The 3rd Annual Family Shabbaton Event

Posted on December 13, 2017

Welcome to the 3rd annual Family Shabbaton!

This year, NCSY is partnering with the Portland Kollel for a spectacular weekend of fun and inspiration for the whole family.

What is a Shabbaton? The term Shabbaton is often employed to mean an event and/or celebration that is held on Shabbat or over a full weekend. A Shabbaton is an immersive family Shabbat experience – providing engaging programs and activities for all ages.

Who is the Shabbaton for? The Shabbaton is for everyone – singles, couples of all ages and families with kids. 

What will my children and teens do on the Shabbaton? The Shabbaton has professionally staffed programming for all ages:

  • Childcare for children ages 0-2
  • Fun Camp SEED programming for children ages 3-12
  • Awesome teen programming with NCSY (13-18)
  • AKIVA programming for college students

We also provide evening childcare – babysitters in the hallway outside your room will monitor your sleeping children and will call you if your child needs your attention.

When is the Shabbaton? Check-in at the Sheraton from 4:00 pm on Friday, Feburary 2nd. The Shabbaton ends at 12:00 on Sunday, February 4th.

Where is the Shabbaton? The Shabbaton is at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel – 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220.

How much does the Shabbaton cost?

  • Regular pricing – $500 for a room with up to four people.
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $425 BEFORE 1/1/2018
  • $50 for a 5th family member in room (only available for a family with children)
  • Upgrade to a suite for an additional $200.

Guest Speaker – Rav Gav – JWRP & Aish Lecturer

Originally from New York, Rabbi Gavriel Friedman, an up-and–coming star of the Jewish speaking circuit. Rabbi Friedman has lectured in dozens of cities around the globe, including Johannesburg, London, Montreal, and across the East Coast of the United States. Rabbi Friedman’s charisma captivates audiences of all ages and inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum. His unique ability to present Torah concepts in an intriguing yet entertaining fashion leaves his audiences thirsting for more. Rabbi Friedman currently resides in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem, with his wife and children.