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Shabbat on the Upper Plaza!
Every Friday night 6:15 pm
Enjoy our beautiful NW summer evenings singing, praying and schmoozing! (Weather permitting).

Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years)
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at 10:15 am. Zidell Chapel
A fun and engaging service for families with babies, toddlers, and children up to age 5. Join our skilled early childhood educators their good friend Shabbos Mouse for Neveh Shalom’s liveliest Shabbat service. Bagel lunch following the service.

Storytime at Hillsdale Farmers Market at Rieke Playground with Rabbi Eve Posen
Sundays, June 25, July 30, August 6 at 10:30 am

Fun for all ages! Co-sponsored by PJ Library.


Speaker Series, Sponsored By Men’s Club: Ins and Outs of the Restaurant Business (rescheduled from winter)
Sun, June 4, 9:40am, Stampfer Chapel
Andrew Fortgang, fellow congregant and owner of Little Bird and Le Pigeon, will speak about the restaurant biz. Free brunch to Men’s Club members, $5 donation requested from others.

Wondering Jews Field Trip to Bob’s Red Mill
Tuesday, June 6, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Join the Wondering Jews community for an enjoyable trip to Bob’s Red Mill. RSVP to:

Shoreshim Shabbat Afternoon Hike and Snack
Saturday, June 10, 3:00 pm at Tryon Creek.
Join other young families for a fun Shabbat hike at Tryon Creek State Park. We will meet at the visitors center. FREE and snacks will be provided.
For more information, contact Rabbi Eve: For families with children 5 and under.

Sisterhood End of Year Picnic
Sunday, June 11, 5:00pm
We will hold our end of the year picnic at the home of Marsha Strongin. She will provide the kosher hot dogs and hamburgers, and we’d like to have you bring a pot-luck non-dairy something to share! Families are invited. RSVP to Marsha at 512-422-1649, or

Annual Congregational Meeting
Thurs, June 15, 7:00pm, Birnbach Hall
All members are welcome to attend.

CNS Keshet Pride Shabbat Evening
Friday, June 16, 5:45pm
Celebrate Pride Weekend with a special Shabbat dinner! All LGBTQ individuals and allies are welcome (CNS members and non-members are welcome).
5:45pm: Appetizers;
6:15pm: Shabbat Evening Service;
7:15pm: Shabbat Dinner

CNS Participates in Portland Pride Parade!
Sunday, June 18 starting at 8:00am, Portland Waterfront W. Burnside and NW Park Ave
This year CNS celebrates pride as part of Portland Jewish Pride: . To get involved or help with planning, please contact Beth Milliner at 540-819-1807 or We will have t-shirts for purchase that will represent CNS Pride, and a van for those who would like to participate but not walk. Are you unable to participate but want to support the effort?  Donations appreciated!

Fourth Fridays with Rabbi Eve Posen
Friday, June 23 (July 28, August 25), 5:15pm, Offsite
Join Rabbi Eve and welcome Shabbat with music and stories, potluck dinner to follow. Click here to RSVP and for directions. Co-Sponsored by PJ Library.

CNS Sisterhood Sunday/ Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, June 25, 12:30 pm
Embrace Rosh Chodesh – a women’s sacred time. Join Karen Sharp, herbalist and student of spiritual thought, as we find ways to bring the spiritual themes of each Jewish month to our lives using our senses in different ways. Contact Dana Sirkin:


Young Families Berry Picking
Sunday, July 9 at 10:30am at Smith Berry Barn
Pick fresh berries with your young ones on a fun farm outing! For families with children ages 5 and under. RSVP:

Wondering Jews explore Portland with Urban PDX
Monday, July 10
We will be going to the Oregon Botanical Garden in Silverton for a lovely outing amongst the flowers and plants with our hosts Urban PDX. Transportation provided. Cost and time are TBD. For more info:

Neveh Shalom outing at Krueger’s Farm with live music
Thursday, July 13, 5:30pm
Join other Neveh Shalom members for a fun night of music and food at Krueger’s Farm in Sauvie Island. Bring a picnic or buy food from one of the vendors (cash only). $15 per car. The music goes from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. We will start gathering at 5:30pm. For more information, email

NEW! Book/Film Club
Thursday, July 13, Time
This is open to anyone over 18 that loves to read, have interesting conversation and watch films.  Our first book is “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner.  Please come prepared to discuss the book and then watch the film.  Bring your own goodies!  Coffee and tea will be on hand. For more info:

Synopsis of the book “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner:

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

Sunday Parkways in NE
Sunday, July 23
Enjoy Sunday Parkways in Northeast and help Neveh Shalom outreach to potential new members! Please contact Daniela Meltzer, Membership and Community Engagement Director, if you are interested in volunteering, or 503.293.7313.

Fourth Friday’s with Rabbi Eve
Friday, July 28 (August 25), 5:15pm, Offsite
Join Rabbi Eve and welcome Shabbat with music and stories, potluck dinner to follow. Click here to RSVP and for directions. Co-Sponsored by PJ Library.

Erev Tisha B’Av Service
Monday, July 31, 8:30pm, Zidell Chapel
Eicha reading, Havdalah and Ma’ariv


Tisha B’Av Service
Tuesday, August 1, 7:00am, Zidell Chapel
Tallit/tefillin are not worn that morning.

All 25+ year Neveh Shalom members are invited for a special Shabbat Dinner!
Friday, August 4
We would like to honor all of our long-standing members with a special Shabbat dinner following Shabbat services.  Please RSVP to  $18 per person

Games in the Park
Saturday, August 5, 1:00pm
Join CNS for games and fun after Shabbat mornings services.

Wondering Jews Field Trip – Wine Tasting with Urban PDX
Monday, August 7
For questions , please contact Membership and Community Engagement Director, Daniela Meltzer, 503.293.7313 |

Fourth Friday’s with Rabbi Eve
Friday, August 25, 5:15pm, Offsite
Join Rabbi Eve and welcome Shabbat with music and stories, potluck dinner to follow. Click here to RSVP and for directions. Co-Sponsored by PJ Library.


Back to Shul!
Sunday, September 3, 11:00am-1:00pm
Join us for music, food and fun at our annual BBQ on the Plaza! Time to reconnect with friends and opportunities for students to meet ALIYAH K-6 teachers and Foundation School (18 mo. – pre-K) teachers, too! Free. Open to the entire community. All ages welcome!  Please RSVP here.