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Life Cycle

At Congregation Neveh Shalom it is our honor/privilege to guide and support you through all of your key life moments.  From blessing your new baby to kvelling at a bar mitzvah; from dancing under the chuppah at your wedding to holding you as you grieve, our clergy and staff are here to embrace you. 



New Baby - Brit Milah/Baby Naming: Welcome to the family!

Our clergy is available to work with you to create a ceremony of welcoming for your

child that fits your family. B'rit Milah: This is a male circumcision that traditionally

occurs on the 8th day after birth . Please contact our office for a list of local Mohels,

at 503.246.8831.

Baby Naming: This is the tradition of bestowing a Hebrew Name on a newborn, male

or female, usually done at 30 days of age, however this tradition can take place any

time in the first year.

B'nai Mitzvah


B'nai Mitzvah

We have an entire section dedicated to this wonderful part of your family’s

Jewish journey here at CNS.

Click here to learn more on our Bar / Bat Mitzvah page.





Our clergy would be honored to officiate during your special day and weave together

your family traditions with the beautiful tradition of marriage. Our sanctuaries have

been the setting for many beautiful weddings and a space where hundreds of couples

have begun their Jewish lives together. Please look at our Facilities to see which of

our three beautiful sanctuaries might be right for you! We have wonderful spaces for

your reception, as well. CNS would like to give you a gift of a complimentary year of

membership. We hope that your year with us will be

the beginning and that you and your partner will be part of the Neveh Shalom

community (kehilla) throughout your family’s lifetime.

Yahrzeit Candle

End of Life

Your CNS clergy and community are here to comfort you in life’s most difficult moment.

From walking with you as your loved one reaches the end of their life through supporting

you through a year of mourning, we offer a variety of ways for you to grieve and move

forward with us. For burial, plot and cemetery information please see  Cemeteries page.



When a death occurs call the synagogue office 503.246.8831 so that we may inform Rabbi Isaak and be of assistance. After business hours, on weekends or holidays, contact Fred Rothstein at 503.475.2934 or Rabbi Isaak 503.228.8819. If you wish Tahara for your loved one (respectful preparation for burial according to ancient Jewish tradition) you may request it from Holman’s Funeral Home, 503. 232.5131; Riverview Funeral Service 503.246.6488; or the funeral home of your choice. The funeral home will then notify the Chevra.

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