A Progressive Jewish Congregation in Portland, Oregon
Shir Tikvah Office: 503-473-8227

Committees & Groups

What do you want from your kehillah  (community)? We could use your insights and ideas.

In this community, we are all needed. Volunteers keep Shir Tikvah running. Giving a few hours of your time here and there not only strengthens our community, it’s a fun and easy way to get to know others here. As you attend services and events, please ask questions of anyone you see in kitchen, moving furniture or greeting folks at the door.

Need a phone number or email address? See your member directory for contact information or ask Amelia Schroth for help.


Steering Committee

Co-chairs: Aron Borok   and  Leora Troper 
Treasurer: Percy Wise  
Secretary: Randy Bluffstone

At Large: Bruce Birk , Julie Poust, Bonnie Robbins ,

Judy Siviglia ,  Sarah Sterling 


Yad l’Yad: Hand to Hand

Provides the emotional and physical support needed when members experience a hardship in life. Visiting the sick, running errands, providing meals, transportation, writing letters, or even making phone calls are great ways to help our members in need.


Tefilah (Prayer and Ritual) Committee

Educates our members about Jewish prayer and ritual practice, develops our siddurim and makhzorim, and supports our congregational prayer and ritual life.


Kesher Committee

Welcomes new members, often acts as ushers and greeters at our numerous events. Kesher folks work with new members to help them become familiar with the Shir Tikvah family.


K’vod haMeyt Cemetery Committee

Maintains our cemetery in partnership with Congregation P’nai Or and Kol Shalom and takes the lead in the mitzvot of helping to bury the dead and comfort the bereaved. (download the cemetery brochure.)


Fundraising Events 

No synagogue can survive on dues alone. This group of volunteers raises extra money needed to keep our services and education programs accessible to everyone.




We welcome your help!

 Steering Committee  Officers and Members
Co-chairs Aron Borok (click to email Aron)
Leora Troper (click to email Leora)
Treasurer Percy Wise
Secretary Randy Bluffstone
Immediate Past Chair Jerry Cohen
Members Bruce Birk
Judy Siviglia
Bonnie Robbins
Sarah Sterling
Julie Poust
Committees Chairs
-Cemetery Charlie Rosenblum
-Kesher Bonnie Robbins
-Yad l’yad Bonnie Robbins
-Cinema Tikvah Bonnie Robbins
Fundraising Julie Poust and Susan Silodor (co-chairs)
-Tefilah Ronit Scheyer and Elaine Israel, co-chairs










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