A Progressive Jewish Congregation in Portland, Oregon
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Special Events

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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Share the Gift of Light

Sunday, December 17th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Candlelighting around 6:00 Live Music Happy Hour around 6:30 pm 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. Upstairs – The Ultimate Dreidel Smackdown makes a return, with other games and activities to chat over. Downstairs – We’ll be baking cookies, spinning the dreidel and scoring some gelt. Child care (and a movie) will be provided downstairs around 6:30 as we transition to a more adult atmosphere upstairs. Members RSVP HERE Guest Families RSVP HERE

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Eastside Jewish Community Conversations

The Board of the EJC is holding community conversations to get input from Jews living on the East side of Portland. They (and potential donors) need to hear from you! Sunday, October 22, 4-6pm Mt Scott Community Center 5530 SE 72nd Ave Sunday, November 12, 2-4pmTaborspace 5441 SE Belmont St Tuesday, November 14, 6-8pmMcMenamins Kennedy School 5736 NE 33rd Ave Make sure to RSVP at the following link. Participation cannot be guaranteed without an RSVP, since space will be limited.  http://bit.ly/2xJlUjj. This process is endorsed by many Jewish organizations in town, including Congregation Neveh Shalom, the Jewish Federation of Portland, Portland Jewish Academy and more.

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Sukkot Celebration and Annual Meeting

Come decorate the Sukkah with us! We’re shaking things up a little bit – instead of cider, this year we’ll be making applesauce to celebrate the season. Bring a harvest-themed nosh to share and stay for the Annual Meeting, where Steering Committee members will share the state of the congregation with everyone. 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 8th.

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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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