"A Temple for the Ages"
A gift for you from a member.
At our Annual Meeting on May 31st, we will be distributing to you a wonderful book about our great Temple. It
contains the history of the building intermingled with magnificent photographs of our beautiful Sanctuary.
“You have said in an eloquent way that you want a House of Worship of
such beauty and dignity as to honor not only yourself, but your city and state.”
So wrote Max Hirsch, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Julius Meier, Chairman of the Building
Committee, on May 13, 1924, to the members of Beth Israel. Four years later, their words became reality when
our Temple was dedicated.The rest is history.Whoever enters our Temple is awestruck by its grandeur. People
from across America or from across the seas have rarely seen a Synagogue of such beauty.There are many great Synagogues in the world but
there is something unique about ours which somehow evokes unusually laudatory reactions. It is the mystique of Beth Israel which is ours all the
On the eve of his assuming his new pulpit, Rabbi Henry Berkowitz stated: "There is no Synagogue of my experience that is as exquisite as this
one…in all respects it is like a lyric poem in brick and stone and I have never seen anything to equal it , either in this country, or in Europe. It will
win lasting fame for its architects and builders."
The development of this book has been underway for several years, and was made possible only through the generosity of one of our members,
Bill Lazar and his sister Jeanne, in memory of their parents. Desirous of doing something special for the Temple, they selected this won-
derful project. We shall forever be indebted to them for their great generosity.
The goal of the publication is not only to provide our members with a beautiful book, but also to preserve in printed form the history of our
Temple structure as recorded by those, who with such great vision, planned for the children of tomorrow.
You will not want to miss our Annual Meeting this year!
Those who made the book possible
Richard Cohn and ‘Beyond Words Publishing Company’, his artists and production team;
Rabbi Kim Stoloff, Myra Gevurtz, Dr. John Gevurtz, Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz,
Alan Green, Gerel Blauer, Judy Uppinghouse, C. Bryce Anderson,
Peter and Marie Sukalac, Cantor Judith Schiff, Sydney Baer, Roma Peyser and Lorraine J. Rose.
The Officers and Board of Trustees
of Congregation Beth Israel cordially invite you to attend the
144th Annual Meeting
Lazar Family Foundation
Bill & Ann Lazar
Friday, May 31st, 2002
7:00 p.m. in Goodman Hall
A light supper will be served
John Rosenthal, President, will deliver the "State of the Congregation."
After his address and the honoring of the Lazar family, the congregation will honor
our retiring Board Members, Deborah Novack, Irving Levin, Richard Lowensohn and Cathy Thaler.
The Congregation will then have the opportunity to re-elect the following returning trustees:
Jill Ginsberg, Richard Glassman, Jack Heims, Rhonda Kennedy, Steve Kerman and Dan Oseran.
New nominees to the Board of T rustees are Cindy Bambam, Neil Benaroya,
Roger Cone, Sarah Epstein and Tiffany Rosenfeld.
Please see the Annual Meeting notice with bylaw revisions
to be voted on at the Annual Meeting.
We encourage you to attend this important meeting,
both to vote in the election of trustees and to show our appreciation to our honorees.
Please reserve __________ copy(s) of A Temple for the Ages at $36.00 each.
Name ____________________________________________ Phone _____________________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________City_________________________State____________ Zip____________
Form of payment: Check # _______________ In the amount of $___________
Visa / MasterCard # __________________________________
Exp. Date ______________ CBI Member # ____________
Books will be reserved for pickup at the Congregation Beth Israel Administrative Office
1972 NW Flanders, Portland OR 97209 ~ 503-222-1069 ~ email@example.com
Just the facts……
CBI has approximately 995 family units. CBI considers the following to make up a family unit: singles, single
Calender head of household, married, partnered or living with a significant other.
• 47% of our families are 25 – 50 years of age
of Events • 40% of our families have children 0 – 17 years
• Our Preschool is enrolled to capacity with 38 children in the 2 – 4 year old programs. Each year CBI
has considerable waiting lists for preschool, which is a tribute to the wonderful programming we offer.
Friday, May 3rd • 460 students are enrolled in our Religious School, K – 12, which includes our accredited Ivriyah
Adult B’Nei Mitzvah, Hebrew Program.
Congregation Beth Israel is 144 years old
Sunday, May 12th • CBI affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1879.
Rosh Chodesh, 5:00 pm, • CBI has had 17 senior Rabbis
Pollin Chapel • CBI has had 1 Cantor
• CBI has had 45 presidents
Friday, May 17th • CBI has occupied 4 buildings; has been in its current location since 1928
Confirmation, 7:00 pm,
Temple CBI has 21 voting trustees on its Board of Directors.
CBI has 20 committees with over 250 active volunteers.
Friday, May 24th
CBI’s historic sanctuary has 800 seats on the main floor and seating in the balcony for another 200.
High School Graduation,
CBI’s Reuter’s organ has 4,500 pipes. Unfortunately, only approximately 60% are currently operable.
In the past year, CBI has had:
Friday, May 31st • 11 Tot Shabbat Celebrations
Annual Meeting, • 15 Tot family programs and holiday celebrations
7:00 pm, Goodman Hall • 37 Mispacha Minyans, Shabbat L’Noar and Junior Congregation Services
• 6 Congregational Shabbat and Holiday Dinners
• 10 Congregational holiday observances and family celebrations
• Preschool graduation, Consecration, Haggigat Hasiddur, Confirmation, Graduation,
Adult B’Nei Mitzvah
• 12 Shabbat Speakers
• 5 Cultural Arts Programs
High Holy • 7 Guest Lecturers, Scholar in Residence: Social Action, Bio-Ethics & Adult Education programs
• 128 Adult Education sessions
Days 5763 • 25 WRJ/BI Sisterhood programs for and benefiting the Congregation, Preschool, Religious School,
New Members and Social Action Council
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 6 Approximately two years ago, CBI conducted a survey and we are thrilled to report we had a response rate
of 65%. Very briefly, we learned the following from those that responded:
Rosh Hashanah Demographics:
Saturday, September 7 • 78% are Jewish by birth
Rosh Hashanah Reception • 50% are married to Jews
Saturday, September 7
• 46% were raised in Reform households
• 35% have been members for 30+ years, 29 % for 11 – 30 years and 24% for 1 – 5 years
1:00 pm Goodman Hall
Schnitzer Family Center
Kever Avot v’Imahot • 87% attend High Holy Day services
Sunday, September 8 • 86% celebrate and light Chanukah candles
1:00 pm Beth Israel Cemetary • 75% have a Mezuzah on their doorpost
• 32% observe Shabbat in their homes and light Shabbat candles
• 29% consider themselves religious Jews
Sunday, September 14
Yom Kippur We asked our congregants to select the two most important resources that CBI has to offer their family:
Monday, September 15 • 51% Religious worship
• 37% youth education and activities
• 26% Family services
Sydney A. Baer
A House of Assembly
C O N G R E G AT I O N B E T H I S R A E L
A House of Prayer
T HE B ULLETIN A House of Study
May 2002 Iyar-Sivan 5762 Vol. 51, No. 9
Was it a Religious Experience?
Board of Trustees Two years ago, when I began my term as President, a former president
of another congregation said, “John, you know being president of a syna-
Executive Committee gogue is not going to be a religious experience.” He was correct. On
the other hand, serving you as President has provided me with the
opportunity to observe how a religious institution can impact the lives
of its members.
Vice President I would like to share some observations that are probably characteristic
of most religious institutions. Some may be more specific to a syna-
Debby Novack gogue with others unique to Congregation Beth Israel.
Jack Heims John Rosenthal Congregation Beth Israel is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to
serve our members. Often our clergy and professional staff receive
calls with the intensity of a 911 call from families and individuals in crisis, and I am awed by the set of
Jill Ginsberg skills, professional and emotional, that they bring to bear in dealing with these situations. They must evalu-
Member-at-Large ate the needs of an individual or family with the same dexterity and skill of an emergency room physician,
and then take action, no matter what the day or hour. This must often be accomplished while attending
Trustees to the on-going operations of the congregation and is only enhanced by the fine working relationship
between our clergy and staff.
