Portland, February 8th, 2015. A capacity crowd of over 500 people filled the space at Castaway to truly get a Taste of Temple. Event co-chair Tony Urdes embraced CBI’s engaging clergy Rabbi Rachel Joseph, Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, wife and co-chair Bianca Urdes and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana. Congregation Beth Israel’s 4th annual friendraiser and FUNdraiser brought together a dynamic and multifaceted committee that recruited 40 of the top restaurants, wineries, distillers and brewers to get up close and personal with those attending this ever-popular event. (Photo credit: David Kinder, Kinderpics Photography)
From Congregation Beth Israel:
Beneath our dome is a spiritual home, a place of community and friendship, a place to be inspired through prayer, a place for lifelong learning, and a place where every person makes a difference.
Congregation Beth Israel is proud to be a part of the Portland community since our founding in 1858. We are affiliated with the Reform Movement through the Union for Reform Judaism.
Congregation Beth Israel is the leading voice of Reform Judaism in Oregon.
We are dedicated to:
- Improving our World through Education, Leadership and Inspiration
- Promoting Traditional Jewish Values of Respect, Justice and Compassion
- Providing an Environment that Inspires Worship, Spirituality and Celebration across the Generations
- Fostering a relationship to God and deepening our connection to Judaism