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Beit Am supports religious, educational, cultural, social, and charitable activities of the Jewish community in the Mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA. The mid-Willamette Valley includes the towns of Albany, Blodgett, Dallas, Depoe Bay, Lebanon, Monmouth, Newport, Philomath, Seal Rock, Sweet Home, Tangent, and Waldport, as well as Corvallis.
P.O. Box 1143
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1143

625 NW 36th Street
Corvallis, Oregon
phone: (541) 753-0067

Beit Am's Location

The Night of Selihot: Opening to Forgiveness

Traditionally, Jews gather on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah to initiate the process of Selihot, "Forgiveness", in preparation for the Ten Days of Teshuvah ("Returning/Repentance").  We will use some traditional Selihot prayers, as well as contemplative practice to open to the power of forgiveness and to access greater compassion and understanding as we deepen into this season.  

Beit Am
Event Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 8:30pm

Contemplative Hike : Awakening and Return

We will gather for an early morning hike to support our journey through Elul, the month of preparation for our Days of Returning.  This will be a moderate hike (a little over a mile at a slow pace, with some incline) done mostly in silence.  Along the way, we will meditate, chant, and hear the shofar, in the name of awakening to the wisdom and power around us and within us.  Please contact Rabbi Benjamin at to RSVP and to find out the meeting place.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:30am

Cemetery Work Day

Come join in on this restoration project, cleaning headstones and recording condition of and information on the headstones at Waverly Jewish Cemetery in Albany Oregon.
Suggested items to bring: gloves, water bottle, snacks, hat, sit upon or folding chair. We will be working from 10am to 1pm. Feel free to come for any or all of the time.

This work day is part of a restoration project. We need your volunteer time in order to receive the grant money.

Waverly Jewish Cemetery
Event Date: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Host a Kabbalat Shabbat Oneg

Oneg means "Joy of the Sabbath" and since we are Jews, joy means "Let's eat!" 

Click here for guidelines on hosting an oneg for Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Service.

 Thank you for helping to make a joyful Shabbat!


Beit Am Forest Sanctuary

Beit Am Forest Sanctuary Photo The Forest Sanctuary shown above is open for use by the Beit Am community!

It is located on our Harrison street property. You can get there by parking in the lower lot (off Harrison St) and walking the hill, or if you have an SUV, you might drive up to the top and park near the sanctuary.

Perfect Gift Book, From Aleph to Ze'ev: Excursions into Jewish Culture, History, Rituals, and Beliefs

Ze'ev Orzech has created an exciting new book comprised of 110 easy-to-read mini-essays exploring the rich depths of Jewish religion, history, culture and traditions. The book, From Aleph to Ze'ev, is available for purchase online through, with all proceeds going to Beit Am. Get the book here ...

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