Operation Reconnect

Every now and then, a congregation needs to step back and hit the “refresh” button.  We need to improve how our Congregation serves its members, how our members serve each other, and how we help heal the world.  So we have launched a program for Jewish Renewal Renewal—we’re calling it Operation Reconnect—through which we will reconnect ourselves with each other and with our origins as a vibrant, participatory community, and restore our roots in Jewish values and history.  Through Operation Reconnect we will remember Havurah’s vivid beginning, rededicate ourselves to our community and to its role in the world, and reinvigorate and rejuvenate our ties to Jewish values, traditions, and practices.

Practically speaking, that means that volunteers will be reaching out to each family in Havurah to participate in this discussion and the actions that grow from it.  We hope this effort:  identifies ways for new and long-time members to find meaningful connections; orients our activities to meet the spiritual, social, and social-action needs of the community; and provides some fun and unexpected turns along the way.  This is not just a program for some—it’s a process in which we all need to participate.

Why Renew and Reconnect Havurah Shalom? Because post-modern life in the 21st-century fragments and disconnects us from others, from ourselves, from our familial and cultural origins.  Because to help heal the world effectively we must be whole ourselves and connected to our own community.  Because real participation in a vivid, questioning, seeking havurat can provide solid connections with our fellow Jews and between us and our rich Jewish tradition. Such connection to each other and to Jewish tradition doesn’t give us easy answers to life’s challenging questions, but it does give us strength to confront them and to make and then live our own answers for our own time.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
5
Fri
5:05 pm Candle lighting
Candle lighting
Feb 5 @ 5:05 pm – 5:23 pm
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Feb
6
Sat
10:00 am Community Minyan
Community Minyan
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This welcoming, warm and spiritual service includes singing, prayer, Torah reading, and haggling over the meaning. Deepen your connections and let quiet penetrate your soul on Shabbat morning. Led by Rabi Joey and community members.[...]
1:30 pm Youth Hebrew
Youth Hebrew
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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3:00 pm Shabbat School & Shabbat School ...
Shabbat School & Shabbat School ...
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Offered during Shabbat School for Shabbat School parents and other Havurahniks, from 3:10 – 4:30 pm: Oct. 17 – “Creating Great Learning Sessions” Oct. 24 – “Community Building & Classroom Management” Nov. 21 – “Music[...]
6:36 pm Havdalah (72 min)
Havdalah (72 min)
Feb 6 @ 6:36 pm – 6:37 pm
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Feb
8
Mon
7:00 pm Ketzel Levine, Portland Jewish R...
Ketzel Levine, Portland Jewish R...
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Havurah’s Tikkun Olam Committee invites you to an informational meeting, led by Ketzel Levine, about sex trafficking and what we can do to stop it. The Portland Jewish Response Group, formed earlier this year, is[...]
Feb
9
Tue
all-day Rosh Chodesh Adar I
Rosh Chodesh Adar I
Feb 9 all-day
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7:00 pm Executive Committee
Executive Committee
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Feb
10
Wed
all-day Rosh Chodesh Adar I
Rosh Chodesh Adar I
Feb 10 all-day
The new Hebrew month of Adar http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-adar?tag=icalShare this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
8:15 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Feb 10 @ 8:15 am – 9:00 am
This week’s Wednesday Morning Minyan starts early, at 8:15 am, for Rosh Chodesh.Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on[...]
6:30 pm Havurah High School
Havurah High School
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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