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  Shalom and welcome to CNS! We are a congregation that believes in the vitality of the Jewish people. Our community is filled with individuals and families who enjoy living a Jewish life that is dynamic, challenging, creative and inspirational. We welcome those new to Judaism, interfaith couples and families, and those who have a long affiliation with the rich traditions of Conservative Judaism. We truly are egalitarian and welcoming to all! CNS is the oldest and largest Conservative synagogue in Portland.


We are located in the heart of Southwest Portland, easily accessible from all points in the metropolitan area in a beautiful facility that was totally modernized and updated in 2008 featuring the largest Jewish library in the Northwest, three chapels, a boutique-style gift shop, and plenty of parking.

What's New at Neveh Shalom



Summer Events at Neveh Shalom - Click here for details of events.



Parshat haShavua:                        Hukkat Numbers 19:1-22:1

Nearing the end of the 40 year journey through the Sinai wilderness, our Parasha opens with a discussion of purification procedures for anyone who became ritually impure. Impurity was primarily transmitted by proximity to a human corpse. The procedure entailed being sprinkled with the ashes of a red heifer. The rabbis found this ritual complicated and difficult to comprehend rationally. So they claimed that while most law is rational there is a certain branch of law and custom which is done simply because it is commanded by God. This may be difficult for moderns to appreciate until we think about all the irrational laws/customs/manners we obey which have no basis in reason: shaking hands when greeting, responding when someone sneezes, proper setting of the table, our food taboos which are not observed in other parts of the world, etc.
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Coming Events

Please refer to our calendar for upcoming events:

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Congregation Neveh Shalom | 2900 SW Peaceful Lane | Portland, OR 97239 | Tel: 503.246.8831 | Fax: 503.246.7553
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