Summer at Neveh Shalom

Make Neveh Shalom part of your summer plans!
Shabbat picnics, hikes and outdoor films- below is your guide to gathering with friends in the months ahead.

Storytime at Hillsdale Farmers Market - 6238 SW Capitol Hwy
Sundays, 11am  July 19 and August 2, 9

Join Rabbi Eve at the Reike playground at the Hillsdale Farmer’s Market for a story and playtime with your friends from Neveh Shalom.  Enjoy the delicious treats of the farmer’s market, then join Rabbi Eve at 11am at the playground, we’ll be in the shade.  Open to all!

Seudah Shelishit at Tryon Creek (Young Families)
Saturday. June 27, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a Shabbat afternoon hike and nosh. We’ll meet at The Visitor’s Center at Tryon Creek , then spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying the beauty of nature. There will be a hike-friendly nosh followed by an additional activity. Contact Leah Conley for more details.

Young Families Berry Picking - Baggenstos Farm
Sunday, July 12 – 10:30am​

Summer berry picking for families with children 5 and under. Pick pints of berries, have a snack, and listen to a special story with Rabbi Eve. A perfect summer outing!

Men’s Club Summer Hike
Sunday, July 12th, 10:00am

Drive up the Columbia Gorge to Lower and Upper Latourell Falls, for a 2.4 mile loop with a 500' elevation change. We'll keep a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery along the creek. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Bring lunch. Afterward, we will drive up to Multnomah Falls for some ice cream. Meet at Neveh Shalom to carpool at 10:00 AM or meet us at the trailhead at 10:45. Contact Peter Bedrick to RSVP.

Family Picnic
Friday, July 17, 6:00pm 

All families are invited to meet-up at the Willamette Park, SW Nebraska and SW Macadam, for blessings, song and a Shabbat evening play-date. Bring your own picnic dinner and blanket or lawn chairs and meet near the playground.  For families at all stages and ages. A joint program of Neveh Shalom’s Young Family Activities and the Dads Night/Mothers Circle community-wide welcoming program.

Book Talk @Neveh - Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Sunday, July 19th at 7:30pm at the home of Carolyn and Gary Weinstein 

Summer Book Talk @ Neveh is graciously hosted by Carolyn and Gary Weinstein. If the weather is fair, our discussion will take place on their beautiful patio. Read Bee Season and then join other literary minded folks for this special summer gathering. RSVP to for their home address.

PDX Live! on the Plaza
Friday, Aug 14, 7:30pm - Details coming soon


Comedy in the Courtyard
Thursday, Aug 20, 8:00pm 

Get together with other Neveh Shalom friends for a comedy geared to teen and up. Free popcorn, bring $1 for soda and $3 per beer. Gather at 8pm for refreshments, film will start around dusk, 8:30pm. Bring a sweater and feel free to bring low lawn chairs.

Sunday Parkways
Sunday, August 23  

Meet up at SE Sunday Parkways ride, make a bike friendly craft or grab a honey stick! Southeast Portland  ride features Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, Swellcrest & Ivon Parks.

Fifth Shabbat with Rabbi Eve Posen
Saturday, Aug 29, 10:00am

Special Tot Shabbat style service lead by Rabbi Posen. Geared for ages 0-9. This will begin in the sanctuary with a Torah parade at 10am and then join the congregation for lunch following the main service.

Back to Shul
Sunday, Aug 30, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Load up a hot dog with all the fix’ins, grab your shave ice and say “hi” to friends new and old at Back to Shul - our annual BBQ on the plaza!  Free - Please RSVP at so we will know how many hot dogs to make!


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