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

Special Events

Solidarity Shabbat

Saturday, November 3 10:30am – 12:30pm 7550 NE Irving St (same building as Bridgeport United Church of Christ) Please join us this morning for Show Up for Shabbat, a time to come together to show solidarity with the Tree of Life synagogue and to send the message that love triumphs over hate. Dress at our shul is casual. Generally speaking, wear clothes that you will be comfortable in. Business casual is a good rule to go by. Traditional greetings for the morning are ‘Good Shabbos’ or ‘Shabbat Shalom’. When you come in, please pick up a siddur (prayer book.) The prayers are said in Hebrew, but there are both transliterations and translations for you to follow. There are kippot (traditional headcoverings) on the table, but they are not required. Tallitot (prayer shawls) are worn by Jews who are past the age of bar/bit mitzvah.

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Hazak hazak v’nithazek

We are in mourning. We will grieve our dead. We will not give up our vision for a humanity united in peace. hazak hazak v’nithazek, be strong and let us strengthen each other.

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Vigil of Mourning and Solidarity

Shalom shalom to those far and those near, We are in mourning. We are horrified and we are wounded. We will come together in many places of gathering. Vigils are called for many places already. If you find yourself compelled and if a location on the East Side of Portland is most welcome to you, you are welcome: Vigil of mourning and solidarity – 5pm Sunday October 28 at Shir Tikvah 7550 NE Irving Street Portland OR  We are in mourning. We will grieve our dead. We will not give up our vision for a humanity united in peace.   hazak hazak v’nithazek, be strong and let us strengthen each other.

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Shanah Tovah Tikateyvu

You’ll find all of our services HERE.

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Selikhot

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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