Meeting Schedule and Events

Meeting Schedule and Events


Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 5, 3:00 PM
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CBI’s Social Action Committee will meet to discuss our ongoing response to Covid-19 and participation in the Reform Movement non-partisan 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign, “Every Voice, Every Vote.

Immigration/Refugee Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, July 1, 2:00 PM
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Every Voice, Every Vote

Every VoiceEvery Vote is the Reform Jewish Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign.  This is a nonpartisan effort to strengthen our democracy by encouraging everyone to participate in the U.S. election.
Join us for the Student Civic Engagement Training series on Monday, June 29 at 3:00 PM and Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 AM.


Voting in Troubled Times – Series Schedule
As part of our Every Voice, Every Vote Civic Action campaign, please plan to join the Center for Common Ground‘s ongoing webinar series.

The Moral Imperative
Thursday, July 9, 5:00 PM


Inclusive and safe elections are achievable moral imperatives. National leaders explain how the threats to our democracy affect the fabric of our communities and how faith-based groups are reframing challenges. Andrea Miller shows how Reclaim Our Vote strategies empower voters of color in voter suppression states: Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, Alabama, and Mississippi.

What Voters Will Encounter in November — Texas, Georgia and North Carolina
Thursday, August 13, 5:00 PM
Description and link to follow.

The Shifting Voter Landscape
Thursday, September 24, 5:00 PM
Description and link to follow.

The Final Dash
Thursday, October 22, 5:00 PM
Description and link to follow.

Ongoing Meetings

Please check our website and weekly e-newsletters for the most up to date information.

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty: Monthly First Thursday Meetings 

Thursday, September 3, 12:00 PM
via Zoom; link to follow.


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity! Be a Great Neighbor!

Sundays, 9:00-9:30 am, Trader Joe’s (2122 NW Glisan)

Every Sunday morning, a CBI team helps to load, transport, and unload a truckload of food donated from Trader Joe’s on NW Glisan to our neighbors at NW Towers and Annex. This food donation helps an average of 40 households each week, many of whom rely on it as their main food source. New volunteers, especially those with trucks or SUVs, are welcome to participate. Please contact Sally Rosenfeld.

Mitzvah Day

An annual highlight of the CBI calendar, our community truly comes together each Spring for Mitzvah Day. Congregants of all ages participate in a variety of activities to support good works throughout the Portland area. Past years’ projects have included meal preparation for shelters, sorting clothing for seasonal workers,  cleaning and organization the Lift Urban Portland and Sunshine Pantry food warehouses, work at the Children’s Book Bank, and maintenance of our own Beth Israel Cemetery. A special Family Mitzvah Center allows our littlest mensches to make a difference with special projects tailored to their skills.

Mitzvah Day is run entirely by CBI volunteers, so if you have a great idea for a project or want to get involved in planning, please let us know!