This Friday
Soul Shabbat - A Muscial Kabbalat Shabbat Experience
Friday, May 11, 6:15pm, Stampfer Chapel

Please join us for a musically enhanced Friday evening service with Cantor Eyal Bitton, soloist Alyssa Knudsen, the Koleinu choir, and the Soul Shabbat Musical Ensemble. Cantor Bitton will also be presenting a premiere of his new composition, Ma Tovu.
Weekend Sc hedule
Parashat Behar-Bechukotai
Friday, May 11 - Candle Lighting 8:12pm
7:15am: Morning Minyan, Zidell Chapel
6:15pm: Soul Shabbat - A Musical Experience, Stampfer Chapel

Saturday, May 12 - Havdallah 9:13pm
9:00am: Combined Shabbat Morning Service, Stampfer Chapel
12:30pm: Women's Torah Study

Sunday, May 13
9:00am: ALIYAH K-6
9:00am: Morning Minyan, Zidell Chapel
10:00am: Mishnah Berurah, Back of Birnbach Hall
12:00pm: Outside In Cooking, Kitchen
Cantor Bitton's King David the Musical - A Theatrical Concert

Wednesday, May 16, 7:00pm
Main Sanctuary

This original musical by Cantor Eyal Bitton tells the dramatic tale of one of the greatest heroes in the Bible, King David. This musical will make its Portland premiere at Neveh Shalom as a musical in a concert format. Featuring Cantor Eyal Bitton and Michele Tredger, choir, fully orchestrated playback, and video. Tickets: $18/members, $25/non-members. RSVP: .
Shavuot 5778
Sunday, May 20th Events
4:45pm - Young Family Shavuot Experience
Vestry (Back of Main Sanctuary)
Families with children ages 0-5, join us for interactive storytelling, snacks, yoga and more. Free. Please RSVP to:

5:30pm - Israel360 Presents: Cooking at the Foot of the Mountain- Food demos & a delicious parve/vegan meal! Birnbach Hall
Join Rav D and Tal Caspi, award-winning chef of Aviv restaurant, for cooking demos intermixed with rich stories about international Jewish cuisine. An incredible parve/vegan meal will follow. Free learning sessions after dinner.

Members:  $14/Adults, $7/Kids, $36/Max Per Family
Non-Members:  $18/Adults, $10/Kids
RSVP Required By 5/16:

More info about all of the Shavuot events and services at:
Upcoming Events
Nosh & Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen
Thurs, May 10 (June 15), 3:00pm, MJCC
May: Pirkei Avot/Imahot; June: Rosh Hodesh Torah. Free.

Women's Torah Study
Sat, May 12, 12:30pm, Room 111, Free
Join Mel Berwin for uplifting learning and conversation-all levels welcome!

ALIYAH Tichon (high school) closing ceremony & graduation
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00pm
6:00pm dinner (RSVP to )
6:40pm dessert and class exhibits (Isaak Foyer)
7:00pm presentations and graduation (Stampfer Chapel) 
The congregation is warmly invited to this moving evening of celebrating the accomplishments of our 7th-12th grade classes, the completion of our Better Together Intergenerational program year, and the graduation of eight remarkable High School teens, each of whom will be speaking briefly about their years growing up at CNS.

Ethical Will Class with Laurie Fendel
Thurs, May 24-June 14, 1:30pm, Room 111, Free
Pass on your beliefs and life lessons in a written form to your children and grandchildren. Explore content that you might include and put together a plan for your writing. RSVP: .

Men’s Club Brunch & Talk with Rabbi Stampfer
Sunday, June 3, 9:45am, Stampfer Chapel
Join the Men’s Club for a nosh and talk with Rabbi Stampfer. The topic in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday: The role of the 1956 Sinai campaign in Israel’s history. Free and open to everyone. Contact Mitch Elovitz: .

Men’s Club Poker Tournament
Sunday, June 3, 4:00pm
Please join Men’s Club at their annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Registration is $40 by May 29 and your donation supports Youth Education and Camp Scholarship programs. RSVP and more info: .

Pages & Pixels - Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
Sun, June 3, 4:00pm, Stampfer Chapel
Marjorie Morningstar is about a starry-eyed young nineteen year old who is released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams. After discussing the book, we will watch the 1958 film version with Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood. For more information, contact Kaiya Goldhammer,
Save The Date! An Introductory Session for Rabbi Stampfer's Fall 2018-19 Emeritus Class
Thursday, June 28, 11:00am, Stampfer Chapel

Fall Topic: What’s So Good About the Good Book? An Introduction to the Bible

Join Rabbi Stampfer for this introductory session to learn more about his fall 2018-19 emeritus class (Thursdays beginning on October 11, 11am). Rabbi Stampfer would appreciate your input of what you would like to learn about the Bible. Please send by email or bring to the session a copy of your expectations for the course to the session. For more info, contact: .

