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CBI BULLETIN YOUR SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 • 5779

VOL. 68, NO. 1

Torah Connects

It’s the 50th Anniversary of our Holocaust Memorial Trust Scroll

Congregation Beth Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Trust Scroll has been in our care for fifty years. Brought to our community through efforts of Judge Gus J. Solomon and his wife, Elizabeth W. (Libby) Solomon, this is the Torah from which all CBI students read on their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. In honor of this significant landmark, our community has committed to having it, along with the rest of our Torah scrolls, meticulously restored by an expert sofer (Torah scribe). The entire CBI community will have the opportunity to engage with the restoration through educational and experiential programming in the coming months; please make sure you are signed up to receive Beneath Our Dome, CBI’s weekly email, for updates on this meaningful endeavor.


CHANUKAH CORNER

What Does Chanukah Mean to You? by Ben Sandler Education Director Like so many Jewish holidays, traditions, and customs, the celebration of Chanukah has evolved to remain relevant in each unique age. As Jewish people living in North America, many of us experience Chanukah—the season of fried foods!—as a fun celebration with family that both emphasizes our Jewish identity and connects us to our non-Jewish neighbors in kinship with “ugly Chanukah sweaters,” parties, and gift giving. Yet, the tale of the oil lasting for eight nights does not appear in the writings of Maccabees I and II, but later on in the Talmud. Suffice to

say the holiday’s tale and celebration have taken many a twist and turn since 168 B.C.E. when Antiochus sent his soldiers to Jerusalem. One of the holiday songs I would sing as a child is What does Chanukah mean to me? Depending on where you have found yourself over the last couple thousand years, I imagine that answer varies quite a bit! I anticipate that themes of the holiday and modes of observance and celebration will continue to grow and change for each of us personally and as a community. For me, I find connection between the themes of Chanukah and the first amendment of the United States’ Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Each year when our tenth grade Confirmation class lobbies Congress in

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Rabbi Joseph’s Annual Chanukah Open House Sunday, December 9, 4:00 PM You’re Invited to Rabbi Joseph’s Annual Chanukah Open House! Join your fellow CBI members and celebrate Chanukah with Rabbi Joseph on Sunday, December 9 from 4:00–6:00 PM. RSVP to the Main Office at (503) 222-1069 for the address.

Chanukah Care Packages Every year, your WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood sends Chanukah and Purim care packages to congregants’ children enrolled in college, graduate school, professional educational programs, and military service. Our students love getting our packages filled with seasonal treats, dreidels and gelt, a student directory, a note from Rabbi Cahana, and more. Parents, please contact Kathleen Doctor by November 12, at KathleenDoctor@me.com with your student’s name, email address, college or branch of service, mailing address, year in school, permission for inclusion in student email directory, and dietary restrictions. We want to make sure everyone is included! This is a free service made possible by the Urman Family College Communication Fund. Donations are always welcome.

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Washington, D.C., our CBI teens draw from the lessons of our Jewish traditions, as well as from the celebrations, from the joy, from the mazel, of their experiences. In this way, for example, speaking out against xenophobia and speaking up for the rights of all people isn’t just coming from an intellectual place but from a place of joy, of both experience and understanding that all people should have the right to feel safe with their families and neighbors, and to feel a sense of pride in their religious and cultural traditions. In this way the Ner Tamid and lights of Chanukah remind us to keep the flame of Judaism alive, and inspire us to work for and preserve the right of selfdetermination for all people. L’Shalom, Ben

LIGHTING THE CANDLES Candles are added to the Hanukkiyah from right to left, but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first.

On the Shabbat of Chanukah, kindle the Chanukah lights first and then the Shabbat candles. Light the shamash - the helper candle set higher or lower than all the rest of the candles - first using it to kindle the rest of the Chanukah lights; say or sing: Ba-ruch a-ta Adonai, Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-d’sha-nu b’mitz-vo-tav v’tzi-va-nu l’had-lik ner shel Hanukka. We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You make us holy with Your Mitzvot, and command us to kindle the Chanukah lights. Ba-ruch a-ta Adonai, Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech ha-o-lam, sheh-a-sa ni-sim la-a-vo-tei-nu/l’i-mo-tei-nu ba-ya-mim ha-heim ba-z’man ha-zeh. We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You showed wonders to our fathers/mothers in days of old, at this season. On the first night only we add: Ba-ruch a-ta A-do-nai, Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech ha-o-lam, she-heh-cheh-ya-nu, v’ki-y’ma-nu, v’higi-anu, la-z’man ha-zeh. We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season.

Check our website for recordings of the Chanukah blessings and a few favorite songs of the season! www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/sounds-of-cbi/


OUR COMMUNITY

“Why Would I Tell You?” Recently, I was having a conversation with a congregant and learned about the death of his father. On its face, that doesn’t seem like an unusual conversation. What made it interesting was the timing: his father died months before our talk. So, I asked him why he waited this long to let us know about the death. His response: why would I tell you? I know he didn’t mean this in a dismissive way, but it really struck me. Why would I tell you?

Why would I tell you? Because your clergy and your community want to know when something happens in your life. We want to be here to comfort and support you and your family. We want to walk with you through these significant events in your life. I know this isn’t an isolated incident. I know it often never crosses your mind to let us know about something in which we would have no involvement – no funeral, no burial, no shiva. But, we, your clergy, are involved with more than the mechanics. We want to know. We want you to tell us. And because of privacy laws, we often don’t know what is going on in your life unless you tell us.

We want to know when you are sick and when you are grieving. We want to know when you are celebrating new life and each milestone that follows. We want to be with you in all of these moments. We want to honor your privacy and at the same time be here to support and guide you. May you find life’s joys heightened and its bitterness sweetened and all its moments hallowed by connection and community. Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph

Our Thriving Community Continues to Grow Since last Rosh Hashanah, CBI has welcomed forty-three new households to our community. If you know someone looking to connect with a warm, welcoming Jewish community, please put them in touch with our Executive Director Josh Kashinsky (josh@bethisrael-pdx.org), or invite them to services, holiday celebrations, or our many cultural and educational programs. Steve Albert and Janie Goldenberg and family

