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Community

What do you want from your kehillah  (community)? We could use your insights and ideas.

In this community, we are all needed. Volunteers keep Shir Tikvah running. Giving a few hours of your time here and there not only strengthens our community, it’s a fun and easy way to get to know others here. As you attend services and events, please ask questions of anyone you see in kitchen, moving furniture or greeting folks at the door.

Need a phone number or email address? See your member directory for contact information or ask Amelia Schroth for help accessing your member page.

Committees and Working Groups

Member Services and Outreach Committee: 

This committee coordinates the following groups to foster a sense of community:

 Kesher  (Welcoming): Welcomes new members, answering questions and greeting at events, helping to familiarize new members. Dov Walton, Chair

 Yad l’Yad (Hand to Hand): Provides emotional and physical support needed for members during a difficult period. Visiting the sick, running errands, providing meals, transportation, writing letters, or even making phone calls are ways we have helped members.Tami Barsion-Ellis, Chair

 K’vod haMeyt (Cemetery Group): Maintains our cemetery in partnership with Congregation P’nai Or and Kol Shalom and takes the lead in the mitzvot of helping to bury the dead and comfort the bereaved. Charlie Rosenblum and Lisa Spiegel, Co-chairs

 

Tefilah (Prayer and Ritual) Committee

This group enhances religious services and experiences at Shir Tikvah by supporting lay leaders, helping to educate members about Jewish prayer and ritual practice, and by developing prayer materials.

 

Fundraising Oversight Committee 

These volunteers provide broad oversight, planning and coordination for all fundraising events. Hillary Barbour, Chair

 

Additional Working Groups:
Legal & Governance
Investment
Tikkun Olam Project (Social Justice Working Group) - Robbie Lambert, Chair

Partnerships

Eastside Jewish Commons 
Congregation Shir Tikvah actively supports the Eastside Jewish Community, creating a new kind of Jewish space east of the Willamette River. 

TischPDX
Congregation Shir Tikvah was the first fiscal sponsor for TischPDX, mentoring millenial entrepenuers as they build Jewish community among unaffiliated Jews on the Eastside. 


 

Program/Event Proposal Form

Programs at Shir Tikvah are a collaboration between staff, volunteers and the Rabbi. Thank you for bringing us ideas that promote Torah (study), Avodah (prayer) and G'milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). Programs will be evaluated in terms of staff and volunteer capacity, as well as broad appeal to the congregation as a whole. After the proposal has been submitted and reviewed, staff may contact you about creating a budget for a program.

If the event/program is planned for more than one day, enter any additional dates here.
Please describe your proposal in 50 words or less (for the Week's Worth and calendar listings).
Check audio/visual personnel (below), if applicable. 


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Wed, February 8 2023 17 Shevat 5783