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Rabbi Kosak, Glen Coblens, and Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, presenting to the Senate Rules Committee.

The Oregon State Legislature has officially congratulated Congregation Neveh Shalom on our 150th anniversary.

The process involved three stages: a reading of the resolution in front of the Senate Rules Committee to recommend adoption by the Senate, a vote from the Senate to adopt the resolution, and final signature by the Governor.

Click here to read the full resolution.

On the day the resolution was introduced, Rabbi Kosak had the honor of giving an invocation to open the full senate, in which he asked for support from these leaders to become “healers of democracy” by reaching across the aisle to model connection and cooperation. Rabbi Kosak implored, “As they deliberate on policies and laws to further the noble project of America, guide them to seek not only solutions, but pathways of respect wide enough so that every citizen can follow and find a place to walk.”


Rabbi Kosak’s invocation on the Senate floor– May 15:

Click here for video, starts at 10:07.

Click here for the text.


Discussion in rules committee of resolution – May 15:

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Elizabeth reading resolution on Senate floor and the resolution being adopted – May 21:

Click here for the video, starts at 18:16.

For the full text and info of the resolution, click here.

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