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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, queer, straight, trans, 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, strength to hope and act for a better world, city, and community.

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


Please join us in an incredible night supporting our JTOP (Jewish Teens of Portland) youth! Polypoptart is headlining at the EJC along wth a couple of her friends and the night will be full of fun, laughter and a whole lot of fabulousness. 

Buy tickets HERE.


There is no fee, but you must register to attend.

To participate by zoom register HERE 

Rabbi Transition

Congregation Shir Tikvah will be holding a series of conversations to get into the heart of who we are as a community and what qualities we hope to attract in our next rabbinic leader. All members are invited to participate in these facilitated World Cafe style conversations. 

June 26, 2024 5:30-8:00 pm at Eastside Jewish CommonsIN PERSON ONLY
June 29, 2024  5:30-8:00 pm at Eastside Jewish CommonsIN PERSON ONLY 
July 7, 2024 10:00 am-12 pm online via ZoomONLINE ONLY
We look forward to listening and learning together as we write Shir Tikvah's next chapter.
 RSVP here 


We exist to create space for the central mitzvot of תורה Torah עבודה Prayer and Ritual גמילות חסדים Doing Kindness

For up-to-date listings of all of our gatherings for prayer, ritual, learning and activities, please check our calendar.

Guests: You are welcome to request Shabbat Zoom links, or sign up to join our weekly newsletter, by contacting our operations manager Amelia Schroth.


We follow the Jewish ethic of caring for the most vulnerable of our community; therefore continue to require vaccination and boosting. We will also provide high quality masks for those who require them in order to participate in our community

If you are feeling ill, please stay home and away from others. 

Health authorities have recommended the following source for ongoing information about the pandemic. 

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784