April 12 Community Email
April 12 Community Email
CHAG SAMEACH, L'HITRAOT JOEY, TOT SHABBAT, CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
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This Saturday the following Havurah leaders and leyners will daven and drash with us: Ken Lerner, Natalie Lerner, Diane Chaplin, Sarah Wetherson, Becky Chiao, Laura Orgel, Annie Goldberg, Susan Lazareck, and Marty Brown. Please join us as we celebrate Shabbat during Passover! Tot Shabbat families will join us during the Torah service.
Saturday, April 15
Young children (0-5) and their parents will 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. Afterward we will enjoy an informal oneg nosh and the chance to play and schmooze. Led by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner. RSVP here.
PHOTOS & KUDOS FROM LAST WEEK
It's in Our Hands: Intergenerational Activism Fair for Reproductive Justice - You can find a recap, photos, and resources here from an amazing Intergenerational Activism Fair at Havurah on April 5. Many thanks to Deborah Eisenbach-Budner and Stefanie Hausman, and many others for engaging so many generations of Havurahniks in a single evening.
Discovering Shabbat Morning: Learner's Minyan for B'nai Mitzvah Families - Young Havurahniks did a great job of leading during our 'Discovering Shabbat Morning' service on Saturday, April 8. Many thanks to all of them, and to Susan Brenner, Diane Chaplin, Sam Sirkin, Rabbi Joey, and Owen Jablonski for leading and teaching. These photos show some of the younger crowd in action. For those of you who missed the service or had to leave early, here's a link to a video of the service. The shortened Torah service starts at 1:12 minutes.
Today, April 12; Monday & Tuesday, April 17 & 18
Havurah Shalom's office will be closed on April 12, 17 & 18, for Passover.
Read about Rabbi Joey here in Oregon Jewish Life!
Screening of the Film "Torah Treasures and Curious Trash"
Sunday, April 16
At this annual congregational meeting we will vote on the upcoming year's budget and on the upcoming year's Steering Committee. Please join us so your voice is heard!
LIBRARY BOOKS MISSING
Several books were taken from Havurah’s library without the check-out cards being completed. Please email Miryam Brewer if you checked out the following books so your name can be added to the check-out cards:
The May Hakol deadline is Tuesday, April 18. Please send your articles, photos and titles to Rachel Pollak by April 18.
Are you missing your favorite water bottle? Your child's jacket? Your reading glasses?
Havurah has a bin full of lost-and-found items in the area where we hang our coats. Please check our lost-and-found bin this month and retrieve your items so we can donate whatever is left to Goodwill or William Temple House in May. Thank you!
The Supreme Court: What's Next? (an up-to-the-minute presentation)
Alison Gash is a political science professor at the University of Oregon who specializes in US Supreme Court and civil rights laws. She also taught at Berkeley, where she received the Commendation for Excellence in Teaching two years in a row, and is the author of "Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights." Learn more and register here.
Passover Immigration Focused Community Seder
There will be a Community "Seder" with a focus on immigrant justice. There are some very powerful parts to the Passover seder readings that are so perfect for Immigration justice and for combating racism and Islamophobia, transphobia, and homophobia.
This will be an abbreviated event, will include important Passover messages, and will not include a meal. The event is organized and supported by Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, and other organizations. We hope to see you there on Friday.
Contact Bob Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You 35-45 & Interested in a Social Group to Celebrate Shabbat?
Havurah friend Kiel Moses is looking to form a monthly potluck where single Jews can talk about social justice issues, current events in Portland, and life. "Being conscious of who we are and what as Jews we can do to make the world better is very important to continually discuss," he explains. "Being resources for each other can be the best way to progress toward this goal." If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Kiel at email@example.com.
Havurah member Ruth Wikler-Luker curates and produces a nonprofit theatre/performing arts presenting organization called Boom Arts (www.boomarts.org), which focuses on social justice issues. Spiritrials combines Hip Hop and theatre, two amazing ways to tell stories. What happens when you put them together? In Spiritrials, Def Poetry Jam alum Dahlak Brathwaite does just that, touching on issues like racial profiling, religion and faith, addiction and drug policy, criminal justice, and human imperfection through his own personal story. Learn more here.
M’Yad L’Yad: From Hand to Hand — The Chain of Our Tradition
How does Judaism get passed on within communities, from person to person and from one generation to the next?
As we celebrate Shabbat in a beautiful PNW setting, we will look at the challenges we face now, with a focus on inclusivity and hopes for the future, informed by traditional wisdom and a Reconstructionist lens.
Rising Up for Human Dignity - 2017 Film Festival
Women of the Wall with Lesley Sachs
On April 25, Lesley Sachs will speak about the battle that Women of the Wall (WOW) has been fighting for 28 years - achieving gender equality at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Executive Director of Women of the Wall, Lesley grew up in Haifa, Israel. She has enjoyed a long and successful career in the areas of women’s rights and religious freedom in Israeli society. Lesley has led Women of the Wall since 2008. Learn more here.
Havurah Shalom is a vibrant, egalitarian, and diverse Jewish Reconstructionist community. Steeped in Jewish values, Havurah promotes spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility.
Find our calendar and learn more at www.havurahshalom.org.
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