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ORA shines light on art for 11th year

PHOTO: Visitors at last year’s Celebration of Art browse at artists’ booths in the MJCC. Art will tickle all your senses at the 11th annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center the last weekend in October. Admission s free to both events. ORA Northwest Jewish Artists returns to the MJCC for their…

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Biz Ins & Outs

Martin Baicker new CEO at CSP Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty was president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He began his new post Sept. 25. He and his family relocated from Massachusetts. “He has extensive experience in…

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Young Adults: New staff at Hillels and Tivnu

Oregon Hillel welcomes Israel engagement fellow By Josh Kornblum Loren Murphy was born in a small town in Vermont, growing up in the community with a small Jewish populatin. After his family moved to Tempe, AZ, Loren attended Arizona State University and embraced Judaism more seriously than he had. Traveling to Israel on ASU Hillel’s…

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Jewish Museum goes local for second exhibit

Caption: Landscape (View of Portland, OR), c.1928, by Mark Rothko. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.   Following its inaugural exhibit featuring an international artist, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education looks closer to home for the second exhibit in its new main exhibit hall. “I…

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“Caught” combines performance,visual art and news

Artists Repertory Theatre presents “Caught,” a show centered around Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo that combines visual art installations and live theater. “Caught” is presented in partnership with The Chújú Gallery/SF and The Geezer Gallery, and features dozens of collaborators including playwright Christopher Chen. The production runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 29 on Artists Rep’s…

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Author to explore post-war Jewish America

Edward Hershey will speak about “Post-War Jewish-America: Hiding in Plain Sight” at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center Oct. 19. The 6 pm talk is based on his memoir, The Scorekeeper. He will reflect on the lofty aspiration and sobering reality of Jewish-American life in the 1950s and ’60s New York neighborhood. The program is designed…

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The Ten Commandments of Dating

Many people have heard of and benefited from Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s “Ten Commandments of Marriage.” Rabbi Miller’s commandments focused on loyalty to one’s spouse and making every effort to avoid cycles of hurt and resentment. Dating, however is a different story. After all, why be loyal to someone who you may not marry? Isn’t it…

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Manage that Mitzvah

The key to any successful event is planning and organization and this is particularly the case for a bar/bat mitzvah. Having a schedule to assist with this planning can help keep your simcha on time, within budget and avoid forgetting any important steps. Use the following timetable as a guide, adjusting and adding other items…

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BAR/BAT MITZVAH SHOWCASE DIRECTORY

EVERYTHING JEWISH 6684 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-246-5437 EverythingJewish.biz Store and Information Center. Not just a retail store, Everything Jewish is Portland’s Jewish resource and welcome center. With an onsite rabbi available to answer questions and discuss Jewish perspectives, people are welcome to come and browse as an opportunity to learn more about Judaism…

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Kids &Teens Event Calendar Oct 2017

RECURRING: NORTHEAST STORY HOUR WITH PJ LIBRARY: 9:30-10:15 am, Sundays at New Seasons, 3445 N Williams Ave., Portland. Share in a weekly story hour for families with music and PJ Library Books. rachelr@jewishportland.org or 503-892-7415 STORY TIME IN ANNE AND GOLDIE’S CHILDREN’S CORNER. 11 am, Tuesdays, second floor of the OJMCHE, 724 NW Davis St,…

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