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.

Young Family Berry Picking

Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join other young families and friends for delicious berry picking and storytime at Smith Berry Barn. RSVP to Rabbi Eve at: eposen@nevehshalom.org.

Holiday Chai-Lites: A Musical and Spiritual Preview of the High Holy Days

Sunday, July 21 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cantor Bryce Emily Megdal will be joining us for the High Holy Days this year. Join Rabbi Posen, Cantor Bitton, and Cantor Bryce as they share some of their favorite musical and liturgical moments fro...

CNS 150: Shabbat in the Park

Friday, July 26 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join Congregation Neveh Shalom in celebrating its 150th anniversary with a very special Shabbat in the Park. We will meet at Director Park for Israeli dancing, singing and special walking tours...

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Plaza with Ilene Safyan

Friday, August 2 | 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
From now through September, every Friday night at 6:15pm you can enjoy our beautiful Portland summer evenings singing, praying and schmoozing outside on our upper plaza! This Friday, Ilene Safyan will...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri 19

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Plaza

Friday, July 19 | 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Sat 20

Tot Shabbat (0-5 years old)

Saturday, July 20 | 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Sun 21

Young Family Berry Picking

Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Young Family Berry Picking

Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join other young families and friends for delicious berry picking and storytime at Smith Berry Barn. RSVP to Rabbi Eve at: ep...

Holiday Chai-Lites: A Musical and Spiritual Preview of the High Holy Days

Sunday, July 21 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cantor Bryce Emily Megdal will be joining us for the High Holy Days this year. Join Rabbi Posen, Cantor Bitton, and Cantor Br...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri 19

Kabbalat Shabbat on the Plaza

Friday, July 19 | 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Sat 20

Tot Shabbat (0-5 years old)

Saturday, July 20 | 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Sun 21

Young Family Berry Picking

Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Two Jews, One Was a Role Model

After a long and full week, I sat down to listen to some Jazz and enjoy a can of sparkling LaCroix water—the grapefruit or “Pamplemousse” is my favorite. I pulled out this amazing recording of Oscar Peterson playing—and recreating—the Cole Porter song book.

From Bad to Worse – Parshat Chukat 5779

Regardless of your stance on how much immigration should be allowed or what that process should entail, the “solutions” we have for these families trying to escape life-threatening situations in their home countries are, in effect, kicking them while they’re down. Does this solve the root problem or take a bad situation and make it worse?

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.

Two Jews, One Was a Role Model

After a long and full week, I sat down to listen to some Jazz and enjoy a can of sparkling LaCroix water—the grapefruit or “Pamplemousse” is my favorite. I pulled out this amazing recording of Oscar Peterson playing—and recreating—the Cole Porter song book.

From Bad to Worse – Parshat Chukat 5779

Regardless of your stance on how much immigration should be allowed or what that process should entail, the “solutions” we have for these families trying to escape life-threatening situations in their home countries are, in effect, kicking them while they’re down. Does this solve the root problem or take a bad situation and make it worse?

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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