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Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders

1972 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 13 2018
    Meeting the Challenge of American Immigration

    In the moment when there is increasing momentum and support for legislative action to address immigration, Ali Noorani will discuss his book, There Goes the Neighborhood, a counter-intuitive exploration of the challenges immigration brings to American communities and how to overcome them. For this book, Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum and sought-after commentator, interviewed nearly sixty politically conservative or moderate leaders from law enforcement, business, immigrant, and faith communities to illustrate the challenges and opportunities they face. This discussion will focus on the role of culture and values in America’s immigration debate, and how diverse communities work to make America a welcome place for long-established citizens and new arrivals alike.

    This event is co-hosted by ACLU of Oregon, CAPACES Leadership Institute, Catholic Charities of Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Latino Network, Metropolitan Group, Neil Kelly Company, Oregon Association of Nurseries, PCUN, St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church of Portland.

  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    Jeffrey Rosen: The Future of the Supreme Court: Are We at a Tipping Point?”

    Congregation Beth Israel is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Rosen as our 2017 Oseran Family Lecturer on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Main Sanctuary. The title of Mr. Rosen’s presentation will be “The Future of the Supreme Court: Are We at a Tipping Point?”

    Jeffrey Rosen is president and chief executive of the National Constitution Center. Mr. Rosen, a renowned journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, has been named one of the ten best magazine journalists in America by the Chicago Tribune and lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”

    In addition to his leadership at the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis,” he is a professor at The George Washington University Law School, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. His latest book, Louis Brandeis: American Prophet, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis’s Supreme Court confirmation.

    This event is free and open to the community. No RSVPs are necessary. Parking is available at the Metropolitan Learning Center at NW Glisan and 21st streets.