Important Announcement About
Changes at B’nai Portland

  • What Changed?: B’nai Portland has surrendered its 501c3 status.
  • Why did B’nai Portland make this change?: Since the tax laws have changed, most tax-payers will no longer be able to claim their charitable donations as itemized deductions. We also felt we could still fulfill our mission without a formal board of directors. That said, many of our board members pledge to continue to support our work.
  • What does this mean to me?: We continue to count on your generosity to help us cover costs of technology for virtual service, venues for in-person services, school supplies, administrative costs, etc. You will still receive thank-you notes in acknowledgment of your generosity.
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Check out the congregant Blogs on the right side of this page! Currently featuring essays from Hester Mishkin on her conversion and wedding with husband Andy under the Chuppah and Jen Levin on her conversion.