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Bulletin February 2013 Sh’vat-Adar 5773 Vol. 62, No. 5 Established 1858




Restaurants and Purveyors

23 Hoyt a Cena Alfresco Catering by Sheraton Boke Bowl Brix Tavern Caffè Umbria Century Catering Cha! Taqueria and Bar Clear Creek Distillery East India Co. Grill & Bar Eastside Distilling Gilda’s Italian Restaurant Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. Higgins Restaurant and Bar Hot Lips Pizza




February 2013

House Spirits Distillery Irving Street Kitchen Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen Lovejoy Bakers Meriwether’s Restaurant Mi Mero Mole Posies Bakery & Cafe Rogue Ales & Spirits Ruby Jewel Ruchikala Screen Door Shiraz Grill Simpatica Smallwares St. Jack Verde Cocina

Benefactor Michael Goldman and Jane Vereschagin Friend Garfinkle Orthodontics Morgan Birgé & Associates Rosenbaum Financial Deanne and Dick Rubinstein

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Developing CBI Developing CBI

of the best and most generous wineries, breweries, and chefs that Portland has to offer. And on the surface, this would be absolutely true.

The Appetite Comes from Eating

On a deeper level, however, the point of Taste of Temple is to provide you with a true taste of all that CBI has to offer: fine food and drink, good friends, a warm and engaging clergy, and a great opportunity to be a part of a supportive and caring community. As we continually say, we are here 24/7 offering exciting programs and services that nurture Jewish souls, create Jewish memories, and ensure that the ideals of our tradition are real and present each day through acts of compassion. And just like the appetite comes from eating, the more you choose to get involved the more you will find yourself enjoying your engagement. Sometimes you do not think you are hungry and then you take a bite of something that is so delicious and fulfilling, you find you want more and more. CBI is a lot like that. I hope you will join us; I know you will be glad you did.

by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director

Even though my dad died almost 35 years ago, I can still see the twinkle in his eye as he recited the famous French expression that I quoted above. On the surface, one could easily interpret this to mean, as you begin to eat you realize you are hungry. Yet the more I delve into the meaning of this simple phrase, the more it encapsulates the essence of Taste of Temple (TOT). With over 30 purveyors committed to participating, it would be reasonable to believe that TOT is just about introducing you to some

Taste of Temple 2013 Committee

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Ingredients: Prep Cook $18 Line Cook $36

Co-Chairs: Alison and Judah Garfinkle Tiffany and David Goldwyn Mindy Becker

Janet Morgan

Mel Birge

Sandy Nemer

Kathleen Doctor

Kelly Post-Lewis

Joey Fishman

Paula Reed

Val Fishman

Lorraine Rose

Linda Georges

Sara Rosenbaum

Greg Jones

Robin Skarstad

Robin McCoy

Sabrina Stein

Donna McFall

Michelle Tonkin

Jill Mitchell

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for an evening of Portland’s finest food and drink! This event will be a great chance to visit with friends and meet new ones while enjoying delicious tastes from hand-picked local chefs, vintners, and brewers. Participate in the silent auction, full of great parties, restaurant offerings, and other surprises. Also join in our Mitzvah Minute – Recipe for Success. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support the CBI community through educational programs and social justice projects.



Cost: $72. The cost of your ticket includes a 3% donation to MAZON : A Jewish Response to Hunger. Contact Tracy in the temple office at (503) 222-1069 or with questions or to register.

Congregation Beth Israel

B’not Mitzvah Our Leadership Lucy Mabel Hernandez

Lucy Hernandez will become Bat Mitzvah on February 9, 2013. She is the daughter of Romel and Claire Hernandez and older sister of Martin. Lucy attends the The Odyssey Program at Hayhurst School in SW Portland. She has selected The Shriners Hospital for Children as her Mitzvah Project. This agency provides free treatment to all children who need care in the areas of orthopedics, burn treatment, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Lucy is a patient at Shriners. She’s been going there for years and will continue through the age of 21. She feels committed to giving something back to the organization. To do so, Lucy is organizing a drive to collect games, books, make-up, and other products that kids who go to Shriners Hospital will receive as a way to make them feel welcome.

Ellie Rose Kobak

Ellie Kobak will become Bat Mitzvah on February 16, 2013. She is the daughter of Steven and Randi Kobak, younger sister of Sydney, and older sister of Max. Ellie is a 7th grader at West Sylvan Middle School. She is inspired by the work of Project Lemonade, a nonprofit agency that collects clothing for foster children. Ellie is organizing a series of drives to collect gently used and/or new warm winter jackets, sweaters, and denim, which will be distributed to approximately 2,000 school-aged foster children (ages 5 – 20) from the greater Portland area.