Nancy (Ned) Duhnkrack
One of the goals at CBI is to provide life-long learning, tailored to meet the needs of learners of all ages
Craig Hartzman and backgrounds, beginning with our preschoolers and continuing through adult education. Most congre-
Steve Kerman gants make a life-long commitment to a synagogue, and we strive to meet our members’ needs at all
Richard Kramer stages of their lives.
Irving Levin As the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in the state of Oregon, Congregation Beth Israel and its
Carol Lewis leadership has had an impact on social and political issues on both the state and national level. I will never
Richard Lowensohn forget the afternoon of September 11th when my office staff listened to both the television and radio and
Alan Miller yelled that “your Rabbi is on TV.” Then I heard the interview with Rabbi Rose about the events of the
Dan Oseran morning. I also had others during the next 24 hours recall how they listened to Rabbi Rose. Our congre-
gation, its members and clergy, have always been a responsible voice on issues important to our communi-
ty – a tradition that continues in the life of our members under the leadership of Rabbi Emanuel Rose.
Cathy Thaler There is Pacific Standard Time and then there is synagogue time – it takes more time to get things dis-
Stanley Loeb cussed, a plan of action approved and then implemented as part of a religious institution. It comes with
UAHC Representative the territory and also provides some benefits.
Ellen Bick The perception of a president is that your week is filled with complaints. The perception is not correct.
Women of Reform Yes, we all hear complaints and as a congregation, we try to be responsive and correct our mistakes.
Sisterhood Co-President Every synagogue that desires to maintain and strengthen its role as the gateway to Judaism must be
responsive to change and have a long-term financial plan to sustain economic stability and to continue to
Bonnie Nusser serve members, independent of their ability to pay for the cost of services provided. Each year our cler-
Women of Reform gy, educators and professional staff discuss, debate and make changes with counsel from our members to
Judaism/Beth Israel serve the needs of and enrich our Judaism. Providing for the needs of future generations is a priority as
Sisterhood Co-President well. With this in mind, the Board has endorsed a capital and endowment campaign which you will learn
about in more detail during the coming months. In addition, a planned giving program has been designed
to assist our members to make estate plans to ensure the long-term viability of CBI. Financial stability
TBI Youth Group
must be based upon full participation whether it be self-directed, dues enhancement, gifts for a capital or
President endowment program, or the designation of a planned gift. There is and will continue to be competition
for everyone’s gift of support from within and outside the Jewish community and the benefits to syna-
gogue affiliation must not be forgotten.
continued on page 2
John’s article continued from page one
Serving you as President has been an honor and a priority for me and my family and could not have been undertaken without their sup-
port, especially that of my wife, Marti.
When I relocated to Portland 22 years ago, I was introduced through a family association to Marge and Ed Cohn and their daughter, Marti,
who invited me to attend Rosh Hashanah services. Seven months later Rabbi Rose and Cantor Schiff performed our marriage. As I recall
saying “I Do” – I did not know that in addition to finding my partner for life that I would be signing up for a two year term as President –
19 years later! The life-long commitment to the synagogue can begin for all of us at different times and at different places and does not
require serving in an official role. My goal the last two years has been to work with the Board, the clergy and professional staff to
improve and strengthen the role of the synagogue in a fiscally responsible and caring manner.
I have been very fortunate to work with a professional staff that possesses skills which are the envy of many congregations, and Rabbi
Rose, Rabbi Stoloff and Cantor Schiff, who are always accessible for advice, counsel and leadership. Our new President, Rhonda Kennedy,
also has a strong commitment to strengthening the roles of the synagogue as our gateway to Judaism and I look forward to assisting
Rhonda and the Board.
Each Shabbat we read the following prayer, which is more meaningful to me after serving as President:
“The synagogue is the sanctuary of Israel. Born of our longings for the living God, it has been to Israel, throughout our wanderings, a visible token of
the presence of God in our people’s midst. Its beauty is the beauty of holiness; steadfast it has stood as the champion of justice, mercy and peace.”
Thank you for your support.
Since my return from Israel, the volatile situation in the Middle East has escalated, and we in the USA are
becoming more and more cognizant that we are living in a polluted atmosphere—filled with words of double
talk, of confusion, distortion and denial.
Until the tragedy of September 11th, none of us imagined that there could exist such diabolical language pro-
pelling young men to sacrifice themselves in delivering a message of raw hatred. Who could have fathomed
words so powerfully enticing that young people would fire themselves as living bullets, into civilian populations?
And now just as Israel celebrates her Independence, those there are constantly living in fear of suicide bomber
after suicide bomber after suicide bomber. As we follow the news, see images of the carnage in Israel, and listen
to Arafat’s words, it is no longer surprising that young Palestinians turn themselves into human bombs.
Arafat – a perfect manipulator of the truth – claims that he seeks peace to the English speaking world and with
his double talk in Arabic encourages these suicide bombers to become martyrs.
Rabbi Stoloff We have learned that Israeli intelligence information enables security forces to subdue suicide bombers and foil
their attempts, often on a daily basis. These occurrences are rarely reported in the American press. And while
many suicide bombers are stopped, Israel is still suffering from those who elude security. How many more times do we have to witness the tran-
quility, comfort and beauty of Shabbat trammeled along with the lives of so many people? As we watch funeral after funeral after funeral, it
becomes painfully obvious how the distortion of truth can kill and only too evident how Arafat’s words of manipulation lead to this bloodshed.
During the month of May we shall celebrate the graduation of 17 seniors from our Religious High School, our
own daughter, Jamie, among them; and in only a few short months we will be sending them off to their new lives
as college students. What advice can we give them? What wonderful words will keep them from harm and
allow them to fulfill their potential?
As is often the case, we find the answer in Torah. Moses will not be permitted to accompany Israel to the
Promised Land, as we will not be permitted to accompany our children on their journey to adulthood. Moses
has nurtured Israel from the infancy of its peoplehood, has taught them the Ten Commandments, and must now
let go. He reminds Israel of all that God has given them.They are free to choose their own path and they have
the ability to make the right choices based upon all that they have been taught. He knows, as we do, that there
will be missteps along the way.The Israelites will often succumb to the easy choice of the moment; but Moses
has faith that the lessons learned will take root and flourish.We can do no less.
"Baruch Atah Adonai Elohaynu Melech Ha-Olam, Shechechiyanu v'ki-manu, v'higiyanu lazman hazeh." "Blessed are you
O God, Ruler of the Universe,Who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to celebrate this most
2 May 2002
May 4 Chaya is a 7th grade honor roll student at Highland Park Middle
Kayla Anchell School. She enjoys drawing, basketball, animals and soccer.
Kayla Anchell will become a Bat Mitzvah on Chaya and her family would like to thank Rachel Halupowski for help-
May 4, 2002. She is the daughter of Dr. ing to prepare her for this day, as well as Joyce Shields, Cantor Schiff,
James and Kimberly Anchell and the older Rabbi Rose and Rabbi Stoloff. She would also like to thank family and
sister of Jonathon Anchell. Her grandpar- friends for joining in the celebration.
ents are Dr. Melvin and Janice Anchell of
Mission Viejo, California, and Stanley and May 25
Joyce Sisson of Edgewater, Florida. Cole Wekselblatt
Kayla is a seventh grade honor roll student Cole is a 7th grade student at Robert Gray
at Evergreen Middle School. In her spare time she enjoys writing sto- Middle School where he plays on the bas-
ries, playing soccer, skiing, horseback riding, and socializing with her ketball team and in the Concert Band
friends. (Cole’s instrument is trumpet). Cole is
interested in web page design, computer
For her mitzvah project, Kayla has chosen to volunteer her time at the games, paintballing, magic cards, fencing and
Oregon Humane Society. She is also orchestrating the collection of generally having a good time with his many
food and animal items to help homeless pets in the area. friends. He is an avid reader and computer
gamer. Cole considers himself a sushi gourmet.
Kayla is looking forward to sharing this wonderful event with family
and friends from all over the United States, England, and Australia. She Cole has traveled extensively and participates in varied activities. His
would like to thank Cantor Schiff, Rabbi Rose, Rabbi Stoloff, and Rachel favorites include white water rafting and kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling,
Halupowski for helping her prepare for this special day. and, of course, eating sushi.This summer he will raft and fish in Idaho
on the Salmon River and attend camp with friends. Cole hopes some-
May 11 day to visit Israel and Japan (where he can sample the sushi).
