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Bulletin February 2014 Adar 5774 Vol. 63, No. 5 Established 1858

Taste of Temple Sunday, February 9, 5-8 pm Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue (21+ only) (503) 222-1069 to register Beverage Purveyors

Restaurants a Cena Alfresco Catering by Sheraton Andina Bamboo Sushi Boke Bowl Caffe Mingo Century Catering Cha! Taqueria & Bar Clarklewis Davis Street Tavern Fire On The Mountain Fish Sauce Irving Street Kitchen Jamison Lardo Levant Meat Cheese Bread Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline Farm Mi Mero Mole

Miffy’s Foods Mirolo Chocolatier Mother’s Bistro Olympic Provisions Pacific Pie Co. Pearl Catering Pink Rose Portland Mercado Posies Bakery Ruby Jewel Simpatica Smitten: Artisan Truffles St. Jack The Bent Brick Trattoria Gallo Nero Verde Cocina Verdun Fine Chocolate & Gifts Wildwood Restaurant Yakuza Lounge

Archery Summit Winery New Old Lompoc Awesome Ales Rogue Ales & Spirits Big Bottom Whiskey Sokol Blosser Winery Bull Run Distilling Company Clear Creek Distillery presented by Crispin Cider & Fox Barrel Cider Eastside Distilling Erath Winery HOTLIPS Pizza + Soda House Spirits Distillery Joto Sake Kure Juice Bar Laurelwood Public House & Brewery Local Roasting Co. New Deal Distillery

B’not Mitzvah

Adult Education Adult Education Presents:

Hannah W. Hansen Hannah Hansen will become Bat Mitzvah on February 8, 2014. She is the daughter of Douglas and Gail Hansen and the younger sister of Russell, Sarah, and Mickey. Hannah attends Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin. For her Mitzvah Project she is organizing a stuffed animal drive and will donate the toys through Fire Station #12 in Phoenix, AZ, where her uncle Jerry Johnson is a firefighter. Firefighters are committed to providing the highest level of public safety service for their community. They protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical and transportation services, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education. The stuffed animals that Hannah will donate will be given to children during crisis and emergency response situations, such as after a home fire or during disaster relief. The toys provide comfort to children during times of uncertainty or fear. Hannah’s uncle Jerry was part of a team of Arizona firefighters who helped with the clean up immediately following the 9/11 terror attacks. You can read his first-person account in this story from the Arizona Republic: phoenix-firefighters-ground-zero-911.html.

Three Clergy Shabbat/Sabbath Worship: What, How, and Why? Tuesday, February 4, 7:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church 147 NW 19th Avenue Continuing their popular series of discussions, the leaders of three major congregations in our corner of NW Portland join in a lively dialogue. You won’t want to miss this presentation by Msgr. Patrick Brennan of St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Very Rev. William Lupfer of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of CBI.

Sydney Alana Von Arx Sydney Von Arx will become Bat Mitzvah on February 15, 2014. She is the daughter of Jeff (Java) Von Arx and Jennifer Goldman and the older sister of Devin. Sydney attends Northwest Academy in downtown Portland. She is working with FreeGeek for her Mitzvah Project, helping to collect and refurbish computers for non-profits, schools, or individuals who cannot afford a computer. If a computer cannot be refurbished it is taken apart for parts that can still be used, and the rest is recycled. The computers are completely refurbished by volunteers, who are also trained on how to build a computer, plus FreeGeek offers computer classes for free. Sydney’s goal is to refurbish an entire classroom of computers. She has taken apart many computers for recycling and parts so far, plus she has learned to rebuild a computer. If you have old computers to donate or to learn more about FreeGeek, please visit their website:

CBI Book Group Sunday, February 2, 9:00 AM Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room Please join our book group each month for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. February’s selection is Zealot by Reza Aslan. March’s selection is Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller.

Music Under the Dome Thursday, February 13, 6:00 PM Temple

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana is joined by Amalia Blumberg (flute) and Beth Karp (piano) to perform works by Paul Ben-Haim, Robert Schumann, David Schiff, and more. Join us after work for an informal 45-minute concert in the historic main sanctuary. Free and open to the public.

