Join us Friday for our next Shabbat on the Plaza

Join the Heneinu 30-50's Cohort at Shabbat on the Plaza at 5:30 PM this Friday (Services begin at 6 PM). Look for Jan Cohen and the Heneinu 30-50's Cohort! Families welcome! Bring a picnic and blanket, if you’d like, and let’s enjoy the last days of summer together.

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CBI BB Camp High Holiday Family Camp 2017

Upcoming Events

Jewish Pride PDX Happy Hour

Thursday, August 24, 6:30PM
Hobos, 120 NW 3rd Ave

Come join us at our innaugural Happy Hour for Jewish Pride PDX! We're a non-affiliated group seeking to bring together LGBTQA Jews from all walks of life. We invite you to come hang out, have a drink (the first one's on us) and munch on some appetizers (the first apps are also on us). Click here for more information

Shabbat with Your Tot

September 1, 5:30 PM
Temple Lawn (weather permitting)

Bring your youngest ones to Shabbat on the Plaza where we’ll have games and activities set up just for them, and an area for young families to sit together.

CBI’s Founding Mothers and Fathers

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 PM
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (724 NW Davis Street)

Judy Margles, Director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, will draw on a rich collection of historic images, artifacts and stories from the Museum’s archives to chronicle the history of CBI and Portland’s Jewish community. The CBI story is based in part on our own archives, which have been entrusted to OJMCHE. Herman Bookman, Visualizing the Sacred, a special exhibit featuring a collection of forty drawings by Herman Bookman, the architect and designer of Congregation Beth Israel, will also be on display.

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.

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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Camp Sababa is the best and only Reform Jewish day camp in Portland! We welcome all children entering grades Kindergarten through 5, with a special leadership program for teenagers entering grades 8 and 9.

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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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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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