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Shabbat on thePlaza Join us all summer long on the Temple lawn as we welcome Shabbat under the Portland summer sky (weather permitting). Bring your family and friends along with a blanket and your own picnic supper. Chairs and umbrellas (for shading from the sun) will be available as well. Services begin at 6:00 PM.

Bulletin July/August 2015 Tamuz-Av-Elul 5775 Vol. 64, No. 10 Established 1858


July 10, 24, 31 • August 14, 28 • September 4


B’nei Mitzvah Ezra Ansel Polesky

Sophia Claire Suhler

Ezra Polesky will become Bar Mitzvah at the 5:00 PM Havdalah service on July 4th. He is the son of Liz Field and Jared Polesky and attends the Catlin Gabel School. Ezra has chosen to work with the Audubon Society of Portland for his Mitzvah Project. The Audubon Society promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Ezra shares: “The goal of my Mitzvah Project is to help feed and care for orphaned and injured baby birds, so that they can grow strong and be released back into the wild. I’ve been going to Portland Audubon since I was a baby, visiting the ‘ambassador birds,’ walking on the trails, and attending camps. It’s exciting to be able to help out in the Wildlife Care Center!” Find out more at

Lillian Ella Banks

Isaac Abrams Isaac Abrams will become Bar Mitzvah on July 11th. He is the son of Hal Abrams and Jennifer Lowery and younger brother of Cynthia and Lilah. Isaac attends Riverdale Grade School and is working with Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation for his Mitzvah Project. He has overseen a number of soccer clinics for younger children, supporting the work of the LOPR to encourage youth athletics in greater Lake Oswego. Isaac plans to continue helping at these clinics throughout the summer and into the school year. To become a volunteer, visit

Josh Erickson Josh Erickson will become Bar Mitzvah on July 18th. He is the son of Michael and ilene Erickson. Josh, a Cedar Park Middle Schooler, is an avid musician and has chosen to support the non-profit Youth Music Project (YMP) in West Linn, OR for his Mitzvah Project. He explains, “I am raising funds and collecting specific musical instruments to support The Youth Music Project, which provides musical training, lessons, and camps to our community including scholarships for those in need. They fill a gap to provide music and art training in the community where it is not always available in public school. From the experience I’ve had with the YMP, I think these donations would benefit kids like me for whom music is a big part of their lives. Their camps are fun and educational, and they allow kids to have the thrill of performing on stage for an audience. These donations would help this continue for generations. If you are interested in donating instruments or financial support, please contact me, Josh Erickson, at” Instruments/gear needed: acoustic guitars, electric guitars, short scale bass guitar, keyboard stand, keyboard bench, drum thrones, ¼” instrument cables, music books. Donations are tax-deductible and YMP can issue a receipt. You may donate online at, click “Support,” and then scroll down to “Make a donation”.


Sophia Suhler will become Bat Mitzvah on July 25th. She is the daughter of Naomi and Eric Suhler and younger sister of Kayla and Benjamin. Sophia will be starting 8th grade in the fall at Lake Oswego Junior High School. Her Mitzvah Project had two parts: she volunteered with the Humane Society last summer and this year, and she is also collecting food, toys, bedding, and kitty litter to donate to the Oregon Humane Society. Long a favorite agency among CBI students and families, the Oregon Humane Society is a shelter for abandoned animals that works to fight cruelty and neglect while building a caring, compassionate community in Oregon. To learn more, visit

Lillie Banks will become Bat Mitzvah at the 5:00 PM Havdalah service on August 1st. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Carrie Banks, younger sister of Benjamin, and older sister of Stella. Lillie attends Riverdale Grade School in SW Portland. She has selected Monika’s House for her Mitzvah Project. Monika’s House is a local domestic violence shelter and is the only shelter in the Northwest that allows pets. Because many abusers threaten to harm the family pets if women leave, it is a wonderful service that Monika’s House is offering, but they are woefully low on supplies. Lillie is raising money and gathering dog and cat items to help fulfill their needs. For more information about supporting Lillie’s project, please visit the special webpage she has set up:

Ethan Meyer Brin Ethan Brin will become Bar Mitzvah on August 8th. He is the son of Jackie and Sagi Brin, younger brother of Jacob, and grandson of CBI Member Phyllis Klein. Ethan is a 7th grader at Athey Creek Middle School in West Linn. He developed a love of reading as a young child and spent many happy times visiting the Wilsonville Library, where he enjoyed their wonderful children’s programming and their huge collection of books. Ethan wanted to give back to an organization that serves his community. He realized how important a library is to any community, serving citizens who may not have the resources to purchase their own books or other types of media. Over the years Ethan has donated books to the library that he has outgrown with the hope of sharing his love of reading with other children. Ethan’s Mitzvah Project has involved volunteering his time at the Wilsonville Public Library on a weekly basis throughout the past year and is ongoing. He is a jack of all trades, straightening shelves in the children’s wing of the library, shelving books, and organizing materials for the Summer Reading Program. Ethan has participated in the Wilsonville Library’s Summer Reading program since he was first able to read at age 4. This summer he will have the honor of signing up young readers to participate in the program. You can learn more at www.

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Our Leadership Spiritual Summer Stretch

Talia Esther Rosenbloom Talia Rosenbloom will become Bat Mitzvah on August 15th. She is the daughter of Jay Rosenbloom and Michelle Collins, younger sister of Rachel and Hannah, and granddaughter of Dr. Robert Mendelson. In the fall she will be an 8th grader at Lake Oswego Junior High. For her Mitzvah Project she will be helping support Team Ethan. Talia explains, “On June 29, 2013, at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute, a summer camp near Indianapolis, Ethan Kadish was teaching a small group of his peers how to play Ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky struck him to the ground. Everything changed for Ethan in that one moment. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result of the lightning strike.” Ethan is Talia’s cousin’s cousin, and she would like to do everything she can to help this family in need. Learn more at

Logan Scott Winters Logan Winters will become Bar Mitzvah on August 22nd. He is the son of Robert and Andrea Winters and younger brother of Harrison. Logan is a student at ACMA, the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy in the Beaverton School District. Two organizations have benefitted from his Mitzvah Project: Oregon Food Bank and the Cat Adoption Team, which serves the lives of homeless, sick, and injured cats, providing treatment and homes. Logan explains his project: “I worked for over a year doing service with both the Oregon Food Bank and the Cat Adoption Team, serving both people and animals in Portland. I worked with food repacking to other agencies to combat homelessness, a passionate desire of mine. Whether cleaning cages or providing a hot meal, my Mitzvah Project has given me a great awareness of need.” Learn more at and

