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Message from Andi Bales Molnar

Message from Andi Bales Molnar - Dear Havurah Community, It is with a heavy heart that I will be leaving my role as Program Director on March 23, 2018. I have been offered and accepted a position with the State of Oregon, in the field of early childhood education. It was a difficult choice to accept, as I have truly loved my work here at Havurah Shalom. In my short time here, I have been equally impressed with the community at large and each individual I have met. From the interview process to my interactions with Shabbat School families to my collaboration with Rabbi Benjamin, Deborah, Teri, Rachel, Ilene and Carrie. I have felt warmly welcomed. I have deeply appreciated the opportunity to serve this community. Becoming connected to this community has been a blessing in my life. My family and I hope to remain connected to this wonderful community. I want to especially thank Julia Lager-Mesulam, Chris Coughlin, Janet Byrd and Lisa Cordova for all the work they have done to support me and bring this position into action. Additionally, I want to thank Ed Glad and Bill Kwitman for creating a great working space for the Program Director. I know that the next person in this role will have the same support and be successful. Warmly, Andi Bales Molnar

Statement From Staffing DTF - On behalf of the Staffing DTF (Disappearing Task Force), Chris Coughlin, Lisa Cordova, Janet Byrd and Julia Lager-Mesulam, we want to thank Andi for her work during her time at Havurah and we wish her the best with this new opportunity. We will be posting the position shortly and will share the link with the community so you can share with your networks. In the interim, Carrie Kirschner, the former ACE, is able to come back and provide coverage for ACE tasks until we fill the Program Director position. Thank you, Carrie! Carrie will cover those ACE responsibilities specific to Shabbat School, Middle School and High School. We ask for your patience with staff and leadership during this time of transition. Please communicate with the Staffing DTF if you have questions or concerns at

March 14 Community Email

Tot Shabbat on March 10

Saturday, March 10
10:30-11:30 am
Havurah Shalom

Young children and their parents celebrate Shabbat with singing, movement, blessings, and storytelling. We touch on the main highlights of the Shabbat morning service: wonder, fun, song, listening to the world, dancing, and Torah.

Tot Shabbat is fashioned for the under-6 crowd, but older kids are welcome (and can help tell a story, etc.). Afterwards, we enjoy an informal potluck oneg nosh and the chance to play and schmooze. Led by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner.

March 7 Community Email

Passover Welcoming

Sun, March 18 2018 2 Nisan 5778