Havurah Shalom Services – Kol Nidre @ Tiffany Center
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Havurah Shalom invites you to our Kol Nidre Service at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

No advance registration and payment are required.

Havurah Shalom Services – Yom Kippur @ Tiffany Center
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Our Yom Kippur Service begins with Shacharit at 9:30 am for all and a separate family service for children ages 0-10 and their parents from 9:30 to 10:15 am. The Torah Service begins at 10:30 am, and a separate Middle School Program for youth ages 11-14 begins at 10:50 am. Musaf/Additional Service is at 12:30 pm, with a break between 1:30 and 4:15 pm.

During the break, Havurah’s Tikkun Olam Committee will lead a discussion about privilege and otherness. The Mincha/Torah Service is at 4:30 pm, Yizkor/Memorial Prayers begin at approximately 5:30 pm, and the Ne’ilah/Closing Service is at 6:00 pm. Our Community Break Fast begins at approximately 7:00 pm.

All are welcome at our services, and no payment is required.

The only service requiring preregistration is the Service for Families with Children 0-10. Please RSVP here by Sept. 19 with the names of family members and the names and ages of your children planning to attend. Upbeat, brief and participatory, this holiday service is for the whole family! Enjoy stories and skits around the themes of the holiday, visuals, and lots of singing of prayers and contemporary songs.

Abrahamic Thanksgiving Worship Service @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend this special Interfaith Thanksgiving worship service at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (1624 NE Hancock St, Portland OR). Speakers include Rabbi David Kosak, Rev. Gregg Neel & Imam Abdulah Polovina. 6:00pm: Refreshments; 6:30pm: Worship Service; 7:20pm: Buffet Dinner. Please RSVP by November 15 to

Community Seder at Havurah Shalom @ Havurah Shalom
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Havurah Shalom will host a Passover Community Seder on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:00 pm. Adults and children of all ages are welcome!

Back by popular demand, Havurah’s very own Beth Hamon and Adela Basayne will lead the seder. The dinner will be vegetarian, with gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free options.

Please register no later than April 5 at! To inquire about cost adjustments, contact Rachel at or 503-248-4662 ext 2.

Rev. Matthew Fox – Ecology & Deep Ecumenism @ Havurah Synagogue
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 9:30 pm

Rev. Matthew Fox – Ecology & Deep Ecumenism:

In the Image of God, the Cosmic Christ, and Buddha Nature

March 9-10, 2018 at the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland

The Havurah Synagogue is hosting a unique interfaith event featuring the renowned scholar and author Rev. Matthew Fox on March 9-10, 2018. The three-part event is called Ecology & and Deep Ecumenism: In the Image of God, the Cosmic Christ, and Buddha Nature. Register on line at or by calling 1-800-838-3006.  For general information call (541) 488-7716. Cost of the registration for the three events including Friday evening hospitality and Saturday luncheon is $85 for early registration before February 5, and $95 after that. Partial work trade opportunities are available.


The event is co-sponsored by R.E.D. Red Earth Descendants, Kagyu Sukha Choling Buddhist Center, Trinity Episcopal Church, Unity in Ashland, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Havurah Synagogue, and the Rogue Valley Manor Department of Spiritual Care and Wellbeing.


Matthew Fox is a renowned American theologian. Formally a Dominican priest his controversial ideas on what is known as Creation Spirituality, and the alignment of ecology with religion, caused his expulsion from the Catholic priesthood in 1993. He is now an Episcopal priest. He is the author of 35 books including the best-selling The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality, and The Reinvention of Work. He teaches regularly at Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, CO. And that his latest book is Order of the Sacred Earth. Learn more about the order at


The weekend of events will be divided in three parts, all taking place at the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland and requiring pre-registration. Friday evening 7:00 PM, Saturday morning at 10 AM, and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. Rev. Fox led what he calls a Cosmic Mass in September, 2016 at the Ashland Historic Armory. Describing the theme of the upcoming event Rev. Fox says,


Clearly the earth as we know it, and our species along with many others are in dire straits. Global warming, species extinction, soil depletion, oceans rising and becoming more acidic, weather extremes, climate immigrants, increased wildfires and waters polluted – all this adds up to a near apocalyptic situation. Time is rapidly running out. What does a renewed spiritual awakening bring to the table? How can we draw on the best of our religious traditions to assist this waking up process?


