Community leaders have long dreamed about establishing Jewish space on Portland’s vibrant, rapidly expanding Eastside. Now, in collaboration with 18 community partners, this dream is within grasp. Guided by timeless Jewish values, the Eastside Jewish Commons (EJC) will create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place with educational, cultural, spiritual, and recreational programming. The EJC will both serve and strengthen our community for generations to come.

Our vision includes:

  • On-site high-quality childcare and preschool.

  • Regular programs for children, teens, and adults provided by more than 12 Jewish community partners.

  • On-site commercial kitchen, providing quality food and beverages and catering for

  • Friday night dinners, private celebrations, and community gatherings.

  • Multiple service options on Shabbat and holidays.

  • A social action hub.

  • A cultural hub for films, concerts, lectures, and more.

  • A learning center for all ages.

  • A program site for children and teens when schools are out.

  • Elder programs for social connection and links to needed services.

  • Regular yoga and movement programs.

  • A social hub across the spectrum of Jewish life.

Steadily, EJC has drawn supporters, early investors, and potential partners. We now have a historic opportunity to convert a good idea into actual action! For up-to-date information on EJC,  sign up to get updates, follow us on Facebook here and like us on Instagram.