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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

Sunday May 12 10.30am Live From Jerusalem and Ramallah

Join the Bereaved Families Forum and Combatants for Peace,  two Israeli-Palestinian peace organizations that host a yearly Memorial Day ceremony parallel to the official Israeli ceremony, remembering all Palestinians as well as Israelis who have been lost to the violence between our two peoples.

Congregation Shir Tikvah is an official satellite host of this year’s gathering

Join Rabbi Ariel to attend the livestreamed event at Shir Tikvah in the Commons in person.  Be part of this international event supporting those who have lost the most and yet still have the courage to lift their voices together in search of peace.

All are welcome!

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

To participate by zoom register HERE 

Rabbi Ariel Stone is retiring in the summer of 2025. Read her announcement, fittingly couched in her regular parashat hashavua teaching, see the response of Congregational leadership, and learn about the Rabbinic Transition work in progress.

Looking for information about the Rabbinic Transition in the summer of 2025? Please click this link: Rabbi Search

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. 

Sat, May 18 2024 10 Iyyar 5784