High Holidays 5785

High Holidays 5785

Shannah Tovah!

The CBI community looks forward to welcoming 5785 with you with opportunities for worship, learning, and connection for all ages. As the holidays approach,  this page will ALWAYS have the most up today information on 

We look forward to seeing you on:

Erev Rosh Hashanah 
Wednesday, October 2

Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, October 3

Kol Nidre
Friday, October 11

Yom Kippur
Saturday, October 12

Sukkot
Wednesday, October 16

Simchat Torah
Thursday, October 24

We also invite you to join us for our Elul Offerings; a contemplative series of workshops, text study, tours, and musical events, in the lead up to the High Holidays. 

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Main Sanctuary

Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Services
Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary 

Upper Elementary Rosh Hashanah Services
For students in fourth through seventh grade; parents welcome, but not obligated to attend
Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel   

Teen Rosh Hashanah Services
For students in eighth through twelfth grade only
Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Blumauer Auditorium

Family Rosh
Hashanah Services
Thursday, October 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Rosh Hashanah Sweets Reception

Sponsored by WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood
Thursday, October 3, 12:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Plaza

Tashlich

Thursday, October 3, 3:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Multiple Portland Locations; signup forthcoming

Kever Avot Service

Saturday, October 6, 10:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Landau Chapel (426 SW Taylors Ferry Road)

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Tot Service
Friday, October 11, 4:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Main Sanctuary

Traditional Kol Nidre Service
Friday, October 11, 7:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Traditional Yom Kippur Service
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Family Yom Kippur Service
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Upper Elementary Yom Kippur Service
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Teen Yom Kippur Service

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Blumauer Auditorium

Sermon Talk Back

Saturday, October 12, 12:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Yom Kippur Teaching
Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Music and Meditation

Saturday, October 12, 2:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Afternoon, Yizkor, and Neilah Services
Saturday, October 12, 3:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Our Afternoon, Yizkor, and Neilah Services flow one into the next, beginning at 3:00 PM.

Guest Attendance

The Congregation Beth Israel clergy and community welcome you to spend the High Holidays with us, and hopes that your time with us marks an inspiring start to the coming year.  Our clergy and staff have prepared opportunities to connect, worship, and study as we enter 5784 together. 

Please take a moment to register as a guest with us. 

While here is no registration charge, and financial circumstances are never a barrier to full participation in Jewish life at CBI, for the High Holidays, it is customary for guests to make a donation in appreciation of their host congregation.  A $180 contribution is suggested, but we welcome whatever is appropriate to your circumstances.

Book of Remembrance

On Yom Kippur, we recite the Yizkor (Memorial) Prayers, and our minds and hearts turn to the sacred memory of departed loved on­­­es.  To render these moments more intimate and meaningful, it is Congregation Beth Israel’s longstanding custom to distribute our Book of Remembrance, in which we list the names of our deceased. This book includes prayers and meditations selected by our clergy and a special page memorializing those members of our congregational family who have died since last Yom Kippur. 

We also list the names and remembrances of those who choose to donate to CBI in honor of their departed loved ones. If your household wishes to include their loved ones in this listing, please click here to make your entry. The deadline to do so is Friday, September 20. If you wish to reference last year’s Book of Remembrance, you may click here to do so.

Congregation Beth Israel’s 5785 Book of Remembrance will be made available at Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 12. During this service, it will be shared on screen, accessible on your personal devices via QR code, and available as a hard copy. 

The form to make your household’s entry in the Book of Remembrance will open shortly. 

URJ Reciprocal Seating

CBI members in good standing who will not be in Portland during the High Holidays are welcome to request reciprocal seating at URJ Congregations throughout the United States and Canada

For your convenience, the URJ has prepared an online form to facilitate such requests (as space and policy allows at your destination congregation); additionally we invite congregants who would like support in this process to reach out to Communications Director Tracy Manaster Alifanz.