Virtual Event at Congregation Neveh Shalom

During this time, services, classes, concerts, and other events have moved onto virtual platforms. Here is a collection of all of our virtual events happening at this time.

Please note that, as always but especially during these time, things are subject to change sometimes with short notice or technical challenges. We are doing all that we can to provide meaningful content, and we thank you for your patience and understanding when changes or glitches occur.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Downstairs Minyan

Saturday, October 24 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downstairs Minyan Shabbat Service is Virtual until further notice – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays, 9:30am Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalom Shabbat Morning In addition to the “regular” service, there will also be a Downstairs Minyan starting at 9:30am (schmooze time starts at 9:15am). The link to the Downstairs Minyan service is the same as the Morning Minyan:   Click here to join Zoom at the appointed time. Password: Neveh

Virtual Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, October 24 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
During the closure, we will be meeting virtually from 9:30-11am. Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalom Shabbat Morning Video Live-stream: High-quality  |  Low-quality   Please click here for more information.

Weekly Musical Midrash Project – For Morning People

Sunday, October 25 | 8:00 am - 8:30 am
WEEKLY MUSICAL MIDRASH For morning people Songs of The Book of Genesis/Bereishit Sundays 8:00 – 8:30 am Each weekly session will introduce an original song, drawing on a text from the weekly Torah reading. Melody and interpretive translation provide participants a new way of connecting with words at the heart of our lives. Join the Sunday morning live sessions at https://zoom.us/j/93780254625?pwd=NkRiWmlBT1RRc2hGUjNadlNMVStRdz09  

John Horvick Discusses Local and State Politics for the November 2020 Election

Sunday, October 25 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Please join the Neveh Shalom Men’s Club as we welcome John Horvick, Director of Client Relations & Political Research at DHM Research, to discuss the latest polling and local and state political issues and candidates on the November 2020 ballot. Click here to join at the appropriate time. Questions? Please contact. Zachary Horowitz, zacharyhorowitz@hotmail.com.

“Blue Thread” Mother–Daughter Book Club 

Sunday, October 25 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book Review – Sunday, October 25 at 4:00pm on Zoom Meet Ruth Tenzer Feldman, the author of Blue Thread, and other guests for an exciting hour! For women ages 12- 120… Open to grandmothers, granddaughters aunts, and nieces, or whatever works for you! Open to the community and relatives out of town as well. Free books for CNS members. To register for zoom and book info please contact Laurie Fendel: Jazzfens13@gmail.com; 503.244.0205. Include the names, emails, and ... Read More

The 5 Books of Moses and You: Weekly Discussion of Torah Portion with Rabbi Eve Posen

Monday, October 26 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm, beginning Oct 12 Come learn and discuss central themes of each parshah and how they relate to our lives today. Then, take the week and capture the themes in your own way be it photography, song, written word, TikTok, art, or any other way you can imagine it. We’ll start each session sharing what we’ve created and moving to the next part of the narrative. Perhaps we’ll even create a collection of Torah ... Read More

Weekly Musical Midrash Project – For Evening People

Monday, October 26 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WEEKLY MUSICAL MIDRASH BANNER For evening people Songs of The Book of Genesis/Bereishit Mondays 6:00 – 6:30 pm Each weekly session will introduce an original song, drawing on a text from the weekly Torah reading. Melody and interpretive translation provide participants a new way of connecting with words at the heart of our lives. Join the Monday evening live sessions at https://zoom.us/j/93780254625?pwd=NkRiWmlBT1RRc2hGUjNadlNMVStRdz09  

Exercise with Coach Glen Coblens

Wednesday, October 28 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coach Glen Coblens is pleased to offer a dynamic and fun 45-minute, online Zoom workout for all. Guaranteed to be a stress reducer and energy builder. No previous athletic ability required. Focus will be on building core strength. Come one, come all. You will need: some place to lie down (e.g. yoga mat, towel on a carpeted surface), water and a positive attitude. Bosu ball optional. Click here to join.

STORIES, QUIPS, ANECDOTES, INCIDENTS, and ZINGERS from the TALMUD – Rabbi Isaak Adult Ed Emeritus Class by Zoom

Thursday, October 29 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
STORIES, QUIPS, ANECDOTES, INCIDENTS, and ZINGERS from the TALMUD – Rabbi Isaak Adult Ed Emeritus Class by Zoom Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30am beginning September 24  Cost $35 – Register at Neveh Shalom office As a complement to the complex legal argument for which the Talmud is known, perhaps 25% discusses the lives of the Rabbis, their experiences, their stories (often humorous, fanciful and far fetched) and unrelated parables. The insertions throughout the text inform us about their ... Read More

Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, October 30 | 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
During the closure, we will be meeting virtually. Please click here for more information. Please join us every Friday for our Kabbalat Shabbat service.

About The Kindness Commons

The Kindness Commons™ is an initiative and gift of Rabbi David Kosak. Like all commons, it provides free access to necessary societal goods. In this case, those goods are the Jewish tradition’s deep wisdom on how to build functional, caring and durable communities. Core components and teachings of The Kindness Commons™ center on:

  • Kindness (chesed)
  • Civility and caring behavior (shmirat halashon and derekh eretz)
  • Rich and respectful conversation and dialogue (makhlokhet l’shem shamayim)
  • Mutual responsibility (kol yisrael ma’arivin zeh b’zeh and tikkun olam)

Shabbat Services

Israel360 is a pilot project of The Kindness Commons™ and is housed at Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, Oregon.

Israel360 is a series of regularly occurring programs that will consider many aspects of Israel–modern and ancient–from diverse viewpoints and approaches. Some sessions will have a cultural, political or military focus, while other events will examine Israeli history, sociology or the peace process.

In today’s world, any mention of Israel can be contentious, because people arrive at events with pre-formed opinions. To help us grow past this, and to model the Jewish values of shmirat halashon (thoughtful speech), derekh eretz (civility) and makhlokhet l’shem shamayim (directed dialogue), all programs will be facilitated.

At each event, attendees will be reminded of a set of guidelines for participation. The goal is to ensure that dialogue and discussion are respectful and that questions and comments spring from a sense of curiosity rather than a desire to prove a position or score a rhetorical point.

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