Find Your Place
at Neveh Shalom

Find Your Place
at Neveh Shalom

Discover educational opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschool to adult learning, including our b’nai mitzvah program, Hebrew language training, and the largest Jewish library in the Northwest.

Our community groups are where members thrive. See what’s available for young families, interfaith families, LGBTQ, young professionals, social action, 65+, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and more.

Neveh Shalom Spirit

Find details about all of our Shabbat and holiday service options, as well as helpful information about life cycle events for anyone who might be visiting a synagogue for the first time.

Discover educational opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschool to adult learning, including our b’nai mitzvah program, Hebrew language training, and the largest Jewish library in the Northwest.

Our community groups are where members thrive. See what’s available for young families, interfaith families, LGBTQ, young professionals, social action, 65+, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and more.

Neveh Shalom Spirit

Find details about all of our Shabbat and holiday service options, as well as helpful information about life cycle events for anyone who might be visiting a synagogue for the first time.

“Against an age of alienation, isolation, and polarization, we are building a community of connection and encounter. Our goal is to fulfill the prophet Isaiah’s dream: Neveh Shalom will be a house for people of all backgrounds, orientations, genders, and viewpoints. We will then share our culture with the larger community and world.”

– RABBI DAVID KOSAK

Neveh Shalom Calendar of Events

Every day there’s something new happening at Neveh Shalom. Find out more about upcoming special events, and click on the calendar button to see our full schedule and recurring events.

Israel360: An Evening with Ashager Araro—An Israeli-Ethiopian Activist

Wednesday, October 20 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to hear the story of and have a discussion with Ashager Araro—a woman breaking down barriers in Israel. Araro was born on an Ethiopian roadside, while her parents escaped to Israel through O...

In Person Family Shabbat with Rabbi Eve

Friday, October 22 | 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
4th Friday, 5:15pm on the lower courtyard Please come and join Rabbi Eve for our first in-person family shabbat service! We are so excited to get our Shoreshim and Anafim families back together! Servi...

Sisterhood Book Club

Monday, October 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Sisterhood for their book club discussion October 25: The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn. November 29: It Happened in Italy, by Elizabeth Bettina December 27: All The Rivers, by Dorit Rabinyan...

Israel360 – Upheaval: the Journey of Menachem Begin – Film Screening & Discussion with Director

Thursday, November 4 | 7:00 pm
Congregation Neveh Shalom, Israel 360, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland are pleased to invite you to a free online screening of the documentary, Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin, t...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 19

Beginning Hebrew

Tuesday, October 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 19

Machon Ivrit – Modern Hebrew

Tuesday, October 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 20

Learning to Leyn: Chanting Torah for Beginners and Beyond

Wednesday, October 20 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 20

Israel360: An Evening with Ashager Araro—An Israeli-Ethiopian Activist

Wednesday, October 20 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us to hear the story of and have a discussion with Ashager Araro—a woman breaking down barriers in Israel. Araro was b...

In Person Family Shabbat with Rabbi Eve

Friday, October 22 | 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
4th Friday, 5:15pm on the lower courtyard Please come and join Rabbi Eve for our first in-person family shabbat service! We a...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 19

Beginning Hebrew

Tuesday, October 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 19

Machon Ivrit – Modern Hebrew

Tuesday, October 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 20

Learning to Leyn: Chanting Torah for Beginners and Beyond

Wednesday, October 20 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 20

Weekly Inspiration

Weekly Inspiration

WRITINGS FROM OUR CLERGY TEAM

Each week our clergy, Rabbi Kosak and Rabbi Posen, write sermons and divrei Torah for synagogue communications and services. Here you’ll find weekly writings and an archive of past writings. If you’re not subscribed to our email list, visit our Contact page to sign up to receive these writings by email.

Dancing with Desire

There’s a classic joke about a rabbi on vacation in France. Far away from congregants, the rabbi orders a roast suckling pig with all the garnishes—potatoes, vegetables, the apple in the mouth, all on a bed of kale—the full works. Just as the loaded-down platter arrives, the president of the synagogue appears as though from nowhere and is completely shocked. “Rabbi, what are you doing!?” Thinking quickly, the rabbi exclaims, “Oy, what a crazy country, I ordered a baked apple, and this is how they serve it!”

The Big House – Parshat Lech Lecha 5782

What you consider a home or house may look different from everyone else’s. This week’s Torah portion reminds us that we all come from somewhere, whether your “somewhere” is a specific block in a suburb or the whole planet, but even more important is the somewhere you make for yourself. 

WRITINGS FROM OUR CLERGY TEAM

Each week our clergy, Rabbi Kosak and Rabbi Posen, write sermons and divrei Torah for synagogue communications and services. Here you’ll find weekly writings and an archive of past writings. If you’re not subscribed to our email list, visit our Contact page to sign up to receive these writings by email.

Dancing with Desire

There’s a classic joke about a rabbi on vacation in France. Far away from congregants, the rabbi orders a roast suckling pig with all the garnishes—potatoes, vegetables, the apple in the mouth, all on a bed of kale—the full works. Just as the loaded-down platter arrives, the president of the synagogue appears as though from nowhere and is completely shocked. “Rabbi, what are you doing!?” Thinking quickly, the rabbi exclaims, “Oy, what a crazy country, I ordered a baked apple, and this is how they serve it!”

The Big House – Parshat Lech Lecha 5782

What you consider a home or house may look different from everyone else’s. This week’s Torah portion reminds us that we all come from somewhere, whether your “somewhere” is a specific block in a suburb or the whole planet, but even more important is the somewhere you make for yourself. 

Community Groups

Community Groups

A Place for
Community

Community is the heartbeat of Neveh Shalom. When you participate in community groups, you connect to Jewish tradition in new and exciting ways while making lifelong friends. Browse our list of groups to find a place to belong.

A Place for
Community

Community is the heartbeat of Neveh Shalom. When you participate in community groups, you connect to Jewish tradition in new and exciting ways while making lifelong friends. Browse our list of groups to find a place to belong.

Keruv – Interfaith & Dual Heritage Families

We welcome non-Jewish family members to participate in many aspects of our community. Find programming and resources especially for interfaith and dual heritage families.

Shoreshim Programming for Young Families

Neveh Shalom creates fun and meaningful events aimed at children 0-5 and their families. Join us for Tot Shabbat, PJ Havdallah, and potluck dinners.

Keshet – LGBTQ Individuals & Families

Our synagogue is proud to be part of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, and we welcome all LGBTQ individuals and families with a LGBTQ family member.

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