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Upcoming Events

March for our Lives with CBI

March for our Lives with CBI

Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am

Join CBI in the march to end gun violence! On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Portland to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Our clergy are canceling services and Torah study on Saturday morning in order to pray with their feet and take to the streets with us to show their support for this cause.
9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Sign making and gathering in Goodman Hall
9:30 AM: Leave CBI on foot to join with everyone else at North Park Blocks (15 minute walk). From North Park Blocks, the march will go to Pioneer Square (another 15 minutes) to hold the protest.

The Chicago Seven

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

After the 1968 Democratic Convention and Police Riot in Chicago, the Nixon White House decided to prosecute eight men for attempting to disrupt the convention and the city of Chicago. Most of the eight defendants were Jewish, as were their defense counsel, William Kuntsler and Leonard Weinglass. So was the federal judge, Julius Hoffman. Eventually the case against Black Panther Bobby Seale was severed and the remaining defendants became known as The Chicago Seven. Fifty years later, CBI’s Adult Education Committee presents a discussion of the trial, a circus that was, in the words of defendant Abbie Hoffman, “a shande fur de Goyim.” Free and open to the public.

Sisterhood's Spring Fling Social Hour!

Monday, April 9, 5:00 PM
Indigo (430 SW 13th Ave)

Please join Sisterhood for our Spring Fling Social Hour. We will enjoy a light nosh, refreshments, and conversation. It is a perfect opportunity to meet other women in a fun and comfortable setting. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday April 5th. See you there! *Date written incorrectly in Bulletin as April 19th.

Jewish Values, Justice, and the Law

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

There is a long history of Jewish reflection on the meaning of “justice” in personal, social and political affairs. Tzedakah obligates Jews to do what's right for others.Tikkun Olam compels concern for the entire world. In 2018, are there particular Jewish approaches to Justice? Should there be? And how should conflicts between Jewish values and the law be relsoved? Join Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana and Federal Judge Michael Simon for this conversation.

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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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