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January 2019

Professor Christine Hayes Lecture

January 17, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

‘We’re No Angels:’ Holiness and Perfectionism in the Bible and Rabbinic Judaism. Can humans achieve holiness and perfection? What is the nature of the perfection to which humans should aspire?

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March 2019

Rev. Tara’s Farewell Service from The Community of Welcoming Congregations

March 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After nearly 16 years, Rev. Tara Wilkins is stepping down as Executive Director of The Community of Welcoming Congregations, of which CNS is a part of. Your presence is requested as we celebrate 16 years of meaningful ministry with a Farewell Service & Reception. Bishop Yvette Flunder will offer the blessing and a message. Music by LaRhonda Steele. More here.

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Young Family Purim Fun

March 20, 2019 | 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 0-5 and parents are welcome to join us for some Purim fun with singing, stories and art projects prior to the community-wide Purim dinner.   Join us at 6:00pm for the community-wide Jungle Themed Purim dinner, Megillah reading and fun. RSVP for dinner: *Included with Young Family Shul Pass. RSVP still needed.

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May 2019

Yom haShoah Commemorative Service

May 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Yom haShoah commemorates those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust, and the generations that have carried on the legacy of our community. The topic is heavy, but our focus is hopeful. This service is in partnership with the OJMCHE and the Oregon Board of Rabbis. Free and open to all who wish to remember. For questions or more information, please contact Mel Berwin:, 503.246.8831   Join in a Musical Commemoration Monday, April…

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Memorial Service for Jakob Kryszek, z”l

May 19, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join us for the Memorial Service for Jakob Kryszek, z"l.  Jakob was the husband of Sala, z"l and Chella, z"l, father of Jerry (Joanne) Kryszek, Albert (Sophia) Kryszek, grandfather of Raphael (Nikkie) Kryszek and Samuel Kryszek, and great-grandfather of Ava Kryszek. As a 100 years old survivor of the Holocaust and a member of the Portland Jewish community for over 65 years, Jakob dedicated his life to preserving the memory of the Holocaust for generations to come. Interment will follow at Ahavai Shalom Cemetery. The Shiva…

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June 2019

This is Us: A CNS 150 Concert

June 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for this gala concert in celebration of Congregation Neveh Shalom’s 150th anniversary with narration by Rabbi Eve Posen and musical performances by Cantor Eyal Bitton, Ilene Safyan, the Koleinu Choir, and a live band. The concert will be a celebration of who we are and what we stand for: community, continuity, youth, education, spirituality, Torah, religious services, Israel, social action, inclusiveness, and more. Light reception at 6:00pm $12/Member | $18/Non-Member | $36/Patron* *Patron:…

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September 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat with Ilene Safyan

September 6, 2019 | 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us a special Kabbalat Shabbat service with Ilene Safyan.

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October 2019

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot Service

October 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for our Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot Service. Kiddush Luncheon afterwards.

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November 2019

K-6th Grade Led Kabbalat Shabbat

November 22, 2019 | 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the ALIYAH K-6th graders as they lead a special Kabbalat Shabbat.

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Israel360: Roots | Shorashim | Judur: Painful Hope

November 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Israel360 for an evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim/ Judur/ Roots, A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence, and Transformation. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian nonviolence activist. The two of them were part of the core group that founded Roots in the beginning…

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December 2019

Funeral Service for Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, z”l

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

CLICK HERE TO LIVE-STREAM THE SERVICE 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,…

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January 2020

ALIYAH 3rd-4th Grade Led Shabbat Service

Saturday, January 25 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the ALIYAH 3rd-4th graders as they lead a special Shabbat morning service.

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February 2020

ALIYAH 5th-6th Grade Led Shabbat Services

Saturday, February 8 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the ALIYAH 5th-6th graders as they lead a special Shabbat morning service.

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April 2020

Cancelled – Anthems of Hope: From One Generation to Another

Sunday, April 26 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Three diverse choirs – Bridging Voices LGBTQ+ and Allied Youth Chorus, The Rose Schnitzer Manor Community Choir, and the CNS Koleinu Choir – come together to offer uplifting songs of hope, encouragement, and pride to each other and to all of us. This may be the most dynamic and moving program you attend all year. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away. Questions: 503.246.8831.   About the Choirs: Bridging Voices is a youth chorus for…

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