We'll start with a song, Levin Mit Zayn "Flying" Mashin, about the first Jewish trans-Atlantic flight, reading and talking about it and then seeing and hearing it performed on YouTube, and then, after some talk about verbs and exercises, go to Barikadn, a song of worker resistance, and maybe even get to Vu Nemt Men A Bisele Mazl, about the problem of luck.
The Humanistic Judaism Study Group is a self-facilitated study group that meets the third Thursday of the month. Each month we choose a topic of interest related to Humanistic Judaism to discuss at our next meeting. There is no registration and no fee.
You are invited to join us and bring your friends. We look forward to your participation!
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Bob Liebman from PSU will be returning to Kol Shalom to show a Jewish themed movie, followed by a discussion. You won’t want to miss it; over the years Bob has been a favorite presenter and discussion leader at Kol Shalom. The movie will have a social justice theme, which will be so appropriate since the following day is Human Rights Day.
The nights are getting longer. Let’s light the shabbat candles together and bask in the warmth of friendship and community at Kol Shalom. The service starts at 7 PM followed by an oneg. If you can, please bring a tasty item for the oneg, when we will munch and schmooze. I hope to see you there.
This month the Humanistic Judaism Study Group will watch a comedy that considers “truth” and “lies.” What would our world be like if we only spoke the truth to one another? Can it be a good thing to lie? If so, where does one draw the line between when it’s okay to lie and when it’s not okay to lie?
As Humanistic Jews, where do we draw the lines between truth, lies, myths and stories in our history and traditions?
Due to the importance of the mid-term elections, members of ATAC (Awaken to Action and Coffee) decided to forgo our usual Tuesday morning meeting today, to join One Small Thing this evening for their election wrap-up.
Please join us at 6:45 pm at the Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, Portland
From OST: “Midterms Wrap Up-What we learned, Where We Are Going, and How Do We Keep Grassroots Movement Growing. Dr. Jim Moore, political commentator on OPB and professor of Political Science at Pacific University and political commentator David Sarasohn will present their take-aways from one of the most important elections four lifetimes”.
Should be an interesting, informative evening, hope to see you there!
Join your Kol Shalom family in a solidarity and community gathering.
The Pittsburg synagogue shootings, as well as other recent acts of senseless violence, have shaken us, rending our hearts and spirit. Let us gather as a community, finding strength, comfort and determination to pursue tikkun olam from one another. We will have a short Shabbat service, followed by an opportunity for each of us to express our thoughts and feelings.
Everyone is welcome as we join together in love and community against hate and violence.
1509 S.W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1E
Portland, OR 97239