Vibrant and engaging K-12 programs

Welcome to the ALIYAH program at Congregation Neveh Shalom! We invite you to learn more about the many opportunities for connection and community provided by our K-12 education programs. Our students benefit from our vibrant and diverse youth community, excellent, nurturing staff, the opportunity to connect creatively and meaningfully to Jewish traditions, past and present, and vibrant Shabbat, holiday, and extracurricular family programs.


Contact Us to Learn More

Mel Berwin
Director of Congregational Learning
503-293-7306 | email

JoAnn Bezodis
Education Administrator
503-293-7309 | email


Over 170 children in Kindergarten-6th grade engage with Hebrew language and Jewish traditions in our inclusive, egalitarian environment. Program components include Hebrew, Judaics, arts and music, tutoring and para-educator support, and developmentally appropriate prayer services. All of these are part of our 2020-21 offerings, most online. Please click on “ALIYAH K-12 Program Description & plan for 2020-21” to see the full program, or browse our K-6 page for more information.

B’nai Mitzvah

The bar/bat mitzvah year is an amazing milestone for our youth and their families. We offer planning support and prepare students to lead prayers with confidence and comprehension. Our yearlong b’nai mitzvah tutoring program provides each child with the chance to work one-on one with a professional tutor and our clergy works with students and families throughout the year to create a ceremony that is personally and communally meaningful.

ALIYAH Tichon 7-12

7th-12th graders stay engaged in Jewish learning and social life through our ALIYAH Tichon (High School) Program on Wednesday evenings. Our Tichon program this year is a hybrid program with in person and online components. Please click on “ALIYAH K-12 Program Description & plan for 2020-21” to see the full program, or browse our TICHON 7-12 page for more information.

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