›› Welcome to P'nai Or
Our joyous worship is infused with singing, chanting, and dance. We “pray with our feet” through tikkun olam (social justice) partnerships within and beyond our local community. We dive deeply into Torah, learning from Chassidic masters as well as other wisdom traditions. And we celebrate the divine image reflected in the rich tapestry of individuals and families – LGBT, Interfaith, Jews by Birth, and Jews by Choice – who journey with us.
P'nai Or means 'Faces of Light' in Hebrew.
Participate in one of our joyous gatherings of community while supporting P'nai Or! Invite your friends to our ongoing parties:
Ongoing: Kombucha starter (“Scooby”) and complete instructions to brew 3 quarts of Kombucha at a time. Send $18 check to P’nai Or with “Kombucha” on the memo line, then call Betty Esthelle to order (360-882-0690) and arrange pickup at services or make other arrangements. Betty has been brewing kombucha for over 30 years!
Extended! Now through May 31: The No Pain, All Gain Fundraiser from Rosi Goldsmith: Therapeutic massage sessions between now and May 3 at 25% off ($60 per hour instead of $80). All proceeds, including tips, go to P'nai Or. Rosi specializes in neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle and foot injuries, as well as body-mind and neurological issues, and uses gentle techniques. Please first call 503-708-2911 or email email@example.com saying you are using the P'nai Or Special, then book appointments online at www.integrationmassage.com.
Any Mon-Wed by Jun 15: Consider giving yourself or your friends the gift of a colon hydrotherapy session. Jill Simons is offering gift certificates for $54 (triple chai), which is $36 less than her typical $90 charge for a session. Jill will be selling a total of 6 gift certificates with 100% of the money going to P'nai Or. Please note that the gift certificates can only be redeemed Monday-Wednesday and that they must be redeemed by June 15, 2013. If you want more information, feel free to look at Jill’s website www.allswellpdx.com. To buy or redeem a gift certificate please, contact Jill directly at 503.709.2008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education with Rabbi Debra Kolodny
Join Rabbah D’vorah for P’nai Or’s exciting Adult Education series, one Sunday a month from October 2012 through June 2013, on Conscious Community. Through text study, dialogue, reflection, and spiritual practice, we will deepen our capacity to connect with one another as we open our hearts ever more to finding G!d in every moment. We will continue to explore the gorgeous teachings of Rabbi Kalman Kalonymus Shapira (the Pieceztner Rebbe), engage the powerful and meaningful musar (ethical) material in our tradition, and plumb teachings from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi on community cohesion. Come learn, sing, expand, and delight in holy community! Free for members, $10 for non-members. Next class: June 9 at 1 pm.
(all events at St Mark unless otherwise specified)
Friday, May 24: NO Kabbalat Shabbat service
Saturday, May 25, 10 am-12:30 pm: Shabbat morning service with Rabbah D’vorah and the music group; aufruf (special pre-wedding aliyah during Torah service) for Andrew Black and Patty Freeman
Sunday, May 26, 11 am-noon: Fourth Sunday Chant Group meets on Boones Ferry Rd. RSVP REQUIRED, email email@example.com or call 503-231-8995. This is an hour of continuous Hebrew chant, meditation, and kavanot in social silence. Followed by optional brown bag lunch.
Friday, May 31: NO Kabbalat Shabbat service
Saturday, June 1, 10 am-12:30 pm: Lay-led Shabbat morning service with Batya Podos
Friday, June 7, 7:30-9 pm: Lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat with Melissa Carpenter & Bob Lowe; New Member Welcoming ritual
Saturday, June 8, 10 am-12:30 pm: Pride Shabbat, special guest Ugandan LGBTI Rights Activist Julius Kaggwa; potluck follows
Friday, June 14: NO Kabbalat Shabbat service
Saturday, June 15, 10 am-12:30 pm: Shabbat morning service with Rabbah D’vorah, Batya Podos, and the music group (Batya's birthday!)
Sunday, June 16, details TBA: P’nai Or and the Community of Welcoming Congregations will be marching in the Pride Northwest parade! Details still unfolding, but we will be having a sign-making party to get ready for this—look for more information soon!
Friday, June 21, 7:30-9:30 pm: Dance Davvenen Kabbalat Shabbat and Adalia Dinberg’s bat mitzvah!
Saturday, June 22, 10 am-12:30 pm: Adalia Dinberg’s bat mitzvah!
Friday, June 28: NO Kabbalat Shabbat service
Saturday, June 29, 10 am-12:30 pm: Lay-led Shabbat morning service with Melissa Carpenter
Saturday, June 29, 12:45 pm: Torah study with Melissa Carpenter
The shuk is open.
Abraham's Tent Interfaith Day Camp, August 20 - 24, 2012