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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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The Mitzvah of Ma’ot Hittin

As we prepare ourselves spiritually and physically for Pesakh, it is Shir Tikvah’s minhag to consider a short weekly teaching on a central focus of the holy day to come. One of the most important lines in the Pesakh Seder is kol dikhfin yeytey v’yekhol, “let all who are hungry come and eat”. While some of us worry about which grains or what grains or no grains in our diets, there are some who go without against their will. It is an ancient Jewish ethic to ensure that all have what they need to celebrate the Festival of Freedom. We fulfill the mitzvah ofMa’ot Hittin, “money for wheat”, by donating to support the effort to get matzah into every Jew’s hands for the Seder. For many years Shir Tikvah has participated in our Jewish community’s Ma’ot Hittin collection both by donating money and by packing boxes. Find out more HERE. We can’t

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PESAKH 5776

Congregational Seder – a coordinated potluck April 23rd – Doors open at 5:30 pm German-American Society This event is currently full. Contact the office at 503.473.8227 to be inquire about the status of the wait list.   Sefirat HaOmer / Counting the Omer An Invitation to Mindfulness and Personal Growth From Tivona Reith and Shir Tikvah Starting the night of Saturday, April 23! More Details HERE LGBTQ STUDY SEDER April 24th @ 5:00 pm – downstairs in the Beit Midrash With Rabbi Ariel and Aaron Raz Link Leviticus forbids us from pretending that a man who has sex with men is “a woman.” Queer lives aren’t mimics of heterosexual ones. So given that the customs of mitzrayim are forbidden, what kind of life, family, community can queer people create in the wilderness? How do we celebrate leaving the only culture of home we know, which has treated us badly, without either envy or hatred for the people

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