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Portland Area Funeral Homes
Nearly all of the work of Chevra Kavod haMet is performed at two area funeral homes.
Holman’s Funeral & Cremation Service
|River View Cemetery Funeral Home
300 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, Oregon 97219
Portland Area Jewish Resources
In addition to serving the unaffiliated Jewish population of the Portland metropolitan area, Chevra Kavod haMet serves the following organizations and congregations:
Affiliation: Conservative. Location: SW Portland.
Clergy: Rabbi David Kosak, Rabbi Eve Posen, Cantor Eyal Bitton, Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Isaak
Affiliation: Reconstructionist. Location: NW Portland.
Clergy: Rabbi Benjamin Barnett, Rabbi Emeritus Joey Wolf
|Congregation Beth Israel
Affiliation: Reform. Location: NW Portland.
Clergy: Rabbi Michael Cahana, Rabbi Rachel Joseph, Cantor Ida Rae Cahana
|Congregation Shir Tikvah
Affiliation: Independent, Egalitarian. Location: NE Portland
Clergy: Rabbi Ariel Stone
|Congregation Shaarie Torah
Affiliation: Conservative. Location: NW Portland.
Clergy: Rabbi Gary Ezra Oren, Cantor Aaron Vitells
Affiliation: Humanistic. Location: SW Portland.
|Congregation Kol Ami
Affiliation: Reform. Location: Vancouver.
Clergy: Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker
|P’nai Or of Portland
Affiliation: Renewal. Location: SW Portland.
Affiliation: Reform. Location: Lake Oswego
Clergy: Rabbi Alan Berg
|Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
|Cedar Sinai Park
About:Provides residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values.
Location: SW Portland.
|Gesher: A Bridge Home
About: Serving the unaffiliated Jewish population.
Clergy: Rabbi Laurie Rutenberg, Rabbi Gary Shoenberg
|Chesed Shel Emet (The Ultimate Act of Loving Kindness)
About: Jewish Indigent Burials is a program being established by the Oregon Board of Rabbis and Cedar Sinai Park. This partnership is dedicated to assuring that every Jew, regardless of financial means or religious affiliation, receives a dignified, traditional Jewish funeral and burial.
Additional Jewish Resources
|There is a lot of information available online about Jewish funerary practices. The best place to start to learn more is Kavod v’Nichum (Honor and Comfort), a national non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating the Jewish community about Jewish burial ritual and practice.|
|POLST is a medical order giving people with serious illness or frailty more control to direct the kinds of treatment they receive.|
|The Oregon Hospice Association is a statewide public benefit organization helping to ensure Oregonians have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life. Services include public and professional education, advocacy, research, consultation, accreditation and leadership.|
|Compassion & Choices is the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping everyone have the best death possible. They offer free consultation, planning resources, referrals and guidance, and across the nation they work to protect and expand options at the end of life.|
|No One Dies Alone volunteers compassionately hold a bedside vigil with residents or patients who are in their last 24 or 36 hours of life. The program supports a time when no more nursing is needed, but the loving presence of a compassionate individual is valued.|