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Neveh Shalom embraces Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) whether through cooking for neighbors, building a home or welcoming fellow congregants each Shabbat. We welcome you to get involved!


Chesed means loving kindness. When there is an illness or a new birth, our chesed committee facilitates Neveh Shalom members providing each other with meals and needed relief. We also reach out to seniors through weekly birthday calls. Everyone can be part of chesed. To learn how to help contact Cathy Blair, or program director Jennifer Greenberg,

College Outreach

Our College Outreach Committee is a dedicated group of parents who keep our college students and military connected to our Neveh Shalom family through regular care packages. To get involved or to include a participant please contact Rachael Steinberg,

outside-inCooking for Outside-In

Monthly Neveh Shalom members gather to prepare a main dish and salad for sixty homeless and transitioning youth. Outside In’s mission is to help homeless youth move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. Contact Cathy Blair to help,


Habitat for Humanity

Grab a hammer and join us for a Habitat for Humanity build. Every level of experience is welcome. Rain or shine, we love getting together and making a difference for a family. Contact Mike Titelbaum,, for build dates and more details.

hyginekitHygiene kits

Hygiene kits will go to Transitions Project, a Portland charity that provides showers for the homeless. Collection boxes are in the Eleanor Fisher Foyer and the Administration Foyer. All items should be new and unopened.
Items Needed: small deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, tampons, hotel size lotion, hotel size shampoo & conditioner and small tubes of toothpaste.


Chevra Kavod Hamet

The Chevra Kavod Hamet (Society for Honoring the Dead) provides traditional end-of-life ritual services for the Jewish community. We perform the rituals of tahara (purifying and dressing the deceased) and shmira (accompanying the deceased from the time of tahara until the funeral) for our congregation and others. If you are interested in assisting with these important mitzvot or would like more information, please contact us at More info…

knittingNeveh Knits and Crochets

All knitting and crochet levels and those who want to learn are welcome to join this informal group that meets at Neveh Shalom on Sunday mornings once a month. Watch the weekly synagogue e-mail for meeting dates and times. We work on projects to donate, share patterns and have fun improving our skills. We hope you join our welcoming group! Contact Leah Rubin, or Deb Freedberg, for more information.

neveragainNever Again Colition
Meets 1st Monday of each month, 7pm. Neveh Shalom is proud to be a central part of the Never Again Coalition. We are dedicated to raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur and the ongoing violence in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through education, advocacy and tzedakah we strive to help the people of these war-torn areas and encourage our elected leaders to stand with us to support the people suffering there. Contact Lauren Fortgang at


Shabbat Greeter

Do you remember how you felt when you were welcomed by one of the Shabbat Greeters on a Friday night or Saturday morning?  If it was your first time, we hope you felt a sense of ease and comfort!  If you’ve been coming all of your life, we hope you were overcome with a sense of joy and a feeling of peace.

This sums up what being a Shabbat Greeter is all about: creating a sense of comfort and community for anyone who enters through our gates to attend Shabbat services.

Have fun while becoming involved in our community. To sign up, go to: Volunteering is easy, rewarding and we have a “Greeter Guide at CNS” training video, too!  We look forward to having you meet, greet and get to know more people in our CNS community. Contact the office with questions: 503-246-8831.


Shomrei Teva

Shomrei Teva is Neveh Shalom’s connection to environmental action.

Shomrei Teva Monthly Mitzvah Crew
3rd Sundays of each month at 9:45am
Join us as we remove invasive plants (ivy, blackberry, etc.) and restore the natural habitat of the lovely creekside area along the synagogue. Bring a small digging/weeding tool (trowel, small shovel, etc.), and work as long as you want. Dress for the weather. It’s surprisingly enjoyable work, a good schmooze and a rewarding transformation. Meet in the wooded area off our lower parking lot. Contact Jordan Epstein, 503.245.6580,


Neveh Shalom is excited to be a partnering organization of Tuv Ha’aretz Portland, as well as one of the weekly pick up sites. 

Volunteers Needed for Pickup
Shomrei Teva is supporting Tuv Ha’aretz by managing the pick-up of the Farm Boxes at Neveh Shalom and helping to get volunteers to staff the site every Wednesday from 3:30-6:15, June 1 until October 26th.  All you have to do is help people find and pick-up their food baskets, and do it with a smile. Sign up for one shift, or more. A nice way to help a wonderful project and to make new friends.  To help, contact Jordan Epstein at 503-245-6580 or