Cole splits his time between his home in Oregon and his other home
Leah Rothlein will become a Bat Mitzvah in Los Angeles, where he can hang out with his brother, Joey, and his Dad.
on May 11, 2002. Leah is the daughter of
Joan Rothlein and James Cunningham and Cole has worked hard to reach his Bar Mitzvah day, studying with Avrel
the sister of Shayna Rothlein. Her grand- Nudelman in Oregon and his tutor Ruti in Los Angeles. This day holds
parents are Dr. Bernard and Rena Rothlein a great deal of meaning to Cole, who is proud of his Jewish heritage.
from Sarasota, Florida and Mary
Cunningham from California, all originally June 1
from New York. Alyssa Marie Adler
Leah is a seventh grade student at Da Vinci Arts Middle School. Leah Alyssa Marie Adler will become a Bat
enjoys skiing, art, baking delicious sweets and traveling, but she is most Mitzvah on June 1, 2002. Alyssa is the
passionate about dance. She is a talented ballet student at the Pacific daughter of David Adler and Marcy
Artist Dance Academy. For her mitzvah project, Leah is participating in Edwards, and the sister of Ian and Eric.
a program to help the Ethiopian Jewish community. Alyssa’s grandparents are Irving and Shirley
Adler, of Boyton Beach, Florida, and Yvonne
Leah would like to thank Jay Weiner for helping her prepare for this Edwards of West Linn, Oregon.
important day, as well as Rabbi Rose, Rabbi Stoloff, Cantor Schiff, Alex
Shuval-Weiner and Joyce Shields. She would also like to thank all of Alyssa is in the seventh grade at Athey Creek Middle School. Alyssa’s
her relatives and friends for joining her in this special celebration. interests include horses, acting, horses, volleyball, horses, friends, and
horses. For her mitzvah project, Alyssa has been working as a volun-
May 18 teer since September 2001, at the Oregon Riders Unlimited (ORU)
Chaya Bogorad where she assists disabled children in riding horseback. Alyssa plans to
continue volunteering at ORU after her Bat Mitzvah.
Chaya Bogorad, daughter of Jerry and
Rebecca Bogorad, will become a Bat Alyssa would like to thank Joyce Shields for the invaluable help and
Mitzvah on May 18, 2002. Chaya’s grand- friendship she provided in preparation for this special day. Alyssa
parents are Leonard and Evelyn Kimbrell, would also like to thank Rabbi Rose, Rabbi Stoloff, Cantor Schiff, and
and the late Leonard and Anita Bogorad. her family for their help, support and guidance. Lastly, Alyssa would like
to thank all of her many relatives, from near and far, for their love and
Chaya’s mitzvah project has been an ongo- support and for all her friends for joining in this celebration.
ing commitment to participate in Oregon’s
May 2002 3
C ATERING UPDATE
CBI’s Expanded Catering Panel
Congregation Beth Israel has expanded the catering panel to offer our congregants even more options. After much deliberation, Gala Events &
World Catering and Century Catering have been selected to join CBI’s exclusive catering panel. Each of the caterers on the CBI Catering Panel
has been chosen based upon their professionalism, experiences with Jewish events and holidays, quality and presentation of food, and their reputa-
tion in the community-at-large. Their execution of events is always seamless and thus gives you the opportunity to enjoy your special occasion
with family and friends. These caterers are full-service; providing your event with restaurant quality food and service, and helping with your floral
needs, lighting, entertainment, props, special effects, linens, valet parking, and more!
Please call Jemi Kostiner Mansfield, Education Administrator, at 503-222-2037 for any questions concerning your upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
and Roma Peyser, Program Director, at 503-222-1069 for help with any other upcoming life-cycle or programming events. Both are very familiar
with our catering panel and can help with all of your logistical and facility questions.
Gala Events & World Party Catering 503-297-9635
Rick Sadle and Kurt Beadell, co-owners of Gala Events and World Party Catering "a world away from everyday" are best known for their unique
and creative flair. Their classically trained chefs explore cuisines from around the world to create new ideas and tastes and combine these with
the freshest ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Rick Sadle has been in the restaurant and catering business for the past ten years and is also
the owner of Salvador Molly’s. Kurt Beadell joined Rick last year after managing Papa Haydn’s Catering Department for the past 15 years.
Distinctive and fun menus and presentations are their specialty. World Party Catering brings you the best and a little bit more.
Century Catering 503-293-7335 or 503-849-2605 cell
Best known in Portland for Garbonzo’s, his wildly successful chain of falafel bars, Allen Levin is no stranger to the Jewish community. A kosher
caterer, Allen also serves the other large congregations for their event needs. Allen's restaurant and catering business experience began in
Johannesburg, South Africa. After his arrival in Portland, by way of Los Angeles, seventeen years ago, he has had the opportunity to cater for many
events, great and small. From intimate at–home parties to the largest Intel and Tektronix Anniversary events, Allen and his crew have been able to
do it all with flair. Whether you crave traditional Middle Eastern fare, or wish to branch out into other areas of culinary exploration, Allen and his
highly trained staff can help guide you through the decision-making process from start to finish. Century Catering looks forward to working with
the members of Congregation Beth Israel.
Art of Catering 503-231-8185
Art of Catering formally stepped on the scene in 1998 and the name says it all; the food and presentation from this group is always a work of art.
Owner, Larry Grimes, and executive chef and business partner, Andrew Biggs, have fashioned a niche in the middle of the local catering industry.
Biggs’ dishes taste great, but the presentation is even more noteworthy. Their cuisine balances flavor and beauty and usually contains some ele-
ment of whimsy. Art of Catering’s staff is top-notch and always focused on details.
Culinary Artistry 503-232-4675
Jenn Louis, owner of Culinary Artistry, has a BA from Pitzer College, a Culinary Degree from Western Culinary Institute and has cooked at local
favorites such as Wildwood Restaurant and Bar. She has also taught Hebrew and Religious school classes at Neveh Shalom, as well as Jewish
cooking classes. Culinary Artistry specializes in intimate dining and creating events for special occasions – using the freshest ingredients from local
purveyors and working directly with local farms. Every event is unique to suit the client’s needs and tastes. From a simple garden party to a for-
mal coursed dinner, Culinary Artistry will help plan everything.
Food in Bloom 503-223-6819
For nearly twenty years, Food in Bloom has brought a beautifully creative Northwest spirit to gatherings of virtually every description. With
exceptional cuisine, an exacting caliber of service and an innate sense of what is appropriate for the occasion, Food in Bloom takes great pride in
doing what is most important: bringing their clients’ concepts to life. Living in the Northwest gives them the enviable access to many of the
essential elements used in world class cuisine. Food in Bloom showcases Oregon’s bounty with abundance and in doing so provides a fresh, con-
temporary approach to its presentation. Please call Catherine Hernandez with all of your catering needs.
Catering Committee: Tracy Oseran, Lorraine Rose, Harold Pollin, Phyllis Hirsh, Patricia Nemer, and OB O’Brien.
4 May 2002
Registration Has Begun!
Registration packets for currently enrolled
families were distributed to the youngest in
the family on Sunday, April 14th. The registra-
tion forms are good for up to four children
per family. Packets not distributed were
mailed the following week. Registration mate-
rials are for all Religious School classes
(grades K-12), the 2-day Hebrew Program and
Alex Shuval-Weiner Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes, levels I & II. Jemi Kostiner Mansfield
Please take note:
✓ ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHECK FOR THE $50 PER STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE. This fee may not be
charged to your Temple account. A VISA or MasterCard number may ONLY be submitted with registration materials if the entire tuition
amount is being paid.
✓ The Early Bird deadline is Sunday, May 19, 2002. This is the final session of Sunday School (K-5).
✓ August 15, 2002 is the Registration Deadline. A $50 late fee per student will be added to tuition following this date.
✓ Members must be in good standing in accordance with Temple bylaws and policies. All prior year tuition and fees must be paid in full before
2002-03 registration materials will be processed.
Many pieces of the registration packet are mandatory submissions. The omission of any one piece will delay the registration process. Please be
sure to read all materials carefully. The Education Department will be closed for the last two weeks of June. If your family did not receive a pack-
et through school, please contact the Education Office immediately, 503-222-2037, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABCs of Our Jewish Glossary
The third in a series of definitions to remind us of the richness of our language.
