Congregation Neveh Shalom is a vibrant, energetic, and egalitarian Conservative congregation dedicated to providing a home for traditional observance, study and gathering for Portland´s Jewish population.
We strive to serve Judaism and our members through worship services, Jewish education for children and adults, social and cultural activities, special experiences for all ages, and life cycle ceremonies.
Neveh Shalom was formed by the merger of two existing Conservative congregations in 1961. One of those original synagogues (Ahavai Shalom) was founded in 1869 and the other (Neveh Zedek) in 1895. We are the second oldest Jewish congregation in the Pacific Northwest and the oldest Conservative congregation on the West Coast. This history and longevity establishes for our membership a sense of respect for our traditions at the same time as we encourage new concepts and innovations.
The mission of the Congregation shall be: To maintain a Synagogue for the worship of God and the promulgation of the tenets, beliefs, and doctrines of Conservative Judaism; to maintain a Religious School to educate Jewish youth about Judaism and the history and culture of the Jewish people; to maintain cemeteries for the burying and interment of the dead; and to engage in such additional religious, educational, social, recreational, and related activities as will strengthen, maintain, and perpetuate Judaism.
An easy guide to attending services and celebrations at Congregation Neveh Shalom: Click here to watch our video “A Guide for Visitors to Neveh Shalom.”
Neveh Shalom has many rooms available for rental. We have everything from small classrooms to large gathering places to accommodate many of your needs ranging from meetings to life cycle events and celebrations.
Rental fees vary with group size and are different for members and non-members. They are updated annually.
Please contact Karen Wilkins, 503.246.8831 x111, to talk about planning your next event here and for particulars on availability, setup requests, security guidelines, and catering options.
Download the Facility Reservation Form
Photo Gallery of our Building
As a welcoming community, Neveh Shalom encourages cross-cultural understanding and dialog. We are pleased to host students or religious groups who would like to learn more about Judaism. For more information, or to schedule a tour for your group, contact Karen Wilkins, 503.246.8831 x111.