What's New at Neveh Shalom
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 - limited space available! RSVP now!
Reservations required at tinyurl.com/rabbiisaak or 503 246-8831
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: Tazria-Metzorah Leviticus 12:1-15:33
Holiness remains the central theme. Parshat Shmini concluded by prescribing how to remain holy through eating, i.e. distinguishing between clean and unclean animals to consume. In the double parashah we are interested in ways in which the body can become unclean and how impurity might be remedied. A mother following childbirth is considered in the Torah to be impure, undoubtedly due to the fluids that emerge from the body. That mother was to engage in a purification ceremony which after giving birth to a male child would take 33 days and for a female child 66 days. Why the difference is unclear, but perhaps it was thought to have something to do with reestablishing a normal cycle.