Haftarah - portion from one of the books of the prophets read each Shabbat to compliment the Torah portion
Hagbahah - the honor of lifting the Torah after it is read to the congregation
Haggadah (pl. haggadot) - book containing the liturgy for the Passover Seder
Hiddur Mitzvah - value is placed on making the fulfillment of a commandment beautiful, hence producing beautiful and
artistic ritual objects is valued
High Holy Days - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and frequently used to refer to the 10-day period between them, as well
Kaddish - Aramaic prayer praising God and praying for the coming of God's kingdom on earth; used to separate sections of
the service and also recited by mourners in memory of those who have died
Kippah - head covering worn out of respect for God
Join us for a stimulating and spiritual evening
with WOMEN Connecting, learning and Celebrating!
Share stories about your mother in honor of Mother’s day!
Please RSVP (503) 222-1069 by Thursday, May 9, 2002
Rosh Chodesh celebrates the beginning of each Hebrew Month and each new moon.This is traditionally a day of celebration, renewal,
and remembrance. Joining a Rosh Chodesh gathering allows us to pause from our lives and connect with the lunar cycle with our
Jewish spirituality. The Rosh Chodesh group invites women of all generations.
May 2002 5
Tot Shabbat and Oneg to Honor Four & Five Year Olds
Friday, May 10, 6:00 pm, in Pollin Chapel
We will be honoring Beth Israel Preschool’s class of 4 and 5 year olds and their teachers, Robin Furman and Lisa McConnell.They will be special
guests at the Tot Oneg following the worship service. All young children and their families are invited to share in this celebration.
During my time at Beth Israel, both as a teacher and as Director, what has continued to be of primary importance to me is to recognize the value
of a Jewish Early Childhood Education, and instill like values in our families.The development of a strong Jewish identity begins to take place early
and helps secure and strengthen the connection to synagogue life as well as the
Jewish Community. Our Early Childhood programs offer our young children two
important opportunities for early worship within the educational structure:
Tot Shabbat services the 2nd Friday of each month (open to all) and our weekly
Kabbalat Shabbat held every Friday in the small chapel with our clergy. Many of you
know from personal experience how special our Preschool is. You have chosen to
share your children with us, allowing us to nurture their social, academic and spiritual
growth. For this and more we say Todah. Our program has experienced growth and
change in the last year.We have expanded our programming and greatly enhanced
our curriculum. All of this is made possible by your generous support to our
Preschool General Fund and Preschool Endowment Fund.
Early Jewish Education is not a luxury. It is a necessity for our children, and at Temple
Beth Preschool we want all children and families to have equal access to our pro-
grams. I am thrilled to realize a long time dream and tell you we have been able to
establish a Preschool Scholarship Fund. Due to the generous donations of our fami- Teacher Robin Furman, Jacob Wilk, Adrian Don,
lies who helped lay the foundation, and to the Snell Family who gave so generously, we Cameron McKeown, Samson Criscuolo,
have established the Sanny Snell Preschool Alumni Scholarship Fund. Teacher Lisa McConnell
I hope that when you are making tributes in honor or in memory of loved ones you Natalie Swire, Jill Low, Sydney Sidell,
will consider the Scholarship Fund as well as the regular Preschool Fund. The growth Mia Klonsky, Ben Arqueros
of these funds is a benefit to us all. Sitting:
-- Shelley Leinheiser
Sophia Feinstein, Sean Bailey, Kimberly Waldman
Not present in picture: Josua Slocum
"Our experience as a Beth Israel Preschool family has been so fulfilling
over the last two years. We’ve seen our son grow in so many ways and
learn so much about being Jewish. We really feel Beth Israel Preschool
has laid down the foundation for Jake’s future. Dates To Remember
Thank you Shelley and all the teachers."
- The Wilk Family Temple Tots
Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 – 11:00 am
"Sophia and Camille have been in loving hands with teachers Dina, Amanda,
Lisa and Robin. Our years here have been a true blessing." Friday, May 10, 6:00 pm
- Michael and Darcy Feinstein
"Thank you for this wonderful preschool experience for Natalie.
I am amazed at the depth and breadth of subjects that have been
Q SUMMER TOT PICNIC
covered. We have both made friendships with families and staff Mark Your Calendar for Summer Fun!!
that I know will last for years." Family Picnic in the Park for Preschoolers
- Sally Swire
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
4:30 – 7:00 pm
“The memories of Temple Beth Israel Preschool will always be Wallace Park Playground, NW 26th & Raleigh St.
part of Mia’s fond memories. She has learned amazing things and
Watch future Bulletins for more information
developed a very strong Jewish identity.
- The Klonsky Family
6 May 2002
Women of Reform Judaism/Beth Israel Sisterhood Slate of Officers and Board of Directors 2002-2004
Board of Directors Officers
• Immediate Past Co-President Bonnie Nusser • President Ellen Bick
• Membership Co-Chairs • Treasurer Karen Kranz
Mailings Lynn Bonner • Recording Secretary Keren Hoover
Coffees Robin Beinhorn & Connie Cambreleng • Corresponding Secretary Margaret Hasson
Events Denie Picoult • Funds Chair Meies Matz
• Annual Fundraiser (Co-Chairs) Karen McAllister & Phyllis Hirsh Directors
• Program Harriet Richard • Director Arline Hasman
• Critical Issues Rachel Halupowski • Director Eve Rosenfeld
• Judaica Shop Michael Wood • Director "Rusty" Sautter
• Judaica Shop Treasurer Constance Dorreman • Director Lois Urman
• Judaica Shop Scheduling Diane Rosencrantz
• Service to the Blind Harriet Bing Event Chairs
• Education & Youth Sharon Morell • Rosh Hashanah Reception Sally Karlin & Andrea Karlin
• Bulletin/Publicity Carole Barkley • Sisterhood Shabbat Debbi Bodie & Debbie Braymer
• College Outreach Michael Wood • Special Seder Carol Tannenbaum
• Shabbat Candle Lighting Debbie Braymer
Congratulations to the newly approved slate of officers for the upcoming Sisterhood term, beginning in July.
Special Needs Seder
The Special Needs Seder has been a part of Temple Beth Israel’s Passover week for "at least twenty years," according to Cantor Judy Schiff.
Sponsored by TBI’s Sisterhood, in conjunction with Jewish Family and Child Services, this very special Seder provides a Passover experience to
many in our community who would otherwise be without an opportunity to celebrate our passage out of slavery. Led by Cantor Schiff, it is an
evening of song and food and, of course, the retelling of an ancient tale.We use a Haggadah compiled by Alex Shuval-Weiner and her husband, Jay,
to help us with the story. The majority of attendees are clients of JFCS. Sisterhood members are busy behind the scenes, preparing the tables
and serving the meal.
But that is only part of the story. The real joy comes in participating – in sitting beside a participant, sharing a Haggadah, as the service begins, in
seeing recognition cross the face of a guest, otherwise silent, when Cantor begins Dayeinu. It comes in listening to the stories of Seder’s past, in
seeing the same faces year after year, and coming to know these special guests as individuals.
I have appreciated the opportunity to chair this event for the past four years. I would also like to thank the following women who not only share
my passion for this very special mitzvah, but whose help made this year’s Special Seder possible: Lynne Bartenstein, Marsha Goldwasser, Margaret
Hasson, Judy Martin, Rudette Muzzana, Shirley Renner, and Rusty Sautter.
Chair, Special Needs Seder
Committee Members Needed
We are now forming a committee to begin planning our annual Membership event, to be held September 22. If you are interested, please give
Denie Picoult a call at 503-655-1815 or by email at email@example.com.
Breast Center Donation
The Sisterhood Board, at its April 8th meeting, voted to donate $1000 from the Bikkur Holim Fund to the Ruth J. Spear Breast Center at
Providence St.Vincent Medical Center.The purpose of the fund, Hope in Life, is exemplified in this new comprehensive interdisciplinary clinic.We
sincerely thank those of you who have donated to this fund.You may find out more information about the Breast Center by calling 503-216-2227.
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Watch Your Mail
Invitations to WRJ/BIS Unevent Fundraiser will be coming soon!
