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Bulletin July/August 2016 Sivan-Tamuz-Av 5776 Vol. 65, No. 10 Established 1858

t s e b e k i l r o n r a e What did you l r? a e y s i h t l o o h c S s about Religiou

For a wrap up of our fabulous school year and information on registering for next year, see p. 5. 1ST GRADE


B’nei Mitzvah Ivan Dombiak

Max Schecter

Ivan Dombiak will become Bar Mitzvah on July 16, 2016. A rising eighth grader at Portland Jewish Academy, he is the son of Cynthia Scheines. His Mitzvah Project focuses on the care and nurture of dogs that are up for adoption at PetSmart, where he happily volunteers on Saturdays.

Leo Maxwell Schulhof Leo Maxwell Schulhof will become Bar Mitzvah on July 23, 2016. He is the son of Susanne Aronowitz and Robert Schulhof, and older brother of Benjamin. Leo is in the 7th grade at Robert Gray Middle School. For his Mitzvah Project, Leo has chosen to work with the Oregon Food Bank. He “chose this project because some people take their privileges for granted, and some kids can’t even get a filling meal.” Leo plans to volunteer at the food bank packaging foods. For more information, visit

Aliyah Miranda Blank Aliyah Miranda Blank will become Bat Mitzvah on July 30, 2016. She is the daughter of Joshua and Maria Blank, and older sister of Carmen and a student at West Sylvan Middle School. For her Mitzvah Project, Aliyah is raising money for IDF Widows and Orphans, an organization that runs summer camps and programs for children who have lost a parent in the Israeli military. Aliyah’s “goal is to help these children have a safe place where they can make friends, feel safe, and meet others going through the same thing as them.” To learn more, visit

Max Schecter will become Bar Mitzvah on August 11, 2016. He is the son of Jack and Sara Schecter and the brother of Rachel and Samuel. Max has partnered with Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) to collect old and broken technology and recycle it in a way that is not harmful to the environment. His collection drive ran this May at Congregation Beth Israel and made sure that these home electronics were kept out of landfills where they would have run the risk of groundwater contamination and serious pollution. Max thanks CBI for their recycling efforts and notes that “by recycling, you also save energy and materials because any salvaged parts from the technology can be reused in modern day computers and cell phones.”

Zadie Jean Schaffer Zadie Jean Schaffer will become Bat Mitzvah on August 13, 2016. She is the daughter of Scott Schaffer and Tracy Prince and the older sister of Price Schaffer. She will attend West Sylvan Middle School as an 8th grader in the fall. Zadie’s has spent the last eighteen months co-authoring a book titled Notable Women of Portland’s History as part of her Mitzvah Project. It will be published by Arcadia Publishing, and proceeds will benefit the Goose Hollow Family Shelter. The book grew from Zadie’s interest in recognizing the important, and often understated, part that women have played in Portland’s history.

Olivia Elly Ziegler Olivia Elly Ziegler will become Bat Mitzvah on August 20, 2016. She is the daughter of Jan Cohen and Josh Ziegler and younger sister of Julia. She is a student at West Sylvan Middle School. For her Mitzvah Project, Olivia is working with the Oregon Food Bank. She will be setting up food donation bins at her Bat Mitzvah service and party and volunteering at the food bank with friends and family.

Liam Yaker Liam Yaker will become Bar Mitzvah on August 6, 2016. He is the son of James and Kricken Yaker, and brother of Riley and Beckett. Liam’s Mitzvah Project is inspired by his deep love of soccer, a sport he trains for twelve hours a week in hopes of making the Timbers Youth Academy. Liam will be selling One World Durable Soccer Balls to raise money for the One World Play Project, an organization that provides soccer balls to communities worldwide. For every ball Liam sells, the organization will donate one to communities in need of them.


Lucille Rebecca Seres Lucille Rebecca Seres will become Bat Mitzvah on August 27, 2016. She is the daughter of Steven and Geogreanne Seres and a student at Portland Jewish Academy. For her Mitzvah Project, she hopes to “provide art supplies and musical instruments” for The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, a non-profit encouraging children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and to follow their artistic dreams. She will set up donation bins on the CBI campus for gently used art supplies and instruments that can be recycled for art therapy or repaired for and used by children in need.

Congregation Beth Israel

Our Leadership A Spark Ignites: an Historic Mission and Ongoing Effort by Theodore M. Nelson Board President This past June, your Board of Trustees met at Rabbi and Cantor Cahana’s house for training. We focused on important structural topics -state law, bylaws, and policy – that provide the framework for the Board’s duties. I’m happy to report that the Board engaged in lively and productive discussion around the subject. I am grateful to presenters Ilene Davidson and Mark Peterman for their research and presentation and for their work to reveal information that guided each of us to service with deeper wisdom and understanding. Before we launched the day’s agenda, each of us told the group something that was current and relevant. I shared that two days before the retreat, I arrived home from an historic mission to Israel.

When Illness Strikes by Ida Rae Cahana Senior Cantor

R’fa’einu Adonai v’neirafe; hoshieinu v’nivasheiah “Heal us, Eternal One and we will be healed; save us and we will be saved.” Cantor Leon Sher wrote a moving musical setting of these words from our liturgy and added a passage from the Book of Numbers and another from Psalms so that the prayer continues: “Please God, grant healing, healing of the soul, healing of the body, complete healing. You who blessed our fathers and our mothers: O please, help us, God.”

Many of you saw my article a few months ago in Oregon Jewish Life, discussing my anticipation of joining the history-making LGBTQ mission to Israel and my gratefulness for the opportunity carve out some time to join the Mission. The Mission was envisioned by Stuart Kurlander (a national LGBTQ leader), organized by Jewish Federations of North America, and strongly supported by our Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Over 100 LGBTQ people from communities around the U.S. attended the Mission, with Portland well represented by seven people. The trip was transforming. Given our large group, we had the privilege of meeting the Honorable Reuven Rivlin (the President of the State of Israel) at his home in Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro and his wife, Julie Fisher, at their home on the Mediterranean Sea outside of Tel Aviv, and Dalia Rabin-Pelossof, the daughter of Yitzhak Rabin. We visited the border with Syria and Lebanon, where we were informed about middle-east challenges by author and Middle East expert, Avi Melamed. We held Shabbat services at the egalitarian prayer space near the Western Wall.

When I was in my early twenties, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few years after, so was my aunt. They went through surgery, treatment, and with the strength and the support that is the gift of loving family and friends, they became two more of the millions of women who survive this disease.

When the opportunity to join the Mission was presented to me, I was interested but uncommitted. Fellow Board member JoAnne Van Ness Menashe created the spark that brought together our Portland mission leadership team, setting in motion my involvement and nurturing my desire to join the Mission. I am grateful to Joanne and to our Jewish Federation for opening the door and for sparking my interest to become involved in this life-changing mission. The Mission deepened my love of Judaism and understanding of the land, the people, and the State of Israel.

We align ourselves with a group of people because of our chosen identity. We study; we mark time with holidays and celebrate together. And we also endure pain and mourn losses and struggle with what is incomprehensible.

I feel honored and transformed to have been part of the mission leadership team. My initial feelings of ambivalence remind me of the importance of having a spark to ignite connection and experience. Your Board, clergy, and staff stand ready to inspire your engagement. Our CBI doors are open for you to find your path toward a full Jewish life and all of us seek opportunity to ignite your engagement. Please contact us and tell us what we can do to ensure you feel fully connected with CBI life.

July/August 2016

In April, I was diagnosed with a stage one breast cancer and have had surgery and am now in treatment myself, walking a path that so many of us fear. At first, I wanted to keep this news to myself and close family, but decided that it was best to let my congregation know. So many of you are dealing with illness in your own families, in yourselves, in your friends. Please know that your clergy and congregation are here for you, that people want to help; want to listen or schlep or cook for you. Because of HIPAA laws, even your Cantor and Rabbis often don’t know when sickness becomes a part of your life. And while I certainly understand the need for privacy and stillness as a piece of the healing process; I am also learning firsthand that opening up to another can also be a needed release.

