About Us

Michael And Laura

Celebrating Over 25 Years of Community Life!

Founded in 1993, Kehilat Ari Yehudah is a warm and friendly community in Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by a vision of Jewish life, renewed in Messiah, that is traditional, egalitarian, and engaging.

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Our Mission

To Give

To give a spiritual home for those who are Jewish, intermarried and all those seeking a Jewish expression of their faith in Messiah, Yeshua.

To Provide

To provide a Messianic Jewish Community for Jews and non-Jews, devoted to the One True God of Israel, and faith in the promised Redeemer of Israel.

To Impart

To impart the holiness of Jewish life, renewed in Yeshua, from one generation to another.

To Welcome

To welcome Jewish spiritual seekers, providing them with a safe place to engage with our conviction that Yeshua is the Messiah.

Our Vision

Connect. Grow. Share.

We share a vision for a contemporary Jewish experience of Yeshua and a Messianic interpretation of Judaism. We believe that faith in the Jewish Messiah should inspire greater fidelity in one’s own Jewish identity and greater involvement in Jewish communal life.

Therefore, we envision a Messianic Judaism that is empowered by the Spirit and built upon the foundations of Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chasadim.

Our Team