We are so excited to bring you a truly magical Purim Schpiel this year!

Join us via Zoom at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 25. The evening will include a megillah reading prior to the Schpiel performance.  For the link to connect, please visit https://www.bethisrael-pdx.org/joinus/.

To read (and sing!) along with the cast, as well as to enjoy a few commemorative posters, please download this guide.

Download this Zoom Castle Background (image is shown below) to share in the fun of the Purim Schpiel!






Purim Programming

Join us during the week of February 21 – February 28! We’ll be celebrating Purim all week long! All program links can be found on our join us page.

Purim Period Product Drive
This Purim, the Social Action Committee is holding a period products drive. You are welcome to drop them by the Schnitzer Family Center on the CBI campus. Simply come by the entryway to be buzzed in.

Purim Schpiel Thursday, Feb 25 at 6:00 PM
Put on a costume (the showplace via Zoom, so you can share yours via spotlight) and get ready to sing along (the wildly witty lyrics can be downloaded here).

Rewatch the Purim Schpiel

Purim Kabbalat Shabbat Service Friday, Feb 26 at 6:00 PM
Join us for this special Shabbat service as the holiday celebration continues.

Join via Zoom | Meeting ID 872 6717 5564
Watch via Livestream

Purim Torah StudySaturday, Feb 27 at 9:00 AM
Our weekly Torah study will focus on Purim this Saturday.

Join via Zoom | Meeting ID 872 6796 8642

Purim Shabbat Morning Service Saturday, Feb 27 at 10:30 AM
Join us on Saturday morning for a Purim-themed Shabbat Morning service.

Join via Zoom | Meeting ID 886 924 058

Send Mishloach Manot (Purim Gift Bags)

While we can’t be together in-person during Purim, we encourage families to connect with one another by sending cards or mishloach manot (gift baskets)! Click here to download a special CBI Purim coloring page. Color it, write well-wishes, and send it to another family! Lookup a friend’s address with our member directory. For additional information on how to connect through our directory, please visit here. Below you will find more creative ideas for mishloach manot.

Get creative with mishloach manot Make eco-friendly mishloach manot bags

Resources for Purim

Learn about Purim Learn with Shalom Seasame  Meet the Purim characters
Learn how to shape hamantaschen Make sweet hamantaschen using Sonya Sanford’s recipe Try savory herb and cheese hamantaschen
Celebrate with Shalom Sesame Purim family activities Make your own grogger
Watch a few Purim videos    

Hamantaschen Recipies

  1. Hamentaschen Recipe (1)
  2. Hamentaschen Recipe (2)
  3. Joan Nathan’s Hamentaschen Recipe
  4. Tina Wasserman’s Gluten-Free Hamentaschen
  5. Smitten Kitchen’s Marbled Cheesecake Hamantaschen