On Friday, July 16th at 7:00 PM the Havurah Synagogue, a Jewish Renewal community, will celebrate its 36th year anniversary, as well as Rabbi David Zaslow’s 25th year of being the spiritual leader of the community.
Zaslow was ordained in 1995 by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi zt”l under the supervision and mentorship of Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, z”l. In the summer of 1996 he became spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue. The celebration will open with tributes by Havurah Council President Daniel Greenblatt, Rabbi Sue Morningstar, Rabbi Julie Benioff of Temple Emek Shalom, Mayor Julie Aikens, Rabbi Jackie Brodsky and storyteller Debra Zaslow. Long-time Havurah member, Jonnie Zheutlin, will also be honored as she moves to Portland to be near family.
Shabbat will be welcomed with candle lighting and song, followed by potluck dessert, wine and refreshments. Grizzly Peak wines will be enjoyed by all thanks to the generosity of Al and Virginia Silbowitz of Grizzly Peak Winery. The event will be held in the Havurah garden (in case of extreme weather, it will be moved inside.) RSVP is requested by writing to email@example.com. The event will also be live- streaming to the Havurah’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HavurahSynagogue. Please call 541-488-7716 for more information.