Annette MacDougall

Matthew Hyink and Alison Armour

Ryan and Ariel Malia and family

Alisha Babbstein and Jackie Babbstein

Israel and Bonnie Morales and family

Ryan McFarland and Michelle Benikov and family

Adam Oderberg and Katie Paige and family

Mikhail and Yelena Benikov

Jerry and Holly Oziel

TJ Maheras and Stacy Cohen and family

Joshua and Amanda Price and family

Warren and Ann Dabney and family

Brain and Kelly Raf and family

Rabbi Shelton Donnell and Wendy Bocarsky

Jeff Reingold

Ben Elkin and Liz Terzo and family

Laurence Rosen and family

Aaron Frankel and Camelia Modoran and family

Seth and Jennifer Ruden and family

Seymour and Luba Frumkin

Barry Schlansky and Rebecca Neborsky and family

Simon and Sarah Frumkin and family

Kevin and Rachel Segal and family

Bob and Lesley Glasgow

Kevin and Alison Siebers and family

Darrell Young and Janet Grayson and family

Ariel and Emily Silverman and family

Scott and Jenn Green and family

Joel Soltman and Carly Lochala

Janet Hughes

Larry and Linda Veltman

Barry and Jordie Katcher and family

Arthur and Linda Waters

Mark and Lisa Klein

Josh and Hillary Wendroff and family

Greg Landweber and family

Erik Wohlgemuth and Arah Erickson and family

Abby Layton

Louis Guzman-Woldrich and Jeff Woldrich and family

Ryan and Jordana Levenick and family

Phil Zald and Heh Shin Kwak and family

Gil and Jennie Luria and family

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER ADULT EDUCATION

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross Special Docent’s Tour Sunday, November 11, 1:00 PM Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave) Portland Art Museum Docent and CBI Past President Ned Duhnkrack will lead a special tour of the museum’s exhibit Memory Unearthed : The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. This exhibit of 125 photographs offers an extraordinary, rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross. Forced to serve as a photographer for the Nazis, at great personal risk Ross also recorded the brutal realities of life under Nazi rule. He buried more than six thousand of his negatives in 1944 and recovered more than half of them after liberation. Memory Unearthed is a visual and emotional meditation on a harrowing time in our history. Following our visit to the Lodz Ghetto photographs, participants will have the option to view art in the permanent collection by Jewish artists or on Jewish themes, including works by Chaim Soutine, Hilda Grossman Morris, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, and Kehinde Wiley (yes, there is a Jewish connection!). Portland Art Museum and Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education members will be admitted free of charge, non-museum member tour participants will be admitted at a $5 reduced rate. This tour is limited to fifteen participants. Please RSVP to the main office at (503) 222-1069 by Friday, November 9.

Great Jewish Texts Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 PM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room Join Rabbi Cahana and your fellow students for the final sessions of this ongoing course. RSVP to Tracy Manaster Alifanz in the Main Office at (503) 222-1069.

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BROTHERHOOD

Brotherhood Social

UPCOMING EVENTS Sisterhood Pre-Chanukah Gift Shop Sale & Bake Sale

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 PM Location TBD

Sunday, November 11, 9:15 AM Sunday, December 2, 9:15 AM Sisterhood Gift Shop and Blumauer Auditorium

A chance to get together with the CBI Brotherhood! The location of the meetup changes monthly, so reach out to Tracy in the CBI Main Office for details and to make sure you’re on Brotherhood’s email list.

Sisterhood Monthly Happy Hour

Latkes and Vodkas Sunday, December 2, 3:00 PM Blumauer Auditorium and Kitchen Start heating the oil, grating those onions, and prepping whatever your top secret ingredient is for truly epic latkes, because Latkes and Vodkas is back! All are welcome to gather in Blumauer kitchen, where your CBI brotherhood will provide the basics (potatoes, onions, oil). A taste test— accompanied by vodka—will determine this year’s reigning latke champion!

SISTERHOOD

The Best for Your Breast: An Educational Evening Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 PM Ruth J Spear Breast Center at Providence St Vincent Medical Center 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland All CBI members are invited to hear Dr. Kristen Massimino, MD, Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, and Aneesa Masters, CGC, MS, a Genetic Counselor, talk about current issues in breast health and the latest treatment options. Get informed and ask questions. Topics to include: • • • • •

Screening and how to lower risk Current Treatment Immunotherapy Diagnosis BRCA gene and the Jewish link

Refreshments will be served. For more information or to request a ride or carpool contact Susan Berniker: CBISisterhoodRSVP@gmail.com RSVPs are not necessary but appreciated to help the Spear Breast Center plan for our event.

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Stock up for Chanukah and enjoy tasty treats. Proceeds support CBI’s Religious School programming,

Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 PM Tuesday, December, 11, 5:30 PM Ace Hotel 1022 SW Harvey Milk Street Enjoy a social evening with the WRJ/ Beth Israel Sisterhood.

White Elephant Party and Potluck Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 PM Home of Robyn Urbach Gather with the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood for a festive potluck and white elephant gift exchange. RSVP to the CBI Office at (503) 222-1069 for address.

MINI MENSCHES

Tot Shabbat with the Mini Mensches Saturday, November 3, 9:00 AM Saturday, November 17, 9:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 9:00 AM Saturday, December 15, 9:00 AM Pollin Chapel Dance and sing, listen to a story from the clergy followed by an oneg and craft project.

Mini Shabbat Friday, November 9, 4:30 PM Friday, December 28, 4:30 PM Goodman Hall Join us for Shabbat story time with our clergy, eat a challah snack and do fun activities like art, gymnastics and more! Questions about Mini Mensches? Contact Chelsea at chelsea@bethisrael-pdx.org or (503) 222-1069 to get connected.


NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOCIAL ACTION

EDUCATION

Date Night

NW Towers Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 3, 5:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 5:00 PM Sherman Education Center Parents get a night off while kids get a fun night of Jewish fun with their friends! We play games, have dinner and celebrate Havdalah together while parents enjoy our great location and a dinner out. $15; Email chelsea@bethisrael-pdx.org for more information and to sign up.

Chanukah Family Celebration Friday, December 7, 6:00 PM Goodman Hall All are invited to our annual Chanukah celebration! We’ll have a musical, family friendly service all in our ugly Chanukah sweaters. Booths with games, latkes and donuts await you at this awesomely fun evening.

Upcoming Shabbat Dinners Friday, November 2, 5:00 PM Second Grade Class Shabbat Dinner Friday, December 7, 6:00 PM Third Grade Class Shabbat

YOUTH GROUPS

Dor Chadash Laser Tag Monday, November 12, 11:00 AM Location TBD Take advantage of a Monday off with laser tag! All sixth and seventh graders are invited to join us for a day of laser tag, getting to know each other and pizza (so much pizza!). Email chelsea@bethisrael-pdx.org for more information and questions.

Sunday, November 18, 10:30 AM Goodman Kitchen The Social Action Committee and CBI Volunteers will prepare and serve a Thanksgiving feast for our neighbors at NW Towers. Cooking starts at 10:30 at CBI; we’ll serve dinner at 2:30 PM. Keep an eye out in our weekly community email, Beneath Our Dome, for details and information on how to sign up!

Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner 2018 Tuesday, December 25, 11:30 AM Goodman Hall For many years CBI has hosted the Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner. This is a beloved festive neighborhood event that is attended by several hundred guests. It’s also a popular and much anticipated volunteer opportunity for CBI congregants. Last year close to two hundred volunteers helped to make the celebration a success. In addition to the holiday meal served in Goodman Hall, meals are delivered to clients of Meals on Wheels. Drivers (can be a family activity) are needed for this task. Please contact the CBI Main Office with any questions at (503) 222-1069, or sign up online to volunteer at volunteersignup.org/ETMCM.

OTHER EVENTS

CBI Book Club and Portland Jewish Book Celebration Sunday, November 4, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room The CBI Book Club will meet to discuss David E. Fishman’s The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis. This is the nearly unbelievable true story of the ghetto residents of Vilna, “The Jerusalem of Lithuania,” who rescued thousands of rare books and cultural treasures from the Nazis and then the Soviets. The author will speak at Portland State University on January 27, 2019 to discuss the book, so mark your calendars. As the Portland Jewish Book Celebration selection, there will be many opportunities for ongoing discussion of the themes in Fishman’s work, including: • A book discussion and screening of Aftermath, a film inspired by the July 1941 Jedwabne pogrom in occupied northeastern Poland (Sunday, November 4, 4:00 PM, Congregation Neveh Shalom) • A brown bag discussion with Roslyn Kliot, who will share her story of her origins in Vilna and Lodz. (Sunday, November 4, 12:00 PM, The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education) • A screening of Chasing Portraits, which documents Elizabeth Rynecki’s quest to find the art works of her great-grandfather lost during the Holocaust. (Tuesday, November 27, time TBD, Portland Art Museum)

CBI Book Club Sunday, December 2, 9:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room CBI bibliophiles meet to discuss Judas by Amos Oz.

