February–March 2014 bulletin

Hamentaschen, a new Rabbi coming this summer, scholarship information, and much more! Feb-Mar 2014 bulletin

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December 2013-January 2014 bulletin

Lots of exciting events happening! Here is our Dec 2013-Jan 2014 bulletin  

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Dec 2012 – Jan 2013 Bulletin

Where are the Jews? It wasn’t too long ago that a demographic study was done of the local Jewish Portland community. As is the situation in many cities in the United States, the majority of Jews are unaffiliated… Download PDF Bulletin

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Oct 2013- Nov 2013 Bulletin

Shalom alechem malache ha-sharet malache elyon, mi-melech malche ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu Peace upon you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He. This melody, so full of love, peace, and sanctity… Read more in Oct-Nov 2013 Newsletter

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April 2013 – May 2013 Bulletin

Why Make Aliyah? Throughout the ages, members of the Jewish community living in the Diaspora have chosen to relocate their family and possessions to the land of our ancestors, Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel. Long before the State of Israel was established in May of 1948, Jews were compelled to travel to the Land…

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Feb 2013 – March 2013 Bulletin

Looking to the Future Recently, I announced on Shabbat Parashat Bo, that it is now official. Congregation Shaarie Torah is now a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)… Download PDF Bulletin

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Oct 2012 – Nov 2012 Bulletin

The Torah makes an explicit statement of “naaseh v’nishma” – that we will obey and we will listen; clearly meaning that one must observe the commandments, and then ask for the reasons, if there are any to declare. Some statutes have no purpose that we, as human beings, can discern, but are rather a declaration…

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Aug 2012 – Sept 2012 Bulletin

Are you a Better Person this Year? We’re approaching the Days of Awe soon, the High Holy Days. Can you remember last year’s Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur? Did you ask for forgiveness and promise to do better this year? Did you follow up on your promises? Did you make a difference in the world…

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June 2012 – July 2012 Bulletin

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Chevre (friends), it’s been a long year. We’ve all dealt with many stressors – the economy, high gas prices, wars, terrorism, bills, illnesses, arguments, difficult situations and people, etc., etc. Many days it feels I go from crises to crises. Before…

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  • Upcoming Events

    Morning MinyanTime: 7:25 am
    Talmud ClassTime: 7:30 pm
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    8:30 am Sundays
    7:25 am Mondays & Thursdays*

    *7:15 am if Minyan falls on Rosh Chodesh
    *8:30 am if on a National Holiday

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