What's New at Neveh Shalom
$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.
This Friday, January 23, Men's Club Shabbat - join us as members of Men's Club lead Kabbalat Shabbat Service
This Saturday, January 24, 3rd-4th grade classes lead Shabbat Services.
"How Not to Become My Patient Too Soon: A Hospice MD's Perspective." Dr. Kempe Jacobowitz-Ames MD practices hospice and palliative medicine with Providence Health & Services. Her talk will interest both those who care for aging relatives and those who wish to preserve their own future health.
Saturday, January 31, 9:00am New Baby Shabbat - Babies born in the past year, with parents and siblings, are called to the Bima for a special blessing. Come coo with us! Contact Leah with babies to register.
Tuesday, February 3, 5:30-8:00pm Mizrach Eastside Pre-Passover Wine Tasting - Is there a perfect paring for charoses? Savor a variety of domestic, Israeli and other kosher wines for Passover with appropriate cheeses, crackers and even an early taste of matzah! Enjoy an elegant guided tasting with Andy Diaz, the popular purveyor of the Blackbird Wineshop on NE 43rd and Fremont. Wines will be available to order. $25 - register HERE
Sunday February 8, 1:30pm Sisterhood Ceramics event at Paint Pots in Hillsdale
Wednesday, February 11, Interfaith Advocacy Day - "Raising diverse voices of faith to strengthen Oregon communities" -People of faith from across the state of Oregon gather in Salem to collectively raise their voices to members of the legislature. Rabbi Eve Posen, who will be a speaker, and Steve Sirkin invites you to join. Register here or call (503) 221-1054.
Friday, February 20, Host a Sharing Shabbat- The concept is simple: invite people to Shabbat dinner and do Shabbat your way. Many families choose to pot-luck-it. We provides challah, as well as a re-uable grocery bag with other tools and treats. Consider it a thank you for bringing people together! If you would like to host, contact Jennifer.
Sunday February 22 - Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament - Annual Mah Jongg tournament and brunch - details and registration here
Parshat haShavua: Shmot Genesis 1:1-6:1
We begin this week the Book of Exodus.
A Pharaoh arose who knew not Joseph. Threatened by their increasing numbers, he decided to enslave them, but the more they were oppressed the more they increased. He told the midwives of the Israelites to kill all the males, but they were God fearing and defied Pharaoh. Pharaoh ordered all male infants be thrown into the Nile.