April 2017 Calendar


April 1-30

Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA collect Art Supplies for Children’s Healing Art Project. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby. 503-244-0111
Film & Action Festival. See page 48

April 4

Sephardic Film Festival presents season’s final film: “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring.” Film, dessert and discussion begin at 7 pm at Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. Free (donations accepted). David: 503-892- 6634, jewishfilmportland.org

April 5

It’s in Our Hands – Activism Craft Fair for Reproductive Justice. 6:30-8:30 pm, at Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave., Portland. Free.
503-248-4662

April 6

18th Annual Community Intergroup Passover Seder. See page 26

April 6-May 4

Film & Action Festival. 7 pm, Thursdays.
See page 48

April 7-8

Neshama Carlebach Legacy Shabbaton in Ashland. 541-292-0805

April 9

Jewish Community Orchestra Spring Concert.
See page 63

April 10-18

Passover begins with first seder the evening of April 10 and ends at 8:48 pm, April 18. See our roundup of seders on page 31.

April 12

Rescheduled: “Crossing Over: A Musical Haggadah” at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. Originally scheduled March 30. michaelallenharrison.com/crossing-over

April 13

Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen. 1-2 pm, at Café at the J, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland. April topic: the meaning of four. 503-244-0111

Author Series featuring cookbook author Joan Nathan and local chef Andrew Fortgang, owner of Le Pigeon. 7-8 pm at the MJCC. $5 member; $8 guest. 503-244-0111 oregonjcc.org/authorseries

April 14

“When We Were Strangers” is the theme of Congregation Shir Tikvah’s erev Shabbat service at 6 pm. Inspired by the themes of Passover, this special kirtan-style service will celebrate immigrants and refugees. Music and stories from the past and present day. Light refreshments. 7550 NE Irving St., Portland. shirtikvahpdx.org

April 15-30

“Berlin Diary” on stage. See page 46

April 19

Israeli Dancing introductory class begins. 7-8 pm, Wednesdays, at the MJCC. $100. 503-244-0111, oregonjcc.org/registration; CG300

April 20

Rabbi Joey Wolf Retirement Dinner. See page 61

April 21

Shabbat service and oneg honoring Rabbi Joey Wolf. See page 61

Peace Pole planting. See page 11

April 22

BB Camp Bash. The spirit of camp in the heart of the city. 5:30 pm at the Castaway,1900 NW 18th Ave., Portland. $60, $125/patron. 503-496-7445, bbcamp.org/bash/

April 23

Tour of Oregon Holocaust Memorial. See page 21
Yom Hashoah Community Commemoration. See page 21

April 24

Reading of the Names. See page 21

April 24-28

OSU Holocaust Memorial Program. See page 39

April 25

Mah Jongg: Learn to play.  10:30 am-12:30 pm, Tuesdays through May 23. $100; $85 member. 503-244-0111, oregonjcc.org/register; CG301

April 26

Women of the Wall Executive Director Lesley Sachs in Portland. See page 34

April 27

OJCYF’s Festival of Giving. See page 58

Rabbi Joshua Stampfer receives the JFRF Ageless Award. See page 63

April 28

North Coast Shabbat led by Kim Schneiderman. 8 pm at the Bob Chisholm Center, Seaside. Services are usually held on the last Friday of the month, from March through October.
503-244-7060

Parkinson’s Resources Gala. 5:30 pm at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 18 Salmon St., Portland. From Baltic Place to Boardwalk, Parkinson’s Resources is bridging the gap the wellness for the Northwest’s Parkinson’s community.  Monopoly-themed event supporting Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon’s services.
800-425-6806

April 30

Yom Hazikaron: Israel Memorial Day. See page 44

May 1

Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel Independence Day.
See page 44

May 2

Celebrate Our Caring Community. See page 63

May 5-7

Spring Family Camp. Enjoy a weekend of nonstop family activities and laughs at B’nai B’rith Camp the Oregon Coast! adults $118, kids 2+ $85, kids under 2 free. 503-452-3443


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