Kibbutz Fellowship

Residential Immersion in Jewish Community Life

a Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Jewish Community Engagement

sponsored by Shalom Cascadia Jewish Minyan in conjunction with Hakhel, a global Jewish communities incubator

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 our community, living on-site in southeast Portland. Immersed in the daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms of Jewish community life, each fellow will commit to four hours of community participation per month, facilitating one event, with the opportunity to participate in all community events (about 6-10 per month). Each fellow will have a beautifully furnished private room, with shared kitchen, bathroom, and living areas.

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 as a kibbutznik.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Compensation for this community support work is $25 per hour, remitted as a reduction in housing fee each month of $100. 

Contact us for more information or to request an application.