Inspiration Requires Perspiration By Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor

Last week, Rabbi Cahana was invited by Ellen Rosenblum to give the invocation at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem as she and three other officials were sworn in by Governor Kitzhaber. Judge Rosenblum is a former board member, a dedicated member of CBI and our WRJ Sisterhood, and a sweet singer in our choir (when her busy schedule allows), as well as the new Attorney General of Oregon. Cantor Schiff and I were present to witness this historic occasion and to “schep naches” (feel pride and happiness). Rabbi’s charge to our newly-elected Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Labor Commissioner was for them to listen more than they talk. And then to walk the talk with compassion and integrity. The beautifully painted murals of our state house provided the perfect backdrop to the morning. Depicted on them were scenes of settlers braving the Wild West; portraits of leaders and workers and visionaries. As spiritual leaders, your rabbis and cantors also are here to listen to you with open minds and hearts. It takes concentrated effort to listen deeply to another person and to hear the potential for sacred bonds. In the next months, we will be creating opportunities for gathering in peoples’ homes as Michael and I did when we first moved to Portland. This time, Rachel Joseph will be joining the two of us as she stretches into her new role as assistant rabbi. Please say “yes,” when you are asked to join us or to host a small get together. “Sh’ma Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad.” LISTEN, you people of the house of Israel. The One God, Creator of humanity, unites us all. We are one people, linked by bonds of friendship, of common purpose, of the magnitude of possibility in each one of us. I look forward to seeing and hearing you soon!

Elise Rosa Gellman

Elise Gellman will become Bat Mitzvah on February 23, 2013. Elise is the daughter of Juliana and Richard Gellman and older sister of Kiana, Jonas, and Apollo. She attends West Sylvan Middle School in SW Portland. Elise swims with the teams of Portland Aquatic Club and has chosen to raise money for the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash Campaign, a national non-profit organization formed by Olympian Cullen Jones. Make a Splash is a childfocused water safety initiative that partners with learn-toswim providers in an effort to teach every child in America to swim. In the spirit of Purim, which begins the evening of February 23rd, Elise will be making and selling Hamentaschen throughout February to raise money for her Mitzvah Project.

Mazel Tov to Ellen Rosenblum on her swearing-in as

Attorney General of Oregon. Rabbi Cahana provided the invocation at the ceremony in Salem on Friday, January 4.

February 2013


Education Enduring Understandings

These three elements of Torah, Avodah, and G’milut Chasadim are the core concepts of our K-5 Chai curriculum. Our hope is that through study and experiences students will gain enduring understandings in each of these areas:

by Ben Sandler Education Director Over the course of a school year, each grade in our Sunday Religious School program participates in a family program. I recently had the opportunity to help lead a family program for our third grade in which we explored the three strands of our school curriculum: Torah, Avodah, and G’milut Chasadim. It was an exciting morning at CBI, complete with music, drama, photography, text study, and even a fire drill! Following our musical Mishpacha Minyan service and a Torahinspired story by Rabbi Cahana, the parents of our third graders met with Rabbi Joseph and explored ideas and texts about G’milut Chasadim, acts of love and kindness. While the parents met, the kids rehearsed a play inspired by our Torah about Pharaoh and Moses (who according to the playwright was almost named Irving!) with Steve Sennett, our Drama specialist. Following the play and fire drill, families went on a search for G-d with their phone cameras and with much success. They photographed G-d in the ones they love, in the sky and nature, and in places that maybe only third graders can find G-d. They were engaging in Avodah, the work we do to find sacred connections to the divine. At times a struggle, but rewarding for these Portland Israelites, modern day G-d strugglers.

Torah Torah is an ongoing dialogue between the text and its students. Torah is real in our daily lives; it goes with us wherever we are. Developing the skills to study Torah is essential to integrating Torah into our lives. Avodah Avodah is the work we do to find sacred connections to God, community, and self. Engaging in the work of avodah can bring order, beauty, meaning, and insight to our lives and our community. G’milut Chasadim We have a responsibility to perform personal acts of g’milut chasadim to make the world a better and holier place. Thank you to all of our third grade families for bringing donations of food to the family program. The food has been given to the Sunshine Pantry as part of an ongoing Mitzvah partnership with the CBI third grade. B’shalom, Ben

Searching for G-d Photography by CBI’s 3rd grade students by Enrico

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Upcoming Events Adult Education Presents:

Our clergy guarantees that this year’s Schpiel will change your life!

