Kids and Teens Too Events in May 2017


May 5, 18, 19 & 31 and June 1

MJCC VACATION DAY CAMPS: Need something for your kids to do during school breaks? Keep them busy and having fun at the MJCC with sports, swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, games and more! Ages 3-11. Half-day: 8 am-1 pm, $30; members $25. Full-day: 8 am-5:30 pm, $55; members $45. oregonjcc.org or 503-244-0111

MAY 7 & 17

OJCYF INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS: All incoming 9th-12th-grade Jewish teens are invited to learn about the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation. Interested teens and a parent must attend one of the meetings to participate in OJCYF in 2017-18. Meeting dates are Sunday, May 7, at 3:30 pm at Tivnu; or Wednesday, May 17, at 5:30 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. This meeting will cover the basics of how to apply and the expectations of the program for next year. Returning applicants will also receive information about OJCYF’s new Youth Leadership Program and how to apply for it. RSVP to Sonia Marie Leikam: 503-248-9328 or soniamariel@ojcf.org

May 21

Back-to-Nature Day and Lag b’omer Celebration: Great for kids and families (0 -12)!  Bonfire, art projects, music & dance, rustic pita making, games, an Israeli shuk and goats!  9:30-11:30 am at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Free. 503-246-8831, nevehshalom.org

June 1

Shavuot Bikkurim Parade & Fruit Drive: Children bring a decorated basket of fruit to services and are a part of a special parade that culminates with them donating their fruit. Fruit will be donated to Neighborhood House! Join us, this event is open to anyone! The fruit parade will be followed by a delicious dairy Kiddush! 10-11:30 am at Congregation Kesser Israel, 6698 SW Capitol Hwy. 503-222-1239

RECURRING:

NORTHEAST STORY HOUR WITH PJ LIBRARY: 9:30-10:15 am, Sundays at New Seasons, 3445 N Williams Ave., Portland. Share in a weekly story hour for families with music and PJ Library Books. rachelr@jewishportland.org or 503-892-7415

MONTHLY HEBREW STORY HOUR WITH PJ LIBRARY: 2:30 pm, second Sunday at the Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro. rachelr@jewishportland.org or 503-892-7415

CHAI BABY + PJ LIBRARY INDOOR PLAYGROUND: 10 am-noon, every first Thursday at the MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. For parents and their children up to 5 years old. Playing, running, meeting new and old friends, snacks. Free. 503-244-0111

PJ STORY HOUR YAD B’YAD: 9:30-10:15 am, Fridays at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6140 SW Boundary St., Portland. Share in a weekly story hour for young families with music and PJ Library books with the residents of Cedar Sinai Park. rachelr@jewishportland.org or 503-892-7415

A LITTLE SHABBAT: 5-6:30 pm every third Friday at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. 503-226-6131

FOURTH FRIDAYS WITH RABBI EVE POSEN: 5:15-7 pm, fourth Fridays. Join Rabbi Eve Posen for this fun Shabbat for young families! Welcome Shabbat with music and stories. Potluck dinner to follow. Co-sponsored by PJ Library. RSVP for more info and location: 503-246-8831 or eposen@nevehshalom.org

TOT SHABBAT: 9-10:30 am, first Saturdays at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. Join us for our special Saturday service for our littlest congregants and the grown-ups who love them. 503-222-1069

TOT SHABBAT: 10:30 am, first Saturdays, at Congregation Ahavath Achim’s Hillsdale location: 6686 SW Capitol Hwy. Eve Levy will lead tots and their parents in singing, dancing, stories and plenty of time for the children (and parents) to have fun. This program is geared for children up to age 5 and any older siblings who would like to attend. 503-227-0010

YOUNG FAMLY TOT SHABBAT: 10:15-11:15 am, first and third Saturdays at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Join other young families for a special Saturday morning Tot Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun. Free. Rabbi Eve Posen 503-246-8831

TORAH TROOP FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS: 10:15-11:30 am, first and third Saturdays, Congregation Neveh Shalom. Meet in the main service for the beginning of the Torah service, and then come out with your friends for a fun and active lesson on the Torah portion (parsha) of the week. Return to the service to help lead Adon Olam, and join the community for lunch! Free. 503-246-8831

KIDDUSH CLUB FOR K-2ND GRADE: 10:15-11:30 am, first and third Saturdays at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun, followed by an indoor picnic-style lunch. 503-246-8831

SHABBAT STORYTIME: 9:45-10:15 am, second Saturdays, at Congregation Shir Tikvah, 7550 NE Irving St., Portland. Free. Shabbat gathering of toddlers and their caregivers. Best for kids up to age 5, although older siblings are welcome. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts that celebrate holidays and Jewish values. Stay afterward for bagels and coffee with Rabbi Ariel Stone. 503-473-8227

TORAH YOGA: 10:30 am-noon every second Saturday at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. 503-226-6131

TOT SHABBAT: 10-11 am every second Saturday at Congregation Kol Ami, 7800 NE 119th St., Vancouver. Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker leads a short Shabbat service with singing and storytelling! Craft-making based on the story and a short oneg follows the service. Ages 0 to 5. jewishvancouverusa.org

KESSER KIDS’ TIME: 10:30 am-noon every second, fourth and last Saturday at Congregation Kesser Israel, 6698 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. The program is geared for children ages 2-11. 503-222-1239


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