGHT THE FLAME WITHIN YOURSELF – BE A HOST, BE A GUEST, BE TOGETHER Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879


Congregation Beth Israel

November 2016 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the November 2016 issue of Congregation Beth Israel'sa monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform sy...

November 2016 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the November 2016 issue of Congregation Beth Israel'sa monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform sy...