Calendar

May
31
Sun
Ritual Burial of Sacred Texts @ Jewish Cemetery at River View
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us in a short ritual in which we reflect on our special relationship with the written and printed Hebrew word, and on the transitory nature of even our most cherished sacred objects.

Bring your any old, unusable sacred text you have – old Bibles, prayerbooks, papers – to River View Cemetery.

(The day of our event, there will be major construction on Taylors Ferry Road between Macadam Blvd and the entrance to the cemetery. Access is ONLY available via Terwilliger Blvd!)

Materials can also be dropped off at Congregation Shir Tikvah at our lecture on May 6 or at the JFGP prior to May 28.

Please wrap your materials in a brown paper bag.

This ancient ritual for disposing of unreadable or unusable ritual texts is open to all. On Sunday, May 31, the community will gather at the River View Cemetery to experience and participate in the ritual burial of sacred Jewish texts and objects. At 10:30 a.m., participants will meet at the cemetery’s main office, located at 0300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd. From there, people will make their way – via car or bike – as a processional to the Jewish Cemetery at River View for a brief, traditional ceremony.

Sep
14
Mon
Havurah Shalom Tashlich Service at Sellwood Riverfront Park @ Sellwood Riverfront Park
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join the Havurah community as we gather at Sellwood Riverfront Park to perform the Tashlich ceremony. We seek to symbolically “cast away” our accumulated sins and transgressions, so that we may purify our hearts and our souls as the New Year begin. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Bring something to share at the vegetarian potluck immediately following Tashlich. What to bring by Last Name: A-G Salad or Dessert/H-Z Vegetarian Main Dish. Plus, bring drinks for yourself and your family. Havurah will provide some drinks and ice. AND DON’T FORGET THE BREADCRUMBS! Led by Emily Teplin Fox and Rachel Oh. Music provided by Steven Mesulam, Scott Snyder, Aaron Pearlman and others.

Please RSVP to RSVP@havurahshalom.org with the names of family members and the names and ages of your children who plan to attend.

Sep
22
Tue
Havurah Shalom Kol Nidre Service @ Tiffany Center
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Havurah Shalom invites you to our Kol Nidre Service at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

No advance registration and payment are required.

Oct
3
Mon
Havurah Shalom Services – Tashlich Service & Vegetarian Potluck @ Sellwood Riverfront Park
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

During this season of repentance, we are called upon to do T’shuvah, to return to God in sincerity and in truth. Please join the Havurah community as we gather at Sellwood Riverfront Park to perform the Tashlich ceremony. We seek to symbolically “cast away” our accumulated sins and transgressions, so that we may purify our hearts and our souls as the New Year begins.

We will meet at Picnic Area B. Please bring something to share at the vegetarian potluck immediately following Tashlich. What to bring by Last Name: A-G Salad or Dessert/H-Z Vegetarian Main Dish. And bring drinks for yourself and your family. Havurah will provide some drinks and ice. And don’t forget the breadcrumbs!

Please RSVP here by Sept. 19 with the names of family members and the names and ages of your children planning to attend.

Led by Rebecca Darling-Budner. Music by Steve Mesulam, Scott Snyder, and Aaron Pearlman.

Oct
11
Tue
Havurah Shalom Services – Kol Nidre @ Tiffany Center
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Havurah Shalom invites you to our Kol Nidre Service at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

No advance registration and payment are required.

May
2
Thu
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
Thursdays
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Cost: $50.

Register at oregonjcc.org/registration

May
9
Thu
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
Thursdays
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Cost: $50.

Register at oregonjcc.org/registration

May
16
Thu
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
Thursdays
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Cost: $50.

Register at oregonjcc.org/registration

May
23
Thu
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
Thursdays
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Cost: $50.

Register at oregonjcc.org/registration

May
30
Thu
Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
Thursdays
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Cost: $50.

Register at oregonjcc.org/registration

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