Regarding the Coronavirus and Virtual Programming

important information for you to know

Please note that all in-person classes, events and services at the synagogue are cancelled until further notice. Read below about virtual learning and davening options while we wait for this time of uncertainty to end.

Dear Shaarie Torah Kehillah,

With the announcement of Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order to close most businesses, administrative staff is now working from home for all but essential tasks. Certain hands-on duties must be accomplished, including mail intake, making deposits and paying bills. A few hours per week are set aside for these to take place in the office, while maintaining proper distancing. All other work will be managed virtually. Limited facilities staff is maintaining vital building systems.

We will still be processing contributions, both online and those received through the mail. Since no one will be answering the office phone, email is the best way to reach us. We all have remote access and will reply in a timely manner. The life cycle number is always monitored: 503-785-9016.

To read more information about why we have closed our building to the public and other measures, please click here.
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Virtual Programming

We will continue to keep you updated on our virtual programming as we develop more options. Please check our facebook for zoom links to Torah Study and Minyan.

Click on the links below to check out information on virtual events and services.

Prayer Books

If you would like to download prayerbooks so you can participate in any of our services, the Rabbinical Assembly is generously providing the PDF’s of them. We ask that you please honor their requests of not distributing them, that you only print up to three copies for personal use, and that they are only used during this unique time.
Click here to go to the download page.

The books you will want to get are:

  • Siddur Sim Shalom Shacharit Weekdays
  • Siddur Lev Shalom Shabbat Morning
  • Lev Shalem (For Saturday Morning & Passover Services)

Updates & Concerns

We will be continuing to update you as new information becomes available. Facebook and email are the best method for quick information. We will do our best to update our website, so please check this page for new information. If you are not on our weekly email list, and would like to be, click here.

If you have any concerns or need our assistance, please reach out to Jemi, our Executive Director at, executivedirector@shaarietorah.org or try our office at (503) 226-613`1. We will do our best to continue answering the office phones. 

please note

  • All morning minyanim are currently cancelled. Virtual minyan session will be held on Zoom starting this Monday, March 23.
  • All Religious School and Wednesday Night School classes are cancelled. Please check back for virtual classes coming soon.
  • Virtual Torah Study will be held on Zoom. Schedule coming soon. All other Adult Education Classes are currently cancelled.
  • Saturday Morning and Friday Night Shabbat Services are cancelled. We are working on ways to stream these services. Please check back for more information.
  • All other programming including Passover Seder, Tot Shabbat & Torah Yoga (for March and April), Men’s Club Poker Tournament, etc. are cancelled.
  • Please check with a chairperson to see if virtual meetings are happening. Otherwise all committee meetings are currently suspended.
  • We have expanded our Chesed offerings and are reaching out to members through phone calls, to offer support during this uncertain time. 

Now it is more important than ever that we stay connected. Members of the kehillah are making calls, checking in on each other, offering to help as needed. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Rabbi Rose is available for pastoral care and conversations: rabbirose@shaarietorah.org or contact Jemi, our Executive Director at, executivedirector@shaarietorah.org.

We deeply appreciate any support you can give in this time. To donate to our operations, please click here. To make a tribute donation, in honor or in memory of a loved one, click here

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