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We welcome into membership all men, women and children who identify with the history, culture, and fate of the Jewish people.  We also welcome without reservation non-Jewish partners, spouses, and others seeking a humanistic Jewish experience.  You are welcome to learn more about Humanistic Judaism by attending our activities.   Please see the calendar for details.

    When you join Kol Shalom Community for Humanistic Judaism, you also become a member of the national Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), founded by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1969.  You will receive copies of the SHJ Journal and notices of national programs or conferences, as well as our local mailings and e-lists.  We are a volunteer-operated community and will welcome your input and participation.

Membership Dues


$710/year for a Family membership (all members of a household)
$430/year for a Single membership (one adult + children in household
$75/year for a Young Adult Family membership (age 18-25)
$50/year for a Young Adult Single membership (age 18-25)

Dues may be paid annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly.

Please send dues payments by check to the office:

Kol Shalom, CHJ
1509 S.W. Sunset Blvd,  Suite 1E
Portland, OR  97239

Dues payments can also be made online with major credit cards.

Kol Shalom is a non-profit organization, principally supported by the contributions of members.  Established annual dues are recommended guidelines; but no one is excluded from membership because of an inability to meet those guidelines.  We welcome members at whatever best level of support is possible for them, and encourage higher levels of support from those who can do more, to help offset the lower dues necessary for some.

Want to learn more?

 If you would like information about membership, please call 503-459-4210 or email us.  You will be contacted by a member who can answer questions and provide material according to your interests.