Shir Tikvah, Portland Oregon
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A Kley Kodesh Kirtan Service

October 23rd, 2013

J.D. Kleinke is back from Washington D.C. to lead a kirtan-style service. This meditative call-and-response type of prayer is both timeless and modern – take a break from your hectic life and welcome in Shabbat together.

Friday, October 25th
October 6:30 at Bridgeport

Followed by wine, cheese and dessert.

Tot Shabbat Starts This Weekend 10/19

October 15th, 2013

It’s a Shabbat service geared for our youngest congregants and their caregivers. Join Sara Rose Cagle for songs and prayers, followed by bagels and schmoozing.

10:30 am on Saturday morning
Downstairs at Bridgeport

Do you like to sing?

October 7th, 2013

Leora Troper, Nashira’s song leader last year, is looking for people who love music to join her in a new group. The Shir Tikvah makelah  will be meeting every three weeks on Wednesdays, starting October 16th. Leora’s only requirements are that you can read transliteration, follow directions, and stay focused. All ages and self-perceived singing abilities are welcome. Contact her directly to sign up – her email is in your member directory.

Melton Classes at Shir Tikvah! Thursday evenings

September 30th, 2013

Melton Classic

Many Jewish Topics, Many Jewish Perspectives

Dates and Times: Thursdays, Oct. 17-May 29, 7:00-9:15 p.m.

Register here.
You will meet once a week for 2 and 1/4 hours to study topics in Jewish civilization (e.g. Shabbat, Marriage, What Happens When We Die, etc.). The Melton textbooks provide key selections from Jewish texts ranging in chronological order from the Torah, through the Talmud, Kabbalah, medieval sages, and more, to the present day opinions and interpretations of each denomination. In this way, students learn the depth and breadth of each topic, exploring each one from multiple points of view.
Learn More about the Classic Course here.
Contact Melton at 503-384-2476 or email.

Take Melton Classic with a friend, spouse or partner and save $300 on tuition!
Melton Spotlight Classes will also be offered concurrently on Thursday nights.

Register for any or all of them here: Register Now

Jewish Roots of Christianity, with Jan Rabinowitch
Thursdays, Oct. 17-Jan 2, 7:00-8:15 p.m., 10 sessions,  $180

Matriarchs, Madams and Murderesses: The Complicated Lives of Women of Torah, with Alicia Jo Rabins
Thursdays, Jan. 9-Jan 30, 7:00-8:15 p.m., 4 sessions, $72
Mysticism and Kabbalah, with Rabbi Ariel Stone

Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 13, 7:00-8:15 p.m., 5 sessions,, $90
Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity, with Jan Rabinowitch
Thurdays, March 20-May 29, 7:00-8:15 p.m., 10 sessions,  $180

Register Now for Spotlight Classes!


Come Dance with Us

September 24th, 2013

Simkhat Torah this Friday night

September 27th at 6:30

Join us as we celebrate and mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of Torah readings and begin the cycle anew!  On this day, according to Hasidic teachings, “we rejoice in the Torah, and the Torah rejoices in us; the Torah too wants to dance, so we become the Torah’s dancing feet.”

There will be a great band, light snacks and the first glimpse of the new Shir Tikvah Siddur. It’s a perfect time to share our joy with each other and to express gratitude toward the individuals who have created such a lasting gift to our community.

Please bring dairy finger foods or drinks to share.