Parashat Pinhas


Candle Lighting -8:40pm


Havdalah - 9:41pm




Schedule of Services



6709 SW 15th Ave

Saturday Morning -9:00am

3225 SW Barbur Blvd




Upcoming Events


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Community Class Schedule

Daily Classes

Daf Yomi (Daily Talmud Study)

45 minutes before Shaharit at Kesser Israel


Mishneh Berurah

Before Minha at Kesser Israel




  1. ThisShabbat

This week's lunch is being catered by Century Catering in honor of the upcoming marriage of Benjamin Berger and Jessica Rothstein. 


The Berger family invites the entire community to join them at this extended lunch.


During lunch, Rabbi Kaplan will present a class on The Jewish Way of Marriage Contracts





Synagogue News

Mazal Tov!

We would like to wish a Mazel Tov to our members, Esther and Albert J. Menashe, on the birth of twins (boy and girl) to their children, Jenelle and Matt Hadfield. May your simachot continue to double with these new additions!


Speedy Recovery

We wish a Refuah Sheleimah to Larry Policar who had surgery on his hand this week.


Upcoming Classes

We are looking to begin class series on Basics of Jewish Practice and Thought. Interest has been expressed in classes on the topics of blessing, prayer, Jewish philosophy, Shabbat and holidays, and other fundamental topics. If you are interested in any of these classes, please email Rabbi Kaplan for more information.


Marrano Justice (an Original Play) Reading

Benjamin Cardozo, was an extraordinary Hispanic/Jewish judge, whose tenure on the Supreme Court still influences the laws we live by today. And yet, his story is unknown to most of the people who benefit from his work. Marrano Justice presents a riveting vision of the tensions and difficulties of race, freedom, love and dignity.
Playwright Joel Levin, will be present. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00pm @ Congregation Ahavath Achim


LECTURE: Cardozo and Sepharadim in American History

Playwright Joel Levin will present a discussion on the contributions of Justice Cardozo and the Sepharadim in American life. 

Admission is free.

Thursday, July 24th at 7:00pm @ Congregation Ahavath Achim





Community News

Oregon Jewish Museum Vida Sefaradi Exhibit

A multimedia exhibit highlighting a century of Sephardic life in Portland. For more information click here or call (503) 226-3600.

June 11- October 19, 2014 @ OJM


Trip to Turkey and Greece- Hurry! Reserve Now.

A guided trip to the Jewish communities of Greece and Turkey, including Rhodes, Athens, Izmir, and Istanbul is being organized for September 3-16, 2014. If you are interested and would like information regarding package pricing and the itinerary, please email Richard Matza by clicking here.


Vida Sefaradi Commemorative Items for Purchase

$1·  DVD Documentary and Catalog Set

$1·  Sephardic Families of Portland Film (1998)

For more information about these items, contact Richard Matza at (503) 318-3732







Memorial prayers will be offered this Shabbat for the following loved ones:

Ze'ev Naftaly

Emmanuel Belton

Eliza Levy



Congregation Ahavath Achim is Portland's Sephardic Synagogue. It was founded by members of the Rhodes and Turkish communities close to one hundred years ago. Our congregation welcomes Jews of all backgrounds and is proud to include Ashkenazim as well as Sepharadim.


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Michael Kaplan
Congregation Ahavath Achim