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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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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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