Havdalah and a Movie: Hester Street

Saturday, March 8 Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM Movie at 7:00 PM Miller Room Hester Street, starring Carol Kane and Steven Keats, tells the story of Jewish immigrants who come to the Lower East side of New York City in 1896 from Europe and who live on Hester Street in Manhattan. The story begins with Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, assimilating to American life, having learned English, anglicized his name to Jake, and shaved off his beard. He is working at a $12/week job as a seamster, the money earned to be able to bring his family to America from Russia. His wife, Gitl, who arrives later with their son, Yossele, has difficulty assimilating. Tension arises…come see the rest of the story! RSVP to Tracy in the CBI office. Prior to the movie, please join us for a potluck dinner! Share a dish from your Bubbe’s repertoire.


Congregation Beth Israel

Our Leadership Not the same old Sacred Space By Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor Very often, as I am walking out of the sanctuary after a rehearsal, a passerby will ask if they can take a look inside. They might ask if it would be all right to attend a service – “Can anyone come?” Of course, we know that our doors are open, and once inside, we expect to witness and participate in experiences of prayer. Our sanctuary is also a place to witness great oratory and music. I write this one day before our annual Shabbat celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congressman John Lewis will address us, CBI congregational choirs will blend voices with the Northwest Community Gospel Choir, and Pastor Matt Hennessee will join our clergy and dignitaries from around the state. I expect to be instructed, inspired, and motivated to social change by Rep. Lewis. I also expect that the entire evening will be lifted to another level by the incredible music of both Jewish and Gospel traditions. It is

the power of music that transforms the room and brings people into contact with each other. As Rabbi A. J. Heschel reminded us, “Song is the most intimate expression of [humanity.] In no other way does [a person] reveal himself so completely as in the way he sings. For the voice of a person, particularly when in song, is the soul in its full nakedness.” Our annual MLK Shabbat offers us a chance to be vulnerable and inspired to act for good in our community. On a more modest scale, there are three short (free!) concerts to be presented in the sanctuary this spring – more opportunities to experience the beauty and grandeur of this space with great music. The first is Thursday evening February 13 at 6 PM. Flutist Amalia Blumberg and pianist Beth Karp will play selections of Debussy, Ben-Haim, Schiff, and others in a wonderful 45 minute chance to take a breather after a busy day. Greg Ewer and Adam LaMotte will play duets from their most recent recording on April 10, and finally, rock violinist Aaron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis will raise the dome a bit higher on June 12. I look forward to seeing you at these three extraordinary opportunities, known as “Music Under the Dome.” All are indeed welcome! Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Shabbat Service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. We were all inspired at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featuring speaker Congressman John Lewis!

Visit for more photos and video of this inspiring event. February 2014


Developing CBI What does it mean to taste CBI? by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director  On Sunday, February 9, from 5 to 8 PM, Congregation Beth Israel will be hosting its 3rd annual Taste of Temple experience. We are honored that over 50 vendors have graciously joined us for this program. In turn, we encourage our members to return the favor by frequenting these local purveyors and letting them know you appreciate the partnership we have established as we work together to support our community. A wonderful and dedicated committee has been hard at work for almost six months planning every detail of this delicious and delightful friendraiser and fundraiser.

Our TOT committee embraces the friendraising aspect that continues long after the event is completed and becomes a game changer for many. House Parties spread throughout the year are designed to appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests, helping our members get connected on a more personal level, for truly it is the connections that help us feel we belong. It is clear our members make our congregation remarkable and authentically vibrant. At CBI, we say we strive to educate our students to become critical thinkers and responsible leaders. The truth is that we are all students, no matter where you are in your life cycle, and CBI provides that opportunity for everyone. CBI becomes your family when you choose to invest in its present and help direct its future. There is no time like the present. Taste of Temple is yet one more way we open the door – hoping you will choose to walk right in, take in the sights and smells, and really get a taste of all that CBI offers.

