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About Us

Congregation Shir Tikvah ​​​strives to be a kehillah kedosha  (holy community) where all are respected, valued and included. Clergy, staff and dedicated volunteers work together to provide a space for spiritual growth and study. As partners in Jewish life, we educate our children and offer programming around holidays, cultural interests and acts of social justice.


Reach us at:

Our mailing address is:
2420 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232

Our office hours are:
Monday - Thursday
10:00 - 3:00

Email the office for Zoom links to events and services.


Rabbi Ariel Stone has been Shir Tikvah’s spiritual leader since the congregation’s founding in 2002. A caring and vibrant leader, she is an exceptionally knowledgeable teacher of Torah and a recognized scholar of Jewish mysticism.

Rabbi Stone is also currently the chair of Hesed Shel Emet (the Oregon Jewish Indigent Burial Society), Rabbinic mentor for TischPDX  and Convener of Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance. She serves as adjunct faculty with the Judaic Studies department at Portland State University. 

For more on Rabbi Ariel, see this story by Oregon Jewish Life. 




Katie Schneider, Administrative Director

.Katie provides for the day-to-day management of Shir Tikvah's fiscal, physical, security and administrative affairs. In her former life, she was a writer, a historian and a teacher, all skills which serve her well as she coordinates programming, education and congregant care. Contact her if you’d like information about membership, education, communications or planning our next party.


   Amelia Schroth, Office Manager

Amelia answer your phone calls, emails and questions about everything from membership to finances and all of the small details in between. She’s the woman you contact to schedule a movie, a bar mitzvah or anything else in the building. Our plants always look fantastic because Amelia is also a landscape contractor – in the summer and on the weekends, look for her outside.


 Rachael Walkinshaw, Education Director

Rachael organizes, coordinates, and manages the Nashira educational program. In the past, she taught at Nashira for more than 10 years and worked with kids in various school and home settings for 20 years. She has a bachelor's degree in art history and Judaic studies and she is also a printmaker. Last year she did a 6-month long internship at the OJMCHE where she was a guest curator and did historical research. Rachael has deep roots in Portland's Jewish community, and her great grandparents are all over the place in the museum archives. 

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