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.

Who wants to eat and shmooze with a small group of new + old friends?
Interested in joining your peers for Shabbat dinner once a month?  You’re in luck because it’s time for a new round of Shabbat Clusters*!

Sign up here!

Monday October 6th - deadline for signing up
Friday October 17th – first cluster dinner
(Feel free to sign up even if you can’t make it on the 17th.)

*Shabbat Clusters are peer-led, in-home Shabbat potluck gatherings for Portlanders especially in their 20s and 30s. People will sign up and be organized into groups of 8-12 people based on things like age, locations, interest, dietary needs/ level of kashrut. Cluster Members will be responsible for hosting potluck Shabbat meals a handful of times over the next 6 months.


Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has compiled a special calendar of high holy day services to help you find services. You can find the links below!

Many congregations offer free events. Click on the holiday or category below:

High Holy Days September – Full Calendar

High Holy Days October – Full Calendar

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. A new round of Shabbat Clusters will start in October 2014. Check back here or join the newsletter to stay informed!


Upcoming Young Adult Services in Portland 

Fourth Friday, August 29, 2014: Neveh Shalom, Hinenu
Where: Neveh Shalom (2900 SW Peaceful Lane) 6:30pm
What: Who’s ready for a lovely Shabbat to kick off Labor Day weekend?
First, we’ll have a spirited service led by Marie Hanawalt in Zidell Chapel at Neveh Shalom. Afterwards, we will head over to the Chabad’s Young Jewish Professional Group’s Shabbat Dinner. There will be delicious food complete with homemade challahs!
For information and to rsvp for the address: Hinenu.PDX@gmail.com. Facebook group: “Hinenu”


First Friday, September 5, 2014: Beth Israel, Jews Next Dor
Where: Congregation Beth Israel (1972 NW Flanders Street) 6:00pm
What: Join us at Congregation Beth Israel’s Shabbat on the Plaza! We will be in the back center left if you’d like to sit with us for services, and as usual we will be going somewhere nearby as a group afterwards!
For information: jndpdx@gmail.com or 503-222-1069  Facebook group: “jndpdx”