Taste of Temple Sunday, February 9, 5-8 pm Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue Taste of Temple 2014 Committee Co-Chairs: Joel Fishman and Jordan Menashe Mindy Becker Mel Birge Maria Blank Barbra Fisher Andrew Galler Ali Garfinkle Judah Garfinkle Linda Georges

David Goldwyn Tiffany Goldwyn Thomas Hofmann Greg Jones Shawn Menashe Jill Mitchell Janet Morgan Sara Rosenbaum

Gillian Rosicky Lorraine Shaw Ashley Spitzer Joanne Treuhaft Bianca Urdes Tony Urdes

Sponsors Mel Birge & Janet Morgan Jeff Capen & Kira Dennison Lou & Kathleen Doctor Joel & Val Fishman Ali & Judah Garfinkle Michael Goldman & Jane Vereschagin Jordan Menashe Shawn Menashe 4

Mark Rosenbaum Lois Schnitzer Ellie & Lorraine Shaw Ashley Spitzer Mardi & Tom Spitzer Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center Jeff & Jen Weprin

Congregation Beth Israel


L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation Happy 2014!

by Deborah Kaplan Early Childhood Education Director This January, we welcomed 4 new kiddos to Beth Israel Preschool. Welcome Aksel, Oliver, Nora, and Sonali! Our enrollment is up 20% from last year, and we have really created a sense of community within our sweet preschool. When you walk down the halls you will hear engaging conversations about where animals live in winter, hear sweet voices singing songs, or see children manipulating clay with different materials. We are halfway through our enrichment classes – art, dance, science, and Spanish. The children go outside every day, rain or shine, to explore and make sense of the world around them. On February 18 we will have an open house at Beth Israel Preschool from 5:30-7:00 PM. This is a chance for new families with young children to come for a visit, see what a day at Beth Israel Preschool looks like, and explore the classrooms.

College, the Kotel in Jerusalem, the Shuk, and many other incredible sights. Several weeks ago, the Torah portion was Parashat Beshalach. It means “when he sent forth,” and it’s about Pharaoh’s decision to free the Israelites and the Jews’ exodus to Egypt. I connect with this portion and feel as though I am making an exodus to Israel. There was never a good time to go when I was younger, but I feel more connected than ever to the holy land. As an adult I have different eyes to see the country with, especially since I have become more spiritual. I feel so blessed to be supported by our community at CBI and cannot wait to share my adventures when I return. I plan to Skype with the preschool as I travel and have the teachers show the children on a map where I have been, where I am, and where I will be going. This is an exciting time for our preschool as we welcome new families, settle in for the winter, and share many more experiences together. B’vracha, Deborah Kaplan

Beginning on January 17 is our Friday Friends Class for parents and infants ages 2 months to 13 months. This is a 7-week class where families can come with their infants and participate in age-appropriate art projects, finger plays, music and rhythm, parent education, and a Kabbalat Shabbat. I will lead this class in the Miller Room. For more information, see the flier posted on CBI’s website at In my last article, I mentioned that I am in an Administrative Masters Program for Jewish Early Childhood directors and educators. Part of this program involves some travel. On February 21 I will take my first journey to Israel. We will be traveling from the South to the North for 10 days visiting early childhood centers, a kibbutz, Hebrew Union

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation Condolences to

Mazel Tov to

Arthur and Benjamin Steinhorn on the death of Arthur’s father, Morton Steinhorn, on December 13.

Arline Greenblatt on the birth of her granddaughter, Sarah Lenore, on December 20. Proud parents are Jim Greenblatt and Leeza Maron.

Barry Menashe and Michael Menashe and families on the death of their sister and Ruth Menashe on the death of her daughter, Nisa Menashe Shleifer, on December 15.

Cantor and David Schiff on the birth of their first grandchild, Jacob Joseph Sperling, on November 18, 2013. Proud parents are Jamie and Jason Sperling.

Suzanne Albert and family on the death of her husband, Julian Albert, on December 30.

Ali and Judah Garfinkle on the birth of their son, Leonard Victor, on January 12. Leo joins big sister Maddie (6) and big brother Ian (4). Proud CBI grandparents are Debbie and Lance Caldwell and Richard Garfinkle and Karla Green.

The family of Jaime Goldfarb, who passed away on January 6.

May they grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to their family and all humankind.

Frani Lilienthal and family on the death of her husband, James Lilienthal, on January 12. Naomi Strauss and family on the death of her husband, David Strauss, on January 14.

February 2014



Upcoming Events

Brotherhood/Social Action Lecture Series: Israel Today Sunday, February 2, 10:30 AM Blumauer Auditorium Speakers: Rob Jacobs and Hen Mazzig of Stand With Us Ron Jacobs and Hen Mazzig will present a talk covering recent events in Israel and their view for a roadmap to peace in the Middle East. Further, Jacobs and Mazzig will discuss how Israel is perceived on campuses and in our communities and explain their efforts for advocacy in the Pacific Northwest.

