Meeting Schedule and Events

Meeting Schedule and Events


Social Action Committee Meetings
Wednesday, November 4, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 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.

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty First Thursday Meetings

State Budget as a Moral Document, Part II
Thursday, Nov 5, 12:00 PM
Guest speakers Leisel Wendt and Sherrelle Jackson from DHS
via Zoom; register in advance

Seeing White: an Interfaith Alliance on Poverty Listening and Discussion Group
Let’s talk about RACE: What is it? Where does it come from?
Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Monday, September 21 – Thursday, November 12

Conversations will work like a self-led book club — participants will listen to an
assigned podcast in advance and bring their thoughts, reactions, concerns, questions to the open forum for discussion. Podcasts range in duration from 10-50 minutes. No signups required, and you do not need to attend all sessions to participate. Please click for details.

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.

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 Final Dash
Wednesday, October 21, 5:00 PM
Click to join!


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!