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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.

In continued response to the Covid-19 pandemic, 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. 

Weekly Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat
Fridays, 6:00 PM

Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:00 AM

Shabbat Morning Services
Saturdays, 10:30 AM

  • With limited exceptions for B’nei Mitzvah celebrations, Shabbat Morning Services are online ONLY.
  • Closed captioning is available via our YouTube channel, where you may also watch services live. Click here to do so.

February 2023

Mahjong
Friday, February 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants be masked

Refugee Shabbat
Friday, February 3, 6:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, February 4, 9:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Bar Mitzvah of Oliver Papkin and Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, February 4, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Date Night
Saturday, February 4, 5:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Signup link forthcoming

Book Club
Sunday, February 5, 10:00 AM
Online ONLY

Knit-a-Mitzvah
Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Sisterhood Quarterly Gathering: Mindfulness through Jewish Yoga 
Led by Cantor Cahana and Cantor Green
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Mahjong
Friday, February 10, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants be masked

Oneg! Shabbat
Friday, February 10, 6:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Shabbrunch with JND
Saturday, February 11, 10:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall
$10; RSVP Required 

Mahjong
Friday, February 17, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants be masked

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, February 18, 9:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Bar Mitzvah of Shai Braun and Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, February 18, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

No Religious School
Sunday, February 19

The Neglected Survivors: Soviet Jews Under Nazi Rule
A lecture featuring Professor Natan M. Meier
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 PM
Pollin Chapel
In-Person and Online


Co-sponsored by Jewish Family and Child Services (JFCS), the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Thanks also to The Jewish Federations and the Center on Holocaust Survivor Care for supporting this program.

Mahjong
Friday, February 24, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants be masked


Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday, February 24, 6:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Social Action Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 1, 3:00 PM
Online ONLY

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87452970221

Mahjong
Friday, March 3, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants wear masks

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 4, 9:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Pollin Chapel

Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Geller and Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Join via our Livestream: https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/

Date Night
Saturday, March 4, 5:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Signup link forthcoming

CBI Book Club
Sunday, March 5, 10:00 AM
Online ONLY

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83962733008

Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 5, 9:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Schpielin’ in the Rain

CBI’s 5783 Purim Schpiel
Monday, March 6, 6:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Join via our Livestream: https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/

Knit-a-Mitzvah
Wednesday, March 8, 10:30 AM
In-Person ONLY
Goodman Hall

Discussion with Author Maggie Anton

Presented by WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood
Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 PM
Online ONLY
Zoom link to follow

WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood Board Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

A Climate of Self-Censorship

Presented by CBI’s Adult Education Committee
Thursday, March 9, 7:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Mahjong

Friday, March 10, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants wear masks

Oneg! Shabbat
With CBI’s youth band and choir, the Oneg Singers and Oneg Band
Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM
In-Person and Online
Pollin Chapel

Join via our Livestream: https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/

Bar Mitzvah of Joseph Oderberg and Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 AM
In-Person and Online
Main Sanctuary

Join via our Livestream: https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/

Mahjong
Friday, March 17, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants wear masks

Taste of Temple: The Next Course
Sunday, March 19, 5:00 PM
In-Person Only
Goodman Hall

Details and tickets at https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/taste/

Mahjong
Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants wear masks

Religious School Spring Break
Sunday, March 26
Sunday, April 2

Mahjong

Friday, March 31, 10:00 AM
In-Person ONLY
Shirley and Herbert Semler Board Room

Players request that all participants wear masks

 

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)

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.