Friday, January 27, 2023

Urban Kibbutz Residential Fellow | Community Engager Opening--Spring 2023--Green Room


Urban Kibbutz Community Engagement Fellowship

Yearlong Residential Immersion in Jewish Community Life

Spring Opening: A Sweet Spot for A Special Person | Yearlong Program | Housing Support

Come live, work, make joyful community, and share in Jewish life at an urban kibbutz in southeast Portland, Oregon.

Shalom Cascadia offers community-based programming from our large arts-and-crafts victorian home in southeast Portland, our farm in unincorporated Multnomah County west of the city, and our property with lake and Salish Sea access on an island south of Seattle.

Kibbutz Fellows will be part of an established, thriving family-feeling, cohort of caring communitarians living on-site in southeast Portland. Immersed in the daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms of Jewish community life, each fellow will commit to ten hours of community participation per month, facilitating two events, with the opportunity to participate in all community events (about ten per month). The Green Room is our most popular room and has a private work area, fridge, storage, bedroom and access to hot tub, sauna, library, reading room etc.

As a Kibbutz Fellow, you will help plan and promote events, lead or co-lead the gatherings, coordinate and execute the physical aspects of making the moments happen from set up to clean up. Examples include Shabbat dinners, Jewish holiday observances such as Pesach, Sukkot, and Hanukkah, Torah study, pride celebrations, concerts, and more. You will have the opportunity to join and support other gatherings. 

Contact us today for this opening. Spring Move in--Flexible. 

Compensation for this community support work is $25 per hour, remitted as a reduction in housing fee each month of $200

For 2023-2024 (5783-5784) each Kibbutz Fellow will pay $850 per month for their furnished room, which includes all utilities, basics like toilet paper, garbage bags, and paper towels, and weekly cleaning of the bathroom and kitchen. Kitchen is fully stocked but fellows much do their own dishes!

Contact us for more information or to request an application.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Announcing Our Kibbutz Residential Fellowship!

Shalom Cascadia, in conjunction with Hakhel, a Jewish communities incubator, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our new community engagement fellowship.  Come live, work, and celebrate community with us in southeast Portland, Oregon! Click here for more information, or contact us for more information or for an application.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Jewish Tarot Readings

We're very proud to again offer a Torah/Tarot connection. Our Community Coordinator has been on a creative streak during the pandemic, and has created a new tarot deck for Jewish readings, among other fantastic endeavors. She is now offering guidance in Portland or on Zoom! Contact her through our facebook page. Many years ago we were introduced to kabbalistic tarot through community member Dovid Krafchow, who gave wonderful readings during his time living at our kibbutz (buy his book on the topic here), and we have been inspired to explore this connection ever since. 

If you're familiar with the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck, you've noticed Hebrew letters on the cards. This article from Hey Alma lays out some history and context for the Torah/Tarot connection.

Wheel of Fortune is all about the limit of our free will. It’s about riding the waves of life when you have no idea what is to come. Not knowing the future means the possibilities — of greatness or of sorrow — are endless. There’s no way of knowing what is to come, so we just have to hang tight. It’s about how the only thing we can control is ourselves and how we respond to a situation. Around the wheel on the card we can see the word ‘TORA” as well as “יהוה” — the unspoken Hebrew word for God. - Caro Sarkozi for Hey Alma


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Upcoming Observances

Events vary with the season, and often include holiday observances such as Pesach, Hanukkah, and Sukkot.

Check the schedule to see what we're currently offering.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Secret Sea / Rhapsody Machine House Show

Locals Rhapsody Machine will open for Israeli indie pop icon Amit Erez, who performs as The Secret Sea.

Saturday, May 12, 8 pm. 1005 SE 49th Ave, Portland, Oregon.

Tickets here. Suggested ticket price is $5-$15. All proceeds will be distributed to the musicians.