CBI Weather Related Closure Policy As our rainy Portland autumn becomes an even rainier winter, we at CBI will do our best to stay open as scheduled. As always though, safety remains a top priority. In the event of severe weather, especially when city officials advise drivers to stay off the roads, our offices may close and programming may be rescheduled. Should this happen, we will post notice of closures on flashalert.net, on our webpage, on our facebook page, and will notify congregants via email (so please check with Amber in the Main Office at amber@bethisrael-pdx.org to make sure we have your most up-to-date email address). For a Religious School closure due to severe weather, families will also be notified via the Remind mobile app. Please also note that our Education Department follows the lead of Portland Public Schools; when they close, we close.

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

UPCOMING EVENTS

SERVICES, RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER RECURRING EVENTS SHABBAT SERVICES Shabbat Evening Services Friday Evenings 6:00 PM, Pollin Chapel*

CBI’s Religious School will be closed for Thanksgiving and Winter Break on November 22 and 25 and December 20, 23, 27, and 30

Mini Shabbat

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Adult Education Committee Meeting November 15 8:30 AM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Boardroom

November 9, December 28 4:30 PM, Goodman Hall

November 4, 10:00 AM Fourth Grade Family Program: Why Ivrit?

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tot Shabbat

November 11, 10:30 AM Sixth Grade Shabbatini: Class Tallit

November 15, December 20 6:30 PM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

November 11, 9:15 AM Seventh Grade Shabbatini

Executive Committee Meeting

November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15 9:00 AM, Pollin Chapel

Torah Study Saturday Mornings 9:00 AM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Shabbat Morning Services Saturday Mornings 10:30 AM, Pollin Chapel* *When our community celebrates B’nei Mitzvah, and on other occasions throughout the year, these services may take place in our Main Sanctuary. Our weekly e-news or website (www.bethisrael-pdx.org) is your best source for up to the minute location details.

Veterans Day Shabbat Join us Friday, November 9 for a Shabbat honoring our Veterans.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Sunday Hebrew Program (Pre-K through 7th Grade) Sundays, 9:15 AM- 12:15 PM Sherman Education Building

Sunday Hebrew Program (8th-12th Grades) Sundays, 12:15 PM- 2:15 PM Sherman Education Building

Integrated Hebrew Program (IHP) Thursdays, 4:30 PM Sherman Education Building

November 11, 10:00 AM Fifth Grade Family Program: Journey Through Siddur December 2, 10:00 AM Pre-K and Kindergarten Family Program

B’NEI MITZVAH Celebrated at Shabbat Morning Services (10:30 AM, Main Sanctuary) or Havdalah Services (5:00 PM, Main Sanctuary) November 3, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Caleb Cronn November 10, 5:00 PM Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Abigail Fisher

November 14 and December 12 12:00 PM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Sisterhood Board Meeting November 1 and December 6 6:00 PM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Social Action Committee Meeting December 5 5:30 PM, Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

OTHER RECURRING EVENTS Mah Jongg

November 17, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Tell

Every Friday, 10:00 AM Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

November 24, 10:30 AM Bar Mitzvah of Mason Zimmerman

Knit-a-Mitzvah

December 8, 5:00 PM Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Cole Schmidt December 22, 10:30 AM Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Halpern December 29, 10:30 AM Bat Mitzvah of Stella Banks

Third Wednesday of the month Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

OFFICE CLOSURES November 22 & 23, Thanksgiving December 25, Christmas Day January 1, New Years Day

ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 The CBI Board of Trustees has voted to oppose Oregon Ballot Measures 103, 104, 105 and 106. The location of your nearest ballot drop box can be found at www.oregonvotes.gov/dropbox

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B’NEI MITZVAH

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Caleb Cronn

Cole Monroe Schmidt

Stella Banks

Caleb Cronn will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Son of Leah Cronn and Jeff Cronn and brother of Madeline Cronn, Caleb is a seventh grader at Robert Gray Middle School. He loves sports, especially basketball! For his Mitzvah Project, Caleb is supporting the OHSU Casey Eye Institute Outreach Van. The Outreach Van offers free on site vision screenings for low income, uninsured and underinsured children and adults. Participants are examined at no cost and given free or low cost eye wear and assistance to continuing medical support. An allvolunteer staff of doctors, nurses, technicians, interpreters and assistants gather every weekend to provide this much needed service.

Cole Monroe Schmidt will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Cole is the son of Greg and Melissa Schmidt and grandson of Alan Schmidt of Scappoose, OR, Carol Schmidt of Murdock, WA, and Natalie and Norman Smith of Saratoga Springs, NY. A seventh grader at Jackson Middle School, Cole enjoys Mixed Martial Arts, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and playing with his cat and two dogs. For his Mitzvah Project Cole is going to raise money for e-NABLE (enablingthefuture.org/ upper-limb-prosthetics/). The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.

Stella Isabel Banks will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, December 29, 2019. Stella is the daughter of Jonathan and Carrie Banks and younger sister of Benjamin and Lillie. Stella’s grandparents are Allen and Nan Banks of Jamestown, Rhode Island, and Frank and Barbara Outhier of Nashville, Tennessee. A seventh grader at Riverdale Grade School, she loves pretty much every school subject and has attended The International School, where she spoke Spanish only, since age 3. She started volleyball last year to meet other children at her new school and has ended up with an amazing volleyball serve. In her spare time, she enjoys making slime with friends, reading, and watching any and all movies. For her Mitzvah Project, Stella has decided to honor and combine both her love of animals (and current desire to go into veterinary medicine one day) and compassion for the needs of the homeless population by supporting The Pongo Fund, Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. She will have large containers in the lobby before Sunday school where people can drop any pocket change that they have. Pennies add up to quarters which add up to dollars which adds up to purchasing much needed food and medicine for homeless animals.

Abigail Fisher Abigail Ariel Fisher will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Abby is the daughter of Barbra and Adam Fisher and has an older sister, Hannah, and a younger brother, Theo. A seventh grader at Catlin Gabel, Abby likes sports and is currently on her school tennis team. She is an avid skier in the winter months, plays basketball, and enjoys camping with her family and friends. For her Mitzvah Project, Abby will be volunteering at the Blanchet House, helping to feed people in need.

Benjamin Coburn Tell Benjamin Coburn Tell will become a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, November 17, 2018. He is the son of Jason and Kathie Tell and the younger brother of McKenzie. A seventh grader at Beverly Cleary School, Ben loves to play baseball, basketball and soccer. For his Mitzvah Project, Ben has chosen to work with “Pitch in for Baseball” (PIFB) a national non-profit organization providing new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to boys and girls world wide who want to play ball but lack the equipment to do so.

Sophia Halpern Sophia Amelia Halpern will become a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Sophia is the daughter of Noelle Crombie and Mark Halpern, older sister of Ella and Nora, granddaughter of Renee Halpern of Baltimore, Maryland, and Paula and David Crombie of New Haven, Connecticut, and the greatgranddaughter of Philomena Migliore, of Hartford, Connecticut. Her beloved paternal grandfather Louis passed away in 2011. Sophia is a seventh grader at Winterhaven, where she participates in the speech and debate club. Sophia runs cross-country and loves ballet. She is an avid reader. For her Mitzvah Project, she will organize book drives for the Children’s Book Bank, which collects gently used books and distributes them to children in need in the Portland area. She plans to collect gently used books from Woodstock Elementary School, Winterhaven, Lincoln High school and the Congregation Beth Israel community.

