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Funeral Service for Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, z”l

December 29, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


With great sadness, we regret having to inform you of the passing last evening of our beloved Rabbi Joshua Stampfer (z”l). In addition to our great communal loss, this is a deep personal loss for his children, Shaul (Sylviane) Stampfer, Nehama (Rod) Glowgower, Meir (Claire) Stampfer, Elana (Matt, z”l) Emlen, and daughter-in-law Carol (Noam, z”l) Stampfer, as well as 20 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.     

Following a private (family only) interment, the funeral service will be Sunday, December 29th at 4:00pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom (2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, 97239)The service will be followed by a meal of consolation, also at the synagogue. 

Please see below for the schedule for visiting the family and Shiva Minyanim.
Sitting Shiva and Receiving Visitors
Monday through Thursday: 12:00-5:00pm | Friday: 12:00-3:00pm
The family will sit shiva and receive visitors at the Stampfer home (2800 Peaceful Lane, Portland 97239).
Shiva Minyanim
Monday through Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in Stampfer Chapel at Neveh Shalom
There are specific themes for each night. The upcoming ones are:
  • Monday: The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
  • Tuesday: Institute for Judaic Studies
  • Wednesday: Camp Solomon Schechter
  • Thursday: Judaic Studies at Reed College and PSU

Please do not bring food – the family has plenty. 

This past year, Congregation Neveh Shalom established the Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Professional / Leadership Development Fund. Donations may be made to that fund as well as any of the organizations Rabbi helped to establish (Camp Solomon Schechter, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education / Institute for Judaic Studies, and Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at PSU).

Congregation Neveh Shalom extends our deepest condolences to the Stampfer family, along with our prayers that a clear and loving recollection of Rabbi Joshua Stampfer will remain with all the members of his family and friends. May we all keep and share our many cherished memories.

May the family be comforted along with all other mourners in Zion…and may the name of Rabbi Joshua Stampfer (z”l) be for a blessing.


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December 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Congregation Neveh Shalom