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 Oregon and Southwest Washington. Some are affiliated with the major movements; others are independent groups created to meet particular geographic or demographic needs.

CHABAD

BAIS MENACHEM
(CHABAD OF OREGON)
2317 SW Vermont
Portland, OR 97219
503-977-9947

CHABAD OF EUGENE
347-272-5845

CHABAD OF HILLSBORO
965 SW Brookwood Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
503-747-5363

CHABAD OF NE PORTLAND
2125 NE 45th Ave.
Portland, 97213
503-309-4490

CHABAD OF SE PORTLAND
3355 SE Steele St.
Portland, OR 97202
503-236-6642

CHABAD OF CLARK COUNTY
9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2320
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-993-5222

CHABAD OF SALEM
1370 Crowley Ave. SE
Salem, OR 97304
503-383-9569

CHABAD OF SOUTHERN OREGON
804 Hillview Dr.
Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-2778

CONSERVATIVE

ANSHE SHALOM
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
541-892-3268

CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM
Fred Rothstein, Executive Director
Wendy Kahn, Membership and Development Director
Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239
503-246-8831
Fax: 503-246-7553
info@nevehshalom.org
www.nevehshalom.org

Congregation Neveh Shalom is Portland’s welcoming and egalitarian Conservative congregation.  We offer a dynamic array of religious services, opportunities to engage in social justice, and many cultural and social activities. CNS creates and deepens relationships to Judaism and our community.  Come find your place with us! New Senior Rabbi David Kosak joins our wonderful clergy team of Rabbinic Educator Rabbi Eve Posen; Rabbis Emeritus Daniel Isaak and Joshua Stampfer; and Cantor Deborah Bletstein.

CONGREGATION SHAARIE TORAH
Rabbi Joshua Rose
Dorice Horenstein, Education Director
Melissa Bloom, Executive Director
920 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
503-226-6131
fax: 503-226-0241
info@shaarietorah.org
www.shaarietorah.org

Shaarie Torah is a vibrant Conservative Jewish Home in the heart of Northwest Portland: an inclusive, egalitarian and multigenerational synagogue since 1905. Shaarie Torah offers innovative Jewish programming, services, and activities for every age and interest.  All are welcome to grow with us!

HUMANIST

KOL SHALOM
1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1E
503-459-4210
Portland, OR 97239

INDEPENDENT

AD OLAM
Eugene synagogue without walls
PO Box 10651
Eugene, OR 97440
541-344-7945

BEIT AM
625 NW 36th St.
Mail: PO Box 1143
Corvallis, OR 97339
541-753-0067

BEIT SALMON
Astoria
anngoldeen@gmail.com
503-791-4611

CENTRAL COAST JEWISH COMMUNITY
c/o David Gomberg
PO Box 113
Neotsu, OR 97364
David@GombergKites.com

COLUMBIA GORGE HAVURAH
Hood River Valley and Mid-Gorge Region
541-806-0069 (Evenings only!)
emilykohner@mail.com

CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH
Rabbi Ariel Stone
Debbi Bodie, Executive Director
Amelia Schroth, Office Manager
7550 NE Irving Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
503-473-8227
info@shirtikvahpdx.org
shirtikvahpdx.org

Congregation Shir Tikvah is an independent congregation on Portland’s Eastside. We are committed to the principle that learning is intrinsic to being Jewish. In addition to services every Friday and Saturday, we have lively Shabbat Torah study, engaging children’s education programs for Pre-K thru b’nai mitzvah, weekly Talmud study and festive celebrations. Our open, thought-provoking approach invites you to live Judaism with us through study, prayer, music and acts of social justice.

GESHER – A BRIDGE HOME
10701 SW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
503-246-5070

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL OREGON/SHALOM BAYIT
21555 Modoc Lane, Bend
Mail: PO Box 1773
Bend, OR 97709
541-385-6421

Jewish Encounter Group
503-349-5381

MAYIM SHALOM
Southern Oregon Coast
PO Box 307
Coquille, OR 97423
541-266-0470

NORTH COAST SHABBAT GROUP
Meets at: Bob Chisholm Center
1225 Ave. A
Seaside, OR
503-244-7060

PORTLAND WOMEN’S TEFILLAH
Meets in: Beit Knesset at PJA
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-246-3185

TEMPLE EMEK SHALOM
1800 E Main St.
Mail: PO Box 1107
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2909

UMPQUA VALLEY HAVURAH
PO Box 1821
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-677-0575

ORTHODOX

CONGREGATION KESSER ISRAEL
6698 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-222-1239