I am very grateful to have this community to lean on right now and for a long time to come. I am very hopeful that my own diagnosis will end with a healthy, positive outcome. I pray that when you read this, you will understand that I am writing not out of a need for more attention – that you have already generously given me and my family – but to hopefully get your attention and encourage you to reach out when you have moments of distress. Your clergy and CBI community are here for you. Hineinu! We are here! to help each other live the fullest, most positive, energetically Jewish lives we can. May we continue to trust in each other’s capacity for love and caring; may we be God’s angels, messengers of healing, and partners in bringing wholeness to those of us who are in a broken place.


Community Our Thriving Commumity Continues to Grow Since last July, Congregation Beth Israel welcomed nearly sixty new families! In celebration of our growing, vibrant community, please join us on July 22 after Shabbat on the Plaza for a community wide Sha-BBQ. Established 1858

Peter Ackerman and family Rob Schulhof and Sue Aronowitz and family Stephanie Axman and Alison Gash and family Kenny and Dena Barry and family Joshua Berg and Sara Saltzberg and family Todd and Annie Borus and family Alan and Liz Cohen and family Naomi Derner and family Michael Lynch and Kelsey Erck Steve Friedman and family Faith Galderisi and family Ian Gilula and Elena Garcia De Paredes Del Rey Brian and Tamara Glover and family Dick and Harriet Gottlieb David and Claudine Halmos and family Michael and Marietta Harrison and family Kimberly Hartnett Chris and Fara Heath and family Dan Henig and Jamie Rice and family Steve Kaplan and family Jay and Tina Lamb Nancy Langan and family Marshall Leathers and Katie Quintero Leathers and family Marty Lefkowitz and Shira Fogel and family Bruce and Andrea Liebowitz and family George and Jennifer Macoubray and family Darren Malinoski and Sehra Sampson and family Dave and Jann Margolin and family Kevin McCart and Allison Gordon and family

John and Hannah Melendy Adam and Daniela Meltzer and family Linda Merican Christie Moore and Stacy Lewis and family Julia Pickar and family Richard and Shirley Plotzker Alex and Marisa Reby and family Avril Richardson-Hart Taylor and Sarah Richman and family Mike and Amy Rosenberg and family Matthew Runnels and Rebecca Maiuri David and Lesley Sacks and family Keith and Maurrie Salenger Cynthia Scheines and family Jack and Sara Schecter and family Art Schneider and Lin Wang and family Brian and Ilana Schwartz and family Ziva Sholin Nate Smith and Anna Epstein John and Becca Spain and family Alfred Stein and Amanda Sweeney Diane Sussman Miles Ellenby and Robyn Tenenbaum and family Jeremy and Allison Tobin and family Marc Blackstein and Hannah Treuhaft and family Eric Virshbo and family Suzanne Watnick and family Wendy Weiss and family Leslie Zimmer

Do you know someone looking to connect with a warm, welcoming Jewish community? Please get in touch with Marisa Reby, our Director of Membership and Special Events, via email at or at (503) 222-1069.

Welcome, Leslie and Sara! Leslie Zimmer joins CBI as our new Clergy Assistant. Originally from the Midwest (Ohio and Chicago), she spent thirteen years in Los Angeles before moving to Portland last September. While living in Chicago and Los Angeles, Leslie worked at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, as well as at Temple Judea and Kehillat Israel in Los Angeles, where she gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of Judaism’s lifecycles. In her spare time, Leslie has run large singles groups in Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as fan conventions for thousands of people from all over the world. She has also run Dayton BBYO Alumni Reunions and has volunteered for many charitable organizations, especially those that help children. Her many creative endeavors include baking tempting desserts…while dreaming of one day to have a business showcasing her talents.


Leslie is excited to work for CBI’s dynamic clergy and looks forward to meeting her new congregation and helping out when needed. Sarah Reiter is thrilled to be joining the CBI team as our new Education Administrator. Some of you may already know Sarah from her time as a 3rd Grade Religious School teacher here at CBI this last year. For those of you who she hasn’t met yet, Sarah is a University of Oregon alum who recently returned to Oregon after two years of living in Washington, D.C. Having worked as a Religious School teacher and at Jewish summer camps for the past eight years, she is honored to be able to continue her personal and professional Jewish journey in the Congregation Beth Israel community.

Congregation Beth Israel

Education Religious School Wrap Up by Ben Sandler Education Director

L’hitraot, CBI!

Summer is in full swing with beautiful Shabbat on the Plaza experiences, and with our Camp Sababa campers embarking on adventure with a truly unique Jewish day camp journey guided by our amazing Camp Directors Shoshanna Pro, Sarah Reiter and teen Madrichim. Religious school registration is well underway, so if you have a child in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades, and have not done so already, please register them as soon as possible so we can plan our teaching faculty accordingly. Specifically, for students in sixth through twelfth grades our youth group calendar year is filling out nicely with opportunities for teen leadership, travel, and mostly fun! Huge congratulations to Shoshanna Pro, who begins our year in a new CBI position, Director of Youth Engagement. Nationally, our Reform Movement has a very special youth component in NFTY, and through her work, dedication and ruach, Shoshanna is elevating the youth group experience here at CBI and enriching the lives of our young people. A warm welcome to Sarah Reiter! Over the past two months I’ve quickly come to appreciate the skills and talents of our new Education Administrator and Camp Sababa Director. Sarah brings humor, intellect, and a love of working in Jewish settings to our CBI Education team and I’m thrilled to be working together. I’d like to conclude very special thank you to Ziva Sholin, who has served as our Education Administrator for the past two years. Ziva took the initiative on so many behind the scenes aspects of our CBI Preschool and Religious School, and I’m so grateful for having the opportunity to work with her. I know that her journey to the south will be filled with new experiences, people, and adventures, and that she will be successful in this next chapter in her life (plus, my Mom lives in Charlotte, NC and is committed to keeping an eye after her:) ) Ziva , on behalf of CBI thank you so much for all your good work, “May you be blessed as you go on your way, may you be guided in peace, may you be blessed with health and joy, may this be our blessing amen.” (from T’filat HaDerech by Debbie Friedman, based on the liturgy).

After two wonderful years working in the Education Department, I am moving on to a start a new adventure in Charlotte, North Carolina. I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all my fellow staff members, parents, and students for making my experience so memorable here. This is a very special community that I will always cherish and keep near to my heart. It has been amazing to get to know each and every one of you and to have been the face of the Religious School these last couple years. Thank you for all the support and encouragement I’ve received during this transition, I feel very loved and honored to have been a part of Congregation Beth Israel. Even though I will miss this great community, I am looking forward to this new phase of my life. If you know someone in Charlotte or ever find yourself there, please ask the main office for my personal email address so we can be in touch. Goodbye for now and best wishes for the future! L’Shalom, Ziva Sholin

L’ Shalom, Ben Sandler

We are proud to announce Camp Sababa is back for its second summer of awesome fun! If you still need to sign up, it is not too late to join the best and only Reform Jewish day camp in Portland! We welcome all children entering kindergarten through fifth grade, with a special leadership program for teenagers entering eighth and ninth grades. Camp Sababa features creative and fun morning activities at Congregation Beth Israel with afternoon field trips to explore the greater Portland area. We are thrilled to return for our second summer of adventures and fun. The Camp Sababa office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. We are also proud to announce a new member of our camp director team, Sarah Reiter! Sarah has spent the last few months with CBI working as a third grade teacher. She comes to us from California where she has over ten years of camp experience. She is excited to spend August with your Camp Sababa campers!

