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Youth Programs

Camp Scholarships

Make sure your kids experience camp this year!

Camp Solomon Schechter and Neveh Shalom Camper Incentive Scholarship deadlines are March 1st!schechter

There are three scholarship opportunities for campers and their families:

  • First-time campers from Neveh Shalom are eligible for $180 off their first summer's tuition.  Apply directly through CSS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to apply for the CNS Judith and Garry Kahn Camp Fund. 
  • Neveh Shalom offers need-based scholarships to members who attend Camp Solomon Schechter. All returning and first-time campers are eligible to apply. First-time campership recipients may combine funds with CNS scholarships. Download scholarship forms here.
  • First-time campers from the Greater Portland area who are attending Aleph Rishon, Bet or Gimmel at CSS are eligible for a One Happy Camper (OHC) campership of up to $1,000, and there are even some available for Jewish day school families!  OHC is funded for Portland-area families by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Register for OHC at http://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper (Note: OHC available for a wide array of overnight Jewish camps. Check Foundation for Jewish Camp website for all overnight camp eligibility).

Contact Wendy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information or questions.         


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.

Havdalah in Pajamas with Rabbi Eve

Saturday, November 8


There is still time to sign up for this event!

Join Rabbi Eve for dinner, Havdalah Service, crafts, and a milk and cookie story time.  Come hang out in your favorite jammies with friends!  RSVP by visiting http://tinyurl.com/pjhavdalah


Foundation Friday Playgroup

Friday, November 7, 14, 21


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

Join us in the Running Room for open play, singing, Shabbat stories and age-appropriate service, and Shabbat snack

A Weekend with Ron Wolfson

Friday & Saturday, November 14 & 15

Friday 5:30pm: Unique Shabbat services will be followed by a reservation-only dinner. http://tinyurl.com/wolfsondinner

Children's activities will be provided during Ron Wolfson presentation.


Saturday 7:00pm: Havdalah and special presentation with a dessert reception to follow.  All are invited to join in freeof charge.


Tot Shabbat

Saturday, November 15, 10:15am

Join other young families in Zidell Chapel for singing, dancing, stories, lunch, and Shabbat fun.


Kiddush Club

Saturday, November 15, 10:15am

Families with kids 5 and up: Looking to continue the fun and warmth of Tot Shabbat?  Sing, hear a Torah story, maybe even dance on Shabbat morning at Kiddush Club.


Dad's Night Out

Wednesday, November 19, 7:30pm

Dads- your next get together is coming up fast! Be sure to put November 19, 7:30pm, on your calendar now and plan to join the guys for some social time and a relaxed conversation led by Rabbi Isaak. Join us on the top floor of

Joe's Burgers, 4439 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. Snacks and beverages will be served, $5 donation suggested. Dads Night is for Jewish dads and dads raising Jewish kids- bring your friends! For more info, contact Jennifer at jgreenberg@nevehshalom.org.


And looking ahead, we have an exciting event in December that you'll want to mark in your calendars sooner rather than later.

PDX Live Jr

Friday, December 12, 5:30pm

Save the Date for this family-friendly musical Friday night dinner and service. RSVP  at  http://www.tinyurl.com/pdxlivejr1


Boker Tov Bunch

Sunday, December 7th & 14th, 9:15am-10:00am

Boker Tov Bunch is moving from Tuesdays to Sundays! Join our Librarian for storytelling, snack and play time in the library.  (no dates in November)



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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