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Homeless Ministry – Brown Bag Dinners

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | 0 comments

Homeless Ministry – Brown Bag Dinners

On October 27, 2017, Beit Shalom Balevav had a great time serving the homeless in our local community at the Share House in down-town Vancouver, Washington. Over 60 people enjoyed a custom-made, home-made smoked chicken sandwich or pita gyro.  Everyone had a chance to get at least one and most took an extra with them for later in a brown bag.  It was very delicious and many compliments by the patrons.  We also got the portable stove going and were able to serve popular hot drinks to include hot coco and coffee with pumpkin spice creamer. We...

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Camp Meeting 2017

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Jewish | Christian Relations | 0 comments

Camp Meeting 2017

Beit Shalom Balevav set up and ran a new booth at the summer camp meeting of the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Gladstone, Oregon.  The booth ran from July 18-22 and it draws thousands of campers together for a fun learning experience with family, friends, and fellow believers.  Its a time of fellowship, discovery, and serious Bible studies.  Each day there are multiple events, seminars, classes and activities for all ages (young and old alike).  The featured speaker at the main pavilion each night was Pastor Ty Gibson of...

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Clark County Fair 2017

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Jewish | Christian Relations | 0 comments

Clark County Fair 2017

Beit Shalom Balevav set up a 30 foot booth at the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, Washington from August 4-13, 2017.  The Clark County Fair is one of the longest running (since 1868), biggest, best, and most exciting county fairs in the United States.  We displayed a real, 200 year-old Torah Scroll, a replica of the Great Isaiah Scroll found in Qumran area in 1947 (dating over 2,300 years old).  We also had a Bible plinko board game where fairgoers had to correctly answer a Bible question in order to play and win free prizes.  Over the ten...

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Mother’s Day Homeless Ministry

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Homeless Ministry

Mother’s Day Homeless Ministry

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Homeless Ministry at Share House in Vancouver, Washington on Mother’s Day. A huge success as Beit Shalom Balevav set up outside the homeless shelter to make homemade doughnuts, distribute necessities, and hand-out roses to mothers and women who are less fortunate.  We made several dozen doughnuts, on the spot, with a camp stove and pot of boiling oil.  These were rolled in cinnamon and covered with fresh, homemade strawberry sauce.  These treats were a big hit and several dozen homeless people stopped by and waited...

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Backyard Birding Workshop 2017

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Backyard Birding Workshop 2017

Backyard Birding Workshop 2017

April 30, 2017: Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.  Vancouver, Washington.  Tyler Hartlauer presented on how to attract and care for God’s amazing birds in your backyard.  It was a very nice, pleasant sunny day, after having one of the wettest seasons of record.  The turnout was very good too.  Many people stayed over the time to have great food, fellowship, asks questions, and to put together a bird house kit for their backyard.  Erik Herngren, who runs the volunteer services of Columbia Springs said that it was one of...

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Passover Seder – 2017 – Photo Album

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Jewish | Christian Worship, Moedim | Comments Off on Passover Seder – 2017 – Photo Album

Passover Seder – 2017  – Photo Album

Friday, April 14, 2017. Our community Seder is one event we look forward to every year. In fact, we start planning for the next one as soon as the last year’s Seder is over. In 2017, we rented the Luepke Center at the Marshall Community Center in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Here are pictures from behind the scenes and from the Seder itself.                                                        ...

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Purim Party 2017

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Purim Party 2017

Purim Party 2017

March 18, 2017: A festive time to reflect on how the LORD of Hosts fights for His people.  He becomes an enemy to our enemies, despite our shortcomings, failures, and tendency to wonder.  Yes, all things work together for good to those that put their confidence in the God of Abraham.  Like the wind, we don’t see it, but we see the evidence of its work and power.  God is active and quick to move mountains and transform hearts even in our day — although concealed in the Spirit — He is real and alive in our world today....

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Tikkun Olam Tree Planting for Tu B’Shevat

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Tikkun Olam Tree Planting for Tu B’Shevat

Tikkun Olam Tree Planting for Tu B’Shevat

Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Beit Shalom Balevav planted 100 trees near the green spaces of the Burnt Bridge Creek Natural Watershed area of Vancouver, Washington.  The event was combined with a larger MLK Day volunteer event that was postponed due to icy weather and frozen ground during a large snow storm that hit the local area during the end of January.  The event planted about 6,000!  BSB’s crew wanted to plant more, but some of the younger volunteers wanted to plant more too. Big thank you to the Clark County Watershed Stewards and...

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Healthy Cooking Class for Men

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Healthy Cooking Class for Men

Healthy Cooking Class for Men

February 10, 2017: Free community cooking class for men at Chuck’s Produce in Salmon Creek, WA.   Best Shalom Balevav taught this practical class and shared ideas and recipes that are simple, delightful, and healthy.  Everyone also got to taste the strawberry crepes, blueberry-stuffed french toast, and Denise’s tofu-vegetable crepes. The effort for a man to cook a delightful meal for his wife may go a long way to strengthen the relationship, especially in the bedroom.  Free information was given on healthy dating rules, marriage,...

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Snow Day 2017

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Tzadik-2017 | Comments Off on Snow Day 2017

Snow Day 2017

January 29, 2017.  A beautiful, clear, and sunny day up in the Cascade Mountains.  A very popular and scenic snow shoeing trail near Mt. Hood turns into a nice, long hike to one of Oregon’s most photographed spots!  Feeding the gray jays was a real unique and unforgettable experience.

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