Meeting Schedule and Events

Meeting Schedule and Events

Upcoming Events and Ongoing Meetings

Rabbi Cahana Speaks About Border Visit
Sunday, October 13, 11:30 AM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (147 NW 19th Ave)

Rabbi Cahana will once again speaking his trip with Senator Wyden to the Southern Border areas of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. All are welcome to attend.

Immigration Justice Shabbat Services
Friday, October 18, 6:00 PM
Pollin Chapel

During this Shabbat of Sukkot we will join with other Reform Congregations welcoming immigrants and learning from their stories. Sponsored by Social Action.

End Gun Violence Shabbat
Friday, November 15, 6:00 PM
Pollin Chapel.

At the invitation of Lift Every Voice Oregon and Ecumenical Ministeries of Oregon, CBI joins other faith communities throughout Oregon to lift our voices for a peaceful world free of gun violence. Sponsored by Social Action.

Inequality and its Implications for our Democracy
Saturday, November 23, 6:00 PM
First Unitarian Church (1011 SW 12th Avenue)

Join author author Les Leopold and the Oregon Center for Public Policy in an evening to explore Inequality and its implications for our democracy. Doors open at 5:30 PM; a $5 -20 donation is requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. A copy of Runaway Inequality is included with your donation for the first one hundred attendees. “The arc of capitalism does not bend towards justice. We must bend it.” Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church and Oregon Center for Public Policy and Co-sponsored by several other groups including the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty.


SAC Committee Meetings

1st Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Semler Board Room
Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6


Immigration/Refugee Subcommittee

First Wednesdays of each month, 4:30-5:30 PM
Semler Board Room
September 4, October 2, November 6


Interfaith Alliance on Poverty: Monthly First Thursday Meetings 

Thursday, October 3, 12:00 PM
First Unitarian Church (1211 SW Main St)

Thursday, November 7, 12:00 PM
Rose City Presbyterian Church (1907 NE 45th Ave)

Thursday, December 5, 12:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church (1524 NE Hancock St)



Save the Date(s)!

Northwest Towers Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 24
Northwest Towers

Join other CBI members to cook and host a traditional holiday meal for our neighbors at NW Towers. See upcoming Beneath the Dome emails for volunteer information and sign up.

Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner
Wednesday, December 25
Northwest Towers

Volunteer sign up begins November 1.


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!