Meeting Schedule and Events

Meeting Schedule and Events


Social Action Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 7, 3:00 PM

All CBI members are welcome to participate.

Click here for the link to join us via Zoom.

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

CBI is a member of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty, a growing network of Portland, Oregon faith-based communities, we work together to bring help and hope to men, women, and children living in poverty. All CBI members are welcome to participate in the monthly meetings.

Issues and Opportunities Related to Houselessness
Thursday, April 1, 12:00 PM
Register in advance

Join the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty for an extensive update on the work of Shelter NOW, the advocacy organization working to advance alternative solutions for the houseless—an organization co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

An Evening with Nicholas D. Kristof
Conversation and Questions on Poverty: What are our Moral Imperatives?
Monday, June 7, 7:00 PM
Registration link and details to follow

How to prepare:

Obtain and read Tightrope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Watch the Tightrope documentary on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) on Monday, March 22 at 9:00 PM

Note your questions to ask the author

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!