Taste of Temple 2021

Taste of Temple 2021

Support CBI and Enjoy Taste of Temple (to go!)

Join us on Zoom for this year’s Taste of Temple! The menu for Taste of Temple 2021 features a delicious pairing of events. A Tiny Taste of Temple cooks up fun for the whole family and Taste of Temple: B’tey’avon provides a sophisticated tasting for adult palates.

Taste of Temple: B’tey’avon

B’tey’avon means “bon appétit,” so Zoom in, nosh, and mingle with your fellow congregants at 6:00 PM on this Sunday, January 31. The evening will serve up fun with curated food boxes courtesy of Jacob and Sons with additional treats from Taste of Temple recurring favorites- Fire on the Mountain, Garbanzos, Kachka, Roons, Stone Soup, Yarden Winery, and Yalla, from the Seasame Collective.

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A Tiny Taste of Temple

On Sunday, January 24 we rolled up our sleeves and rolled out some rugelach. Chef and restauranteur Sonya Sanford led a cooking class for the whole family, whether you’re Zooming in as part of our Religious School programming or sharing a family morning with us. You can find postings of Chef Sanford’s recipes on Instagram or on her website- @sonyamichellesanford or www.sonyasanford.com

Click here for the recipe!

Click here to watch how to pre-make this dough!

The Menu

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Our delicious boxes are all vegetarian with a little of something for everyone (including vegan and gluten-free items). We will feature

Jacob and Sons Menu
– Jerk mushrooms conserva
– Pickled fennel & pineapple
– Chickpea bruschetta
– Satsuma candied Italian chestnuts
– Salted & sweet lemon curd mascarpone
– Everything spice focaccia
– Strawberry Hugo Cocktail kit

– Fire on the Mountain, either Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, Buffalo Lime Cilantro Sauce, or “Soon to be Famous” Spicy Peanut
– Garbanzos, Israeli Salad bowl with Mixed Vegetable Salad, Tabbouli, Hummus & Eggplant Salad with Pita on the side (vegan)
– Kachka, Horseradish vodka
– Roons, An original, chocolate-dipped, macaroon and lemon macaroon (gluten-free)
– Stone Soup, Creamy cauliflower soup (vegan)
– Yarden Winery, Cabernet sauvignon wine
– Yalla, from the Seasame Collective, Chocolate tahini cookie with sea salt (Not gluten-free)

Please reach out to Shoshanna for questions or call the main office (503) 222-1069.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to everyone who already contributed to our Mitzvah Moment. A special thanks to Bob and Rita Phillip* who contributed $15,000 to a Mitzvah Moment Challenge. 

Executive Chef ($25,000 Sponors)

Head Chef ($10,000 Sponsors)

Chef de Cuisine ($5,000 Sponsors)

Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

John Harland and Janet Hoffman

Glen and Lisa Levy

Brad and Michelle Tonkin

Tony and Bianca Urdes

Sous Chef ($2,500 Sponsors)

Michael Adler and Molly Newcomer

Lester and Heather Baskin

Brad and Janice Berman

Josh and Amy Frankel*

Craig Hartzman and James John

Rabbi Rachel Joseph & Dr. Sara Spettel

Bill June and Susan Graber

Jim and Rhonda Kennedy

Ruben and Liz Menashe

Paul and Nancy Levy

Christie Moore and Stacy Lewis 

Harold and Jane Pollin*

Josh and Amy Remick

Stephen and Leslie Robinson

Paul and Gayle Romain*

Martha Soltesz

Marcy Tonkin

Jeff and Lynn Wolfstone*

Chef de Partie ($1,000 Sponsors)

Michael and Margie Anton

Jonathan and Bonnie Barg

Jeff Capen and Kira Dennison-Capen

Stuart and Mandi Chestler*

Barry and Bonnie Davis

Chester Edwards and Lynn Tobias

John and Sarah Epstein

Andrew Frank and Sally Rosenfeld*

Howard and Jen Feldman

Stacy and Sharon Friedman

Judah and Ali Garfinkle

Linda Georges

David and Tiffany Goldwyn

Steve and Michelle Gradow*

Jonathan and Lisa Greenleaf

Gordon and Meryl Haber

Dan Hurwitz and Debra Brooks

Rabbi Sam and Dori Joseph

Josh and Michelle Kashinsky

Matthew Kahl and Kathleen Voboril

Paul and Arlene Koenigsberg

Steve and Robin McCoy

Ted Nelson

Dr. Pike Dentistry for Children

Ryan and Sarah Pitman

James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis

David and Diane Rosencrantz

John and Marti Rosenthal

Rick Rubinstein, Jr. and Jill Rubinstein

Michael and Linda Salinsky

David Smith and Libby Schwartz

Southwest Portland Dental, Tiffany Goldwyn DMD

Michael Simon and Suzanne Bonamici

Sharon Weil

* Denotes contribution from a donor-advised fund at the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Come hungry and ready to learn at our Taste of Temple main event at 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 31. Celebrated Portland chefs will discuss their craft and share tips, secrets, and insider knowledge at a guided tasting via Zoom. A $75 curated food box for two completes the experience (and supports CBI); quantities are limited and reservations will close on Monday January 25. Go to www.bethisrael-pdx.org/TOT reserve yours now!

To purchase tickets (the $75 box), please visit https://TasteofTemple21.givesmart.com


Each sponsorship comes with a food box for 2 featuring a few of our favorite Taste of Temple vendors, tickets to our virtual event, and a special sponsor gift. If you are interested in sponsorship, please reach out to Shoshanna. To purchase a sponsorship ticket, please visit https://TasteofTemple21.givesmart.com

  • Executive Chef – $25,000
    • $24,925 is tax-deductible
  • Head Chef – $10,000
    • $9,925 is tax-deductible
  • Chef de Cuisine – $5,000
    • ($4,925 is tax-deductible)
  • Sous Chef – $2,500
    • ($2,425 is tax-deductible)
  • Chef de Partie – $1,000
    • ($925 is tax-deductible)