Presentation by Ben Murane of the New Israel Fund Community and Service As of the writing of this article, several events are planned for February, but the exact times and places have not been determined because our secretary didn’t show up to our last meeting to take notes, and no one else had a box of Crayolas. However, we do know this much: on February 11, we’ll be touring the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division because it’s a fun guy thing to do, and they said we could take home free samples. We also have a meeting planned with Commissioner Nick Fish, who is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services. Plus, he’s the council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. All attendees to this event will be given an ad hoc seat on Portland’s city council. Before your swearing-in, please be sure that there are no skeletons in your closet.

Sunday, March 2, 10:30 AM Blumauer Auditorium Save the date and plan to join us for the third and final installment of the Brotherhood’s Education Series.

Check the Brotherhood web site located on the information super highway at for forthcoming updates to these and other February events.

Eighth Annual Weekend in Quest A Shabbaton of study and fun at the beautiful Oregon Coast Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014 Astoria, Oregon Presented by the Institute for Judaic Studies, this year’s topic is “Go West, Young Mensch!” Dr. Ellen Eisenberg of Willamette University will be speaking.

Tour of the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division

For more information, visit or contact Mimi Epstein at or (503) 203-2671.

Tuesday, February 11, 5:00 PM 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, 97204 Join Brotherhood for a special tour that is sure to be fascinating. We’ll be meeting at the Portland Police Bureau’s HQ in downtown Portland.


Congregation Beth Israel is a co-sponsor of this event.

Congregation Beth Israel


Theater Night Out

Think Spring!

Thursday, February 20, 7:30 PM Triangle Productions at The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza 1785 NE Sandy Blvd

Think Plant Sale! Sunday April 27, 9:00 am

Join Beth Israel Sisterhood for a night at the theater to see Triangle Productions’ MEDICARE-fully FABULOUS!, conceived, written and well... acted by Wendy Westerwelle. The show is a series of original stories about aging, faith, friendships, and recovery. How she sees her life, now in her mid-60’s; or as she calls it “the last part before I drop dead.” Some of her old characters are back: including Zumi and Golda, and some new ones, including Soheila, her Botox doctor; Dr. Rodrigues, the dentist; and even Rina, her Israeli boss. Medicare-fully Fabulous! is about the celebration of life after 65 - the world of politics, sex, aging, facial hair, no sex drive, being Jewish, clothes and well...even food. We have a limited number of great seats available ($35 tickets for only $20). Reserve your place for a great night out. Contact Lynn Gelber at by February 15.

Be Part of Sisterhood Shabbat Friday, February 28, 6:00 PM We are looking for Sisterhood members to volunteer for our Sisterhood Shabbat, Friday, February 28, 6:00 pm, in Pollin Chapel. This annual service, organized by Sisterhood Religious Programming Chair Rachel Halupowski, and led by members of our Sisterhood, is a moving and wonderful experience for all. Would you like to participate in the service as a Hebrew or English reader, or are you interested in ushering that evening?

As winter marches on, think spring and save the date for our annual fundraiser, Treasures in Bloom. We will have locally grown assortments as well as Terra Nova perennials. There will also be a Bake Sale featuring delicious baked goods and a one-day Spring Sale in the gift shop. Look for order forms in March - and keep thinking spring!

Report from the Assembly As if 4 days in sunny San Diego in December isn’t fabulous enough, add the privilege of being able to attend the WRJ 49th Assembly along with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial. Pacific District was the host district for the Assembly celebrating the Centennial year of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ). The 584 WRJ delegates from 5 countries joined with the almost 5,000 URJ delegates from all over North America. WRJ/ Beth Israel Sisterhood was well represented by Ellen Bick, Daphna Stadig, Shelly Levy, and myself. We attended wonderful and informative workshops, forums, and plenaries. A special highlight for which we are all very proud was accepting the Gold Or Ami “Light of My People” award for the exemplary Human Trafficking Program held last Spring. Only 6 of these awards are given every two years. The Shabbat services, music, and prayer with 5,000 members of our family was truly awe inspiring and life changing. We were especially proud of the $75,000 gift to the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) from WRJ in honor of their 75 years as a Reform youth organization, started in 1937 by WRJ. The delegation of the NFTY kids added a lot of ruach to the services and to our celebrations. It was a great week of learning, worship, connections, and friendship.

