Kids Calendar Nov 2017

Nov. 8

Community Shabbat Connect: The Carl Preschool is partnering with PJ Library for this special event focused on Shabbat. 9:30-11 am, at Carl Preschool, Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th, Portland. For preschoolers with a parent, grandparent or other caregiver; siblings welcome. Start off like a typical Carl Preschool morning with singing and stories with Morah Elizabeth, Dorice Horenstein and Rabbi Joshua Rose. Kids will then get to do some extra special Shabbat-themed crafts followed by a fun activity in the running room. RSVP: 503-226-6131.

Portland Jewish Academy Open House for Preschool-8th grade. 10 am-noon, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Come see our school in action! PJA is an inclusive Jewish community day school that strives to ensure an academically rich environment that honors the whole child. PJA nurtures and inspires Jewish engagement, Kavod/respect, and responsibility for the world in which we live. PJA is project-based, accredited by NWAIS. 503-535-3599

Nov. 28

Volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland as part of #DoingTuesday, our opportunity to give back at the Oregon Food Bank at both the Northeast Portland and the Beaverton locations. 6-8:30 pm. Repack food for local families in need at the Oregon Food Bank. Your help provides a vital resource in alleviating food insecurity. Open to volunteers age 6 years and older. PRE-REGISTRATION required:

Dec. 3

Riverdale High School Info Day. Get acquainted with Riverdale campus life by visiting classrooms; getting to know teachers, students and parents; and learning about specific programs, clubs and sports. 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. RSVP 503-262-4847 |



NORTH 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. (No story hour Nov. 26). or 503-892-7415


STORY TIME IN ANNE AND GOLDIE’S CHILDREN’S CORNER. 11-11:30 am, Tuesdays, second floor of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St, Portland. Rotating storytellers bring carefully selected books to life, with occasional singing, movement and crafts. Stay to play in the Neighborhood House themed corner, or grab lunch at Lefty’s Cafe. Co-sponsored by PJ Library. Caregivers with children are free.


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


PJ STORY HOUR YAD B’YAD: 9:30-10:30 am, Thursdays 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. or 503-892-7415


A LITTLE SHABBAT: 5-6:30 pm every third Friday at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. For families with children in preschool (ages 2+). Short service with singing, greeting, stories followed by kid-friendly dinner. Free. 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


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 FAMILY 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 singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun. Free. Rabbi Eve Posen 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. Sing, hear a Torah story, maybe dance. followed by lunch. 503-246-8831

TORAH TROOP FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS: 10:00-11:30 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

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: 9-9:30 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. 360-896-8088

KESSER KIDS’ TIME: 10:45 am-noon every second and fourth Saturday at Congregation Kesser Israel, 6698 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. The program is geared for children ages 2-11. Games, songs, learning, food activity. Free. 503-222-1239

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