A Progressive Jewish Congregation in Portland, Oregon
Shir Tikvah Office: 503-473-8227

Special Events

Shanah Tovah Tikateyvu

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September 1st @ 8:00 PM. Encounter the special prayers and songs of the High Holy Days in preparation for the Days of Awe, beginning with Havdalah. Bring your makhzor or borrow one. All are welcome.

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RSVP for High Holy Days

Members – please let us know what services you would like to attend. You’ll find the RSVP form HERE.

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Jewish Gender Support Group Starting

August 8th  4:30 pm-5:30 pm  This is an informal support group for those Jewish young adults, ages 13-20, who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming/non-binary. You do not need to be affiliated with Congregation Shir Tikvah to attend. This is not a replacement for professional mental health services but will serve as a place for like-minded folks to get together and share their experiences. We have an amazing community and many of us have supportive family and friends, but there is nothing like being able to sit with others who are in a similar place and share in each other’s transness and non-binaryness. Join us for an hour for hanging out and talking and support! There will be some nosh because we are Jews after all 🙂 The group will be facilitated by Rabbinic Intern Davina Bookbinder, a proud Jewish trans woman herself.  

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Kabbalat Shabbat Potluck

This Friday night – join us at 6:30 pm for candles, singing and a communal meal. Wondering what to bring? Beverage of your choice and the following, according to your last name: A-H: Soup or Pasta I-T: Salad or Veggies U-Z: Dessert Shir Tikvah respects kashrut in our communal gatherings. All dishes must be vegetarian/dairy.

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Shir Dance-A-Lot. . . or a little

This May, Shir Tikvah will host a very special evening of food, wine, music and dancing to benefit our congregation. Your support is critical. Shir Dance-A-Lot is a celebration featuring one of Portland’s preeminent entertainers, Poison Waters.   Join us at Coopers Hall for a wonderful time together. Music provided by Pace Mobile DJ. Raffle baskets, a wine wall and more. Tickets HERE. Sunday, May 6th @ 5:00 PM Coopers Hall 404 SE 6th Avenue

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Congregational First Night Seder

March 30th Doors open at 5:30 pm Seder begins at 6:00 pm Members: Check your Week’s Worth e-newsletter for the link to RSVP. RSVPs due by Tuesday, March 20th.

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Purim at Shir Tikvah

It’s that time of the year again! Put on a costume, stuff yourselves with cookies and wine and listen to the epic story of the Jewish people’s triumph over misogynistic, power-hungry anti-Semites. We have two events this year: our family-friendly Purim Celebration & Dinner requires an RSVP. Our Adult Adloyada does not. Wednesday, February 28th at the synagogue Family Purim Spiel & Great Yiddish Baking Show Hamantaschen Contest 6:00 – 6:30 Macaroni and Cheese dinner. BYOB and cookies to share. 6:30 – 7:00 Megillah 7:00 – 7:30  Dessert Adult Adloyadah. 7:30 pm. BYOB and bring a nosh to share.   Our Family Friendly celebration Members and Nashira Project Families register HERE Guests to Shir Tikvah register HERE. $9/individual or $18/family The Great Yiddish Baking Show Categories: Biggest Smallest Best Isosceles Triangle Most Exploded Showstopper: one single perfectly formed DOUBLE-DECKER hamantaschen with a filling Mary Berry would love. Adult Adloyada  Wednesday, February 28th Megillah

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Cinema Tikvah Presents

James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” January 27 @ 6:30 pm Join us for Havdalah followed by the film and discussion. James Baldwin, one of the luminaries of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, was an out bisexual Black man, speaker, writer, and movement organizer. “I Am Not Your Negro” shows how much of his gentle challenge remains unmet by good white people striving to do right. We’ll use this film, showcasing Baldwin’s wisdom and generosity, as a springboard for continuing our shared conversations about racial justice.

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Never Again: A Jewish Response to the Rohingya Crisis 

Monday, January 29th 6:30-8:30 PM Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education 724 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209 The Royingya are a majority Muslim ethnic minority who have been ruthlessly oppressed by the Myanmar military, suffering indiscriminate killings, forced evacuations, rape and other forms of violence. Approximately 700,000 Royingya have been forced to flee their homes since August and only about 400,000 Rohingya remain in Burma. 120,000 of those are kept in concentration camps. The UN has called it a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing.  Others have called it genocide. We can all agree that brutal persecution of the Rohingya people must stop. Join us to learn about the history of the conflict and present state of affairs from Yusuf Iqbal, President of Americans for Rohingya. Rabbi Joshua Rose, Congregation Shaarie Torah, will offer a reflection on a Jewish view of the crisis and Professor Amanda Byron, Holocaust and

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