Lola Rose Shore Lola Shore will become Bat Mitzvah on August 29th. She is the daughter of Peter and Vida Shore and the older sister of Caleb. Lola attends Da Vinci Arts Middle School in NE Portland. She’s taken inspiration from her Torah portion to guide her Mitzvah Project. She explains, “When I was reading my Torah portion, I learned that it teaches about endangered animals and the law. This inspired me to reach out to the Oregon Zoo to see if there was some way I could learn how to help endangered species. I learned that there is a bill before the Oregon State Senate (SB 913) that would ban the trafficking of animal parts in Oregon, especially ivory from elephants and rhinoceroses. I want to create public awareness about the bill by setting up informational displays, handing out flyers, and working with the Zoo to promote support for the bill. This is especially important to me because our zoo is famous for Packy the Elephant and the elephant breeding program.” To learn more about SB 913 or the Oregon Zoo, visit

by Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor It takes an effort in the summer months to do anything extra. All year, other schedules dictate where we must be and at what time and with whom. But ahhh, summer… Especially, as I have come to appreciate, here in Oregon where the summer months are amazingly clear and warm and beautiful. For most, life slows just a bit once the first Hood strawberries appear. With a shelf life of mere hours, these first fruits of summer teach us to be ready to carefully (yet quickly!) pick, cherish, taste, and be grateful. In order to fully appreciate the gifts of summer, we have to make SOME effort. The funny thing about the Hebrew calendar is that we don’t have much of a “holiday” in the summer. No major holidays like Rosh Hashanah, no celebratory festivals like Passover, not even a minor festival like Chanukah. What we do have are three weeks of “sad” days not commonly observed in most Reform communities. From the middle of June till the middle of July this summer, there commences a cycle of introspection and mourning known as the Three Weeks, which culminates in the observance of Tisha B’Av (the 9th of the month of Av),which this year falls on Saturday night, July 25th. It is a time to remember calamitous events that have befallen our people, to sit on the ground and read from the book of Lamentations. In the midst of summer brightness, it is a spiritual nadir. From that low point, our prophetic readings each Saturday morning begin to help us make the journey back to hope and preparedness for the High Holidays with texts of comfort. And there is one more little known commemoration coming just one week after the sadness of Tisha B’Av, called Tu B’Av (the 15th of the month of Av). Its origins and what it celebrates are unclear, but a statement in the Talmud about this minor holiday instructs “the daughters of Israel to dress in white and go out to the fields to dance and the young men would follow after them.” It is clearly a time to transition from sadness to the hopefulness of courting! This year Tu B’Av, our Jewish Valentine’s Day, falls on Friday night, July 31st, with Shabbat on the Plaza. I invite you to make the effort to try something new for your Jewish self this summer. Join us for services outside or in. Take some time to read the book of Lamentations the third week of July and see how its sweet melancholic verses resonate within you. Then bring your loving self to Shabbat on the Plaza on July 31st to enjoy the comfort and love of our community. May this sweet summertime bring the taste of new fruits as well as the possibilities of spiritual openings. See you soon on the plaza!


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Developing CBI All of This Belongs to You by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director There are tangible and intangible things that make our CBI community such a treasure. We can pinpoint and measure the impact of our beautiful Shabbat on the Plazas, our Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, our legendary Purim Schpiels, and our spiritual High Holy Day services, as well as the work of our Social Action Committee. Of course, there are many other things that comprise our whole. It is important to recognize that our Temple is here for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. All that we are and all that we have to offer belongs to you. In order to do our best to be all things to all people, we depend on resources above and beyond the annual contribution (formerly known as dues) that each member is asked to donate. With that in mind, we gratefully appreciate and proudly recognize

those of you who in Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) helped support our annual fundraising efforts and enabled the Development Department to surpass our $200,000 goal. Whether as a contributor to our Every Family Initiative (EFI), a sponsor of one of our (fun)draising events, a donor to our Mitzvah Moment or Recipe for Success appeals, or a member who made an additional gift above your annual contribution, we are honored to list you in our Contributor’s Circle. Please know we also welcome your support through your employer’s matching gift program. Our CBI team is always ready to assist you and be sure that securing CBI’s present and future is the most positive experience possible. We thank you for all you have done in the past and we hope you will continue to do in the future. With continued thanks for your support, Ted Nelson CBI Development Chair

Jen Feldman CBI Development Director

CBI Contributor’s Circle Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer George and Sharon Alexander Marc and Tracy Alifanz Michael and Margie Anton Aylsworth & Popick Men’s Wear, Inc. Bill and Sydney Baer Carl Balog Tony and Robyn Barbon Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Carole Barkley and David Loftus Mac and Sarah Barr Lester and Heather Baskin Michael and Rosalie Baskin David and Marah Bean Mindy Becker and Greg Jones Brian and Alisa Bendis Len and Betsy Bergstein Mel Birge and Janet Morgan Gerel Blauer Karen Blauer and Dvora Mencher Scott Rector and Rachel Bloom George Bodner Joanne Bonime Lynn Bonner Ernie Bonyhadi and Shirley Gittelsohn David and Debbie Braymer Marina and Bill Brown Debra and Kim Burchiel Rabbi Michael Z. and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Connie Cambreleng Asher and Grace Cantor Bernard Caplan Ian Cartwright Stephen Cassell and Eric Wyatt


Bob and Patty Chestler Stuart and Mandi Chestler David Cohen and Lee Anna Jones Kenny and Rhonda Cohen David Rozansky and Elana Cohn-Rozansky Marge Cohn and Marvin Richmond Marcia Colton Marge Congress & Evi Pazmanczyk Jim and Ilene Davidson Andrea Davis Barry and Bonnie Davis Dick and Cameron Davis Tom and Julie Diamond Richard Dobrow Mark and Molly Docherty Lou and Kathleen Doctor Lee and Nikki Dorfman Downtown Development Group, LLC Mircea and Cristina Draghicescu Nancy E. Duhnkrack and James Monteith Debra Ellwood Tovah Ellwood Andrew Wilson and Ronnie-Gail Emden John and Sarah Epstein Tom Cull and Julia Epstein Pierce Ethier Jennifer Felberg Howard and Jen Feldman Leigh Feldman and Sara Moskovitz Adam and Barbra Fisher Joey and Val Fishman Paul and Sherry Fishman Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman

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Stacy and Sharon Friedman Bill and Bev Galen Morrie Galen Zanley and Claire Galton Judah and Alison Garfinkle Rick Garfinkle and Karla Green Geffen Mesher and Company, CPAs Rich and Leslie Geller Tom Georges III and Linda Georges Gary Gilbert Ted and Connie Gilbert Leonard and Yvonne Gionet Barbara Glazer Paul and Mimi Goldman Bobbie Goldstein David and Tiffany Goldwyn Doug and Lila Goodman Greg Goodman and Susan Schnitzer Mark and Christi Goodman Bill June and Susan Graber Steven and Michelle Gradow Barry and Julie Greenberg Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf Tyler and DeeDee Gundberg Gordon and Meryl Haber Irv and Gail Handelman Douglas and Gail Hansen Dodie Harrison Craig Hartzman and James John Margaret Hasson Dan Heims and Lynne Bartenstein Gary and Joyce Hoffman Janet Hoffman and John Harland Jonathan and Susan Hoffman

