Coming Events Aug. 24-Sept. 7

Image: Recognizing most events this year are taking place on Zoom, Cassandra Sagan and Stefanie Hausman created this image for Havurah Shalom's Havurah Chai Hi Soiree on Aug. 25.

Aug. 24: Recruitment Happy Hour for Women’s Giving Circle
The Women’s Giving Circle invites women to explore the possibilities of this year’s new realities at the group’s annual recruitment happy hour (on Zoom of course).
The Women’s Giving Circle of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland seeks to expand and improve opportunities and choices in all aspects of Jewish women and girl’s lives through strategic and effective grantmaking. This will be the group’s fifth cycle of grantmaking.
The recruitment happy hour begins at 7 pm, Aug. 24. Co-chairs Felicia Rosenthal and Jess Hilbert invite interested women to explore this year’s Women’s Giving Circle. 
“We have the opportunity to be part of creating new realities in our community,” says the invitation. “We are a community. We learn about each other’s values and interests, and together have a greater impact than any of us could on our own.”
Participants must make a $1,000-2,500 commitment as well as $500 to the community needs campaign. 
RSVP to by Friday, Aug. 21. 

Aug. 25: Havurah Chai Hi Soiree
New and prospective members of Havurah Shalom are invited to meet each other and long-time members at this informal Zoom gathering.
The Havurah Welcome Committee invites new and newish faces to the “Havurah Chai Hi Soiree” – an informal Zoom gathering  at 7 pm, Aug. 25. Ask questions about Havurah. It’ll be an evening of storytelling, kibbitzing and noshing all over Zoom – a warm, low-pressure event to get to know more about the community and what members are up to in these trying times.
Register at:

Sept. 7: Big Truck Day 

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center will continue its annual Big Truck Day, but this year visitors will view the big vehicles from their cars. 
Families can sign up for a designated time slot between 11 am and 1 pm, Sept. 7.  Drive through the MJCC parking lot to check out fire trucks, construction vehicles, motorcycles and classic cars. 
Families can also pre-purchase a falafel and fries from the new food truck on campus, Garbanzos. 
Pre-registration is required. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot and order falafel at:


You can find more online events on the Community Calendar.


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