Congregations

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Congregations

“Isn’t everyone a part of everyone else?” ~Budd Schulberg Almost from the moment Jews arrived in Oregon, they have sought to meet the spiritual needs of the community. The first Jewish New Year services in the Oregon Territory were held in 1856 in the gold-rush boomtown of Jacksonville in  southern Oregon, where German-Jewish immigrants had…

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Congregations 2015-16

The first Jews to arrive in Oregon in the 1850s soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. In the more than 150 years since, synagogues have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, life-cycle and community needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population. Today some 40 congregations are scattered around…

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