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Kids Calendar Summer 2018

JUNE 2 & 16/JULY 7 & 21   Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years). 10:15am in Zidell Chapel, Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Join other young families for singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun. 503-246-8831   Kiddush Club for K-2nd Graders. 10:15am in Room 19, Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful…

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PJA eighth-graders experience Israel

PHOTO: Portland Jewish Academy eighth-graders on top of Masada during their class trip to Israel in March. Portland Jewish Academy began taking its eighth-graders to Israel when the day school expanded to eighth grade for the 1997/98 school year. Since then, except for three years during and after the Second Intifada, members of all of…

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OJCYF teens learn from their grandparents

PHOTO: Rosemarie and Layton Rosenfeld   Whether they are called bubbe and zayde, grandma and grandpa, or nanny and poppa, it is clear that grandchildren share a special bond with their grandparents. It’s a treasured relationship that presents a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to share their life experiences and personal values with younger generations. In…

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Kids & Teens Calendar April 2018

APRIL 15 GOOD DEEDS DAY: Times and locations vary. Several family-friendly projects. jewishportland.org/community-calendar/good-deeds-day-2018 APRIL 27-29 NEVEH SHALOM FAMILY CAMP. Families with children ages 0-2nd grade join together for a fantastic weekend at Camp Solomon Schechter, Olympia, WA. Together we’ll celebrate Shabbat with family friendly services, activities and games. 503-246-8831 APRIL 15 & 29 KINDERGARTEN ALIYAH…

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Kids grow at overnight, day and Jewish camps

Anecdotal evidence has long shown that summer camp helps children learn valuable life skills that enhance their lives in college and beyond. Jewish sleep-away camps have the added benefit of creating confident, engaged Jewish adults. In recent years, two studies have come out with statistics that prove the stories. The 2011 Camp Works study from…

Summer Camp (Parent) Blues

By Amy Beth Starr Like many parents, for me this time of year signifies both an overwhelming sense of relief (Yesss! No more homework or projects!) and stress (What am I going to do with Roxy and Everett all summer?!?). This year has presented unique challenges for my family because I now work from home and can’t…

Camp Directory 2018

Day Camps   BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND Located at Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97210 503-496-7447 bbcamp.org/portland Located at Congregation Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, BB Day Camp offers a warm and welcoming camp experience filled with art, dance, water play, martial arts, gymnastics, music, Jewish enrichment, and Shabbat celebrations for campers…

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