The Afterlife, Resurrection and the World to Come - Three Faiths and Their Visions of Life after Death Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel Continuing their popular series of discussions, the leaders of three major congregations— Reverend Patrick Brennan of St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Very Rev. William Lupfer of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel—join in a lively dialogue about some of the most important issues. You won’t want to miss this!

CBI Book Group

Sunday, February 3, 9:00 AM Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room Please join our book group on the first Sunday of each month for a morning of pleasant literary discussion.

This year, help to change the lives of others.

Pots and Pans for Purim Give Haman the “what for” when we celebrate Purim on February 23rd by banging on pots and pans. The Social Action Committee will be collecting pots, pans, and kitchen utensils for the Community Warehouse, which works with social service agencies to provide people with essential goods that turn a house into a home. In 2011, Community Warehouse distributed over 3,000 pots and pans, and we want to help to greatly increase that number. Please bring new or gently used pots, pans, silverware, cooking utensils, and baking pans to the Purim Schpiel and use them to make the sanctuary resound with joy. If you can’t make it to the Purim service, you can leave donations in the bin in the Sherman Education Center.

February’s selection is The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal. There is no need to sign up.

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

Mazel Tov to

Susan and Stuart Shleifer on the death of her father and Lauren and Mark Goldstein and family on the death of her grandfather, John May, who passed away December 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.

Jessica Whalen, who has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will begin pre-service training as an English Teacher in Panama this month. Jessi is the daughter of Jeffrey Whalen and Stephanie Siegel.

The family of Anita Reinhorn, who passed away December 16, 2012.

Casey and Natalie Feves on the birth of their daughter, Gwendylan Rose Feves, who was born on December 11, 2012. Gwendylan joins big brother London (almost 3). Proud CBI grandparents are Irwin and Ann Feves. Gwendylan was named on January 26, 2013 at her parents’ home.

James Crane and Karla Forsythe on the death of their daughter and Jessa Forsythe-Crane on the death of her sister, Mara Forsythe-Crane, who passed away December 18, 2012. The family of Gilda Wexler, who passed away December 18, 2012. Scott and Robert Nagel on the death of their father, Stanley Nagel, who passed away on December 20, 2012, in Port Angeles, WA. Sanny and Nick Snell, Sue and Jay Albert, and Sandra Lewis and Jim Rosenbaum and families on the death of their aunt, Jeannette Lewis Rubenstein, who passed away on January 1 in Eugene, OR. Rick Garfinkle and Karla Green on the death of his father, Paula and Scott Reed and family and Judah and Ali Garfinkle and family on the death of their grandfather, Victor Garfinkle, who passed away January 6 in Oakland, CA.

Judith Feinstein on the birth of her grandson, Ethan Maxwell Feinstein, who was born on December 21, 2012. Proud parents are Judith’s son Michael and daughter-in-law Shava. Ethan joins big sisters Sophia (16) and Camille (14). Marla Rabau and Keith Wolf on the naming of their grandsons: Asher Matthew Breiman (DOB 6/9/2011), son of Seth and Heather Breiman, and Solomon Milan Butzer (DOB 7/9/2011), son of Adrienne and Fred Butzer, were both named at the January 5th Tot Shabbat. Ray and Dorothy Packouz on the birth of their thirteenth greatgrandchild, Grant Benjamin Clayburgh, who was born on January 1. Proud parents are Drs. Katie and Dan Clayburgh, and grandparents are Dr. Jeff and Nancy Sharff.

Sally Mink on the death of her husband and Debbie Mink on the death of her father, Harold (Hal) Mink, who passed away on January 10.

February 2013

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


Our Leadership

WRJ/BI Sisterhood Feeding the Hungry, Feeding the Soul By Stuart Chestler President, CBI Board of Trustees

It is nearly a month since we celebrated the secular New Year with family and friends. As American Reform Jews, we are lucky to be able to mark both our religious New Year in the fall and our common calendar New Year in January. As you may recall from her Rosh Hashanah morning sermon, Rabbi Joseph rallied our CBI synagogue community around issues of food justice in Oregon. The response to this campaign by our members has been both impressive and moving. Not only has our congregation redoubled its efforts on many of our historical fronts to feed the hungry (like the High Holiday food drive and Christmas dinner deliveries to the homebound), but recently our Social Action committee went into warp speed to develop and successfully execute our first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. CBI Day of Service. It was next to miraculous watching enthusiastic CBI members put together a plan in less than two months to feed 250 of Portland’s neediest citizens— those living under bridges, in tents, in cars, and in doorways—and successfully execute it with our MLK Jr. event partner, the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church. Kudos to those who helped with what

we hope will become an annual event. For those members who missed out, not to worry: there are plenty of other opportunities this year to live what Rabbi Joseph taught us is Transformational Judaism. And now it is time for CBI members to celebrate with their own food event: Taste of Temple! Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship with friends, and some of Portland’s finest food and drink. After all, it is important to feast and refuel ourselves while we focus on helping others.

