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Join us for our Shabbat, educational, musical, and social programming! All the links you need to participate in CBI’s virtual programming can be found below in chronological order. If you missed or want to revisit one of our past programs, scroll down to the bottom of the page. We’ve archived the recordings in the drop-down menu below.

As has been the case since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been in close communication with the Oregon Health Authority, other Faith Institutions nationally and locally, and health care professionals in our community.  Following the lead of these authorities, masks are optional–but certainly welcome–for all who join us on the CBI Campus. We continue to strongly encourage members of our community, and of the greater Portland community, to be fully vaccinated. 

With limited exceptions for B’nei Mitzvah celebrants, their families, and invited guests, Shabbat Morning Services are online ONLY.

 

Weekly Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat
Fridays, 6:00 PM

Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Services
Saturdays, 10:30 AM

October 2022

Mahjong
Friday, September 30, 10:00 AM
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Tot Shabbat

Saturday, October 1, 9:00 AM

Book Club

Sunday, October 2, 9:30 AM

Kever Avot Service
Sunday, October 2, 1:00 PM
Beth Israel Cemetery (426 SW SW Taylor’s Ferry Road)

The Meaning of Freedom of Speech in a Politically Polarized Time
A Conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky
Sunday, October 2, 3:00 PM
Main Sanctuary
Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel’s Adult Education Committee and Lewis and Clark Law School

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 4

Tot Service 
4:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Plaza (weather permitting)

 Yom Kippur observance for our Mini Mensches (and their grownups)

Traditional Service 
7:00 PM
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary 

Our traditional Kol Nidre Service, at which Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana gives the sermon.

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5

Traditional Service 
10:00 AM
Main Sanctuary
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)

Gather with CBI community for our Yom Kippur morning service, with sermon from Rabbi Rachel Joseph.

Family Service 
1:00 PM
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Service for families with children under twelve years of age.

Sermon Talk Back
1:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

“Did Jews Invent Hope?”
A Yom Kippur Study with Rabbi Sam Joseph
2:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Teen Service
2:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Afternoon/Yizkor/Ne’ilah Service
3:00 PM
Our afternoon observance begins with music and meditation, during which those who wish may have a private moment before the Ark; we then segue into Yizkor and Ne’ilah
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary

Please click here for details on guest admission, URJ reciprocal seating, and
the Robert Peltz (z”l) High Holidays Funds for Food

Mahjong
Friday, October 7, 10:00 AM

In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room



CBI Sukkah Build
Sunday, October 9, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Plaza
RSVP to Tracy

Congregation Beth Israel records and archives all our Zoom events, services, and meetings. Additionally, we share those of broader interest to the community on our YouTube channel. The image, comments, and usernames of our participants may therefore be publicly visible. Those who wish to may participate with their cameras off or usernames adjusted for privacy. Please reach out to  the CBI Main Office at (503) 222-1069 if you need help connecting or have questions about our programming.

Sukkot Family Celebration
Sunday, October 9, 4:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Sukkah (on the Temple Lawn)

CBI Main Office Closed for Sukkot
Monday, October 10

Sukkot Lunch and Learn
With Cantor Rayna Green
Monday, October 10, 12:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Sukkah

Knit-a-Mitzvah
Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall


Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 PM
Online ONLY
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89236765758

Sisterhood Board Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM
Online ONLY
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81935537480

Jewish Values, Traditions, and Practices of interpretation, questioning, discussion, and disputation

With Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana
Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM
In-Person and Online (link to follow)
Pollin Chapel

Mahjong
Friday, October 14, 10:00 AM

In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Gabrielle Greenman
Saturday, October 15, 5:30 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81337967000

First Grade Consecration and CBI Simchat Torah Celebration
During CBI Religious School
Sunday, October 16, 9:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Main Sanctuary

Cahana Sukkot Open House
Sunday, October 16
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM for new CBI members
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM for all congregants
In-Person ONLY
Home of Rabbi and Cantor Cahana
RSVP for Address to tracy@bethisrael-pdx.org

CBI Main Office Closed for Simchat Torah

Monday, October 17

Simchat Torah Yizkor Service

Monday, October 17, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Mahjong
Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM

In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Bar Mitzvah of Brody Katcher and Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, October 22, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/886924058

