High Holidays 2016

We're looking forward to gathering with our kehilah kedosha (sacred community) for High Holidays 5777. Click on the image below for details, including schedule and parking information.

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High Holidays Funds for Food Drive

The Torah and our traditions compel us to feed those who would otherwise go hungry. As Maimonides knew, a hungry person cannot think of higher things. Even the day-to-day tasks we do without a second thought are difficult when food is scarce.

To support Congregation Beth Israel’s High Holidays Food Drive, you can: 

  • Mail a check marked “HHD Food Drive” to 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209.
  • Call (503) 222-1069 to donate with a Visa or MasterCard. 
  • Donate items the food banks need. Visit the Sunshine Pantry and Lift Urban Portland websites for wish lists and ideas.


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Upcoming Events

2016 High Holidays

High Holidays Ushers and Greeters Info Session

Sunday Sept. 25, 10-11 AM
Education Building

Start the New Year off with a Mitzvah! Welcome your friends, congregants, guests, and newcomers to our beautiful and inspiring High Holiday Services. It’s one of the most rewarding ways to support Congregation Beth Israel. Whether you’ve done this before or you’re a newbie, plan on attending our information/training session listed above and get the inside scoop on all the details, including what’s new this year. You can sign then or on-line at CBI Greeters/Ushers or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And don’t forget your best smile.

Yom Limmud: A Day of Learning at MJCC

Sunday September 25, 1:00 PM

Join the Greater Portland Community rabbis for an afternoon of learning as we prepare our hearts and heads for the High Holidays. Rabbi Joseph and Ben Sandler will be teaching as part of this wonderful event. There are two tracks, one for community educators and one for the general public. The cost for general public is $18. Register here.

Knit 'n' Nosh

Tuesday, September 27, 120:30 PM
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Knitters and crocheters of all levels enthusiastically welcomed.

Calling all Bakers!

Sunday, October 2, at 10:00 AM
Blumauer Auditorium Kitchen

Sisterhood traditionally provides the delicious homemade baked goods for the sweets table at the Rosh Hashanah Reception following Morning Services. Please consider sharing the sweetness of the New Year by baking. All nut-free congregant contributions are welcome! We will arrange sweets trays on Sunday, October 2, at 10:00 AM in the Blumauer Auditorium Kitchen. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help. If you are unable to bake, please consider a contribution to Sisterhood. You may send your check to the CBI office, payable to Beth Israel Sisterhood, marked "Sisterhood Sweets." All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Sisterhood Progressive Dinner

Time to Make Your Reservations

Invite your friends. Meet new people. Sample new foods. Everyone is welcome. This year, the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood offers eight different ways to participate throughout September and October. Click here for our full range of delicious options, then make your reservation by calling the CBI Main office at (503) 222-1069.

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WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood 4th Annual Progressive Dinner

This year Sisterhood is offering eight different one-stop experiences, from a Grecian Dinner and Boat Cruise to a Parisian Champagne Brunch!

Click here for details, look over the menus and choose your dinner or brunch – or both! Invite your friends. Meet new people. Sample new foods. Everyone is welcome!

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