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1000 Ministers March for Justice

Monday, August 28 11:00 am, Terry Shrunk Federal Plaza Rabbi Ariel Stone invites you to join her if you are able to march in defense of  justice. Bring a shofar if you have one, for we will be sounding the alarm. Wear a tallit or kippah.  There will be a march in Washington DC called by people of faith, called 1000 Ministers March for Justice  This march protests the unjust acts of the current administration and its department of justice. They will rally at the status of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and proceed to the Department of Justice building. We in Portland join with cities around the nation to hold our own gatherings at the same time. Our gathering of peoples of faith will begin at the Federal Schrunk Plaza. After an opening prayer, the march will proceed silently past the Multnomah County Courthouse, the US Federal Court where immigration cases

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Second Night Congregational Seder

Tuesday, April 11th Doors open at @ 5:30 pm Our planned potluck moves back to the shul this year.  Bring a dish to share, a pillow for comfort, and your choice of fruit of the vine (wine or juice.)  Need a Haggadah? See the sidebar. This year, space will be limited to members and their immediate families, as well as all registered Nashira students. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we will be capping attendance at this event, which we expect to be full.  RSVP TODAY TO ENSURE A SPOT and to find out what to bring.  

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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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You Shall Not Oppress the Stranger

Rabbi Ariel gave the following speech at an interfaith press conference on January 27th. Sacred ancient scriptures of Judaism, shared by Islam and adopted by Christianity, proclaim no less than thirty-six times, “You shall not oppress the stranger. You know the feelings of the stranger, for you have been strangers yourself.” Sacred American scriptures are engraved on the Statue that stands in New York Harbor, a statue whose full name is Liberty Enlightening the World. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The Jewish community rejects the efforts of the Trump Administration to trick us into blaming our problems on helpless, stateless human beings who seek refuge with us. We condemn the banning of immigrants to our shores as immoral, as counterproductive, as

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Rabbi’s Remarks

For anyone who couldn’t make it to Pioneer Square on the 27th, Pam Vergun posted this video of Rabbi Ariel’s remarks. “Jews of Portland Support,” Pam writes in her description of the video, “brought together Jews and others for a public gathering with this important purpose: Post-election night, and now more than even, we must support and care for our Mother Earth, the LGBTQ Community, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and most importantly, our Islamic brothers and sisters. We must care for and support one another, and walk side by side with anyone who feels threatened and scared.”

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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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High Holy Days 5777

ketivah v’hatimah tovah May you be written and sealed for a good year   MEMBERS: For our schedule of holidays services, click HERE. RSVP HERE with the number of family members and the services you will be attending. NON-MEMBERS: We are able to welcome you the following services: Rosh Hashanah Family Services – FULL October 3rd at 1:00 pm We are no longer taking reservations for this service. Tashlikh at Sellwood Waterfront Park October 3rd at 3:00 pm RSVP HERE Yom Kippur Family Services October 12th at 1:00 pm RSVP HERE Yom Kippur Afternoon and Break the Fast October 12th – Kirtan (Musaf) Service @ 3:00pm RSVP HERE

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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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Tikkun Olam Shabbat

We need your helping hands on August 6th. After Shabbat services and a brown back lunch, we’ll be packing “Welcome Boxes” for foster children. Now, more than ever, we are aware of how many needs there are in the world. We often feel powerless to help. But this time of year, as we start to remember the destruction of our sacred Temple in Jerusalem, Shir Tikvah recognizes that each and every one of us can help repair the world. According to the non-profit Embrace Oregon, there are over 2,000 children currently in foster care in the Portland-metro area. They spend an average of 19 months in care. “Welcome Boxes” distributed by Embrace Oregon – full of toiletries, snacks and extras – can help them as they transition to new situations. Each box will also include hand-written notes of encouragement which may be the most important thing of all. This project was brought to

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Visiting Scholars’ Weekend

Kavanah: Pray Like You Mean It May 20th and 21st Rabbi Jonathan Kligler For a full description of this special Shabbat experience, click HERE Tales of the Spirit Rising May 23rd @ 6:30 PM Rabbi Arthur Waskow Rabbi Phyllis Berman For a full description and to RSVP for this special evening, click HERE.

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