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The Barn dance is tonight!

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Upcoming Events

Portland Celebrates Jewish Book Month

Sunday, November 23, 10:00 AM
Pollin Chapel
Speaker: Ruchama King Feuerman

The book chosen for Portland Jewish Book Month is In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman. Ms. Feuerman will be speaking and will be available to sign books.

Thanksgiving at NW Tower

Sunday, November 23
Blumauer Kitchen & NW Tower

​Please join the Social Action Committee and make a special Thanksgiving for the residents of the Northwest Tower. There are tasks for everyone - all ages are welcome. You can sign up to bring food or help us make food in the Blumauer kitchen on Sunday morning. You can also make centerpieces, help with set up, serving, and/or clean up. Food can be dropped of on Sunday in the Blumauer kitchen before 1:30 PM. For those cooking or making centerpieces at CBI, we will meet in the kitchen at 10:30 AM. At 1:30 PM, we will begin setting the tables at the NW Tower, and dinner will be served from 2:30 until 4:00. Please click here to sign up. A merry time will be had by all!

Sisterhood Gift Shop & Jewelry Sale

Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM
Blumauer Auditorium

Come do your Hanukkah shopping at the Sisterhood Gift Shop & Jewelry Sale! The sale will be in Blumauer Auditorium on December 7 and continue in the gift shop on December 14. If you would like to donate jewelry, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Struggle with G-d: From Antiquity to Modernity

Session 3: “Where is God? The Holocaust Defiance”
Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM 
Pollin Chapel

Judaism’s radical insight to religion is the concept of a single G-d, unseeable and to a certain extent unknowable. And yet, that uniqueness creates a problem known to Moses and all the prophets: How can I know an unknowable G-d? In this series of classes, we will discuss the struggle we Jews have with divinity. Having trouble with G-d? Join the club! This is the third in a series of three lectures by Rabbi Michael Cahana about our struggle with G-d. Previous attendance is not a prerequisite.

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

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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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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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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

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