Board of Trustees 2012/2013 Officers


Stuart Chestler President

Deborah Caldwell Elizabeth Domagalski Eric Friedenwald-Fishman Ali Garfinkle Hon. Susan Graber Ted Nelson Miles Newmark

Ilene Davidson Vice President Linda Georges Vice President Brad Tonkin Vice President John Epstein Treasurer Ned Duhnkrack VP-President Elect/ Secretary

Warren Rosenfeld Jill Rubinstein Ron Silver Richard Solomon Arthur Steinhorn Jeffrey Wolfstone

In keeping with federal rules governing judicial ethics, Judge Graber does not engage in any fund-raising activities and does not participate in any discussion of, or decision on, any political issue, including a decision of the Board whether to take a position for or against any ballot measure.

Auxiliaries Linda Harrison-Fintzy - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Scott Schaffer - Brotherhood President

Purim Happy Hour

Monday, February 25 5:00 - 7:00 PM Hotel deLuxe Vixens and vamps - set your inner Vashti free! We had such a great time last year that we are doing it again. We’ll meet at the Hotel deLuxe for tasty appetizers and a no-host bar. Plus two hours of free valet parking.

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

Thursday, February 21 7:30 PM A wonderful evening for Jewish mothers and those who love them! Join Beth Israel Sisterhood for a night at the theater to see Triangle Productions’ 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, starring Ritah Parrish and CBI member Wendy Westerwelle.

Save the date! More details to come. Questions? Contact Shelly Levy, membership chair, at (973) 715-3234 or

Gift Shop Volunteers Needed We are looking for a few ladies that would be willing to help in the gift shop a couple of hours ONCE every 4-5 weeks while students are in the religious school.

Written by Emmy Award winner Judy Gold and Kate Morin Ryan, based on more than 50 interviews with Jewish mothers across the country, this is your opportunity to find out what Jewish mothers really think! The theater is located at 17th and N.E. Sandy (just a short walk from Voodoo Doughnuts on 15th and Davis, a great place for after-theater treats!). For ticket information, contact Marki Maizels at (503) 682-5767 or before February 7th.


When you volunteer in the gift shop, you’ll meet fellow congregants, help with gift shop products, work with a great group of volunteers, and feel good about making a difference. Gift Shop proceeds go to support the Religious School and Early Childhood programs. Join the fun and help us make a difference. Please contact Debbie Braymer, gift shop volunteer coordinator, at

Congregation Beth Israel

Brotherhood Purim (Carnival) It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore By Scott Schaffer What do these things have in common? @@Having your picture taken on a plywood facsimile of a camel; @@Dressing up as a king, a hero, villain, princess or (at your option) a camel; @@ Rumpusing in an inflatable bouncy house; @@Getting your sugar high on with an endless supply of cotton candy; @@ Bowling, throwing, guessing, putting, tossing, gathering, and/or hunting for fabulous prizes; @@Eating Haman dogs and Hamantaschen with a drink and side of your choice (for a reasonable added fee); @@Listening to the screams of joy of Jewish kids participating in any one of the above; and @@Spending at least some of your time between 12:15 PM and 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 24th after Sunday school in the Blumauer Auditorium helping to facilitate any one of the above. If you guessed a PSY Gangnam Style concert, then go to the back of the line. No, it is instead the annual Brotherhood Purim Carnival. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 24, as this has been the date appointed for the Purim Carnival hosted by your CBI Brotherhood.  There will be carnival games aplenty, and the Brotherhood is very generous with the prizes and liberal with the rules of the games.  Last year, in the “throw a beanbag through the hole” booth, I allowed my son to creep closer and closer until his hand was hovering over the crevasse into which he dropped the beanbag.  Prize for him!  In another situation, I saw a kid use his whole body as a bowling ball to knock over all the pins.  Prize for that kid, too!  I saw two year olds place a golf ball in the hole.  Prize!  I saw a teenager throw a hoop around a peg from halfway across the gym.  Prize!  I saw a fellow Brotherhood member take one too many trips to the cotton candy machine.  Prize!  And tummy ache.

