How you can be involved
Support the purchase of the historic Alberta Shul. Our current estimate puts our funding need at $1.2 million. We need immediate funds and/or bridge loans to purchase the building outiright at $450,000. Current construction estimates to renovate and build any additions we will need another $450K after the purchase.
Make a Charitable Contribution Commitment
We need dedicated individuals who will commit to the funds for the purchase and rehabilitation of this building. This an amazing opportunity to leave a legacy–the first Jewish community center on Portland’s east side, an area that will only continue to grow and increase its Jewish population. We encouraging donors who have the means to consider funding the entire project.
We will also be launching a grassroots campaign to pay for renovations as soon as the building has been secured.
Make An In-Kind Donation
If you are a construction trade professional, we encourage material donations, labor, or other services to the rehabilitation of the Alberta Shul once the purchase is finalized. We are also seeking pro-bono legal services, and historical preservation specialists.
We are also in the process of reaching out to the broader Portland community to identify additional sources of funding. We plan to reach out to and connect with the following groups
- Tifereth Israel families
- Congregation Shaarie Torah members or families (Tifereth Israel merged with Shaarie Torah in the 80’s)
- local neighborhood families who will benefit from the project
- Donors in and out of Oregon who are interested in preserving Portland’s Jewish history
- Restore Oregon
- Historic Preservation projects