CBI's Mitzvah House

Congregation Beth Israel announces
Mitzvah House,
an overnight shelter for homeless families

The shelter, which will be housed primarily in Blumhauer auditorium, will be operated by Portland Homeless Family Solutions in conjunction with Transition Projects.

For more details, read the announcement from our Clergy and Board of Trustees, and plan to attend our informational gathering on Sunday, December 3.



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CBI Shares Shabbat

Friday, December 8

On Friday, December 8, we are asking all of our congregants to participate in CBI Shares Shabbat, where instead of gathering for services on campus, we connect in each other’s homes to celebrate Shabbat and built community with old friends and new ones. Be a part of the biggest Shabbat in CBI’s history. Be together as we all light the candles, say the prayers, enjoy the Shabbat food and each other’s company.

Use our online form to sign up to host or attend CBI Shares Shabbat today!


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Upcoming Events

Congregation Beth Israel's office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mitzvah House Informational Meeting

Sunday, December 3, 9:15 AM
Main Sanctuary

We will be holding an informational gathering with representatives from the City, Portland Homeless Family Solutions and other stakeholders on December 3 during our “Mishpacha Minyan” service. The service with our religious school students will begin at 9:15 am with the presentation following at 9:45 am. Mayor Ted Wheeler will be our special guest. We urge everyone to join us with questions. Read more about Mitzvah house here.

Pre K and Kindergarten Shabbat

Friday, December 1, 6:00PM;
Dinner at 5:00PM

Main Sanctuary

Join us as we honor our Pre K and Kindergarten classes on the bimah for Shabbat on December 1st! Mac n Cheese and salad will be provided for families of our Pre K and K students. Please RSVP to Chelsea by November 30th. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There is a $10 suggested donation for dinner. Dinner will be available at 5:00PM

Sisterhood Gift Shop and Accessory Sale

Sunday, December 3, 10AM-12:00PM
Blumauer Auditorium


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The sale will be in Blumauer Auditorium. We will have new and gently used jewelry, scarves, handbags, and belts. And for men: hats, scarves, wallets, socks, and belts. Please drop off donations in the box outside the gift shop or in the religious school office. Unsold merchandise will be donated to the kids at the NW Tower so they can provide gifts to their families. If you have questions please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rabbi Joseph's Chanukah Open House Party

Wednesday December 13, 5:00 PM

Bring your family (and your family’s chanukiah) to Rabbi Joseph’s home for a Chanukah Open House. Nosh on latkes and donuts as we light candles at the start of each hour, letting us enjoy the warmth and togetherness throughout the evening. RSVP by calling the office at 503-222-1069 for the address.

Latke Ball - Chanukah for 20's & 30's

Saturday, December 16, 7:30PM
Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave

Meet us at Dig A Pony on December 16th for the second annual Latke Ball, to celebrate Hanukkah in style with all the 20/30 somethings in town! Open to all 21+ and over, so bring your friends along. Only $8 in advance/$10 at the door, food and one drink ticket included. Don’t miss the food at 7:30 PM, and the menorah lighting at 8:30 PM. DJ and Dancing at 10:00 PM. Purchase tickets here. Co-hosted by B'nai B'rith Camp, Jews Next Dor, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Moishe House Portland.

Mah Jongg

Every Sunday Religious School is in session, 12:15-2:15 pm
Blumauer Balcony

Have fun with new friends and old! No need to buy any equipment, but if you have a set and/or card, please bring them. Noshes will be provided. Free and open to everyone! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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From committees to book groups, from events for those over 50 to those under 40, there are many ways to get involved at CBI and become acquainted with other congregants. Explore our website, call our office at 503-222-1069, or just show up to a service or event. Here at CBI, you will find a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to expand and explore your Jewish life.

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Hineinu, our ongoing commitment to strengthen our community and recognize the kedusha (sanctity) of one another, provides opportunities and experiences that will bring us closer to one another. Working together, both inside and outside the dome, we create ways for our congregants to find connections, create relationships, and nurture and support one another and build community. At CBI we are saying, “Hineinu, We are here, here together!”

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Congregation Beth Israel’s group
for 20/30-somethings

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