The Portland Valley Feast Of Tishri will be Tuesday October 2nd.
At 7:00 pm will be the Opening Ceremony with Dinner and Toasts to follow.
Under the Statutes of the Supreme Council this is considered one of the obligatory observances and sharing of our Fraternal spirit.
The history of the “Feast of Tishri” is based upon the Feast of the Tabernacle, “Succos” described in the Old Testament. In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 23, Verse 34 we read, “The Fifteenth Day of this Seventh Month (Tishri) shall be the Feast of the Tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” It was at one time considered the greatest festival among the early Hebrews.
In ancient days, the joyous festival was observed by the Israelites in the Palestinian Autumn when they had finished the agricultural toil of the year. They thanked God and praised Him for the abundance stored in barn and bin, and offered prayers to Him and He sent new rains for the coming year.
This is a closed ceremony for Scottish Rite Members.
Dinner is beef brisket braised with pomegranate onion confit; served with Israeli couscous and tomatoes, zucchini, and smoked paprika, roasted root vegetable, and spinach salad with citrus vinaigrette, almonds, and dates. It will be just $15, please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 11:00 am Monday the 1st of October.