TischPDX seeks out Jews involved in organizing where they are and offers learning and mentoring to help emergent expressions of Judaism succeed in summoning the future of American Judaism
Queertet: Jewish Song Circles
Facilitated by: Ellie, Caryn, and others What do y'all sing? We sing a combo of Jewish and secular melodies, typically pretty short and repetitive so we can all follow along.
Do I have to know the music or be a pro at singing? Nope! Come sing with us! Or listen! Or hang out and absorb the presence of community! Feel free to check out our norms to get a sense for the space.
Can I bring a friend? Yes, please! And feel free to share this info anywhere you like.
What’s great about these? Building communal resilience through song, soul-filling music, yummy silence.
The Alberta Shul
Facilitator: Annie Rose Shapero
The Alberta Shul is a Jewish grassroots organizational hub in Portland, Oregon inspired by a historic synagogue. We build, strengthen and empower Jewish life by creating space for learning and experimentation, community celebrations and spiritual practice and social justice engagement. We strive to be a heart for Jewish life on Portland’s east side by providing a connection to our past while re-envisioning and creating our Jewish future.
At The Well Women's Circle
Facilitator: Ilana Cloud
A monthly gathering of strong, joyous Jewish-identified women who come together to reflect, sing, eat, and share through guided activities based on the monthly Jewish calendar. At the Well is open to anyone who identifies as a woman and who is interested in being in relationship with Jewish ways of being.
Facilitator: Sara Figueora
Is currently being incubated. LevPDX will be a lay led alternative Saturday morning prayer service and gathering that happens regularly on Portland's east side. Stay tuned for updates.
Portland Jewish Yoga Collective
Facilitator: Rachel Stern
The Portland Jewish Yoga Collective was established in 2018 by yoga teacher Rachel Stern, in collaboration with TischPDX, as a place for Jewish people of all affiliations to connect through the practice of yoga. Yoga and Judaism are both lenses through which we can not only see the world, but which provide a deeper embodiment of being alive. Therefore, anyone who desires to have a connection to a Jewish experience through yoga is invited to participate. Each gathering will consist of a Jewish themed yoga practice suitable for all levels of practitioners, time to socialize, and lots of FUN!!! As the collective grows, members will participate in shaping each session.
Jews On The Margins
Facilitator: Brooke Adams
JOTM creates meaningful events centered around Jewish holidays and traditions, that draw out the people on the edges of our community. Our events serve people who are searching for their own form of Judaism, one that is meaningful to them, in ways that they can use in their daily lives or in ways that give them energy for their daily lives. We envision reducing barriers for individuals who are ready to connect with Jewish community.
we recognize that jewish survival depends upon
engaging the next generation.
Do you engage Jews on the East Side? Are you looking to gain more traction, create a community, or get support?
be part of an incubator that’s changing Jewish life on the East side of Portland.