Portland Young Adult Shabbat is a collaborative program that coordinates a rotating weekly Friday night Shabbat service and social gathering, hosted by several local congregations. Each service is developed by and for young adults in their 20s and 30s, and each service has its own flair! Come and check it out and don’t forget to check out each group’s page to see what other events they have coming up.

Upcoming Young Adult Services in Portland 

First Friday, February 7, 2014: Beth Israel, Jews Next Dor
Where: Congregation Beth Israel (1972 NW Flanders Street) in Pollin Chapel at 7:30pm
What: A musical peer-led service for young adults, followed by drinks at a local NW bar.
For information: jndpdx@gmail.com or 503-222-1069

Fourth Friday, February 28, 2014: Neveh Shalom, Hinenu
Where: Neveh Shalom (2900 SW Peaceful Lane) 7:00pm
Off-site this month, please RSVP for the location!
What: A young adult led Kabbalat Shabbat service in the home of Ariella and Stephen in the Northwest Heights neighborhood, followed by a vegetarian potluck. For information and to rsvp for the address: Hinenu.PDX@gmail.com. Facebook group: “Hinenu”

Shabbat Clusters
Interested in joining a neighborhood community for Shabbat? Want to meet more people?

Portland Young Adult Shabbat is organizing a new program called Shabbat Clusters. Shabbat Clusters are peer-led, in home Shabbat potluck gatherings.

People from throughout Portland will sign up and be organized into groups of 8-12 people based on age, locations, dietary needs/level of kashrut. Members will be responsible for hosting potluck Shabbat meals 4-6 times over a 6 month period. The first round of clusters started in Fall 2013 and will continue for several more months. A new round of Shabbat Clusters will start in the spring. Check back here or join the newsletter to stay informed!