Join us for our Family Barn Dance!


top-hatThanks to all who joined us for "The Magic is Here" on October 18th. Each and every one of you made the evening magical. From the sponsors to the committee members, from guests to the Mitzvah Moment donors, YOU are the magical ingredient. View list of sponsors and committee members.

Upcoming Events

Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, October 25, 5:30 PM
Pollin Chapel

Young families are invited to join us for a sweet Havdalah service and program! Learn about bedtime rituals, and enjoy an age-appropriate craft and tasty treats. PJs are the requested attire...blankies, pillows, and stuffed animals are welcome, too! To RSVP, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Struggle with G-d: From Antiquity to Modernity

Session 1: Why is G-d? The Trouble With Monotheism
Sunday, October 26, 10:00 AM
Pollin Chapel
Speaker: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana

This is a series of three lectures by Rabbi Cahana about our struggle with God. In our first session on the 26th, we will discuss Idolatry and its Comforts, Fanaticism, Duality and Ethical Monotheism. While the first of three, it is not a prerequisite for the other two lectures, scheduled for November 16th and December 7th. We will have coffee and treats supplied by the Brotherhood Café! Please join us!

The Longevity Revolution

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel
David Sarasohn, Moderator

Engage in challenging dialogues with fellow congregants and friends about how to both enjoy life to the fullest and plan thoughtfully for the future.
Program Two on October 29 asks Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: Baby Boomers helping parents make significant life changes & Estate Planning: philanthropy and planned giving, inheritances, wills and trusts; durable powers of attorney, Living Wills & Powers of Attorney for Health Care; Oregon-Specific Advance Directive with Dementia Provision; etc. with experts David Fuks and Steve Kantor. Learn more.

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