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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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Cinema Tikvah Starts Spring Screenings

Join us at 6:30 pm on January 21st. Wait! What? ….  Isn’t that the weekend of the inauguration?! Why, yes it is, and we’ve got the perfect antidote to what’s going on and great way for you to finish your Saturday. Our film for that night is “9500 Liberty“, an inspiring story of a community’s response to the racism and bigotry fed and fueled by a demogogue’s blog (sound familiar?) Come get reinvigorated – join us for the film and a lively discussion of ways we can fight for justice. Our movies for this year will show on Saturday nights and begin at 6:30 with havdalah. Just a note – none of the movies have an overtly Jewish theme this year. We chose them for their relevance and ability to stimulate the conversations we wanted to engage in. On 2/18 we will show “The Lives of Others” nominated for and winner of multiple

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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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