a smile on your face and a new jaunt to your step. I look forward to seeing you all there. And one final postscript about a prior Brotherhood event – the Trailblazers extravaganza. This is the sixth year that the Brotherhood has descended en masse to a Blazers game for shared fun and frivolity, and it is the sixth fifth-and-a-half time that the Blazers have emerged victorious from such an event (the Blazers having scored more points than the OKC Thunder in the first half, but ultimately losing the game in a last minute heartbreaker). With such a record, it is a wonder that Paul Allen has not contacted us directly for a permanent half-price suite to ensure continued good luck with the team. This latest January event had us in the Club level, escorted in early, and with a private dining area set aside for us for an all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s a special treat, and we hope to have even more participation next year. Although you do not have to be a member of the CBI Brotherhood to enjoy any of these events, or attend our meetings, know that your participation helps us in our goal of promoting “Community and Service” by fostering fellowship and providing a service, social, recreational, and educational medium for the Jewish men of the community.  Should you wish to be a member, or to help out on any of these events, please contact me (the President of said august organization) at  And should you wish to help directly with the Purim Carnival, contact me ahead of time and meet me in Blumauer auditorium at 10am the morning of the event. I look forward to seeing you there.

The Purim Carnival is a tradition at CBI that brings many generations together. Whether you wish to experience the true joy of children, to speak with your fellow congregants, or try your hand at one of the many games, Purim is truly an event to be enjoyed by those of all ages.  Either way, I guarantee

February 2013


Very Thoughtful People Adult Education Fund In Memory of Sarah Kurland Anita Reinhorn Alan and Janet Zell

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Gilbert Schnitzer Dr. William and Beverly Galen Alma Senders Berenice Feldman Margery Senders Gertrude Klein Marilyn and Hans Grunbaum John May Bunny and Jerry Sadis In Honor of Debbie Braymer Karla Forsythe and Jim Crane

Amy R. Goldsmith Library In Memory of Mary Jackson Jay and Sue Albert Albert F. Forman Marion S. Forman Stephen E. Forman

Brotherhood Scholarship Fund In Memory of Robert Misrach Mary A. Jackson Morrie and Gerry Jackson

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Gilbert Schnitzer Ilene Goldberg & Family Elaine Savinar Nancy Lou Tonkin Ada E. Beckman Ron Tonkin H. Myer Turteltaub Dr. Jack Turteltaub Samuel Greenberg Selene and Chuck Robinowitz Marilyn (Zell) Singer Gerel Blauer Harriet Shank Jerome B. Shank Ardis and Sandy Kowitt Linda Hudesman David and Diane Rosencrantz Rodney Rosencrantz David and Diane Rosencrantz Ardy and Herb Shapiro Cynthia Lipman Aaron Leslie Lipman Loree, Ken, David, Andrew, and Ali Sakai Margaret Balick Kavitt Benita Schlesinger & Family Betty and Randy Rubenstein & Family In Honor of Suzie Hammel Sharon Weil (Congratulations) Gerel Blauer


Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Steve Solomon Jay and Sue Albert Carlton R. Reiter Philip Reiter Eva Ail The Ruben Family Esther Mink Hal and Sally Mink Pauline Israels Rich Israels Katalin Soltesz Les and Martha Soltesz Ethel G. Kelinson Max D. Kelinson Judith K. Feinstein In Honor of Ethan Maxwell Feinstein (Birth and bris) Judith K. Feinstein In Appreciation Joshua and Janelle Goldstein Linda Roffe

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Honor of Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (Ida Rae & Friends Concert) Judith K. Feinstein In Appreciation Joshua and Janelle Goldstein

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary

In Honor of Happy Chanukah, CBI! Judy Joseph Rabbi Rachel Joseph (Installation) Thomas F. and Linda S. Wilkinson & Molly and David Johnson

Cantor Schiff Discretionary Pearl Malia Karlin Alice and Michael Powell Bruce David Becker Melinda Becker

Rabbi Rose Discretionary In Memory of Elaine Grad Edythe Steinbock In Honor of Rabbi Cahana Cantor Cahana Sydney Baer Jemi Mansfield Karla Forsythe and Jim Crane

