In the Area

The Lane County “Point in Time” Homeless Street Count is happening January 31st. Volunteers are needed. Click the poster for details.


You are invited to a Shabbaton Weekend, Feb 15-17, 2019 with acclaimed musician, author, and teacher, Joey Weisenberg. He will enliven our spirits and lead us in intimate prayer and joyous song. Sunday, he will lead a very special singing workshop. Join Shaarie Torah for this once in a lifetime experience! Click the poster for more information.

All events will take place at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave, Portland, OR 97210

For details, and to RSVP, click here.

Hospice of Sacred Heart needs interested people to become hospice and palliative care volunteers. An informational meeting will be held Thursday, February 21st, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Training will be held late April through early May.Click here for more information.

8-day Hiking Trip to Israel
Temple Beth Sholom of Salem, Oregon, a Reconstructionist synagogue, has worked with tour operator Israel Experts to put together an 8-day hiking trip of the Israel National Trail/Shvil Yisrael, planned for March 22-30, 2019. Please click on the poster to see the itinerary.

A more detailed description and link to the trip’s YouTube channel may be found here.


Join the Jewish Federations of Lane County and Portland on a Community Trip to Israel in March 2020, organized by the Jewish Federation of Portland.

Family Friendly (ages 5 and up) with diverse, rich programming. The trip has been greatly subsidized by generous Portland donors.

Further discounts with early bird registration by November 15, 2018. Final registration September 2019.

Full itinerary and trip details can be found here.
Contact Oriana Kahn Hurwit or Rebecca Kovach for more information.

Donations Needed for OVE
TBI partners with the Jewish Federation of Lane County to help provide much needed donations for Opportunity Village (OVE) residents. OVE  provides tiny houses for people transitioning from homelessness.  There is no electricity or heat, so items that provide warmth are especially important. Please bring donations to the barrel in front of the office. Click here for a full list of needs.

Please let everyone at Temple Beth Israel  know that Opportunity Village is ever so thankful for the donations. We are so appreciative of all that your members do for the village. The blankets are especially appreciated as we have many new villagers who came in with little bedding and now that it is getting so cold they will stay warm.

Alice Gentry
Opportunity Village Council

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