Tagged Congregation Beth Israel

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service

  Congregation Beth Israel will hold their annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat Service on Jan. 14 at 6 pm. In the past, CBI has honored Dr. King’s memory, work and enduring legacy by hosting leaders of the Civil Rights Movement such as Congressman John Lewis, activist and journalist Myrlie Evers-Williams and acclaimed public…


Josh Kashinsky Picked as UpStart Cohort

  UpStart is proud to announce the 52 professionals accepted into the four national cohorts of its Change Accelerator program. UpStart’s Change Accelerator equips intrapreneurs – the bold leaders making meaningful change within our community’s Jewish institutions – to employ an entrepreneur’s mindset, change course quickly, and develop creative solutions to meet the current moment….


Three Rabbis Who Shaped a City

Photo: From left Emanuel Rose, Yonah Geller and Joshua Stampfer. Courtesy Oregon Public Broadcasting Beginning in the 1950s, when Portland had far fewer coffee shops and most people had never touched a computer, three men arrived, all with the same vocation, to begin work that would impact the lives of thousands of Oregonians. All three…


Portland’s Tony Urdes Convenes with North American Jewish Leaders

Tony Urdes from Congregation Beth Israel in Portland joined more than 45 presidents and presidents-elect from Reform congregations throughout North America for the Union for Reform Judaism’s 22nd Annual Scheidt Seminar in La Jolla, CA to discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems, explore Torah-based governance, improve leadership skills, network, and share successful program ideas. Dozens…


MJCC hosts tiny homes builders

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center has granted Cascadia Clusters permission to use the northern edge of the playing field as a site to build “tiny houses.” These structures will be moved to other locations as they are completed. Cascadia Clusters was founded by Andy Olshin, who developed his concept and displayed two tiny homes built…


Biz Ins & Outs June 2018

  Ahavath Achim sells Barbur building On April 13, Congregation Ahavath Achim sold its synagogue on Barbur Boulevard to TriMet. Tri-Met has leased the synagogue back to the congregation to use until the congregation’s new synagogue in Hillsdale is completed. The area is slated for development of Westside Light Rail, including a transit stop for…