What’s your passion?

Are you a book club pro? Is a film series more your style? Do you prefer arts programs or social action? Neveh Shalom has a variety of cultural and special interest groups.

Arts and Culture

BookTalk

Get to know your fellow community members while discussing contemporary and classic Jewish fiction and non-fiction. Librarian, Kaiya Goldhammer, curates a provocative collection of titles each year for us to read together.

Contact

Kaiya Goldhammer, Librarian
kgoldhammer@nevehshalom.org

Pages and Pixels

Calling all readers and film aficionados! Throughout the year, we will watch a film related to the session’s book selection. We can compare the mediums and exchange perspectives. Get dates and titles for these programs on page 14.

Contact

Kaiya Goldhammer, Librarian
kgoldhammer@nevehshalom.org

Israel360

Israel360 is a series of programs that considers many aspects of Israel, modern and ancient. Some sessions have a cultural, political or military focus, while other events will examine Israeli history, sociology or the peace process.

Contact

Main office
503-246-8831

ORA – Northwest Jewish Artists

ORA is a group of Jewish artists in the Portland area who have come together to support, share, inspire and showcase our art. New members welcome; art purchases benefit the synagogue as well as the artist.

Contact

oraartists@gmail.com
www.northwestjewishartists.org

Koleinu

The Neveh Shalom choir has a rich history in synagogue life. Koleinu is under the musical direction of Becca Stuhlbarg; singers welcome at rehearsals on Monday nights from 7:15-8:45pm in Stampfer Chapel.

Contact

Joni Cady, joni.cady@comcast.net
facebook.com/koleinuCNS

Shomrei Teva Tayalim (Hikers)

Do you hike or take walks in the woods? Tayalim hikes include Woods Memorial, Camassia Natural Areas, and Tryon Creek, as well as special hikes on Tu B’Shevat at Hoyt Arboretum and Pesach at Tualatin Hills Nature Park.

Contact

Jordan Epstein, yaakovm@comcast.net

Community and Special Interest

Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational relationships are one of the many blessings of participating in a congregation! CNS seniors (by any definition) are invited to join an intergenerational program from one day to one year long with our ALIYAH youth.

Contact

Mel Berwin, mberwin@nevehshalom.org

CNS Keshet

We welcome our LGBTQ community! Special events include Pride dinners, the Pride parade, and other educational or social events. Join our Facebook group (find us at CNS Keshet) or contact to get involved.

Contact

Mel Berwin, mberwin@nevehshalom.org
Liza Milliner, lizam410@gmail.com

Dad’s Night

Have a drink and discussion with a rabbi! This free community-wide group is open to all dads raising Jewish kids. Dad’s Night is co-sponsored by Mother’s Circle with support from other Portland Jewish organizations.

Contact

Main office
programs@nevehshalom.org

CNS Men’s Club

Neveh Shalom’s Men’s Club offers volunteer opportunities, community activities, social events, and interesting speakers, in addition to constructing the congregational Sukkah. Most meetings are held one Sunday a month.

Contact

Ron Morris, r.morris3@comcast.net
Bruce Stern, bruce@thesternfamily.net

Mishpacha – Young Professionals

Mishpacha is an intimate space to build lifelong learning and community for young professionals ages 21 to early 30’s. Share a drink and let the conversation flow. Check out the weekly e-blast for events throughout the year.

Contact

Nadine Astrakahn, nastrakhan@gmail.com

Mother’s Circle

Mothers Circle is a free educational program for women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children. Sessions explore the “how-tos” and meaning of Jewish traditions, empowering mothers through education and support.

Contact

Deb Freedberg, deborah.freedberg@gmail.com

Shoreshim: 0-5

Shoreshim means “roots.” We create meaningful and fun educational, religious, and social events for young families that have children ages 0-5. These include Tot Shabbat and Shabbat dinners and other age-appropriate activities.

Contact

Rabbi Eve Posen, eposen@nevehshalom.org

Anafim: K-2

Anafim means “branches” and is a program dedicated to engaging families with children in Kindergarten through second grade through social, religious, meaningful and fun activities, plus time for parents to connect.

Contact

Rabbi Eve Posen, eposen@nevehshalom.org

Youth Groups

Our goal is to foster a sense of community and build strong leaders through activities and retreats for youth in 3rd grade through high school. Groups include Junior Kadima for grades 3-5, Kadima for 6-8, and USY for 9-12.

Contact

Rabbi Eve Posen, eposen@nevehshalom.org

Sisterhood/Women’s League

Sisterhood provides meaningful opportunities for women to come together, create friendships, and make a difference. Involvement includes our Judaica Gift Shop, decorating the sukkah, break-the fast activities, and Tikkun Olam.

Contact

Toby Blake and Jennifer Kalenscher
coprez22@gmail.com

Wise Women!

This group is for all retired and semi-retired female members of Neveh Shalom. We have formed a new group and you are invited. Join us for friendly and enlightening conversation and events. Connect and enjoy.

Contact

Jennifer Kalenscher, jenkal@comcast.net

Wondering Jews

Welcome to Neveh Shalom’s 65+ group! Enjoy engaging speakers and interesting topics; our activities are planned to meet the needs of all ability levels, including a speaker series, Torah study, exploring the city of Portland, and more.

Contact

Lindsay von Colditz,
Membership and Engagement Director
503.293.7313, programs@nevehshalom.org

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