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L’DOR V’DOR ~ FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

Mazel Tov to Marc Sandoz and Kerstin Moyer, who were married on July 7, 2018. Marc is the son of Jewely Sandoz and the late Louis Sandoz (z”l), and the grandson of Suzanne Friedman and the late Dr. Leonard Friedman (z”l). Parents Megan and Zac Herzog, grandparents Jewely Sandoz and the late Louis Sandoz (z”l), great grandparents Suzanne Friedman and the late Dr. Leonard Friedman (z”l), on the birth of David Joseph Herzog on July 28, 2018. Heidi Elizabeth Peterson and Shawn Aron Vandor on the birth of their twin daughters, Lucia Aviva Vandor and Sonya Ruth Vandor on August 2, 2018. Jenn and Scott Green on the birth of their daughter, Charlie Elizabeth Green on August 10, 2018. Parents Rabbi Callie SoutherSchulman and Matthew Schulman, and Grandparents Adrienne SoutherGeffen and Stan Geffen on the birth of Elliott Boone Schulman, born on September 25, 2018. May they grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to their families and all humankind.

Condolences to Susy Hammel on the loss of her sister, Gerel Blauer on the loss of her sister in law, Marci Hammel, Katrina Gaynor, Janis Blauer Chima, Shoshana Blauer, Shemaya Blauer and Karen Blauer.on the loss of their aunt, Nancy Green who passed away on October 7, 2018.

Richard Kaplan (Karen Clarke), and Andrew Kaplan (Valerie Thom) on the loss of their father, Jordan Kaplan, Alexandra Kaplan, and Simon Kaplan on the loss of their grandfather, Max and Leo Kaplan on the loss of their great grandfather, and the extended Kaplan family on the loss of Arthur Kaplan, who passed away on September 19, 2018. Rebecca Mischel (Andy Olshin), Judy Mischel (Jeff Horvitz), and Linda Mischel (Mark Eisner) on the loss of their parents, Solomon Olshin, Benjamin Olshin, David Elfman, Rachel Elfman, Lauren Eisner, and Stephen Eisner on the loss of their grandparents, and the extended Mischel family on the loss of Dr. Harriet Nerlove Mischel and Dr. Walter Mischel, who passed away on September 13 and 12, 2018. Joanne Ratinoff, Keren Hoover, and Marcy Unger on the loss of their mother, Mitchell Ratinoff, Ryan Hoover, and Frances Campbell on the loss of their grandmother, Dr. Barry Silverman on the loss of his older sister, Neil Silverman, Sharon Silverman, Lowell Silverman, David Silverman, and April Hoff on the loss of their great aunt, and the extended Unger, Hoover, and Ratinoff families on the loss of Sarita Unger, who passed away on June 19, 2018. Marilyn Grunbaum on the loss of her husband, Eric Grunbaum (Eliah Perona) on the loss of his father, and the extended Grunbaum family on the loss of Hans Grunbaum, who passed away on September 23, 2018. Mel Swire on the loss of his wife, David Swire (Sally), and Karen Renicker (Larry) on the loss of their mother, Ellen Bronstein (Matt), Sam Swire, Natalie Swire, and Evan Ferns on the loss of their grandmother, Joseph Bronstein on

the loss of his great grandmother, and the extended Swire family on the loss of Janet Irene Swire, who passed away on September 16, 2018. Peter Shore (Vida) on the loss of his sister, Lola and Caleb Shore on the loss of their aunt, and the extended Shore family on the loss of Sanni Cee Shore, who passed away on October 3, 2018. Alison Weiss Bostrom (Gregory) on the loss of her grandmother, Naomi Bostrom on the loss of her great grandmother, and the extended Schlesinger, Fisher, and Weiss families on the loss of Mary Schlesinger Fisher, who passed away on September 23, 2018. Edyie Geller on the loss of her husband, Robin Romer (Brian), Mitch Geller (Mary O’Brien), Pam Geller (Steve Nocella), and Gregg Geller (Debra) on the loss of their father, Jacob, Lily, Ean, Max, Emily and Aidan on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Geller family on the loss of Joseph Geller, who passed away on September 24, 2018. Daniel Passamaneck (Kelly) and Evi Pazmanczyk (Scott Graham) on the loss of their father, Julia Jensen (Bill) on the loss of her step-father, Zachary and Jesse Passamaneck, Delia Graham, and Aaron Jensen on the loss of their grandfather, and the extended Passamaneck family on the loss of Rabbi Stephen Passamaneck, who passed away on July 29, 2018. Christine Tarpey (Richard Yugler), Barbara Cason (Robb), John Tarpey (Dona), and Molly Tarpey on the loss of their mother, Simon and Susannah Yugler, Elizabeth and Emma Flick, and Jack and Harry Tarpey on the loss of their grandmother, and the extended Tarpey family on the loss of Regina Haas Tarpey, who passed away on June 11, 2018.

Thank You to Our Sweet High Holidays Bakers! Our Rosh Hashanah reception was a sweet one this year, thanks to the efforts of our many volunteer donors. Thanks to the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood coordinator, Caroline Szlukier, who did an amazing job organizing our bakers and platers. And thanks to the bakers themselves: Susan Berniker, Ellen Bick, Debbie Braymer, Debbie Brooks, Becky Cambreleng, Debbie Caldwell, Risa Colton-Feldman, Julia Daigneault, Bonnie Davis, Kathleen Doctor, Ned Duhnkrack, Beth Eisenberg-Schapera, Sarah Epstein, Jen Feldman, Leslie Geller, Ronit Gerard, Louis Guzman-Woldrich, Linda Harrison, Judith Hochhauser, Gabrielle Josephson, Jaime Keane, Shoshana Lansberg, Sherly Lynn, Robin McAlpine, Robin McCoy, Ted Nelson, Elana Pirtoe Guiney, Eve Rosenfeld, Sally Rosenfeld, Tiffany Rosenfeld, Stephanie Siegel, Bobbi Swerdlin, Caroline Szlukier, and Joanne Treuhaft.

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HEADER HERE OUR COMMUNITY

Birthday Bubbles & Bites Our 160th Anniversary event, Birthday Bubbles & Bites, was a celebration of our rich history, vibrant present, and exciting future. Our thanks to our many guests, and to the sponsors who made the evening possible.

PRESENTING SPONSORS Dr. and Mrs. Joel L. Seres and Family Richard Solomon

GOLD SPONSORS Lynne Hana and Jason Waxman Lester and Heather Baskin

SILVER SPONSORS Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Lisa and Glen Levy Ruben and Elizabeth Menashe Harold and Jane Pollin Tony and Bianca Urdes

BRONZE SPONSORS Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen Cameron and Dick Davis/ The Alfred J.Davis Company Howard and Jen Feldman Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld Stacy and Sharon Friedman Garfinkle Orthodontics David and Tiffany Goldwyn Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Lisa Greenleaf

Yitka Harris Janet Hoffman and John Harland Josh and Michelle Kashinsky Steve and Robin McCoy Ted Nelson and Curt Shafftstall Mark and Judith Peterman Joshua and Amy Remick David and Diane Rosencrantz

Thank you for your support for the Social Action Food Fund The most recent High Holidays Funds for Foods raised more than $8,500 to support more than 15,000 meals for the food insecure in our communities. Thank you for your generous donations. A particular thanks to congregant Robert Peltz, who has coordinated this program for four years. He has given generously of his time to restyle the Funds for Food program and run it almost entirely on his own. Thank you, Robert, for all your work on this amazing program.