J daica Sho p
•May 3: Adult B’Nei Mitzvah, 7:00 pm,Temple
•May 12: Rosh Chodesh, 5:00 pm, Pollin Chapel
Wednesday - Friday : 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
•May 17: Confirmation, 7:00 pm,Temple
And when Religious School is in session:
•May 24: High School Graduation, 7:00 pm,Temple Sunday Mornings: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
•May 31: Annual Meeting, 7:00 pm, Goodman Hall For an appointment when shop is closed call
503-223-3063, or Michael Wood, 503-281-5406
Song of Miriam Awards Brunch
Please plan to attend the 10th Annual Song of Miriam Awards Brunch on June 2nd, from 10:00 am-12:15 pm. The
event, sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Round Table, will be held at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Stephanie
Schneiderman will be featured as the entertainer.
Each year, area Jewish women’s organizations choose one woman to honor for her exemplary volunteer service.
This year,Women of Reform Judaism/Beth Israel Sisterhood has chosen Eve Rosenfeld as our honoree. Many of
you know Eve, as she has been a member of Temple and a busy volunteer for many years. Eve has been active in
Sisterhood, Cedar Sinai Park, Jewish Family & Child Services, Jewish Federation, and many other organizations.We
thank Eve for her many hours as a volunteer, her enthusiasm, her words of encouragement, and her wonderful
The cost to attend the Awards Brunch is $18 in advance; $25 at the door; and $36 for patrons. This includes 3%
to Mazon. Please RSVP by filling out the form below and sending it along with your check, payable to Jewish
Women’s Round Table, to: Jerrie Roth, 1231 SW Texas St., Portland, OR 97219.
Please respond no later than May 24th.
For further information please call Sharon Mathers at 503-642-9148.
I (we) plan to attend the Song of Miriam Awards Brunch on June 2nd. Please reserve _______ seats.
Enclosed is my check for $___________ made payable to: Jewish Women’s Round Table.
Name(s): _____________________________________________ Phone: __________________
Name(s) of Guests: _________________________________________________________________
Mail to: Jerrie Roth, 1231 SW Texas St., Portland, OR 97219
8 May 2002
Let's Do Something Jewish for the Oregon Food Bank
MYTH: Hunger isn't a major problem here
REALITY: Oregon is ranked WORST in the nation for outright hunger by the USDA
MYTH: Only adults need emergency food
REALITY: 41% of hungry people are children
MYTH: Hungry = homeless
REALITY: 81% of the people served by the Oregon Food Bank Network own or rent their own homes.
MYTH: Working people have enough money for food
REALITY: Of households receiving food boxes, 43% have at least one working adult; 25% of households
have at least one adult working full time.
You can help!
Join Beth Israel's Social Action Council at the 15th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival. Last year the
Festival raised $380,000 for the Oregon Food Bank and collected over 100,000 pounds of food.We
need volunteers to collect cans and donations at the gates on Sunday, July 7, from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
(meet at CBI at 10:30). Children 11 and up are welcome with an adult. To sign up, or for more infor-
mation, call Roger at the Temple Office at 503-222-1069. To find out more about the Oregon Food
Bank, check out their website: www.oregonfoodbank.org.
You Can Still Be Part of Beth Israel's Response to Global Warming!!
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Thank Yous & Reminders
The school year here at Temple is nearing the close. This would be a perfect time to ask that any overdue
material be returned. The library will remain open throughout the summer break. The hours will change and
will be posted in the next Bulletin column.
The Committee and library staff wish to thank all our patrons for their generosity. If not for you, there
would only be bare shelves in our beautiful quarters.
Here are a few titles and videos to tempt you…
There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of The Shtetl of Eshyshok
In My Brother’s Image: Twin Brothers Separated By Faith After The Holocaust
Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages. Color Video, 57 minutes
They Came For Good: A History of the Jews in the United States. Color, 120 minutes
The Road to New York from Eastern Europe. Black and White, 17 minutes
Visions: Jewish American Hall of Fame. Color, 30 minutes
Texas: West of Hester Street. Color, 58 minutes
Sepharad: Sephardic Jews - Ladino tunes of the Middle Ages. Color, 27 minutes
Ashkenaz: Eastern Europe - Yiddish folksongs, Klezmer and Yiddish theater tunes. Color, 28 minutes
Book Group Schedule
The Book Group meets on the following Sunday at 9:30 am.
Please call Ellen Rosenblum at 503-241-9040 for more information.
May 19 Herzog by Saul Bellow
The summer is just a couple months away, and there are many leadership options available to high
For the past five summers I have had the privilege of attending the Union of American Hebrew
Congregations (UAHC) Camps Swig and Newman in Northern California. Not only was I able to make
new ties with Jewish teenagers from all over the west coast, but I was also able to live in a Jewish envi-
ronment that was unlike anything I had experienced before. Within the two leadership programs that
are offered at Camp Newman for incoming juniors and seniors, I was able to participate in the San
Francisco AIDS Walk, work with campers of all ages, learn how to write and lead programs, and I was
able to take all of these skills into other areas of work.
There are many UAHC camps across the country that allow Reform Youth who are in any way involved
with the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) to continue their studies in the field of
Jamie Schiff leadership beyond the school year. I urge all of the Beth Israel high school youth to visit the websites of
the camps or to get information from the Temple Office, and experience these programs for themselves.
Camp Swig/Newman website: www.campnewmanswig.org
UAHC Youth Information: www.uahc.org
PORTLAND AREA REFORM TEMPLE YOUTH
Upcoming Events Calendar
Sunday, May 26th
New Member Event
10 (Information available in Temple Office) May 2002 10
Temple Funds Jerome & Zelda Zeidman
In Honor Of
Melvin & Judith Feinstein
Herbert & Shirley Semler
Confirmation Class In Honor Of In Honor Of
AMY R. GOLDSMITH LIBRARY Graduation Class Janis Rosenfeld & Beverly Galen
In Memory Of Bill, Sydney, Allison & Louis Baer Bruce Barbash (Marriage) (Special Birthday)
Leonard Stein Paul & Alice Meyer Robert & Roberta Hazen
Daffodil & Martin Stein HAL RUTHIZER CULTURAL Samantha Abrams (Birth) Joshua Rose & Christiana King
Zanley F. Galton ARTS Sol Benjamin Ramirez (Birth) (Engagement)
Claire & Zanley Galton In Honor Of Rosemarie Rosenfeld Gerel & Henry Blauer
Hyman Kaplan Deanne Rubinstein Sandy Kennedy Lisa France
Sylvia & Arthur Kaplan (Special Birthday) Phil Blank (Special Birthday) (Bat Mitzvah Appreciation)
Julius S. Zell Elizabeth & Ruben J. Menashe Patricia Layton Nemer Ellen & Michael France
Alan & Janet Zell Jerry & Helen Stern
