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Our Community


  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


Friday, May 15

7:30pm Special PDX Live! to kick-off a weekend of celebration


Saturday, May 16

9:00am Morning Shabbat service and kiddish luncheon

Reservations for luncheon requested.  To RSVP, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-246-8831.  No cost.

7:00pm Fancy-Dress Dinner & Frivolity

Put on your dancing shoes and let loose with music by  

3 Leg Torso  as we laud our Rabbi with a night of jubilation!

$54 per person - limited space available! RSVP now!

Reservations required at tinyurl.com/rabbiisaak or 503 246-8831



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CNS Shavuot Showdown - Saturday Night, May 23

Come one, come all to the CNS Shavuot Showdown! - Join us for an evening of learning, fun and food! Come for one part or all of the night's festivities!


5:15pm Young Families Program

6:00pm Delicious Pizza Dinner - $6.50 a person (ages 2 and up), please RSVP in advance at tinyurl.com/shavuot15

6:45pm Cheesecake Taste Off -Sign up to compete at tinyurl.com/cnscheesecake

All cakes must be submitted to Rabbi Posen by Friday, May 22 at noon.

7:00pm The Story of Sinai with Rabbi Eve Posen

7:30pm Pub Style Torah Trivia - Who will be crowned the CNS Torah Champ? Quiz your way through the Torah! Suited to 3rd graders and up (with open Chumash)

9:00pm Ma'ariv

9:30pm Tikkun Leyl Shavuot



Parshat haShavua: Tazria-Metzorah        Leviticus 12:1-15:33

Holiness remains the central theme. Parshat Shmini concluded by prescribing how to remain holy through eating, i.e. distinguishing between clean and unclean animals to consume. In the double parashah we are interested in ways in which the body can become unclean and how impurity might be remedied. A mother following childbirth is considered in the Torah to be impure, undoubtedly due to the fluids that emerge from the body. That mother was to engage in a purification ceremony which after giving birth to a male child would take 33 days and for a female child 66 days. Why the difference is unclear, but perhaps it was thought to have something to do with reestablishing a normal cycle.

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Coming Events

SUN, April 5

1:00pm Special Shomrei Teva Nature Hike for Pesach

SUN, April 12

Men’s Club Holocaust remembrance program

FRI, April 17

Sharing Shabbat

SUN, April 19

Shomrei Teva “Earth Day” event at Creekside Restoration Site

10:45am Book Talk @Neveh "Ministry of Special Cases."

WED, April 22

Sisterhood showing of “Blessed is the Match” (info p.12)

FRI, April 24

5:30pm PDX Live! Jr.

$20/family RSVP at tinyurl.com/pdxlivejr2

6:15pm High School Graduation Shabbat -

SAT, April 25

9:00am ALIYAH 5th and 6th grade families lead this special Shabbat Morning Service, open to the entire community.

Rabbi Isaak Weekend Celebration May 15-16

Fri, May 15    

7:30pm PDX Live!

Sat, May 16

9:00am Morning Shabbat service and luncheon

7:00pm Fancy Dress dinner and frivolity - http://www.tinyurl.com/rabbiisaak

Sun, May 17

Collaborative Jewish Wedding


Shabbat Times

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