Developing CBI Holman’s Funeral & Cremation Service Janice Isenberg Morris and Gerry Jackson Ken and Karen Janoff Howard Jarvis, DMD, LLC and Tiffany Goldwyn, DMD Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph Art and Sylvia Kaplan Jim and Rhonda Kennedy Scott Howard and Lucy Kivel Michael and Mary Klein Chris Hill and Laura Korman Ethan and Ellie Korngold Donald and Judith Kramer Bob Kravitz and David Gilbert Mrs. Jean Krosner Paul and Lee Labby Jason and Lucy Langer Jordan Laub and Patricia Colegrove Matthew and Leah Letts Al and Rosanne Levi Irv Levin and Stephanie Fowler Glen and Lisa Levy David and Amy Lewin Dave and Deborah Lewinsohn Carol Lewis Kathleen Lewis Ken and Colleen Lewis Scott Lewis and Laura Rose-Lewis Jonathan and Marilyn Lindner David Lipman David and Liz Lippoff Stan and Joyce Loeb Richard and Diane Lowensohn Dick and Harriet Maizels Steve Klein and Gail Mandel Greg and Jemi Mansfield Phillip Margolin Milt and Lynn Marks Thomas and Lisa McConnell Steve and Robin McCoy Fred Cirillo and Sharon Meieran Barry and Susan Menashe Joe and Joanne Menashe Michael Menashe Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Page and Lynn Mesher Paul and Alice Meyer David Stocker and Blythe Miller Barney and Susan Milstein Darren and Jill Mitchell Maddie Nelson and Jim Lafky Roscoe Nelson III and Debra Harrison Ted Nelson and Curt Shaffstall Adam and Sandy Nemer

Heinz Holzapfel and Sylvia Nessan Patricia Neuberger Ed and Jill Neuwelt Mark New Jeanne Newmark Northwest Bank The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology - West Dan and Tracy Oseran Henry and Nancy Oseran Robert and Leslie Peltz Mark and Judy Peterman Gary Peterson and Debbie Friedman Bob and Rita Philip Jean Pierce Allan and Marney Pike Steven Pike and Allison Sneider Pike Ryan and Sarah Pitman Harold and Jane Pollin Forrest Marcum and Rachel Pollin Brad and Sandy Popick Portland Outdoor Store Yale Popowich and Tina Skouras David Rabbino and Elizabeth Domagalski Phil and Dorothy Reiter Joshua and Amy Remick Jim and Michael Richman Stephen and Leslie Robinson Paul and Gayle Romain Rabbi Emanuel and Lorraine Rose James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis Jane Rosenbaum Mark Rosenbaum Robert and Joan Rosenbaum David and Diane Rosencrantz Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Rosemarie Rosenfeld Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman John and Marti Rosenthal Ted and Davia Rubenstein Dick and Deanne Rubinstein Eleanore Rubinstein Rick Rubinstein, Jr. and Jill Rubinstein Rose Rustin Babak and Caroline Sabi Robert and Ann Sacks Jerry and Bunny Sadis Ken and Loree Sakai Michael and Linda Salinsky Elaine Savinar David and Cantor Judith Schiff Arlene Schnitzer Dina Schnitzer Dori Schnitzer and Dan Brown The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Lois Schnitzer

Thelma Schnitzer Merrill Schneider Brandon Schwindt Joel and Sandra Seres Dr. Lynda Shapiro Ruth Sheinin Julie and Brett Sheppard Tom and Megan Shipley Jamie and Denise Shulman Jeffrey Whalen and Stephanie Siegel Ron and Sheila Silver Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici Jonathan Singer Richard and Lori Singer Steven Slovic and Rhonda Schwartz Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft Les and Martha Soltesz Bruce Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel Ashley Spitzer Tom and Mardi Spitzer Harley and Robyn Spring Jeff and Barbara Steinberg Arthur Steinhorn Brad and Lara Stern Naomi Strauss David and Sally Swire Sam Swire Jason and Katherine Tell Lynn and Chet Tobias Brad and Michelle Tonkin Edward Tonkin Marcy Tonkin The Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships Jesse Treger and Candice Adelson Bill and Joanne Treuhaft Tony and Bianca Urdes Urdes Miller Wealth Management Group Jason and Shonda Waxman Sharon Weil Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Stuart and Marcia Weiss Jeff and Jen Weprin Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone Ron and Nancy Wyden Wyse Kadish LLP Phil and Tammy Yashar Kenneth and Jennifer Zeidman Alan and Janet Zell Martin and Beverly Zell Jason Zidell Bill and Marsha Zimmer Herman and Vicki Zimmerman Adam and Ashley Zivony

All names have been carefully reviewed. Nevertheless, errors and omissions may occur. If your name has been misprinted or omitted, please accept our apologies. Questions or corrections should be directed to Development Director Jen Feldman at (503) 222-1069 or

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Our Leadership Mazel Tov and L’hitraot By Sydney A. Baer, Executive Director It is bittersweet to share the news that Jemi Kostiner Mansfield has left our team after 23 years. She was an integral member of our Senior Staff and will be deeply missed. Jemi has been hired as the new Director of Spiritual Life at Cedar Sinai Park, a position that provides an extraordinary opportunity for her to share her passion and expertise. We share her happiness and take great pride in having been a part of her development as a well-respected leader within our community. This isn’t good-bye; since her new position will build our partnership with Jemi in new ways, we are saying l’hitraot. Cedar Sinai is an essential part of our Jewish community, and we will continue to work together, with Jemi providing an additional link for all. When I say this news is bittersweet, the bitterness is the huge loss this will be for CBI. When Jemi started at CBI in April 1992 as temp for our front desk, neither she nor we knew what an amazing journey and career it would be for her. Jemi has worn almost every hat and worked in every department. From the front desk, Jemi soon became our Life Cycle Coordinator, organizing our weddings, baby namings, circumcisions, funerals, and all events in between. She served as Associate Director of Congregational Affairs under Cindy Bambam for many years and then took over the administration for the Education Department for 12 years. Jemi has been a member of the Senior Staff for the past 9 years and has served as our Congregational Affairs Director for the past three years, managing the clergy schedules, cemetery, database, and social media; writing our press releases; helping with logistics and general operations; and continuing to support our life cycle events. Jemi was our Purim Schpiel-er extraordinaire, weaving together her love of theater, acting, directing, singing, and dancing with Jewish celebrations. Jemi is our institutional knowledge and keeper of our memorable moments. She has been patient and wise counsel to many of our Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, a thoughtful collaborator, and our in-house calligrapher. Her job titles have never really done justice to all her contributions to CBI. The bottom line is that she has been our go-to person for 23 years. We thank Jemi for being the best long-term temp ever, and we thank her family for sharing her with us for all these years. It has been a pleasure to watch Jemi grow, but like all good nests, it is time for her to go and share her leadership with others. With the greatest of respect and gratitude, we say yasher koach for a job well done. May you continue to go from strength to strength.

