Name: Congregation Neveh Shalom
Address: 2900 SW Peaceful Ln, Portland, OR 97239
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 700+
What percentage of members are older than 50? 60%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 200-500
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Friday is 60-70 minutes. Saturday main is 2 hours 50 minutes
Shabbat dress code: Wide variety, from suits to jeans.
Daily services? Yes
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes. Shabbat lunch served weekly.
Language of service: Mostly Hebrew. Main prayerbook is in Hebrew with English translations and commentary.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? A Russian-language prayer book is also available.
Children’s programming: Multiple services for multiple age groups every month, from babies to 2nd grade: Torah Troop, Tot Shabbat and Kiddush Club as well as class Shabbat’s throughout the year.
Accessibility for people with disabilities: The building is completely accessible with ramps, elevator, and automatic doors. We have an ADA-compliant and gender fluid restroom; wheelchairs are available for those who may need them, and we provide ASL translation to those with hearing impairments with advanced notice.
Are services streamed online? Yes. Check out our site for audio streaming.
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Sermons are recorded and available on our home page.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 20%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? “The second that the Conservative movement allows for it.”
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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