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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.

Sisterhood Anti-racism Social Action Event

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 PM to continue the momentum on the anti-racism work ahead.

This event builds on the book by Robin DiAngelo and the previous sessions held with Rabbi Joseph’s leadership. Join us to help move forward on reducing systemic social injustices.

We recommend two books: White Fragility, Why It Is So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, and How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. We will be providing more information as the date gets closer. Links will also be found at www.bethisrael-pdx.org/joinus/.

Teaching Tuesday: Immunology with Rita Effros

Join us on Tuesday, December 8 at 12:00 PM for Teaching Tuesday.

Join the conversation during your lunch hour to learn, ask questions, comment, and connect with others.

In this pandemic, we are all highly aware of the need to stay healthy and the critical dependence on our immune system.  The immune system is complex, and it changes over time, so it is important to learn the latest on how to keep it strong.

We are excited to have an expert on this topic in our membership and so we invite you to hear about the immune system from Rita Effros, PhD. Rita is new to CBI and has already been active in helping our outreach and welcoming approaches. She has lectured on this topic all around the world.

During this one-hour zoom session, we will dedicate some time to Q&A and will also have the chat line open for questions and comments. Using chat will allow you to ask Rita questions in private without others seeing your conversation.

The zoom link is available here: www.bethisrael-pdx.org/joinus.