To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Rachel at

The next Biennial will be held in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 4-8, 2015.

And remember, this service is open to everyone, not just Sisterhood members, not just women. Please be sure to attend with your family.

Ellen Bick, WRJ/Pacific District President Linda Harrison, WRJ/BIS President


The women of the WRJ Pacific District at the URJ Biennial

February 2014


Very Thoughtful People Allison B. Cohen Madrichim Training and Religious School Scholarship Fund In Memory of Allison Cohen Lucille Almeleh Spring David Rozansky and Elana Cohn-Rozansky Morton Steinhorn Jim and Ilene Davidson Egon E. Loebner Mindy Loebner

Adult Education Fund

In Honor of Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall (Marriage) Susan Graber and Bill June

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Allan Weinstein Sue and Joel Krane Berenice Feldman Elise Rosenfeld In Honor of Bunny Sadis (Special Birthday) Elizabeth and Ruben Menashe

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

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Nancy Lou Tonkin Ada Beckman Ron Tonkin H. Myer Turteltaub Dr. Jack Turteltaub Cynthia Lipman Aaron Leslie Lipman Loree and Ken Sakai Linda Hudesman Rodney Rosencrantz Diane and David Rosencrantz Ethel G. Kelinson Max D. Kelinson Irving Ovitz Lillian Zidell Harvey and Leslie Kelinson Shirley Foster Fishel Betty F. Druck and Marjorie Saltzman Margaret Balick Kavitt Benita Schlesinger & Family Betty and Randy Rubenstein & Family

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Ann Goldsmith Barr Rachel Halupowski Katalin Soltesz Les Soltesz Joseph J. Heilner R. C. Neuberger


Eva Yurman Ail Louise Ruben & Family Ruth Rosenfeld David Rosenfeld Don and Karen Lachman Carlton R. Reiter Philip and Dorothy Reiter Ethel G. Kelinson Max D. Kelinson Irving Ovitz Eugene Arron Judith K. Feinstein & Family Carol August David and Anita August In Honor of Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall (Marriage) Faye Gordon Samuels Ella Menashe (Bat Mitzvah) Sheldon Krys In Appreciation Lewis, Jessica, and Sarah Barr Ruth Menashe & Family Sheldon Krys General Contribution Given By Richard Meeker and Ellen Rosenblum

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Ann Goldsmith Barr Michael and Linda Goldsmith In Honor of Ella Menashe (Bat Mitzvah) Sheldon Krys In Appreciation Lewis, Jessica, and Sarah Barr Sheldon Krys

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary

In Memory of Lucille Almeleh Spring Rachel Halupowski Nathan Feldman Howard and Jen Feldman In Appreciation Harley Spring Lewis, Jessica, and Sarah Barr Lucy Kivel & Scott, Sarah, and Andy Howard General Contribution Given By Hillard and Kay Ullman Daphna and James Stadig

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Pearl Karlin Alice and Michael Powell In Appreciation Marvin and Lois Urman General Contribution Given By Gerald Thomas and Elizabeth Collings

Rabbi Rose Discretionary General Contribution Given By Gerald Thomas and Elizabeth Collings

General Administrative

In Memory of Larry Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Larry Winthrop Ian and Beverly Getreu Arthur and Barbara Winthrop Michael and Gloria Borg Olds Carol Lang Bruce M. Senders Stanley B. Lang Stuart Lang Ann Goldsmith Barr Edith Brownman Selma Stanzler Norman Stamm Phillip Margolin Adele R. Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer Jean Wolff Alma B. Senders Stuart and Barbara Lang Max Raskin Betty Raskin Sylvia Krys-Nudelman Sheldon Krys Antone P. Larsen Joel and Sandra Seres Theodore Russel Blank Barbara Gardner-Kooperstein and Jeanne Rittmaster Sam Glickman Joanne and Harry Glickman Allan Weinstein Samuel Russell Goldie Weinstein Jeff and Sherri Weinstein Ralph Driesen Paula Reed Bruce Becker Mindy, Julie, and Adam Becker Jay Albert Michael and Gloria Borg Olds Lucille Spring Fred and Nora Rothstein General Contribution Given By Steven Lasko Judy Stone David and Lisette Levich

