Community Connections

Local News from the Jewish community of Portland and SW Washington

Israeli Christian Arab, George Deek, Addresses BDS with JCRC

George Deek, an Israeli Christian Arab who is on sabbatical leave from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, spoke at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon at the invitation of the Jewish Federation's Community Relations Council.

Enjoy Shabbat in the Park on Both Sides of the River with Rabbi Kosak

Congregation Neveh Shalom's Rabbi David Kosak will be hosting a Shabbat in the Park this summer on each side of the river.

OJCYF Applications Still Being Accepted for 2016-2017

The program, open to teens entering grades 10-12, is designed to encourage a lifelong passion for philanthropy and social activism. Through OJCYF, students develop a deep understanding of the importance of nonprofits and their inner workings.

Shavuot Service with talk by world-renowned economist Prof. Jeffrey Sachs:

Please join Congregation Neveh Shalom in welcoming world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN adviser and bestselling author Prof. Jeffery D. Sachs to our congregation. He will be speaking prior to Yizkor, about 10:30am. Everyone is invited and welcome.

The World’s Leading Klezmer Fiddler Comes to Portland

On Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm, Congregation Neveh Shalom will welcome the world's leading klezmer fiddler, Alicia Svigals, for a concert.