Kids and Teens Events for May


Join PJ Library for a free weekly story hour for young families with music, crafts and PJ Library stories! Every Sunday 9:30-10:15 am at New Seasons Market, 3445 N Williams Ave., Portland. 503-892-7415

PJ Library Hillsboro Story Hour. Every Monday. 10-10:45 am at Yo Zone, 18033 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton. Free. 503-892-7415

Indoor Playground with Chai Baby and PJ Library. 10 am-noon of first Thursday of month at MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Playing, running, kosher snacks, storytelling and prize drawings! For parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old. Free. 503-535-3539

PJ Library Weekly story hour in Lake Oswego. Every Thursday. Join us for a weekly story hour for young families with PJ Library stories, crafts and music. 9:30-10:15 am at Realty Trust Group, 600 Avenue A, Lake Oswego. 503-892-7415

Yad b’Yad Intergenerational singing and stories. Every Friday (no session April 29). Join PJ Library presents Yad b’Yad with Kim Schneiderman! 9:30-10:15 am at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6125 SW Boundary St., Portland. 503-892-7415

PJ Library Southeast weekly story hour. 10-10:45 am at Seahorses, 4029 SE Hawthorne, Portland. Free every Friday. Story hour for young families with music and PJ Library books! 503-892-7415

Latte and Learning for teens meets 7-8 pm Thursdays at the Multnomah Village Starbucks. Contact NCSY Portland Director Doovie Jacoby 503-504-1301

A Little Shabbat. A lively Shabbat full of singing, greeting, stories, eating and new friends appropriate for families with children in preschool, 2 years and older. Free. 5-6:30 pm third Friday of the month at Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Cosponsored by PJ Library. 503-226-6131

Fourth Friday Shabbat Celebration. Rabbi Eve Posen leads this interactive service that welcomes Shabbat through song, stories and a little Torah learning.  5:15 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Free. RSVP: 503-293-7307 or

Shirat Yeladim: storytelling, music, mitzvah and experiential learning for children 3-5 and their parents. First Saturday of the month at 10:45 am at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. 503-226-6131

Tot Shabbat: First Saturdays, at 9 am in Pollin Chapel, Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. Dance and sing with Kim Schneiderman, listen to a story from the clergy and create a beautiful craft. Ages 0-5. RSVP to Ziva Sholin,

Monthly Tot Shabbat at Congregation Kol Ami, led by Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker. A short Shabbat service with singing and storytelling! Craft making based on the story. 9 to 10 am, each second Shabbat. Ages 0 to 5.

Tot Shabbat at Congregation Kesser Israel, 6698 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland. 10:30 am, second and fourth Saturdays through June 30. Ages 2-11. Age-appropriate prayers, songs, Jewish activities and snacks. Professional puppet show/storyteller with a Jewish lesson and Hebrew enrichment.

Torah Yoga for Preschoolers. 10:30 am-noon second Saturday of month at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Co-sponsored by PJ Library. 503-226-6131


MAY 1 & 19
Teens Interested in participating in the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation during the 2016-2017 school year attend one of two mandatory meetings with a parent on. Eastside: May 1, 1:30-2:30 pm at Moishe House. Westside: May 19, 6:30-7:30 pm at Rose Schnitzer Manor.
RSVP to 503-248-9328 or

MAY 15
Teen Pool Party: Have exclusive access to the pool float, water basketball, greased watermelons, GaGa and more at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Free; food provided. 503-535-3617 or  Register:

May 17
Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest presents tips and shortcuts for simplifying life with little kids, allowing a family to take a deep breath and have more fun. 7 pm at the MJCC. Free. Register:

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