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Jemi! Congregation Beth Israel

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

L’hitraot, Dara! Mazel tov and l’hitraot to Dara Docherty as well. Dara also started as a temp (do you see a pattern here?) and has been with us for over three years. She came to us shortly after her graduation from college, was our receptionist, and then moved on to be our graphics and communications coordinator. As with Jemi, these titles don’t tell the whole story. Dara has created materials for our programs and fundraisers, edited our bulletin, created our e-mail blasts, and been the behind-the-scenes administrative support for all of us.

Jim and Michael Richman on the birth of their granddaughter, Samara Rena Barish, on May 8, 2015. Proud parents are Callie and Noah Barish, and Samara joins big brother Elijah (3). Other grandparents are Gale and David Barish of Carmel Valley, CA. Joshua and Janelle Goldstein on the birth of their son, Avery Peter Goldstein, on May 26, 2015. Avery was named at his brit milah on June 2nd. May they grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to their family and all humankind.

We are so proud of Dara. She has been accepted to Lewis & Clark’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Dara’s goal is to teach high school English, and this gets her one step closer to her dream. Her journey will take about 15 months.

Jewely Sandoz and the late Louis Sandoz on the marriage of their daughter, Megan Sandoz, to Zachery Herzog on May 24, 2015 in Portland. Megan is the granddaughter of CBI member Suzanne Friedman and the late Dr. Leonard Friedman and the great-granddaughter of late congregants Milton Margulis and Nettie Margulis.

We will miss her and wish her much success in this new chapter.

Jon Wexler on his TEDx Portland debut on May 30, 2015. Lynn Wolfstone, Master Gardener and landscape designer, on her cover and feature article in the May 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

CBI Continues to Grow

Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana on his graduation from Leadership Portland on June 11, 2015.


Condolences to

Joan Meyers, who connected with us as an enthusiastic Mitzvah Day volunteer.

The family of Phyllis Lieppman, who passed away on May 7, 2015.

The Lohr family: Dafna and Andrew, and their children, five-year-old Susanna and one-year-old Ruben.

Leah and Matthew Letts on the death of her grandfather, Irving Pentelnik, who passed away May 29, 2015 in Oak Park, MI. He was 93 years old.


We, the Reform and Reconstructionist movements, received almost 40% of the votes which means that liberal Judaism will hold a solid majority in the World Zionist Congress this October. At the Congress, American Jews will have the opportunity to express their strong feelings about the issues close to our hearts, and then work to affect change in those areas. We will be one step closer to making Israel the Jewish state that we know it can and should be. As a reminder, the results of this election help determine our influence in Israel’s national institutions, the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish National Fund. Our team, led by the leadership of ARZENU (ARZA’s umbrella organization of worldwide Reform Zionists), will now begin the process of negotiating with Israeli political parties and determining our positions based on the power that you, our voters, provided.

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Thank you WRJ/BIS for helping get out the vote. We are thrilled with the results.


Upcoming Events What Does Jewish Summer Camp Mean to You? Ziva: It started with a toothy smile. That’s what I remember my brothers coming home with each day after camp. Grinning ear to ear, I watched as a wide-eyed toddler as they told us of the adventures they had. Camp was in my blood, and I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to go. When the time finally came, it was everything I had hoped for, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since. After 10 years as a camper, I joined the staff and continued to make the magic of Jewish summer camp come alive for children for another 8 years. Each summer I returned, I learned and grew. I connected with my Judaism in a way that felt right for me through friendships, songs, and laughter. During the year, school days would go by, and what kept me going through the stress and the hardship was realizing that I was a little bit closer to being at camp. Camp was easy. Camp was fun. Camp was home. The friends I made are the ones I have stayed connected to throughout my life and into adulthood. Not returning this year has been so difficult, but I know that camp will always be with me and in my heart. I smile to myself when a skill I developed at camp as a camper or a counselor manifests in my daily life. The life experience and leadership that I developed is something I wouldn’t trade for the world. It has shaped me into a strong, confident, and compassionate person, and I am forever grateful that my family prioritized Jewish summer camp. Shoshanna: Looking back over the years, camp has been a major part of my life. I have spent 12+ years going to one camp or another; I have been everything from a camper to a staff member to a unit head. That camp became my home, its community became my family. Going to a Jewish summer camp is different than other camps. This is in part because Judaism is threaded through everything you do. Campers and staff learn that Judaism has many aspects and is more than services and religious school. We can express Judaism through art and music, and we can find Jewish values in sports and daily life. Rather than just teaching kids to be kind to one another or to respect each other, it is framed through the ideas of Gimilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness) and Kvod (respect). Growing up in a very small Jewish community, it was at Jewish summer camp that I was able to meet other Jewish kids, including my best friend. I was encouraged to explore Judaism and find what being Jewish meant to me.

MESHUGANEH! The Yiddish word meshuganeh means “crazy.” Meshuganeh was started for young-ish families and couples (30s-40s) to get together socially and bond over shared adventures. While we often have chaotic lives that lead us to feel crazy, we believe that it is important to carve out the time to connect with our community in a meaningful way. This summer, we plan to have a number of casual gatherings, two of which are listed below. Contact Ali Garfinkle at alisondg@gmail. com for more information about these and other events. We look forward to spending time with you. Join us, and be part of our Meshuganeh!

Pre-Neg Happy Hour Friday, July 24, 5:00 PM Temple Lawn Join us for a Pre-Neg Happy Hour before the July 24 Shabbat on the Plaza service. Bring your blanket and dinner, and we will have time to schmooze before the service begins at 6:00 PM.

Havdallah in the Park Saturday, August 15 Sabin Elementary School playground and field Rabbi Joseph will be hosting Havdallah in the Park on August 15. Contact Ali or watch the CBI e-mail blasts for details to follow.

CBI BOOK GROUP Sunday, October 4, 9:00 AM Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room CBI Book Club returns this fall! Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up.

Thank you for allowing us to share our stories of Jewish summer camp with you. We hope that they have inspired you to explore the options for your own families and children. We are excited to utilize our experiences at our new camp, Camp Sababa, this summer. We would love for you to join us for this inaugural year. Registration can be found online at If you’re not able to make it, we still highly encourage you to consider Jewish summer camp in the future, as it has impacted us so deeply. Wherever your family ends up this summer, we hope it is a joyful one!

