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Chop Shticks!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Join us on December 14 for an evening of Chinese fare and much better-than-fair comedy!

Purchase tickets here,

or call 800-838-3006 to speak with a live person.

See all the deets on the Chop Shticks page.

Friday, November 29, 4:30 pm– Shir Tikvah helps Robison Home celebrate Hanukkah!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Philippa Kaplan leads the Hanukkah music and we all help fulfill the mitzvah of celebrating the holiday with our elders at Robison Home. Afterwards, we will join Charlie Rosenblum  in leading prayers to welcome Shabbat in their chapel. Contact the office if you are not already on Phillipa’s or Charlie’s radar!

Kley Kodesh, this erev Shabbat Nov. 15, 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Join Shir Tikvah in welcoming Shabbat with J.D. Kleinke and Rabbi Ariel!

Special songs and prayers highlight this kirtan style tefilah.



To Give to Others…a chance to help make someone’s Thanksgivukkah better

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

You may have seen in your Week’s Worth that Shir Tikvah is sponsoring two families through Jewish Child Family Services this year.

Among the highest mitzvot of helping another person is the privilege to do so anonymously. If you are able to donate any one (or more) of the following items, you will anonymously support two families in their material needs – and much more so, you’ll be reminding them that they are part of a caring Jewish community.

Please drop whatever item you can donate at Nashira on November 10th or at the Shir Tikvah office by November 14. Donations may be new, or clean and gently used.

You may prefer to donate a Fred Meyer gift card – which we will pool together to purchase more expensive items.
Items that have been donated already are listed, but are stricken (like this)

Family #43
This family has is faced with multiple challenges, including a very fixed income. Mom is a Holocaust survivor and has very poor hearing. Dad is bedridden as a result of multiple medical concerns. Their adult daughter has severe Autism.  This family would appreciate

  • sweatpants (size men’s large)
  • a vacuum cleaner
  • down pillows
  • a down comforter
  • Mom additionally would like cordless headphones for her TV to aid in her hearing.

Family #57
This single mother is helping to support her adult daughter and her three children on her meager social security income. Times are currently tough and she finds comfort in attending counseling sessions. “Your counseling services provide me a vehicle and purpose in my life”.
The household would benefit from

  • dishes
  • glasses
  • a crockpot
  • For the children
  • Girl (age 12, tall):      Coat, art supplies
  • Girl (age 11, blind):   Toys that include touch and sound
  • Girl (age 6 months):  Coat, Clothing

Kley Kodesh this erev Shabbat, October 25 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

J.D.’s back in town, and we’ll be having Kley Kodesh! Make plans to join us for this kirtan-style Shabbat service, followed by some socializing around the oneg. Please bring wine or juice (some for you, and some for our guests) and we’ll set out dessert and cheese platters. (If you simply MUST make a finger-food dessert, please let the office know so we can plan around it…you know who you are!)