Young Adult Events August 2022

PHOTO: Young Adults gather for an outdoor OneTable Shabbat dinner. Shabbat hosts can now get up to $300 Nourishment ($10/per person for up to 30 guests) when you host an Open or Host Approval dinner with OneTable. See story at bottom of this events column.

Aug. 20: Tabor & Tea Havdalah

Join Moishe House Portland for a gorgeous sunset and laid-back picnic at Mt. Tabor Park, 7-9 pm, Aug. 20. Bring blankets, snacks and whatever helps you reset for your week. 

Moishe House Portland is a vibrant young adult Jewish community based in Northeast Portland. We host 7+ events every month ranging from social events and holidays to learning and Mitzvah projects. Text 503-908-3394 with your name and your favorite emoji to RSVP.

Aug. 25: Jewish Movie in the Park

Chabad Young Professionals Portland invites everyone to enjoy a Jewish-themed movie 7-10 pm, Aug. 25, Fields Park, 1099 N. Overton St., Portland. Produced in partnership with Summer Free For All and sponsored in part by PJA and MJCC.
Showing:  “The Frisco Kid.” Following the movie, CYP invites participants to join a discussion about the views/values in the film.
Bring your own blanket and snacks. Kona soft ices truck on site. Pre-movie bonus: Hold and pet baby goats with Portland Goat Parties at 7 pm. 
For more information and to RSVP, call 503-583-2025 or visit

Aug. 23: Dust & Ashes: Russian and Ukrainian Narratives as Jewish Text

This series is an invitation to pause, engage with Jewish Russian/Ukrainian content and process as a community. The course will be hybrid in-person outside at Moishe House and over Zoom 7-9 pm, Aug. 23. It will be structured so that folks can drop in to watch  “Russian Doll” or participate in the poetry workshop (or both)!
For more information, contact or 503-908-3394.

Aug. 25: Judaism in Ecology – Jewcology

What are Jewish perspectives on ecology and environmentalism? What role do we play in this? Join us for an evening of drinks and conversation 7-8:30 pm at Moishe House Portland.
For more information, text 503-908-3394.

 Aug. 26: Sha-barbeque with Moishe Pod

Spend Shabbat with the Moishe Pod fam around the grill in Moishe Pod’s courtyard 5:30-7:30 pm Aug. 26. We’ll grill up the burgers (beef and veggie), all-beef hot dogs and a variety of vegetables, and you can bring your favorite BBQ side dish!
Moishe Pod – a two-person Moishe House – launched in April to provide young adults opportunities to find Jewish connections and community on Portland’s west side. 
For more information, email Shelly Zeiser, RSVP at

Aug. 26-28: BB Camp young adult weekend

Young adults ages 21 to 35 are invited to enjoy the Last Day of Camp weekend Aug. 26-28 at B’nai B’rith Camp on beautiful Devil’s Lake in Lincoln City. The kickoff happy hour begins at 
5 pm on Friday.
Are you excited for classic summer camp activities like boating, campfires and capture the flag? What about sunbathing on the dock with a cocktail in hand or throwing a huge dance party after “lights-out”? Campers will have access to all the beauty and fun camp has to offer. Enjoy all of your favorite camp meals with an adult twist – including beer and wine. 
Last Day of Camp weekend is $150. For registration and more information, visit

Sept. 6: Moishe Pod-WestPDX Clothing Exchange and Donation

Get rid of stuff you don’t want and take home free stuff you need 6:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 6, at Moishe Pod-WestPDX. Bring any lightly used clothes or small household items that are cluttering your closet or cupboard and exchange them for things that bring you joy. Anything that’s left unclaimed at the end will get donated to a local facility.
RSVP at For more information, email Shelly Zeiser

Sept. 17: Jewish day camp for young adults

Young adults in the Pacific Northwest can go back to Jewish camp for a fun-filled experience with classics such as tie-dye, color war and campfires – along with age-appropriate activities like Bubbe’s beer garden, dueling zip lines, latte art and a silent disco. 
Hosted by Trybal Gatherings, which runs multi-night and day camps throughout the year for Jewish young adults, the “Seattle Day Camp” at Camp Kalsman is the organization’s first in the Pacific Northwest. Trybal has partnered with The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle to bring the camp to the PNW region. 
Trybal camps especially attract the “under-engaged” 26- to 36-year-olds who crave meaningful connections and community.
 “More than ever, young adults want to recharge and connect with each other,” says Carine Warsawski, founder of Trybal Gatherings, which has engaged more than 10,000 young adults and Jewish leaders in camp experiences and camp-inspired events since 2017. 
Camp Kalsman is on 300 forested acres between the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. 
For more information and to register, visit The cost of the day camp is between $99 and $149.


OneTable expands Shabbat dinner subsidies

OneTable, an organization that empowers people to envision new rituals and build community through Shabbat dinner experiences, has made it easier for young adults (21-39ish) to open up their Shabbat table.

OneTable, a national non-profit that empowers people (21-39ish) to find, share, and enjoy Shabbat dinners, today announced two new exciting features for Guests and Hosts to elevate hospitality at Shabbat dinner tables. The “guests +1” feature and “open your dinner, unlock $300 nourishment” options are immediately available through OneTable [].

“We are excited to help more people come together to recharge and find meaning at Shabbat dinner tables this year,” said Tirtzah Bassel, OneTable’s Vice President of Jewish Learning and Partnerships. “We are all enjoying the chance to reconnect in person at our own comfort levels. OneTable is listening and giving our hosts and guests new options to savor a Friday meal, unplug from the week, and build meaningful communities.”  


Guests +1

During the pandemic, OneTable turned off the guest rsvp option to add a +1 when the guest rsvp’ed to a dinner. Now OneTable has re-activated that option and will give hosts the ability to set certain safety parameters, including requiring vaccination for guests if they choose.   

 Open your dinner, unlock $300 Nourishment

Now Hosts can receive up to $300 per Shabbat dinner in Nourishment support (up from $100 per dinner) which equals $10 per person for up to 30 people at the table!

Hosts who choose an open dinner or host-approval dinner for up to 30 guests can receive more Nourishment support than ever before. Hosts use the OneTable Nourishment catalog to elevate their Friday night with groceries, prepared meals or delivery, and home decor items from hundreds of businesses. Shabbat dinners are perfect for building community, meeting new friends, and celebrating.

Learn more, find Shabbat dinners to join and create your own at
For questions about these exciting updates, or to learn how you can get more involved with OneTable in Portland, reach out to Abbie Barash at



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