General Administrative

In Memory of Yvette Weintraub Alan Weintraub Anne M. Geffen Stan Geffen Harry Rosenfield Lila Goodman & Bernice Gevurtz Bob Edelman Susan Golden Miriam B. Aiken Frank B. Aiken Frances Wolfe

Ronald P. Seres Dr. Joel Seres Suzie Gevurtz Burton Gevurtz Ruth Kullman Anne K. Wald Elsa Bonyhadi Ernest Bonyhadi and Shirley Gittelsohn Max Raskin Betty Raskin Esther Florence Diamond Marvin Diamond Richard Ginsberg Larry Waller Allan Weinstein Goldie L. Weinstein Jeff and Sherri Weinstein Stanley B. Lang Jean Wolff Alma Senders Stuart and Barbara Lang Mara Forsythe-Crane Bob and Joan Rosenbaum Ruth Rosenfeld Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Erick Thompson David A. Cohen Barbara Bloom Antone Larsen Joel and Sandra Seres Nancy Tonkin Brad and Michelle Tonkin


In Memory of Edith Schnitzer Carol Lewis Dorothy Baruh Marcus and Babette Horenstein Isadore Tinkleman Patricia Layton Nemer

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of William (Bill) J. Berman Larry Semler Muriel Berman Leslie Berman & Family Charles Ostrofsky Edith Goodman Rogoway Gilda Joyce Wexler Helen Spivak & Family Max Solomon Stephen Solomon Rich and Sue Garber & Matt, Jason, and Alyson Solomon

Social Action (General) In Memory of Alan Green Donna Brownstein Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Sadie Scheffer Stephen Press Gus J. Solomon Dick Solomon Dr. Arnold Tannenbaum Michael Tannenbaum Mary Jackson Gerel Blauer Anita Reinhorn Ray and Dorothy Packouz

Congregation Beth Israel

Jack McBride Jack Menashe Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe Frank H. Eiseman Gerda A. Eiseman Carol August David and Anita August Samuel Orloff Monford Orloff Hannah Orloff Janice Orloff George Friend Mark and Randie Peterson Gilbert Schnitzer Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Max Peltz Robert and Leslie Peltz Dick Brownstein Donna Brownstein In Honor of Herb Black (Recovery) Elaine and Sandy Weinstein


In Memory of Hal Light Sally Light Jerry M. Colton Marcia Colton Alan Green Irwin and RenĂŠe Holzman Barbara and Howard Cohn Deanne and Dick Rubinstein Henry Kleinberg Irwin and RenĂŠe Holzman Gilbert Schnitzer Barbara and Howard Cohn Deanne and Dick Rubinstein Philip and Dorothy Reiter Fanny Turtledove Alan Meyer Adele R. Meyer Harry Turtledove Paul and Alice Meyer Irving Spivack Frances Spivack Cecille and Larry Spivack Lawrence Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Bunny Edelson William Trachtenberg Rose Trachtenberg Pearl and Irv Trachtenberg Anita Reinhorn Bunny Edelson Naomi and Dave Strauss George Bodner Ilene Goldberg Philip and Dorothy Reiter Robert A. Freidenrich Milton Freidenrich Max Flaxman Jane Flaxman Sylvia Margulis Sue Friedman Theresa Bergstein Betsy and Len Bergstein Irwin Applebaum Barney and Susan Milstein Stuart Durkheimer Eloise Spiegel Margaret Balick Kavitt Wilma-Jane Balick

Very Thoughtful People Arnold Rustin Mara Forsythe-Crane Rose Rustin Samuel Berne Lee and Frank Berne Runi Hyman William Shapiro Susy, Marci, and Katrina Hammel Rita Kantor Pearlmutter Mary Rogoway Donald Londer Bruce Kantor Steve and Elaine Kantor Lesa Oziel Donna Brownstein Donna Miller Miriam Richman General Contribution Given By Harriet Schatz Marcia Colton

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Alan Green Elaine Savinar John May Barbara and Barry Caplan Margie Winkler Joyce and Stan Loeb Anita Reinhorn Joyce and Stan Loeb Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Ruth Rosenfeld Berenice Feldman Elise Rosenfeld

Turkey Fund

Temple Restoration

Urman Family College Communication

In Memory of Lorraine Davis Debbie Davis and Don Spiegel Anna Urman Sam Urman Marvin and Lois Urman

Estelle Director Sholkoff Jewish Educators Scholarship In Memory of Steve Solomon Richard B. Dobrow Anita Reinhorn Richard Dobrow, Rachel Dobrow Stone, and Shasa Dobrow

