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Portland's Eastside Synagogue 

Congregation Shir Tikvah is a mid-sized independent congregation. Our founders envisioned a participatory, learning community and we work hard to fulfill that promise. At less than 20 years old, we're the "start up" in Portland's Jewish Community. . 

Our neighborhoods are diverse and so are our supporters. They come from across the Jewish spectrum: Jew-by-birth, Jew-by-choice, gay, straight, interfaith, atheist, devout believer. We welcome all who want to grapple with the beauty and contradictions of our sacred texts to better understand our faith, our world and our place in it.

Shir Tikvah means "song of hope". We gather strength from each other and our tradition.

Our in-person evening and morning services for High Holy Days are full, but will be zoomed. If you would like the zoom link, email the office. To see the times for each service or to reserve a spot at the outdoor services, click here.

We are now enrolling students 4 -12 in our Nashira Education Project

Interested in membership? Here's information



To access this year's Membership Renewal Form, members should sign in and navigate to the Member Account Page. Choose the 'Membership Renewal 5783' tile to go to the form.


For up-to-date listings of all of our services and activities, please check our calendar.

Guests: You may request Shabbat Zoom links to be on our weekly newsletter by contacting our operations manager Amelia Schroth.

Vaccination and boosters required for all eligible individuals
Stay home and ZOOM in if you are exhibiting signs of illness or unable to be vaccinated. Respect social distancing. 

At the recommendation of the Multnomah County health officials, wearing masks is strongly encouraged while indoors. 


A statement from our Rabbi

חייה קודמין
Hayehah kodmin
Her life takes precedence
(M. Oholot 7.6)

when a woman has trouble giving birth,
the fetus is called a rodef, a "pursuer"
and the woman has the right
to preserve her life from the pursuit.
This right extends to pursuit
that does not endanger her life
but also her well being.
Abortion rights are human rights


Jewish religious law.


Mon, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783