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Youth Programs

Camp Scholarships

Make sure your kids experience camp this year!

Camp Solomon Schechter: Two scholarship opportunities available...

  1. The Judith and Garry Kahn Camp Solomon Schechter First-Time Camper Fund will provide up to 10 first-time Schechter campers from Oregon and Southwest Washington with a $180 Camp Solomon Schechter tuition discount. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for scholarship information or visit the website at www.campschecter.org for further camp information.
  2. Neveh Shalom's Camp Solomon Schechter Scholarship Fund has a limited number of scholarship opportunities. Fund monies are contributed through a number of tribute funds only, and therefore limited to funds contributed yearly.Scholarships will be given on the basis of need only, not merit. An explanation of need and adherence to the application deadline is necessary. Because of the limited nature of the funds available, full scholarships cannot be given. Scholarship Funds Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012.

If you are interested in sending a child to camp...

You may send in a tribute in honor of happy occasions, in the name of a camper or in memory of a loved one. Check the tribute pages of the Chronicle for names of the funds or online and use your Member Login.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Membership and Development Director 503.293.7305 to obtain a scholarship application or for further

information. Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 3, 2012 in order to be considered.


Shoreshim (ages 0-5)

Shoreshim logo sThe Shoreshim (Hebrew for "roots") program at Neveh Shalom offers many opportunities for families with young children (ages 0-5 years) to meet, socialize and grow roots in our Portland Jewish community.

Shoreshim coordinates Tot Shabbat services, runs parent social gatherings and workshops, celebrates our newest members with an annual New Babies Shabbat, facilitates playgroups, hosts special Shabbat and other holiday programs, and creates a welcoming space for our youngest members and their parents. Together we enjoy synagogue-wide celebrations with music, storytelling, and crafts; giving families the opportunity for a rich Jewish life. Shoreshim relies on parent volunteers to help plan and participate in events as well as Tot Shabbat. Getting involved is a great way to meet community members and to foster and preserve the vibrant spirit of Shoreshim.

Be sure to sign up for “The Shoreshim Connection,” our monthly guide to happenings (contact our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information contact Leah Conley, Director of Early Childhood Services.

Tot Shabbat!
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month 10:15 am, Zidell Chapel
Experience the joy of Shabbat! A fun and engaging service for families with babies, toddlers, and children up to age 5. Join our skilled early childhood educators, Levia,  Amy, and their good friend Shabbos Mouse for Neveh Shalom’s liveliest Shabbat service
* Enjoy singing, dancing, scarf waving, parachutes,
   story telling and more!  
*Stay for a yummy kiddush lunch and become a part
   of our welcoming community of young families.


Foundation Fridays: A Shabbat Celebration

FREE and open to all children 0-5 and their parents, grandparents, friends, caregivers.

Join us from 9-10:30 for open play, singing, Shabbat stories and age-appropriate service, and Shabbat snack.

Upcoming dates:

July 11,18 

August 8, 15 

Questions? Call Leah @ 503-293-7307 

or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Boker Tov Bunch, Tuesdays, 9-10am, Feldstein Library

Get some wiggles out with the Boker Tov Bunch! Come to  the Feldstein Library Tuesday mornings 9-10am to enjoy the wonderful books in our library, play, and sing songs. Snack provided. Free and open to all!


Questions? Contact Kaiya Goldhammer, our librarian (and new mom!), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Young Families Hike at Tryon Creek

Stroller friendly

June 29th, 10am

Bring your family and join us for a young families Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Park.  We'll meet at the Nature Center at 10am and then go on a short nature walk where we'll search for animals and plants in the forest.  We'll finish up with a nature-friendly art project for the little ones to take home.  The trail is paved and stroller friendly.  Bring your own water, snacks, and any other hiking gear that your family will need.  See you there!


Fri, July 18, 5:30pm, Jewish Dad’s Night Out family Shabbat picnic at Willamette Park

The guys from the community-wide Dad’s Night Out group invite all dads to bring their families to a casual Shabbat picnic at the playground at Willamette Park. 5:30pm. Bring your own picnic dinner. We will have challah, juice and will do the Shabbat blessings as a group. Dad’s Night out is bi-monthly beverages and discussion with rotating Rabbis and guest speakers, and is open to all Jewish dads and dad’s parenting Jewish kids. Questions? Jennifer Greenberg,

Sunday, July 27 Berry Picking  (young families)

Details coming soon, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday, August 24 Sunday Parkways in SE Portland, Eastside Meet-Up for All Ages!

Come visit our booth! Neveh Shalom will join Sunday Parkways for the 2nd year.  Visit us (specific location to be announced in August) or join Mizrach and Shoreshim for the SE Sunday Parkways ride.  All are welcome to meet up for our Eastside family friendly ride at the CNS booth at 11:00am, do a bike-friendly craft, grab a quick snack, and then bike at your own pace!  More details about the event here




























Save the Date 


Hike at Tyron Creek

Sunday, June 29



Jewish Dad's Night Out Family Shabbat Picnic

Friday, July 18


Berry Picking with the whole family!

Sunday July 27th

Time, Location, and more details to follow.



Shoreshim Shabbat in the Park

Date, Time, Location, and more details to follow.


Shoreshim does Sunday Parkways!

August 24th, SE Portland

Time, Location, and more details to follow.



Back to Shul

September 7th, 11am at Neveh Shalom.

Our congregation BBQ, open to all! 


Youth Activities Grades 3-12

Jr. Kadima (grades 3-5th):

Junior Kadimaniks are our rising leaders! We meet regularly for fun and exciting events that explore all over the greater Portland area. Stay tuned at the end of summer for our 2013-2014 calendar.


Kadima (grades 6-8th): 

These events are for 6th-8th graders and they are a great way to become more involved with social life at CNS and are also wonderful preparation for USY. So far we only have the Winter regional event date set.


USY (grades 8-12th):

USY is Neveh Shalom's 8th-12th grade youth group where Jewish teens bond during chapter and regional events, leadership opportunities, and social events. The Pacific Northwest Pinwheel Region unites us, but Portland Rishonim is our home - we are "Living in the Bike Lane" And of course, check out our Facebook page!


Youth Activity membership for each child is $36/yr for Neveh Shalom members, $48 for non-members. You can print our form here. For applications, scholarship forms, calendars and more information please check our website.

For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Leadership Board:
Portland Rishonim Chapter President: Abby Diebold
Past President: Ethan Brenner
Israeli Affairs VP: Albert Kalenscher
Religion/Education VP: Hannah Sacks
Social Action/Tikkun Olam VP: Lindsey Carmen
Membership/Kadima VP: Josh Spector
Communications VP: Jack Friedman
Fundraising VP: Zach Coblens

Congregation Neveh Shalom | 2900 SW Peaceful Lane | Portland, OR 97239 | Tel: 503.246.8831 | Fax: 503.246.7553
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