HHD service PDX (Portland, OR)



Friday Night – September 18, 2015

  • The Friday Night between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

  • Free

  • No Hebrew, no affiliation, no theology required

  • An outside-the-box spiritual service

  • Adults (12 and older only, please)

I’m Rabbi Brian of Religion-Outside-the-Box. I’ve been running High Holy Day services for 15 years. And, I used to run them the way you might be used to – from the book. Every year since 5755, I have led an increasingly more open, organic, and spiritual service. I did away with the book entirely and now run a service from an 8.5 by 11 page and from the heart. Three years ago, my family and I moved from Los Angeles to Portland where I continue the tradition.

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6pm gathering.
Friday night, September 18, 2015.
Service starts at 6:30.
Meet under the metal structure behind Hollyrood School at the Northeast corner of Grant Park. PDX
(Sunset will be  at 7:15)
Bring a camping or other type of chair to sit on
Contemplate the universal themes of forgiveness, at-one-ment, death, and love.
Part Dharma-talk, part rebbe’s tisch, part introspection, part group sharing, part contemplation. (You don’t need to share if you do not want to.)
If you’ve never been to a High Holy Service before or if you usually attend, come either way
We will conclude by 8:15.

Erika RuberI have always loved this time of year.  I love that the Jewish New Year and these 10 Holy days coincides with a time that I often feel reflective and thoughtful.  Gathering with Rabbi Brian last year was such a wonderful way to thoughtfully examine the meaning of these holidays – this time of year in the Jewish calendar.  Rabbi Brian offered a meaningful approach to creating ritual that I got so much out of.
Erika R. (SE Portland)

Bill ZuelkeLast year as a favor to a friend, I attended Rabbi Brian’s High holy day services, held in a local park. Being a life long catholic, I am no stranger to ritual and its potential for helping us find the way to holiness. Also being catholic I had no idea what to expect. I was blessed by the experience, nurtured and challenged. It will not lightly be pulled from its place on my calendar for this year and the future.
Bill Z. (NE Portland)


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September 18, 2015. 6pm-8:15pm.
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