Rabbi Shimey loves playing music and is always down for a Kumzitz. Etty empowers other women to learn healthy workouts and she appreciates Oregon's breathtaking trails and nature.

But that's not why the Wilhelms came to Lake Oswego.

The Wilhelms moved to Oregon with one shared goal: To bring vibrant Jewish life to Lake Oswego. To create a community where you can embrace your Jewish heritage and express your Jewish pride.


Whether you're looking for a holiday event, a homey and delicious Shabbat dinner, or a place to learn about the Torah, you've come to the right place.


Rabbi Shimey grew up in Portland and traveled to Poland, Slovakia, Mexico, Taiwan, and rural Australia, to spread Jewish vibes in those faraway places. He studied in New York, Israel and finished his Rabbinical degree in Los Angeles. 

Etty grew up in Brooklyn, and after graduating high school, spent a year abroad in Israel and then went to New Mexico to assist the Jewish community there, while getting her degree in education. She also led Jewish camps in California, New York and Florida.


Together, the Wilhelms chose to bring their experience and Jewish passion to Lake Oswego.

Reach out if you have any questions or want to chat about Jewish life at a local Starbucks.  

Chabad is here for you.