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.
Saturday, March 11th 2017
Beit Haverim celebrated 25 years. It was a lovely event with good food, good company, a lot of laughter, auction prizes, and a video chat with Rabbi Larry Halpern.
Many thanks to our Anniversary Committee chaired by Naomi Angier and Diane Lewin. You did a great job. And many thanks to our donors and those who pledged at the paddle raise for our Religious School.
Our next Ladies' Night will be on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
We will not have a Ladies' Night Potluck Dinner in April due to the Passover holiday.)
Please go to the "Community Tab" above, and find the Ladies' Night menu for details.
Special Event: April 30, 2:30 pm
Join us for a Bagel Chat (yes, that means bagels and coffee) as we hear Mr. Wajdi Said, President and co-founder of the Muslim Educational Trust in the Portland area. Mr. Said will speak about living as a Muslim in America and about Islamophobia. You and your guests are welcome to hear Mr. Said. There is no charge for this program.
Special Event: May 6 , 10:00 am
Four adults from our Congregation have studied long and hard with Rabbi Alan Berg. On May 6th, they will be called to the Torah as B'nai Mitzvah.
Please join us as we recognize the accomplishments of Dena Gutterman, Diane Lewin, Fred Schwartz, and Gabrielle Williams. This is a thrilling event and we welcome your attendance at the service and kiddush which follows the service.
Special Event: May 26, 7:00 pm
Beit Haverim's Confirmation Class will lead our service as they share with us the knowledge they have gained through two years of studying with Rabbi Alan Berg. Everyone is invited to attend this special Shabbat-Confirmation Service.
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