Join Us!

Join Us!

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.

 

Weekly Shabbat services 

Shabbat Evening Services for Friday, October 1, will be available online ONLY. 

All attendees are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Kabbalat Shabbat
Fridays, 6:00 PM
Kaddish List
Watch via Livestream
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 872 6717 5564
Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:00 AMJoin via Zoom Meeting ID: 872 6796 8642
Shabbat Morning Services

Saturdays, 10:30 AM

Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 886 924 058
 

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.

 

Monday, September 27 – – Saturday, October 9

Simchat Torah
Tuesday, September 28

Please note that the CBI Main Office will be closed for Simchat Torah on Tuesday, September 28

Simchat Torah Yizkor Service
Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM
Main Sanctuary
This service will also be available online
Watch via Livestream

Rabbi and Cantor Cahana lead a Yizkor Service.

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 1, 6:00 PM
Kaddish List
Watch via Livestream
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 872 6717 5564

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, October 2, 9:00 AM
CBI Plaza (weather permitting)

Stories, songs, crafts and more—what a wonderful way for our Mini Mensches to celebrate Shabbat!

CBI Book Club
Sunday, October 3, 9:00 AM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 839 6273 3008

CBI bibliophiles unite!

Religious School Opening Day
First Grade Consecration and All School Mischpacha Minyan
Sunday, October 3, 9:30 AM
CBI Campus
Click here to register

In-person classes return to CBI!

Torah Trope Class
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 PM
Email Laura Robinson for details or to sign up

Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 874 5297 0221

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Board Meeting
Thursday, October 7, 6:30 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 814 2954 8692

Shabbat Morning Services and Bat Mitzvah of Eliana Ruden
Saturday, October 9, 10:30 AM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 886 924 058

Havdalah Bar Mitzvah of Cameron Fagan
Saturday, October 9, 5:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 861 5626 7426

Sunday, October 10 – Saturday, October 23

Blood Drive
Sunday, October 10, 9:00 AM
Goodman Hall
Sign up to donate now

The need for blood is constant; please sign up to donate if you are able

Wine, Women, and Words: a Special WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Membership Event
Sunday, October 10, 3:00 PM
Portland Area

Sisterhood members gather (masked and socially distanced) in small groups in private homes for beverages and snacks; watch your inbox for an invitation.

Torah Trope Class
Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 PM
Email Laura Robinson for details or to sign up

Sisterhood Social Hour
Wednesday, October 13, 5:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 878 8050 2722

Zoom in and catch up with the WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood!

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, October 16, 9:00 AM
CBI Plaza (weather permitting)

Celebrate Shabbat Mini Mensch style with stories and songs.

Teaching Tuesday with Henry Kunowski
Tuesday, October 19, 12:00 PM
Zoom link to follow
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 813 3461 7649

Part II of a two part lecture series on the astonishing glass work of CBI. 

Adult Hebrew Class
Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM
Email Laura Robinson for details or to sign up

Adult Education Presents: To Zoom or Not to Zoom?
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 PM
Location TBD

CBI’s Adult Education launches their yearlong focus on inclusion with a discussion of Zoom, virtual events, and what we’ve learned over the past year.

Shabbat Morning Service and Bat Mitzvah of Alesia Evans
Saturday, October 23, 10:30 AM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 886 924 058

Sunday, October 24 – Sunday, October 31

Adult Hebrew Class
Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 PM
Email Laura Robinson for details or to sign up

Shabbat Morning Service and Bar Mitzvah of Demetre Pertius
Saturday, October 30, 10:30 AM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 886 924 058

Havdalah Bat Mitzvah of Maddie Snyder
Saturday, October 30, 5:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 878 2125 0829

Sukkot
Tuesday, September 21 – Monday, September 27

High Holidays Family Fun Day (#2)
Sunday, September 19, 10:00 AM
Temple Lawn
Click here to register in advance

Community fun and a chance to ramp up for the coming school year!

Sukkah Building
Sunday, September 19, 1:00 PM
Temple Lawn

Join us for the honor (and great responsibility!)of building the CBI Sukkah! We will provide a light lunch at 1pm and then we will get to work. Eli Green, architect and owner of SQFT Studios, will be guiding us in the building of the Sukkah. If you have a power drill and/or work gloves, bring them! However, no experience necessary. All hands will be helpful! For safety reasons, we ask that participants be B’nei Mitzvah age and older please. 

Email Tracy Manaster Alifanz if you are planning to join.

Healing Service for First night Sukkot with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
Monday, September 20, 5:00 PM
CBI Sukkah/Temple Lawn

Sukkot is a time of welcoming, which can be difficult when we feel broken. Healing can begin when we connect with others. The Sukkot custom is to invite ancestral guests, “ushpizin,” into our Sukkah. We welcome all those with whom we wish we could sit in the Sukkah as we welcome each other for an hour of song and spiritual uplift.

Sukkot Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, September 21, 12:00 PM
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 824 3660 0986

Zoom in for a lunch and learn with Rabbi Rachel Joseph.

Sukkot Family Day
Sunday, September 26, 10:00 AM
CBI Sukkah/Temple Lawn

Come together for a day of family fun.

Cahana Sukkot Open House 
Sunday, September 26, 3:00 PM for new members, 4:00 PM for the CBI community
CBI Sukkah/Temple Lawn

The Cahanas host an open Sukkah for the CBI community! New members, plan to arrive at 3:00 PM for a special blessing. The greater community will come together at 4:00 PM. 


Simchat Torah
Tuesday, September 28

Simchat Torah Yizkor Service
Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 AM
Main Sanctuary
This service will also be available online

Rabbi and Cantor Cahana lead a Yizkor Service.

Videos of past events are listed here

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)