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.