July/August 2016

Camp Sababa is proud to feature: • Age appropriate themes and games • Madrichim-In-Training (MIT) led activities • Specially trained and experienced staff • Fully equipped art room and blooming garden • Daily field trips • Locked and secure campus • Financial assistance available • And much more! Join in the fun on August 15- 26! For more information, visit See you this summer! Shoshanna Pro and Sarah Reiter Camp Sababa Co-Directors


Hineinu / Adult Education

L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation

HINEINU: We are Here, Together! Hineinu is our ongoing commitment to strengthen our community and recognize the kedusha (sanctity) of one another. Here is a sampling of what has been going on and what is to come…


How we, as adults, connect at every stage of our life. Margie and Michael Anton, Co-Chairs Our Adults 50+ group recently enjoyed two more outings - to The Fireside in the NW for Meatloaf Monday, and to the SE for a Russian dinner at Kachka. We have had nothing but fun and camaraderie on our adventures together. If you would like to join us, please email Alyssa at and have your name added to our list. We look forward to seeing you!

ADULT EDUCATION: Changing Paradigm in the IsraelDiaspora Relations: Adding a New Holiday to the Jewish Calendar Wednesday, July 20, 7:00 PM Pollin Chapel The latest events happening in Israel and the Rabbi Nir Barkin Jewish world, including the struggle of the Kotel, the Mikvaot, and the Kashrut require a new approach and new engagement between Israel and the Jewish World. Rabbi Nir Barkin, the Head of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism’s Israel Diaspora Relations Department and Special Projects Unit, address the challenges facing our movement.

Book Club

Hineinu, I Am Here: A Progress Report

The date and time of our first fall meeting and discussion are yet to be determined, but we’ll be sure to update you. In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying our summer selection, Kati Marton’s The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World.

by Ilene Davidson, Chair of the Hineinu Task Force Last November a number of congregants, with the guidance of our clergy, came together to foster and nourish our community, to grow our efforts to engage in acts of Bikkur Cholim, to be ambassadors for our community, to greet people at Shabbat services, and to provide opportunities for our congregants to come together in many different ways. Our Steering Committee members, Bobbie Goldstein, Bob Kravitz, Sydney Baer, Michelle Gradow, Susan Milstein, Rachel Pollin, Robin McCoy, Jan Cohen, Margie Anton, Michael Anton, Daureen Morris, David Goldwyn, Rob LaForte, Bianca Urdes, Tony Urdes, Sarah Epstein, Maurrie Salenger, and Kira Denison have worked incredibly hard to create opportunities for our congregants to come together in a variety of ways, from ushering at services, creating beautiful Onegs, and organizing entertaining events to engage each of our congregants. Bobbie and Bob continue to develop our Caring Community, including the creation of Neighborhood Circles, which now have captains to help neighboring congregants connect with one another. Cantor Cahana, Rabbi Joseph, Jen Feldman, and Marisa Reby have been invaluable in helping us develop programming to better unite us all. Our Steering Committee is working through the summer to develop a robust array of opportunities for our congregants to connect with one another and we are excited to introduce these in September. Over the summer, you will see us at Shabbat on the Plaza Services and we can provide you with more information. So, we are here, but are you? While we’ve had some amazing responses to our invitations - a great turnout at our special Shabbat Service and Oneg in February, the positive response to our Neighborhood Circles, with potlucks and other events being hosted by our congregants - we’ve had less success with other events. We need your input - tell us what you would like to see at CBI - and we need your presence - join us at our events. Please sign up to get notifications of activities planned by our Families, Adults 30+ and/or Adults 50+, just let Alyssa know at alyssa@ and ask to be put on the distribution list. If you would like to get involved or have questions or suggestions, please let me know at We are here for you - please be here for us.


L’Dor V’Dor From Generation to Generation Mazel Tov to Stephen and Elaine Kantor, who the OJCF honored as this year’s Legacy Society Honorees at their Annual Meeting and Reception on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Steven Wilker, who has been honored by ACLU of Oregon as one of only three attorneys who have taken a civil liberties case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wilker and his fellow honorees were acknowledged for their commitment and dedication over the course of many years to protect freedom by serving as cooperating volunteer attorneys for the ACLU. Wilker argued to the Supreme Court in Wood v. Moss that Secret Service agents violated constitutional free speech rights by moving peaceful protesters away from then-President Bush because of the political viewpoint of their speech.

Condolences to Charlene Zidell, Jay Zidell, and Vicki French Lippman on the loss of their mother, to Frieda Tobin on the loss of her sister, and to the extended Zidell family on the loss of Min Zidell, who passed away on May 12, 2016. Barbara Lovre, Julie Saltzman Leuvrey, Jeff Saltzman, and Dan Saltzman on the loss of their mother, Adrianne Saltzman on the loss of her grandmother, Ruth Saltzman on the loss of her sister-in-law, and the extended Saltzman family on the loss of Marjorie Saltzman. Curt (Kathy) Sheinin and Lesa Jablon on the loss of their mother, Richard Sheinin, Michelle Sheinin, and Joshua Jablon on the loss of their grandmother, and to the extended Sheinin family on the loss of Ruth Sheinin, who passed away on June 11, 2016.

Congregation Beth Israel

Social Action

Sisterhood / Brotherhood

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE The Social Action Committee has had a busy and productive year and we are so grateful to our committee members and congregation for helping us to do so much. Below is our calendar of upcoming events. Please keep an eye on the Beneath Our Dome weekly emails and CBI facebook page for other activities and more details. Meanwhile, please join us for some fun and worthwhile activities for the summer.

NW Towers BBQ

Friday, July 24 Join us for this fun annual activity with our NW Towers and Annex neighbors. We will be having a summer picnic with food and fun. Volunteers are needed for food preparation and serving as well as setup and cleanup.

SAC Shabbat on the Plaza

Friday, August 19, 6:00 PM SAC will be sponsoring this and providing dessert.

School supplies for the schoolchildren of NW Towers Annex

If you would like to donate money towards this important annual effort, please go to the CBI donation page and indicate that your donation is for school supplies.

Sisterhood Board Installation Sisterhood installed the 2016-2018 Board at on June 24, 2016 at Shabbat on the Plaza and provided the evening’s Oneg. Please welcome the new Sisterhood Board: President: Lynn Gelber Immediate Past President: Stephanie Siegel Recording Secretary: Michael Richman Corresponding Secretary: Shoshanna Lansberg Treasurer: Leslie Robinson Parliamentarian: Diane Lowensohn Advocacy and Social Action Chair: Anita Mention CBI Liaison: Kathleen Doctor Communications Chair: Sally Swire Next Generation: Shaina Boal Programming Chair: Linda Harrison Religious Programming Chair: Kate Royston Volunteer Coordinator: Debbie Braymer Gift Shop: Bonnie Barg Emerita: Ellen Bick

Pacific NW Area Day A delegation of Sisterhood members were fortunate to attend Pacific NW Area Day on June 26th at Temple Beth Am in Seattle. It was an opportunity to share ideas focused on the seminar theme of Social Action.

Social Action Calendar SEPTEMBER • Tuesday, September 6: Tutoring at NW Towers begins @ 4:30 PM • Wednesday, September 7: Social Action Committee Meeting @ 5:30 PM • High Holidays Food Drive OCTOBER • Wednesday, October 5: Social Action Committee Meeting @ 5:30 PM • Sunday, October 16: Sukkot Soup Sac NOVEMBER • Sunday, November 20: NW Tower Thanksgiving Dinner (Sisterhood to provide games for kids) • NW Tower Boot and Coat Drive

Shabbat on the Plaza Brotherhood BBQ! Friday, August 5, 6:00 PM Temple Lawn Hot dogs! Get your Brotherhood hot dogs at the August 5th Shabbat on the Plaza. Our Zenner’s hot dogs are boiled in beer and then grilled until they pop. Plus ice cold beverages! Brought to you by the Mighty Men of the Brotherhood. Come hungry and leave full!

