Monthly Mitzvah Project – January
Each month, the MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. These projects reflect the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community.
Please drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby.
January – New and gently used socks for Janus Youth Programs
Torah Troop allows families at Congregation Neveh Shalom to move into the main sanctuary while still enjoying youth-oriented activity. At 10:00am, families meet in the main service. After the beginning Torah service, youth join their friends for a lesson on the Torah portion (parsha) of the week with adult leaders, and come back to help lead the Adon Olam at the end of the service. As always, we end with our community for lunch!
Continue the fun and warmth of Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Tot Shabbat with Kiddush Club. We sing, dance, hear a Torah story and more! 1st Shabbat of the month with Rabbi Eve Posen, 3rd Shabbat of the month with Gershon Liberman. Both followed by Kiddush lunch.
Experience the joy of Shabbat! A fun and engaging service for families with kids 5 and under. Join Congregation Neveh Shalom’s early childhood educators: Levia, Amy and their good friend Shabbos Mouse for our liveliest Shabbat service. Enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling and more! Stay for a kiddush lunch and become a part of our young family community.
Portland Israeli Folk Dance News website serves the Israeli folk dance community in Portland, OR, and sends out occasional email announcements about dance events. Please visit and “like” the Facebook page – “Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland, OR” for the most current announcements about Israeli folk dancing around town.
Moments of the Heart is about the four relationships one should experience in their life-time! It is a book that encourages readers to live fully and wholeheartedly. Our heart has a tremendous influence on how we view life, how we act, and how we build relationships. In the Bible, the word heart—or in Hebrew, lev (לב)—is mentioned no fewer than 202 times. If one takes the first and last letter of the Torah, the word created is lev, heart. And so, my book is a compilation of entries that enable us to find inspiration, direction, concepts and encouragement to live a better life. It is about the universal experience of being human-through the Jewish lens. Join us to find out what are the four relationships that will help create the best YOU possible!
Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground
Join us on the second Wednesdays of every month from September to June for Chai Baby Indoor Playground, with kosher snacks, storytelling, friends and fun!
For parents/caregivers and their children up to five years old.
Please mark your calendar for our 2019 dates, held on the second Wednesdays each month:
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with PJ Library, Chai Baby, and Portland Jewish Academy.
Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli folk dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class.
Dec. 26 – Feb. 27
Cost: $100 Members + Guests.
Drop-in Fee: $15 per class.
Registration information: CG105, oregonjcc.org/registration
This class at Congregation Neveh Shalom will be based on Rabbi Kushner’s newest book, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life. $36, which includes the book.
Register at: 503.246.8831; email@example.com
Proceeds with support the Feldstein Library.
Open House at Portland Jewish Academy
6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
Infant through 8th grade
Stop by and get a feel for PJA, all ages and grades, from the people who are most dedicated – our PJA families and staff – people just like you. Our students, parents and faculty LOVE this school and want to share it with you. We are PJA PROUD. At PJA, we think for ourselves and work for the world. Our teachers cultivate life-long learners who think critically, independently and creatively. Personal tours available with Admission Director Sarah Kahn Glass. Call 503-535-3599.
PJA’s child-centered preschool is a warm and stimulating environment that encourages learning through exploration, play and the arts. Specialists include art, library, PE, Hebrew language, Jewish culture and music.
PJA students at all ages experience small classes; committed, skilled teachers; and an environment that is welcoming and open to all.