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.

Ancestral Ghosts in Your Genome: Can Trauma be Passed Down From One Generation to the Next?

Wednesday, April 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this lecture you will learn about the science behind trauma and what is being discovered about how it can be passed down in our genes. Guest speaker: Michael Skinner, Founding Director, Center for ...

Kid’s Story Time with Renown Author Linda Elovitz Marshall

Thursday, April 4 | 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
We are blessed to have children’s book author, Linda Elovitz Marshall (Mitzvah Magician, Grandma Rose’s Magic, The Passover Lamb) come to Neveh Shalom! She will share some of her very spec...

Seven Decades of Rabbinic Impact – Honoring Rabbi Joshua Stampfer: His Life and Legacy

Saturday, April 6 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for this special event honoring the 70th anniversary of Rabbi Stampfer’s time in the rabbinate. There will be a special Mincha service, sermon by Rabbi Stampfer, a panel of three Portland r...

2nd Night CNS Community Seder

Saturday, April 20 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the CNS community for a special 2nd night Passover Seder. This seder will be friendly for all ages and stages of life. Please keep your eye out for more information. Questions? 503.246.8831.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 26

Maximizing a Meaningful Life with Mussar

Tuesday, March 26 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 29

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, March 29 | 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 30

Combined Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, March 30 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 31

God for Grown Ups with Rabbi Kosak

Sunday, March 31 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am

Ancestral Ghosts in Your Genome: Can Trauma be Passed Down From One Generation to the Next?

Wednesday, April 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this lecture you will learn about the science behind trauma and what is being discovered about how it can be passed down i...

Kid’s Story Time with Renown Author Linda Elovitz Marshall

Thursday, April 4 | 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
We are blessed to have children’s book author, Linda Elovitz Marshall (Mitzvah Magician, Grandma Rose’s Magic, Th...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 26

Maximizing a Meaningful Life with Mussar

Tuesday, March 26 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 29

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, March 29 | 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 30

Combined Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, March 30 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 31

God for Grown Ups with Rabbi Kosak

Sunday, March 31 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am

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.

Getting Out and Getting In

As many of you know, our congregation takes security needs very seriously. We have had a pretty well-thought out plan that we revisited each year. We have applied for a grant from the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) for several years running. Our two schools also regularly schedule drills. We were ahead of the curve by many measures.

Preparing for Change – Parshat Tzav 5779

We’re often told just to adapt and roll with the changes, but transitions take more than that. I’m fascinated by the ways in which we prepare for major events in our lives. This week’s portion, Parshat Tzav, contains one such example. Reading this section of Torah reminds us that it’s ok to treat big transitions with all the pomp and preparation they need. That’s how we acknowledge the change.

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.

Getting Out and Getting In

As many of you know, our congregation takes security needs very seriously. We have had a pretty well-thought out plan that we revisited each year. We have applied for a grant from the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) for several years running. Our two schools also regularly schedule drills. We were ahead of the curve by many measures.

Preparing for Change – Parshat Tzav 5779

We’re often told just to adapt and roll with the changes, but transitions take more than that. I’m fascinated by the ways in which we prepare for major events in our lives. This week’s portion, Parshat Tzav, contains one such example. Reading this section of Torah reminds us that it’s ok to treat big transitions with all the pomp and preparation they need. That’s how we acknowledge the change.

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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