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IN REMEMBRANCE ~ MAY THEIR MEMORY BE FOR A BLESSING November 2 and 3 Ida Arnoff Richard Bernheimer Bertha Blauer E. D. Cohen Thelma Ruth Crabb Raoul De Leeuw Ronald Edelman Dorothy Elconin Eileen Fenton Marilyn Goldman Matthew Gould Jane E. Green John Grossman Budick Kahana Reva Kailes Howard Lane Irving L. London Ruth McBride Devora Mittleman Sadee Muzikant Anna Renee Nagel Lisa Niebauer Morris Platt Nancy Rosenberg Frank Rosenfeld Louis Roshberg Irvin L. Schwartz Gretchen N. Seethoff Dr. Harry Semler Rose Shevach Valerie Simon Barbara Singer Edward E. Weinstein Marjorie Weiss Ronnie Wood November 9 and 10 Leona Berlow Mack Berman A. Victor Bizer Ethel Levitt Blumenthal Ilo Bonyhadi Ruth L. Brill Isidor C. Brill Bernard Carr Jennie Crystal Robert Paul Cunneen Ida Delman Jacob Driesen Estelle Ellner Sadie Finkelstein Lawrence Ellis Friedman Cynthia Greenberg Arline Hasman Benjamin Heller Isaac B. Holzman Virginia Kendall Nettie Kleinberg Al Koch Marian G. Krantz Alan Lazarus Mollie Schnitzer Levin Celia Lieppman Henry Maiuri Albert Mandelbaum Aaron Margolin

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Louis Margulis Alfred N. Marshall Morton Mayer Leah Savage Mendelssohn Mae Pike Charles Pitkin Jerome Raim Seymour Robinowitz Berenice Rosenberg Yetta Levin Rubenstein Marion Savage Anna Semler Daniel Jerome Sennett William Sharlin Dale Shaw Sima Silverman Ron Singer Abraham Spivak Lillian S. Steinberg Marion Stoner Sheldon Stanton Vidgoff Rolaine Vines Copeland Josef Young Alan Zell Rose Zugman November 16 and 17 Joseph Aarons Jacob Asher Rose Rosenbaum Baron Marcia Berniker Ruth Blauer David J. Bloom Herman Cohen Judy Cron Betty Donoghue Doris Etlinger Leon Feuerstein Sydney Mitchell Finegold Maye Fischer Vicki Friedlander Abe Friedman Maria Gelbshteyn Thomas T. Georges III Sidney Ginsberg Nathan Goldberg Benjamin Goldberg Ruth Goodman Michael Green M. David Heims Jan Horovitz Jeffrey Hupert Sarah Kaplan Miriam Kellner Adelle Kohn Jeffrey Kramer Hyman Kravitz Richard Lehman Reuben Lenske Enrico Levi Leo Levison Leon Lieppman Loudelle Lundberg Anne Ostomel David Ostomel Harry Ostomel Rose Ostomel

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Maurice (Maurie) Ostomel Milly Platman Aaron Plotzker Betty Polsky Ira Rosenfeld Irving Rotenberg Sara Sadis Richard See Ruth Shleifer Norah Solomon Rebecca Swerdlik Miriam Anna Vidgoff Stanley Weiss William Wolfstone M. David Zugman November 23 and 24 Jane Beber Abramson Renee Bergman Marian Black Leonard I. Blank Ernest “Ernie� Bonyhadi Edward Brounstein Benjamin Brown David H. Byer Alice Lok Cahana Charles Joseph Cantor Allison Bari Cohen Maurice Dayan Herman Dickstein Ira Dickstein Betty Feder Adele Feingold Amy Lichtgarn Freedman Boris Gelfer Burton Gevurtz Alan Green Rachel Ingber Mary A. Jackson G. Isadore Kaufman Estelle Kobin Bess Kopen Robert Layton Dora Link Virginia MacDougall Sylvia Miller Gladys Netboy Lillian Newman Abe Pollin Janet Popick Lorraine Popowich Rose Puziss Herman Richman Gary Romain Abe Eugene Rosenberg Henrietta Rosenblatt Ben Rosenfeld Rae W. Samuelis Harriet Schatz Nancy Scheiner Gilbert Schnitzer David Schultz Marilynn Segal Simon C. Shifman Helen Shimshak Frances F. Simon Stephen Solomon

Lona Stone Marvin S. Swire Janice Tews Thelma Tobin Herbert Weiss Nathan S. White November 30 and December 1 Lois Adler Celia Silver Adler Julia Adler Valerie Alia Miriam Aronson Rachael Gross Baer Sol Baker Harry Lewis Baron Sally Bilow Sylvia Wurmser Blanc Bessie Blank Robert Blank James D. Bromberg Belle T. Brounstein Sherry Caplan Nancy Caplan Samuel Chaimov Regina Cohen Spencer Daniels Adrienne Darnell Theodore B. Davidson Arnold Dayan E. Frieda Dobrow Alan Robert Duhnkrack David Ellman Jennie Y. Enkelis Sylvio Ferrera Andrew J. Frank Pearl Friedman Herbert B. Galton Gregg Goldstein Ann Granger Babette Baruh Horenstein Samuel Joseph Milton Babe Liman Bev Lindemann Nettie Margolis Leonard Meeker Robert J. Neuberger Barney Papkin Jeane Rosenberg Wilma (Billie) Rosenblum Anna Saltzman Nathan Shapiro Rachel Shaw Minnie Spivak Robert Waters Yvette G. Weil Ira Weiner Morris Weitman Leonore Weston Margie Winkler Lawrence Winthrop Frances Utay Wolf Rose Rita Wurmser Arthur Zacks Elynor Elynor Zusman


IN REMEMBRANCE ~ MAY THEIR MEMORY BE FOR A BLESSING December 7 and 8 Lettie Adler Dorothy Baruh Arthur Bergman Rose Bloom William Cohen David Eisenberg David Finkelstein David Frisch Betty V. Goldman Bertha Grenley Harry Gross Bertha Mayer Holtzman Leslie Dell Hughes Beth Israel Daniel Kivel Selma Lindberg David J. Lipman Paul Matusow Hyman B. Nudelman Samuel Oldstein Rita Kantor Pearlmutter Barbara Prebish Oscar Asher Rosen Miriam F. Rosenfeld Miriam Rudnick Bess Shavzin Harry Shleifer Joan Sitwell Hilda Steinbock Eleanor Stern Erwin Tanne Nancy P. Thalhimer Erick Thompson Dorothy Warner Stella Weiss Leon Winters Albert A. Woolach December 14 and 15 Elizabeth Canter Fred Carr Della Cohen Booth Colman Fannie Director Marjorie Easton Alfred Edelman Mindy Elman David Exposito Ryan Ferrante Esther Fishman Charlotte Friend Evelyn Galen Ann Goldsmith Barr Lily Grover Rosebelle Himelstein Cecilia Hobin