DECEMBER • Wednesday, December 7: Social Action Committee Meeting @ 5:30 PM • Sunday, December 25: Lift Urban Portland Christmas Dinner @ CBI • NW Tower Christmas Gift Drive

The Mighty Men of Brotherhood! July/August 2016


Developing CBI You make it all possible by Jenat Levison Feldman Development Director The generosity of our CBI community is truly meaningful. While there are numerous ways to demonstrate your support, the donors listed below are those who have gone above and beyond and helped us far surpass this year’s original $215,000 fundraising goal. To them we say thank you, thank you, and thank you again. On a regular basis, members ask me how things are going at CBI and/ or how are we doing financially? This year I can proudly say that thanks to over 550 individuals, families, and businesses we had an extremely successful fundraising year. My March Bulletin article listed many of the programs and services that the money you donated helped fund.

While we continue to thank you, we hope you will continue to be with us as much and as often as you can. As we turn the page to the 2016-17 fiscal year, we want to SHOUT that we are already planning to COME TOGETHER on Sunday, September 18th, because we know WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS, WE CAN WORK IT OUT. ASK ME WHY anytime…..

Congregation Beth Israel’s

September 18, 2016, 5:00 pm September 18, 2016 The Exchange CongregationBallroom Beth Israel’s5:00 pmFall Fundraiser 2016

At CBI we consider ourselves partners with our members; all of this belongs to you. Through our annual campaign (formerly dues) we ask that you give us your best, most meaningful contribution and we in turn do our best to provide an impactful and transformative experience. With 40% of our membership needing some kind of financial help, we turn to our CBI community and ask that you join with us to provide the necessary supplemental support so that we can keep our doors wide open and welcoming to all. In every way this is a partnership. It is our privilege to thank you for helping us create Jewish memories and impact Jewish lives. It is an honor to list all the donors who have made this year’s amazing programs and services possible by: making an annual contribution (formerly dues) above and beyond their giving level; contributing to our Every Family Initiative (EFI) Campaign; supporting either of our two major fundraisers (Traditions or Taste and Temple) whether as a sponsor, a Mitzvah Moment or Recipe for Success donor; buying a Golden Ticket or admission to a House Party; or donating through the school registration fundraiser. It is truly thanks to each of you that all this and more is possible.

Fall Fundraiser 2016

The Exchange Ballroom

September 1 5:00 pm The Exchang

“All You Need is Love” as we gather for an evening to celebrate Congregation Beth Israel with music of The Beatles along with fellow congregants who have and will help CBI to rock on year after year. We promise it won’t be a “Hard Day’s Night” when we “Come Together” for an evening of fun, inspiration and entertainment.

CBI Contributor’s Circle Peter Ackerman Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer Sue Albert George and Sharon Alexander Marc and Tracy Alifanz Alina Aliyar and Sara Spetlel Aliyar Michael and Margie Anton Apex Real Estate Partners Andrea Gevurtz Arai Lee and Stephanie Auerbach Stephanie Axman and Alison Gash Bill and Sydney Baer Mark Banks and Lauren Cooper Tony and Robyn Barbon Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Lester and Heather Baskin Michael and Rosalie Baskin David and Marah Bean Liz Bedewi


Brian and Alisa Bendis Len and Betsy Bergstein Gerel Blauer Scott Rector and Rachel Bloom George Bodner Joanne Bonime Ernie Bonyhadi Greg and Alison Bostrom David and Debbie Braymer Marina and Bill Brown Ron and Marisa Brown Debra and Kim Burchiel Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Lance and Debbie Caldwell Connie Cambreleng Asher and Grace Cantor Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen Bernard Caplan

Bob and Patty Chestler Stuart and Mandi Chestler Ben Chinn and Phyllis Nakayama Michael Clancy Megan Coenson David Cohen and Lee Anna Jones Fred and Randy Cohen Kenny and Rhonda Cohen Marvin Richmond and Marge Cohn Marcia Colton Scott Cooley Will and Melanie Dann Jim and Ilene Davidson Andrea Davis Dick and Cameron Davis Tom and Julie Diamond Richard Dobrow Lou and Kathleen Doctor Lee and Nikki Dorfman

Congregation Beth Israel

Mircea and Cristina Draghicescu James Monteith and Ned Duhnkrack John and Sarah Epstein Pierce Ethier Jeff and Sharon Feinblatt Howard and Jen Feldman Leigh Feldman and Sara Moskovitz Louis Feldman and Risa Colton-Feldman Selma Feldman Melissa Fireside Adam and Barbra Fisher Joey and Val Fishman Paul and Sherry Fishman Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld Eric and Rebecca Friedenwald- Fishman Janet Friedman

Developing CBI Zachary Fruchtengarten Morrie Galen Bill and Bev Galen Andrew Galler and Audra LaFave Zanley and Claire Galton Judah and Alison Garfinkle Rick Garfinkle and Karla Green Noe Garnica Stanley and Adrienne Geffen Randy and Debbie Geller Roger Geller Tom Georges III and Linda Georges Neil and Joan Gerard Gevurtz Menashe Attorneys at Law Brad and Julie Gevurtz Gary Gilbert Leonard and Yvonne Gionet Barbara Glazer Marshall and Lisa Glickman Paul and Mimi Goldman Richard and Shari Goldsand Judith Goldsmith Bobbie Goldstein David and Tiffany Goldwyn Goodman Family Doug and Lila Goodman Greg Goodman and Susan Schnitzer Mark and Christi Goodman The Hon. Susan Graber and Mr. William June Steven and Michelle Gradow Arline Greenblatt Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf Tyler and DeeDee Gundberg David and Claudine Halmos Irv and Gail Handelman Craig Hartzman and James John Margaret Hasson Gary and Joyce Hoffman Janet Hoffman and John Harland Jonathan and Susan Hoffman Irwin and Renee Holzman Dan Hurwitz Ardee Imerman Janice Isenberg Morris and Gerry Jackson Gail Jacoby Rabbi Rachel Joseph Rabbi Samuel and Dori Joseph Michael and Michelle Kane Sivia Kaye Jim and Rhonda Kennedy Michael and Kristen Kern Evan King Scott Howard and Lucy Kivel Michael and Mary Klein Paul and Arlene Koenigsberg Aaron and Sarah Korach Chris Hill and Laura Korman Donald and Judith Kramer Bob Kravitz and David Gilbert Jean Krosner Uri and Jessica Kushner Paul and Lee Labby Rob and Virginia LaForte Jason and Lucy Langer

Jeff Schwartz and Shoshanna Lansberg Brian Lee Jerry and Evelyn Leshgold Matthew and Leah Letts Simcha Levental and Laura Robbins Irv Levin and Stephanie Fowler Glen and Lisa Levy David and Amy Lewin Carol Lewis Kathleen Lewis Ken and Colleen Lewis Scott Lewis and Laura Rose-Lewis Frani Lilienthal Jonathan and Marilyn Lindner David and Liz Lippoff Ralph London Dick and Harriet Maizels Darren Malinoski and Sehra Sampson Steve Klein and Gail Mandel Phillip Margolin Lynn Marks Steve and Robin McCoy Maddie McMonies Fred Cirillo and Sharon Meieran Barry and Susan Menashe Joe and Joanne Menashe Michael Menashe Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Julie and Albert Menashe Ruth Menashe Page and Lynn Mesher Joan Meyers Karen Miller Barney and Susan Milstein Darren and Jill Mitchell Christie Moore and Stacy Lewis 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 Rosalyn Neuberger Ed and Jill Neuwelt Mark New Jeanne Newmark Miles Newmark and Barbara Gilbert Northwest Bank Andy Olshin and Rebecca Mischel The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology - West Dan and Tracy Oseran Henry and Nancy Oseran Daniel and Chelsea Ostrander Steve and Anna Paris Jim Paustian and Sadie Rogers PDX Reading Specialist, LLC Robert and Leslie Peltz Mark and Judy Peterman Gary Peterson and Debbie Friedman Graham and Ashley Petersen Bob and Rita Philip

