We’re having a Purim party and you’re invited! We are celebrating with an Adult Pot Luck Happy Hour. Get your Esther, Mordecai or Haman on in full regalia or even just a mask will do. We’ll hear the whole megillah, have a bite to eat, a little to drink and enjoy each other’s company. Please bring food to share and a traditional gift of non-perishable food for those less fortunate than we. For additional information and to RSVP email email@example.com or 503-244-7185.
and you'll start to see a big difference in your life."
Once again Kol Shalom enables us to carry on the wonderful Passover seder tradition., community style. All are welcome to join us as we socialize, have a haggadah reading with the traditional symbols and tell the story from our humanistic perspective. Of course a great meal and singing are a highlight of the evening. See our flyer.
Our community seder is March 31, 2018 at:
1125 SE Madison St - Portland
4:00 p.m. Social Hour / 5:00 p.m. Seder
Tickets can be purchased here, online.
Early-Bird prices represent considerable savings are good until March 21. Please make your reservations prior to March 21.
Can't make the seder? Please consider supporting the community seder with a donation to the Elijah Fund.
Thanks and hope you can join us at the seder.
The premiere of "Standup! Lessons from the Holocaust". The Never Again Coalition documentary on Holocaust survivors. The documentary takes students' questions and poses these to 4 Holocaust survivors. The main idea is to try to learn from the survivors what words of wisdom they have for us in the present day, as a result of their experiences. The survivors are invited and will do a Q-A.
At OJMCHE from noon to one -- brown-bag lunch series, so bring yours. Hope to see you all there.
nothing and take nothing for granted - folks who work hard for what they have, then reach back and help others after them." - Michelle Obama
This discussion will be particularly tantalizing. It’s all about food. What makes Jewish food Jewish? What role does food play in Jewish culture and why is it so important? Wikipedia has some great background reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_cuisine
You are most welcome to bring a favorite cookbook, recipe or even some Jewish food to share.
We look forward to seeing your there!
Tu BiShvat, the new year of the trees, is celebrated to honor nature, like a jewish Earth Day and Arbor Day all in one! Traditionally, one would eat the "Seven Species" mentioned in the Torah: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates.
Joyce Lackie is a professor emeritus of English at Northern Colorado University. Alarmed by the degree of polarization she saw as a result of the 2016 election, she sought to understand the differences and to search for common ground by looking at moral bases for how Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians form many of their policies.
She shares with us what she has learned and a bit of her own experience in trying to reach across party lines. As part of her program, she'll show a video talk by Jonathan Haidt, author
of The Righteous Mind.
Joyce is the the author of the oral history I Don't Cry, But I Remember: A Mexican Immigrant's Story of Endurance; and a member of Humanists of Greater Portland.