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 Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, June 5 | 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.

Virtual Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, June 6 | 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.

Virtual Tot Shabbat

Saturday, June 6 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Log into Zoom for a virtual Tot Shabbat. Amy, Levia, Morah Leah and Rabbi Eve will alternate leading Tot Shabbat on the first and third Shabbat until we can gather again in person. Click here to join at the appropriate time. Password: CNSTot5780

Pride-Focused Women’s Torah Study

Sunday, June 7 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday June 7, 12:30pm In honor of Pride Month, we’ll look at 3 pivotal traditional texts that have affected the inclusion of LGBTQ members in Jewish communities, and how our theology, language, and perspectives have changed in the past generation. RSVP for link: mberwin@nevehshalom.org.

Exercise with Coach Glen Coblens

Tuesday, June 9 | 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.

“Through a Lens of Fire: Hasidic Insights on the Torah” with Rav D

Wednesday, June 10 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
From Rabbi Kosak: “Hasidic writings are one of my most trustworthy sources of spiritual connection. These are the texts I privately turn to for nourishment. While I don’t always agree with the entirety of their message or their world view, they consistently provide a road map for how to think about being human and sense our connection to all of creation. As the Coronavirus forces us to stay closer to home, we can choose to ... Read More

Virtual Adult Social Hour – Socialize and Engage with Your Kehillah

Wednesday, June 10 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday Nights 8-9pm Join Rabbi Eve and other congregants for a bit of socializing, ask the rabbi, engage with one another and more. Bring your own evening beverage. PJs Welcome! Click here to join Zoom at the appointed time. Password: CNSSOCIAL

Exercise with Coach Glen Coblens

Thursday, June 11 | 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.

The Fluid Nature of Gender in Jewish texts – Virtual Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Eve

Thursday, June 11 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Grab your lunch and do a bit of interactive learning with Rabbi Eve. Topic is, “Judaism in Transition: A study on the fluid nature of gender Jewish texts” Join Zoom Meeting. Click here to join at the appointed time. Password: CNSLandL Email Rabbi Eve at eposen@nevehshalom.org.

Pride Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, June 12 | 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the musical ruach of Kabbalat Shabbat and make it a truly uplifting experience. With Cantor Eyal Bitton, the Koleinu Choir and the Shir! Musical Ensemble.

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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