This month's topic is Elul: Preparing for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Elul, the month before Tishrei, is the traditional time to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
The Hellman's live adjacent to a large green space at 2451 SE Clover Ct., Hillsboro, OR 97123. Woods and paths are available for walking
Main dish will be provided - Hamburgers, Hotdogs , rolls and all the condiments. Potluck everything else. Bring enough to feed 8 people. If your last name starts with
A-E Bring Beverages
F-J Bring Fruit
K-O Bring Veggies
P-T Bring Chips
U-Z - Bring Dessert
. Some may remember the annual picnic we had here in 2011 and 2016. We had a "folk sing-a-long." We made up a song book for the occasion with songs like Kisses Sweeter than Wine, Beautiful Dreamer, Tennessee Waltz, Down by the Riverside, Goodnight Irene and many more. We still have the books and we can sing again!
If you have favorite chairs for something like this please bring them. Parking is available in the cul-de-sac court. Allow about 30 minutes from downtown Portland for travel. Please get in touch with us if you need directions(firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-648-6361).
Please RSVP to Sue Greenspan so we can prepare! email@example.com or 503-568-4171. You can also RSVP online
The picnic starts at 3 pm at the Hellmans in Hillsboro
Looking forward to seeing you!
A Unique High Holiday Experience. A human-centered, inspiring ceremony which reflects the great Jewish traditions and offers a meaningful alternative for all Jews and intercultural families. All are Welcome.... Oneg to follow service.
Join us for a pre-service discussion at 6:00 pm.
Reservations suggested, but not required.
A interactive and moving service incorporating the wonderful, haunting Kol Nidre, sung by cantorial soloist David Maier and then performed by cellist Jerry Bobbe. Join us for a pre-service discussion at 3:00 pm.
A potluck dinner Break-Fast to follow service. All are Welcome.
Mary Raskin of Kol Shalom and Rick Seifert of the Hillsdale Quakers, will initiate and lead a conversation on “Exploring Humanism and Spirituality." What is spirituality? How is humanism compatible with spirituality? The conversation is meant to be exploratory and open-ended.
Please come and contribute to the conversation.
What do you know about Jewish superstitions? Did or do people in your family spit three times or chew on a thread? How about placing salt in your pockets or the corners of a room? Which ones are familiar to you? What are some common rituals we do today that have superstitious roots?
All are welcome and no preparation is required.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Are you ready to laugh?
We will be watching a documentary about famous and funny Jewish American women comedians.
Hope to see you there.
"Laughter is to the soul." Yiddish Proverb