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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.

Until the Willamette River parts for Portland’s Jewish community to cross
the divide, the liberal, Independent Shir Tikvah remains the east side’s
only full-time shul. Rabbi Ariel Stone’s casual congregation is serious
about social justice and Torah Study, complete with fresh bagels
and heated banter. - Portland Monthly


We seek support to continue our work on behalf of our Jewish community. Your donation will contribute to our long-term stability and keep our doors open for all who wish to participate.  


For one time gifts - choose Bikkurim under "payment type"



To set up a multi-year donation



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.


Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783