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Archive for November, 2012

Kabbalat Shabbat potluck dinner this erev Shabbat!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Join Shir Tikvah for a vegetarian/dairy potluck dinner this Friday, November 30 at 6:30 pm. We’ll sing songs, have the blessings, and share a meal at Bridgeport. No need to RSVP; just bring a dish to share with everyone!

‘The Power of Light’ Reviewed!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Congregant Sonia Marie Leikham reviewed Jewish Theatre Collaborative’s production in the online magazine, PDX Kids Calendar! To check out her review, click here. It’s very helpful if you have young children and would like to know how it went for her 4 year old son and 6 year old nephew. Tickets are still available for the Dec. 2 and 9 shows!

Hanukkah Helper in the news

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Want to learn more about Hanukkah traditions? Come join us on Thursday, November 29th @ 6:30 for  Hanukkah Helper, an introductory class taught by our Education Director Katie Schneider. Hanukkah Helper is free, open to the public and cosponsored by the Mother’s Circle and PJ Library. Here’s what the Oregonian is saying.

SHIR TIKVAH sponsors the Jewish Theatre Collaborative

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

 ”The Power of Light” is the Jewish Theatre Collaborative’s adaptation of two children’s tales. Patricia Polacco’s ‘Trees of the Dancing Goats’ and Eric A. Kimmel’s ‘When Mindy Saved Hanukkah’ highlight the human qualities that bring light into the darkness of winter.

Grab a young kid and come see these stories come to life!

Where: Miracle Theater (525 SE Stark)
When: 11:00 am on November 25. (Additional performances on December 2 and 9.)

Shir Tikvah families qualify for one half-price adult ticket. (A $5 value!)

To order these special tickets

1. Go to the ticket page HERE.

2. Enter discount code: ShirTikvah

3. Click “Show Available Tickets” button.

4. You will see 3 ticket choices: ‘Child’, ‘Sponsor Discount Ticket’ and ‘Adult’. First enter the number of children attending, then 1 “Sponsor Discount Ticket” for the 1st adult, and finally “Adult’ for any additional adults.

Enjoy the show!

Special Study Lunch Following Tefilah this Saturday, Nov. 10

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

On Shabbat Hayyei Sarah, we read of the death of Sarah and the establishment of the first Jewish cemetery in the cave at Machpelah.  Following Shabbat morning services, we will have a workshop over lunch (vegan and fleishig cholent will be provided) to introduce us tho the traditional Jewish path of dying, death disposition and mourning.  This will be the first of a series of teachings over the course of the year and is an overview intended for all who are interested in learning a little something of our rituals at the end of life.  Further sessions are intended for those who are interested in doing the work of k’vod ha’meyt (honoring the dead) and nichum avelim (comforting the bereaved) as part of an organized group of volunteers at Shir Tikvah whenever the need arises, and those sessions will be more detailed.