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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Erev Rosh Hashanah - WHUUF

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 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.

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Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Yom Kippur - WHUUF

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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.

Reservations suggested, but not required. Registration form here or
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Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Joint Forum with Quakers - “Exploring Humanism and Spirituality”

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.

 

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Humanistic Judaism Study Group - KS Community Room

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,

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

"Getting to know us,  getting to know all about us" Ice Cream Social.   Please join our Kol Shalom family on our garden patio for a meet, greet, and  ice cream eat.  

Bring your family  and  friends.  All are welcome.  RSVP by June 23, 2018.

 

     “Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”― Don Kardong  “I hope your only rocky road is chocolate.” ― Amanda Mosher,  Better to be able to love than to be loveable.

  

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”― Don Kardong

“I hope your only rocky road is chocolate.” ― Amanda Mosher, Better to be able to love than to be loveable.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Special Chai Shabbat -Honoring the ancient holiday of Shavuot

Shavuot means "weeks" and occurs seven weeks and one day from the second night of Passover. It is a harvest holiday marking the transition from barley to wheat. The rabbis marked the occasion as the anniversary of the Israelites receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai.  In modern times, rituals include honoring students upon their graduation from religious school, reading the Book of Ruth, decorating the synagogue with flowers and eating dairy foods. Challah is particularly special at Shavuot. 

Chai Day is a Kol Shalom holiday that occurs on the 18th day of each month. It is a day when we take time to appreciate the joy within our lives. Included in the celebration of these two holidays will be a ceremony to confer Jewish names. "What is a rite? It is something that makes one day different from all the other days, one hour from the other hours. It gives us the chance to see with our hearts, that which is invisible to our eyes." Antoine de Saint-Exupery from The Little Prince.

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Mar
31
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.

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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Jan
21
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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Annual Hanukkah Party - WHUUF
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Hanukkah Party - WHUUF

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Adults and children welcome to our annual Hanukkah party!  We'll have a children's short play upstairs to start, then latkes, singing and group menorah lighting downstairs.  Bring your menorah and candles to join in the beautiful scene!  Kids games.

  Free.  Cash donation box will be available :-). 

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Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Yom Kippur - WHUUF

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The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable  Humanistic High Holiday Services.

We will have an open small group discussion opportunity prior to the service.  Please see Small Group Discussion: Yom Kippur  in front page event listing for more details.

See registration information here or register online.

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Erev Rosh Hashanah - WHUUF

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The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable  Humanistic High Holiday Services.

We will have an open small group discussion opportunity prior to the service.  Please see Small Group Discussion  in front page event listing for more details.

See registration information here or register online

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Sep
20
6:15 PM18:15

Small Group Discussion: Rosh Hashanah

High Holiday Pre-Service Discussions to Debut this Year:  

An Invitation from Kol Shalom President, Elly Adelman

Kol Shalom’s approach to the high holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, emphasizes the opportunity that these celebrations provide for reflection and refocus.  Rosh Hashanah, head of the year in Hebrew,  is a time for looking ahead to the new year.  Here in the northern hemisphere that coincides with autumn, which I experience as a more contemplative time than the headlong sunny rush of summer.  Ten days later is Yom Kippur which can be an opportunity for introspection, letting go, and seeking a new path for the new year.  However you approach the holidays, Kol Shalom will be here to welcome you.  

This year we are debuting informal Pre-Service Discussions which will take place at WHUUF 45 minutes prior to the start of the service.  As we talk and explore themes we are also getting to know one another; we can then walk upstairs in time for the services and have more friendly faces at the oneg or break-fast following the ceremony.  The Rosh Hashanah discussion, which starts at 6:15 pm on September 20, will include a brief exploration of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including festive foods, and rituals such as tashlikh.

The Yom Kippur pre-service discussion, which starts at 3:15 on September 30, will include reflections on change including forgiving (particularly ourselves) and moving forward.
How do you approach entering the new year?  Let’s talk and explore together.  The discussion will be co-faciliated by myself and Kim Gould.  Hope to see you there.  

                                                                                          Elly Adelman
                                                                                      
Information about Kol Shalom's Rosh Hashanah Service

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Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Member Ingathering: Jane Goldhamer

The sudden death of Jane Goldhamer, founder and pillar of Kol Shalom,  August 22 has left members wanting to join with other members for comfort, support, expressions of feeling for Jane and the future of Kol Shalom.  We will gather for these purposes with no agenda or program,  but instead to open up a time for free expression of feelings.

