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What do you want from your kehillah  (community)? We could use your insights and ideas.

In this community, we are all needed. Volunteers keep Shir Tikvah running. Giving a few hours of your time here and there not only strengthens our community, it’s a fun and easy way to get to know others here. As you attend services and events, please ask questions of anyone you see in kitchen, moving furniture or greeting folks at the door.

Need a phone number or email address? See your member directory for contact information or ask Amelia Schroth for help accessing your member page.

Committees and Working Groups


Board of Directors 
Board members can be reached as a group at
They can be reached individually with 'firstnamelastinitial'

Bruce Birk:  Chair
Emma Lugo: Vice-Chair
Randy Bluffstone: Treasurer  
Bonnie Robbins: Secretary

Judy Siviglia: Ombudsmensch
Aron Borok: Past Co-Chair
Leora Troper: Past Co-Chair

At Large:
Hillary Barbour
Nehama Bennet-Teasdale
Jason Eisdorfer
Simon Goldstein
Angela Michtom
Percy Wise

Shir Tikvah members can access board meeting minutes by logging in on "My Account". 


Yad l’Yad: Hand to Hand

Provides the emotional and physical support needed when members experience a hardship in life. Visiting the sick, running errands, providing meals, transportation, writing letters, or even making phone calls are great ways to help our members in need.


Tefilah (Prayer and Ritual) Committee

Educates our members about Jewish prayer and ritual practice, develops our siddurim and makhzorim, and supports our congregational prayer and ritual life.


Kesher Committee

Welcomes new members, often acts as ushers and greeters at our numerous events. Kesher folks work with new members to help them become familiar with the Shir Tikvah family.


K’vod haMeyt Cemetery Committee

Maintains our cemetery in partnership with Congregation P’nai Or and Kol Shalom and takes the lead in the mitzvot of helping to bury the dead and comfort the bereaved. 


Fundraising Events 

No synagogue can survive on dues alone. This group of volunteers raises extra money needed to keep our services and education programs accessible to everyone.




Eastside Jewish Commons 
Congregation Shir Tikvah actively supports the Eastside Jewish Community, envisioning a new kind of Jewish space east of the Willamette River. 

Congergation Shir Tikvah was the first fiscal sponsor for Tisch PDX, mentoring millenial entrepenuers as they build Jewish community among unaffiliated Jews on the Eastside. 

Program/Event Proposal Form

Programs at Shir Tikvah are a collaboration between staff, volunteers and the Rabbi. Thank you for bringing us ideas that promote Torah (study), Avodah (prayer) and G'milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness). Programs will be evaluated in terms of staff and volunteer capacity, as well as broad appeal to the congregation as a whole. After the proposal has been submitted and reviewed, staff may contact you about creating a budget for a program.

If the event/program is planned for more than one day, enter any additional dates here.
Please describe your proposal in 150 words or less.

Please note that offsite events may require additional insurance/licenses.
We do not have use of the building on Sundays before 2:00 pm, or Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis.


Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781