Allan and Marney Pike Steven Pike and Allison Sneider Pike Ryan and Sarah Pitman Richard and Shirley Plotzker Harold and Jane Pollin Rachel Pollin Yale Popowich and Tina Skouras Brian Puziss David and Lesley Raphael Alex and Marisa Reby Recumbent PDX Kevin Reedy Phil and Dorothy Reiter Joshua and Amy Remick Jim and Michael Richman Stephen and Leslie Robinson Alice Rogan Paul and Gayle Romain Rabbi Emanuel and Lorraine Rose James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis Robert and Joan Rosenbaum Jack Rosenberg and DeeDee Doherty Mike and Amy Rosenberg David and Diane Rosencrantz Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Luanne Rosenfeld Rosemarie Rosenfeld Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman John and Marti Rosenthal Henry Rosicky III and Gillian Rosicky Dick and Deanne Rubinstein Eleanore Rubinstein Rick Rubinstein, Jr. and Jill Rubinstein Ted and Davia Rubenstein Rose Rustin Babak and Caroline Sabi Jerry and Bunny Sadis Ken and Loree Sakai Keith and Maurrie Salenger Michael and Linda Salinsky Faye Samuels Ben Sandler and Lolly Jamerson David and Lisa Sarasohn Nathan Sasaki Dan and Kathie Saucy Dr. David and Cantor Judith Schiff Josh Schindler and Andrea Herzka Ron and Rita Schlansky Greg and Melissa Schmidt Arlene Schnitzer Arlene Schnitzer Trust Dina Schnitzer Dori Schnitzer Lois Schnitzer Thelma Schnitzer Ben Hartman and Ava Schoen Pete Schulberg Dave Smith and Libby Schwartz Richard Schwartz Scott Semproni

Joel and Sandra Seres Bill Shaw Nir Peled and Jerami Shecter Jamie and Denise Shulman Scott and Pam Sidell Jeffrey Whalen and Stephanie Siegel Ron and Sheila Silver The Hon. Michael Simon and Representative Suzanne Bonamici Jennifer Singer Richard and Lori Singer Jill Slansky Nate Smith and Anna Epstein Nick and Sanny Snell Richard Solomon and Alyce Flitcraft Les and Martha Soltesz Bruce Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah Davis-Spiegel Tom and Mardi Spitzer Harley and Robyn Spring Arthur Steinhorn Jeff and Barbara Steinberg Lance and Mary Steinberg Tom and Mary Jane Stern Ron and Bobbi Swerdlin Lynn and Chet Tobias Adam Tonkin Alex Tonkin Brad and Michelle Tonkin Cheryl Tonkin Edward Tonkin Marcy Tonkin Rena Tonkin Jesse Treger and Candice Adelson Bill and Joanne Treuhaft Marc Blackstein and Hannah Treuhaft Ultimate Software Michelle Unger Bruce Melzer and Robyn Urbach Tony and Bianca Urdes Urdes Miller Wealth Management Group Jordan and Gina Wand Elinor Watts Jason Waxman Sharon Weil Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Jeff and Scotti Weintraub Stuart and Marcia Weiss Jeff and Jen Weprin Jon and Amie Wexler Doug Winter Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone Senator Ron and Mrs. Nancy Wyden Phil and Tammy Yashar Lewis and Ann Young Robert Zelinka Janet Zell Martin and Beverly Zell Charlene Zidell Herman and Vicki Zimmerman

All names have been carefully reviewed. Nevertheless, error and omissions may occur. If your name has been misprinted or omitted, please accept our apology. Please direct all questions or corrections to Development Director Jen Feldman at (503)222-1069 or

July/August 2016


Very Thoughtful People Adult Education Fund In Memory of Charlotte Pearlman Gail Handelman In Honor of Joyce Loeb (Birthday) Susan Graber and Bill June

Altar Flowers and Oneg Shabbat

In Memory of Jacob L Krane Sue and Joel Krane Dottie Fields Sydney and Bill Baer Julian Shipley Marianne Buchwalter Harry Mittleman Herbert Newmark Abrams Family Mary Braunsten Bernie Caplan Grace Hochfeld Gilbert Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Stan Steinberg Charlene Weinstein Sue and Joel Krane David and Claire Gross Adrienne and Stanley Geffen In Honor of Barney Milstein (Birthday) Susan Milstein Cantor Judith and David Schiff (Birth of new grandson, Eliot Leo Sperling) Sydney and Bill Baer

Brotherhood Scholarship Fund

In Honor of Max Freedman’s Bar Mitzvah Charles and Feralee Levin

Caring Community

In Memory of Michael Goldstein Lance and Mary Steinberg Bonita Weinstein Elaine Savinar Stanley Gilbert David Gilbert Ruth Kravitz Dr. Robert Kravitz In Honor of Bobbie Goldstein (Birth of twin grandchildren) Wendy and Bob Steinberg

Cemetery Beautification

In Memory of Henry H Kavitt Benita Schlesinger and Family Betty and Randy Rubenstein and Family Alec L Black Herb Black Helen Mittleman Leonard Schnitzer Babette Schnitzer Goldie Rosenbaum Rita and Robert Philip Sandy Kowitt Geri and Michael Rumbolz Kay Kowitt


Dolores Black David Black and Allen Cook, Laurie Black and Stafford Mays, and Neal Black Dolores Black Nathan Black Floyd Black Joy Alkalay Pierce Ethier Sanford Kowitt Dan and Susan Maks Harry H Baron Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Dorothy Schubach Robert Rowe and Nannette Hasman-Rowe Ethel Osborne Green Gerel Blauer In Honor of James Spivak (Recovery) Helen Spivak and Family

Rabbi Cahana Discretionary

In Memory of Irving Ail Louise Ruben and Family Albert Morgenstern Paul and Arlene Koenigsberg Adele and Herb Savage Adair Savage and Family Frank Wesley Eileen Glasser Wesley and Mark Wesley Henry S Blauer Shemaya Blauer In Appreciation Rabbi Cahana Edward and Gloria Baker-Feinstein Rabbi David Kosak Rabbi Cahana (Wedding Blessing) Evyn Zell and Brian Groner Rabbi Cahana (Zoe Carver’s Bat Mitzvah) Jaime Kean

Cantor Cahana Discretionary In Memory of Helen Katzky Margaret Hasson Dr. Steven Acosta David and Liz Lippoff Harvey S Kelinson Leslie Kelinson Herman J Friedman Barry and Barbara Caplan In Appreciation Cantor Cahana (Zoe Carver’s Bat Mitzvah) Jaime Kean

Rabbi Joseph Discretionary In Memory of Gale Grossman Amy Grossman Raine Connie Anker Sydney and Bill Baer In Appreciation Rabbi Joseph’s Support Executive Director Discretionary Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Rabbi Joseph’s Torah Study Helen Duewell

Cantor Schiff Discretionary In Memory of Danny Black Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone

General Administrative In Memory of Alec L Black Susan and Larry Black Maurice Kaplan Janice Isenberg Marlene Jacoby Gail Jacoby Samuel Dov Berman Alisa and Brian Bendis Danny Black Harry and Joanne Glickman Rose Davis Goodman Douglas and Lila Goodman Maurice Pike Rose Backer Marney and Allan Pike Nadina Wolfe Sarah Boskowitz Frances and Ken Wolfe Martin Neuwelt Jill and Edward Neuwelt

Jill Newman Slansky Early Childhood Leader Fund

In Honor of Ben Sandler (Master in Arts in Religious Education) Jill Ann Slansky

Judith Anne Epstein Education Director’s Fund

In Memory of Stacy Sadis Bunny and Jerry Sadis Joseph Harrison Dodie Harrison In Honor of Ben Sandler (Master in Arts in Religious Education) Sydney and Bill Baer

Landau Chapel In Memory of George Caro Lore Labby

Miller Room Refurbishment and Restoration Fund In Memory of Lettie Sonnes Robert Alan Sonnes Dottie Fields Sue Albert Meier Rosencrantz Louis M Rosencrantz Sarah Albert Sue Albert Edith Miller Gladys Rosenberg Alan and Lana Miller In Honor of Barbara Lang (Birthday) Stuart Lang (Birthday) Joyce Loeb (Birthday) Alan and Lana Miller