Amy R. Goldsmith HEIMS FAMILY YOUTH ACTIVI- PRESCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOL- (Stampfer Award Winners)
Susie Goldsmith TIES ENDOWMENT ARSHIP Roberta & Bob Hazen
In Honor Of In Memory Of In Memory Of
Deanne Rubinstein Jake Peizner "Maggie" RABBI STOLOFF
(Special Birthday) Merle & Susan Pasternack Robin Duboff-Furman & DISCRETIONARY
Janet Zell Abraham Furman In Memory Of
Don Spiegel (Special Birthday) HELEN & SIMON DIRECTOR Morris Kunowski Wilma Jane Perlman
Milton & Lynn Marks In Memory Of Henry Kunowski Claire Grossman
Alan & Eve Rosenfeld Helen Director Alex E. Miller Marti & John Rosenthal
(Daughter’s Wedding) Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Alan E. Miller Sidney A. Newman
Suzanne Friedman Care Foundation In Honor Of Harvey Newman
General Contribution June Nagel Fiona Hoffman-Harland (Sister In Honor Of
Given By Ruth & Harold Heldfond of Evelyn Hoffman-Harland) Gertrude Jean Smith
Tracy Vorster Janet Hoffman & John Harland (Naming)
LANDAU CHAPEL Matt,Whitney & David Smith &
CEMETERY BEAUTIFICATION In Memory Of Stephen Goodman Elizabeth Schwartz
In Memory Of Henry Braunsten The Greg Goodman Family Rabbi Stoloff
Anna Meyer Mary K. Braunsten Lilly M. Zoller Elizabeth & Ruben J. Menashe
Marian M. Meyer Samuel Saltzman (Special Birthday) Lisa France
Stanley Steinberg Ruth & Harold Saltzman Glenn & Cindy Zoller (Bat Mitzvah Appreciation)
Maurice & Ilene Goldberg Anne Jacobsen Josua & Quinn Slocum Ellen & Michael France
Fannie Baron Lynn Jacobsen-Katzumoto Loren & Shore Slocum
Rena & Cheryl Tonkin Sanny Snell CANTOR SCHIFF
Alan Tonkin MAY GEORGES STUDY IN MacGregor & Lisa Hall DISCRETIONARY
Marvin Tonkin ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP General Contribution In Memory Of
Rena & Cheryl Tonkin In Memory Of Given By Helen Blumenthal
Ron & Marcy Tonkin Anna Friedman Michael Adler & Edgar Blumenthal
Albert L. Green H. Myer & Molly Newcomer Richard T.C. Peard
Alan & Nancy Green Jeannette Turteltaub Don & Debbie Spiegel Hillary Barbour
Anselm Boskowitz Albert L. Green Dara & Andrew Wilk In Honor Of
Alfred Wolfe Aaron Blauer Bill, Sydney, Allison & Lisa France
Howard & Frances Wolfe Gerel & Henry Blauer Louis Baer (Bat Mitzvah Appreciation)
Oscar Berman In Honor Of Donna & David Lieberman Ellen & Michael France
Richard Berman Mitzi & Bob Tobias Whitney & Andrew and Jake,
(Anniversary) Elena, & Mia Klonsky RUTH SEMLER
ENDOWMENT FUND Phil Blank (Special Birthday) Pam & Scott Sidell YOUTH ACTIVITIES
In Memory Of Dorothy Reiter Mary & Ken Rait In Memory Of
Stanley Kramer (Special Birthday) Burt Berman
Richard Kramer William & Beverly Galen RABBI ROSE DISCRETIONARY Pearl & Irv Trachtenberg
In Memory Of Larry Semler
ESTELLE DIRECTOR NETTIE DIRECTOR LIBRARY Burton H. Berman Wilma Jane Perlman
SHOLKOFF SCHOLARSHIP BOOK ENDOWMENT Muriel Berman Irwin Blumenfeld
FUND FOR JEWISH In Memory Of Arlene Kaplan Stuart & Carol Lang
EDUCATORS Melvin Shevach Mel & Bernice Shulevitz Augusta Jaffe
In Memory Of Jack & Rose Rosen Wilma Jane Perlman Elaine & Norm Savinar
Wilma Jane Perlman Herman Margolis Claire Grossman David Leveton
Bill, Sydney, Allison & Stuart & Nikki Director Marti & John Rosenthal Richard Garber
Louis Baer In Honor Of Leonard Levinson Gertrude Semler
Melvin Shevach Esther Wayne Sharon & Rick Maloney Henry & Helen Spivak &
Abe & Claire Puziss (Special Birthday) Jacob J. Enkelis Family
Sidney Chucker Kenneth & Delores Kimmel Myra Enkelis Larry Semler
David & Irene Frisch Rose M. Golby
Aaron Michaelson PRESCHOOL Jerome & Carmen Golby
Abe & Claire Puziss In Memory Of Evelyn Nagel SALLY VIDGOFF CAMP SWIG
June Nagel Clara Hochfeld Rose Davis SCHOLARSHIP
Susanne Lewis Rick & Marilyn Gilbert Stanley Nagel In Memory Of
Sandra Lewis & Lillian Zidell Helen Blumenthal Maurice Kramer
James Rosenbaum Patricia Layton Nemer Edgar Blumenthal Ceil Levy
Samuel Zeidman Don & Judy Kramer
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General Contribution Howard Overback Don Spiegel (Special Birthday) Morris Orenstein
Given By Sue Overback Barbara Durkheimer Cohen & Samuel Goldheir
Paul J. Schmidt Eve & Alan Rosenfeld Gary Larsen Bertha Goldheir
Sidney Kaufman Emilie Lavin (B’Nei Mitzvah) Leonore Orenstein
SHABBAT CHILDCARE Corky & Bob Zelinka Muffie Meier In Honor Of
In Memory Of Rose Rebecca Benton General Contribution William Packouz
Meier Rosencrantz Julia Siegel Given By Philip & Fay Blank
Louis Rosencrantz In Honor Of Terry JR Bryant General Contribution
William & Blanche Cohen Rachel Rubin Given By
Jeannette Rubinstein Harry Rubin TEMPLE RESTORATION Adrienne Arnsberg
In Honor Of Mel & Jan Swire In Memory Of
Sandy Kennedy (Naming) Milton Zell SERVICE TO THE BLIND
Rob & Carol Unitan I HAVE A DREAM Jean Zell In Memory Of
In Memory Of Anna Metz
SOCIAL ACTION Kathryn Benaroya
In Memory Of Sarah Horenstein Sisterhood Funds Paul & Lorraine Metz
Wynne Spiegel Joyce & Stan Loeb Arline Hasman
Harriet & George Bodner Sylvia Shlim ALTAR FLOWERS AND ONEG Morris Wolf
Marcel Flaxman Harriet & Jerrold Richard SHABBAT Ervin & Maureen Horenstein
Jane Flaxman William Katz In Memory Of
Morris Schnitzer Pearl & Irv Trachtenberg Sylvia Adler BIKKUR HOLIM -
Stanley Steinberg Joseph Lewis Elizabeth & Ruben J. Menashe HOPE IN LIFE
Gilbert & Thelma Schnitzer Sanford & Elaine Weinstein Jacob Lauterstein In Memory Of
Bess Rittmaster In Honor Of Felice Driesen Nancy Caplan
Joe Lieppman Josh Rose & Christiana King Anna Tobias Elizabeth & Ruben J. Menashe
Harry Rubenstein (Engagement) Mitzi & Bob Tobias
Lois & Gerry Poplack Joyce & Stan Loeb Alfred S.Wolfe
Louis Romoff Nadine Wolfe
In Memory Of
Pearl Adams Funds of the
Ricard & Harriet Maizels
Abe & Claire Puziss
In Honor Of Month
Mitzi Tobias (Special Birthday)
Sidney J.Weiner Kathryn Benaroya Ron & Marcy Tonkin
Abe Weiner Family Stanley Geffen & Altar Flower & Oneg Shabbat Fund
Helen & Norman Stamm
Robert Gilbert Adrienne Souther Geffen Programming, Leadership &
(Grandson’s Graduation) Enrichment Fund.
Rick & Marilyn Gilbert Julius Basinski Doreen & Phillip Margolin
Diana Harrison Rosenfield Alison Senders Lang (Son’s Graduation) Please consider one of these funds
Joe & Dodie Harrison Stuart & Carol Lang Sylvia & Arthur Kaplan when making tributes.WRJ/BIS thanks
Alfred Goodwin Mary Rebecca Kinspel Congregation Beth Israel you for your continued support.
Lottie & Helen Goodwin Stuart Durkheimer (In Appreciation)
In Honor Of Phyllis Rosenthal Jenn Louis
Davia Rubenstein Frank Rosenthal Lisa France (Bat Mitzvah)
(Special Birthday) Saul C. Robinson Her Family
Elizabeth & Ruben J. Menashe Gerald H. Robinson Zachary Borchardt
Don Spiegel (Special Birthday) Harry Rubenstein (Bar Mitzvah) When you make
Louise Clark & Jill Ginsberg Mary G. Weinsoft His Family a Planned Gift to
Jim & Rita Durkheimer Lori Ann Schwab Annie Wolfstone (Bat Mitzvah)
Mark Dohrmann & Herbert & Barbara Schwab Congregation Beth Israel
Her Family you are endowing the future of
Julie Durkheimer Alan Ruben Whitney Marcus Goodman
Bob & Mitzi Tobias Louise Ruben Reform Judaism for our
(Anniversary) Gertrude Semler Congregation.
Ron & Marcy Tonkin Diane & Semler Nudelman It is a right decision for our time,
Jill Ginsberg (In Appreciation) Joseph Haas PRAYER BOOK
and for time to come.