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship In Memory of Rachel Horenblas Lindsey Horenblas

Morris Klein Preschool Endowment In Honor of Jacob Brin (Bar Mitzvah) The Kitzmiller Family

General Contribution Given By Margaret Hasson

s s i M t Don’


Nettie Director Library Book Endowment

In Memory of Richard Alan Lachman Jeffrey Lachman

In Memory of Rose Rosen Neal and Lisa Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director John May Sam Rosen Sam Shaia Director Louis Mark Stuart and Nikki Director Sol Director Bruce Director Stuart and Nikki Director Anita Reinhorn Bruce Director Bunny and Jerry Sadis Evelyn and Jerry Leshgold Stuart and Nikki Director

Simon & Helen Director Endowment

In Memory of June Nagel The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Anita Reinhorn Richard and Harriet Maizels Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Milton and Lynn Marks Jerry M. Colton Marcia Colton General Contribution Given By Marcia Colton

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life In Appreciation of Cantor Judith Schiff Karla Forsythe and Jim Crane

Prayer Book

In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Sally Buchbinder Naomi and Dave Strauss Leo Goldman Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman, & Jacob and Noah Feldman Joseph and Margo Sercu Eva Yurman Ail Louise Ruben & Family Anita Reinhorn Elaine J. Savinar

Sisterhood Furnishings In Memory of Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Lee B. Lowenson Sisterhood Programming, Leadership & Enrichment

In Memory of Anita Galton Reinhorn HMA Senior Associates, friends of Hal Reiter In Appreciation of WRJ Pacific District Convention Volunteers Debbie Braymer



We can fully guarantee you that this Schpiel will change your life. February 2013


In Remembrance February 1 & 2 Laura Adler Frank B. Aiken Solomon Arnsberg Miriam Baer Franklin Barkley Kathryn Benaroya Anna Bloom Jenny Dickson Sara Dilsheimer Sol D. Director Leah Kinspel Durkheimer Ruth Epstein Herbert Frank Feibleman Martin Fishel Morris Fishman Milton Freidenrich Miriam Gadye Rudolph Galkin Isaac Geller Leo Goldman Henry Hank Herzberg Robert M. Jacobs Pearl Malin Karlin Stanley F. Katz Lillian C. Kaufman Gertrude Klein Walter Kranz Stanley B. Lang Stanley Lappen Davine Levison Jack McBride Jack Menashe Sarah Mesher Alan S. Meyer Jeno Molnar Samuel Orloff Max Peltz Jeanette Rigler Esther Rodinsky Edith Goodman Rogoway Ruth Rosenfeld S. I. Samuels Ellen Sanders-Tuft Harriet Shank Louis Spiegel Harry Sugarman Lawrence Tarlow Isadore Tinkleman Harry Leonard Turtledove Florence Warshawsky Joseph Wekselblatt Ruth Woron

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


February 8 & 9 Cynthia Lipman Aaron Allen Adler Irwin Applebaum Frances Barde Arback Carol August Bruce D. Becker Elsa Bonyhadi Norman Burnett Sally Burnett Esther Florence Diamond Joseph H. Dickson Frank Eiseman Florence Fishman Albert F. Forman Marion S. Forman Ruth Friedman Alfred Greenwald Lottie Herzberg Joseph Horenstein Linda Hudesman Runi Hyman Sylvia Director Jacobs Mary Kane Harold L. Kaplan Harry Karansky Edward Kaufman Margaret Balick Kavitt Eliot Kowitt Philip Kurland Leslie Lipman David H. Lomas Celene Lauterstein Lowenson Ruth Marsh Morris Miller Charles Ostrofsky Annabelle Palmer Perlman Blanche Robbins George K. Robbins Rodney A. Rosencrantz Arnold Rustin William Shapiro Sally Ann Shulman Edward Soren Joseph Spiegel Jean Wolff February 15 & 16 Lee Ackley Eva Y. Ail Theresa Bergstein William J. Berman Samuel Berne

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

Sally Buchbinder Leonard Burgin Joan Cahn Edith Goodman Eugene Gottesman Joseph J. Heilner Lawrence Hoffman Lillian Hoffman Ethel G. Kelinson Max D. Kelinson Cantor Chaim Kohen Rabbi Zahlmon Kohen Sylvia Krys-Nudelman Fred Langerman Antone Larsen Anne Liebman Fanny Lowengart Donna Miller Esther Mink Hannah Orloff Monford Orloff Irving Ovitz Lesa Oziel Carlton R. Reiter Thelma Rosen Bessie Savinar Sadie Scheffer Elise Rosenbaum Sherlin Joseph Smertenko Judge Gus J. Solomon Katalin Soltesz Molly S. Streit Dora Tall Selmo Tauber Louis Tobin Adele Tunick Gerald Unkeles Anna Urman Jacob Vidgoff Jack Zasloff Edith Zavin Lillian Zidell Rose Zivin

