Jewish Organizations/Agencies/General Community Organizations

Jewish life in Oregon and Southwest Washington is constantly growing and evolving.

While a recent PEW study showed lower levels of engagement in America’s organized Jewish community, the good news is the study also discovered 92% of the respondents said they are proud to be Jewish. Focusing on that bright spot, many national and local organizations have adopted a Big Tent approach to connect individuals to whatever interests them Jewishly.


Conscious Torah
2531 Chula Vista Blvd. Eugene, OR 97403

Community Relations Committee
Bob Horenstein, Director
6680 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219
503-245-6496 Fax: 503-245-6603,
With representation from a cross-section of the local Jewish community, the CRC develops consensus positions concerning matters of importance to the Jewish residents of Greater Portland and Southwest Washington, including social justice, civil rights, and church-state issues and the US-Israel relationship. Partnering with other faith-based organizations, the CRC: fosters mutual understanding among all groups in the greater community; combats poverty, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination; and promotes a positive image of Israel.

Rachel Rothstein, Director of Educational Initiatives & GrapeVine
6680 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219
503-892-7415 Fax 503-245-6603
GrapeVine is a new way to help you get more out of your Jewish community. It ensures you learn about the programs most likely to interest you. Based on a user profile you personalize, GrapeVine provides you with recommendations to your inbox, browser and mobile device! You also receive a weekly email about events based on your personal interests. Go to our website and download the app to receive personalized recommendations for your Jewish life.

Hadassah, Portland Chapter
3570 SW Troy St. Portland, OR 97219

Hadassah, Shalom Chapter
(Vancouver & SW Washington)

Jewish Business Network
9604 NE 126th Ave. Suite 2340 Vancouver, WA 98682

The Jewish Encounter (Outreach)
Portland, OR

Jewish Events Willamette-Valley
2531 Chula Vista Blvd. Eugene, OR 97403

Jewish Family & Child Service
Carrie Hoops, Interim Executive Director Les Soltesz, President
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301
Portland, OR 97205
503-226-7079 Fax: 503-226-1130,
Jewish Family & Child Service delivers essential human services to alleviate suffering, sustain healthy relationships and support people in times of need. Founded in 1947, JFCS served 1,200 people in 2014 in our community.

Jewish Family Services of Lane County
PO Box 5924 Eugene, OR 97405

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
Marc Blattner, President and CEO
6680 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219
503-245-6219 Fax: 503-245-6603,
For almost a century, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has been your means of connecting with your community, discovering new ways to do good and giving back to those who came before you. By raising funds that support a broad network of organizations and through innovative programming and initiatives, we are able to meet the ongoing needs of people at home, in Israel and around the world for today and for future generations.

Jewish Federation of Lane County
PO Box 5924 Eugene, OR 97405

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
PO Box 19736 Portland, OR 97280

Jewish Theatre Collaborative
Performances: Milagro Theatre 525 SE Stark Mail: PO Box 42022 Portland, OR 97242
(See full listing: Arts & Culture section)

Jewish Women’s Roundtable

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
1990 S Bundy Dr., Ste. 260 Los Angeles, CA 90025

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jordana Levenick, MJCC Operations Manager
Matt Sasser, Manager of Membership & Guest Services Beth Germain, CFO
6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219
503-244-0111 Fax: 503-245-4233,
The MJCC has been a vital part of the greater Portland community for 100 years. We provide a gathering place for the Jewish community while warmly embracing people of all faiths. We offer a variety of recreational programming for all ages, wonderful fitness facilities, a 25-yard lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, a flexible space for your next meeting or event, and of course, much loved community celebrations and social and cultural events.

National Council of Jewish Women
3030 SW Second Ave. Mail: PO Box 69333 Portland, OR 97239

Oregon Area Jewish Committee
7410 SW Oleson Road #190 Portland, OR 97223

Oregon Board of Rabbis
PO Box 399 Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Oregon Jewish Communit Foundation
Julie Diamond, Executive Director Gail Mandel, Legacy Development & Marketing Manager
Tara Siegman, Donor Relations & Grants Manager
Portland, OR 97205
503-248-9328 Fax: 503-248-9323
OJCF is dedicated to creating, promoting and facilitating a culture of giving while serving as guardian of permanent funds, safeguarding regional Jewish communal life. In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, OJCF is spearheading the LIFE & LEGACY/Create a Jewish Legacy Oregon initiative. The program promotes after-lifetime giving to build endowments for Jewish organizations and help assure Jewish Tomorrows. Additionally, OJCF offers Donor Advised Funds, Charitable Gift Annuities, trusts and other philanthropic services.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
1953 NW Kearney St. Portland, OR 97209-3925
(See full listing: Arts & Culture section)

Portland Mitzah Network
Caron Blau Rothstein, Coordinator 6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-245-6219 Fax: 503-245-6603,
Promoting volunteerism in the Jewish community, for the Jewish community and by Jewish community members. Hosts volunteer events (Good Deeds Day, J-Serve), promotes ongoing volunteer opportunities and more. Access to volunteerism resources locally and beyond.

Yiddish Club
PO Box 3151 Portland, OR 97208

General Community Organizations

Energy Trust of Oregon
Lizzie Rubado, Solar Programs Susan Jowaiszas, Commercial and Industrial Programs Tom Beverly, Residential Programs
421 SW Oak, Ste. 300 Portland, OR 97204
503-493-8888 Fax: 503-546-6862,
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power. Our services, cash incentives and energy solutions have helped participating customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save over $1.7 billion on energy bills since 2002, through investments in efficiency and renewable power at more than half a million homes and business throughout Oregon.

Oregon Community Foundation
Max Williams, President and CEO Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President and COO Johanna Thoeresz, Chief Development Officer
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 100 Portland, OR 97205
503-227-6846 Fax: 503-274-7771,
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the causes they care about. Through these funds, last year OCF awarded nearly $70 million in grants and scholarships.

Oregon Community Warehouse
3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97212

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