Jewish Legal Society
The Jewish Legal Society (JLS) welcomes all students, regardless of religious or cultural affiliation. Our mission is to provide a forum for Jewish law students to interact with one another and with the greater community of Portland. In addition to organizing the annual Passover Seder for students, staff, and faculty, JLS also hosts Jewish speakers on campus, organizes Jewish student-attorney networking opportunities, and leads community service events and activities throughout the academic year.
Executive Board Members
- Jaclyn Leeds
About Us: We seek to create a community for Jewish law students, their spouses, partners, children, friends, or those of Jewish heritage. We are active in a variety of ways including, on campus ethical education, international law, religious and interfaith programming.
Yearly Agenda: We organize lunch & learns where we invite speakers to teach us something while we enjoy lunch provided by JLS. We plan Passover as a large celebration open to anyone connected to the law school, including students, their families, professors, and administrative staff. We host events to celebrate the holidays at student’s homes. We provide free or discounted tickets to events like the local Jewish legal organizations and High Holy Days.
Jewish Observance in Portland
Portland Young Adult Shabbat – Rotating Weekly Services http://portlandshabbat.com/
Reform - Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders
Conservative - Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Reconstructionist - Havurah Shalom 1410 SW Morrison
Jewish Renewal (Kabbalistic) - P’nai Or 4525 SE Stark St.
Humanistic Judaism - Kol Shalom 8470 SW Oleson Road
Orthodox - Kesser 7688 SW Capitol Hwy