Lorraine Davis Sam Shaia Director Stuart Durkheimer Alice Egart Harry Estrin Berenice Feldman Max Flaxman George Friend David Gold Bernard Goldberg Archie Goldsmith Rachel Horenblas Dora Kaffesieder Nellie Katzky Pauline Kaufman Beatrice Kirz Raymond Eugene Krantz Richard Alan Lachman Martha Lehmann Sylvia Margulis Adele R. Meyer Marian Meyer Cheryl Pelz Gertrude Plushnick Max Raskin Henrietta Segal Alma B. Senders Marion Silver Samuel Silver Norman Stein Rose Trachtenberg William I. Trachtenberg Sam Urman Lois Waldinger Allan Weinstein Goldie L. Weinstein Arnold Winters Donald Wolfstone

February 22 & 23 Nathan Adler Rick Aftergut James Henry Ashrow Esther Hirsch Barde Samuel K. Bergman A. I. Bloch Harold Chucker Edward “Sonny” Cogan

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

Congregation Beth Israel

Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2858 Shellie Postlewait

Culinary Artistry 503-232-4675 Jenn Louis

February 2013 SUNDAY

Sh’vat-Adar 5773







1  Sh’vat 21

2  Sh’vat 22

No Preschool

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR Sisterhood Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC Sisterhood Shabbat Dinner 7:30 PM GH

Tot Shabbat Service 9:30 AM PC Shabbat Service 10:30 AM PC

JND Shabbat Service 8:00 PM PC

3  Sh’vat 23

4  Sh’vat 24

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

5  Sh’vat 25

6  Sh’vat 26

7  Sh’vat 27

8  Sh’vat 28

9  Sh’vat 29

Adult Education: Tri-Faith Dialogue 7:00 PM PC

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC

Beginning Hebrew 4:00 PM Rm. 16

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Adult B’nei Mitzvah 6:00 PM Library


Shir Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Adult Confirmation 7:00 PM Library

Membership Committee 5:00 PM SBR

Shabbat Service: Bat Mitzvah of Lucy Hernandez 10:30 AM Temple

15  Adar 5

16  Adar 6

Education & Youth Committee Executive Committee 11:45 AM SBR 12:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC

Beginning Hebrew 4:00 PM Rm. 16

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Adult B’nei Mitzvah 6:00 PM Library


Wedding Blessing for Lauren Stilwell & David Elkanich

Shabbat Service : Bat Mitzvah of Ellie Kobak 10:30 AM PC

20   Adar 10

21  Adar 11

22  Adar 12

23  Adar 13

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC

Adult Education Committee 8:30 AM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Erev Purim

Adult B’nei Mitzvah 6:00 PM Library

Beginning Hebrew 4:00 PM Rm. 16

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Adult Confirmation 7:00 PM Library


WRJ/BIS Board Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

10  Sh’vat 30

11  Adar 1

12  Adar 2

Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM The Dating Game: 3rd Grade Parent Program 10:00 AM BA Taste of Temple 5:00 PM

13  Adar 3

14  Adar 4

Adult Confirmation 7:00 PM Library

Healing Havdalah 4:30 PM PC

Social Action Committee 7:00 PM SBR

17  Adar 7

18  Adar 8

No Religious School/ B’nei Mitzvah

Presidents’ Day

19  Adar 9

No Preschool

Torah Study 9:00 am SBR Shabbat Service : Bat Mitzvah of Elise Gellman 10:30 AM Temple Purim Schpiel: Book of Esther 6:00 PM

24  Adar 14

25  Adar 15

27  Adar 17

28  Adar 18


Sisterhood Purim Happy Hour 5:00 PM

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR

Beginning Hebrew 4:00 PM Rm. 16

Midrasha 5:30 PM SEC


ECE Purim Celebration 10:30 AM Preschool

Adult B’nei Mitzvah 6:00 PM Library

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:00 PM SBR

Purim Carnival 12:30 PM BA

Adult Confirmation 7:00 PM Library

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

26  Adar 16

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

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

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

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February 2013 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the February 2013 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform syn...

February 2013 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the February 2013 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform syn...