The unsettling, fast-moving and unpredictable world of life with COVID-19 is upon us. As we’re all discovering, a worldwide pandemic disrupts everyone on an unprecedented scale. COVID-19 represents a challenge to all of us in varying degrees. For some, it is frustrating and a grave inconvenience. For others, it is life changing, scary and a very real threat. For all of us, it represents the opportunity to ensure that our community does what we do best—come together and support one another.

Community Closures and Online Offerings

Cedar Sinai Park is closed to all visitors due to its vulnerable population.
Chabbad of Oregon suspended all in-person gatherings. Community members are invited to schedule a 15 min call with the rabbi.
Congregation Beth Israel offices are closed and virutal services attendance is encouraged.
Congregation Havurah Shalom moved most programs to Zoom and services are live-streamed.
Congregation Kesser Israel all minyanim and programs suspended with hopes to create online opportunities soon. 
Congregation Kol Ami will offer many Zoom programs for adults and kids.
Congregation Neveh Shalom has cancelled all on site events through March 31; Friday evening and Saturday morning virtual services: 
Congregation Shaarie Torah has ceased all gatherings.
Congregation Shir Tikvah canceled or postponed all in-person activities until further notice.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center is closed through Tuesday, March 31, 2020 but is offering online at-home classes.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is closed.
NCSY moved to online gathering.
Portland Kollel moved to online learning only.
PDX Hillel has canceled all in-person activities immediately. Online program details posted on and
Portland Jewish Academy, Ma'ayan Torah Day School and Maimonides Jewish Day School are moving to online learning.

Community Calendar for Local Online Offerings

Many local and national organizations are providing online content, classes and live sessions to keep people educated, informed and even entertained, but most importantly... connected.

Online Offerings Beyond Portland

The Kitchen (San Francisco) has recorded the Shabbat blessings for communal singing along (or learning!).

Craig Taubman and Rabbi David Wolpe are leading “Shabbat InSpirit,” scheduled for 6:00 Eastern/ 3:00 Pacific on Fridays. 

BBYO has created to offer teen experiences and support as well as support to teen educators.

OneTable has resources for Shabbat and how to Shabbat Alone, Together

Hilel has created Hillel@Home to create community and connection among Jewish college students. has launched an online page to ensure that the mourner’s Kaddish will be said in synagogue.


PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families


Running list of streaming services worldwide



Additional COVID-19 Information and Resources


We are all dealing with a dynamic and challenging situation as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide, including in the United States and Canada. Given that this is a public health crisis, our most important sources of information are the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization


Important Information