AHAVAS TORAH SYNAGOGUE
2935 Onyx St.
Eugene, OR 97403
541-844-1340

RECONSTRUCTIONIST

HAVURAH SHALOM
Rabbi Joseph Wolf
Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Education Director
Teri Ruch, Communications & Engagement Manager
825 NW 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-248-4662
Fax: 503-248-4668
info@havurahshalom.org
www.havurahshalom.org

Havurah Shalom is a vibrant, diverse and engaged Jewish community. Steeped in Jewish values, Havurah promotes spirituality, learning and acts of social responsibility. In the spirit of giving back to our community, Havurah’s High Holiday services are open to the public and free of charge. We hope you will join us for Shabbat, holiday celebrations and High Holiday services.

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
1175 E 29th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97403
541-485-7218

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
1274 Cunningham Lane S
Salem, OR 97302
503-362-5004

REFORM

BEIT HAVERIM
Sue Greenspan, President
Rabbi Alan Berg
Heather Kirkbride, Religious School Administrator
Services: 1111 Country Club Road
Mail: PO Box 311
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-568-1241
office@beithav.org
www.beithav.org

Beit Haverim is an open, inviting and spiritually alive Jewish community, located just outside of Portland in Lake Oswego. Beit Haverim welcomes everyone to our Reform congregation of Jews by birth, Jews by choice and Jews at heart. We invite you to visit our congregation, where families and individuals experience the sense of Jewish belonging that comes from shared worship, religious instruction, tikkun olam and social events at a location not too far from home.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi
Sydney Baer, Executive Director
Ben Sandler, Education Director
1972 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209
503-222-1069
Fax: 503-274-1400
resources@bethisrael-pdx.org
www.bethisrael-pdx.org

Congregation Beth Israel, affiliated with Reform Judaism since 1879, is a vital center of Oregon Jewish life. Our historic landmark sanctuary serves as a house of prayer, a house of study and a house of assembly, hosting religious services, celebrations and ceremonies; youth, family and young adult musical services; preschool, religious school; plus numerous adult and social action programs. Beth Israel’s beautifully maintained cemetery is located in southwest Portland.

CONGREGATION KOL AMI
Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker
Lauren Trexler, Director of Education
Robin Hayden, President
7800 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, WA 98662
360-896-8088
admin@jewishvancouverusa.org
www.jewishvancouverusa.org

Congregation Kol Ami brings together a Jewish community for worship, learning, social events and tikkun olam. Our worship services are inclusive and energetic, blending traditional with contemporary in prayer and song. Services on all major holidays, Friday Shabbat service, Saturday Torah study and service, and monthly Tot Shabbat service. We have a monthly potluck Shabbat meal. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend and participate in our services and Shabbat meals. (See Education listing).

OR HAGAN: LIGHT OF THE GARDEN JEWISH COMMUNITY
Rabbi Jonathan Seidel
Jeremy Sherer, President
Mail: PO Box 5582, Eugene, OR 97405
Office: 3575 Donald St., Ste. 240, Eugene, OR 97405
rabbiseidel@gmail.com
541-434-6551
www.orhagan.org

Or haGan founded in 2004, is a URJ-connected congregation of diverse, caring people who worship and socialize in a creative and heartfelt community. We meet on the second and fourth Shabbat of the month for morning services at 9:45 am at the Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St., near Coburg Road, Eugene. Our president can be reached at
541-517-8205 or jeremy.a.sherer@gmail.com. The rabbi’s direct line is 541-520-3434.

TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH
PO Box 7472
Bend, OR 97708
541-388-8826

RENEWAL

HAVURAH SHIR HADASH
185 N Mountain Ave.
Mail: PO Box 1262
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-7716

P’nai Or of Portland
Baruch Morris, Hassan
Batya Podos, Education Director
Gayle Lovejoy, Administrator
9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
503-248-4500
admin@pnaiorpdx.org
www.pnaiorpdx.org

P’nai Or is a vibrant, egalitarian Jewish Renewal congregation. Our joyous worship is infused with singing, chanting and dance. We “pray with our feet” through tikkun olam. We study Torah, Kabbalah, teachings of Chassidic masters and other classic Jewish sources. A diversity of Jewish experience and expression is reflected in our membership; all are welcome. P’nai Or is a place where a Jewish spiritual perspective can flourish. Our intent is to make Jewish spirituality accessible.

SEPHARDIC

CONGREGATION AHAVATH ACHIM
3225 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97239
503-227-0010

BEIT YOSEF
6686 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-295-1170


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