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.

Zoom Mishpacha Minyans

Zoom Mishpacha Minyan
Saturday, November 6, 10:30 AM
Saturday, December 11, 10:30 AM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 886 924 058

One of our sweetest CBI traditions is our Mishpacha Minyan, when we kick off our Religious School Sunday mornings with an all-community service. However, as the Portland rains return, we can't reliably hold these outdoors as we had been doing earlier this fall. So, until we can more safely gather together indoors, we are moving these lively, musical services to Zoom and are holding them on Saturdays.  Please mark your calendars and plan to sing, connect, and learn with us via Zoom.


“To Zoom or Not to Zoom?” – what have we learned as a synagogue in pandemic

“To Zoom or Not to Zoom?” – what have we learned as a synagogue in pandemic
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 858 4536 3306

These close to two years of pandemic isolation have taught us a great deal about community and the ways to engage community. Like so many other religious institutions, our synagogue leadership had to pivot quickly to create new ways to hold services, classes and life-cycle events. Our recent outdoor High Holidays services are only the most recent adaptation. Rabbi Cahana will lead us in an insider’s look at the decision-making process and the questions which remain: What have we learned? What will we come back to? What will we retain?