Annual Camping Trip


Friday, August 28th - Sunday August 30th Seaside, Oregon

Ziva Sholin and Shoshanna Pro Co-Directors of Camp Sababa


The selection for October is FDR and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman.


Do you love camping with JND? Congregation Beth Israel’s group for 20/30-somethings is heading to the beach, and we’d love for you to join us. If you’re interested, please email or visit the JND webpage for details: www.

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Brotherhood Rafting Voyage

WRJ Pacific District Area Day for Sisterhoods of the Pacific Northwest Sunday, July 26, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Temple B’nai Torah (15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008) Join us for a fun-filled, interactive day focusing on “Leadership of Others Begins with Leading Ourselves.” Register online at:

Sunday, August 9 Deschutes River Join the Brotherhood for a day of rafting excitement on the Deschutes River. The price is $30 per person plus a $9 river-use fee. Brothers pay only $15 dollars. Contact Bob Winthrop at to RSVP and receive full information about departure time and location.

Also save the date for Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2015, for additional leadership training for Sisterhood Presidents & Upcoming Leaders.

WRJ Pacific District Area Day Mitzvah Project Thursday, July 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Magnolia’s Corner (4075 NE Sandy Boulevard) Last year, Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, CA, had a devastating fire that started in the temple kitchen and caused nearly $300,000 in damage. The fire completely ruined not only their kitchen but, with so much smoke, also damaged their sanctuary (Torah scrolls), offices, and much more. Their Sisterhood gift shop, which produced most of the Sisterhood’s fundraising income, was destroyed. Nothing could be salvaged from this catastrophe. We are very happy to report that a year later, construction is well underway, and they hope to move back into their new home by August 2015. This year, the WRJ Pacific District is sponsoring a district-wide Area Day Mitzvah Project to support Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood. As “sisters” in the Pacific District, we have a unique opportunity to do a wonderful mitzvah to help Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood by asking for donations of Bed Bath & Beyond or VISA gift cards to help replenish the items in the kitchen that Sisterhood uses to support their synagogue.

2015 Annual Brother/Sister Wine Party Thursday, July 16, 5:30-8:00 PM Chameleon Restaurant & Bar (2000 NE 40th Avenue) Cost: $36 per person It’s here! The annual summer Brotherhood/Sisterhood wine party! Come join us this year on Portland’s best patio at Chameleon Restaurant & Bar in the fabulous Hollywood District. We will be tasting a few of Chef Pat Jeung’s favorite wines while enjoying a variety of his wonderful specialty appetizers.

We will be collecting Bed Bath & Beyond or VISA gift cards at all three Area Days: Southern California on July 12, Northern California on July 19, and Pacific Northwest on July 26. Please bring these gift cards to your Area Day event.

Reservations can be made via the CBI Office at (503) 222-1069.

If you’re not attending an Area Day in your part of the district, you can still support this important mitzvah project by sending your cards to the Sisterhood President of Temple Beth Sholom:

Please visit Chameleon’s website ( for more information about this fabulous restaurant. You won’t want to miss this year’s event!

Stacy Nagel 23210 Azela Circle Yorba Linda, CA 92887 Thank you in advance for your support.

Gift Shop Happenings The Gift Shop is closed for the summer.

Space is limited, and this event is always very popular, so make your reservations today! The deadline is July 13th.

One of the many positive reviews from Yelp: “Still Portland’s best kept secret after MANY years. The food and drink is phenomenal. The size of the place is just perfect. No matter how busy the place may be, it is never too deserted nor crowded. When the patio is open, that is the place to be. Pat’s cuisine is unique and ever so fresh with items harvested daily from his farm in the Gorge.”

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Very Thoughtful People

Adult Education Fund In Memory of Abraham Tobin Lois Tobin

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat In Memory of Grace Gilbert Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Irving Krosner Jean Krosner Charlene Weinstein Joel and Sue Krane Mary Braunsten Bernie Caplan Paul Sonnes Dr. Robert Sonnes Charlotte Haimsohn Herbert L. Newmark Babette Schnitzer Leonard Schnitzer Harry Mittleman The Abrams Family Molly Shuster Herb Black

Brotherhood Scholarship Fund In Memory of Joe Harrison Dodie Harrison

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Henry H. Kavitt Benita Schlesinger & Family Betty and Randy Rubenstein & Family Alec L. Black Herb Black Leonard Schnitzer Jill and Richard Edelson Rhoda Aiken Teddy Aiken Dolores Black Nathan Black Floyd Black Rose Rudman Charles Crane Jim Crane and Karla Forsythe Sanford Kowitt Geri and Michael Rumbolz Kay Kowitt Daniel Jeremy Berkson Julie Berkson Harold S. Hirsch Frederic S. Hirsch Harry H. Baron Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Dolores Black David Black, Allen Cook, Laurie Black, Stafford Mays, and Neal Black


Henry Spivak Alysmae Semler Nudelman Ruth Semler Jacqueline R. Spivak James Spivak Helen Spivak & Family Dr. Harry Semler Gertrude Semler Helen Spivak & Family Claire and Dave Gross Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Geffen

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Irene E. Arron (Feinstein) Bette Kelinson Melvin Feinstein Marian Ovitz Deborah Arron Leah Feinstein Judith Feinstein & Family Mayer Ludwig Leonard and Sharlene Lidwig Dr. Irving Puziss Brian Puziss Adele and Herb Savage Adair and Sara Savage Ward Rita Lubliner John Lubliner Norman Higby Edward T. Sigell Rose L. Sigell Jan and Mike Sigell & Family Gerald Poplack Susan L. Poplack Jan and Mike Sigell, Lois Poplack, and Family

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Helen Katzky Margaret Katzky Hasson Louis Rosencrantz Meier Rosencrantz Blanche Cohen Rose Sobelman Sarah Albert Sue Albert Antoinette S. Himmelreich Silas K. Himmelreich Margery H. Cohn Rita Lubliner John Lubliner Norman Higby In Honor of Barry Caplan (Recovery) Sue Albert

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Hiroto Zakoji Loree and Ken Sakai In Appreciation Carl Rogat

Cantor Schiff Discretionary


General Administrative

Ruth Semler Youth Activities

Hal Ruthizer Cultural Arts

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship

Landau Chapel

Social Action (General)

In Memory of Sydelle Levine Howard and Jen Levine

In Memory of Lillian Lisa Wax Mark, Roberta, Blair, and Stephanie Wax Irwin Frank Marjorie Frank Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank Shirley Robinowitz Chuck and Selene Robinowitz Albert G. Senders Flora Jean Zurow Margery F. Senders Lettie Sonnes Robert Sonnes Ray Machacek David Raskin Betty Raskin Zanly Edelson Andrea Edelson Lena Freedman Victoria Pullman & Jerry Bercovitz Roxanne Schloss The Schloss Family In Honor of Tony and Bianca Urdes (Adult B’nei Mitzvah) Michael and Margie Anton Sydney and Bill Baer

