Happy 2015 from Shaarie Torah

We look forward to a great year. Here's some news coming up:

Class cancelation!

The Mamash Learning class (also known as Adult Lecture Series) has been canceled for January and February. We will see you in March.

Congratulations to Manny Teiblum!

Recently we have launched a crowdfunding campaign for Manny Teiblum's book entitled With G-d at My Side: A Child’s Story of Survival. This campaign has reached its goal! Thanks to the generous donors, Manny's story of his survival of the Holocaust as a child will now be published. Manny would like to extend his deepest thanks to all the donors. More news to come!

Women's Strength class this month!

Ever cautious about putting your groceries in your trunk at night, and looking around to see if anyone is behind you? Or was walking from work/school a bit scare once? For your safety, this class was created. All women and teen girls are invited to join us to learn the secrets for feeling safe. All ages welcome.

Spaces are limited. If you're interested in attending you must call 503 823 0260
January 6th, 13th and the 20th6:00 to 9:00

Conversational Hebrew for Beginners

Wednesday, January 7, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
If you are interested in learning Conversational Hebrew, you are welcome to join.
Cost: $100 member fee for 10 lessons; $150 for a nonmember.
For information on ordering the text book you’ll need, please send an email to cst@shaarietorah.org

Future classes: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 & 11.
Contact Dorice with any inquires at education@shaarietorah.org.

Not your Grandfather's Torah: Delving into Jewish Learning with Rabbi Rose

Second Thursday of the Month, 6:30

In this monthly class we will explore different topics in Torah, ranging from mussar (Jewish self improvement), Jewish spiritual practices, the inner meaning of the holy days and more. Rabbi Rose will introduce the class to the texts, give individuals time to learn on their own and lead a discussion. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of Judaism and practical tools to bring Jewish teachings and values into their life. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required and the class will be of interest to those with some familiarity with the topic and newbies as well.

Talmud Class with Jerry Bream

Join a group of interested individuals to learn Talmud.
Contact Jerry if interested at jerrybrem@comcast.net

Preschool Family Education Program

Come to our popular event for children and families, each one carrying a different theme. This month's theme: Resolution. January 11th, 10:30 to 12:30.

Coffee House Series

Thursday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.
God is convincing Moses to take on The Job of a life time... to take the Israelites out of Egypt.  Did Moshe know what he signed up for?

Join us for a lively discussion as we read Parashat V'era. For the address, please call Congregation Shaarie Torah at 503 226 6131.

A Little Shabbat

Young Family Shabbat. Want to do Shabbat but have young children who will fall asleep at 6:30 pm? Come experience the joys (and not the oyes) as Shabbat enters. Join Rabbi Rose at 4:30 pm for a bit of “Shabbos feeling” music, songs, stories, puppets and an abbreviated Shabbat Service–just right for the little munchkins and you!

January 16, February 13, March 13, May 8
4:30 to 6:30

Making Prayer Real: How to (truly) Open up the Prayerbook

For some of us, whether we grew up around Jewish prayer or not, the typical service can seem foreign, even forbidding, and the prayerbook difficult. In these two separate three-session classes, Rabbi Rose will give you tools to get more comfortable with Jewish prayer and make it more meaningful. We will look at the beauty and importance of the structure of the prayer service, discuss how to get beyond the literal meaning of the prayers and talk about how to personalize the prayer experience. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of the siddur (prayerbook) and with tools to enrich your own tefillah (prayer).

Session 1: November 2, 16, 23
Session 2: January 18, 25, and February 8
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Boker Tov Portland: Jewish Learning for the Young at Heart

November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18, January 22
9:00 -10 a.m. – Suggested Donation of $3 per person

Join us for a bagel breakfast Torah learning and discussion with Rabbi Josh Rose.  The Rabbi will teach and lead a discussion based on the weekly Torah portion, including insights from classic commentaries, Talmud, and Kabbalah.  You’ll leave having made some connections, jazzed for the day and ready for Shabbat.  No Hebrew knowledge required or necessary.

Rosh Chodesh

Jan 25th at 7:00 pm. The fourth Sunday of every month. Women are invited to share and nourish their souls with knowledge and spirit with one another. Meeting at CST unless otherwise advertised.

Shabbat Dinner--with Kirtan Rabbi!

Congregation Shaarie Torah is pleased to welcome Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi,
 to Portland the weekend of January 30 – February 1.

Friday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner at Shaarie Torah

Rabbi Hahn will co-lead the Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Rabbi Josh Rose.  Afterwards Congregation Beth Israel will join Shaarie Torah for dinner with a joint talk by Rabbi Rose (CST) and Rabbi Cahana (CBI).

Members: $15 for adults, $12 for children, $50 family max
Nonmember: $18 for adults, $15 for children, $60 family max

RSVP here

Kirtan Rabbi in Concert

Congregation Shaarie Torah Presents:

Kirtan Rabbi In Concert
Saturday, January 31, 2015
 7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.)
 920 NW 25th Ave, Portland

$18 suggested donation.  More if you can, less if you can’t.
No one turned away.

For more information, click here.

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