High Holidays at CBI

High Holidays at CBI

We are looking forward to gathering with our kehilah kedosha for High Holidays 5780. As the Days of Awe approach, our clergy, lay leaders, and staff are creating many diverse opportunities for inspiration and connection.  We have planned family-friendly, multi-generational, and traditional services as well as opportunities for study, discussion, and community connection, all of which are detailed below.

CBI Members should already have received detailed schedule of services, information about this year’s Book of Remembrance,  and a Household Pass, which will admit your family to the services of your choosing.  Non-members who wish to join us for the High Holidays can find information about doing so here.

This year’s High Holidays Funds for Food Drive has already begun. Our 5779 drive, raised over $7,000 in donations, the equivalent to more than 15,000 individual meals. Help us match–or exceed–last year’s generosity by making a donation now.

Selichot | Saturday, September 21
7:00 PM: Selichot Experience in the Main Sanctuary

Erev Rosh Hashanah | Sunday, September 29
5:00 PM: Mini Mensch Tot Service in Pollin Chapel
7:30 PM: Traditional Service in the Main Sanctuary

Rosh Hashanah | Monday, September 30
10:00 AM: Traditional Service in the Main Sanctuary
11:00 AM: Family Service in Goodman Hall
Families join in the Main Sanctuary for the Shofar Service
Following Service: Rosh Hashanah Reception in Blumhauer Auditorium
6:30 PM:  Tashlich at Southwest Waterfront: meet at the corner of SW River Parkway and SW Curry Street
Those who wish to may gather at The Growler Guys (3739 SW Bond Ave) immediately following to toast 5780 together with a local cider.

Sukkah Raising | Sunday, October 6
9:00 AM:  Sukkah Raising with the CBI Brotherhood on the Temple Lawn

Kever Avot | Sunday, October 6
1:00 PM: Kever Avot Service in Landau Chapel at the Beth Israel Cemetery (426 SW Taylors Ferry Raod)

Yom Kippur Mini Mensch Tot Service | Sunday, October 6
5:00 PM: Yom Kippur Mini Mensch Tot Celebration in Pollin Chapel

Kol Nidre | Tuesday, October 8
5:00 PM: Traditional Service (early) in the Main Sanctuary
7:30 PM: Traditional Service (late) in the Main Sanctuary

Yom Kippur | Wednesday, October 9
10:00 AM: Traditional Service in the Main Sanctuary
10:00 AM: Family Service in the Goodman Hall
1:00 PM: Conversation with Clergy in Pollin Chapel
1:00 PM: Music and Meditation in the Main Sanctuary
1:00 PM: Teen and Youth Study Experience in the Amy R. Goldsmith/Spear Research Library
2:00 PM: Tots in the Temple: a Mini Mensch Yom Kippur Experience on the Bimah in the Main Sanctuary
2:00 PM: Yom Kippur Study Session in Pollin Chapel                                3:00 PM: Afternoon/Yizkor/Ne’ilah Service in the Main Sanctuary

Erev Sukkot| Sunday, October 13
4:00 PM: Sukkot Open House for New Members at the home of Rabbi and Cantor Cahana
5:00 PM: Sukkot Open House for CBI Members at the home of Rabbi and Cantor Cahana

Sukkot | Monday, October 14
10:30 AM: Study in the Sukkah on the Temple Lawn

Erev Simchat Torah | Sunday, October 20
11:30 AM: Consecration Service in the Main Sanctuary
12:45 PM: Simchat Torah Celebration in Goodman Hall

Erev Simchat Torah | Sunday, October 20
11:00 AM: Consecration Service in Main Sanctuary                                    5:00 PM: Simchah Ba’Torah: a Celebration of Torah Connects in Goodman Hall

Simchat Torah | Monday, October 21
10:30 AM: Yizkor Service in Pollin Chapel

This 7:00 PM atmospheric service marks the entry to the gates of awe as we change the Torah covers to white. Join us in the Main Sanctuary. A sweets reception will follow.