Hal Ruthizer Cultural Arts In Memory of Sylvia Margulis Sue Friedman

Oseran Family Lecture

In Memory of Philip Kurland Alan and Janet Zell In Honor of Gus and Eliza Simkoff (Birth) William and Nell Simkoff


In Memory of Lorraine Davis Deborah Davis Lewis Fendrich Sandra and Alan Rosenberg General Contribution Given By Paul Schmidt

Congregation Beth Israel

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Max J. Swerdlik Joan and Louis Soriano Charlotte Friend Margaret Hasson William J. Berman Leslie Berman & Family The Larry Semler Family

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship In Memory of Sally Vidgoff Robert and Robin Mesher Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Lee Lowenson

Sanny Snell Preschool Scholarship In Memory of Nisa Shleifer Nancy Shlesinger

Social Action (General) In Memory of Sadie Scheffer Stephen Press Gloria Reiss Gail Marracci Arnold Rustin Jean Rustin Deborah Rustin Stuart Durkheimer Mark Dohrmann and Julie Durkheimer Allan Sacks Babette Horenstein Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Rachel Horenblas Lindsey Horenblas Jay Albert Dodie Harrison Gus J. Solomon Dick Solomon George Friend Mark and Randie Peterson Mort Glazer Barbara Glazer In Honor of Rose Rustin (Birthday) Deborah Rustin Barbara Lang (Birthday) Linda Ostomel (Birthday) Susan and Stuart Shleifer (Anniversary) Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen General Contribution Given By Lynn Bonner


In Memory of Goldie Hammel Susy, Marci, and Katrina Hammel Larry Winthrop Naomi and Dave Strauss Rose Rustin

Very Thoughtful People

Esther Utay Lenet Evelyn Laster Donna Miller Miriam Richman Stuart Durkheimer Eloise Spiegel Eliot Kowitt Ardis Kowitt Samuel Berne Lee and Frank Berne Max Peltz Robert and Leslie Peltz Carol Gaiser Terri Warren William Trachtenberg Pearl Trachtenberg Irwin Applebaum Barney and Susan Milstein Milton Reiter Davia and Ted Rubenstein Susan Gerson Renée and Irwin Holzman Alma Senders Berenice Feldman Margery Senders Theresa Bergstein Betsy and Len Bergstein Maurice Goldberg Ilene Goldberg & Family Arnold Rustin Rose Rustin Nisa Menashe Shleifer Larry Winthrop Renée and Irwin Holzman Julian Albert Pearl Trachtenberg Bunny Edelson

Sylvia Director Jacobs Beverly Zell In Honor of Ella Krys Menashe (Bat Mitzvah) Louis, Risa, Jacob, and Noah Feldman Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner (Birth of granddaughter) Renée and Irwin Holzman Solomon Olshin (Bar Mitzvah) Sydney and Bill Baer General Contribution Given By Harriet Schatz Alan and Eve Rosenfeld

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Matthew Gould Norm and Norma Silver In Honor of Kathy Davis-Weiner (Recovery) Bette Greenstein

Temple Restoration

In Memory of Richard Alan Lachman Jeffrey Lachman

In Memory of Estelle Sholkoff Zelda Zeidman Julian Albert Richard Dobrow, Shasa Dobrow, and Rachel Dobrow Stone

Heims Family Youth Activities Endowment In Honor of Emma Freedman (Bat Mitzvah) Feralee and Charles Levin

Simon & Helen Director Endowment

In Memory of June Nagel Trudi and Richard Morrison & Family The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Harold H. Saltzman Ruth Saltzman & Family

Temple Endowment

Urman Family College Communication In Memory of Nisa Menashe Shleifer Anna Urman Sam Urman Marvin and Lois Urman

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship

In Memory of Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Milton and Lynn Marks Larry Winthrop Dick and Harriet Maizels

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life In Memory of Julian Albert Lana and Alan Miller Margaret Balick Kavitt Wilma Jane Balick Celia Raven Naomi Schneider

Prayer Book

In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Sally Buchbinder Naomi Strauss Joseph Francis Sercu Margo Sercu Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman, & Jacob and Noah Feldman

Sisterhood Programming, Leadership & Enrichment In Honor of Bobbie Goldstein (Birthday) Eve Rosenfeld

