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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 meet with you and answer any questions you may have!

Look over our new member form below, and if you've talked to us, you can fill out our online form, or print one and drop it off or mail it in (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. Karen Westerman, long-time Havurah member and past-president, 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 Printable New Member Form

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

If you have decided to join, please fill out the online or print new member form and then the dues commitment form. Both of these 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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