Healing the Beloved Community

Healing the Beloved Community

Upcoming Events

Women's March on Washington-- Portland

Saturday, January 21, 12:00 PM Rally;
1:15 PM March

Please join us to march behind our CBI banner in this important event supporting a commitment to diversity and to loudly proclaim that women's rights are human rights. At 11:30 am, we will be standing with our banner against the seawall in Tom McCall Park near the corner of Morrison Street and Naito Parkway.

CBI Shares Shabbat Classes

Open Shabbat Discussion
Sunday, January 22, 10:00 AM

Sephardic Cooking Class
Sunday, January 22, 10:00 AM
Goodman Kitchen

Challah Baking Class
Sunday, January 29, 10:00 AM
Blumauer Kitchen

Click here for details on these classes.

Jewish Ethics on the Medical Frontier

Wednesday, January 25
7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel 
Presenter: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana

Rabbi Cahana presents the first of a three-part series on Jewish ethical responses to cutting-edge medical questions. The first session considers the beginning and end of life. The second session will concentrate on gender identity. The third and final session will discussion cloning and gene editing (CRISPR).

Join us for The Goodbye Girl

Sunday, January 29, 2:30 PM
Goodman Hall

Keep your sweats and fuzzy socks on, grab your friends, buy some good candy and join us for an absolutely free screening of everyone's favorite Neil Simon seventies classic: The Goodbye Girl. No really. Free. Completely free. No strings. No speeches or teachable moments. Seriously. We promise. And...(wait for it): you don't have to SNEAK IN YOUR CANDY! We want you to bring your favorite treats. (No alcohol, as we are welcoming all ages to whom you feel this movie would appeal.) This event is open to all - please spread the word. Okay one string: we REALLY need people to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 6 PM Wednesday, January 25th in order to create the ultimate lazy Sunday movie vibe and have comfy seats for everyone.

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel


Beneath our dome is a spiritual home, a place of community and friendship, a place to be inspired through prayer, a place for lifelong learning, and a place where every person makes a difference.

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  • Welcome to CBI
  • Brotherhood
  • JND
  • Preschool
  • Religious School


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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Join us for the
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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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.

Learn How You Can Get Involved

Watch the video above for a special message from Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Jews Next Dor

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

Learn More about Jews Nex Dor

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