Shoreshim (ages 0-5)
The 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
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.
Saturday, November 15, 10:15am
Join other young families in Zidell Chapel for singing, dancing, stories, lunch, and Shabbat fun.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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)