What's New at Neveh Shalom
SENIOR RABBI SEARCH UPDATE
Rabbi David Kosak (Senior Rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Beachwood, Ohio) Will be visiting us the weekend of April 17-18
We will be providing free babysitting for Friday Eve and Saturday morning/Eve, please call our office at 503.246.8831 by Wednesday, April 15, 2pm to RSVP.
Friday, April 17
6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services, Main Sanctuary Rabbi Kosak will lead services and present a brief sermon
7:15pm Oneg Shabbat, Sanctuary Vestry
Saturday April 18
9:00am Shabbat Morning Services & Kiddush Lunch, Main Sanctuary - Rabbi Kosak will lead services, read Torah, and present a d'rash on the weekly Torah reading.
Following Lunch (1:00pm) - Rabbi Kosak will teach a class (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour)
6:30pm- 8:48pm Saturday Programming, Stampfer Chapel
Rabbi Kosak will lead Mincha (afternoon service)
Light supper (seudat shlishit) - schmooze with Rabbi Kosak
"Town Hall Q & A" - ask Rabbi Kosak (almost) anything you want
Rabbi Kosak will lead Ma'ariv (evening service)
Rabbi Kosak will lead Havdalah (ending Shabbat)
RABBI ISAAK CELEBRATION
Friday, May 15
7:30pm Special PDX Live! to kick-off a weekend of celebration
Saturday, May 16
9:00am Morning Shabbat service and kiddish luncheon
7:00pm Fancy-Dress Dinner & Frivolity
Put on your dancing shoes and let loose with music by
3 Leg Torso as we laud our Rabbi with a night of jubilation!
$54 per person
Reservations required at tinyurl.com/rabbiisaak or 503 246-8831
PDX Live! JR. - April 24, 5:30pm PDX Live! expands for Young Families! Join us for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service for young familieswith children 0-8 led by Cantor B and Kim Schneiderman. Come at 5:30 for a fun-filled service, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner, play time and dessert. $20 a family - RSVP here
$2,000 could be available for your child to attend Foundation School this fall. For those who qualify, Right Start will provide funding to help you ensure your child has the right start on developing a life rooted in Jewish values and traditions. More information here!
Right Start is proudly brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Matching funding provided by the National Jewish Right Start Program, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
CNS Shavuot Showdown - Saturday Night, May 23
Come one, come all to the CNS Shavuot Showdown! - Join us for an evening of learning, fun and food! Come for one part or all of the night's festivities!
5:15pm Young Families Program
6:00pm Delicious Pizza Dinner - $6.50 a person (ages 2 and up), please RSVP in advance at tinyurl.com/shavuot15
6:45pm Cheesecake Taste Off -Sign up to compete at tinyurl.com/cnscheesecake
All cakes must be submitted to Rabbi Posen by Friday, May 22 at noon.
7:00pm The Story of Sinai with Rabbi Eve Posen
7:30pm Pub Style Torah Trivia - Who will be crowned the CNS Torah Champ? Quiz your way through the Torah! Suited to 3rd graders and up (with open Chumash)
9:30pm Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Parshat haShavua: Tzav Leviticus 6:1-8:36/ Shabbat haGadol
The Shabbat immediately prior to the beginning of Passover is known as Shabbat haGadol, grammatically mistranslated as the Great Shabbat. Its primary referral is to the penultimate line in the special Haftarah from the prophet Malachi who predicts the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord, a reference to the coming of the Messiah. In Jewish tradition it was thought that the messiah would arrive on or around Passover since the original redemption form Egypt came at this time. It is the reason we anticipate the coming of Elijah who is to announce the coming of the messiah at the seder meal. (It is also no coincidence that Easter falls at this time.)