CBI Team Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Senior Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Assistant 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. Early Childhood Education Director Deborah Kaplan Education Administrator Mor Kenane Member Services Executive Director Sydney A. Baer

Development Director Jen Feldman

Office Administrator Tracy Alifanz

Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Larry Grimes

Congregational Affairs Director Jemi Kostiner Mansfield

Facilities Manager Craig Paton

Food in Bloom 503-223-6819 Catherine Hernandez

Finance Director Jim Baldwin, CPA

Facilities Staff Andy Coles Drew Christensen

Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Catering Panel

Devil’s Food Catering 503-233-9288 Charles Stilwell

Project Coordinator Dara Docherty

February 2014

Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2858 Shellie Postlewait

Culinary Artistry 503-232-4675 Jenn Louis


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. February 7 & 8 Cynthia Lipman Aaron Allen Adler Frank B. Aiken Irwin Applebaum Solomon Arnsberg Carol August Maxine Barker Bruce D. Becker Kathryn Benaroya Elsa Bonyhadi* Norman Burnett Sally Burnett Esther Florence Diamond* Joseph H. Dickson Frank Eiseman Nathan Feldman Florence Fishman Marion S. Forman Ruth Friedman Miriam Gadye Alfred Greenwald Lottie Herzberg Joseph Horenstein Linda Hudesman Runi Hyman* Sylvia Director Jacobs* Mary Kane Harold L. Kaplan Harry Karansky Stanley F. Katz Margaret Balick Kavitt* Eliot Kowitt Leslie Lipman Celene Lauterstein Lowenson* Ruth Marsh Sarah Mesher Charles Ostrofsky Max Peltz Annabelle Palmer Perlman* Blanche Robbins George K. Robbins Arnold Rustin Bernie Savage William Shapiro Sally Ann Shulman Edward Soren Joseph Spiegel Jean Wolff February 14 & 15 Eva Y. Ail Frances Barde Arback Theresa Bergstein William J. Berman

Samuel Berne Sally Buchbinder Leonard Burgin Joan Cahn Albert F. Forman Edith Goodman Eugene Gottesman Joseph J. Heilner Lawrence Hoffman* Lillian Hoffman Max Isaacson Edward Kaufman Ethel G. Kelinson* Max D. Kelinson* Cantor Chaim Kohen Rabbi Zahlmon Kohen Sylvia Krys-Nudelman Philip Kurland Fred Langerman* Antone Larsen David H. Lomas Fanny Lowengart* Esther Mink Hannah Orloff Monford Orloff Irving Ovitz Lesa Oziel Carlton R. Reiter Thelma Rosen Rodney A. Rosencrantz* Otto B. Rothschild* Sadie Scheffer Joseph Francis Sercu Elise Rosenbaum Sherlin Joseph Smertenko Judge Gus J. Solomon* Katalin Soltesz Molly S. Streit Selmo Tauber Louis Tobin* Adele Tunick Gerald Unkeles Anna Urman Jacob Vidgoff Jack Zasloff Edith Zavin* Lillian Zidell Rose Zivin February 21 & 22 Lee Ackley Nathan Adler Rick Aftergut James Henry Ashrow* Esther Hirsch Barde

George Hillel Barker Norman Berenson* Samuel K. Bergman* A. I. Bloch Harold Chucker Edward “Sonny� Cogan Lorraine Davis Alice Egart Harry Estrin Berenice Feldman Max Flaxman George Friend David Gold* Bernard Goldberg Archie Goldsmith* Samuel Hahn Edgar Hexter* Rachel Horenblas Dora Kaffesieder* Nellie Katzky Pauline Kaufman Raymond Eugene Krantz* Martha Lehmann* Anne Liebman Sylvia Margulis* David Danny Matin* Adele R. Meyer Marian M. Meyer* Donna Miller Cheryl Pelz Max Raskin Bessie Savinar Henrietta Segal Alma B. Senders Marion Silver Norman Stein Dora Tall William I. Trachtenberg Sam Urman Lois Waldinger Allan Weinstein Arnold Winters Donald Wolfstone