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Kol Shalom's Annual Picnic - Goldhamer Residence
Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

Kol Shalom's Annual Picnic - Goldhamer Residence

  • 10930 Southwest Walker Road Beaverton, OR, 97005 United States (map)
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 Kol Shalom's annual picnic for all Kol Shalom members and non -  member friends, their children, grandchildren, friends and relatives.  The venue is the picnic area on the beautiful grounds of the Goldhamer residence.  Carpooling is suggested.  (If the parking area in front of the house is full, cars may park across the street on Walker, with right wheels up over curb, or on the first side street on the other side of Hwy. 217 overpass). 

the 3 o'clock start time is for people  who'd like to swim or bob around in the Goldhamer pool or just schmooze or play before dinner  at around 5 pm.

As  usual, this is a potluck and you're invited to bring a dish for 8-10 people. Beverages (soft drinks, juice, beer, coffee and tea) will be furnished, in addition to plates, cups, and utensils. If you can't bring a dish, come anyway!  We will laugh and play with old and new friends. 

RSVPs are helpful 503.459.4210  or info@kolshalom.org

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Pride Parade!

Join your Kol Shalom family we will be gathering at the corner of NW Glisan St and NW 8th Ave. between 10 and 10:30  am.  Our line up is almost exactly at that corner.   See https://pridenw.org/parade-information/

We are#71 in section 12on 8th, right in front ofThe Rose City Rollers #72(how fun).  

So wearyour colorful clothes, funky hats,  and smilesbring your whole family (even the 4 legged ones as long they are on leashes). It will be afestive fun morning full of of love and laughter.  What a beautiful way to celebrate Chai. 

Plan ahead and take trimet.  And do not worry you will still have time to celebrate with dad on his special day, theparade ends at 1. 

 

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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.

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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!

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 Annual Hanukkah Party  - WHUUF   CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Dec
17
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Hanukkah Party - WHUUF CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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Join in on one of Kol Shalom’s greatest traditions, the annual Hanukkah party at WHUUF.   Kids and adults all have a lot to enjoy.  We start out at 2:00 PM upstairs with a short children’s holiday play and then it’s downstairs for the warmth of socializing, games for the kids, latkes and singing of traditional Hanukkah songs.  It’s all informal and fun.  See Flyer

As always the party is free for members, guests and visitors.  Visitors are welcome!

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

"An Attitude of Gratitude" A Shabbat Celebration

It's  November Chai Day, so we are celebrating with a Shabbat of Gratitude.  We will consider gratitude in many ways, even recognizing that some people feel gratitude to a supernatural power, but finding our own ways to be grateful to ourselves, each other, human creation, everyday wonders, laughter, and the natural world.  

Please join us.  We will be grateful for seeing all of you and celebrating a Shabbat Shalom together.  If your last name begins with A-L, we'll also be grateful if you can bring a snack for the oneg Shabbat that follows.  See more

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Yom Kippur
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Yom Kippur

The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable humanistic High Holiday services. Yom Kippur is that time of year when we take stock of actions and life during the previous year.  It is an important way point in our lives and an excellent experience.

Once again we will be joined by cantor David Maier who will sing the Kol Nidre and by cellist Jerry Bobbe who will perform the very moving Kol Nidre Opus 47 of Max Bruch.

Following the service we will join together in a "break the fast" pot luck.   Attendees are asked to bring a dish for ten if possible.

See registration information here or register online.  

 

 

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Erev Rosh Hashanah
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

Erev Rosh Hashanah

The High Holidays are a time when we get together and celebrate our Jewish identity.  Please join us in our inspiring and enjoyable humanistic High Holiday services.

See registration information here or register online.  

We have a special free program for children grade K-6 that the children can participate in during the service while the parents are in the regular service.  See here for details.

 

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Rosh Hashanah Children's Program
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

Rosh Hashanah Children's Program


New!
Special Free Children’s Program During Rosh Hashanah Service
Bring your children to a special Rosh Hashanah program for grades K – 6 while you attend the regular Kol Shalom Rosh Hashanah service. Your children will learn about the origins and symbols of Rosh Hashanah. We will also explore important ethical values such as Tzedakah (Charity), Kavod (Honoring) and Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). And, of course, we will have fun! We look forward to seeing you and your children.  Contact Mary Raskin (mary_raskin@yahoo.com) for more information.

 

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