Frank Hochfeld Walter Hyman Robert Stuart Joseph Mollie Katz Homer Kiser Morris Korach Ruth Kullman Adele Labow Hannah R. Lang Herbert H. Lauterstein Ben Meyer Levin Olga Lewin Burton L. Lipman Rose Lyman Moses Mark Leo L. Matin John May James Donald Monteith Josef Neuberger Phillip Leo Nudelman Elsie K. Payne Mary Frances Peters Milton Reiter Jerrold (Jerry) Richard Lottie Roffe Rabbi Abraham J. Rose Nathan Rosen Harry Rubin Jean Moss Rustin Louis Sandoz Jack Schneiderman Nisa Menashe Shleifer Max Solomon Jacob Solomon Lucille Almeleh Spring Morton Steinhorn Milton Tenzer Joseph Munroe Thom Spencer Wing Ethel Young Mildred Zell Daniel Zell December 21 and 22 Robert Adams Miriam B. Aiken Herbert Alexander Joseph Alkalay Sara Bazelon Charles Berne Rebecca Bilow Rose R. Black David Bloom Howard Cohen Eugene R. Cohn Irene Crane Nathan Dickson

Frank Director Herman Fagin Anna Feves Mara Rosanne Forsythe-Crane Jerome Freiberg Samuel G. Gilbert M’Liss Gilbert Mary E. Greenberg Ethel Harrison Mae Hasman Lena Holzman Maureen Horenstein Anne Levitt Evelyn Mandelbaum Judith Meller Morton Mills Robert Arthur Nagel Stanley B. Nagel Fannie Oldstein Lillian Opper Jacob Ovetz Morris Pollin Anna Press Anita Reinhorn Shirley Rickles Charlotte Rosen Bernice Rosencrantz Charles L. Rosenthal Jack Ruby Sidney Salenger Ruth Saul Adele Savinar Sol Sax Milton Schatz Theodore Schoenfeld Cynthia Sherman Alan E. Shevach Anne Siegel Flora Spaiser Jerome Stern Gertrude Sussman Harriet Packouz Towne Elise F. Wendel Gilda Wexler Roza Willer Jack Winkler Sophie Jean Wolf Harry J. Yurman Norman Zimmerman December 28 and 29 Dorothy Asher Josephine August Edwin I. August Dorris Backus Pearl Baskin Maxine Bauer

Henry (Bialistok) Billys Eve Black Sidney Cohen Alfred J. Davis Sarah Davis Berta Delman Ian Douglas Judith Epstein Victor Feibelman Dorothy Friedberg Anna Geller Leonard Geller Thomas T. Georges, Sr. Bluma Goldberg Abraham Goldstein Rhonda Beth Goldstein Joseph Greenwald Goldie Hammel Jack Handelman Sherie Hildreth David Hudesman Lynette Felton Jamerson Seymour Kaufman Morris Klein Carol Lang Janice Alexander Levy Morrie Mink Erna Neuberger Matthew Neuwelt Augusta Newmark Burton Nudelman Olive Owen Michael Price Sr. Reva B. Reingold Ruth Romoff Morris H. “Mish” Rosencrantz Max Schlesinger Samuel Schneider Edith Schnitzer Myra Scholnick Bruce M. Senders Herbert Shapiro Gregory Shapiro Samuel N. Shleifer Barbara Spero Irving Steinbock Max J. Swerdlik Ralph Tannenbaum Bilah Vilner Stanley Wand Adam Weinstein Corinne “Corky” Zelinka

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VERY THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE

CBI TRIBUTE FUND SPOTLIGHT:

Social Action General Fund

Each year the Social Action General Fund supports several causes with an average donation of $1,000. Some of these organizations have received this annual support from us for more than decade. This year our general fund, which is used for these donations and to support some of our direct action programs, is nearly empty. As a result, we cannot provide the annual financial support to our usual causes. So please consider a gift to our SAC general fund so that we can continue to support causes such as, Camp Rosenbaum (www.camprosenbaum.org), which provides life-enhancing opportunities for low-income, at-risk youth, CODA, Inc. (www.codainc.org), which treats people whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges, Community Warehouse (www.communitywarehouse.org), which helps vulnerable populations improve the quality of their lives and become self-sufficient
by providing them with basic household furnishings, Interfaith Alliance on Poverty (www.allianceonpoverty.org/), a growing network of Portland faith-based communities working together to bring help to those living in poverty, Jewish Family and Child Services (www.jfcs-portland.org), which provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families, and children in the Jewish and general communities, Lift Urban Portland (www.lifturbanportland.org), which reduces hunger for residents of Northwest and Downtown Portland, New Israel Fund (www.nif.org), which advances liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight inequality, injustice, and extremism that diminish Israel. Please consider a donation to the Social Action General Fund when you mail in your CBI tribute form or online at www.bethisrael-pdx.org/support/donation-form.

TRIBUTE FUND DONATIONS RABBI CAHANA DISCRETIONARY IN MEMORY OF

Bernard Caplan Jeffery Caplan Kurt Schiff Bob and Lesley Glasglow Lee Glasgow Schiff Bob and Lesley Glasglow Mathilde Lewinsohn Peter and Cynthia Lewinsohn Mathilde Lewinsohn Peter and Cynthia Lewinsohn Irwin Barg Sharron Stern and Steve Rallison Julian and Dorthea Roth Philip and Dorothy Reiter Sarah Reiter Philip and Dorothy Reiter Adele and Herbert Savage Adair Savage and Family Edward Mayer Morgenstern Les and Martha Soltesz

IN HONOR OF

Jonas Gellman’s Bar Mitzvah Jonas Gellman and Family Rabbi Michael Cahana Michael Weiner and Kathleen Davis-Weiner Jackson Ciporen’s Bar Mitzvah Martin and Ellen Jacobs Bunny and Jerry Sadis’ Birthdays Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Rabbi Michael Cahana Joan Meyers The Clergy Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Ray Packouz’s Birthday and Ray and Dorothy Packouz’s 72nd anniversary Michael and Janice Sigell

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IN APPRECIATION OF

Rabbi Michael Chana Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Ken and Loree Sakai Rabbi Michael Cahana Les Schmertzler

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Andrew Olshin and Rebecca Mischel Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld

CANTOR CAHANA DISCRETIONARY

IN APPRECIATION OF

Cantor Ida Rae Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner Cantor Cahana for giving their daughter’s marriage blessing Gordon and Meryl Haber Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Les Schmertzler

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Andrew Olshin and Rebecca Mischel Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld

RABBI JOSEPH DISCRETIONARY IN MEMORY OF

IN MEMORY OF

Neil Simon John and Sarah Epstein Irwin Barg John and Sarah Epstein Aaron Lertzman Lynn Lertzman Bernard Levine Howard and Jan Levine Joseph Mendelsohn Heinz Holzapfel and Sylvia Nessan

IN HONOR OF

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Michael Weiner and Kathleen Davis-Weiner Jonas Gellman’s Bar Mitzvah Jonas Gellman Cantor Cahana’s Doctorate Richard and Sue Graber Jackson Ciporen’s Bar Mitzvah Martin and Ellen Jacobs Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Joan Meyers The Clergy Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld

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Zelda and George Dubin David and Anita August Adam Davis Barry and Bonnie Davis

IN HONOR OF

Jonas Gellman’s Bar Mitzvah Jonas Gellman and Family Rabbi Rachel Joseph Judith Joseph Rabbi Rachel Joseph Joan Meyers Danielle Olken Nathaniel, Nina, Sam, and Dani Olken The Clergy Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Daniel Lerner’s marriage Cheryl Tonkin

IN APPRECIATION OF

Rabbi Rachel Joseph for giving their daughter’s marriage blessing Gordon and Meryl Haber Rabbi Rachel Joseph David and Sally Swire

Congregation Beth Israel

Rabbi Joseph for officiating the marriage of Daniel and Bonnie Lerner Cheryl Tonkin GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld

RABBI ROSE DISCRETIONARY GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

George and Sharon Alexander

ADULT EDUCATION IN MEMORY OF

Arthur Kaplan Bill and Susan Graber June Martel Gary and Sheryl Martel

ALTAR FLOWERS AND ONEG SHABBAT IN MEMORY OF

Dr. Harry and Gertrude Semler Al and Gilda Wexler Jacqueline R. Spivak Helen and Henry Spivak James Spivak Mitzi Tobias Robert Tobias

AMY R. GOLDSMITH LIBRARY IN MEMORY OF Jay Leon Wright Zanley and Claire Galton Ruth Gassner Stuart and Nancy Hasman


VERY THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE IN HONOR OF

Hon. Susan P. Graber Todd and Laura Greshenhold

CARING COMMUNITY IN MEMORY OF

Paul Rubinstein Eleanore Rubinstein Michael Goldstein Lance and Mary Steinberg

IN HONOR OF

Bunny Edelson’s 90th Birthday Eleanore Rubinstein

CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION IN MEMORY OF

Rhoda Aiken Edward Aiken Nathan Black Morris Bloomenthol Esther Bloomenthol Jane Ritchie Floyd Black Sandy Kowitt Kay Kowitt Herbert Newmark Jeanne Newmark Susan Rose Goldsmith Beatrice Rose Sandy Kowitt Michael and Geri Rumbolz Lucy Shapiro Jack Shapiro Blanche Cohen and Jacqueline R. Spivak James Spivak Fred Buell Michael Tannenbaum Harry Baron Rena and Cheryl Tonkin Ethel Tonkin Cheryl Tonkin Ethel Tonkin Cheryl and Rena Tonkin Daniel and Dave Lerner

IN HONOR OF

Sandy Kowitt Michael and Geri Rumbolz

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN MEMORY OF

Phyllis Swett Mike Swett

ESTELLE DIRECTOR SHOLKOFF FUND FOR JEWISH EDUCATOR IN MEMORY OF

Katherine Sholkoff Dobrow Richard Dobrow and Rachel Dobrow Stone Phyllis Swett Mike Swett

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE IN MEMORY OF

Alec Black Lawrence Black

Alice Carr Thomas and Leonard Carr Adolph and Mary Canton Susan Golden Lester Goldschmidt Neil and Diana Goldschmidt Walter Goodman Douglas and Lila Goodman Helen Stamm Philip Margolin Jeanne Moment Roger Moment Gert Neuberger Jette Neuberger Rosalyn Neuberger Martin Neuwelt Edward and Jill Neuwelt Martha Lewin Ilse Orthmeyer Jack Reed Scott Reed Fred Polsky Gloria Swire IN HONOR OF

Bill Baer’s 80th birthday Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Marc Kashinsky and Eileen Eisenberg Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman Andrew Olshin and Rebecca Mischel Kiel Price Tad and Georgia Savinar Ira and Sherri Zucker

HOLZMAN FAMILY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL IN HONOR OF

the birth of Susan and Stuart Shleifer’s grandson Jerry and Bunny Sadis

HEIMS FAMILY YOUTH FUND IN MEMORY OF

Isaac Davis Kenneth Davis

HAL RUTHIZER CULTURAL ARTS IN MEMORY OF

Rose Berliner Duane and Maxine McComas Irwin Barg Jeffery Whalen and Stephanie Siegel

I HAVE A DREAM IN MEMORY OF

Alyne Schlesinger and Sidney W. Schlesinger Owen and Lynn Blank Anna and Morris Chusid and Charlotte Ostomel Linda Ostomel Claire Puziss Paul and Sherry Puziss Gordon Bazelon Mimi Richman Gordon Bazelon Jim and Michael Richman

JENAT FELDMAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN HONOR OF

Jen Feldman’s Retirement Julie Diamond

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

David and Martha Rosner

LLOYD B. ROSENFELD YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN HONOR OF

Elaine Savinar’s Birthday Jerry and Bunny Sadis

MAY GEORGES STUDIES IN ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF

Ray Veltman Marcia, Risa, and Louis Feldman Theodore Gerson Bob and Joan Rosenbaum

IN HONOR OF

Sydney Charlotte Cohen’s Zoe Rebecca Rector’s Luna Salzberg-Romero’s Bat Mitzvah Diego Salzberg-Romero’s Jordan Samuel Davis’ Bar Mitzvah Noah Feldman

MILLER ROOM REFURBISHMENT IN MEMORY OF

Asa I Arnsberg Susan Diamond Gladys Rosenberg Alan and Lana Miller

IN HONOR OF

Bunny and Jerry Sadis’ Birthdays Alan and Lana Miller

MORRIS KLEIN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN MEMORY OF

Phyllis Goldberg Klein Robert Schulhof and Susanne Aronowitz Phyllis Klein Sandra and Stanley Cohen Phyllis Klein John and Sarah Epstein Phyllis Goldberg Klein Leslie and Jerome Feder Phyllis Goldberg Klein Aviva Hirschberg and Family Phyllis Goldberg Klein Bernard and Rosanne Sawyer Great Aunt Fifi Laura Klivans and Bill Zeller

NETTIE DIRECTOR LIBRARY IN MEMORY OF

Nettie Director Herman Korey Eric Kostinerin Stuart and Nikki Director

Nettie Director and Ken Kimmel Bruce Director James Johnson and Bill Zelman’s mother Stuart and Nikki Director IN HONOR OF

Jerry and Bunny Sadis’ 75th Birthdays Stuart and Nikki Director Dick Maizel’s 80th Birthday The anniversary of Debbie and Mickey Kovsky The anniversay of Bunny and Jerry Sadis Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Stuart and Nikki Director’s granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah Jerry and Bunny Sadis Noah Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Stuart and Nikki Director

OSERAN FAMILY ENDOWMENT IN MEMORY OF

Samuel Goldman Ben Goldman David Leveton Richard and Sue Graber Lillian F. Zell Janet Zell

PRAYER BOOK IN MEMORY OF

Toni Kahan Naomi Strauss

IN HONOR OF

Noah J.J. Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah Marcia Colton Renee and Irwin Holzman Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen

RUTH SEMLER YOUTH ACTIVITY IN MEMORY OF

Stanton Abrams Cecile Gibstein Bruce Abrams Laurence Semler and Louise Ruben Richard and Sue Graber Jack Pollin Harold and Jane Pollin Laurence Semler Jerry and Bunny Sadis Alysmae and Victor Nudelman Henry and Helen Spivak James Spivak

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Eldon and Carolyn Wexler

SALLY VIDGOFF CAMP KALSMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF

Benjamin Geller Randy and Debbie Geller

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VERY THOUGHTFUL HEADER HEREPEOPLE Shirle Deitch Sam Lennis Leonard and Fay Oppenheimer David R. Trachtenberg John and Barbara Trachtenberg SOCIAL ACTION FOOD IN MEMORY OF

Lilian Feingold Lee Berne Maynard Hurwitz Daniel Hurwitz and Debra Brooks Marvin M Oziel Donna Brownstein Sol Cohn Howard, Barbara, and Susan Cohn Sharline Bender Howard and Barbara Cohn Louise Ruben Risa and Louis Feldman Bev Miller Eric and Robin Flamm Irene Frisch LouAnn Frisch Theodore Gerson, Samuel Gerson, Edith Gerson, and Hannah Gerson Susan Gerson Helen Katzky Margaret Hasson Andrea Karlin Sara Karlin Wilma Caplan Ardis Kowitt Bob Finger Janet La Rossa Bobbi London Ralph London Arnold Maizels Steve, Natalie, and Harry Maizels Betty Lous Margulis David and Dolorosa Margulis Leo Baruh Peter and Gail Marracci

