Families with Young Children

Family Calendar

Browse our calendar for events specifically of interest to Jewish families.

Tot Shabbats

Get kids together and celebrate.

Jewish Preschools

Portland has a variety of Jewish preschools; check out your options here.

Jewish Day Schools

Want an in-depth Jewish education for your child? Learn more about local schools.

  • PJ Library

    Supporting the Jewish journeys of families raising young children with access to high-quality Jewish children's books & music.

  • One Happy Camper

    Jewish camp is worth it. But paying for camp can be difficult. We get it—we are parents too. We have some easy ways to make the dream of overnight camp a reality for your child, and even save you up to $1000 or 40-60% off!

Other Resources for Young Families



► Jewish Holiday Sensitivity Guide
A handy guide to upcoming Jewish holiday dates and considerations.

► Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland
For those who qualify, an interest-free loan is available to help with life’s “ups and downs,” like camp or school tuition, an Israel experience, car repair, medical expense, etc.

Chai Baby
Chai Baby gives FREE gift bags filled with goodies and information about the Jewish community for the newborn and his/her parents.


TASK: Treasuring, Accepting, and Supporting Kehilla
Community and services for children of all ages and all kinds of disabilities (and their parents) from Jewish Family and Child Service.


► Inclusion Camping

A helpful guide for finding the right Jewish camp for your child with disabilities.

Questions? Contact Rachel Nelson, Director of Educational Initiatives & Intergroup Outreach, at rachel@jewishportland.org or 503.892.7415