Beit Haverim – South Metro Jewish Congregation

Beit Haverim – South Metro Jewish Congregation is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 21420 Willamette Dr. West Linn, OR 97068
Phone: (503) 650-7013
Website: www.beithav.org/
Affiliation: Reform

Description: South Metro Jewish Congregation listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly.

Per their website: Our Mission is to provide meaningful opportunities for people in the Portland South Metro region to join together for Jewish education, celebration, tzedakah, and worship. Our Reform Congregation is a community of Jewish and interfaith families and individuals who live in a primarily non-Jewish environment, geographically and culturally distant from the established Portland Jewish community. We welcome anyone, wherever they are on the Jewish spectrum. Our Driving Force is a common desire for our families and children to share a sense of Jewish belonging that comes from hands-on ownership within our own created community of mishpoche. We are a dynamic congregation of involved people who have chosen to connect or reconnect to Judaism and a Jewish identity. Our Vision is a community where Jews by Birth, Jews by Choice, and Jews at Heart are accepted and feel a sense of belonging. We are an open, inviting, and spiritually alive Jewish community, with families and individuals joining us from the greater Portland communities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Beaverton, Tualatin, Tigard, Wilsonville, Sherwood – and beyond. We honor the richness and tradition of Judaism in a manner that’s accessible to everyone.

The Eastside Jewish Community of Portland (EJCoP)

The Eastside Jewish Community of Portland (EJCoP) is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: P.O. Box 86622 Portland, OR 97286
Phone: (503) 973-5267
Website: www.ejcop.org
Affiliation: Non-affiliated

Description: The Eastside Jewish Community of Portland (EJCoP) is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. They offer diverse programs to enhance the Jewish identity, personal growth, and well-being within the Jewish community. We are open to all Jews, including the unafilliated, and families and singles of all ages.

At EJCoP we value Jewish learning, open discussions about values and perspectives, and non-judgemental exploration of Jewish wisdom. EJCoP offers community celebrations of Shabbat and holidays, as well as tzedakah and mitzvah projects.

P’Nai Or

P’Nai Or is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219-6531
Phone: (503) 248-4500
Website: www.pnaiorpdx.org
Affiliation: Renewal

Description: P’nai Or is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. They are a vibrant, egalitarian, Jewish Renewal congregation. We support each other in our spiritual practices, our studies, our children’s education, and our lives. Through the practice of mitzvot (sacred deeds) and tikkun olam (progressive social/political action) we strive to heal ourselves and the world.

As a community of spiritual seekers, we approach our spiritual path from a Jewish perspective. Our community is organized solely to offer a place for ourselves and the Portland community where this spiritual perspective can flourish, and we can deepen our wisdom, attunement, and experience. Our roots are in Torah, Kabbalah, and other classic Jewish sources; our intent is to make Jewish spirituality accessible. Our guide, teacher, and friend in this unfolding process is Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, whose insights, knowledge and humor guide us on our path. We are also affiliated nationally with ALEPH, founded by Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi.

P’nai Or services combine elements of traditional Judaism with joyful song and dance in a participatory environment. A diversity of Jewish experience and expression is reflected in our membership, and all are welcome as full participants in the community.

Kol Shalom, Community for Humanistic Judaism

Kol Shalom, Community for Humanistic Judaism is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 1509 S.W. Sunset Blvd, Suite 2H Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 459-4210
Website: www.kolshalom.org
Affiliation: Humanistic

Description: Kol Shalom is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. Members of Kol Shalom vary in their beliefs about larger forces in nature. Beliefs range from atheism to God as Nature and other personal interpretations. The unifying philosophy of Kol Shalom and of the Society for Humanistic Judaism is that human beings have the power and responsibility to shape their lives and care for the world, independent of an interventionist deity or any supernatural power; and that the Torah and other religious texts are entirely human creations. Humanistic Judaism is a belief system or faith based in humanism and the heritage of the Jewish people, rather than in theism. Our rituals and ceremonies do not include language that suggests belief in the supernatural.

Havurah Shalom

Havurah Shalom is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 825 NW 18th Avenue Portland, OR 97209-2333
Phone: (503) 248-4662
Website: www.havurahshalom.org
Affiliation: Non-affiliated

Description: Havurah Shalom is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. The mission of Havurah Shalom is to provide a vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community steeped in Jewish values; promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility. In the spirit of giving back to our community, Havurah Shalom’s High Holiday services, Shabbat, holiday celebrations, and High Holiday services are free of charge. We are a highly participatory, inclusive community of Jews (and many non-Jews) striving to bring the full meaning and wisdom of our ancient heritage into our Jewish lives. For PORTLAND LGBT PRIDE WEEKEND and PRIDE PARADE June 17-18, 2006 Havurah Shalom joined the Community of Welcoming Congregations to march in the GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans) Pride Parade.

Congregation Shir Tikvah of Portland

Congregation Shir Tikvah of Portland is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 1631 NE Broadway #314 Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 282-1787
Website: www.shir-tikvah.net
Affiliation: Liberal

Description: Shir Tikvah is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. They are… a Sacred Community — whose practice of liberal Judaism grows from an understanding and love of the tradition on which it stands, centered in Torah. A Participatory Community — committed to a true partnership between rabbi and laity, a collaborative relationship built on mutual respect, shaped by the spirit of covenant. An Inclusive Community — where all are welcome to join in creating a Jewish congregational family — an enthusiastic, working, living community of faith. A Worship Community — where all may take part in celebration of Shabbat and holidays, drawing on fresh as well as traditional approaches to prayer, ritual, Torah, music and meditation, to nourish personal and communal spiritual life. An Intergenerational Community — in which adults and children learn from each other through study, worship, and a shared love of Judaism. A Learning Community — which creates with our rabbi abundant and varied opportunities for Jewish study — a study that brings the practice of learning and reflection to all aspects of our existence. A Caring Community — which guards a sacred space for each soul that enters into it; one responsive to members in need; one actively committed to work for social justice, to join with others in healing a hurting world. An Innovative Community — in which all aspects of how we come together in community will be open for discussion and consideration on an ongoing basis.

Congregation Neveh Shalom

Congregation Neveh Shalom is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 2900 South Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 246-8831
Website: www.nevehshalom.org
Affiliation: Conservative

Description: Congregtion Neveh Shalom is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. They are the second oldest Jewish congregation in the Pacific Northwest and the oldest Conservative congregation on the West Coast.

Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel is an open and affirming synagogue which welcomes the LGBT Community

Address: 1972 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 222-1069
Website: www.BethIsrael-pdx.org
Affiliation: Reform

Description: Congregation Beth Israel is listed by Keshet, Portland, Oregon’s LGBT social group as being GLBTQQ friendly. The purpose of Congregation Beth Israel is to promote the enduring and fundamental principles of Judaism and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people; to enable its adherents to develop a relationship to God through communal worship, study and assembly; and to apply the principles of Reform Judaism to the society in which we live.

Keshet Jewish Social Group

Gay Jewish Portland Oregon – Keshet Jewish Social Group

KESHET is a open to all who identify as LGBT Jews as well as their spouses, partners, significant others,
whether Jewish or gay or not. Keshet celebrates major Jewish holidays get togethers.

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