4:00 PM16:00

Purim Happy Hour

  • 4460 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. #23A. Portland, Or (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 or 503-244-7185.

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4:00 PM16:00

Community Passover Seder - Starlight Room

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:

 Starlight Room
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.

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12:00 PM12:00

"Standup! Lessons from the Holocaust" -OJMCHE

  • Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.  

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7:00 PM19:00

Humanistic Judaism Study Group - KS Community Room

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:

You are most welcome to bring a favorite cookbook, recipe or even some Jewish food to share.

We look forward to seeing your there!

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2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Forum with Joyce Lackie- "Crossing Party Lines"

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.

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6:00 AM06:00

Chai Day! - "Our lives begin to .....

 end the day we become silent about things that matter.   

                                                                                             " Martin Luther King Jr.                                                                            

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