PORTLAND KOLLEL

DISCOVER YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION


PORTLAND KOLLEL - WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE ARE

Whether you're Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, unaffiliated or somewhere in between, your most vibrant source for non-Synagogue based Jewish learning in Portland is the Kollel. With classes, programs and informal settings throughout the city, the Portland Kollel brings a new perspective of meaning to everyday Jewish life.

WHAT WE DO

WHAT DOES THE KOLLEL ACTUALLY DO?


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EDUCATION FOR ALL

Kollel is the premier source of high-quality and experiential Jewish learning in Portland. We teach classes, small groups and one-on-ones in locations all over the city to Jews of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations on any Jewish topic of interest.

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WOMEN'S PROGRAMS

Our womens division, SHINE, is led by Eve Levy and the Shine Board. Women can dive into social and educational events throughout the year as well as trips to Israel for Moms from the Portland Metro Area.


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TEEN PROGRAMMING

A life-changer, Portland NCSY is nationally recognized for firing up teens with "Shabbat Shebang" events, unforgettable trips and charismatic speakers. 

NCSY is an independent Kollel-affiliated program and is not funded by the Kollel.

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CHILDRENS PROGRAMMING

What matters to kids? That it's #FunToBeJewish. Kollel offers dynamic, fun children's and family-oriented experiences all the year, including Summer Camp Seed, the Purim Carnival and Jewish Holiday School.


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BOY SCOUTS TROOP 739

Boy scouts and cub scouts provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness combined with fun Jewish activities.


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BRIT MILAH

Kollel team includes two of the foremost Mohel's in the Pacific Northwest. Consult with Rabbis Fischer & Levy with any questions or concerns you may have about Brit Milah, the procedure and traditions.

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EAT, PRAY, LOVE

Oregon Kosher was founded by the Portland Kollel in 2007 and has since become the premier Kosher supervision agency in the Pacific Northwest. 


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INFRASTRUCTURE & MORE

Kollel also leads the community in other projects including the Portland Eruv and the new Portland Mikva Project (in conjunction with the Federation and Oregon Board of Rabbis).

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WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Kollel is dedicated to the importance of collaboration and unification. We support numerous Jewish organizations in Portland including synagogues, schools and the Federation by teaching classes and lending resources. 

OUR TEAM


Dean of the Kollel, Rabbi Fischer uses his witty sense of humor to explore the depths of Torah and Jewish study.

RABBI TZVI FISCHER

rtf@portlandkollel.org


Mom Maven, Esther brings years of experience in education and parenting to her teaching.

ESTHER FISCHER

estherf@portlandkollel.org

Executive Director, comedian, scholar and graphic designer par excellence. He's got it all!

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RABBI CHANAN SPIVAK

rcs@portlandkollel.org

Oregon NCSY Director, passionate and doesn't take no for an answer. Meira takes teens to a new level of awesome!

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MEIRA SPIVAK

meiraspivak@gmail.com

Director of Children's Programming, founder of Portland Jewish Moms and Portland Jewish Freebay. 

SARAH GOLDBLATT

sarah@portlandkollel.org

Director of Development & Programming - from tax receipts to Talmud - he's your guy!

RABBI YOSSI GOLDBLATT

ryg@portlandkollel.org

Director of Women's Programs, and online blogger, Eve is famous for her cooking videos and infectious energy!

EVE LEVY

eve@portlandkollel.org

Director of Adult Education


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RABBI GADI LEVY

rgl@portlandkollel.org