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Shabbat & Holidays

P’nai Or celebrates Shabbat in many styles, including chanting, singing, live music, movement & meditation, storytelling, in-home Kabbalat Shabbat potlucks, family services, and more. Sometimes we meet on Friday nights, and sometimes we meet on Saturday mornings.
Currently, we meet almost every Friday on Zoom at 5:30 pm. as well as one or two Saturday mornings at 10:30 am.
Our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services start at 5:30 pm. Our member leaders or guest rabbis guide us as we welcome Shabbat with services ranging from contemplative to ecstatic. We may start by singing niggunim (wordless melodies) and song and then gather at the front of the sanctuary to light candles together. Liturgy is woven with chant, music, and sometimes meditation, as we savor the sweetness of Shabbat.
On Saturdays, Shabbat morning services generally start at 10 am. Our leaders guide us with an abundance of songs, a Torah service, words of insight, and sometimes a story to touch the heart.

Celebrate High Holy Days with P'nai Or, Portland, Oregon's Jewish Renewal Congregation!
High Holy Day services will be led by Rabbi Hannah Laner and Michael Sasnow
All services will be held via Zoom. For registration links, please go to
- Erev Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept 6, 6:45 pm
- Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Tuesday, Sept 7, 10 am; late afternoon teaching on Channah by Zmira Lovejoy
- Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Wednesday, Sept 8, 10 am. 
- Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur: Wednesday, Sept 15, 6:30 pm
- Yom Kippur: Thursday, Sept 16, 10 am till sunset with breaks
Suggested donation $18 per service, $36 for Yom Kippur. Please donate more if you can, less if you need to--no one turned away for inability to donate. Please come!