Ralph Driesen Stuart Durkheimer Jacob Foster Carol Gaiser Samuel Glickman Shirley J. Gold* Maurice Goldberg Albert Goldwasser Edgar Goodman Simon Gordon Eva Gross Sheila Haikins Minna Hochfeld Sue Kahana Beatrice Kirz Annie Klonsky Richard Alan Lachman* Marie Lamfrom William Leveton Jack Elliott Mlyn Oscar Olman Louis Pannaman Gertrude Plushnick Aaron Popick Celia Raven Jack Rogel Patricia Rosen Samuel Rosen David Rosenfeld Pearl Russell Samuel Russell Norman Stamm Jennie Tanne Anna Tenenbaum Bernard Treuhaft Harold Unkeles Seymour Utay Morris D. Weil* Polly S. Weil* Goldie L. Weinstein Laura Yankowitz Zelda Director Zeidman

February 28 & March 1 Frank J. Anker* Eugene Arron Rabbi Henry J. Berkowitz* Theodore R. Blank* Clarence Albert Blomgren William Brenner Cari Spiegel Cherlee Sam Shaia Director Myrtle Donaldson Jessie Douglas

(*) 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 Jemi Kostiner Mansfield at (503) 222-1069 or


Congregation Beth Israel

February 2014 SUNDAY

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Administration Offices & Clergy Education Department & Preschool Fax Machine WRJ/BI Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop Beth Israel Cemetery 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

503-222-1069 503-222-2037 503-274-1400 503-222-1069 503-222-1069

Tot Shabbat Service 9:30 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC Healing Havdalah 4:30 PM PC

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Book Group 9:00 AM SBR Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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7  Adar 7

8  Adar 8

Adult Ed: Tri-Faith Dialogue: “Shabbat/Sabbath Worship: What, How and Why?” 7:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC

Membership Committee 12:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Alef Bet Class with Cantor Schiff 6:00 PM LB


Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

JND Shabbat Service 7:30 PM PC

Shabbat Service: Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Hansen 10:30 AM Temple

11  Adar 11

12  Adar 12

13  Adar 13

14  Adar 14

15  Adar 15

Education & Youth Committee No IHP Classes 11:45 AM SBR Adult Education Committee Midrasha 8:30 AM SBR 5:30 PM SEC Executive Committee Alef Bet Class with 12:00 PM SBR Cantor Schiff 6:00 PM LB Music under the Dome Free concert Social Action Meeting 6:00 PM Temple 7:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shir Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Service: Bat Mitzvah of Sydney Von Arx 10:30 AM Temple

19  Adar 19

20  Adar 20

21  Adar 21

22  Adar 22

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 am SBR

Alef Bet Class with Cantor Schiff 6:00 PM LB

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:15 PM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

25  Adar 25

26  Adar 26

27  Adar 27

28  Adar 28

Meditation Group 7:30 PM SC

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR


Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

3rd Grade Family Program: The Dating Game! 10:00 AM BA Brotherhood/Social Action Lecture Series: Israel Today 10:30 AM PC Kol Echad Choir Rehearsal 11:30 AM BTB

9  Adar 9

10  Adar 10

Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Brotherhood Board Meeting 6:30 PM SBR Meditation Group 7:30 PM SC

Potluck in the Park Baking 10:00 AM BA Kitchen ECE Ahavah Sunday Program 10:30 AM Room 3 Kol Echad Choir Rehearsal 11:30 AM BTB

Pajama Havdalah 5:30 PM PC

Taste of Temple 5:00 PM Castaway

16  Adar 16

17  Adar 17

No Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah

President’s Day

23  Adar 23 Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM Kol Echad Choir Rehearsal 11:30 AM BTB Bikkur Holim baking 12:30 PM SEC Kitchen

18  Adar 18

No Preschool

24  Adar 24

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC

Sisterhood Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Alef Bet Class with Cantor Schiff 6:00 PM LB

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

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Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097


Board of Trustees 2013/2014 Officers


Stuart Chestler President

Jonathan Barg Eric Friedenwald-Fishman Ali Garfinkle Linda Georges Sharon Meieran Joanne Van Ness Menashe Mark Peterman Marney Pike Ron Silver Arthur Steinhorn

Ned Duhnkrack VP/President Elect Deborah Caldwell Vice President Ilene Davidson Vice President Brad Tonkin Vice President Ted Nelson Secretary John Epstein Treasurer

Auxiliaries Linda Harrison - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Bob Winthrop - Brotherhood President

And here you thought we’d forgotten about Purim!

March 15 6:00 pm

Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879


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February 2014 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the February 2014 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform s...

February 2014 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the February 2014 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform s...