Gert Neuberger Patricia Neuberger Esther Overback Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Tessie Lewis Sanford and Elaine Weinstein

IN HONOR OF

Gerry Jackson Doraliene Harrison Sally Rosenfeld’s beautiful presentation at Ruthie’s Bat Mitzvah Ken and Jennifer Zeidman Representative Suzanne Bonamici’s support of OJCYF Julie Diamond

IN HONOR OF

Bunny Edelson’s Birthday Ilaine Cohen Bob and Robin Mesher’s Anniversary Robin Mesher’s Birthday Marcy Tonkin

GENERAL CONTRIBUTION Given By

Eric and Rebecca FriedenwaldFishman Daniel and Sarah Goodwin

IN APPRECIATION OF

Alice Meyer Alan and Eve Rosenfeld

TEMPLE ENDOWMENT

SOCIAL ACTION GENERAL TRIBUTE

IN MEMORY OF

Rabbi Stephen Passamaneck Tammy Kramer Milton R. Marks Lynn Marks

IN MEMORY OF

Amy Rose Frank Daniel and Debra Brooks Louise Ruben Howard and Barbara Cohn Frances Creamer Neale Creamer Marian Creamer Irwin Barg Neil Simon John and Sarah Epstein Isabelle Daniels Daniel Cassell Barbara Glazer Sanford Kowitt Ardis Kowitt Elias Lichtgarn Allan Lichtgarn Stanley and Joyce Loeb Roger Meyer Paul and Alice Meyer George Bodner Raymond and Dorothy Packouz Irwin Barg Chet Edwards and Lynn Tobias

IN HONOR OF Noah J. Feldman’s Bar Mitzvah

Marcia Colton

Jen Feldman’s Retirement

Richard and Sue Graber

Elaine Weinstein Linda Ostomel Barbara Durkheimer’s recoveries Richard and Harriet Maizels IN APPRECIATION OF

Ted Nelson Ali Garfinkle Arthur Steinhorn Mark and Judith Peterman

TEMPLE IMPROVEMENT IN MEMORY OF

Paul Schmidt Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Paul Schmidt Pierce Ethier Bessie Bondy Stanley and Joyce Loeb

WRJ SISTERHOOD FURNISHINGS IN HONOR OF

Stephanie Siegel Megan Brown

WRJ SERVICE TO THE BLIND IN MEMORY OF

Alan Lertzman Marcia Colton, and Risa ColtonFeldman and Louis Feldman

WRJ LUBLINER LEADERSHIP IN MEMORY OF

Carol and Pat Tannenbaum Irving and Susan Fink Dorothy Wheatley Norman and Nancy Higby

WRJ HOPE IN LIFE IN MEMORY OF

Ian Brown Joshua Kohen Hannah Kohen Richard and Sue Garber Louis Lubliner Michael Tannenbaum

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Celebration and Oseran Family Lecture January 18, 6:00 pm Main Sanctuary

JANUARY 18TH SHABBAT CELEBRATION AND OSERAN FAMILY LECTURE FEATURING

BRYAN STEVENSON

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

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CONGREGATION HEADER HERE BETH ISRAEL

Welcome Jackie Volkoff, New Development Director Jackie was raised in Northern California and couldn’t be happier to finally live in the Pacific Northwest. She attended undergrad at the University of California Santa Barbara, completed her Master’s in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy and is currently in a Master’s program through John’s Hopkins University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spinning, cycling, Bikram yoga, and previously taught Yin yoga at Folsom Prison. She is passionate about tikkun olam and very much looks forward to becoming involved in social justice and volunteer activities in the Portland area. Feel free to introduce yourself if you see her around, or to email her at jackie@BethIsrael-pdx.org to set up time to grab coffee or lunch.

Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209 Office: (503) 222-1069 • Fax: (503) 274-1400 Beth Israel Cemetery, 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road

CBI Team Clergy Senior Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana Senior Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Receptionist and Tributes Coordinator Amber Rollins amber@bethisrael-pdx.org Finance Director Melissa Bordine melissa@bethisrael-pdx.org

Associate Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph Rabbi Emeritus Emanuel Rose, D.H.L., D.D. Cantor Emerita Judith Blanc Schiff Contact any of the Clergy at clergy@bethisrael-pdx.org Education Department Education Director Ben Sandler, M. Ed., R.J.E. ben@bethisrael-pdx.org Director of Youth and Young Family Engagement Chelsea Ferguson chelsea@bethisrael-pdx.org Education Administrator McKenna Means mckenna@bethisrael-pdx.org B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator Emily Silverman emily@bethisrael-pdx.org CBI Administration Executive Director Josh Kashinsky josh@bethisrael-pdx.org Development Director Jackie Volkoff jackie@bethisrael-pdx.org Program Coordinator Tracy Manaster Alifanz tracy@bethisrael-pdx.org Clergy Assistant and Cemetery Administrator Bitsie Appleton bitsie@bethisrael-pdx.org

Accounts Payable and Payroll Specialist Linda Bridges linda@bethisrael-pdx.org Accounting Assistant and Payroll Administrator Molly Cornell molly@bethisrael-pdx.org Facilities Managers Dallas Van Winkle Susie Young facilities@bethisrael-pdx.org Facilities Staff Ben Anderson Byron Salvatierra Dorian Torres Catering Panel Alfresco Catering by Sheraton 503-335-2853 Julia Deuchler Art of Catering 503-231-8185 Eric Sandstrom Century Catering 503-849-2605 Allen Levin Lisa Glickman, Private Chef (CBI Congregant) 541-728-6678 Vibrant Table Group/ Food In Bloom 503-297-9635 503-944-6820 Karen Rich

Board of Trustees, FY 2018/2019

Be a Greeter! Please consider joining our cadre of volunteers who greet and welcome CBI members, guests, and newcomers each Friday at Shabbat Evening Services and to other CBI events. Members and visitors have commented on the warm reception they receive at CBI. Call the CBI Office 503-222-1069, email tracy@bethisrael-pdx.org or go to http://signup.com/go/VGbnEom to be a part of this welcoming tradition.

Officers

Trustees

Glen Levy President

Sally Rosenfeld At Large

Tony Urdes Vice President/ President-Elect

Robin McCoy At Large

Mark Peterman Secretary Stacy Friedman Treasurer

Ted Nelson Past President

Naomi Derner David Goldwyn Bonnie Davis Janet Hoffman JoAnne Van Ness Menashe Bill June David Sarasohn Auxiliaries Kathleen Doctor WRJ/BI Sisterhood President Jeff Capen Brotherhood President Anna Epstein JND President

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Congregation Beth Israel

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PORTLAND, OR PERMIT NO. 594

1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209-2097

Celebrate with us at CBI’s Annual h us at Celebrate wit Beth Israel’s Congregation

CHANUKAH FAMILY CELEBRATION! December 7, 6pm Goodman Hall Portland Games! Food Carts! Latkes! Donuts! Latkes! Donuts! Music, Dancing and Fun for allDancing Ages! Music, and

Fun for all Ages!

Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism since 1879

November/December 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the November/December 2018 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest R...

November/December 2018 Bulletin - Congregation Beth Israel, Portland Oregon  

Read the November/December 2018 issue of Congregation Beth Israel's monthly Bulletin. Congregation Beth Israel is the original and largest R...

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