Our Community Partners
The following organizations are EJC Community Partners, working hand in hand with EJC to engage Portland’s eastside, develop a space plan, select a location, and plan for programs that will be available once the EJC space is secured.
The Alberta Shul is a Jewish grassroots organizational hub in Portland, OR inspired by a historic synagogue. They build, strengthen and empower Jewish life by creating space for learning and experimentation, community celebrations and spiritual practice, and social justice engagement.
Congregation Neveh Shalom is a vibrant and energetic egalitarian Conservative congregation dedicated to providing a home for traditional observance, study, and gathering for Portland´s Jewish population. For 150 years, they have worked together to build a community of connection, a house for people of all backgrounds, orientations, genders, and viewpoints.
Havurah Shalom is a vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community steeped in Jewish values promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility. We welcome people of all ages, gender identifications, and backgrounds. As a part of the Reconstructing Judaism movement, we envision a just and compassionate world where creative Jewish living and learning guide us toward lives of holiness, meaning, and purpose.
Since 1920, the Jewish Federation has helped nourish Jewish life, enrich the community, and keep Jewish culture strong in Portland and around the world. They are a direct route to tried and true services that make the most effective and meaningful impact.
The Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) has been a vital part of the greater Portland community for over 100 years. They provide a gathering place for the local Jewish community as well as warmly embracing people of all faiths within their membership. The MJCC offers a wide variety of recreational programming for all ages, wonderful fitness facilities, as well as flexible space for meetings and events.
Tree of Life Montessori in SE Portland strives to connect children and their families to Jewish traditions and culture, as well as to each other. With traditional Montessori curriculum as their structure, they celebrate holidays and honor our Jewish heritage and beliefs through weekly Shabbat rituals, thematic art projects, and community gatherings.
The following organizations endorse the Eastside Jewish Commons project and have provided additional input on the vision and plans for EJC.
Oregon Board of Rabbis
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Kesser Israel
Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Education Center
P’nai Or of Portland
A Special Thank You to Congregation Shir Tikvah
From the inception of the Eastside Jewish Commons initiative, Congregation Shir Tikvah and its Board of Directors have provided inspiration, vision, financial investment, long-term commitment and institutional support.