In Memory of Donald Cartwright Susanne C. Powell Ian Cartwright

In Memory of George Caro Bob and Lore Labby

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Edith O. Miller Gladys M. Rosenberg Alan and Lana Miller In Honor of Donna Brownstein (Recovery) Alan and Lana Miller

Oseran Family Lecture In Memory of N. Calmin Margulies Joyce and Stan Loeb

Congregation Beth Israel

In Memory of Phyllis Swett Michael S. Swett

In Memory of Lena Cohen Swerdlik Joan and Louis Soriano Alysmae Semler Nudelman Avrel Nudelman Henry Spivak Jacqueline R. Spivak Alysmae Semler Nudelman James Spivak Helen Spivak & Family Dr. Harry and Gertrude Semler Victor Nudelman Abe and Gilda Wexler James Spivak Celia Levitt Sondheim Joseph J. Epstein Helen Spivak & Family Herman J. Friedman Barry and Barbara Caplan In Honor of Linda Harrison (Song of Miriam Award Recipient) Gerry Jackson (Adult Bat Mitzvah) Morrie Jackson (Adult Bar Mitzvah) Margaret Hasson

In Memory of Shirley Deitch William Oppenheimer Leonard and Fay Oppenheimer

In Memory of Sandy Kowitt Ardis Kowitt Abraham Paul Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer Charlotte Eiseman Arthur Eisenhardt Gerda Eiseman David Scheffer Ruth Press Stephen Press Shirley Lane Stephen Press and Laura Lane Henry Blauer Leslie Kaufman Gerel Blauer Pat Tannenbaum Michael, Tim, Becky and Adam Tannenbaum

Very Thoughtful People In Honor of Morrie and Gerry Jackson (B’nei Mitzvah) Dodie Harrison Shemaya Blauer (Birthday) George Bodner (Birthday) Gerel Blauer General Contribution Given By Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald-Fishman Bob and Anna Winthrop


In Memory of Edythe Rubin Debra, Wally, and Rachel MacDougall Betty Edelman Lori and Michael Edelman Edna Fenton Lynda Baker Anna Richman Mimi Richman Bernard Schnitzer Sol J. Cohn Barbara and Howard Cohn Scott Colton Marcia Colton & Family Edna Fenton Jacob Feingold Lee and Frank Berne Bernice and Hy Canter Gerald Edelman The Edelman Family Ida Margulis Josephine Rubens Beeke Dolorosa and David Margulis Zanly Edelson Bunny Edelson Mollie Rosenblum Dena Tarlow Ben Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Tillie Wachs Pearl Trachtenberg Beverly Miller Robin and Eric Flamm Ben Steinberg Ilene Goldberg Leonard Friedman Suzanne Friedman Zanly Edelson Jill and Richard Edelson

Tessie Lewis Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Henry Spivak Alysmae Semler Nudelman Jacqueline R. Spivak Ruth Semler James Spivak Sharon Goldman Margo Sercu Daniel Fromer Shirley Mark Zanly Edelson Jill and Richard Edelson In Honor of Arielle and Max Bloom (B’nei Mitzvah) Dr. William and Beverly Galen Barry Caplan (Recovery) Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Sasha Drutter Feliz Gelbras Susan Gerson Jean Pierce (Birthday) Shirley Mark

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Rose Goodman Anna Rosenfeld Lila and Doug Goodman Michael Goldstein Lance and Mary Steinberg Henry Spivak Alysmae S. Nudelman Ruth Semler Jacqueline R. Spivak Dr. Harry Semler Gertrude Semler Helen Spivak & family In Honor of Barbara and Stuart Lang (Special anniversary) Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Temple Improvement

Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund In Memory of Clara S. Frey Lottie Mendelson Harry Nemer Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Meryl Haber

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship In Honor of Jake Fintzy (Religious School graduation) Dodie Harrison

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment In Memory of Florence Korey Clement Dina Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director Clarence H. Loeb Joyce and Stan Loeb In Honor of Alan and Eve Rosenfeld (Greatgranddaughter’s naming) Sherry Fishman (Recovery) Stuart and Nikki Director

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Joseph Edelstein Lois Tobin Mildred Gold Albert Maizels Richard and Harriet Maizels Lianne Marks Klein Milton and Lynn Marks Ronald Yankowitz Dr. Robert Sonnes

In Memory of Leland H. Lowenson Milton and Lynne Marks

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Urman Family College Communication

Bikkur Holim - Hope in Life

In Memory of Maxwell Silverstein Marvin and Lois Urman

In Memory of Sally Light Bunny and Jerry Sadis

Prayer Book

In Memory of Sol and Nettie Director Dr. Herman Korey and Florence Korey Clement Stuart and Nikki Director Roberta Samuels Hunt Edwin Cohen Ilaine Cohen & Family Jerry M. Colton Sharon H. Goldman Marcia Colton & Family Henry Spivak Jacqueline Spivak (Yussie) Joseph Jacob Epstein Karen S. Spivak Carol Tannenbaum Michael, Tim, Becky and Adam Tannenbaum Jerry Colton Margo Sercu Roxanne Schloss The Schloss Family

Service to the Blind

In Memory of Melvin Rubin Debra, Wally, and Rachel MacDougall Edna Kean Jaime Kean Dorothy Schubach Robert Rowe and Nannette Hasman-Rowe Manuel Holtzman Wilma-Jane Balick and Sandra Kailes Biller

Sisterhood Programming, Leadership & Enrichment

In Honor of Linda Harrison (Song of Miriam Award recipient) Dodie Harrison Linda Harrison (Sisterhood Presidency) Jake Fintzy (Religious School graduation) Gerry and Morrie Jackson (B’nei Mitzvah) Stephanie Siegel and Jeff Whalen

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

Member Services

Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed.

