Sunday, June 12, 2022

Announcing Our Kibbutz Residential Fellowship!

Shalom Cascadia, in conjunction with Hakhel, a Jewish communities incubator, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our new community engagement fellowship.  Come live, work, and celebrate community with us in southeast Portland, Oregon! Click here for more information, or contact us for more information or for an application.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Jewish Tarot Readings

We're very proud to again offer a Torah/Tarot connection. Our Community Coordinator has been on a creative streak during the pandemic, and has created a new tarot deck for Jewish readings, among other fantastic endeavors. She is now offering guidance in Portland or on Zoom! Contact her through our facebook page. Many years ago we were introduced to kabbalistic tarot through community member Dovid Krafchow, who gave wonderful readings during his time living at our kibbutz (buy his book on the topic here), and we have been inspired to explore this connection ever since. 

If you're familiar with the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck, you've noticed Hebrew letters on the cards. This article from Hey Alma lays out some history and context for the Torah/Tarot connection.

Wheel of Fortune is all about the limit of our free will. It’s about riding the waves of life when you have no idea what is to come. Not knowing the future means the possibilities — of greatness or of sorrow — are endless. There’s no way of knowing what is to come, so we just have to hang tight. It’s about how the only thing we can control is ourselves and how we respond to a situation. Around the wheel on the card we can see the word ‘TORA” as well as “יהוה” — the unspoken Hebrew word for God. - Caro Sarkozi for Hey Alma


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Upcoming Observances

Events vary with the season, and often include holiday observances such as Pesach, Hanukkah, and Sukkot.

Check the schedule to see what we're currently offering.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Secret Sea / Rhapsody Machine House Show

Locals Rhapsody Machine will open for Israeli indie pop icon Amit Erez, who performs as The Secret Sea.

Saturday, May 12, 8 pm. 1005 SE 49th Ave, Portland, Oregon.

Tickets here. Suggested ticket price is $5-$15. All proceeds will be distributed to the musicians.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Grant from Hazon to Support our Purchase of Higher Welfare Eggs

Thank you so much to the wonderful folks at Hazon for awarding Shalom Cascadia our first grant! The money will go toward our purchases of higher welfare eggs.

We made the commitment a few months ago to buy eggs only from farms and suppliers that treat their chickens humanely. Since my challah recipe uses five eggs, it means a lot to me to know that I'm baking with high quality ingredients and serving cruelty-free bread on Shabbat every week.