Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Interfaith Alliance on Poverty

CBI is a member of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty. The Alliance is a diverse and dynamic group of local faith based congregations with a mission of working to alleviate poverty in the Portland region.

Our goals include:

  • Increasing understanding of poverty, especially generational poverty.
  • Engaging with those in poverty to provide direct connection and service, and to increase our understanding of the problem.
  • Advocating for systemic change to help eliminate poverty.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 12:00-2:00 PM. Meeting locations vary and all meetings are open to the public and include educational components and thought- provoking discussions. The Alliance also sponsors seminars and workshops which are open to the public.

More information is available here.

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 up to 40 large boxes 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. Thanks to our regular volunteers, Shirley and Richard Plotzker, Steve Roitstein and family, and many other CBI members who have helped with this ongoing mitzvah. New volunteers, especially those with trucks or SUVs, are welcome to participate. Please contact Sally Rosenfeld.

Mitzvah Day

Make a difference, build community, and have a blast! Join us for Mitzvah Day, an annual event at CBI that honors the spirit of both tikkum olam and tzedakah. We guarantee you will: work on a project that tangibly helps others; meet and connect with other members of CBI; and get the opportunity to be seen in the ever-stylish and very recognizable CBI bright blue Mitzvah shirt.

We will start the day at 9:00 AM with a delicious breakfast and brief program. We will then head off to various projects, either on campus or off-site.

Volunteer for a variety of projects – preparing food for congregants in need, beautifying our cemetery, serving brunch at NW Tower, sorting and stocking food and more. Donate food and clothing to local organizations.

Be on the lookout for the Mitzvah Day signup in the weekly Beneath the Dome and Parent Nus email blasts. Questions? Email us.