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Read the text of Rabbi Cahana's Rosh Hashanah Morning SermonSummer of Love / Summer of Hate – Love is What We Need

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Upcoming Events

CBI Book Group

Sunday, October 1, 9:00 AM
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Join your fellow book lovers for a discussion of Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers: The Story of The Israeli Paratroopers Who United Jerusalem And Divided a Nation. Want to get started on our November read? We plan to discuss The Best Place on Earth: Stories by Ayelet Tsbari on Sunday, November 5 at 9:00 AM in the Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room. As part of Portland Jewish Book Month, Tsbari herself will discuss the collection via Skype on Sunday, November 19 at 10:00 AM at Cedar Sinai Park, where guest speakers will also present their takes on each of the work’s acclaimed stories.

A Conversation on “Sanctuary”

Monday, October 9, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

Rev. W.J. Mark Knutson, Pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church, has been involved in Immigrant Justice and the Sanctuary Movement here in Portland for over 20 years. Under his guidance, Augustana has become home to several non-profits, including the Community Alliance of Tenants, Familias en Accion, the Society for Haitian Arts, Culture and Social Support, Irvington Cooperative Preschool, the Well Arts Institute, and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice. In the January 2012 issue of Portland Monthly magazine, Pastor Knutson was named one of the 50 Most Influential Portlanders. The issue noted his “vigorous activism” against war and in favor of immigration reform and gay rights. Pastor Knutson will speak at CBI about the meaning of “Sanctuary” as a church mission.

Sisterhood Fall Opening and Brunch

Sunday, October 15, 10:30 AM
Goodman Hall

WOMEN’S WISDOM: Celebrating It, Cultivating It, Creating It. Sisterhood is hosting a delicious catered brunch, with incredible homemade desserts. We welcome all members of the Jewish community! Click here to learn more.

Speaker: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

Join CBI congregant and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for her comments and a Q&A on the Department of Justice’s efforts to protect and advance values important to Oregonians. 

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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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