Congregation Beth Israel


In Memory of Phyllis Swett Michael Swett Lily Feuerstein Howard and Tamra Feuerstein Benjamin Geller Randy and Debbie Geller along with the grandchildren General Contribution Given By Anonymous

Rosenfeld Family Assistant/ Associate Rabbi Fund

In Memory of Jeffrey Gradow Steve, Michelle, and Mallory Gradow Judith Dreier William Parks-Hill William Lawrence Klein Mollie Paulowitz Klein Tammy Kramer

Ruth Semler Youth Activities In Memory of Alysmae Semler Nudelman Avrel Nudelman David Trachtenberg John and Barbara Trachtenberg Lena Cohen Swerdlik Joan and Louis Soriano In Honor of Joyce Loeb (Birthday) Jan and Mike Sigell James Spivak (Recovery) Helen Spivak and Family

Sally Vidgoff Camp Kalsman Scholarship In Honor of Jack Koontz Terri Koontz Andrew Koontz Leslie and Rich Geller and kids William Oppenheimer Shirley Deitch Fay and Leonard Oppenheimer

Social Action (General)

In Memory of Sidney Spiegel David Spiegel Don Spiegel and Deborah DavisSpiegel Robert Friedenwald Eric, Rebecca, Max and Sophie Friedenwald-Fishman Margory and Irwin Frank Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank In Honor of Elaine Savinar (Speedy Recovery) Henry Oseran (Speedy Recovery) Dick and Deanne Rubinstein David Light Ray and Dorothy Packouz Liz and David Lipoff (Anniversary) Bari Isaacson General Contribution Given By Robert Winthrop Gerda Eiseman Dr. Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold

Very Thoughtful People Food

In Memory of Anna Richman Mimi Richman Sandy Kowitt Ardis Kowitt Stephanie Cohen Sydney and Bill Baer Scott Colton Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman, and Jacob and Noah Feldman Frederick S Wolff Barbara and Stuart Lang Esta Brown William Brown Morris Cohen Ilaine Cohen and Family Edna Fenton Jacob Feingold Frank and Lee Berne Goldie Rosenbaum Beverly and Marty Zell Bobbi London Ralph London Zanly Edelson Bunny Edelson Leonard Friedman Suzanne Friedman Charles Crane Jim Crane and Karla Forsythe Zanly Edelson JIll and Richard Edelson Philip Chucker Lou Ann Frisch Arthur H Cohen Florence M Kane Eileen and Joseph Kane Elliott Flaxman Samuel Rosenblatt Jane Flaxman Harold Hirsch Frederic Hirsch George Weiner William and Beverly Galen Gert Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Bernard La Rossa Janet E La Rossa Edna Fenton Lynda Baker Tillie Wachs Pearl Trachtenberg Roger L Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer Tassie Lewis Elaine and Sandy Weinstein Mayer Ludwig Shan and Len Ludwig Felix Gelbras Susan Gerson Susan Carl Dr. Wm and Beverly Galen Sarah Utay Evelyn Laster Mollie Rosenblum Ben Tarlow Dena Tarlow Sharon Tarlow Bernice and Hy Canter Gerald Edelman Lori and Michael Edelman Ben Steinberg Ilene S Goldberg and Family Daniel Black Beverly and Marty Zell

Albert Strauss Ms Naomi Strauss Beverly Miller Robin, Eric, Olivia, and Jonah Flamm Denis Seinfeld Danny Black Deanne and Dick Rubinstein In Honor of Alan Rosenfeld (Birthday) Andrea and Alan Overbeck Harry Glickman Howard and Barbara Cohen General Contribution Given By Diane S Williams

I Have A Dream

In Memory of Danny Black Ardis Kowitt Daniel Davis Debbie Davis and Don Spiegel Joyce Loeb Barbara and Barry Caplan Bernice W Schlessinger Mark Schlessinger and Family Abe Puziss Paul and Sherry Puziss In Honor of James Spivak (Recovery) Helen Spivak and Family

Spear Research Library In Memory of Manuel Holtzman Wilma Jane Balick In Appreciation of Janet Zell (Book Club) Diane and Carl Polesky

Urman Family College Communication In Memory of Maxwell Silverstein Marvin and Lois Urman

Lloyd B. Rosenfeld Youth Leadership Fund In Memory of Karl S Frey Rosemarie Rosenfeld Leo Mitchell Bunny and Jerry Sadis Lottie Mendelson Harry Nemer Clara S Frey Lloyd B Rosenfeld Tiffany and Eric Rosenfeld Lloyd B Rosenfeld Meryl Haber

May Georges Study in Israel Scholarship

In Memory of Henry S Blauer Karen Blauer Sharon H Goldman Marcia Colton, Risa Colton-Feldman and Louis Feldman, and Jacob and Noah Feldman

Nettie Director Library Book Endowment In Memory of Dr. Joe Schwartz Dottie Fields Dinah Rosen Stuart and Nikki Director Mildred Gold Harriet and Dick Maizels Daniel Fromer Shirley Mark Clarence H Loeb Joyce and Stan Loeb In Honor of Joyce Loeb (Birthday) Stuart and Nikki Director

Temple Endowment

In Memory of Albert Maizels Harriet and Dick Maizels MIlton R Marks Lianne Marks Klein Leland H Lowenson Lynn Marks

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Funds

Prayer Book

In Memory of Clara Ellenport Bernard Milstein Barney and Susan Milstein Harry Rubenstein Jean Rubenstein Jay and Tina Lamb Diane Friedman McCullough Barbara Glazer and Deborah Friedman Adam Wilson Davis Bonnie and Barry Davis Leonard Schnitzer Babette Mittleman Schnitzer Harry MIttleman Helen Mittleman Mardi and Tom Spitzer Dr. Robert Gilbert Grace Hochfeld Gilbert Pearl Russell Samuel L Russell Rick and Marilyn Gilbert Booth Colman Barbara and Howard Cohn Edythe Rubin Debra, Wally and Rachel MacDougall Ellen Kolasky Becca and John Spain Florence Lynn Rader Goldsand Aliyar Family Joseph and Lula Smertenko Debbie David and Katelyn Braymer Frieda Ehre Eisenberg Ruth Finkel Fox The Schecter Family Cantor Edward Fogel Shira Fogel and Marty Leftkowitz Morris and Rose Kunowski Henry and Kerstin Schulz-Kunowski Hy Samuels Ilaine Cohen Gert Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Sue Halupowski Megan Brown Robert Friedenwald Eric and Rebecca FriedenwaldFishman

July/August 2016

Harry MIttleman Herbert L Newmark Jeanne Newmark Sol Director Nettie Director Herman Korey Florence Korey Clement Stuart and Nikki Director Lloyd B Rosenfeld Rosemarie F Rosenfeld Toni Kahan Naomi Strauss Davene Vines Cohen Morris and Gerry Jackson In Honor of Jane Netboy William Bard Stephanie Siegel Samuel Whalen Jessica Whalen Aliza Whalen Daniel Whalen Jerry Sadis (Father’s Day) Bunny Sadis Alison Weiss Bostrom (Mother’s Day) Greg Bostrom Sheila Freedman (Mother’s Day) Howard and Susan Freedman Mary Fisher “Omi” (Birthday) Alison, Greg and Naomi Bostrom Max Kunowski (Bar Mitzvah) Isaac Kunowski (Bar Mitzvah) Henry and Kerstin Schulz-Kunowski Gerry Jackson (Mother’s Day) Morrie Jackson Linda Harrison Colin Brown Calvin Brown Morgan Shaffer Megan Brown Eve Rosenfeld Alan Rosenfeld Sally Rosenfeld and Andrew Frank Sarit Cahana (Graduation) Idit Cahana (Graduation) Leora Cahana (Graduation) Sydney and Bill Baer In Appreciation of Rabbi Rachel Joseph Aliyar Family General Contribution Given By Anonymous

