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Become a Member

Congregation Kesser Israel is always expanding and we look forward to welcoming new members. To complete the membership application form online,  fill it out below.  To fill out a printed version click to download the membership form from this page and bring in the completed form, email it to us, or mail it to P.O. Box 80811 Portland, OR 97280.

The membership application needs to be submitted in order for membership to be in effect.

Please contact us with questions or to request a financial aid application.  We look forward to connecting with you!


Your Membership is Tax Deductible

Congregation Kesser Israel is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In accordance with IRS Revenue Ruling 70-47, membership dues paid to Congregation Kesser Israel are deductible as charitable contributions. The text of this ruling is available to your tax preparer on a variety of tax reporting databases, including BNA, RIA, CCH, and Lexis-Nexis.


Membership Application Form

THANK YOU for your support of Congregation Kesser Israel and your interest in membership! We value your participation and membership in our community. Kesser Israel is a full-service Orthodox Synagogue for All Jews. Every day, every week, and every month Kesser offers services and programs that are vital to Jewish life and to our community. Our goal is to help you make a personal and meaningful connection to Judaism and the Jewish people. Your involvement in the congregation is so important – all of us at Congregation Kesser Israel enrich one another with our shared connection. By becoming a member of Kesser Israel, you are becoming a partner in all of the vital work that Kesser does for our local Jewish community. We thank you for your partnership and support. If there is any way that we can be of support to you and your family, please reach out to us by phone or by email.


Member Information (Adult 1)
Parent's Jewish Background
ie. _____ Ben _______
ie. _____ Bat ______
Member Information (Adult 2)
Parent's Jewish Background

Please enter the following information for all your children. 
Yahrzeit Information:
Please enter yahrzeit information for family members. You may also include those of close friends.

Membership Information
*Are you a senior in need of a break? Inquire to our office about our special senior option. No application required.
**Members Ages 25-30 - 50% Reduction for First Two Years
***No one will be turned away form Kesser Israel for financial need. To request financial assistance please contact us for an application.



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