The tuition is $50.00/person for the course, which includes the text Introduction to the Bible by Christina Hayes of Yale University. Class registration: .
New Benchers For Sale
We have ordered new Yedid Nefesh Benchers for the synagogue and there are additional ones available for purchase for home use. The new benchers are adorned with beautiful artwork by congregant Jonathon Lietz. $10 per book or 10 copies for $90. Supplies are limited! To place your order, please email .
Member News
Thank you to everyone who came out for our ALIYAH Lag B'Omer celebration. We had a wonderful time making fresh pita over a fire, making art, singing, dancing, purchasing popsicles in the shuk and of course, enjoying the goats!
Community Events
Shabbat Shalom Yoga & Judaism Retreat for Young Adults, May 25–27, Still Meadow Retreat Center, PDX Open to people from all backgrounds and experiences. You don't have to be able to touch your toes or have a background in Judaism to be a part of this beautiful retreat! Experience the power of nature, Shabbat and movement surrounded by a supportive community- only a half hour from downtown Portland, Oregon. For more info and to apply,

Ramadan Tent Project - Open Iftar 2018, May 27–28, 7:30pm, Congregation Neveh Shalom Join us to break fast and enjoy a free meal with neighbors of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information,

Song of Miriam Awards Brunch, June 3, 10:00am-12:15pm, MJCC $25 if postmarked by May 24, $32 thereafter; $10/12 and under; $36/patrons. All tickets include a 3% donation to Mazon. Reservations at:

Oregon Jewish Artists (ORA) calls all artists to show in our next Jury Date, Sunday, June 3 | Congregation Neveh Shalom Jewish artists in the Pacific Northwest that have works of art and fine craft in all media (must be original works), are asked to take part. Drop off at 9:30am, pick up at 11am.  Application deadline May 25. For the application, fee and more information:

Interest-Free Loans Available via Jewish Free Loan , a program from Federation.  More .

 BB Day Camp Portland - Summer fun for K-6 - BB Day Camp will bring summer fun and excellent Jewish camp programming to Northwest Portland from June 25-August 17 and you can sign up week by week! Located at CBI; extended care and transportation from Beaverton and Eastside areas available. Financial assistance available to any applicant! Registration and more info at .  Contact: or 503.496.7447
Support Neveh Shalom
Support ALIYAH with Your Bottles and Cans
Support ALIYAH K-12 with your 10-cent-deposit bottles and cans!
Help us refurnish our classrooms for the 2018-19 school year. Drop off your empty cans & bottles in the collection box located in the ALIYAH Teacher's Lounge (Room 118). Containers must be empty and have a barcode (for return). Remove bottle caps, please. THANK YOU!!
Advertise in our Chronicle
Are you a professional that is looking for new clients? Are you a new business that needs more exposure? Are you an established business looking to grow your bottom line? If your answer is yes, then consider advertising with the bi-monthly CNS Chronicle. With over 800+ CNS families, your targeted marketing needs are all taken care of. And, The Chronicle comes in print, e-digest and resides on the CNS website. Contact our rep, Cindy Kelly, today:
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Fred Meyer will give a portion of your purchases to your designated charity, without costing you anything! However, Fred Meyer Community Rewards members must re-enroll each year. Expired participants were dropped last July.  Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now . Congregation Neveh Shalom is Organization # 91406.
Did you know that if you are already shopping on, you can have some of that purchase be a donation to us, at no cost to you? When you use Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Congregation Neveh Shalom. Bookmark the link  and support us every time you shop. 
Donate Your Vehicle
Donate your car, truck, boat or RV to Congregation Neveh Shalom. Donating is easy! Call JoAnn at 503.293.7309 or visit:
Other Ways to Support
Want to sponsor a Kiddush? Want to honor a loved one's birthday? Did you have a wonderful experience at CNS and want to keep our community thriving? We appreciate and accept your generous monetary donations. Thank you for your continued support! Either call the office at 503.246.8831 or Click here to donate online.
Refuah Shlema
Wishing Blessings of Healing to:
Bruce Arnheim, Pat Ballard, Toby Blake, Michael Bloom, Cookie Brandt, Sid Brandt, Aaron Cohen, Stuart Davis, Maxwell Diamond, Harvey Eisenberg, Wiliam Fabian, Melvin Foster, Ann Fowler, Myra Fox, Evelyn Freedman, Thelma Geffen, Randy Goldenberg, Melva Hamer, Michelle Iimori-Goldenberg, Rabbi Daniel Isaak, Keith Jablon, Neil Jablon, Klaus Jaeger , Rebecca King, Walter Kotkins, Elie Kraiman, Sharon (Sammie) Krasnow, Lesley Shapiro Malinoski, Mary Jane Felvey Marks, Mel Platman, Ed Ross, Jackie Schwartz, Jerry Schwartz, Sam Siegel, Nancy Sherman , Harry Sherwood, Terri Simon, Jake Tarica, Gary Weinstein - Gedaliah Hirsch ben Mordechai v’ Nessa, Ron Weinstein - Chaim ben Mordechai v’Nessa, Chana Leah bat Chuna Chaim v’ Miriam, Daveed ben Yoel, Fruma bat Bathsheva, Galia bat Rachel , haRav Elisheva Tzivia Rochel bat Levi Yitzchak v’Chanah, Irit bat Chaya, Mendall ben Hannah Sarah, Sarah Bat Malkah, Yehoshua ben Simcha v’ Rachel, Yehoshua ben ya’akov, Mayor Ariea Ben Mariam Devorah, Mordechai Tzion ben Avraham Yacov v’Liba Sara, Pinchas Farvel been Laizer, Sara bat Avraham v’Sara, Ha Rav Daniel Yochanan Ben Schmuel v’ Elena, Hehazzan Brana Simcha bat Eliezer v’ Shyndel, Leah Mendel Bat Liba Chayah

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