Jun
14
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Pride Parade!

Join your Kol Shalom family for this festive and fun Event.  What a perfect way to celebrate Chai Day!  Details to follow

Jun
28
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.

Jul
12
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.

Jul
26
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.

Aug
9
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.

Aug
23
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.


May
21
2:00 pm14:00

Get Acquainted Social - KS Center

  • Kol Shalom

A great opportunity to learn about Kol Shalom and Humanistic Judaism. Meet members; watch a video interview of our founder, Rabbi Sherwin Wine; schmooze; eat; and tell us something about yourself and what you're looking for.

Everyone welcome, free of charge.

 

May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Humanistic Judaism Study Group - KS Community Room

A new Humanistic Judaism Study Group. There is no set curriculum – the group will decide on areas of interest to research and discuss. Study group members will share in facilitating the discussions. At our first study group, we will discuss the first article in the most recent Humanistic Judaism journal; Volume XLVI 2017, Number 1; Why Be Anything? And Why Be Jewish? The journal can be found here: http://www.shj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Number-1.pdf.

May
7
11:00 am11:00

Sunday Forum - Intermarriage and the Future of Judaism

  • MJCC

Intermarriage is good, period. There’s only one Jewish denomination that can make such a claim with no strings attached. Explore how intercultural marriage — often referred to as “interfaith marriage” where one spouse is Jewish and one is not — isn’t the threat the organized Jewish community historically made it out to be. The question then is what comes next, when intermarriage is instead seen as an opportunity for meaning and growth. Join a conversation facilitated by Paul Golin, who has two decades of experience working on the issues around Jewish intermarriage as an advocate for inclusion and is himself one of the few intermarried executive directors of a Jewish communal organization.

May
6
3:30 pm15:30

Defending Separation of Church & State - How Can We Keep Government Secular and Why It Matters More Than Ever!

  • Q Center

A CALL TO ACTION -  What does climate-change science, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, and fair immigration policy all have in common — besides being under siege by the current administration? They’re all argued against from a perspective of religious fundamentalism, which can be countered with a return to the founding ideals in the U.S. Constitution of the separation of church and state. How can those of us previously on the sidelines, whether spiritual, liberal-religious, freethinker, secular, atheist, or agnostic, get involved and make a real difference on these issues? Hear from a distinguished panel of activists and change-makers, then organize into breakout groups that speak to your own individual interests. Let’s together demonstrate that true patriotism, that the path to genuinely “make America great again,” is through honoring our founders’ vision of a secular democracy.  Register

May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat Service- the Future of Liberal Judaism

  • Kol Shalom Center

Why are people walking away? Congregational life is on the decline in liberal denominations of all American religions. The rise of the “nones” — those who say they have no religion — drives disaffiliation. What benefits of “belonging” might they be missing? Or have they found it elsewhere? What kind of reinvention might be necessary on the part of liberal Judaism, and Secular Humanistic Judaism in particular, to remain relevant and engage more newcomers? Explore these challenges and more with Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

 

Apr
23
10:30 am10:30

Yom Hashoah Observance (Holocaust Remembrance Day) - KS Center

  • Kol Shalom

Kol Shalom member Dr. Martin Heisler, will be the main presenter.  Martin was born in Budapest and came to the US in 1960, so he has first-hand experience with that dark period in Europe.  He’s a professor emeritus of Political Science, and is the author of a chapter of Life from the Ashes: Social Science Careers ofYoung Holocaust Refugees and Survivors. a copy of which he donated to the KS library.  He has also co-authored, edited, or co-edited six books and published many journal articles..so we’ll be hearing from an excellent source!

Please plan to be there; this is a date that must not slip into oblivion.

A light lunch will follow.

 

Apr
16
4:00 pm16:00

Community Seder - Starlight Room 1125 SE Madison St - Portland

The Kol Shalom Community Seder provides a humanistic Jewish service that renews our participation in Jewish tradition including singing and a good seder meal!

Our Community Seder is a warm and welcoming way to connect with Jewish culture and tradition.  All are welcome!  See our flyer

Registration is required and can be done by mail with this form or  online 

Please join us!

Apr
12
11:00 am11:00

Sounding Board - KS Community Room

Everyone is welcome to Sounding Board, a discussion group of folks who take seriously the need to enlighten ourselves about national and international events with openness, knowledge, and humor.