Portland, January 31st, 2016. It was a sellout crowd at Congregation Beth Israel’s 5th annual “Taste of Temple” friendraiser and fundraiser. On hand for the event were Bianca Urdes, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, Rabbi Rachel L. Joseph, and Tony Urdes. This annual event supports programs and services provided by the largest Reform congregation in Oregon, while encouraging attendees to support the gracious local chefs, vintners, brewers and distillers who are featured each year. The event netted over $45,000 for the 157 year old congregation. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus)

The 5th Annual Event was a sellout.

The 5th Annual Event was a sellout.

The Executive Chef for the event was Jason Waxman.

The Executive Chef for the event was Jason Waxman.

Taste of Temple 2016 was excited to feature:

Al Fresco Catering by Sheraton
BatchPDX Chocolates
The Benson Hotel
The Bent Brick
Boke Bowl
Century Catering
The Fireside
Fish Sauce
Gigi’s Cafe/Gaufre Gourmet
Irving Street Kitchen
Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen
Meriwether’s Restaurant and Skyline Farm
Oregon Jewish Life’s Chef’s Corner feat Lisa Glickman
Mediterranean Exploration Company
Mi Mero Mole
Park Kitchen
Pearl Catering
Ringside Hospitality Group
Ruby Jewel
Verde Cocina
Ken’s Artisan Bread
Benessere Olive Oils

And to drink…
Archery Summit Winery
Apolloni Vineyards
Andrew Rich Wines
Balboa Winery
Clear Creek Distillery
Eastside Distilling
Lompoc Brewing Company
Rogue Ales & Spirits
Ambacht Brewing
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Happy Cup Coffee
Hot Lips Soda (by Hot Lips Pizza)

From Temple Beth Israel:

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. While our history provides us with a rich heritage, embracing new congregants ensures that we will be here to serve generations to come.

We are delighted that you are interested in becoming part of the Congregation Beth Israel family. Our members come from all walks of life. We welcome Jewish singles and single parents, Jewish students, non-Jewish spouses and partners, Jews of color, LGBTQ and Jewish families in all their diversity committed to having a Jewish home and to raising their children as Jews. Our programs are designed to meet the diverse spiritual, religious, education and social needs of our members.

Look around our website, stop by and visit our campus, and give us a call at 503-222-1069 to learn more about becoming a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Our doors are always open to you.

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