The Year That Broke the Supreme Court
Oseran Family Lecture Featuring Professor Linda Greenhouse
Sunday, October 23, 3:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary
https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/
 
Mahjong
Friday, October 28, 10:00 AM

In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Bat Mitzvah of Twyla Ostrov and Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, October 29, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/886924058

Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Evan Goldstein
Saturday, October 29, 5:30 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84237759483

 

 

 

 

 

Videos of past events are listed here

 

Reparations: Confronting Racial Injustice (Part I of IV)

The Historicity of Chanukah: and Adult Education

Sharing the Light: A Social Action Chanukah Candle Lighting and conversation with US Representative Suzanne Bonamici 

Visualizing the Sacred: the Windows of the Sanctuary

Adult Education: to Zoom or Not to Zoom?

CBI Book Club – July 2021

Visualizing the Sacred: The Craftspeople Who Built and Designed the Sanctuary

Mitzvah Day Voter Rights and Suppression 5.16.21

163rd Annual Meeting: 5.27.21

Teaching Tuesdays with Eileen Kane: 5.12.21

Purim Schpiel: 2.26.21

Combating Hate Crimes with Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum: 02.02.21

Teaching Tuesday Travel Photography with Beth and Richie Wolff: 1.26.2021

Tiny Taste of Temple: 1.24.21

Tiny Taste of Temple Dough Preparation: 1.24.21

Sisterhood Community Havdalah: 1.23.21

Adult Ed: Anti-Semitism Today: 1.20.21

Congregational Candle Lighting and  Author Eric Kimmel: A Chanukah Conversation: 12.17.20

Social Action Candle Lighting and Sharing the Light Fair: 12.16.20

Congregational Candle Lighting and Stump the Singers: 12.15.20

Sisterhood Candle Lighting: 12.14.20

The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: 12.13.20

Latke Cooking Class: 12.13.20

Diverse Communities Candle Lighting: 12.13.20

Mini Mensch Chanukah Celebration 12.12.20

Challah-Kuh Braiding Class: 12.11.20

Air Fryer Sufganiyot How-To: 12.10.20

Teaching Tuesday: Immunology with Rita Effros: 12.8.20

Anti-Racism Social Action Sisterhood Discussion: 12.02.20

Gender Identity and Jewish Tradition: 11.19.20

Adult Education: Prophets and Islam: 11.12.20

Music and Meditation: 11.5.20

Adult Education: The Prophets and Mormonism: 10.29.20

Rabbi Cahana on the Passing of Justice Ginsburg (z”l)

Hamanton Watch Party: 8.12.20

Sexy Scriptures Part 4: 8.12.20

Sexy Scriptures Part 3: 8.5.20

Book Club: 8.02.20

Sexy Scriptures Part 2: 7.22.20

Sexy Scriptures Part 1: 7.15.20

The Blessing for Wearing a Mask: 6.29.20

A Look at Jewish Folk Medicine (Part 2): 6.22.20

Kathleen Sadat D’var on Juneteenth: 6.19.20

A Look at Jewish Folk Medicine (Part 1):  6.14.20

Romance of the Sephardim 6.10.20

Sisterhood Board Installation: 6.5.20

Annual Meeting: 5.27.20

3 Clergy Present: Congregations in Covid: 5.14.20

Together Again (A Capella Edition)

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, October 4

Tot Service 
4:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
CBI Plaza (weather permitting)

A Yom Kippur observance for our Mini Mensches (and their grownups)

Traditional Service 
7:00 PM
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary

Our traditional Kol Nidre Service, at which Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana gives the sermon.
 

 

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5

Traditional Service 
10:00 AM
Main Sanctuary
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)

Gather with CBI community for our Yom Kippur morning service, with sermon from Rabbi Rachel Joseph.

Family Service 
1:00 PM
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Service for families with children under twelve years of age.

Sermon Talk Back
1:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

“Did Jews Invent Hope?”
A Yom Kippur Study with Rabbi Sam Joseph
2:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Teen Service
2:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Afternoon/Yizkor/Ne’ilah Service
3:00 PM
Our afternoon observance begins with music and meditation, during which those who wish may have a private moment before the Ark; we then segue into Yizkor and Ne’ilah
In-Person and Online (click here to join our Livestream)
Main Sanctuary