Karen Kranz Jean G. Pierce In Memory Of
Marvin Tonkin THE JEWISH NATION
FOOD FUND Ed, Adam & Nancy Tonkin IS DISTINGUISHED
Beverly & Marty Zell & Family
In Memory Of Norman Berenson BY THREE CHARACTERISTICS;
Burt Berman THEY ARE MERCIFUL,
Herb Bodner May & Thomas T. Georges, Jr. Eve & Alan Rosenfeld THEY ARE MODEST, AND
Maurice & Ilene Goldberg Gerald Lowen Sybil Samuels THEY PERFORM ACTS OF
Father of Jeff Eaton Robert & Evelyn Apte Hy Samuels LOVING KINDNESS.
David & Sally Swire & Family Kurt Hamburger Edwin & Ilaine Cohen BABYLONIAN TALMUD
Gertrude Chucker Howard Freedman Gertrude Mills - YEBAMOT 79A
David & Irene Frisch (Freedman Family Trust) Joe Lieppman
Harry Maizels Rose Rosencrantz Philip & Fay Blank
Arnold & Roslyn Maizels David & Diane Rosencrantz Grace Levitt Please contact the Development
Claire Greenfield Ardyth & Herb Shapiro Miriam Levitt Department at
Rob & Audrey Greenfield In Honor Of Stanley Foster 503-222-1069 for information.
Justin Landauer Jack Shimshak (Recovery) Gerald & Lois Poplack
Robert & Sally Landauer Obie Puziss (Recovery)
Henry Braunsten Jerry & Harriet Shank
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Memorial Samuel R. Planer
Mrs. Manfred Rosenthal
Bernard M. Leeb
David H. Greenberg
Hilda L. Guthman
Joseph M. Constantine
Elsie S. Davidson
Sally De Leon
Anniversaries Alan Ruben
Anna M. Rubenstein
Rose Mirviss Lenske
S. Mason Ehrman
Lori Ann Schwab Stuart Lomsky Regina Kerr Anna Friedman Howard Fishel
May 3 & 4 Dora Sherman Sam A. Mesher Sally Sophia Kirshner Amy R. Goldsmith Arthur W. Frisch
Michael Siegel Frances Nemser Mendel Leveton Albert L. Green Herman Gadye
Karlina Bergman Marvin Tonkin Edward P. Nudelman Gerald Lowen Charlotte Haimsohn Florence Golub
Goodman Bettman Julius Zell Jennie Nudelman Bernice Lubetkin Edward Hupert Alfred Goodwin
Samuel Bissinger Cecelia Zlot Richard T.C. Peard Gertrude Mills Sue Hupert Charles L. Greenblatt
Rose Davis Solomon Plushnick Morris Mizrahi Samuel Irwin Frank Keslin
Abe Freedman Belle Ranik Milton Elias Potter Maurice Kramer Mary Rebecca Kinspel
Harry I. Gevurtz May 10 & 11 Sam Rosenbaum Dorothy Prigohzy Ceil Levy Janice Kohler
Robert Gilbert Meier Rosencrantz Saul C. Robinson Sol Levy Birdye Kopf
Claire Greenfield Harry Arnsberg Diana Harrison Rosenfield Louis Romoff Suzanne Lewis Gladys Kushner
Kurt Hamburger Selma Asher Charles H. Sampson Louis M. Rosencrantz Elise Rosenblum Light Paul Lamfrom
Nate Hasman Henry Braunsten Helen Schnitzer Adolph J. Schneider Miriam Lipman Justin Landauer
Kevin Horenstein Sidney Chucker Rudy Spring Eva Schneider Gilbert Milford Leonard Levinson
Maurie Jacobs Jean V. Cohen Leonard Stein Johanna Slotowsky Evelyn Nagel Joseph Lewis
Edith Josephson Andrew Abe Crystal Stanley I. Steinberg Israel Wald Edwin I. Neustadter Robert MacDougall
William Katz Helen H. Director Milton D.Tarlow Hiram Whiteley Jacob Platt Morris Orenstein
Philip Kleinman Betty Miriam Edelman Martha Whiteley Morris Wolf David Rubin Jake Peizner
Stanley Kramer Leah Estrin Alfred S.Wolfe Nettie Rucka Solomon Picoult
Samuel Labow Dorothy Friedlander Bertha Woolach Samuel Saltzman Arlene Recht
Jacob Lauterstein Zanley F. Galton May 17 & 18 Jacob Trachtenberg Rose L. Rosencrantz
Julius Levenson Amy Gerver Geraldine Warenback Hy Samuels
Charles Levine Rose M. Golby Norma Beinhorn May 24 & 25 Sidney J.Weiner Ida Saperstein
Grace Levitt Alfred Goldfaden Ralph Albert Benaroya Rose Weintraub Gertrude Semler
Herman Margolis Samuel Goldheir Joseph Bergman Donald Allon Bagley Sylvia Shlim
Babbette Mayer Joseph Haas Lois Berlin Max Arnsberg Ethel Heller Spielberg
Janet Lee Maylie Isador Hoffman Seymour Berns Pauline Barkley May 31 & June 1 Anna R.Tobias
Anna Metz Millie Holzman Anselm Boskowitz Fannie Baron Alan Baron Tonkin
Sidney H. Newman Annie Jacobsen Fannie Braunsten Bertha Beck Adrienne Levin Arnsberg Joseph Werlin
Flora Novelli Albert George Kantor Lou Egart Victor Bercovitz Rose R. Benton Ethel Williams
Howard Overback Hyman Kaplan Isidor Finkelman Bert Berliner Aaron Blauer Louis Zacks
Lucy Sue Overback Rachel Kohen Frances Freedman Oscar Berman Gretchen Brown Samuel Zeidman
Max Planer Sophie Kohen Bertha Goldheir Gertrude Chucker Dorothy Sadick Cobb
Judith Epstein on the death of her mother, Lena Rosenblatt Bromberg, who passed away on April 6, 2002.
The family of Mildred Mesher Friendly, who passed away on April 8, 2002.
Edith Goodman,Tom and Alix Goodman, and family on the death of their husband, father and grandfather, Dr. Morton J. Goodman, who passed
away on April 3, 2002.
Sue Friedman, Jewely Sandoz and the family on the death of their mother and grandmother, Nettie Margulis, on April 3, 2002.
Mel and Judy Feinstein, Michael and Darcy Feinstein and families on the death of their niece and cousin, Deborah Arron Jaraslov, who passed away
April 13, 2002, in Seattle,Washington.
The family of Carolyn G. Rosenblatt, who passed away on April 19, 2002.
Margery Cohn, John and Marti Rosenthal and family on the death of their husband, father and grandfather, Edward Cohn, who passed away on
April 22, 2002.
Shirley Gittelsohn, Maurice and Evelyn Georges,Thomas and May Georges, Jr., Pamela Georges, and Thomas and Linda Georges III on the death of
their brother and uncle, Paul Georges, who passed away April 17, 2002, in France.
Irene and David Frisch and family on the death of their daughter, Conny G. Frisch, who passed away on April 17, 2002, in Arizona.
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SCHEDULE OF SERVICES/MAZEL TOV
Schedule of Services Friday Evening, May 24
Shabbat Service, High School Graduation, 7:00 pm,Temple
Daniel Epstein, Carly Heims, Cydney Heims, Rebecca Kane,
Friday Evening, May 3 Laura Kutner, Michael Lambert,Tyler Leinheiser,
Shabbat Service, 7:00 pm,Temple Cate Meeker, Aaron Menashe, Sarah Morrison-Cohen,
Adult B’nei Mitzvah P. Adam Roberts, Andrew Rosenthal, Jamie Schiff, Zachary Stern,
Ingrid J.Welter, Lynn E. Gelber, Emilie J. Lavin, Leslie J. Samuelis, Adam Tannenbaum, Sara Weiner and Julia Winkler
and David Morrison Smith, MD Candles: Marti Rosenthal, Ellena Rosenthal
Candles: Kimberly Anchell, Janice Anchell, Joyce Sisson Ushers:Tim Leinheiser, Michael Tannenbaum
Ushers: Blair Sisson, Kent Sisson, Jonathan Anchell, Rick Gilbert, Oneg on Temple lawn sponsored by families of the 5762 High School
Alan Rosenfeld Graduating Class.
