Meet Tracy

Meet Tracy


Tracy Manaster Alifanz

Communications and Program Coordinator
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(503) 222-1069
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Three Fast Facts
1. I’ve lived in thirteen of the fifty states (but intend to stay in Oregon).
2. I am preternaturally gifted at balancing books on my head (eighteen is a personal record).
3. Decades before connecting with CBI, I lost the fourth-grade spelling misspelling the word synagogue (I said o instead of a).

More about Tracy
Tracy Manaster Alifanz is a graduate of Wesleyan University and The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of the novels You Could Be Home By Now and The Done Thing. Her earliest ambition was to be a balloon seller in Central Park, followed by dreams of being a whitewater guide on the Green River, and then an archaeologist; now, in addition to writing books she manages communications for CBI and supports our hardworking committees in all they do. Her family plays an elaborate, ritualized card game involving maracas, she will share the secret to a perfect blueberry pie with anyone who asks, and she spends way too much time trying to map a road trip that hits each National Park during its most beautiful season.

What I do at CBI
I handle CBI’s communications, special events, and committees.

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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Bitsie Appleton

Office and Cemetery Coordinator
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(503) 222-1069
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Beeta Neshati

B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator and Clergy Support
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(503) 222-1069
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Michael Z. Cahana

Senior Rabbi
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(503) 222-1069
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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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Melissa Bordine

Finance Director
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(971) 339-2080
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Linda Bridges

Accounts Payable Specialist
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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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