Erev Rosh Hashanah starts with a 5:00 PM Mini Mensch Tot Service in Goodman Hall for the youngest members of our community (and their grownups). Expect songs, stories, celebrations and a seasonal craft, all led by our CBI Clergy and the musical talent of Kim Schneiderman . The 7:30 PM Traditional Service, with an inspiring sermon from Associate Rabbi Rachel Joseph, will take place in our Main Sanctuary.

CBI’s Traditional Rosh Hashanah Service, with sermon from Senior Rabbi Michael Cahana, begins in the Main Sanctuary at 10:00 AM; families with children aged thirteen or younger generally attend our Family Service, which begins at 11:00 AM in Goodman Hall. In a beautiful CBI tradition, the two groups join together for the Shofar Service. A reception follows in Blumhauer Auditorum. At 6:30 PM we gather together for Tashlich at Portland’s South Waterfront, at the base of the OMSI Tram. We will meet at the corner of SW River Parkway and SW Curry Street, take a brief (two block) walk to the river. Those who wish to may gather at The Growler Guys (3739 SW Bond Ave) immediately following to toast 5780 together with a local cider.

 

A special thank you to our WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood for baking and providing sweets throughout the High Holidays.

Gather for a contemplative service at which we read the names of those lost in the past year who are buried in our cemetery. This service will take place at Landau Chapel at the Beth Israel Cemetery, which is located at 426 SW Taylors Ferry Road.

CBI Offers two inspiring Kol Nidre Services, both held in the Main Sanctuary. Our Early Traditional Service starts at 5:00 PM and our Late Traditional Service starts at 7:30 PM. Senior Rabbi Michael Cahana will deliver the sermon for each.

On the day of Yom Kippur, our Traditional Service, with sermon from Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph. begins at 10:00 AM in our historic Main Sanctuary; our Family Service, designed for families with children younger than thirteen years of age, begins at the same time across the street in Goodman Hall.

Conversation With Clergy begins in Pollin Chapel at 1:00 PM, where you may join the CBI community for a discussion with our clergy as we reflect together on the themes of the High Holidays sermons. Those who wish for private contemplation may linger in the Main Sanctuary where Music and Meditation, also at 1:00 PM, provides space to pause and reflect with inspiring instrumental music. In the Amy R. Goldsmith/Spear Research Library, teens (grades 6-12) may come together at 1:00 PM for a peer-led Teen and Youth Study Experience—no parents allowed! At 2:00 PM, tots take the Bimah for Tots in the Temple: a Mini Mensch Yom Kippur Experience in the Main Sanctuary, at which little ones aged four and under, along with parents and siblings, will meet on the Bimah for stories and song. Also at 2:00 PM, our Yom Kippur Study Session will be held in Pollin Chapel.

Our afternoon continues at 3:00 PM in the Main Sanctuary with a Torah Encounter, during which attendees may take a private moment before the Ark, accompanied by music from Michael Allen Harrison, then transitions into our Afternoon/Yizkor/Ne’ilah Service.

 

Help the CBI Brotherhood prepare our community for Sukkot at the Sukkah Raising on Sunday, October 6 at 9:00 AM on the Temple Lawn. On Erev Sukkot, Sunday, October 13, CBI Members are invited to the home of Rabbi and Cantor Cahana for a Sukkot Open House. New Members should plan to arrive at 4:00 PM to connect with clergy and community; longstanding members may join the fun at 5:00 PM.  

Please RSVP for address; call the CBI Office at (503) 222-1069

Study in the Sukkah rounds out our Sukkot programming on Monday, October 14 at 10:30; meet in the Sukkah (on the Temple Lawn) for an engaging and educational discussion of Sukkot with the CBI clergy.

 

Please join our first graders and their families at Consecration at 11:30 AM on Sunday, October 20 in the Main Sanctuary as they officially begin their Jewish educations. At 5:00 PM, join us for Simchah Ba’Torah: A Celebration of Torah Connects, honoring our year-long initiative to restore CBI’s Sifrei Torah.

 

Our Simchat Torah Yizkor Service will be held in Pollin Chapel the following day, Monday, October 21, at 10:30 AM