Shoreshim and Anafim – Programming for families with kids ages 0-2nd grade

Shoreshim means “roots.” The Shoreshim community at Neveh Shalom is dedicated to creating meaningful and fun educational, religious, and social events for young families that have children ages 0-5. Anafim means “branches.”

Anafim means “branches.” The Anafim community intends to continue building relationships as families grow from kindergarten through 2nd grade.

We invite you to join us! We host vibrant and well attended Shabbat programming twice a month. Throughout the year, our committee also hosts special Shabbat dinners and Havdallah, organizes age-appropriate activities at congregational events for holidays, and plans fun outings like berry picking, story time at the farmers market, and more.

We are run by volunteers and we would love your help! Community meetings and planning is fun, social, and open to all. Contact us to sign up for “The Shoreshim Connection,” our monthly guide to happenings, and watch for further details about all of the great things going on this year.

Contact Rabbi Eve Posen at

Young Families Shabbat Services

Tot Shabbat – Families with children 5 and under

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:15am
Learn more about Tot Shabbat.

Kiddush Club – Families with children K – 2nd grade

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10:15am
Learn more about Kiddush Club.

Fourth Friday – Families with children 0-6

4th Friday of each month, 5:15pm, Offsite
Learn more about 4th Fridays.

PJ Havdallah

Select Saturdays in winter, 5:30pm, Birnbach Hall
Learn more about PJ Havdallah.

Family Camp

Families with children ages 0-2nd grade join together for a fantastic weekend at Camp Solomon Schechter. Together we’ll celebrate Shabbat with family friendly services, activities and games. Located on the beautiful grounds of Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, WA we’ll enjoy the natural surroundings throughout Shabbat. For more information contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Meal Train

Join us in supporting families who have just had a baby by providing a healthy and delicious meal. For more information and to get involved in this mitzvah, contact: Rabbi Eve Posen.

Young Family Shul Pass

Please note that the young family shul pass is not currently active

This year we introduced a new Young Family Shul Pass. For an additional $180 to your membership dues, you are entitled to four holiday dinners (Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, and Shavuot) and three PJ Havadallahs. To sign up and for more information, please contact the main office, 503.246.8831.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Shoreshim Young Families
Anafim K-2nd Grade

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