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Becoming A Member

Our welcomers for Sukkot in 2018.We are delighted that you are considering Havurah Shalom as your community. Over 480 households in the Portland metro area have made Havurah their spiritual home.

Havurah does not have any specific criteria for membership. We allow anyone to join. We only ask that you have an honest interest in being part of our Jewish community. To discuss membership, please don't hesitate to email We would be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have!

If you decide that you want to be a member, please fill out our online form below or print a form, complete it, and mail it to Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209. Payment must also be set up via our dues commitment form or through our dues volunteer, Karen Westerman. A long-time Havurah member and past president, Karen would be happy to discuss this with you. She has been a compassionate financial counselor for many years. Havurah offers great flexibility with regard to dues; we don't ever want finances to be an obstacle to membership, so we allow members to self-adjust dues.

Step 1: Online New Member Form


or try the Printable New Member Form

Step 2: Dues Commitment Form  (and Debit Authorization Form if necessary)

Both the new member form and the dues commitment form must be filled out to process you as a member. If you have questions about the new member form, contact If you have questions about dues or the dues commitment form, contact Karen at

You will find a wealth of information about Havurah’s activities and programs on our website. If you are not sure about membership, but would like to receive our monthly email updates to get a sense of the community, you can email and we will add you to our non-member email list. You can also check out our previous weekly emails and our monthly newsletters here. We'd love for you to become part of our community!

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