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

Celebrity Chef Series

Tuesday, January 19 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a virtual international culinary journey with four celebrity chefs on the Israeli and American scenes: Einat Admony, Lior Sercarz, Danielle Renov and Adeena Sussman. Explore their Moroccan, Yemenite, Persian, Tunisian, and Ashkenazi backgrounds, recipes, and culinary inspirations. Einat Admony – The Ultimate Balaboosta Tuesday, January 19, 5:00pm Menu: Moroccan Spiced Fish, Yemenite Salad with Fenugreek-Yoghurt Dressing, and Ja’ala  Einat Admony, also known as the “ultimate balaboosta,” (“perfect housewife” in Yiddish), is the ... Read More

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

Wednesday, January 20 | 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

NEW TIME TODAY! Exercise with Coach Glen Coblens

Wednesday, January 20 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NEW TIME ONLY FOR TODAY! 2PM Coach Glen Coblens is pleased to offer a dynamic and fun 60-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 ... Read More

Young Family 4th Friday Shabbat Sing-a-Long with Rabbi Eve

Friday, January 22 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
4th Friday, 5:30pm Join Rabbi Eve for a Friday night sing-a-long for families on Zoom. We’ll do a bit of singing, a story and blessings. Please log in and mute yourself until we start. Click here to join Zoom at appointed time. Password: CNSShabbat

Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, January 22 | 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 Downstairs Minyan

Saturday, January 23 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Downstairs Minyan Shabbat Service is Virtual until further notice – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Saturdays, 9:30 am Use the book: Siddur Lev Shalom Shabbat Morning In addition to the “regular” service, there will also be a Downstairs Minyan starting at 9:30 am (schmooze time starts at 9:15 am). 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, January 23 | 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, January 24 | 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. Songs from the Book of Exodus starts on January 10   Join the Sunday morning live sessions at  

Songs from the Heart: Sacred and Secular Jewish Poetry with Rabbi David Kosak

Sunday, January 24 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Sundays, December 6, 13, 20 & January 10, 17, 24, 10:00-11:15am $36/household suggested donation From the Song of the Sea in the Torah, to the entire Book of Psalms; from the Medieval Wine-Song Salons to the poets of Israel today, poetry has always been an important part of Jewish culture. While poetry has fallen out of favor in contemporary America, it has historically been the preferred medium to remember, to protest and to give expression ... Read More

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

Monday, January 25 | 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

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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