Name: Congregation Shir Tikvah
Address: 7550 NE Irving Street Portland, Oregon 97213
Denominational affiliation: Independent
Member units (households): 100-200
What percentage of members are older than 50? 40%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? Friday: 25; Saturday: 40-70.
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? Evening: 50 minutes. Morning: 2 hours
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Currently share space with a UCC church
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: mostly in Hebrew, everything translated
Is another language offered in the prayer book? English.
Children’s programming: Monthly Shabbat Storytime, Junior Minyan
Accessibility for people with disabilities: The sanctuary is accessible by ramp; the Beit Midrash is not.
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? Rabbi’s weekly Erev Shabbat Parashah teaching is online here.
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 50%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? Every case is decided individually.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
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