The weekend of events will be the presentation of teachings on the link between ecology and religion, and how people of all faiths can recover a sense of the sacredness of the earth and her processes. Rev. Fox teaches that the religious archetype for the sacredness of creation can be found in the “Image of G-d” tradition in Judaism, the “Cosmic Christ” tradition of Christianity; and by the “Buddha Nature” teachings in Buddhism. Rev. Fox will teach about these archetypes during the weekend and in the process awaken participants to look for stories of the sacredness of nature in their own spiritual traditions.


Rabbi David Zaslow says, “Rev. Fox’s work is unique in the interfaith world. He expects those of us from particular faiths to stop settling with merely respecting each other’s traditions, but to ask each other ‘how can I help you? How can we pray and work together for the sake of our planet?’”


The weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with a special ecumenical panel highlighting the wisdom of local spiritual leaders: Dan Wahpepah from Red Earth Descendants, Rev. Norma Burton of Unity, Rev. Fr. Tony Hutchinson from Trinity Episcopal, Rabbi David Zaslow from the Havurah, Lama Yeshe Parke from the KSC Buddhist center, Rev. Christina Kukuk of the United Church of Christ, and Fr. Joel S. Garavaglia-Maiorano from the Rogue Valley Manor.


You can learn more about Creation Spirituality and the cutting edge theological work of Rev. Matthew Fox at his website at For more information about the weekend call (541) 488-7716.


Opening Night – Peace & Justice Exhibit @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

Opening Night – Peace & Justice Exhibit

Artists Sara Harwin, Kanaan Kanaan and Inga Dubay explore the tradition of sacred letters in Hebrew, Arabic & English calligraphy in many forms of art expression. They each have a creative voice dedicated to peace & justice. “Inga Dubay, Kanaan Kanaan and I come from three different lettering traditions, yet when we each speak about our journeys, we seek to touch upon a sacred, spiritual path,” says Harwin.

Please join us for an opening panel discussion with light snacks, followed by a viewing of the exhibit.

Free and open to the community.

Good Deeds Month – Passover Box Assembly @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Sunday, April 14: Passover Box Assembly

At the Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Event schedule (shifts):
8:00 – 9:00 am: Setup and build boxes
9:00 – 11:00 am: Pack boxes
10:30 – 11:30 am: Send off drivers to deliver boxes

RSVP by emailing with the following information:

  • Do you want to build boxes/help with setup, pack boxes, or deliver boxes?
  • How many people will be helping, including total number of adults and children.
  • If you choose to deliver, how many boxes can you take in your vehicle? (boxes are approximately a 2 ft cube)

Check out all of our opportunities to participate in Good Deeds Month: HERE

Art Gallery Exhibit: The Passover Series @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Apr 19 – Apr 28 all-day

Art Gallery Exhibit: The Passover Series

Shlomo Katz, Polish/Israeli, 1937 – 1992
Born in Lodz, Poland, Shlomo Katz immigrated to Palestine when he was eight years old in 1945. Katz developed an original technique of oil painting on a gilded metal surface. The result recalls medieval icons on the one hand, and oriental miniatures on the other. These ancient resources combine to form a totally modern image with a light humorous touch and a noble character. It took a lot of experimentation to translate these images to the graphic art form. The metallic inks of the golden tones and the importance of absolute registration presented just a part of the challenge, but the Katz serigraphs became the ultimate in modern printmaking.
Exhibit on display April 19 – 28, MJCC Lobby

Abrahamic Thanksgiving Worship Service @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Abrahamic Thanksgiving Worship Service

Sunday, November 24, 4:00-8:00pm

A special Interfaith Thanksgiving worship service at the Westminster Presbyterian Church w/ Rabbi Eve Posen, Rev. Beth Neel & Imam Abdulah Polovina. RSVP by 11/20 to:

4:00pm: Doors Open

4:30pm: Worship Service

5:30pm: Dinner and Dialogue

Please note: Programs are subject to change; please contact the office for more information: 503.246.8831 or visit the website at:

Virtual From Miriam to Midge: A Woman’s Journey to Liberation
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Please note that this will now be a virtual event. More details as we get closer, please register for information! Join Rabbi Eve and the women of CNS to explore the central themes of Passover from a personal perspective. Through art, written word, and conversation we’ll use our own experiences to delve into the themes of liberation, freedom and progress. We hope you’ll lend your (virtual) presence to a gathering of women of all ages and stages for a wonderful evening. Please click here to register.