A Progressive Jewish Congregation in Portland, Oregon
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Purim 5777

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. I’ll bet Esther was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted. We have two events this year: our family-friendly Purim Celebration & Dinner requires an RSVP. Our Adult Adloyada does not. RSVP for Members: Purim Celebration & Dinner RSVP for Guests: Purim Celebration & Dinner Our Family Friendly celebration We’re going international this year – come prepared to learn some new customs! Saturday, March 11th Doors open at 5:00 pm Pasta Dinner @ 5:30 pm Purim Spiel @ 6:15 pm BYOB & an entry for our 5777 Hamantaschen Contest. Categories this year:  Most Triangular Smallest Largest Most Exploded Most Likely to Be Eaten at a Protest Adult Adloyada & Pots and Pans for Purim Saturday, March 11th Megillah Reading @ 7:30

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Celebrate the New Year of the Trees

We’ll be celebrating Tu B’Shevat Friday night with a fruitful community-led dessert Seder. Join us at 6:30pm for poems, prayers and more. Sending a refuah shlema to J.D. Kleinke, who is sick with the flu – no Kley Kodesh Kirtan this month.

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Pub Talk: Judaism and Resistance

 You’ll find our Rabbi Ariel Stone and Rabbi Tzvi Fischer of the Portland Kollel  on Wednesday, January 18 @ 7:00 pm – at the Blackbird Wine Shop at 4323 NE Fremont.  RSVP HERE When the law of the land is unjust, what should Jews do? Learn, consider and discuss the Jewish roots of civil resistance to social injustice. Cash Bar, Free Snacks

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Hanukkah Open House

Wednesday, December 28th 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Candlelighting @ 5:30 Jazz Happy Hour starting at 6:30 pm L’Chaverim will be on hand to provide some festive sounds! MEMBERS: Bring a veggie/dairy nosh to share, along with your favorite beverage. GUESTS: $18/Guest Family or $9/person. Guest Registration Our doors will be open for the whole evening for folks to come and go as they please. We’ll have light latke appetizers for everyone all evening. The Ultimate Dreidel Smackdown makes a return, along with family friendly activities upstairs and down. Child care (and a movie) will be provided downstairs at 6:30 as we transition to a more adult atmosphere upstairs.      

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Kabbalat Shabbat Potluck

Welcome in Shabbat with a fun family-style vegetarian potluck at Shir Tikvah. Dinner will be downstairs –  it will take the place of Friday night tefillah. November 18th at 6:30 pm Leora and Miles will be sharing their Shabbat observance with the group. Children are WELCOME! (You are responsible for children you bring, including clean-up.) Bring drinks for your family AND If your last name begins with. . . J-P bring dessert. Q-Z bring soup (in a crock pot) or pasta. A-I  bring a salad or veggies. Shir Tikvah will supply the hallah and candles for candle lighting.

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By The Shore of a Western Sea

  A gender rebalanced, egalitarian interpretive translation of the traditional Daily Siddur, the Jewish prayer book for weekdays. Print on Demand: Order yours now Join author Miles Hochstein and Rabbi Ariel for a test drive. Wednesday, November 9 at  7:00 pm Jewish prayers are usually communal, but sometimes we daven(pray) alone. This book is meant to help you explore those times. Each prayer and meditation is presented as an English language poem, opposite the traditional Hebrew prayer on which it is based. The siddur includes “A Guide to Daily Choices” suggesting ways to integrate these poems, prayers and meditation practices into the six days of our daily life.

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Yom Kippur Break the Fast

Break the Fast with us? Our members will provide a delicious potluck after services conclude. Members: sign up for your preferred dish HERE. Non-members: For insurance purposes, we need you to make a financial contribution rather than bringing food. Please sign up and make your donation HERE.

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Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

6:30 pm – Members only (Sorry for any earlier confusion about the time.)

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Selikhot Death Cafe

Saturday, September 24 7-9 pm Members only Selikhot is a time for Jews to gather to turn our thoughts to the themes of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur: our acts and their consequences, our fleeting time on the earth, and the meaning of our lives. Selikhot is traditionally observed with evening prayers of repentance and atonement.   At a Death Café, people gather to drink wine or tea, have a nosh, and talk about death. The objective, as the Death Café creators put it, is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping us make the most of our [finite] lives”. A Death Café is facilitated by a trained moderator – it is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a confidential discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Please note that this is an adult event for

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Doorways into the Days of Awe

There are many doors that open into preparing spiritually for the High Holy Days – choose yours and join us! Shir Tikvah gathers to prepare ourselves for High Holy Days during the month of Elul. Choose among these diverse opportunities to deepen your spiritual awareness and focus. All events at Shir Tikvah unless noted.     A Tribute Ride for Gino Bartali: Simkha Cycla-thon and Shofar Blowing Clinic Sunday, September 11 8 am-start of longest ride Buxton Trailhead, Banks-Vernonia State Trail Shir Tikvah’s Annual multi-level cyclathon for all ages and abilities; this year our ride tells the story of an Italian cyclist who saved Jewish lives during WWII. Non-riders are welcome to join us to volunteer for ride support if you are able, or just to come for the picnic, the live music, the shofar blowing clinic, and the crazy great raffle prizes. Airfare to Italy, anyone? Find all about

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