Oneg in Lipman Foyer sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Melvin Anchell, and
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Sisson in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their Saturday Morning, May 25
granddaughter, Kayla Anchell. Shabbat Service, 10:30 am,Temple
Bar Mitzvah of Cole Wekselblatt
Saturday Morning, May 4 Ushers: Sandy Klein,Wolf Van Atta
Shabbat Service, 10:30 am,Temple Torah Portion: Numbers 6:1-7:89
Bat Mitzvah of Kayla Anchell
Ushers: Blair Sisson, Kent Sisson, Jonathan Anchell, Rick Gilbert Friday Evening, May 31
Junior Congregation, 10:30 am, Pollin Chapel Shabbat Service, 6:00 pm,Temple
Torah Portion: Leviticus 25:1-27:34 Candles: Shirley Adler
Ushers: Rich Gillman, Alan Miller, Jack Heims
Friday Evening, May 10 Kiddush in Lipman Foyer sponsored by David Adler and Marcy Edwards
Tot Shabbat Service, 6:00 pm, Pollin Chapel in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Alyssa Marie Adler
4 & 5 Year Class Graduation
Ben Arqueros, Sean Bailey, Samson Criscuolo, Adrian Don, Saturday Morning, June 1
Sophia Feinstein, Mia Klonsky, Jill Low, Cameron McKeown, Shabbat Service, 10:30 am,Temple
Sydney Sidell, Josua Slocum, Natalie Swire, Kimberly Waldman Bat Mitzvah of Alyssa Marie Adler
and Jacob Wilk Ushers: Rich Gillman, Richard Moses
Oneg in Lipman Foyer Torah Portion: Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Shabbat Service, 7:30 pm, Pollin Chapel Junior Congregation, 10:30 am, Pollin Chapel
Candles: Rena Rothlein, Joan Rothlein, Shayna Rothlein
Ushers: Shayna Rothlein, Rebecca Fleischman, Richard Weill
Oneg in Lipman Foyer sponsored by Dr. Bernard and Rena Rothlein in
honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Leah Rothlein.
Mazel Tov to…
Saturday Morning, May 11
Shabbat Service, 10:30 am,Temple Ilaine and Edward Cohen on the birth of their granddaughter, Caroline
Bat Mitzvah of Leah Rothlein Rose, on February 14, 2002. Stuart and Barbara Cohen are the parents.
Ushers: Shayna Rothlein, Emily Gillman, Michael Seikirk,
Maki Katsumoto, Lynn Katsumoto, Richard Weill May she grow in health and wisdom and be a source of strength to her
Torah Portion: Numbers 1:1-4:20 family and all humankind.
Friday, May 17 Marla London and Jeff Eaton who were married on April 13, 2002, in
Shavuot Service, 10:30 am, Pollin Chapel Portland. Marla is the daughter of Ralph and Bobbi London.
Confirmation, 7:00 pm,Temple
Daniel Acee, Jaclyn Bick, Anya Bogorad, Brandon Edelman, Julie Bonime and Fred Braden on their marriage on April 7, officiated
Jamie France, Emily Gillman, Alia Gurtov, Rachel Haber, Alica Hunt, by Rabbi Rose and Cantor Schiff in the Temple. Julie is the daughter of
Jonathan Irwin, Matthew King, Michael Levy, Andrea Menashe, Joanne Bonime and the late Mortimer Bonime.
Katherine Millsap, Mark Robinowitz, Scott Rosenthal,
Shayna Rothlein, Megan Sandoz, Alexander Sarasohn, Michael Selkirk
and Jacob Shleifer
Candles: Rebecca Bogorad, Anya Bogorad, Evelyn Kimbrell
Ushers: Les Bick, Michael Edelman and Joe Menashe
Oneg on Temple lawn co-sponsored by Jerry and Rebecca Bogorad in This Month We Welcome These New Members!
honor of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Chaya Bogorad, and the
families of the 5762 Confirmation Class. • Michael & Brenda Marks
Saturday Morning, May 18
Shabbat Service, 10:30 am,Temple
Bat Mitzvah of Chaya Bogorad
Ushers: James Anchell, Kayla Anchell, Payal Patel, Shayna Rothlein,
Torah Portion: Numbers 4:21-5:31
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C ONGREGATION B ETH I SRAEL
May 2002 IYAR ~ SIVAN 5762
sunday monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday
1 19 Iyar 2 20 Iyar 3 21 Iyar 4 22 Iyar
Annual Meeting Adult B’nei Mitzvah
Torah Study 9:00am SBR
Adult B’nei Mitzvah Shabbat Service
Ivriyah 6:30pm 7:00pm Temple 10:30am Temple
May 31 Midrasha 6:30pm
Intro to Judaism
Bat Mitzvah of
7:00 pm Goodman Hall Jr. Congregation
5 23 Iyar 6 24 Iyar 7 25 Iyar 8 26 Iyar 9 27 Iyar 10 28 Iyar 11 29 Iyar
CJE Hebrew III 9:00am Ivriyah 6:30pm Temple Tots Midrasha 6:30pm Minyan Deadline for Torah Study 9:00am SBR
9:30am MR 12:30pm PC June Bulletin
Challah Baking 9:00 – 12:00
Sisterhood Board Social Action Shabbat Service 10:30am PC
Religious School 9:15-12:15 7:00pm SBR Council Ivriyah 6:30pm Tot Shabbat
11:00am SBR 6:00pm PC Bat Mitzvah of Leah Rothlein
BarM I 9:15-10:45 Board of Trustees
Library Committee 9:30am LB Minyan 7:00pm SBR Shabbat Service Confirmation Retreat
12:30pm PC 7:30pm PC 12:30-4:00pm Temple
BarM II 10:45-12:15 Talmud Study
12 1 Sivan 13 2 Sivan 14 3 Sivan 15 4 Sivan 16 5 Sivan 17 6 Sivan 18 7 Sivan
CJE Hebrew III 9:00am Ivriyah 6:30pm Social Action Ed & Youth Erev Shavuot Shavuot Torah Study 9:00am SBR
Religious School 9:15-12:15 Shavuot Morning
Critical Issues 11:00am SBR 11:45am SBR Minyan Shabbat Service
Service 10:30am PC
BarM I 9:15-10:45 Board 7:00pm SBR 12:30pm PC 10:30am Temple
Minyan Final Midrasha Shabbat Service
BarM II 10:45-12:15
12:30pm PC 6:30pm Ivriyah 6:30pm and Confirmation Bat Mitzvah of Chaya Bogorad
Rosh Chodesh 5:00pm PC 7:00pm Temple
19 8 Sivan 20 9 Sivan 21 10 Sivan 22 11 Sivan 23 12 Sivan 24 13 Sivan 25 14 Sivan
CJE Hebrew III 9:00am Ivriyah 6:30pm Minyan 5:30pm - 8:30pm Minyan 12:30pm PC Shabbat Service Torah Study 9:00am SBR
12:30pm PC Teacher Clean-up and High School
Religious School – Ivriyah 6:30pm Graduation Shabbat Service
Last Day Picnic 7:00pm Temple 10:30am Temple
BarM I 9:15-10:45 Bar Mitzvah of
Book Group 9:30am
BarM II 10:45-12:15
26 15 Sivan 27 16 Sivan 28 17 Sivan 29 18 Sivan 30 19 Sivan 31 20 Sivan June 1 21 Sivan
Shabbat Service Torah Study 9:00am SBR
No Ivriyah Minyan 12:30pm PC Minyan 12:30pm PC
No Preschool Talmud 1:00 SBR Intro to Judaism Shabbat Service
CBI Annual Meeting
7:00pm PC 7:00pm GH
Closed Ivriyah 6:30pm Dor Hadach Bat Mitzvah of
Shabbatini Alyssa Marie Adler
(Junior Youth Group)
Class Picnic Junior Congregation
Preschool 3’s & 4’s
Location Key BA = Blumauer Auditorium GH = Goodman Hall LB = Library LF5 Lipman Foyer MR = Miller Room PC = Pollin Chapel SBR = Semler Board Room
SC = Shemanski Chapel SEC = Sherman Education Center
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