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Yom Sheini, 1 Av 5777

Beit Haverim is an open, inviting, and spiritually alive Jewish community, located just outside of Portland, Oregon in Lake Oswego. Beit Haverim began in 1992 as South Metro Jewish Community located in West Linn, Oregon, and in 1998 SMJC evolved into a congregation. In 2007 SMJC adopted the Hebrew name of Beit Haverim, expressing the essence of who we are – a House of Friends.

We welcome everyone to our Reform congregation of Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and Jews at heart. A congregation where families and individuals experience the sense of Jewish belonging that comes from shared worship, religious instruction, Tikkun Olam, and social events at a location not too far from home.



Borders and Identity Forum: A Call to Action was held on June 2

Beit Haverim was one of the sponsors of an exciting forum at the Temple.  

Our Community Forum  received rave reviews described as timely, inspiring, and thought provoking.  We were pleased to welcome 55 attendees for the lecture delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas via video followed by small group discussions.  Partners included Congregation Beit Haverim; UCC congregations from Hillsboro, Parkrose, Portland First, and Ainsworth; Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon; Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ); and CAUSA.  Also present were Lake Oswego neighbors, the Principal of Lake Oswego High School, and a representative from the New Portlanders Commission (City of Portland).  At the close of the evening, one of our discussion groups exchanged contact information and plan to meet again to continue their conversation, and 36 individuals made a personal commitment to join the call to action!  The free-will offering received will be divided equally to EMO-Soar Legal Services; IMIrJ, and CAUSA.  A huge thank you to the planning team and to all from our congregations who were able to attend.  Our justice journey continues.


 Family Potluck Shabbat around the table:  July 21 at 6:00 pm

 On July 21st we are having our family Shabbat observance and potluck from 6 - 7 pm.

I hope all of you can join us as we celebrate Shabbat around the dinner table.   The more families we have, the more fun it will be!


 Ladies' Night: Potluck Dinner  6:30 pm

At the home of Rachel Graneng.  Email your RSVP to her here and she will give you her address and her home.


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Religious School Online Registration  for 2017-18

Amazon Shopping Earns $'s for Beit Haverim!

Be sure to use this link when you do any shopping on Amazon. And remember: Amazon's third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year.Shop at and Amazon will donate to Beit Haverim. 

Upcoming Events

08.02.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board of Trustees Meeting
Birthday Blessings
08.04.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Berg & Ann Brown
08.05.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Torah Study led by Rabbi Berg