Meet Linda

Meet Linda

Linda Bridges

Accounts Payable Specialist
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(503) 222-1069
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Three Fast Facts
1. I love spending time with my grandchildren, Liam and Mia.
2. I enjoy gardening in my free time. (See attached picture.)
3. My husband Dennis and I like to travel to new places.

More about Linda
Linda (Scott) Bridges was born and raised in Michigan.  She graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in Chemistry, the University of Illinois with B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, and the University of Chicago with an M.B.A.  She worked for Commonwealth Edison in Chicago for 13 years in a variety of positions.  In 1984 Linda married Dennis Bridges and they had two daughters, Allisyn and Laura.  After Laura was born, Linda chose to become a full-time mother.  In 1993, Dennis was transferred to Portland.  The drive from Chicago was interesting with a 3 year old, a 6 year old, a Labrador retriever, and 2 cats in the car.  For the next few years, she volunteered a lot in her daughters’ school, most helping teachers with science experiments and in the computer lab.   In 1999 Linda purchased the computer sales and service store Pacific Solutions and ran it for 17 years.  Due to changing market conditions, she closed the store in 2016.  She has worked part-time for Congregation Beth Israel since 2018 and loves working for a socially responsible organization.  Her outside interests are spending time with her two grandchildren, gardening, reading, and volunteering in her church.

What I do at CBI
I pay the bills.

Melissa Bordine

Finance Director
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Michael Z. Cahana

Senior Rabbi
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Ida Rae Cahana

Senior Cantor
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Rachel L. Joseph

Associate Rabbi
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Emanuel Rose (z”l), D.H.L., D.D.

Rabbi Emeritus
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Judith Blanc Schiff

Cantor Emerita
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Josh Kashinsky

Executive Director
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Shoshanna Pro-Richards

Sr. Program Manager, Membership
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(971) 339-2075
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Tracy Manaster Alifanz

Communications and Program Coordinator
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Bitsie Appleton

Office and Cemetery Coordinator
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Beeta Neshati

B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator and Clergy Support
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Ben Sandler, M.Ed.

Education Director
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(971) 339-2076
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Chelsea Ferguson

Sr. Program Manager, Youth and Family
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(971) 339-2083
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McKenna Means

Education Coordinator
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Dallas Van Winkle

Facilities Manager
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Susie Young

Facilities Manager
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