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Our Community


  Shalom and welcome to CNS! We are a congregation that believes in the vitality of the Jewish people. Our community is filled with individuals and families who enjoy living a Jewish life that is dynamic, challenging, creative and inspirational. We welcome those new to Judaism, interfaith couples and families, and those who have a long affiliation with the rich traditions of Conservative Judaism. We truly are egalitarian and welcoming to all! CNS is the oldest and largest Conservative synagogue in Portland.


We are located in the heart of Southwest Portland, easily accessible from all points in the metropolitan area in a beautiful facility that was totally modernized and updated in 2008 featuring the largest Jewish library in the Northwest, three chapels, a boutique-style gift shop, and plenty of parking.

What's New at Neveh Shalom



The Rabbinic Search Committee is very interested in receiving your feedback on the rabbinic candidates who visit Neveh Shalom.

Our members' feedback was an important piece in shaping what we are looking for in a new rabbi. Now, your feedback on each candidate's visit will help our committee gauge how well each might fit as our new spiritual leader.

please click on the link below to provide your reactions and reflections on Rabbi Neil Tow.

Thank you.


CLICK HERE For information about Neveh Shalom's Rabbi Search 


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May 15-17, Save the date for a weekend celebrating Rabbi Daniel Isaak's 22 years at Neveh Shalom. Do you have pictures and special memories to share? We are collecting jpg photos for a memory book, as well as 100-300 essay-style reflections of the impact Rabbi Isaak has made in your life and in our community. Please send them to our committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







$2,000 could be available for your child to attend Foundation School this fall. For those who qualify, Right Start will provide funding to help you ensure your child has the right start on developing a life rooted in Jewish values and traditions. More information here!
Right Start is proudly brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Matching funding provided by the National Jewish Right Start Program, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.




isaakParshat haShavua: Vayakel-Pekudei/ Shabbat Parah Exodus 35:1-40:38/ Numbers 19:1-22

Shabbat Parah is the third of four special pre-Passover Shabbatot. On it we read about the ancient purification process for all ritually impure Israelites. Reading this portion was intended to be a special reminder for those who attended a funeral or who became impure in any other way to undergo purification, required before celebrating Passover.

Read the rest of Rabbi Isaak's weekly e-mail




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Read Rabbi Eve Posen's Blog here - Updated Weekly

Coming Events

FRI, March 20

7:30pm PDX Live! with Guest Cantor Randy Herman

SAT, March 21

10:30am KEVA

SUN, March 22

10:45am Book Talk@Neveh The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado Facilitated by Gloria Borg-Olds.

SUN, March 29

2:00pm Matinee of "Ministry of Special Cases" at Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark Street) Contact Kaiya Goldhammer at kgoldhammer@nevehshalom.org or call 503.293.7311

SUN, April 5

Special Shomrei Teva Nature Hike for Pesach (TBA)

SUN, April 12

Men’s Club Holocaust remembrance program (info page 12)

FRI, April 17

Sharing Shabbat

SUN, April 19

Shomrei Teva “Earth Day” event at Creekside Restoration Site

10:45am Book Talk @Neveh "Ministry of Special Cases."

WED, April 22

Sisterhood showing of “Blessed is the Match” (info p.12)

FRI, April 24

5:30pm PDX Live! Jr. April 24, 5:30pm Join us for a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service for young families with children 0-8 led by Cantor B and friends. The service is at 5:00pm-5:45pm, followed by a DELICIOUS Shabbat dinner. After that, the social hall will be open for some open play time.

$20/family RSVP at tinyurl.com/pdxlivejr2

6:15pm High School Graduation Shabbat - Celebrate the graduation of our High School seniors. Neveh Shalom has established a tradition of recognizing all of our students as they are about to embark on their new adventures. We look forward to this joyous evening, celebrating a parent’s pride and young person’s accomplishments, every year.

SAT, April 25

9:00am ALIYAH 5th and 6th grade families lead this special Shabbat Morning Service, open to the entire community.


Rabbi Isaak Weekend Celebration May 15-16

Fri, May 15    

7:30pm PDX Live! - Erev Shabbat musical service

Sat, May 16

9:00am Morning Shabbat service and luncheon

7:00pm Fancy Dress dinner and frivolity

(RSVP information coming soon)

Sun, May 17

Collaborative Jewish Wedding


Shabbat Times

Congregation Neveh Shalom | 2900 SW Peaceful Lane | Portland, OR 97239 | Tel: 503.246.8831 | Fax: 503.246.7553
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