Executive Director Sydney A. Baer

Youth Group Director Shoshanna Pro

Development Director Jen Feldman

Education Administrator Ziva Sholin

Finance Director Jim Baldwin, CPA Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Office Administrator Tracy Alifanz

Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin

Facilities Staff Perry Meekins, Facilities Manager Keith Powers Johnny Martino Shalamar Washington Susie Young

Culinary Artistry 503-232-4675 Jenn Louis

Catering Panel Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2858 Shellie Engelquist

Devil’s Food Catering 503-233-9288 Charles Stilwell VT Group: Vibrant Table, Food In Bloom, f&b Café 503-297-9635 Karen Rich

Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Larry Grimes

July/August 2015


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. July 3 & 4 Rose Backer* Daniel Jeremy Berkson Laura Bolliger Sarah Boskowitz Morris Cohen Eugene E. Cohn* Jerry M. Colton* Sasha Drutter Jeanette Feldman Irwin Frank Wilmer Freeman Julius C. Friendly* Gladys Galkin Bella Goldwasser Bertha Graber Gale Grossman Harold Hirsch Toni Kahan Max M. Keyser* William Lawrence Klein* Binnie Kramer* Anne Lavine-Kilbourne Celia Lazarus Abraham Paul Meyer Charlotte Pearlman Anna Richman Ann Romain Alex Rubin Rose Rudman Rebecca Samuels Herbert Savage Carolyn See* Philip E. Seltzer Henry Spivak Babette Strauss* Lena Cohen Swerdlik* Sarah Utay Tillie Wachs Nathan Weil* Eleanor Wishengrad Simon Wolfe July 10 & 11 Therese Abeles Joe Blank Rene Bloch* Jan Borman Goldie Chestler Arthur H. Cohen Rose Goodman Davis Emma Diamond* Florence Dobrow Zanly C. Edelson Dorothy Feldman Gus L. Feldman Lily Feuerstein


Gerald Fine Hy Freedman Leonard Friedman Benjamin Geller Ethel Greenblatt Betty Haas Joseph Harrison Carrie Myers Herrman* Max Janow Clinton E. John Evelyn Wright Kantor Tillie Kaufman Bernard La Rossa Eva Lowengart Langerman* Celia Lesman Donald Loftus George Lowenson* Richard Lubliner Albert Morgenstern Julius Newmark William Oppenheimer Jesse Oroshnik Maurice Pike* Florence Savan* Bernice W. Schlesinger* Julian J. Shipley* Ida Steinbock Grace Ann Thomas Gretchen Thomas Izetta Tonkon* Faye Zasloff July 17 & 18 Helen Blumenthal Klaus G. Citterman Florence Korey Clement Avery Cline Beatrice W. Cohn Charles Crane Harry Driesen Sylvan F. Durkheimer Charlotte Eiseman Arthur Eisenhardt George Forrest* Melvyn C. Friendly Carmen Golby Sharon Goldman Ethel Osborne Green* Michael “Mickey” Greenberg Jay Grenley Yvonne Grimes William S. Gross Antoinette S. Himmelreich Silas K. Himmelreich Max Lamfrom Irving J. Levin Zelotta (Lottie) Mendelson

Edward Moe Maxine Newman Sylvia Ostrofsky Esther Platt Frank Rogers Jack Rollins Dora L. Sanford* David Scheffer Jeanie Sobel Sidney Spiegel Don Stilwell Anna G. Tobin Jessie R. Webb George Weiner Susan Weiner July 24 & 25 Lipman B. Barde Thomas Tom Barnett Henry R. Bauer, Sr. Leo M. Bergman Bernice Canter Hy Canter Donald Cartwright Marla Carver Rose Judith Cezer Vita Gertrude Cezer Philip Chucker Eugene L. Coodley Barbara Cypriano Ethel Danto Arnold Davis Daniel Davis Frank Dessayer* Felice Lauterstein Driesen Minnie Einstein Morris Fendrich* Edna Fenton* Clara S. Frey Henrietta S. Garfinkle Grace Hochfeld Gilbert Joseph Gross Claire Grossman Michael Harland Ruth Heldfond Lester Herrup Johannette Kahn* Josephine Stern Kalisher* Dolev Keidar George Kelly Celia Koppel Eva Korn* Ruth Kravitz William B. Layton Max Lesman Celia Lidovitch Beatrice Barde Lubliner

Congregation Beth Israel

Albert G. Maizels Henrietta Mendoza Leo Mitchell William A. Morrison Alysmae Semler Nudelman* Darrell M. Overbeck Sarah Pomerantz Peter Pongracz Gerald Poplack Suzanne C. Powell Hyman Reiter Mollie Rosenblum Anna Rosenfield Stacy Sadis Adele Savage Roxanne Schloss Albert G. Senders Carol Sigelman Marilyn Singer Milton Singer Frances Spivack Irving Spivack Cecelia K. Steinbach* Ben Steinberg Patricia Strauss Gilbert Sussman Carol Tannenbaum* Pat Tannenbaum* Ben D. Tarlow* Patricia Anne Watkins William Zacks Flora Jean Zurow July 31 & August 1 Edith G. Barde* Saidee R. Berg* Daniel Berlin Nick I. Braunsten* Mortimer Wilkes Brenner Leonard W. Cohen Scott Colton Mary Ann Davis Richard Elconin Jack Epstein Ralph Feibelman Jacob Feingold Elliott Flaxman Lena Freedman* Robert Friedenwald Herman J. Friedman* Emma C. Friendly Celia Geller* Elizabeth Hirsh Sarah Leah Horenstein Barney Liebreich* Ray Machacek N. Calmin “Cal” Margulies*

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Louis N. Mesher Harry Mittleman* Jean Kent Nudelman Cynthia Peterman Francis X Peters Bernard Pomerantz Ada Post Dinah Rosen Samuel Rosenblatt Edythe Rubin George Saxe Lillian Schiff* Dennis Seinfeld Rose Lubliner Shank* Molly Shuster Daniel Simon Celia Levitt Sondheim Lettie Sonnes Esther Soren Kenneth Harry Stoloff* Reubin Tennenbaum Gail M. Thomas Sophie Weiss Saundra Wood Hiroto Zakoji August 7 & 8 Rachael Rae Arnsberg* Harry H. Baron Samuel Dov Berman Paul Bernays* Dolores Black Bud Blumenkron Jacqueline Davis Maurice Dunn Gerald Edelman Jack William Friedlander Sam Friedman Stanley Gilbert Mildred Gold* Ben F. Goldman Florence R. Goldstein* Gary Greenberg Zelotta Gross Helen Katzky* Heinrich Kaufmann* Amelia Senders Kleinberg Shirley Lane Sam Leopold Edith O. Miller* Harry Nemer Martin Neuwelt Pat New William S. Packouz Irving Puziss

Jeanne Rauch Leopold M. Rosenbaum* Ruth Rubenstein Bernard Schnitzer Alan Selling Celia Sugarman Peter Joseph Sugarman Morris S. Ullman* Max Utay Mattie B. Vetsberg* Mary Jane Winter Nadine Wolfe Frederick Wolff August 14 & 15 Connie Anker* Parry Ankersen Rose Berliner Samuel Burgin Davene Cohen Shirley Deitch Simone Dessayer* Nathan Director Philip Feldman, Sr.* David Gold Hedwig Goldsmith Michael W. Goldstein Violet Greenberg David E. Gross* Harry Hayden Manuel Holtzman Judith Stusser Jedeikin Paul David Josephson Andrea Karlin Edna Kean Sarah Kramer* Leah Heilig Levine Nathaniel Lewis Bobbi London Mayer Ludwig Flora Marcus Ida Margulis Jordan M. Meier* Claire Puziss David Raskin David A. Rosen* Lloyd B. Rosenfeld* Bertha Rubin Sarah Rubin Eleanor Golby Saffron* Harry Silver Max Solomon David I. Stillman Sandra Weerts William A. Whalen

