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 a cohort of four, 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). 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.
Fellowship dates: August 24, 2022 to July 31, 2023. Applications are currently being accepted.
Compensation for this community support work is $25 per hour, remitted as a reduction in housing fee each month of $250. For 2022-2023 (5782-5783) each Kibbutz Fellow will pay $700 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! Dates for this year: August 24 to July 31. Rent and community participation will be prorated for the partial months.