Service to the Blind In Memory of Edna Kean Jaime Kean

Sisterhood Lubliner Leadership Fund

In Memory of Patricia E Strauss Scott and Terri Strauss and Family In Honor of Lynn Lertzman (Birthday) Eve and Alan Rosenfeld Stephanie Siegel (Beth Israel Honoree Song of Miriam Award) Leslie Geller In Appreciation of Stephanie Siegel Debbie Braymer


In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. July 1 and 2 Rhoda Aiken Sara Arnsberg Daniel Jeremy Berkson Esther Berman* Laura Bolliger Thea Cohen Eugene E. Cohn* Mary Collins Jerry M. Colton* Sasha Drutter Linda Feidelson Wilmer Freeman Julius C. Friendly* Louis Gilula Bella Goldwasser Bertha Graber Gale Grossman Carol Jones Krakauer Max M. Keyser* William Lawrence Klein* Binnie Kramer* Celia Lazarus Abraham Paul Meyer Dorothy Morgenstern Bonnie Naftalin Marian Ovitz Anna Richman Ann Romain Alex Rubin Rose Rudman Jerome Salomon Rebecca Samuels Herbert Savage Carolyn See* Rose Silberman Paul Sonnes Babette Strauss* Sarah Utay Nathan Weil* Eleanor Wishengrad Simon Wolfe July 8 and 9 Therese Abeles Rose Backer* Rene Bloch* Jan Borman Sarah Boskowitz Morris Cohen Arthur H. Cohen Rose Goodman Davis Emma Diamond* Florence Dobrow Zanly C. Edelson Jeanette Feldman Lily Feuerstein Gerald Fine


Irwin Frank Leonard Friedman Gladys Galkin Benjamin Geller Ethel Greenblatt Joseph Harrison Carrie Myers Herrman* Harold Hirsch Clinton E. John Toni Kahan Evelyn Wright Kantor Tillie Kaufman Bernard La Rossa Eva Lowengart Langerman* Anne Lavine-Kilbourne Letty Lefkowitz Celia Lesman Donald Loftus George Lowenson* Richard Lubliner Albert Morgenstern Julius Newmark William Oppenheimer Charlotte Pearlman Maurice Pike* Philip E. Seltzer Julian J. Shipley* Henry Spivak Ida Steinbock Lena Cohen Swerdlik* Grace Ann Thomas Gretchen Thomas Izetta Tonkon* Tillie Wachs Faye Zasloff July 15 and 16 Joe Blank Helen Blumenthal Goldie Chestler Florence Korey Clement Avery Cline Harry Driesen Sylvan F. Durkheimer Charlotte Eiseman Arthur Eisenhardt Gus L. Feldman Dorothy Feldman George Forrest* Hy Freedman Melvyn C. Friendly Carmen Golby Sharon Goldman Lew W. Goodwin Ethel Osborne Green* Michael “Mickey” Greenberg Jay Grenley Betty Haas

Antoinette S. Himmelreich Silas K. Himmelreich Max Janow Harvey Kelinson Irving J. Levin Zelotta (Lottie) Mendelson Maxine Newman Jesse Oroshnik Sylvia Ostrofsky Esther Platt Jack Rollins Dora L. Sanford* Florence Savan* David Scheffer Bernice W. Schlesinger* Jeanie Sobel Sidney Spiegel Don Stilwell Anna G. Tobin Jessie R. Webb Susan Weiner George Weiner July 22 and 23 Lipman B. Barde Thomas Tom Barnett Henry R. Bauer, Sr. Bernice Canter Donald Cartwright Marla Carver Klaus G.Citterman Beatrice W. Cohn Eugene L. Coodley Charles Crane Barbara Cypriano Ethel Danto Arnold Davis Frank Dessayer* Felice Lauterstein Driesen Edna Fenton* Grace Hochfeld Gilbert Yvonne Grimes William S. Gross Joseph Gross Claire Grossman Michael Harland Johannette Kahn* Dolev Keidar George Kelly Eva Korn* Max Lamfrom Max Lesman Celia Lidovitch Albert G. Maizels Henrietta Mendoza Edward Moe William A. Morrison Alysmae Semler Nudelman*

Congregation Beth Israel

Darrell M. Overbeck Sarah Pomerantz Peter Pongracz Suzanne C. Powell Hyman Reiter Frank Rogers Anna Rosenfield Adele Savage Carol Sigelman Milton Singer Marilyn Singer Frances Spivack Irving Spivack Patricia Strauss Gilbert Sussman Pat Tannenbaum* Carol Tannenbaum* July 29 and 30 Edith G. Barde* Saidee R. Berg* Leo M. Bergman Daniel Berlin Nick I. Braunsten* Mortimer Wilkes Brenner Hy Canter Rose Judith Cezer Vita Gertrude Cezer Philip Chucker Scott Colton Daniel Davis Minnie Einstein Jacob Feingold Morris Fendrich* Lena Freedman* Clara S. Frey Herman J. Friedman* Emma C. Friendly Henrietta S. Garfinkle Celia Geller* Ruth Heldfond Lester Herrup Sarah Leah Horenstein Josephine Stern Kalisher* Ruth Kravitz William B. Layton Beatrice Barde Lubliner Ray Machacek N. Calmin “Cal” Margulies* Leo Mitchell Jean Kent Nudelman Cynthia Peterman Francis X Peters Bernard Pomerantz Gerald Poplack Dinah Rosen Samuel Rosenblatt Mollie Rosenblum

In Remembrance ~ May their memory be for a blessing. Edythe Rubin Stacy Sadis George Saxe Roxanne Schloss Albert G. Senders Rose Lubliner Shank* Molly Shuster Daniel Simon Celia Levitt Sondheim Lettie Sonnes Esther Soren Cecelia K. Steinbach* Ben Steinberg Ben D.Tarlow* Reubin Tennenbaum Gail M. Thomas William Zacks Hiroto Zakoji Flora Jean Zurow August 5 and 6 Samuel Dov Berman Paul Bernays* Dolores Black Leonard W. Cohen Mary Ann Davis Gerald Edelman Richard Elconin Jack Epstein Ralph Feibelman Elliott Flaxman Robert Friedenwald Sam Friedman Stanley Gilbert Mildred Gold* Ben F. Goldman Gary Greenberg Zelotta Gross Elizabeth Hirsh Heinrich Kaufmann* Barney Liebreich* Milton R. Marks Louis N. Mesher Edith O. Miller* Harry Mittleman* Pat New William S. Packouz Ada Post Irving Puziss Jeanne Rauch Leopold M. Rosenbaum* Lillian Schiff* Bernard Schnitzer Dennis Seinfeld Alan Selling

Kenneth Harry Stoloff* Celia Sugarman Peter Joseph Sugarman Morris S. Ullman* Sophie Weiss Nadine Wolfe Frederick Wolff Saundra Wood August 12 and 13 Parry Ankersen Rachael Rae Arnsberg* Harry H. Baron Bud Blumenkron Samuel Burgin Jacqueline Davis Simone Dessayer* Maurice Dunn Philip Feldman, Sr.* Jack William Friedlander David Gold Florence R. Goldstein* Michael W. Goldstein Violet Greenberg David E. Gross* Manuel Holtzman Paul David Josephson Andrea Karlin Helen Katzky* Amelia Senders Kleinberg Sarah Kramer* Shirley Lane Sam Leopold Leah HeiligLevine Nathaniel Lewis Bobbi London Mayer Ludwig Flora Marcus Ida Margulis Harry Nemer Martin Neuwelt Claire Puziss David A. Rosen* Lloyd B. Rosenfeld* Ruth Rubenstein Bertha Rubin Eleanor Golby Saffron* Max Solomon Max Utay Mattie B. Vetsberg* Patricia Anne Watkins Sandra Weerts Mary Jane Winter Don Zavin

