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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! 

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