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Candle Lighting - 7:22 pm
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
April 3 (21 Nisan, 5781)
Dear Friends,
I hope that you are all enjoying the days of Chol HaMoed with your friends or family. As we connect to this joyous time, I’m pleased to share our latest podcast A Love LessonThis broadcast will help you connect to the real message of Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs), which we will read in Shul this Shabbat. You can also check out our recent broadcast, Shalom Bayit on Pesach & Beyond.
Please note that we plan to offer both an indoor as well as outdoor Minyan this Shabbat and Sunday morning at 9:00 am. This will help accommodate for those who need to be outdoors, as well as for social distancing protocols. If you are going to attend the outdoor Minyan, make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Yizkor will take place on Sunday at approximately 10:30 am, and we anticipate purchasing back our Chametz on Sunday night around 9:00 pm.
Chag Sameyach,
Rabbi Ken Brodkin
To register for minyanim click here.
Kesser Classes
Daf Yomi - ONLINE
Join us daily for Daf Yomi with Rabbi Fischer. Click this link to join the class live, and click here to see the schedule. You can download the entire Talmud for free on your mobile device with apps like Sefaria and E-Daf.
Parshat Hashavua
Join Rabbi Fischer every Monday evening at 7:30 pm to learn about the weekly Torah portion and get involved with a Q&A. Click here to join the Zoom meeting. To enhance your experience, read the Parsha before class.
Kesser Events
Community Events
What: Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

Since 2013, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in partnership with other Jewish as well as secular non-profits, has been hosting Good Deeds Day for the Portland Metro Area.

This year, due to Covid restrictions, we decided to shift from a day of service to highlighting both special, date-specific volunteer opportunities AND opportunities over the next month and beyond for individuals and families to “do good” wherever and however it is safe & meaningful for them.

When: Starting with projects on April 11 specifically as well as other days in April/early May, AND on an ongoing basis, you and yours can volunteer, connect and make a difference locally, virtually—SO many opportunities, family friendly ones, too!

How: Visit our webpage: where date specific AND ongoing opportunities are available. Registration may be required by a participating organization so make sure to click through on their organization for full details.

Questions: Contact Caron Blau Rothstein, or 503-245-6449
Garbonzos - Falafel Bar
The Garbonzos food cart is located in the MJCC parking lot. It is open Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm and Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. The menu includes pita sandwiches, plate options, soup, and sides. Garbonzos is gluten free and vegan. Click here for the full menu. To place a phone order call (503) 475 - 4875.

Kosher Meals to Go Available from Cafe at the J
(Orders due Tuesday by 8 pm, Pickup Thursday between 3-5 pm)
Allen Levin of Century Catering & Cafe at the J is preparing kosher meals for people to take home and serve. Currently, regular orders are due by midnight Tuesday for pickup between 3:00-5:00 pm Thursday at the turnaround in front of the MJCC. The menu offers soup; entrees including schnitzel, fish, beef, chicken and burger options; and dessert. Meals certified by Oregon Kosher. For the coming week’s menu and to order meals, click here, or email by Sunday 6:00 pm to sign up to receive the weekly menu. (If you do not receive a confirmation, please try again.)

Holy Smokes - Righteous Eats
Holy Smokes is located on 3975 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and is open for take out. Click here to view the full menu. They serve barbecue and smoked meats. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options. Contact Holy Smokes at (503) 706 - 1006.
Want to share announcements, community news, or events? Click here to send your news to be added to next week's email.
Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland
Jewish or “Hebrew” Free Loan Associations have been in the business of providing interest-free loans to individuals across North America for over a century. There is a recognition that sometimes life throws a wrench in one’s plans, and that the support of one’s community can make the difference in how that challenge is met.

April 2 - April 9
Daf Yomi (online) - 6:00 am
Shacharit (online) - 6:45 am
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:45 pm
Candle Lighting - 7:22 pm

Outdoor Shacharit - 9:00 am
Indoor Shacharit - 9:00 am
Mincha/Maariv - 7:20 pm
Candle Lighting - 8:28 pm

Outdoor Shacharit - 9:00 am
Indoor Shacharit - 9:00 am
Yizkor - 10:30 am
Mincha - 6:30 pm
Neilat Hachag - 7:00 pm
Maariv - 8:20 pm
Havdalah - 8:29

Daf Yomi (online) - 6:15
Shacharit (online) - 7:00 am
Mincha/Maariv (online) - 7:30 pm

Daf Yomi (online)- 6:15 am
Shacharit (online) - 7:00 am
Mincha/Maariv (online) - 7:30 pm

Daf Yomi (online) - 6:15 am
Shacharit (online) - 7:00 am
Mincha/Maariv (online) - 7:30 pm

Daf Yomi (online) - 6:15 am
Shacharit (online) - 7:00 am
Mincha/Maariv (online) - 7:30 pm

Daf Yomi (online) - 6:15 am
Shacharit (online) - 7:00 am
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:45 pm
Candle Lighting - 7:31 pm
Click here to view zmanim for Nisan

CHOLIM LIST: Each week during the Torah Reading we make a misheberach for those who are ill. Click here for our current misheberach list. To add a name, please email us.
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