August 19 and 20 Sarah Albert Connie Anker* Werner Berg Nathan J. Bergman* Norman Berkley Rose Berliner Adalbert G. Bettman* Nathan Black Mary K. Braunsten* George Caro Davene Cohen Sol J. Cohn Carolyn Heinberg Cole Frances B. Creamer Marian H. Davidson* Shirley Deitch Nathan Director Harriet Moskowitz Epstein Norman S. Fields* Felix Gelbras Hedwig Goldsmith Claire Gross* Abner Grover Hardy Haltenorth Harry Hayden Judith Lowengart Jacobs* Judith Stusser Jedeikin Celia Kaplan Edna Kean Daniel Kirk Daryl Ruth Brown Klonoff Sanford Kowitt Louis Lang* Helen Maniloff Jordan M. Meier* Sara A. Nudelman Ruth Press David Raskin Jill Elizabeth Rosenberg Rose Rotenberg Martin S. Rothschild Sarah Rubin Richard Ruffine Abe I. Samuels Dorothy C. Schubach* Harry Silver Maxwell I. Silverstein* Sybil Solomon David Spiegel David I. Stillman William A. Whalen Harry L. Woolach Fred Young

August 26 and 27 Josephine Rubens Beeke Stanley Bender Molly Boyarsky Sheila Geller Bromberg David Avner Cohen Jacob A. Cohn Harold Cohn George Jackson Collings Juliet Dayan Reva Belle Nudelman Fields Daniel A. Fromer Harry Louis Gerber Vera Goldsmith Rose Herman Harry A. Herzog* Ernst Kahn* Sarah Bobrow Kaplan Kenneth Kimmel Howard L. Kirz Lianne Marks Klein Susan Poplack Leavitt* Morris Leb Bernard Levine Tessie Lewis Clarence Henry Loeb Leland H. Lowenson* Sol D. Maizels* Harry Mesher Beverly Miller Lynn Newman Herbert L. Newmark* David Poplack Maurie Ritchie Gladys M. Rosenberg* A. Victor Rosenfeld Betsy Rotberg Julian Roth Jeaneatta “Rusty� Sautter* Belle Saxe Anne M. Segal* Ida Rosalie Sherman Pete Steffens Mollie Stusser Phyllis Swett Dena Tarlow* Joseph Tenenbaum Simon Zavin*

(*) next to a name indicates a memorial plaque has been purchased to ensure the beloved departed is remembered in perpetuity. For information about memorial plaques in the Temple, please contact Tracy at (503) 222-1069 or

July/August 2016


July 2016 SUNDAY

3  Sivan 27

Sivan-Tamuz 5776 MONDAY



Administration Offices & Clergy 503-222-1069 Education Department & Preschool 503-222-1069 Fax Machine 503-274-1400 WRJ/BI Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop 503-222-1069 Beth Israel Cemetery 503-222-1069 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road 4  Sivan 28 5  Sivan 29 6  Sivan 30


7  Tamuz 1

Independence Day Temple Offices closed

FRIDAY July 1  Sivan 25

2  Sivan 26

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

8  Tamuz 2

9  Tamuz 3

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

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

10  Tamuz 4

17  Tamuz 11

11  Tamuz 5

18  Tamuz 12

12  Tamuz 6

19  Tamuz 13

13  Tamuz 7


Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service 10:30 AM PC

14  Tamuz 8

15  Tamuz 9

16  Tamuz 10

Executive Committee Meeting 12:00 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Ivan Dombiak 10:30 AM Temple

20  Tamuz 14

21  Tamuz 15

22  Tamuz 16

23  Tamuz 17

Changing Paradigm in the Israel-Diaspora Relations: Adding a new Holiday to the Jewish Calendar 7:00 PM PC

Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM SBR

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza

Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Leo Schulhof 10:30 AM Temple

and Sha-BBQ 6:00 PM Temple Lawn (weather permitting)

24  Tamuz 18

25  Tamuz 19

26  Tamuz 20

27  Tamuz 21

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:00 PM SBR

28  Tamuz 22

29  Tamuz 23

30  Tamuz 24

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Aliyah Blank 10:30 AM Temple

31  Tamuz 25

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

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Shabbat on the Plaza!

July 8, 22 • August 5, 19 • September 2, 9 14

Congregation Beth Israel

August 2016

Tamuz-Av 5776


MONDAY August 1  Tamuz 26

TUESDAY 2  Tamuz 27

WEDNESDAY 3  Tamuz 28

THURSDAY 4  Tamuz 29

Save the Date!

8   Av 4

9   Av 5

10   Av 6

Camp Sababa All week

14   Av 10

15   Av 11

16   Av 12

17   Av 13

Camp Sababa All week


5   Av 1

6   Av 2

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat on the Plaza

Summer goes by fast! Mark your calendars for the first day of Religious School September 11th. And make sure to get your school registration forms sent in!

7   Av 3


and Brotherhood BBQ

Tot Shabbat 9:00 AM PC Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Liam Yaker 10:30 AM Temple

6:00 PM Temple Lawn (weather permitting)

11   Av 7

12   Av 8

13   Av 9

Bar Mitzvah of Max Schecter 10:30 AM Temple

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Executive Committee Meeting Shabbat Service 12:00 PM SBR 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Zadie Schaffer 10:30 AM Temple

18   Av 14

19   Av 15

20   Av 16

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 Olivia Ziegler 10:30 AM Temple

sponsored by SAC 6:00 PM Temple Lawn (weather permitting)

21   Av 17

22   Av 18

23   Av 19

24   Av 20

25   Av 21

Camp Sababa All week

28   Av 24

29   Av 25

30   Av 26

Back to School Picnic

Preschool Begins

Knit‘n’Nosh 12:00 PM SBR

31   Av 27


26   Av 22

27   Av 23

Mah Jongg 10:00 AM SBR

Torah Study 9:00 AM SBR

Shabbat Service 6:00 PM PC

Shabbat Morning Service: Bat Mitzvah of Lucille Seres 10:30 AM Temple



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

CBI Team Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Senior Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Associate Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph

Education Department Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed. Director of Youth Engagement Shoshanna Pro

Director of Membership and Special Events Marisa Reby Communications Coordinator Tracy Alifanz

Education Administrator Sarah Reiter

Office Administrator Alyssa Mandula

Temple Administration

Clergy Assistant Leslie Zimmer

Rabbi Emeritus Emanuel Rose, D.H.L., D.D.

Executive Director Josh Kashinsky

Cantor Emerita Judith Blanc Schiff

Development Director Jen Feldman

Finance Director Jim Baldwin, CPA

Congregation Beth Israel

Accounting Assistant Vicki Greif

Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin

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

Culinary Artistry 503-232-4675 Jenn Louis

Catering Panel

Lisa Glickman, LLC Private Chef 541-728-6678 Lisa Glickman

Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2858 Shellie Engelquist Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Larry Grimes

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

VT Group: Vibrant Table, Food In Bloom, f&b Café 503-297-9635 Karen Rich


Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097


Board of Trustees 2016/2017 Officers


Theodore M. Nelson President

John Epstein Stacy Friedman David Goldwyn Ali Garfinkle Glen Levy Robin McCoy Sharon Meieran JoAnne Van Ness Menashe Yale Popowich Bob Rosenbaum David Sarasohn Arthur Steinhorn Tony Urdes

Ned Duhnkrack Vice President, Immediate Past President Ilene Davidson Vice President Brad Tonkin Vice President Mark Peterman Secretary Steve Gradow Treasurer

Auxiliaries Lynn Gelber - WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Andy Olshin - Brotherhood President

Congregation Beth Israel’s

Fall Fundraiser 2016

September 18, 2016 5:00 pm The Exchange Ballroom

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Congregation Beth Israel

July/August 2016 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the July/August 2016 issue of Congregation Beth Israel'sa monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest Reform...

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