Harry L. Woolach Don Zavin August 21 & 22 Sarah Albert Josephine Rubens Beeke Nathan J. Bergman* Norman Berkley Adalbert G. Bettman* Nathan Black Mary K. Braunsten* George Caro Blanche Cohen Harold Cohn Jacob A. Cohn Sol J. Cohn Carolyn Heinberg Cole Frances B. Creamer Marian H. Davidson* Harriet Moskowitz Epstein Norman S. Fields* Felix Gelbras Claire Gross* Abner Grover Hardy Haltenorth Judith Lowengart Jacobs* Celia Kaplan Sarah Bobrow Kaplan Daniel Kirk Daryl Ruth Brown Klonoff Sanford Kowitt Louis Lang* Morris Leb Helen Maniloff Beverly Miller Sara A. Nudelman Ruth Press Maurie Ritchie Gladys M. Rosenberg* Jill Elizabeth Rosenberg Rose Rotenberg Martin S. Rothschild Richard Ruffine Abe I. Samuels Dorothy C. Schubach* Maxwell I. Silverstein* Sybil Solomon David Spiegel Phyllis Swett Fred Young

Sheila Geller Bromberg David Avner Cohen George Jackson Collings Adam Wilson Davis Juliet Dayan Thelma Layton Eberhart Reva Belle Nudelman Fields Daniel A. Fromer Harry Louis Gerber Jerome Golby Vera Goldsmith Rose Herman Harry A. Herzog* Erna Hirsch* Charles Hyman Ernst Kahn* Howard L. Kirz Lianne Marks Klein Susan Poplack Leavitt* Bernard Levine Tessie Lewis Clarence Henry Loeb Leland H. Lowenson* Sol D. Maizels* Harry Mesher Lynn Newman Herbert L. Newmark* David Poplack A. Victor Rosenfeld Betsy Rotberg Julian Roth Jeaneatta “Rusty� Sautter* Belle Saxe Fannie Schwartz Anne M. Segal* Ida Rosalie Sherman Pete Steffens Albert Strauss Mollie Stusser Joseph Swerdlik Dena Tarlow* Joseph Tenenbaum Ivor Weigler* Simon Zavin*

August 28 & 29 Stanley Bender Molly Boyarsky Lillian Brant*

(*) 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 Sydney Baer at (503) 222-1069 or

July/August 2015


July 2015 SUNDAY

Tamuz-Av 5775 MONDAY


WEDNESDAY July 1  Tamuz 14

THURSDAY 2  Tamuz 15



3  Tamuz 16

4  Tamuz 17

Independence Day Observed Temple Offices closed

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Ezra Polesky 5:00 PM Temple

5  Tamuz 18

6  Tamuz 19

7  Tamuz 20

8  Tamuz 21

9  Tamuz 22

10  Tamuz 23

11  Tamuz 24

Executive Committee Meeting 12:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Isaac Abrams 10:30 AM Temple

16  Tamuz 29

17   Av 1

18   Av 2

Annual Brother/Sister Wine Party (offsite) 5:30 PM

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Erickson 10:30 AM Temple

23   Av 7

24   Av 8

25   Av 9

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Suhler 10:30 AM PC

(weather permitting) 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

12  Tamuz 25

13  Tamuz 26

14  Tamuz 27

15  Tamuz 28

Knit-a-Mitzvah 10:00 AM SBR

19   Av 3

20   Av 4

21   Av 5

22   Av 6

(weather permitting) 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

26   Av 10

27   Av 11

28   Av 12

29  Av 13

30   Av 14

31   Av 15 Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza (weather permitting) 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

Location Key HH = Harris Hall  BA = Blumauer Auditorium GH = Goodman Hall LB = Library LF = Lipman Foyer MR = Miller Room PC = Pollin Chapel SBR = Shirley & Herbert Semler Board Room SC = Shemanski Chapel SEC = Sherman Education Center SFC = Schnitzer Family Center


Traditions October 10, 2015 • 6:00 PM Benson Hotel You and CBI make a perfect match. 14

Congregation Beth Israel

August 2015 SUNDAY

Av-Elul 5775 MONDAY





SATURDAY August 1   Av 16 Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Lillie Banks 5:00 PM Temple

2   Av 17

9   Av 24

3   Av 18

10   Av 25

4   Av 19

11   Av 26

5   Av 20

6   Av 21

12   Av 27

7   Av 22

8   Av 23

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Brin 10:30 AM Temple

14   Av 29

15   Av 30

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Talia Rosenbloom 10:30 AM Temple

21  Elul 6

22  Elul 7

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Logan Winters 10:30 AM Temple

27  Elul 12

28  Elul 13

29  Elul 14

Preschool: New student visitation 9:30 AM

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Preschool Back to School Picnic 11:30 AM

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Lola Shore 10:30 AM Temple

13   Av 28

Camp Sababa: Session 1 All week

(weather permitting) 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

16  Elul 1

17  Elul 2

18  Elul 3

19  Elul 4

20  Elul 5

Camp Sababa: Session 2 All week

23  Elul 8

24  Elul 9

25  Elul 10

26  Elul 11

Shabbat on the Plaza (weather permitting) 6:00 PM Temple Lawn

30  Elul 15

31  Elul 16

Religious School Opening Day Picnic 11:00 AM

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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Congregation Beth Israel


Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097


Board of Trustees 2015/2016 Officers


Ned Duhnkrack President

Jonathan Barg Stacy Friedman Steve Gradow Glen Levy Robin McCoy Sharon Meieran Joanne Van Ness Menashe Yale Popowich Bob Rosenbaum David Sarasohn Arthur Steinhorn Tony Urdes

Ted Nelson VP/President Elect Ilene Davidson Vice President Ali Garfinkle Vice President Brad Tonkin Vice President Mark Peterman Secretary John Epstein Treasurer

Auxiliaries Stephanie Siegel - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President David Goldwyn - Brotherhood President

MARK YOUR CALENDARS High Holy Days Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah Kever Avot v’Imahot Kol Nidre Yom Kippur Sukkot Erev Simchat Torah & Consecration

Sunday, September 13 Monday, September 14 Sunday, September 20 Tuesday, September 22 Wednesday, September 23 Monday, September 28 Sunday, October 4

Religious School Religious School Opening Day Picnic Sunday, August 30 Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879


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July/August 2015 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the July/August 2015 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Refor...

July/August 2015 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the July/August 2015 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Refor...