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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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Shabbat Shelakh Lekha 5774: Giants Like The NRA

Shalom Shir Tikvah Learning Community, This Shabbat we read of a terrifying challenge to the Israelite community, and learn about the ultimate consequences of cynicism and despair. This parashah describes for us the very short distance between heaven and hell, between hope and its loss. There is a disconcerting relevance in the parashat hashavua to the horrifying news from Reynolds High School in Troutdale this week, and to our need to face, once again, the short distance between joy and despair. Once again a school shooting; once again we are left to wonder why, and to share a sense of sad helplessness. The Torah can speak to us here, now: By this time in the Torah narrative, our ancestors the Israelites have spent a bit over a year since the great Exodus from Egypt camped at the foot of Mt Sinai. All is in readiness – the holy Mishkan is

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This Saturday Evening, Explore the Recent Impact of Television on American Culture

“I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far.  People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.” Vice President Joe Biden on Meet the Press The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force of Social Change Saturday, April 12 8 p.m. Wieden + Kennedy Atrium 224 NW 13th Avenue Five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace and this season’s The Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn. Tickets available here.

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The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force for Social Change, Saturday April 12 8 pm

Get your tickets » Relationships between straight and gay friends, obsessions about beauty, unorthodox workplace practices: What makes us laugh or cry and why.     Join us for a provocative conversation about Hollywood hits and more. Five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace and this season’s The Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn. Saturday April 12, 8 pm Wieden + Kennedy Atrium 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland, Oregon [ Map ] Tickets:   $12 General admission ⁄ $8 Members & students Bios Tracy Poust Tracy Poust discovered quickly that she was not cut out to be a waitress.  Still good came of her stint at New York City’s Symphony Cafe; it was there she met fellow waiter and soon-to-be longtime writing partner, Jon Kinnally who convinced her that writing for drag queens would somehow help her career. Their comedy group Loud Blouse, performed in

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The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force for Social Change, Saturday April 12 8 pm

  On Supporting Marriage for All:  “I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far.  People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.” Vice President Joe Biden on Meet the Press Join five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace, Ugly Betty and Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn about what makes us laugh or cry and Why?  ___________________________________________________ Tickets!   Brown Paper Tickets $8 Shir Tikvah Members   &    $12 General

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The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force for Social Change

Relationships between straight and gay friends, obsessions about beauty, unorthodox workplace practices:   What makes us laugh or cry and why? Join us for a provocative conversation about Hollywood hits and more withFive-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace and this season’s The Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn. Saturday April 12, 8 pm Wieden + Kennedy Atrium 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland, Oregon $12 General admission    /   $8 Members & Students

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