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

Special Events

My Neighborhood: A visit from Palestinian peace activist Manar Vosgueritchian

September 13th @ 7:00 pm Join the Shir Tikvah community for a screening of the award winning “My Neighborhood” documentary and a talk by Manar Wahhab Vosgueritchian, co-founder of House of Hope, an elementary school and trauma support center in the West Bank village of Bethany. Ms. Wahhab Vosgueritchian will discuss and demonstrate the art and music therapy she provides to young Palestinian House of Hope students, many of whom struggle with trauma from the surrounding conflict.   About My Neighborhood (25 min.) Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, who are leading a campaign of court-sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area. My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed as he comes of age and chronicles the resolve

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Shabbat In the Park

August 11th @ 6:00 pm Fernhill Park near 37th and Ainsworth Join us for the wonder that is Portland in the summertime. Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy erev Shabbat with live music and good friends. With the exception of service animals, we kindly ask you to leave dogs at home.

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Erev Shavuot at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Morning services here at shul – bring a dairy nosh to share. May 30th    7:30 pm – 12 am at Congregation Neveh Shalom Interfaith Torah Shavuot Exploration – Esteemed scholars and clergy of different religions will give various talks about how the Torah centered principles of kindness, civility and caring; conversation & dialog and mutual responsibility find expression in their faiths and traditions. Rabbi Ariel will be on a panel at 10:00 pm. June 1 @ 10:00 am at Congregation Shir Tikvah Hear the Aseret haDibrot, the ‘Ten Utterances,’ sing the Festival Hallel, and remember our beloved dead with Yizkor. It’s traditionally a dairy holiday – think blintzes, kugel, and yes, ice cream; bring your favorite dairy dish to share (we’ll provide the plates and forks).

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Shir La La Land

A Night to Lift Your Spirits Benefiting Shir Tikvah Sunday, May 21st @ 5:00 pm Cooper’s Hall – 404 SE 6th Avenue Laughter and Stories by David Fuks Music and Dancing by Pace Mobile DJ Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres Festive Attire THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Email the office at [email protected] to be added to the wait list. To purchase tickets for our amazing raffle, click here. In our community,  members contribute so much more than money. However, in order to continue offering our current full range of programs, we do need additional financial support. We have been offered a matching grant of $5,000 for this event. We look forward to this very special celebration full of music and fun.  

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When We Were Strangers

A Kley Kodesh Kirtan Friday, April 14th With Rabbi Ariel, J.D. Kleinke and Eric Stern Doors open at 6:00 pm B’kol Dor Vador In every generation we are to know ourselves as refugees. How did your family get to the United States? Share stories and song with your fellow congregants. Everyone is welcome at our Passover Kirtan celebrating immigrants and refugees. Seder themed refreshments will be served. RSVP HERE We’re seeking displays to enrich this special service. If you have pictures or special objects you’d be willing to lend in remembrance of a family member, please contact Katie.

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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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